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  • ... scoring in tennis is like marrying for money ... love means nothing!

  • I was playing tennis with a man I had been dating for a while and noticed his reluctance to keep score properly. He couldn't say, 'Thirty-love.' He kept saying, 'Thirty, I really like you but I still have to see other people.'

  • Tennis is physical chess.

  • He played the game, thinking of nothing else. Understood the style and rhythm of all in the incidental movements. The others were different. They had learned their tennis; could remember a time when they did not play. Playing did not take them back to the beginning of life. Was not pure joy to them.

  • ... tennis is a 100-mph chess match.

  • ... tennis ... was founded on gentility. It is a very civil ritual.

  • If you see a tennis player who looks as if he's working very hard, then that means he isn't very good.

  • Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis ...

  • [On tennis:] A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.

  • [When asked why she never insured her valuable left arm with Lloyds of London:] The answer is simple. They wanted an arm and a leg.

  • My game was rushing the net, playing aggressively, playing for fun, playing to win. ... there are times when I've played my life just like a tennis game.

  • The moment I stepped onto that crunchy red clay, felt the grit under my sneakers, felt the joy of smacking a ball over the net, I knew I was in the right place. I was probably about six years old ...

  • I'm not just involved in tennis but committed. Do you know the difference between involvement and commitment? Think of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved. The pig is committed.