Memorable quotes from first week of Wimbledon

Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:30am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - Following is a list of memorable quotes from the first week of Wimbledon:

Latvia's Ernests Gulbis mishearing a question regarding John McEnroe's comments about umpires:

"Get rid of vampires? My God. Umpires? I thought something else. I thought vampires in the way the people who are surrounding and sucking the energy out of players. That's what I meant. Umpires, no. Without umpires, it wouldn't work. So please delete it. No, umpires. Cannot work without umpires. I thought it was vampires. You know what I mean?"

Italian world number 15 Fabio Fognini on his hurry to finish his match against South African Kevin Anderson and the strict rules at Wimbledon:

"Maybe I can play one more game I'm in the shower." On the Rules: "The only things I don't like is the rules. Wimbledon's rules. White color. Maybe if you see today I crash the rackets in my knee because maybe the court is really soft. I can damage a lot."

Frenchwoman Alize Cornet on kissing the grass after her shock 1-6 6-3 6-4 third round victory against American top seed Serena Williams:   Continued...