Tennis QuoteBook: What They Said, Really Meant and Definitely Did Not

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Tennis QuoteBook: What They Said, Really Meant and Definitely Did Not
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I don't really watch a lot of tennis until the Slams but I do catch up on tennis coverage---in the papers, magazines and especially online.

What grabs my attention is the sound bytes made by players post matches, how they react to wins and losses and what they think about their rivals.

There is a monotonous sameness to the endless press conferences and as Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal recently pointed out, players are jaded by the tour. They are old before their time.

It is, thus, a refreshing surprise to gain fresh perspective on the sport via quotes from competitors and persons in authority.

Five recitations from Stacey Allaster, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Venus Williams and Li Na.

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

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