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Born: 1980-06-17
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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No TV, no acting for me. I'm kind of a more behind-the-scenes kind of woman even though what I do is very public. I'm really low-key and I don't need to be the center of attention.

Tags: Acting, Attention, Woman

Everything is tennis for me, it's my career and it's entertainment, but it's also a business.

Tags: Business, Career, Tennis

I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family.

Tags: Best, Family, Respect

I don't carry a purse when I fly because I have my Hello Kitty carry-on. I'm the biggest adult supporter.

Tags: Adult, Biggest, Carry

I don't come to tournaments to make friends, to go to parties, to hold conversations. I come to be the best, and I'm not mean and cruel and dirty.

Tags: Best, Friends, Mean

I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.

Tags: Focus, Ignore, Try

I guess some kids around me had to grow up quickly, had all those problems. But I wasn't one of those kids, or around those kids, not at all.

Tags: Grow, Kids, Problems

I guess tennis is my main art, but fashion is definitely very close.

Tags: Art, Close, Fashion

I love design.

Tags: Design, Love

I say accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. If you don't accessorize, someone else will.

Tags: Else, Someone

I tend to be slim and you know, I actually can lose weight quicker than I can gain it.

Tags: Actually, Gain, Lose

I think I can change the game.

Tags: Change, Game

I think nowadays it's so easy as an athlete to become a statistic whether or not you lose everything or having trouble or whatever it may be.

Tags: Become, Easy, May

I wear a lot of tight dresses, so I'm like, 'I need to do my sit-ups!'

Tags: Dresses, Tight, Wear

I'd like to imagine that in order to beat me a person would have to play almost perfect tennis.

Tags: Almost, Order, Perfect

I'm always on the court with my dad.

Tags: Court, Dad

I'm not a trend person. I don't want to look to my right and see somebody in the same thing.

Tags: Somebody, Trend

I'm only seeing tennis balls these days. And maybe the occasional fashion sketch.

Tags: Days, Fashion, Maybe

If I don't wear something I feel confident in, I don't play as well.

Tags: Confident, Wear

If the sun comes up, I have a chance.

Tags: Chance, Sun

If you look at me, I'm very tall but I'm not huge or muscular. I tend to be slim and you know, I actually can lose weight quicker than I can gain it.

Tags: Actually, Gain, Lose

If you're not a competitor, you've just got to go home.

Tags: Competitor, Home

It wasn't like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine.

Tags: Dad, Dream, Started

It's what I've trained for, from the first sketch to the fabric. Making dresses that are different from the usual style, and a lot of fun to wear.

Tags: Fun, Making, Style

Like anyone else, I enjoy my days off.

Tags: Else, Enjoy, Off

My goal is always the same: to keep the other player from ever scoring a point. That doesn't always happen, but that's what I try for.

Tags: Goal, Happen, Try
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The day I'm not improving will be the day I hang up the racket.

Tags: Hang, Improving, Racket

When you're on top, you're on top.

Tags: Top

You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner.

Tags: Complacent, Corner, Loss

You have to stay on top and learn from mistakes.

Tags: Learn, Mistakes, Stay

My motto has always been that you can't say, 'Oh, it won't happen to me.' You have to say, 'That can happen to me.' So always be aware that things can happen.

Tags: Happen, Motto, Won

Right now, I'm at the top of the world in my game so my focus isn't on when I'm going to end. My focus is on playing the best tennis that I can, and there is no end to that.

Tags: Best, End, Focus

The thing about tennis is if you stay off for two weeks, or just for three days, you can lose your rhythm quickly. So it's just a question of constant diligence and vigilance.

Tags: Lose, Off, Question

All those lessons that I've learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court.

Tags: Business, Design, Life

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.

Tags: Else, Mean, Thought

For years I felt that I didn't have enough stamina and then, four years ago, I felt like I was not getting enough air but I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. The medicine for asthma never worked.

Tags: Enough, Felt, Getting

Grand Slam losses are hard. I treat myself after losses though, I usually go to McDonald's and I have a hamburger and you know, something. Because you know, you just need to be nice to yourself sometimes after the loss.

Tags: Hard, Nice, Yourself

I just try to stay positive and focused on the tennis, not let anything get to me, like crazy questions. But I'm tough, let me tell you, tough as nails.

Tags: Crazy, Positive, Try

I knew my destiny was to be in the winner's circle. There were times along the way where I didn't make it there. But I felt my destiny was definitely to win big titles, win lots of titles.

Tags: Big, Destiny, Win

I know it's not the most important thing for me to win the most Grand Slams and be remembered in this world. I certainly don't have to win little tournaments here, there and everywhere, I don't have to win at all. Although I do want to.

Tags: Grand, Here, Win

I think I've been fortunate to be at the top of the game and in the media for years, and a lot of times, people want to be your friend when you're on the top. You know, there have been times when I've been injured and I never got a phone call. So that's the way it is.

Tags: Friend, Game, Times

My dresses are designed to win, so going through it, I think about, what do I want to represent? So, definitely, Vera Wang has been an inspiration for me.

Tags: Definitely, Dresses, Win

Serena and I have done some great career planning, and we're playing really at the peak of our tennis right now. I think tennis has been a sport where people play this insane schedule from 14 years old, so of course at 26, it's over. We've really paced ourselves.

Tags: Career, Done, Great

Since I started playing at the Olympics in 2000, I have always wanted to do a dress based on Wonder Woman. It should be interesting to wear. And hopefully, it will get me a gold medal.

Tags: Playing, Wanted, Woman

Sjogren's is something you live with your whole life. The good news for me is now I know what's happening after spending years not knowing... I feel like I can get better and move on.

Tags: After, Good, Life

The big push for me is the Olympics this year. If I'm healthy, I'm not worried about my ranking. I think I can hit the ball. It's just about my body cooperating. It's about being able to play matches in a row. Right now, I'm not sure how much I can do with that, but we'll see.

Tags: Able, Big, Year

The thing is, it's not good anyway for eight-year-olds to be out there playing tennis tournaments so soon in their lives. But when I did get to play in a tournament, when I was nine, I was overjoyed.

Tags: Good, Lives, Playing

Unfortunately the world is what it is now. People don't get along for whatever reason. As professional athletes, in a way we're almost ambassadors for peace, because sports brings everyone together.

Tags: Peace, Sports, Together

My first job is big sister and I take that very seriously.

Tags: Big, Job, Sister

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.

Tags: Hard, Love, Win

I guess rumors are more exciting than the truth.

Tags: Exciting, Rumors, Truth

Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there.

Tags: Attitude, Else, Yourself

Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.

Tags: Else, Winner, Yourself

Life is challenging but I'm always up for a challenge.

Tags: Challenge, Life

Losses have propelled me to even bigger places, so I understand the importance of losing. You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner. It's in any game that you're in - a business game or whatever - you can't get complacent.

Tags: Business, Game, Understand

Everyone makes their own comments. That's how rumors get started.

Tags: Everyone, Makes, Started

Of course, I want to be number one. But being happy and healthy is the most important thing.

Tags: Happy, Healthy, Number

Rain is good for me. I feel like I achieve clarity actually when it rains. The longer I have to sit and wait, the clearer my game becomes to me.

Tags: Game, Good, Rain

When you lose, you're more motivated. When you win, you fail to see your mistakes and probably no one can tell you anything.

Tags: Mistakes, Tell, Win

If I didn't play tennis I don't know where I'd be.

Tags: Tennis

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.

Tags: Mind, Sports, Training

Interior design is a business of trust.

Tags: Business, Design, Trust

My ambition is to enjoy my life and to do exactly what I want to do. And I'll do that. I will be free.

Tags: Enjoy, Free, Life

Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can't play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.

Tags: Good, Lose, Win

A lot of times when you play... you get this adrenalin that blocks pain.

Tags: Blocks, Pain, Times

I don't have time to be negative.

Tags: Negative, Time

I'm this overachiever type, I'll just work and work and I'll just do it over and over and over again.

Tags: Again, Type, Work

I've always found the rain very calming.

Tags: Calming, Found, Rain

'Oh and Oh' is a tennis term... It's a nice way of saying you took your opponent to pieces.

Tags: Nice, Saying, Took

The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.

Tags: Balance, Design, Fashion

To stay interested in tennis, I have to mix it up with other things.

Tags: Interested, Stay, Tennis

I have been recently diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain.

Tags: Energy, Medical, Pain

My style is kind of eclectic and I don't like to do the same thing over and over again. I like to have fun and explore myself so you won't see the same design.

Tags: Again, Design, Fun