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Cool Famous Tennis Quotes

This thread has certainly been posted before...

Still it would be interesting to post in all interesting quotes related to tennis...( some of you have already funny ones in your signatures...)

from players, commentators, coaches, umpires,...

past or present...

kind, bitchy, clumsy, politically correct or not,cruel, nice, right, wrong...

only making sure they have really been said...

without criticizing...

Only for fun...


I start:


"We are so much prettier than the WNBA" - Martina Hingis

"It's only a game and the game isn't me" - Monica Seles

"It was like playing a guy" - Lindsay Davenport about Mauresmo
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"I don't know maybe it's because a lack of formal education." -Serena Williams on Martina Hingis

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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I'm paraphrasing:

"I knew it was going to be a tough match as soon as I saw the look on Steffi's face when she came out of the locker room. She'd been the French Open champion twice and wanted her title back - but I was determined not to let her."

I love the quote in From Fear To Victory as it illustrates the determination and steely nerves with which Monica fought that '92 Roland Garros epic.

What a champion.

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"We are so much prettier than the WNBA" - Martina Hingis
LOL ahh Martina tell us how you really feel
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"I'm not here to about my private life. Im here talk about my bra" Anna Kournikova

"Im not the next Anna - I win matches" Maria Sharapova

"Maybe we should put Micheal Jackson on the list" Patty Schnyder

"Think of a question which is your buisness and ask me that" Jelena Dokic

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"Shall I serve first, or do you want me to break you?"-Martina Hingis to Lindsay Davenport before Lin-C beat her....


"You Worry About Your Jump Rope and Yourself!" -Coral on Battle of the Sexes 2




Running for the cliff again...
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My signature....I don't think the Chris Evert quote is exact word for word, but you get the gist of it.

FUCK YOU, SEWTA.
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Not nice of Davenport to say those things about Mauresmo.
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Lindsay on the Williams family at the 2000 Australian Open:"Who knows what's going on with that fanily.Serena's more friendly. At least she can bring herself to say hi. Venus can't-or won't-even speak. Venus likes to give the impression that she's so great, that she's 'Da Bomb,' or whatever. She can say it all she wants but that just means she doesn't have it. She gets psyched out in big matches. She's not happy with her sister winning and the pressure is falling on her."

Lindsay on Serena withdrawing from a Wimbledon match in 1998,"She was getting her ass kicked and she acted like a total wimp."(I'm paraphrasing here!-not the exact quote)

Justine Henin after beating Kournikova at the 2000 US Open,"She likes her look and everybody likes her look. But I am here to play tennis and I think that's most important. I am not here to do cinema."

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"Lindsay on Serena withdrawing from a Wimbledon match in 1998,"She was getting her ass kicked and she acted like a total wimp."(I'm paraphrasing here!-not the exact quote) " INCOMPLETE QUOTE

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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"Lindsay on Serena withdrawing from a Wimbledon match in 1998,"She was getting her ass kicked and she acted like a total wimp."(I'm paraphrasing here!-not the exact quote) " INCOMPLETE QUOTE

Lindsay said that after she saw Serena running around during the doubles match...

Funny thing about the former quote, as "Da bomb" as won more slams than Lindsay after that point.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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for me the funniest ever:

"How much money do you have?"

Steffi Graf, to a fan that screamed "Steffi will you marry me" in the middle of the match.
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Quote:
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"Lindsay on Serena withdrawing from a Wimbledon match in 1998,"She was getting her ass kicked and she acted like a total wimp."(I'm paraphrasing here!-not the exact quote) " INCOMPLETE QUOTE

Lindsay said that after she saw Serena running around during the doubles match...

Funny thing about the former quote, as "Da bomb" as won more slams than Lindsay after that point.
Yeah, I know it's an incomplete quote, which is why I stated "not exact quote" in brackets.

It's almost like a curse; bitch about a Williams Sister and it'll come back and bite you in the ass.

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"The copy is never as good as the original" Miss Anna Kournikova
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"Almost everytime she plays me she kicks my ass" Lindsay on Serena Williams

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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