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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 January 2008, 06:34 GMT
Australian Open 2008



Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Tsonga will take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final

"No, no, no."
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is asked if he will celebrate Australia Day with beers and a barbecue.

"My opinion of Melbourne? It's a nice city."
Tsonga gets the locals back on his side after the Australia day snub.

"Maybe I think I have the same tennis as his boxing."
Tsonga is asked for the umpteenth time about his lookalike, Muhammad Ali.

"With this big fat cheque, I'm going to send you a bunch of roses."
Maria Sharapova's touching message to her mother after pocketing US$1.2m.

606: DEBATE

"Quiet please Maria."
Cheeky signs held aloft by spectators during the women's final.

"Champions take chances and pressure is a privilege."
Billie Jean King's helpful text to Sharapova on the morning of the final.

"Every Grand Slam is very special. It's very hard to pick one, but I love Australia. I have relatives here so I just feel very comfortable here."
Ana Ivanovic is diplomatic when asked to pick her favourite Grand Slam.

"We're going to go to their place. I think they're already preparing some barbecue."
And unlike Tsonga, Ivanovic knows exactly what to do when she heads to her relatives for the rest of Australia Day.

"I want to thank the tournament sponsors, I love your hair gel."
Doubles runner-up Michael Llodra makes an audacious bid for some freebies.


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