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What she said – Best Quotes of the quarters and semis

Aug 12, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
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Caroline Wozniacki on her 6-2, 6-3 semi-final victory over Sloane Stephens.

“Well, she was playing really well, I have to say. I think she played very powerful, very aggressive, great angles and stuff. I think I was moving very well and retrieving and just trying to stay aggressive when I could. But it was a difficult match. And I think it was closer than what the score line showed.”

Sloane Stephens on her semi-final defeat to Caroline Wozniacki and being back in form after recovering from injury.

“I know obviously, she’s playing some good tennis. She’s made a whole bunch of finals this year. She’s been playing really well. To be able to compete with someone like that who’s been playing, and I haven’t played in however many months, it’s been a really long time. So for me that’s a good stepping stone.

I didn’t win, but I think this whole week was a very big personal victory. So I didn’t win the tournament, but in my eyes I did.”

Simona Halep on what went wrong during her semi-final defeat to Elina Svitolina.

 “Well, I really don’t know. So if you can analyze this match, I will be happy to listen.”

Elina Svitolina on qualifying for the final and now having to switch her plane ticket to Cincinnati.

“The funniest thing is that yesterday I had already [booked] tickets to fly to Cincinnati. So that’s why, you know, because it’s very difficult to get to Cincinnati and there’s no tickets. That’s why we needed to get them, but now we need to change them. I think it’s a good problem to have.”

World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova on her who she felt was the favourite going into her  quarter-final match against the more experienced Caroline Wozniacki.

 “I think every match is open. So I don’t feel in any of the match. I think everybody has the chance to win. So I just try to take these things and to leave it in the locker room.

And we played few times. She beat me more times than I beat her. So I don’t think I was the favorite. Maybe because of the ranking, but overall not.”