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Amanda Coetzer: on lindsay davenport, it amazes me how humble and how destructive she can be. ofcorse she is both at once. She is really a motivation and a role model for me, when i see her play it always pumps me up, and makes me want to play better tennis so i can compete with her.

Amanda Coetzer: on Anna, it is always nice to make friends on the tour, and i remember when anna and me played doubles as a team for a while, she was so quiet and so sweet, i don't understand why everyone is really on her case, she is young, and she is very talented, and people are right she won't win a tier 2 or 3 anytime soon, but she will win a singles grandslam.

Amanda Coetzer on Steffi Graf and her sucess v.s.graf : Well steffi and me got pretty close in 95 toronto, god i really wanted to beat her once, she had beaten me like 8 or 9 times in a row and i was like, i know what i have to do, i'lle get her as my hitting partner....., No I never expected to beat her and it has been the greatest sucess of my career, beating the best player ever, and you should see us now, i mean she visited my home during our last few matches at South Africa, okay, she comes over my house and brags about the many times she has beaten me and she is a real competive player who is possesed , once she steps on a tennis court, i'm like i'm not the one who got slugged 6-0/6-1 at my home town, next day when we were practicing she slugged me.<br />I miss her as a tennis player and as a great friend but i'm glad i don't have to play her as much in a tennis match.....

Amanda Coetzer on Anke Huber's retirement:<br />She will be missed greatly, i have always loved being with her and playing with her, she is one of the best friends i have ever made, she is a loving player, with a big heart, a big tennis game, and a big sense of humor,(after huber's retirement at the 2001 munich after anke's exbition match V.S. serena, amanda suprised her with a some flowers and some baloons)

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Spirlea talking about Hingis:

"She is natural. She was born with this -- this feeling. I mean, it's not something you can work on, you have it or you don't.... She has the talent more than everbody and she has an unbelievable, you know, how the way she is thinking and, if you watch her, she is not moving on the court but she's all the time in the right position. You cannot work on this, you have the feeling or you don't....You have to work it two times harder and still you are not where she is."
 

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On Jelena Dokic:-

Martina Hingis:<br /> "I think she's smart enough to get through it,"<br /> "She seems to be very confident, very mature for her age, and she can play tennis, too,''<br /> "Especially in the matches, she's very competitive and knows how to play tennis.''<br /> Mark Phillippoussis, about Jelena, when he saw her first:<br /> "She hits the ball great. "<br /> Mark Philippoussis, still:<br /> "She's going to be a top player, no doubt about that, It was unbelievable watching her play.<br /> There was no stopping her, some of the shots she was coming up with. It was just great.''<br /> Still M.P. from Australia, <br /> "She's 15 and loves playing the game. She is definitely going to become a top player, we<br /> should just give her space."

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Sampras on Rafter's style of play: "His game reminds me a little bit like<br /> [Stefan] Edberg, he's always coming in. He's not easy to play. He's got that<br /> kick serve that gives me problems and he mixes it up very well. I kind of<br /> know what to expect and so does he. It's just a matter of who does it<br /> better."

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Q. What do you think about Anna Kournikova? How do you view her?

ELENA DEMENTIEVA: I think everyone knows here very well. No comment.

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Q. Apropos with Kournikova, has her impact on the sport been a good impact, even though she hasn't won, to<br />elevate her name in that regard?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's been a phenomenal impact. I don't think there's too many negative impacts that she has<br />brought herself. I mean, she works extremely hard. She has turned into a great player. Obviously, what a disappointing year<br />being out eight months. Brought so many more fans in. She's on the covers of fashion magazines and bringing just all sorts of<br />different people to watch tennis. I think the media is tough on her for not winning a tournament yet. I don't read all her quotes,<br />but she never came out and said, "I'm going to be the best player. I'm going to do this." I mean, she just tries her best. She<br />hasn't won a tournament. People just get on her case for that. But she's a player. There's no doubt that she can play.

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On Amanda Coezter-

Martina Hingis:

"I am not a machine. Today Amanda just played better than me. We had very long rallies<br /> and she forced me to make errors. I had my chances but I just didn't take advantage of<br /> those opportunities and, as I said, she played better than I did" <br /> The hulking Davenport may be the biggest obstacle for Hingis, but the player she least<br /> wants to face in a potential five-set final is diminutive, energetic South African Coetzer. <br /> "I hope it's not going to be like, Amanda Coeter on the other side playing a five-setter," she<br /> mused.

