Q: Tim, who is Holly McGuire?
A: I'm quite happy to keep her to myself, thanks.
Q: What is the general opinion in the men's locker room of Anna Kournikova?
A (Henman): From what we've been able to see, she's obviously tickled a lot of your fancies.
Q (to Kournikova): Your next opponent is Barbara Rittner. Have you ever played her?
A: No, I've played her once in doubles.
Q: Is your boyfriend here or is he not coming?
A: I'm single.
Q: You're not going out with him? A: I'm single. Kournikova before a tryst with Sergei Fedorov of the Detroit Red Wings in the players' restaurant.
Q: What's your previous grass court experience?
A: I've played Queen's twice. I lost to Petr Korda first round and this year I lost to Fleurian first round. Last week I qualified in Nottingham and lost first round to Scott Draper. So I can't say it's unbelievably positive.
Q: What about as a junior?
A: I played the juniors once and lost second round.
Q: Did you play Newport?
A: I played last year and lost first round to Rafter. So not the best record. Justin Gimelstob outlining his impressive grass pedigree after beating Gustavo Kuerten.
Q: I've read that your father is from Louisiana like I am. Where in Louisiana is he from?
A: Shreveport, where are you from?
A: New Orleans.
Q: That's down south? Venus Williams, suggesting her tennis is better than her geography.
Q: Tour players were quoted as saying you weren't very friendly and that was going to be a problem. Does that bother you?
A: I don't hold great conversations. Actually I don't hold conversations at all. Venus the gregarious.
Q: How long do you keep the beads in?
A: Five or six weeks.
Q: And do you do any shampoo, or anything special?
A: You just wash right through the beads.
Q: Regular shampoo?
A: Yes. Searing insight into the Williams lifestyle.
Q: What woman player in tennis history do you admire?
A: I really haven't seen too much tennis in the past. Disingenuous Venus part I.
Q: How did your parents come to pick Venus as your Christian name?
A: You'd have to ask my mother. I don't know." Disingenuous Venus part II.
Q: How would you celebrate if you won Wimbledon?
A: I wouldn't have time to celebrate because I would be too busy putting together my movie about the biggest underdog to win. Nicole Arendt, a third-round victim to Monica Seles, on the film that was never made.
Q: If you could invite anybody in the world to sit in the players' box to watch you play, who would it be?
A: Mother Nature. Arendt again.
A: Travis Knight of the LA Lakers. Lindsay Davenport
A: Madonna. Jana Novotna.
Q: If you were a first-time Wimbledon fan, how long would you wait in a queue to get in?
A: I would wait for ever. I would sleep in a tent. I would do anything if that was the only way to get into Wimbledon. Martina Hingis.
A: You've got to be kidding. Arendt.
Q: What's the one thing that is most misunderstood about you?
A: That I am a very nice person. Novotna.
Q: Where does this rank as far as your career is concerned?
A: It could be my biggest win, a match as huge as that on Centre Court at Wimbledon with the crowd going bananas and flashes going on a bit like a pop concert. Todd Woodbridge after defeating Michael Chang.
Q: Do you feel sorry for Clare?
A: Yes, I feel a little bit sorry for her but I was trying not to be on the court pretty long. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario after her emphatic 6- 0, 6-0 victory over Clare Wood.
Q: Did you know you are the first British woman qualifier to win a match at Wimbledon since 1976?
A: Am I really, wow.
Q: The last one was Karen Mulsworth, who was also from Devon. Have you had any contact with her?
A: What's her name?
Q: Karen Mulsworth
A: Never heard of her. Karen Cross showing West Country solidarity after her defeat of Linda Wild.Reuse content