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At age 3, a London tabloid had come over to take my picture and write a story. I was on the cover of World Tennis.
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By the time I was 9, I was frequently asked to play exhibitions at grand openings, fund-raisers for charities, and other special events.
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From one match to the next, I kept on winning.
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I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.
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I didn't want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot.
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I hit a backhand winner up the line for deuce. That was one of my favorite shots. I always felt confident with it.
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I knew I needed to take balls out of the air if I could put them away. I wanted to end the points a little sooner and be more aggressive.
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I realized that this was a professional tour stop - the event was called the Avon Futures, a satellite tour of the Virginia Slims.
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I started tennis around age 2.
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I was 5 when I began semiprivate lessons.
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I was planning to remain an amateur for a while.
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I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.
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It's a vital psychological game, and I won it at the net, of all places, where Chris Evert brought me with a drop shot.
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Lindsay Davenport was saying 12 months ago that this might be her last Wimbledon, but things have completely changed because she's healthy.
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Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots.
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My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C.
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My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball.
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My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
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My mother took me to the Kramer Club every day when she went to work and, when I was 2, got me into a program for kids.
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My sister and I are opposites in many ways. She is six feet tall, while I'm five feet four.
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Pam has always been my glamorous big sister - 13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan.
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Robert became the most important force in my life for my young tennis career. He was part father, part brother, part tyrant. The perfect coach.
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The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn't take it because I was still an amateur.
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To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis.
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Venus has a better shot at beating Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals than Amelie Mauresmo has against Lindsay Davenport.
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Venus hasn't been to the semis for a couple of years in a Grand Slam - she's been coming back from injury.
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We've gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit - to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat.
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When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals.
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Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind.
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