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US Open quotes - day one

Taylor Dent
Taylor Dent saw off Alejandro Falla in his opening match at Flushing Meadows

"I've heard that my whole career. You know, 'Taylor is too heavy.' I have tried desperately to drop weight. I mean, it's just I'm a big guy. I mean, where am I going to lose more weight?"
Taylor Dent responds to questions about his weight after beating Alejandro Falla.

"It's not something that she's making up or that it's a small cut or anything."
Kim Clijsters on speculation that Serena Williams' foot lacerations are not what they seem.

"I'm worried and I'll have to see what will happen. I'm not thinking about retirement quite yet but I've had a really bad six months and, if this was to go on for longer, maybe two years, then I would have to see."
Fernando Gonzalez is a worried man after a knee injury ends his US Open very early.

"To be honest, once you decide to play, I think you throw all the excuses and everything else out the window. If I decide to play, then it's up to me to give 100% of what I have. So it's not something I really want to discuss too much from this point forward."
Andy Roddick has had enough of being asked about his recent case of mononucleosis.

"I have a lot of shoes to fill with just one Williams here."
Venus Williams is feeling the absence of little sister Serena.

"I really wanted revenge and it feels really good now. I knew it could have been a potential banana skin. There were a couple of demons there and after today I think I've flicked the demons off my shoulder."
Elena Baltacha gets her own back on Petra Martic after losing to her at Wimbledon this year.

"I attract them because I'm beautiful."
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone on why she is a favourite with the fans.



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