I hate to lose more than I love to win.
If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Ladies, here's a hint. If you're up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed.
I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova.
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.
In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
When I play, I feel like in a theatre, why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis player?
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.
There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'
Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.
I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken.
There are a lot of pretty girls. I am a tennis player first of all, that is why I am here, and if wasn't producing results no one would notice me.
Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
I would be really excellent in a horror film because I have a great scream. I'd be really good in a comedy too. I'm top, top, top quality.
If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
I enjoyed the position I was in as a tennis player. I was to blame when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn't stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper.