I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
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.
I'm having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.
Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.
When I lose a match, I know that I lose on the court and not in life.
I was formerly so stuck into plans. I can now live more spontaneously. This I want not yet to give away.
I work out in a studio. Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours. I need it. I can't cease it.
tennis is a 100-mph chess match.
The difficult part was to tell the world that I was finishing.
I lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone.
It was so easy to play tennis, so easy.
It was very hard for me to practice and enjoy my tennis, and I didn't know the why, so I worked with psychologists to try and see what was happening. They pushed me really hard.
It's a great moment for Argentinean tennis, more on the men's side. I would like to see more on the women's side. I think we have to work a little bit more on that.
Now I have the bravery to do fine things.
That was one of those moments where I felt so confident. I played three matches in the same day.
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.
I have an office in Argentina, I go there every day, so I work.
It's amazing, it doesn't feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.
In Argentina at various tournaments, it's great. Every day it's full, everybody's crazy about tennis, everybody wants to play tennis.
I didn't know what was going through my mind.
I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence.
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 can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.
I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value.
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