❝ Take your pencils down, take your grunt-o-meters down, the fashion police, put it all away and just watch the match. ❞

❝ I’m sure there are a few more people that watch my matches than his. ❞ – Her response to Gilles Simon after the Frenchman suggested at this year’s Wimbledon that women did not deserve equal pay at the Grand Slams.

❝ When I arrived in America I was young, but I already knew what I wanted. I think that when you start from nothing, when you come from nothing, it makes you hungry. I am proud of where I came from and I know what I want. I want to win. ❞

❝ I learnt English in one month. I told myself I should listen. In the next month I could talk to everyone. ❞

❝ Sometimes I feel my arm is like a swan’s neck – so weak.❞

❝ I was moving like a cow on ice out there.❞ – Her famous description of her movement on clay

❝ I’m just like every other girl who likes to shop, likes to look good, likes to spend time with friends.❞

❝ Isn’t she back in Poland already? When did she get the chance to say that? ❞ – Her response to Agnieszka Radwanska, who criticized her grunting at this year’s Australian Open-

❝ I’m not the next anyone, I’m the first Maria Sharapova.❞ – Her reaction to suggestions, early in her career, that she was the new Anna Kournikova.