A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.
Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody.
In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.
The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men.
Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.
Sports are a microcosm of society.
The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.
When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.
I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side.
That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.
I used to be told if I talked about my sexuality in any way that we wouldn't have a tennis tour.
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