Quotes of the day

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I didn't care who I played – I just wanted to do my best. Fortunately it was one of the best matches of my life.
Mario Ancic, the 18-year-old Croatian, after his defeat of No 7 seed Roger Federer.

Goran [Ivanisevic] is like my big brother.
Ancic reveals the secret of his success.

If I can keep my matches like that I'm sure Lucy will appreciate it.
Tim Henman on ways to help his wife through pregnancy following his comfortable win over Frenchman Jean-François Bachelot yesterday.

It was fantastic. I felt I did myself justice. I was up against the best player in the world and I thought I did quite well.
British teenager Jane O'Donoghue after her 6-1, 6-1 first-round defeat to Venus Williams yesterday.

I don't think she should be discouraged. She will definitely make the breakthrough if she keeps playing aggressive tennis.
Venus gives the British public hope with her evaluation of O'Donoghue.

That serve is amazing. I thought: 'I'll make her serve first, put some pressure on her'. Then she came out and served practically four aces.
O'Donoghue on Venus.

I think by now we've been engaged a few times, we've been divorced, we've been married. I live three hours from Paris and I've never been to the Eiffel Tower. It's not true.
Belgium's Kim Clijsters responds to rumours that her Australian boyfriend Lleyton Hewitt proposed to her at the top of the Eiffel Tower last month.

I really didn't want to sweat too much.
Monica Seles after her 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Spain's Eva Bes.

She's definitely better on clay.
Seles on Bes.

Her nerves are shot, she has no confidence, and she is not in very good shape, and if she is telling you otherwise then she's kidding herself.
John McEnroe on Anna Kournikova after her first-round exit on Monday.