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US Open day one quotes

Venus Williams
Venus arrives fresh from doubles victory with sister Serena in Beijing

"When I went to Beijing I left him for two weeks and it was heartbreaking - not so much my husband, but my son."
Lindsay Davenport lets her husband know the score after leaving him and son Jagger behind to play in Beijing.

"People just come to me and say, 'Oh, I'm happy for you', you're always losing in the final. It's so great that you finally win something big."
Elena Dementieva enjoys finally entering the winner's circle at the Olympic Games.

"We got here Thursday. I really don't know what day it is any more. I thought today was Friday."
Venus Williams struggles with the time difference after flying in from China.

"In the first set I felt like I was playing against a wall."
Li Na on her remarkable turnaround in beating Shahar Peer 2-6 6-0 6-1.

"I still think Federer is playing great tennis, but the mindset of the other players has changed because he's lost more this year than he has in the past."
Andy Murray on the struggling defending champion.

"It was the joy of it. I didn't have the pressure of playing at Wimbledon as an English player. I could come here and get on with it."
Virginia Wade, the 1968 champion, on why she loved playing at the US Open.



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