What they say

China Daily | Updated: 2017-06-05 07:50

"I have asked not to play at 11 am. The first match. I don't like playing the first match. I'm under the impression that I have just come out of bed."

Alize Cornet, on her preference for a lie-in despite thrashing Agnieszka Radwanska first up on Philippe Chatrier Court

"Can you read in my eyes? Where is it you live? Over there in the countryside in Switzerland. Don't you have people who have the secret who read people's minds through their eyes?"

Timea Bacsinszky, isn't giving anything away regarding her gameplan against Venus Williams

"I'm a Southern California guy so, when we see rain, we kind of panic."

Steve Johnson, on his aversion to European downpours

"His grunt, it's a very... manly, like a very manly grunt."

Andy Murray, after silencing the imposing, and sometimes noisy, Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets

"My mom will walk every day over to the site. I'm a lazy athlete, so I take the car."

Caroline Wozniacki's court coverage trumps her off-court approach to getting around the French capital

(China Daily 06/05/2017 page23)

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