Sharapova and her mother, possibly
"My mom just brings such good energy and positive chi into myself and all the people that are around her. She's a very quiet and intelligent woman that is just happy with life, with her life, and she is happy for me."
Maria Sharapova on her low-profile mother, Yelena
"There's a lot of resemblance to Uma Thurman, actually. Everyone who meets my mom says she looks like Uma Thurman."
Sharapova - if you see an Uma Thurman lookalike in Melbourne, watch out for the positive chi
"I was really surprised with that. I think it's unfair. It's a distraction to the server. We played before and she never did it."
Daniella Hanuchova claims Ana Ivanovic squeaked her trainers to distract the server
"I just tried to move my feet, to return the ball, so it really was not intentional. Maybe she was just trying to pick on something, to get upset."
Ivanovic is unimpressed
"Roger was still in his nappies when I was playing him. It was great. His game's changed completely since I played him. I don't see a lot of weaknesses in his game. I wouldn't like to play him."
Pat Rafter, twice US Open winner, gives the low-down on men's finalist Federer, who he last beat in 2001
"The head of state is proud of this remarkable performance as
are all of the French."
In a statement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy congratulates Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on reaching the final