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US Open quotes - day nine

Kim Clijsters
Clisters recalls her days as 'an elephant'

"It's nice to hear that sometimes from other players, or ex-players, but it doesn't make a difference who says you're going to win, lose tournaments. That doesn't affect you."
Andy Murray was not fazed by the big names who tipped him for the title.

"Serena is a great athlete and a great girl and we always have some good laughs in the locker rooms and that's what makes it fun as well."
Kim Clijsters will not be overawed when she faces Serena Williams in the semi-finals.

"She is such a great person and I only wish the best for her. It will be a great match. She has nothing to lose and is having so much fun. It makes me so happy."
Serena on Clijsters. Not exactly a grudge match then.

"I felt like an elephant sometimes, just trying to move. Even two steps was terrible."
Clijsters recalls picking up a racquet for the first time since giving birth, three months after the arrival of her daughter Jada Ellie.


"Well, we would love to have more children, but obviously that's not something that's going to happen any time soon."
It looks like Kim's comeback is not going to be short-lived - and little Jada Ellie might have to wait a while for a brother or sister.

"Sometimes you feel like super hero."
Fernando Gonzalez is not getting carried away by his four-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"He's unbelievable. Sometimes you think you've won the point and the ball is coming back another time and another time and another time."
Rafael Nadal describing Gael Monfils, when surely it should be the other way around.

"I improve a little bit my serve. I need to be good with that weapon. Today my serve works excellent."
Juan Martin del Potro after hitting 22 aces, the fastest at 137mph, in his win over Juan Carlos Ferrero.

"I saw his picture - he had long hair, and he could do whatever he wanted. I just thought that maybe some day I can be like him, and I can do whatever I want."
Li Na on why Andre Agassi was her favourite player when she was growing up.

"I didn't have a good baseline game like him."
Li Na on why she hasn't quite followed in Agassi's footsteps.

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US Open quotes - day eight
08 Sep 09 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day seven
07 Sep 09 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day six
06 Sep 09 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day five
05 Sep 09 |  Tennis
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
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Men's singles draw
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Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis

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