June 17, 1980
I don't have time for easy. Tennis is just hard.
I'd like to imagine that in order to beat me a person would have to play almost perfect tennis.
I'm this overachiever type, I'll just work and work and I'll just do it over and over and over again.
It's such an honor to do this job because I love it. And I get to work outside, and what can beat that?
In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.
Tennis has been around for so long - women have been playing the majors since the 1800s. Other sports have not had professional leagues for women for as long.
As far as everyone else's opinion, I mean, if I would have thought that everyone was right, I probably wouldn't have left Compton, so I don't get too caught up on what the next person thinks.
I always like to win. But I'm the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don't have anything. It's hard. I love her too much. That's what counts.