Well these aren't from last year, but they are quotes!
"It's not easy for me to live with,knowing that I'm Number 1 because she was attacked"...Steffi Graf,in 1994,referring to her former arch-rival,Monica Seles,who was stabbed a year earlier and was still of the pro-tour.
"She might be Number 1 in two years,but will she last five years?"...Martina Navratilova,critical of phenom Martina Hingis'1994 pro-debut at 14,and concerned she might burn out prematurely.
"The thing is,I've never really cared much about the tour.I play ,do press,then I'm out of there."...Steffi Graf,unapologetic about her total lack of involvement in promoting the womens tour, in 1996.
"Womens tennis is two sets of rubbish that lasts only half an hour."...Pat Cash,in 1987,the year he won Wimbledon. LOLI don't think he's changed his view since.
"I started when I was 4,but I didn't play seriously until I was 8."...Kathy Rinaldi, a 14 year old tennis whiz kid,after reaching the 1981 French Open quarter-finals.
"Equality?They ought to play the womens final on the opening day.Everybody knows who's going to be in it."...Jimmy Connors,at the 1976 U.S-Open,on the issue of equal prize money for women.
"You cannot be serious!"...Celeste,at the umpire,when he told her she couldn't play topless at the U.S-Open in 1984.