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Tennis Quotebook: Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko, Federer and More

Linus FernandesAnalyst IIAugust 9, 2011

Tennis Quotebook: Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko, Federer and More

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    There are quotes and there are quotable quotes.

    There are words spoken in anger, frustration and disbelief.

    Sometimes you wonder what is that person going on about.

    Then you spin your own interpretation of what's in their heads.

    For it's not about what they thought or said but about what you believed they meant.

    Five quotes from the world of tennis.

    What they said, really meant and definitely didn't. 

Marion Bartoli: Things Not Going Her Way

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    What she said:

    “Something is not going well for me here in Toronto.”

    Marion Bartoli has no real excuses for her early exit at the Rogers Cup, bowing out to Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan. This is the second time Bartoli crashed out in the first round here; she lost to Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine in 2009.

    What she really meant:

    “I definitely can’t say that things are going swimmingly well for me in Montreal, can I?”

    What she definitely didn’t:

    “I’m not coming back unless I get a first-round bye next year.”

Brad Gilbert Is Losing Hair over Roger Federer Turning 30

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    What he said:

    “He hasn’t lost a stitch of hair. He plays young."

    Brad Gilbert is astounded how Federer keeps on playing the game with the zest and zeal of a much younger man.

    What he really meant:

    “He’s got all his hair, he’s not been injured much and he has 16 majors. You say he’s old?”

    What he definitely didn’t:

    “The more hairy or hirsute you are, the better the player you’ll be.”

Maria Kirilenko Does Not Miss a Bouquet

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    What she said:

    "I didn’t catch the bouquet. All the girls tried to catch it, but Dushevina came out from somewhere and stole it from me! I said okay, whatever."

    Maria Kirilenko is none-too-perturbed about missing out on the bouquet at the wedding of her friend, Elena Dementieva. Dementieva married NHL star Maxim Afinogenov on the 16th of July, 2011 in Moscow.

    What she really meant:

    “All that practice catching tennis balls from ballboys (and ballgirls) came to naught. You see, there’s no mad scramble for those, on-court.”

    What she definitely didn’t:

    ’Okay, whatever’ wins me tennis matches.”

Caroline Wozniacki Would Love to Bond

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    What she said:

    "I’d like to be an actress. Could you see me as a Bond girl? You know I live in Monaco, right?"

    Caroline Wozniacki would love to be an actress if she were not the No. 1 tennis player in the world.

    What she really meant:

    “I’ve already got the right address for a Bond girl. Is there anything else I need (to be one)?”

    What she definitely didn’t:

    “Rory McIlroy would make a great James Bond.”

Roger Federer Crosses over to the 30s

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    What he said:

    “I’d rather be 30 than 20, to be honest.”

    Roger Federer celebrates his 30th birthday this month. He has no regrets as he gets older and is comfortable in his own skin.

    What he really meant:

    “I’m 30, not 20. Let’s face it, I can’t reverse Father Time. I just wish my competition was 30 as well.”

    What he definitely didn’t:

    “Novak and Rafa are welcome to join me in cutting the cake.”

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