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.
For me retiring wasn't hard once I knew that that was the decision I was going to make.
In Argentina at various tournaments, it's great. Every day it's full, everybody's crazy about tennis, everybody wants to play tennis.
I work out in a studio. Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours. I need it. I can't cease it.
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.
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.
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.
I'm having a good time. Managing my things takes a lot of time.
I was formerly so stuck into plans. I can now live more spontaneously. This I want not yet to give away.
I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials.
I never thought tennis was going to give me so much satisfaction.
It's amazing, it doesn't feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.
I didn't know what was going through my mind.
I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.
I carried through well with my tennis. I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
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