The Beyond The Baseline awards are our look back at the best — and worst — of the tennis season. Today we let the players speak for themselves with a collection of some of the most memorable quotes and zingers from the year. Click here for our complete archive of year-end awards.
• “I think I’ll put [up] a poster of myself now.”
– Sloane Stephens, after beating Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Before the match, Stephens told the media that she grew up with a poster of Williams on her wall.
• “I made you.”
– Serena Williams‘ seemingly innocuous tweet after the Australian Open that turned out to be not so innocuous.