I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards becoming a champion.
Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.
It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
A girl didn't get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.
Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.
Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody.
I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side.
It's just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let's start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.
In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we've really and truly arrived. Parity at last!
I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks.
That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.
In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.
I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much.
Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.
Martina and I went through a very bad five years. Everything's very good between us now, but it was a long haul.
At 62 you want to keep moving; that's important.
There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.