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US Open quotes - day two

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic is looking to get back on the good side of the New York crowd

"What happened last year, the way I get it, to be honest, was like a fight with a girlfriend. Just a little fight with a girlfriend. These things happen. It was something that everybody can learn from."
Novak Djokovic plays down last year's spat with the New York crowd, when he had a moan about Andy Roddick's asides at his medical timeouts

"It's always 50-50: You never know when people are going to like it or not."
Maria Sharapova on her black-and-silver dress (with matching headwrap)

"I think he's a genius. When I was young, ever since I was 12 years old, I started admiring his work. Unfortunately I haven't gotten to see too much of it around the world."
Sharapova is a big fan of architect Frank Gehry, who designed her earrings

"Yeah, sometimes I have to think how old I am. 25 maybe. And probably in a few days I will look like that with bags under my eyes."
Ana Ivanovic says another early exit makes her feel less like a 21-year-old and more like a.... 25-year-old

"I didn't break any racquet and I didn't get a warning."
Dinara Safina picks out the positives from her scrappy three-set win over Olivia Rogowska

"It was me, myself and I playing on the court."
Safina has a Goran Ivanisevic moment

"I'm disappointed I lost, and I didn't expect to say that after playing the number one player in the world. It's a bit weird."
Rogowska's reaction to an agonising defeat by the out-of-sorts top seed

"I had thrills down my spine. It was crazy."
Rogowska describes the feeling of being close to victory

"Dinara, she maybe has a real bad something missing in her game. I maybe have something missing in mine. That is the life, in and out of the court, for everybody."
Svetlana Kuznetsova's philosophical take on Safina's struggle to win a Grand Slam title

"I win one Grand Slam every five years. I want to do better, I want to do more."
Kuznetsova, 2004 US Open champion and 2009 French Open winner, sets her sights a bit higher



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US Open quotes - day one
01 Sep 09 |  Tennis
Safina survives first-round scare
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Djokovic and Tsonga race through
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Men's singles draw
26 Aug 11 |  Tennis
Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis


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