TORONTO — The top eight women's seeds at the Rogers Cup held round table interviews with media on Monday. Here are some of their most memorable quotes:
"I was actually taking (my dog) here, he's my emotional support animal so I'm allowed — I need my emotional support. ... But my dog, he's very scared of everything, he gets very stressed. He needs emotional support more than me. So I felt sorry for him, I didn't bring him."
— Eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on her American Bulldog, Dulce
"I have two tournaments where I feel like home and this one is one of them."
— Second seed Simona Halep on Romanian fans supporting her in Toronto
"I wasn't really stressing about it, I knew if I played decent tennis my ranking was going to go up again. It's obviously been a great year for me and it's something that I'm proud of. I just kept my head down and no matter what everyone was saying I just did my thing."
— Sixth seed and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on rising up the world rankings after a down stretch
"Luckily we have somebody called Andy Murray, he's done a lot for us so I think we have it easy compared to him."
— Seventh seed Johanna Konta on being a high-profile athlete in Britain
"I wanted to pose with (my thumbs up) but my boyfriend said 'pretend you're a little bit happy,' so I jumped."
— Top seed Karolina Pliskova on the photo she shared on Instagram when she became the world No. 1 for the first time
Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press