I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
I work out in a studio. Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours. I need it. I can't cease it.
The difficult part was to tell the world that I was finishing.
tennis is a 100-mph chess match.
I'm following the players, and it's great. We've never had so many Top 10 big players like now. There's so many out there that are very close.
For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.
I was feeling a lot of confidence, so I wanted to take advantage of that and keep playing.
I want not, that everybody hears about. Then I can't longer be myself.
I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value.
Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.
I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them.
I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence.
I lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone.
I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.
I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials.
Regarding the Hall of Fame, when they decided I was going to be one of the possible candidates, when I heard that, I was so thrilled. You're always hoping for something like that.
What I'm doing, with my image, I have my perfumes. I've had that for almost 20 years, and I have like 14, 15 different perfumes now.
There were so much affairs of me created by the media... of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I'd be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.
When I lose a match, I know that I lose on the court and not in life.
I have an office in Argentina, I go there every day, so I work.
I loved to play, I was competitive, I wanted to win, that was all I knew. In the first few years tennis is a game. Later, it becomes a job,
Perfect harmony of body and mind are my key to personal balance and happiness.
It came so soon and so fast. It's just overwhelming. Every time I think about it, I just can't believe it.
That was one of those moments where I felt so confident. I played three matches in the same day.
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