"I'm playing against another tennis player, another opponent".
The head of Wimbledon has dismissed accusations of sexism after it emerged the vast majority of the tournament's prestigious Centre Court slots have been given over to men. But he seems to have played pretty well so far at this event.
After dealing with a rabidly partisan crowd in a 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 loss to Australian defector Konta, Garcia was hammered by British journalists over her father and coach Louis Paul's behaviour.
While guarded about her private life, she admits to enjoying the "watching movies, reading and the occasional shopping spree" while also taking gelato "very seriously". It comes exactly a week after ticketholders saw two successive matches on the same court finish in the second set as players retired hurt.
Konta was forced to a tiebreak and the crowd cheered with a massive applause the forehand victor that brought her 4-1 ahead and accompanied with even more enthusiasm the set-clinching 108 miles per hour ace.
Halep was obviously distracted by the call and looked to umpire Kader Nouni to rule the point to be replayed.
"I really stuck to my true self and tried to create as many opportunities as possible". Because he said, We can not replay. In my opinion, the public was very fair.
"I hope I will not think that much during the match", Halep said, after beating Victoria Azarenka in the last 16. But the rest was nice atmosphere.
"It showed in the end that both players were so good but she had a tougher mind and she was more aggressive and she deserved to win".
Djokovic said: "During the match I mentioned it to the umpire - there is a hole in the middle of the court on the service line".
"I've always believed in my own ability".
From there the contest was evenly matched between two powerful players, but Konta just lost her grip when she was serving for the set at 5-4 up. Konta has beaten her twice at the WTA Tour level, an now once in a Slam. I think she got over-excited about the deep ball that Simona hit. "I just want to go there and win it".
"Of course I've dreamed of it ever since I was a little girl, to be a grand slam champion - but right now I'm in the quarter-final stage". He wanted me to coach him. I wasn't playing my best.