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Tennis-Best quotes and fact of the day from Wimbledon

July 11 (Reuters) - A selection of some of the best quotes and facts from the 11th day at Wimbledon:


“It’s really not about 24, 23 or 25. It’s about going out there and giving my best no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career.

“I just kind of let it go this morning. I feel really calm about it.” - Serena Williams on the possibility of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on Saturday.

“I’m desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her. I will focus on myself. I’m not thinking about her record... Her records are huge already.” - Simona Halep, who has beaten Serena Williams only once in 10 meetings.

“I’m not sure if I want to reach 37. There is also some other things I want to do in life than just chasing a yellow ball.” Barbora Strycova, 33, on her future in tennis.


Serena Williams and Simona Halep are the only two women’s players to have reached a Grand Slam final in each of the last three seasons. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)