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Quotable Quotes: The Best from the Stuttgart Press Room

The 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix might be over, but the WTA’s clay season is just getting started! The press room, just like the tournament, had it all — as the WTA players dragged and dished on their performances throughout the week. Here’s a look back at some of the best quips and quotes:

Agnieszka Radwanska, All-Access, on carrying the flag at the Olympics:

I would do it again if they ask me…I don’t believe in this kind of bad luck that you carry the flag and lose the next day (laughs).

Simona Halep, All-Access, on her input in the infamous “zebra-print” Adidas apparel for Roland Garros:

I just speak about my skirt always. I like the flat skirts because it looks better on my legs (laughs) and that’s it.

Angelique Kerber, All-Access, on if she’s taken Andrea Petkovic for a ride in her Porsche:

(laughs) No, not yet, but if we have a little bit longer break, we will do it.

Johanna Konta, on her competitive nature in all things — including board games:

If I got the chance, I probably would have chucked the board. I did throw a pack of cards across the room once, I remember that. We stopped playing Monopoly in my house because I once made my sister cry. I was 11, she was 14. I bought the property she specifically asked me not to buy — deliberately, then she cried.

Carla Suarez Navarro, on women’s tennis:

Women’s tennis is in a really good moment, so beautiful, because every week a different player can win a tournament and this for me is really interesting.

Petra Kvitova, on her penchant for three-setters:

I’m kind of stressed and nervous and everything but when I start to play and I’m playing a little bit longer the nerves are going away…At the end of the third set, I’m feeling finally good (laughs).

Ana Ivanovic, on managing frustration, post second-round loss to Karolina Pliskova:

I mean it’s hard when you finish the match at 10 or 11 [pm] but [there’s] nothing like a 6 am run when you can’t sleep (laughs).

Petkovic, on the fall vs. Radwanska that changed their second round match:

You know it’s helpful to move well against Aga Radwanska (laughs). Luckily, I’m frustrated so I’m speaking very negatively, but I’m actually happy that nothing worse happened because I slipped on the line things could have gotten much worse. So, everything is okay but I’m still annoyed (laughs).

Konta, post-first round loss, on failing at the Porsche parallel-parking challenge:

I haven’t quite gotten over it yet. I think it’s actually going to take me longer to get over that than over my match.

Suarez Navarro, on her driving skills:

I haven’t had any accidents. So, I think I’m a good driver. [Does she drive fast?] A little bit, but I respect a lot the traffic.

Garbiñe Muguruza, on her new app:

I want to share who I am. Some stuff is going to be very stupid but that’s what I like to put there.

Roberta Vinci, on Laura Siegemund‘s performance to beat her in the quarterfinals:

She played good, so aggressive, always strange — I had nothing to do.

Siegemund, on Vinci comparing her game to “champagne — that can explode any minute:”

I don’t normally hear a lot of other good players talking about my game. It’s interesting to hear that.

Pliskova, on her “calm” demeanor on court, and the moment she snapped vs. Radwanska:

I still have some moments during the matches where I just break the racket (laughs). I was thinking to break all of them (laughs) but one is enough.

Petkovic, on her life on court:

I really like to self-destruct. It’s one of my hidden talents.

Radwanska, on her dessert of choice post-semifinal-loss:

You know, at the moment, I’d take everything.

Siegemund, on reached uncharted territory as a qualifier:

I’m not too interested in too many statistic[s] — I think you got to know me a little bit this week (laughs).

Vinci, on her chances in Rome:

Now, I’m No. 8 in the world, No. 1 in Italy. So, it’s a lot of pressure. But I always play so bad in Rome (laughs). So, it’s okay. How do you say? I have no more hope. I will play so bad (laughs).

1 Comment on Quotable Quotes: The Best from the Stuttgart Press Room

  1. Unattractive Inside // April 26, 2016 at 9:12 am // Reply

    lol. Vinci’s are the best.


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