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  1. Losing hurts me.
  2. Relationships are give-and-take, and when you’re a tennis player, you’re certainly not giving. You have to be self-absorbed. It has to be about you.
  3. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
  4. I’m not getting within 20 feet of a married man ever again — not even talking to one!
  5. Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.
  6. Losing hurts me. I was determined to be the best.
  7. When I was younger, I was a robot. Wind her up and she plays tennis.
  8. I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
  9. Being famous before you’ve formed your personality, before you have that self-esteem, is dangerous.
  10. I always looked ahead.
  11. I love hiking in the mountains in Aspen. Breathing the clean, fresh air is great. Plus, it gives me a cardiovascular workout and firms my legs.
  12. If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
  13. I’m not an overly ambitious person; I don’t feel like I have to excel.
  14. Not every child is cut out for an individual sport.
  15. You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
  16. You pay a price for everything in life.
  17. Every time, all the time, I’m a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.
  18. When you’re a famous, successful person at 16 years old, the rules change for you. Everybody is doing things for you to make life easier so you can go out and play. And I think you miss out on lot of growing up and a lot of reality checks.
  19. Find something that you’re really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.
  20. My first U.S. Open I think was just very special for me because that was sort of the beginning of what was a ‘Cinderella’ story for me.

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