They Said It: Top quotes from Day 13 - Angelique Kerber At US Open

Whether speaking in on-court interviews or at press conferences after their matches, the world's top tennis players always have some interesting things to say. Here are some of the best quotes from Day 13 at the US Open:

“You have to believe in your dreams.” — Angelique Kerber

“When I was a kid, I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams. And today is the day. All the dreams came true this year.” — Angelique Kerber

“She was always my idol.” — Angelique Kerber on Steffi Graf, the last German to win the US Open (1996)

“I was a lot of hours on the practice courts, sweating and everything, and you are just playing for this moment of being on center court in the final with that amazing crowd.” — Angelique Kerber

“To hold this trophy, it's…I mean, I can't say it in words, actually.” — Angelique Kerber

“Just to see her grow in confidence and have all these Top 10 wins in the last month shows you she belongs and she's the real deal.” — Mary Joe Fernandez on US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova

“She doesn't just play defense anymore.” — Mary Joe Fernandez on Angelique Kerber

“You have to embrace it. If you're going to be a champion, if you're going to do well, you want the pressure. Billie Jean King famous quote: ‘Pressure is a privilege.’ The better you get, the more pressure there is.” — Mary Joe Fernandez

“I think it's not a changing of the guard, but it's definitely a narrowing of the field.” — Martina Navratilova on Angelique Kerber’s rise to No. 1

“Two weeks is a lot of time. A lot of tennis gets played. A lot of tough moments. You have to find a way to get through them if you want to get to the finals and have a chance to lift the trophy.” — Jamie Murray, who won the US Open men’s doubles title with Bruno Soares

“I'm so proud of myself. If someone would tell me I'm going to play finals in this tournament two weeks ago, I would take it.” — US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova

“She deserves to be No. 1.” — Karoline Pliskova on Angelique Kerber

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