Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.
The trouble with being number one in the world - in anything - is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position, and that is something of a driving, perfectionist attitude, so that once you do achieve number one, you don't relax and enjoy
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win -- and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.
The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.
Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.
I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn't win that match. It would ruin the women's tour and affect all women's self esteem.
No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.
It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side . . . any female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.
Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody.
I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks.
In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.