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).