Quotations on Tennis

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Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: People, Learning, Tennis, Want)

But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Court, Old, Tennis, Years)

I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Accomplishments, Tennis, Want)

I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years, so I tried.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Tennis, Years)

I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

What I want out of tennis is not necessarily just winning.
- Jennifer Capriati
(Keywords: Winning, Tennis, Want)

I'm really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that's really important.
- Stefan Edberg
(Keywords: Focus, Tennis, Trying)

When I was younger, I was a robot. Wind her up and she plays tennis.
- Chris Evert
(Keywords: Tennis, Wind)

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Tennis, Writing)

In Hollywood people lie to each other and cheat each other and then go and play tennis. But I don't want to be a tennis player.
- David Geffen
(Keywords: Lie, People, Hollywood, Play, Tennis, Want)

The tennis wasn't really very much on my mind, so it wasn't like I was thinking about it all the time.
- Steffi Graf
(Keywords: Time, Mind, Tennis, Thinking)

Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified.
- Virginia Graham
(Keywords: Hell, Luck, Tennis, Words)

Well, I think, you know, the university and the high schools are also important, but depends how I'm going to do in tennis - well, I hope. I mean, it depends, so I don't know yet.
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Keywords: Hope, Schools, Tennis, University)

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.
- Martina Hingis
(Keywords: Women, Tennis, Years)

Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women's ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men's tennis.
- Billie Jean King
(Keywords: Home, Men, Women, states, Tennis, United)

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.
- Billie Jean King
(Keywords: Change, Day, Old, Tennis, Years)

I was always in the tennis business-from 1968. I was in tournaments and also on World Team Tennis teams as well.
- Billie Jean King
(Keywords: Business, Tennis, World)

When I was 12, every little girl in Russia was trying to wear her hair like mine and playing tennis.
- Anna Kournikova
(Keywords: Hair, Russia, Tennis, Trying)

When I play, I feel like I'm in a theatre, why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis-player?
- Anna Kournikova
(Keywords: Play, Tennis, Theatre, Ugly)

For the first couple of years I played really bad tennis. It was so bad that they booed me off the court.
- Richard Krajicek
(Keywords: Court, First, Tennis, Years)

Now I do bowling, golf, and tennis. I want to be a good bowler.
- Andy Lau
(Keywords: Golf, Now, Tennis, Want)

This trophy is so special in the world of tennis and it feels great.
- Amelie Mauresmo
(Keywords: Tennis, World)

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis.
- Jana Novotna
(Keywords: Old, Pretty, Right, Tennis, Years)

I would like to see it go back to the wood racquets. To see the touch put back in tennis.
- Jana Novotna
(Keywords: Tennis, Wood)

Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.
- Jana Novotna
(Keywords: Sports, Kids, Tennis, Today)

I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn't want to copy anybody's style.
- Jana Novotna
(Keywords: Play, Style, Tennis, Want)

Billie and I did wonders for women's tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks.
- Bobby Riggs
(Keywords: Women, Tennis, Wonders)

Tennis is seen all around the world; if I am home or anywhere in the country, United States, people will stare.
- Pete Sampras
(Keywords: Home, People, Country, states, Tennis, United, Will, World)

If Davis Cup was a little bit less or once every two years, I would be more inclined to play. But the way it is now, it is too much tennis for me.
- Pete Sampras
(Keywords: Now, Play, Tennis, Years)

Golfers are forever working on mechanics. My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years.
- Pete Sampras
(Keywords: Tennis, Years)

You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they're on to something else. There's just not a great love of the sport there.
- Monica Seles
(Keywords: Love, People, Care, England, Tennis, Will)

I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken.
- Martha Stewart
(Keywords: Love, Baseball, Tennis, Want)

I've been playing tennis, and just whatever sport is in front of me I will do.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Keywords: Tennis, Will)

Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis shoe, something to be branded. If the music industry wants to save money, they should take a look at some of their six-figure executive expense accounts. All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either.
- Jeff Tweedy
(Keywords: Music, Money, Tennis, Trying)









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