To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.
Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.
You can't give up! If you give up, you're like everybody else.
If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.
You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
Not every child is cut out for an individual sport.
Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.
I think team sports probably teach you more about giving - about being unselfish and being flexible.
Being famous before you've formed your personality, before you have that self-esteem, is dangerous.
I love hiking in the mountains in Aspen. Breathing the clean, fresh air is great. Plus, it gives me a cardiovascular workout and firms my legs.
Relationships are give-and-take, and when you're a tennis player, you're certainly not giving. You have to be self-absorbed. It has to be about you.
When you're a famous, successful person at 16 years old, the rules change for you. Everybody is doing things for you to make life easier so you can go out and play. And I think you miss out on lot of growing up and a lot of reality checks.
When I was younger, I was a robot. Wind her up and she plays tennis.
You pay a price for everything in life.
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