quote by Martina Navratilova

The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst.

— Martina Navratilova

Most Powerful Best Tennis quotations

In my mind, I'm always the best. If I walk out on the court (and) I think the next person is better, I've already lost.

Best tennis quote The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.
The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

I have always believed that my job is to try and give my best on the tennis courts.

Best tennis quote Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.

It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.

That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try and find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis - that's what I can be proud of

Most players who play tennis love the game.

But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best. And for me, I know I get insane guilt if I go home at the end of the day and don't feel I've done everything I can. If I know I could have done something better, I have this uneasy feeling.

Best tennis quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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I feel that tennis is an art form that is capable of moving the players and the audience - at least a knowledgeable audience-in almost sensual ways. When I'm performing at my absolute best, I think that some of the euphoria I feel must be transmitted to the audience.

Tennis is at an amazing time when you've got two of the best players ever to play the game. You can argue the two very best playing in the same generation. It's a rivalry I think that we've never seen in our sport.

I think I play tennis for, to against a big legend, big court, short time.

That's what I train for. That's why every day I wake up and I wish I could play those matches, you know. It's like, for me it's the best thing can happen is to play against that guy on that stage, you know.

Best tennis quote Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
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I'm more in that Rafa Nadal high-energy high-octane mold out there.

I wear that emotion on the court. That's how I play my best tennis. People either like that or not. And I can't change that: that's who I am on a tennis court.

I didn't play my best but I won. He was a lucky loser but I think he went out of luck today.

I don't like anything that's "just an escape.

" To me the best part of golf is that, unlike my tennis game, I can actually get better. I've probably reached my plateau in tennis, but in golf I have a lot of room for improvement. I really enjoy working on my game. I like practicing. I chart my rounds.

Best tennis quote Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

I am the best tennis player who cannot play tennis.

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best.

I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.

Best tennis quote The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.
The six best doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.

In America you're conditioned to regard everything as a contest.

You have to make the Ten Best Dressed List, win this, win that. It drives me nuts sometimes. Who cares, for Christ's sake?

I always had a powerful serve. It's one of the best in women's tennis. It's very good to have a weapon like that.

It makes you also realize, 'OK, I'm excited to play tennis, and I work really hard to be the best tennis player I think I can be,' but I don't waste my time on stupid stuff, you know what I mean.

Best tennis quote The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
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A surgeon might want to be the best surgeon in Manhattan, but out on Long Island on the weekend, not care at all how he is on the tennis courts or on the Ping-Pong table. Even turning your competitiveness off when it's appropriate, when other people are not being competitive, to recognize that social circumstance and, you know, cool it. That's a crucial competitive skill.

Tennis is my dream. It is what I love. And it is what I want to be best at.

It's very important to take tennis to the people.

For young people, they get to see the best in the world.

Best tennis quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

There are only four U.S. tournaments that the very best players in the world play every year - Palm Springs, Miami, Cincinnati, and the U.S. Open. So how would golf or NFL or NHL fare if there were only four times a year that their very best were visible? Tennis went international, and for us to expect it to be popular media-wise is very naïve. And that translates into children and families being interested.

You can equate acting to a tennis game: When you're playing one of the best, you get better.

When I started out jumping around with a tennis racket, I never thought I would end up on a list of the best guitar players in the world. It makes me feel proud of the hard work I've put in.

Best tennis quote The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

I know some of my self-worth comes from tennis, and it's hard to think of doing something else where you know you'll never be thebest. Tennis players are rare creatures: where else in the world can you know that you're the best? The definitiveness of it is the beauty of it, but it's not all there is to life and I'm ready to explore the alternatives.

Roger Federer and my boyfriend, Tiger Woods, inspire me.

It's incredible what they've done in their respective sports, especially Roger. He is the nicest and humblest guy. You would never know that he's the best tennis player of all time. And Tiger is so mentally tough. He can block everything completely out and stay in the moment.

My role is to think about tennis and to help Serena Williams be the best she can be and do what she wants to achieve.

Best tennis quote If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
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[On a strained relationship between a tennis champion and her mother:] There comes a time when it's probably not cool for your mom to be your best friend.

People sometimes say, "Isn't it boring, isn't it always the same? It's the same lines." I go, "Well, do you play tennis? Because that's the best analogy I can give." If you go out eight times and play tennis eight times this week, yeah it's the same rules but it's a different game every time you're out on that court.And that's the best analogy I can come up with the theater.

John McEnroe...was arguably the best serve-and-volley man of all time, but then McEnroe was an exception to pretty much every predictive norm there was. At his peak (say 1980 to 1984), he was the greatest tennis player who ever lived-the most talented, the most beautiful, the most tormented: a genius. For me, watching McEnroe don a blue polyester blazer and do stiff lame truistic color commentary for TV is like watching Faulkner do a Gap ad.

Best tennis quote Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your w
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.

When I committed to playing a little tennis in some exhibitions, it was the best thing for me. It got me in shape. It got me out of the house. It got me doing something I love to do.

When I'm playing my best, like I was at the U.

S. Open, I feel on top of the match and able to do exactly what I want. There are other times when you're not in control, but that is tennis and you have momentum changes in every single match.

I think Serena Williams is the best tennis player of this generation, if not the best ever. It is amazing for her to be playing as well as she is at the age of 31.

I knew I was the second-best tennis player in the state of Florida and No.

8 in the United States of America when I was 12 years old and I couldn't tell you what I was in baseball, but I liked my chances in tennis of getting a scholarship to college.

I'm not the best player in the history of tennis.

I think I'm amongst the best. That's true. That's enough for me.