Jumpers are very now, as is lace, says Venus

"Let's talk about today, or tomorrow, not about ten or 12 days' time, because I don't know if I am here or fishing in Majorca."

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal refuses to look too far ahead into the draw.

"It was tough. I was having a lot of chances but wasn't able to convert any of them. (Then) I changed the way I was returning and that changed the match."

Andy Murray on his sluggish start against Spain’s Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

"Having not played a lot, I had a little pressure on me to come out and swing as usual."

Venus Williams

Venus Williams feels her one-piece playsuit is quite trendy. Julian Finney/Getty Images

Venus Williams admits to being under pressure after a long injury lay-off.


"Was a big emotion to be the first player to play in this fabulous court. So seriously it was a very, very exciting feeling. It was fantastic to see how the court is in really perfect conditions. Too many beautiful things to see my mom (Ana Maria) and my dad (Sebastian) in the Royal Box."

Nadal, who as the defending champion opened proceedings on Centre Court, talks about the first time honour.

"For me (the rain) was fantastic because I started the third set and I couldn't understand why she was playing so aggressive and I couldn't move her. When they put the roof on, I went back to the locker room and I spoke with Corrado Barazzutti (Italy's Fed Cup coach). He told me something really important (to move Dokic) and I came back and I was playing better."

French Open finalist Francesca Schiavone talks about how the rain break helped her get past a tricky first round encounter against Jelena Dokic.

"She's a force to be reckoned with even now. The first set went by in a flash, quite literally. I was just constantly on the back foot."

Local wildcard Katie O'Brien, 25, on her loss to 40-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm.

"I don't care about the age, but of course it's very, very difficult to continue to be in the best condition all the time and then every time after the match it's difficult to recover my body."

Kimiko Date-Krumm, who at 40 years and eight months became the second oldest player to win a singles match at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova survived a round in 2004 aged 47.

"I don't really think that American tennis is dead, a lot of players are winning matches. It's tough with the hype and aura around Roger Federer and Rafa to really focus on American tennis but I feel American players are playing well."

Ryan Sweeting denies that American tennis is dying.

"I think even though people are saying I'm playing with nothing to lose and all that kind of stuff, I care a lot about it. I'm not going to go lose and just accept it and be like, I've done well this year. It's fine. The best players find a way to win here."

Milos Raonic, one of the hottest properties on the ATP Tour this year, on a possible third round meeting with World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

"It's a jumper. Jumpers are very now, as is lace. The shoulders have a lot of draping, which is also in the moment. It's just kind of like a trendy dress. The back is a like a cutout or peekaboo. I'm really into zippers, so it has like a focal point of a zipper in the front. I'm always trying to do something different and fun."

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams talks about the one-piece playsuit which exposed some of her back. The outfit featured cutout sleeves, a deep V neckline and a gold belt wrapped around the waist.