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“To­mor­row I shave it. I wanted to keep it be­cause I was win­ning some matches, so I said, ‘Don’t touch the beard.’”

say­ing he will re­move his bushy beard af­ter los­ing to Andy Mur­ray

Benoit Paire,

“You guys make us think and an­swer ques­tions we don’t want to think about. I just want to go out there and play and talk to no­body.”

Svet­lana Kuznetsova,

deal­ing with the press

“He’s my emo­tional sup­port an­i­mal. He’s like a ser­vice dog.”

on her dog Don­cha

Kuznetsova,

“It’s too up­set­ting for him. He hears me, but he doesn’t un­der­stand where I am.”

on why she doesn’t video-chat with her dog Harold

Venus Wil­liams,

“I just keep stretch­ing. I have no se­crets. I stretch a lit­tle harder now. But only be­cause I en­joy it.”

on how she keeps go­ing at 37

Wil­liams,

“If they would put us on Court 20 I wouldn’t mind.”

Elena Svi­tolina,

on

happy to play even on a non-ex­is­tent court

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