Johanna Konta took exception to a journalist's line of questioning following her Wimbledon quarter-final defeat to Barbora Strycova. "It was time for me to apologize to the person who deserved it the most". "I will enjoy. I have really at this point nothing to lose".
Strycova more than played her part, using her full repertoire of shots and court craft to prevent Konta from getting into a rhythm.
Lacking match practice all year because of the knee injury Williams had flirted with the idea of playing a warmup event before arriving at Wimbledon. "I just threw my racquet". It's working very well. "Now that I am past older, I feel a little bit less pressure".
SERENA Williams of the United States celebrates beating compatriot Alison Riske in the quarter-final. This is not the first time Williams has been fined at Wimbledon.
"As soon as the business bun came out, I knew it was gonna be lit".
Having sealed the match she turned to the players box where she was supported by older sister Venus and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and yelled, pumping her fists. If you don't want to accept that answer or you don't agree, that's fine.
With a tour-best 14 grasscourt wins over the past month, Riske posed a serious threat and threatened to continue her giant-killing run after taking the second set from the seven-times champion.
Serena Williams will face fellow American Alison Riske in the quarterfinals at the All England Club as she chases an eighth Wimbledon title and a 24th major overall.
By now Williams had shaken off the early rust and held her own serve before closing out the set with a fist in the air, watched on by golf great Jack Nicklaus among other celebrities and sports stars in the royal box.
For Svitolina breaking new ground in terms of her career is exciting enough."It feels fantastic", she enthused.
"I think it's pretty unlikely just in terms of timing", 2012 US Open champion Murray told a news conference.
"I'm playing free, I'm playing decent tennis".
Williams responded by winning three straight games in the final set, but lost her serve again. I mean, I have always been an Avenger in my heart.
"I don't know. I need to train, get stronger". I'm more confident. I love grass - it's first time that I have said that.
Listen, I'm just a fan, and I've fully convinced myself that whether my hair is up or down has an effect on the sporting event I'm watching-so I'm totally with the people online who credit the "business bun" with changing the tide of the match.
"It's a great week to play Serena and it's a match that I really look forward to playing", said Strycova.