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* The people in the English crowd are more... I don't want to say polite, but, you know, they're more polite in a way - definitely much more polite than the French crowd. That's one thing I love about Wimbledon, whoever is playing good tennis, they really appreciate it, unless of course you're playing Tim Henman.

Serena Williams.

* My chances were slim and none and Slim just left town. I would have given you better odds on Ivo Karlovic beating Lleyton Hewitt.

Martina Navratilova, who says she never envisaged playing into the new Millennium.

* He's been great. I think he jumped out of his seat a few times quite high. But I don't want to get my confidence down playing with him.

Jennifer Capriati, on the support she has had from Matthew Perry, of Friends fame, and the prospect of practising with him in the run-up to Wimbledon.

Monitor

After more than a week of spotless matches, the top women dug in and got dirty at Wimbledon, swapping so much power that at one point an actual divot opened on the grass on Centre Court.

Rachel Nichols, Washington Post, on the women's quarters

Serena Williams smacked one last volley to complete a quarter-final comeback at Wimbledon, then let out a shriek and raised her arms. She still gets a kick out of beating Jennifer Capriati.

New York Post

"Paradorn in a hurry to enjoy home comforts"

The South China Morning Post reports on the return of Paradorn Srichaphan following defeat to Andy Roddick.

"L'Ennemi public No 1"

L'Equipe on Sebastien Grosjean's standing in Britain before playing Tim Henman

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