Tennis can be a very frustrating sport. There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there is always something you can improve. [Y]ou have to put in a lot of sacrifice and effort for sometimes little reward but you have to know that, if you put in the right effort, the reward will come.— Roger Federer
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You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Losing is not my enemy..fear of losing is my enemy.
Pressure is a privilege - it only comes to those who earn it.
There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it.
You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.
I fear no one, but respect everyone.
If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn't know anything about tennis.
My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
A smart girl is one who knows how to play tennis, golf, piano -- and dumb.
If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration.
People know me. I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there. I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central. I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity.
Why do I wear tennis shoes? That's two questions.
Do I wear tennis shoes? The answer to that question is, "Yes." "Why?" That's a question philosophers have been pondering for centuries.
As tennis players, you are never satisfied. We are greedy as players, always want better results.
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 play each point like my life depends on it.
A lot of people now think Im a shoe. They dont even know I was a tennis player. The shoe has really taken on a life of its own, way beyond me.
Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
The world over - 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'
Women's tennis is getting faster and the girls are getting more athletic, so I need to push myself to become a better athlete. I think 2013 showed me, like a few other years how important being healthy is and how I must listen to my body. During this off season I have been a little smarter on how I train and how I treat my body.
In tennis the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe.
In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
I love jeans, T-shirts, boots, and tennis shoes.
When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I'd be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do.
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To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible.
You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
In the States, tennis is sixth or seventh on the totem pole as far as sports go.
One of the greatest joys of tennis is having a nice volley and not really keeping score, not really looking at the lines, but just catching up with each other.
My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don't really have any concept of how money works. I don't know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It's embarrassing.
I used to travel in tennis shoes; I am just not allowed to anymore. I'm an old hippie from San Francisco.
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.
A man should never wear shorts in the city.
Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.