I love street style, seeing how girls wear pieces and how their pair accessories with their outfit. How they pair shoes with a bag and go to day to night and change things up.
I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court.
Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It's a way to communicate oneself.
I always have a Sharpie, because usually when someone asks me for an autograph, they don't have a pen. I carry one in my purse, as well as in my tennis bag.
I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself.
I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that.
I don't need many things. I don't need glamour and attention to be happy. I'm very happy being settled and working my butt off and trying to win grand slams.
I think it's so cool to be tall. Even when I'm not wearing heels people tell me I'm tall and I always take it as a complement. The good thing is I can always see everybody in the room.
I can't please everyone. That's not in my J.D., you know, not in my job description.
I love to eat, and if I could, I'd eat every second of my life.
When I travel, I love speaking to women around the world about the things that inspire them, the fashions they like, what makes something good and what would make it even better.
Without my dad, I wouldn't be here.
I don't spend a lot of my time in the locker room. That's my least favourite place in the world.
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
You have your bad moments in your career and your good moments. And it's been a good ride so far, but it's not over yet.
When you're going through tough moments, you never know when you're going to have good moments.
I want my handbags and my shoes to be stylish but I want to make sure that they're versatile. I travel and I have to make sure the pieces I put into my bag can go with a dress or with shorts or jeans.
I still love things that you don't even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.
I don't do heavy weights at all.
I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi.