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Tennis can be a grind and there's always the danger of going stale if you think about it too much. You can get embittered if you train too hard and have nothing else on your mind. You have to be able to relax between matches and between tournaments.

Author: Maureen Connolly (1934-1969)

Profession: First American Woman to Win the Grand Slam of Tennis

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.

Author: Jimmy Connors (1952)

Profession: American Tennis Player

Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified.

Author: Virginia Graham

Profession:

One day you can be a kid, but another day you have to be like this is your job, you play tennis. You have to work for that.

Author: Martina Hingis (1980)

Profession: Swiss Tennis Player

What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.

Author: John McEnroe (1959-)

Profession: American Tennis Player

I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.

Author: Pete Sampras (1971)

Profession: American Tennis Player

Tennis is more than just a sport. It's an art, like the ballet. Or like a performance in the theater. When I step on the court I feel like Anna Pavlova. Or like Adelina Patti. Or even like Sarah Bernhardt. I see the footlights in front of me. I hear the whisperings of the audience. I feel an icy shudder. Win or die! Now or never! It's the crisis of my life.

Author: Bill Tilden (1893-1953)

Profession: American Tennis Player