Steffi Graf:

Q. As the draw was being made on Thursday, the longer it took for Amanda to be drawn<br /> out in her section of seeds, everybody was thinking, Coetzer/Graf again? Have you ever<br /> thought about anyone like that, "Not her again," in your career? <br /> STEFFI GRAF: No. Actually, when I decided in Berlin to play in Strasbourg, I realized<br /> there was a good chance of meeting her in the semifinals in Strasbourg, I was looking<br /> forward to it. At that point I'm not thinking, "Oh, no, not again." I was actually really looking<br /> forward to it. That's a good sign when Irealize that I want to play her again, having that kind<br /> of attitude. I knew that would be good, especially before a tournament like Roland Garros,<br /> to play somebody that's so patient, really plays well in the moment. It was a good test for<br /> me.

Monica Seles:

"She is in great physical shape, very strong mentally, has great strokes." <br /> "Amanda is one of the most athletic athletes on the tour. I will have to stay very focused to<br /> beat her." <br /> Q: Monica, how do you explain your success against Amanda (Coetzer) when she's been<br /> doing so well against a lot of other players? <br /> MONICA SELES: Oh, gosh, I don't know. I mean, I wonder that question myself a lot of<br /> times. I really don't know. But, I mean, the last few times I played her, yeah, I like her style<br /> of game a little bit more would be the only thing I could say. Maybe I've been luckier a little<br /> bit. She seems to have the number for all the No. 1 players.

Lindsay Davenport:

"I think Amanda is very nice and I think she's done very well the last couple years."

Irina Spirlea:

"It's always tough when you play with Amanda. It's tough to win easy against her. I don't<br /> know anyone who beats her, like one and one. Even if you beat her one and one, you still<br /> have to play for two hours. I'm happy with the way I played. Beating Amanda gives you a<br /> lot of confidence because she's one of the toughest players, one of the strongest players on<br /> the tour right now. You need a lot of patience to beat her. She's not going to give you a lot<br /> of free points."

Natasha Zvereva:

Q: Toughest competitor? <br /> NATASHA ZVEREVA: Amanda Coetzer. She's just a little fireball. Full of energy. Never<br /> gives up. Ain't over till it's over.

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On Natasha Zvereva:

"She's always been a tough player," Hingis said,<br /> "but sometimes you feel like you can't take her<br /> really serious. But you can't always count on that because she always<br /> comes up with the bloopy, spinning ball, drop shot or anything.

"It's like in one way it's fun to play her, but it makes you crazy also."

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Monica Seles on Jennifer Capriati:

Seles said Capriati's Australian breakthrough "was fantastic to see."

"I felt last year she was back and, sooner or later, she's going to have one great run," Seles said.

<br />What a lovely person Monica is. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Just read my signature! I love that quote <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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And some funny ones:

Chris Lloyd came out of the dressing room like a pistol<br /> Virginia Wade

Ann's got to take her nerve by the horns<br /> Virgina Wade

McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he stands<br /> Fred Perry

martina, she's got several layers of steel out there like a cat with nine<br /> lives<br /> Viginia Wade

...and when Chrissie is playing well I always feel that she is playing well<br /> Ann Jones
 

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Serena on Kim. "Oh, she's a great player. She has a lot of strength. She's playing more smart. I<br /> played her before. She was playing really smart then also, but now it's gotten even<br /> to another level. I want to go home and practice for Kim."

Aranxta on Kim "I think she has a lot of potential. For her age, she is one of the upcoming players that, you<br />know, will do very well. She definitely hits the ball very well both sides. I think she can do it really well. She's already doing<br />very well, and, you know, she will do even better."<br />And again:<br />"You know, she definitely reminds me a little bit. I<br />mean, you know she has a lot of -- she's young, she hits the ball well, she runs after all the balls, she's very hungry. That's<br />normal. She's just starting to do very well. It's normal that the young ones are coming. Yeah, definitely I was the same, you<br />know, when I was that age."
 
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