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French Open day one quotes

Ashley Harkleroad
Harkleroad was "representing a female athlete's body"

"I was just laying there for three weeks, and, you know, an offer came to me. I thought, well, I'm not really doing anything right now."
Ashley Harkleroad chooses an unusual way to convalesce after minor surgery - posing for Playboy magazine

"I was representing a female athlete's body."
Harkleroad's take on the nude shoot

"I'm just surprised that she beat me to it."
Serena Williams, who beat Harkleroad on Sunday

"I do appreciate that magazine. I think Hugh Hefner is a great businessman, and he has a niche that he just did really amazing in."
Serena again

"I was fed up having my hair cut."
David Nalbandian on what prompted him to grow his hair

"No, I don't."
The ever chatty Nalbandian on whether he knows anything about his next opponent Jeremy Chardy

"She's in love, so she's happy."
Iveta Benesova reckons Nicole Vaidisova - girlfriend of Radek Stepanek - might have other things on her mind. Benesova handed Vaidisova her sixth straight defeat on Sunday

"Obviously, right now I'm bummed because I lost but tomorrow I'll wake up and be ready to go and practise and improve. I'm not going to be depressed or sad about this."
Vaidisova manages to think positive

"I know it's a cliche but we take it match by match." Serbian Ana Ivanovic takes it cliche by cliche.

"We set the bar low enough that we're over the bar by 3pm on Sunday."
James Blake's win over Rainer Schuettler ensures there are already more American men in the second round of the French Open than last year




see also
French Open day one pictures
25 May 08 |  Tennis


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