That’s what she said: Roland Garros Day 10 quotes

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2016 French Open - Day Ten

There were just two women’s singles fourth round matches completed on a rainy day 10 at Roland Garros, which meant only four players faced the press. They still had plenty to say…

“I’m not a player who likes slow courts, heavy balls, obviously, but I kind of tried to, you know, leave the fact that it’s raining out of my mind and just focus on each and every point. Obviously that worked.”
Tsvetana Pironkova on dealing with the conditions

“Every time someone from the media or my friends asked me, ‘How are you feeling?’ I was like, ‘It’s strange, but I feel very good.’ (Smiling)”
Tsvetana Pironkova on whether she is surprised to be in the quarterfinals

“I cannot comment about the conditions. I have no words. It was impossible to play, in my opinion. And to play tennis matches during the rain I think it’s a bit too much.”
Simona Halep was not impressed with the conditions

“I was frustrated about waiting three days and about playing in the rain. That was the biggest problem for me. I didn’t feel sure on court, safe on court. This is not right to happen, but the game was good. I mean, in my opinion she played really well and she deserved to win. Her ball was very heavy to return, and her serve especially. She did a great match.”
Simona Halep admitted to being frustrated but praised Sam Stosur’s performance

“Obviously today’s match taking a long time to finish, it’s just – yeah, I feel like I’m playing really well and I’m really clear. Yeah, nothing – you know, the rain and all that, it is what it is. I’m not letting it get to me. You take your chances when you get them.”
Sam Stosur is keeping her emotions in check

“You know, she’s made quarters of a Grand Slam before and had big wins in her career. Can’t take anything lightly. Looks like a good matchup. I need to be just as focused tomorrow whenever I play as what I was all week. Playing a confident player in the quarters of a slam is never easy no matter what your record is.”
Sam Stosur on playing world No.102 Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarterfinals

“It’s really nice to be in the quarters again of a slam. It has been a long time and there’s been lots of ups and downs in those last three years, but like I said before, when you’ve had good results and you’ve been at the top of the game, you’ve got to believe you can do it again. It doesn’t all just go away.”
Sam Stosur on her return to form

“I’m just so surprised and angry, that, you know, we have to play in the rain. I mean, it’s not a 10,000 tournament. It’s a Grand Slam. How can you allow players to play in the rain? I cannot play in that conditions.”
Agnieszka Radwanska was furious about playing in rainy conditions

“I don’t think they really care what we think. I think they care about other things, I guess. So, well, I’m just pissed.”
Agnieszka Radwanska hits out at tournament officials

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