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French Open day six quotes

Serena Williams
Serena felt her game stank during her defeat by Katarina Srebotnik

"I just don't want to be here."
Serena Williams wants out of her press conference, and Paris, after her shock defeat by Katarina Srbotnik.

"There are a lot of things I would try to do different but you cannot rewind time."
At least Serena still appreciates the laws of physics after her exit at Roland Garros.

"She has been in a funk. It's not like her - she wasn't herself."
Serena's mother and coach, Oracene Price, thinks she knows why Serena played so badly.

"She was getting a lot of balls back and I might have let that get into my head. I should have just have made my shots. She was making some shots I don't think she's ever made before or she probably would be in the top two."
It seems Serena did not expect such a stern test from Srbotnik, who goes through to the fourth round.

"You're going to have to hit more balls, and you're going to have to move a few extra steps to the ball. You have to be more patient. I'm definitely getting better at that, and I'm getting smarter out there."
The French Open is the only Grand Slam to elude Maria Sharapova but the top seed thinks she is finding her feet on the clay at Roland Garros.

"I controlled the match from A to Z - I didn't struggle at all, which is a good sign."
Rafael Nadal knows his way around this surface and he did not get lost on his way to thumping Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.




see also
French Open day five quotes
29 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day four quotes
28 May 08 |  Tennis
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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