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US Open quotes - day five

Flavia Pennetta
Italy's Pennetta keeps half an eye on this 'strange' sport

"Tennis, it's a very strange sport, because for one point everything can change. You have to be very mentally focused at all moments."
Italian Flavia Pennetta reveals her deep sporting philosophies after an easy win over Aleksandra Wozniak

"I got 2% better just watching this."
US comedian and part-time tennis player Will Ferrell takes tips after watching Serena Williams in action

"I enjoy all Slams for different reasons. Wimbledon is nice away from the court, because you get to sleep in your own bed and be at home. I've always loved the US Open. I like the atmosphere. I like New York as a city. Whether you get recognized or not doesn't make a huge difference on how much I enjoy a place."
Andy Murray gets cosy with the Big Apple

"I like the surface. I like the city. I like everything here, the crowd, the stadium is not too big. I always dream of this moment. It's my favourite.
Juan Martin Del Potro also likes NYC

"Every time I play, I say, 'I'm going to be a serve-and-volleyer'. I even used to like Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe. But I couldn't play more opposite than them. I love ground-strokes, I love rallies, I love hitting the ball."
TO BE on the baseline or NOT TO BE on the baseline? Serena reflects on her tactics after beating Martinez Sanchez

"I heard a guy in the crowd saying, 'Stop hitting lobs,' so I didn't hit any more lobs after that. My lob was not working today."
Serena's unhappy with her lob we think

"I got nasty today, but to myself. I was just screaming to myself because I wasn't very happy with my performance."
Serena the screamer explains all

"She is playing well and it's great to have her back. It's a boost for women's tennis. She moves so well and her game goes up with the level."
Venus Williams gets fired up ahead of playing Kim Clijsters - who has just returned to tennis from a two-year break

"It's a big challenge for me. I've got nothing to lose. I'm going to go out there and just give it 200%."
Clijsters has a case of hyperbole-itus as she prepares for Venus

"I tried to move her around, stay aggressive all the time. You know, not to go for crazy shots, which I'm very proud of. Yeah, I've been mixing it up. It's always kind of my play anyway."
Daniela Hantuchova doesn't go too 'crazy' after beating American Vania King

"I mean, it was killing me. I felt like kicking him on the change-overs."
Taylor Dent on hearing that Ivan Navarro's first serve percentage was over 80



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see also
US Open quotes - day four
04 Sep 09 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day three
03 Sep 09 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day two
02 Sep 09 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day one
01 Sep 09 |  Tennis
Order of play
23 May 09 |  Tennis
Men's singles draw
26 Aug 11 |  Tennis
Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis


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