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French Open day four quotes

Maria Sharapova
Sharapova did not have the easiest of opening matches

"Apart from eating and breathing sand, it was great."
Maria Sharapova on her first-round battle against Evgeniya Rodina on a dusty Philippe Chatrier Court.

"She's not right. I'm still playing, still enjoying, even though I'm in a tough position. So why to retire when everything is functioning?"
Marat Safin hits back at little sister Dinara's claims that he has been thinking of retiring.

"Everyone seems to want to beat me."
Serena Williams comes over all sensitive.

"I'm just fed up. I'm going to turn off my mobile phone, turn off my TV set, forget about Roland Garros. I'm going to try not to think about it. Go far away, very far away."
Marion Bartoli is not one to take defeat lightly. The Frenchwoman lost to Casey Dellacqua.

"The winds are terrible."
Rafael Nadal prompts a few sniggers at the back.

"Doctors tell me they know and they told me they could cure it but it still hurts - they use words I don't understand."
Injury victim Juan Carlos Ferrero is baffled by medical mumbo-jumbo.

"I'm a perfectionist in life. I like everything to go the best possible way."
Novak Djokovic must be disappointed to have lost five games against Miguel Angel Lopez Jaen.

"We watched it from the men's locker room. Whenever some of the nice looking girls are playing we're sitting and watching."
Djokovic explains how he watched Sharapova's match while waiting to get on court himself.

see also
French Open day three quotes
27 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day two quotes
26 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day one quotes
25 May 08 |  Tennis

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