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You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour; I played until I was 40, and then played another…
There was never anything I wanted to do more than play tennis. Never once walked out there and thought, ‘I wish I was doing something…
Playing in front of 25,000 people and millions more on television, and performing and doing what I worked so hard to try to accomplish was,…
No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my…
From where we lived, to practise in St Louis was an hour-and-a-half drive each way, so that took a lot of the time. So really,…
Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he…
It was okay for Wayne Gretzky’s dad, for instance, to give him a hockey stick, or Joe Montana’s dad to give him a football, or…
With everything else that would swirl around me when I got involved in it, tennis was my main concern.
People don’t seem to understand that it’s a damn war out there.
I always insist on my jeans being ironed. Is that a problem?
For the last five or six years the most important thing in my life has been my family.
Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it.
Every time I went out there I performed the best that I could and it was time to step back and clear my mind.
Back in East St. Louis, tennis wasn’t the real thing. If you weren’t playing baseball, basketball, football, you were kind of on the outside.
Use it or lose it.
I was raised by two women, and that laid the groundwork for the way I treat ’em: with the utmost respect and admiration.
I was never part of the crowd.
Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had.
New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
I would watch Gonzalez play and he mesmerized you. It would be like looking into the flame of a fire. You know you couldn’t take…
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