Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.

You can't slow the game here. It's grass, it's always going to be fast.

All I ever wanted to do was act.

I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it's only recently I've had the courage to do that.

Thank god my wife is neither a Serb nor a Jew.

Winning Wimbledon was a great feeling and it is still a great feeling.

It has given me so much confidence.

I am the only girl in the family so everyone pampered me.

People don't come to stadiums only to see results.

They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh.

The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated.

It's fun to be there with the guys, to practice with them, arrange the balls, do this, do that, but when you play you can get some of this nervousness out of your system.

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses.

You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore.

If a great part comes up and the guy's meant to have an Eastern European accent, great; but if it's a bad part I won't take it.

Acting is my job.

I'm always trying to be a good ambassador for my country.

I realized that health is the most important thing and that all the other things come with time if you are devoted enough.

The Olympics must be my curse or something.

I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.

Competing helps me to polish my shape.

A good career is a long-lasting career.

When you're there in every competition doing a good job you're a part of an elite, and that's the most important thing.

People like scandals.

Since I became a favorite in every race, it's just another burden that I have to bear.

I don't rank competitions - every single one is the Olympics to me.

The best book I read this year was 'The Da Vinci Code.'

Since retiring I have spent a lot of time with my family, on my boat, and playing football.

I must be the only player in the world who ever injured himself for a tournament by stepping on a shell on the beach. I don't know what I'm going to do.

My sporting hero was Drazen Petrovic, the NBA basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in 1993. He was a good friend, an unbelievable player, and I dedicated my Wimbledon win to him.

There are not many Irish people playing tennis!

If you are given a lot of money without having to work for it, you won't appreciate it as much as if you made it yourself.

At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.

While I didn't have everything that I wanted, I was still a happy kid.

Although we didn't have much when I was growing up in Split, Croatia, my parents always tried to ensure that my sister and I had the things we needed, and it was enough for us.

I think I owe it to myself and my fans in Britain to play one more Wimbledon.

It's easier when you play. You get your emotion out. You scream. You yell. You do whatever you want. You play. But it's tough to sit.

When you are winning too much, sometimes you think you should never lose again.

I am learning to lose.