I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.— Martina Hingis
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I think the whole boycott thing was a bit too much.
It's because we're accomplished so much in women's tennis in the last two, three years. We deserve something better.
I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986.
It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn't get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one.
What rivalry? I win all the matches.
Playing (Serena) it always felt like playing a steamroller.
No subtlety, no finesse, just raw, loud power. To respect this style of play was always a bit tough for me, but of course I had to, because the rules of tennis dont state that having a beautiful game is required to become No. 1.
The older you get, the more you learn.
I don't think it's a low point being in the finals of the French Open, three points away from the victory.
I've lived for 10 years in Switzerland, so I speak German.
I have good anticipation, and good reaction to the the ball because I've played so many matches in my life.
I'm sure she wants revenge. I'll just try not to let that happen.
I've always said I'm a good horse but I'm still an underdog.
I still speak Czech with my parents because I was born there.
That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida.
Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes.
When I was 4 my mother got divorced and we were very close to each other.
I always wanted to be with her. She took me everywhere. When she went for dinner with friends or when they had meetings at the tennis club, I was always there.
I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids.
There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones, so I always had to chase everybody to keep up.
Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders.
I always give Lindsay so much credit for her tennis game, for her attitude, for her person, and because of how she deals with all the things. I don't think people give her enough credit for how well she's doing.
The first point is always to believe in it when you go on court and then you have the chances to win.
I've never had big problems about being long on the court.
During the U.S. Open I played three events (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) and some people asked me if I want to stay overnight on the court.
I'm not saying I'm something special.
I might play a little better tennis than other people, but it is because I was given the chance, and not many people are.
I did things I should not have done. But people make mistakes, especially at my age, when you feel you are so smart, but in fact you are an asshole.
I am number one in the world, so I have the right to be arrogant
And the '99 finals at the French - if I had won that one easily, no one would have talked about it.
Now that I beat Lindsay I feel much better.
The game overall has gotten so much better, stronger, more physical parts to the game.
I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous, that I have decided to confront it head-on by talking to the press. I am frustrated and angry. I believe that I am absolutely, 100 per cent innocent. I assure you: I have never taken drugs.
Sometimes you want to make your own experiences.
I've been on top longer and I am younger. I'm just better.
The top players talk more now, and we have more meetings.
We're just trying to get things better. But we still need somebody who could make a difference.
I was never happy that my injuries cut my career short and ultimately forced my decision to step away from tennis. I have enjoyed my time away from the court, a period that has allowed me to experience a different side of life. However, I miss the game and the challenge of competing at the highest level of tennis, and I want to gauge whether I can stay healthy and compete against today's top players.
Any tournament you go to, you want to win it.
I went through very emotional things this year, like being in the French Open finals already feeling like you got it and kind of losing it.
I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind.
I like fast cars. And I like champions.
Honestly, I'm more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news.
Well, maybe at home I don't have the best image.
Before I was the hunter. Now I'm the hunted.
No, because I think I have a reason to believe in myself and I think I'm also pretty confident about who I am and what I'm doing and it might be because I'm still at the top too.
Sometimes I wouldn't give an interview because I didn't have the time or something else was more important. So they come up with a story which I don't think is always true, but they have to sell papers.
I still think I have the speed and the variations also to win the matches, but its very good competition and also a great challenge for me too.
I feel a quarter Indian.
He is still my father. He is still a person I know I could trust and he would never do anything against me. Once you're at the top, there are not many people like that. People always want something from you.
A lot of these young girls, they dont even know what the game is about.
They have never seen a drop shot, a slice and all the mixture and variety I have.
Being black only helps them. Many times they get sponsors because they are black. And they have had a lot of advantages because they can always say, 'It's racism.' They can always come back and say, 'Because we are this color, things happen.'
One day you can be a kid, but another day you have to be like this is your job, you play tennis. You have to work for that.