Caroline Wozniacki hopes her new and unconventional winning strategy will help her to her first Rogers Cup title.
“I think it’s the only tournament where I have ever played where I’ve tried so many times and haven’t been successful at all…
To be honest with you, I just laughed at it and I said, You know what? I’m going to change something up. So I usually have had a driver here and I changed that. And then I changed my hotel. And it’s like, I’m going to mix that up too.
I’m going to try everything to try and win this time. And maybe it isn’t the driver or the hotel or the food, but, you know, I’m winning. So I’m going to stick to this.”
Simona Halep on confidence going into her quarter-final match against Caroline Garcia.
“She’s definitely with big confidence in this moment. She played really well this year. So it’s going to be a big challenge, but I’m in the same position. I feel good. I feel confident.”
Karolina Pliskova on the injured Naomi Osaka’s decision to bow-out in the third set of their match.
“I didn’t have any idea that she was going to retire. I think she played quite normal. But, in the end, she said she felt her stomach a little bit. So definitely before a Grand Slam it’s not worth to risk it.”
Sloane Stephens on whether Genie will ever regain her confidence on the court?
“Yeah. I support her 100%. She’ll get it back. She’ll find it. Everyone goes through those ups and downs. So I’m sure she’ll be back in great form soon.”
After defeating Venus, Elina Svitolina on being one of the few players who can say they have beat both Williams sisters.
“Yeah, it feels amazing, you know. I don’t really think about these things so much because, you know, then you relax and just don’t do the right things.
So of course it brings me a lot of confidence, matches like this. When I came into this tournament, I was just trying to play match by match because, you know, [coming] off the injury, I didn’t know what to expect from myself.”