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.
It's really impossible for athletes to grow up. On the one hand, you're still a child, still playing a game. But on the other hand, you're a superhuman hero that everyone dreams of being. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding who we are.
It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.
The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men.
I try to perfect my strong points and make my weaknesses adequate.
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.
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.
I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much.
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.
In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without her husband or father or a male signing off on it.
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