I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.
The difficult part was to tell the world that I was finishing.
I want children, but at the moment the liberty I have now finally, has a far too high value.
I want not, that everybody hears about. Then I can't longer be myself.
I was feeling a lot of confidence, so I wanted to take advantage of that and keep playing.
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.
I was formerly so stuck into plans. I can now live more spontaneously. This I want not yet to give away.
I'm having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.
Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.
I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.
I didn't know what was going through my mind.
I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.
I carried through well with my tennis. I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
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 lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone.
I think in the lifetime of a tennis player there are many times where you feel that tremendous confidence.
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.
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