Quotes of the tournament from SW19

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"I'm really gutted because it means I've had to cut out pizza. I'll have to ask my coach if I can have a slice tonight to celebrate" - A slimmed-down Elena Baltacha's new regime pays off as she wins her first-round match at Wimbledon.

"I don't like her outfit. Can I put it this way? She experiments, and I give her credit for that. Sometimes she has good ones, sometimes not. That's my personal opinion. Maybe someone will tell me I dress terribly" - Alla Kudryavtseva reveals her motivation behind beating Maria Sharapova.

"You're calling me a veteran? I'm a veteran at 23 years old? Thanks for making me feel very old. Oh my God, he keeps continuing with the veteran. I don't feel good at the moment!" - Jelena Jankovic takes exception to a question after her third-round win over 17-year-old Caroline Wozniacki

"I absolutely love trenchcoats. I mean, I love coats, and I don't know why because I live in Florida." - Serena Williams on making a fashion statement at Wimbledon

"I still don't fear anyone. The only things I fear in life are cockroaches." - Women's champion Venus Williams is not scared of a first-round upset after being drawn against Britain's Naomi Cavaday

"S*** happens" - Maverick Russian Marat Safin's response when asked to explain the various ups and downs of his career.

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