Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
I have often been asked whether I am a women or an athlete. The question is absurd. Men are not asked that. I am an athlete. I am a women.
Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
I wanted to use sports for social change.
Natural talent only determines the limits of your athletic potential. It's dedication and a willingness to discipline your life that makes you great.
Sports are a microcosm of society.
You've got to win in sports - that's talent - but you've also got to learn how to remind everybody how you did win, and how often. That comes with experience.
I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks.
Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.
I try to perfect my strong points and make my weaknesses adequate.
I have a lot to say, and if I'm not No. 1, I can't say it.
I would just never out anybody. I think everyone has to find it in their own way and their own time.
I would love to be a player today. I had the right personality for it.
Martina and I went through a very bad five years. Everything's very good between us now, but it was a long haul.
Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from.
When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we've really and truly arrived. Parity at last!
Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad.
In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without her husband or father or a male signing off on it.
A girl didn't get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.
When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.
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