It’s so difficult to find time besides the tennis.
– Steffi Graf
You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that’s fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.
I suppose it’s amazing how quick life goes by when you have children.
When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.
I think it takes people to get to know you and the recognition comes over time.
I’ve thrown away lots of my old diaries – you never know who might get their hands on them. But I have kept a few notes on the good old days.
I don’t wake up every day and think about which tournaments I won and which titles I hold. It’s something I don’t care about.
Age, what is it? It’s not a figure that has ever meant anything to me.
I am a person who sticks to her word.
It shifted attention away from that and I’ve never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway.
If you go to a big city anywhere in the world and you need a doctor, just ask me. I can tell you who’s good and who’s bad. I’ve even considered writing a guidebook.
I never look back, I look forward.
I never hanker after the past – I prefer to devote myself to new tasks.
I have always been guided by striving to show the best that I could. That is what kept me going in tennis and it is the same now.
I still take it seriously, but once I go out there I think I’ve got more relaxed and I think it shows.
I had a lot of different thoughts and ideas and always to transform, but I’m trying certain things that I feel my heart is really going for and that was one of the things that I initiated a few months ago.
My big dream was to work as a photographer for ‘National Geographic.’
I don’t like the word ‘businesswoman.’ Perhaps ‘committed mother’ would be the best description.
You cannot compare your athletic achievement to the importance of children and giving them a safe environment in which to grow up and enjoy life.
I appreciate very much being injury-free.
The tennis wasn’t really very much on my mind, so it wasn’t like I was thinking about it all the time.
I knew that maybe I couldn’t be playing again, but I just wanted to get in physical shape.
Grass is a surface I have always loved, Wimbledon is a tournament I have always loved.