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The Best Tennis Quote Ever

"This tennis ball machine will challenge all of your strokes, not just your forehand and backhand."
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"This tennis ball machine will challenge all of your strokes, not just your forehand and backhand."
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ITF: “She is the sole author of her own misfortune.”
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Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!

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"There are hundreds of players like her in America." (Tracy Austin, after beating 13-year-old Steffi Graf in 1982)
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"There are hundreds of players like her in America." (Tracy Austin, after beating 13-year-old Steffi Graf in 1982)
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"There are hundreds of players like her in America." (Tracy Austin, after beating 13-year-old Steffi Graf in 1982)
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"She thinks she's the fucking Venus Williams."

Come on now. That's a billion times better than anything else

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“I used to want to be like John McEnroe. I wanted to be like him as a person. That controversy was very exciting for me back then.” - Serena Williams (who was nicknamed ‘Serena Blackenroe Williams” as a kid)

“When Serena was ten she was the only girl in the academy that used to play tag with a closed fist.” -Rick Macci

“Given the same chance as others have had, blacks could dominate tennis in as little as ten to fifteen years just as they have in other sports. If it ever happened it would create problems because their behavior, speech, and dress is just a completely different culture. Tennis is a very conservative game with deep roots grounded in Victorian English moral codes and traditions. Minorities-in particular, inner-city minorities -have cultural norms that are diametrically opposite those of upper-middle- and upper-class white American standards.” -Arthur Ashe (1988)

“When I first started playing tennis I wanted to be the greatest of all time and the closer I got to being called that, the more I realized that’s bullshit because you can’t compare [different] generations. And you can’t compare Suzanne Lenglen to me because if i had been born then and played then, I would have been a different player. But what you can do is take people from their generation and see how much they dominated it. And perhaps you can say Suzanne Lenglen was on par with me. And I’m on par with Steffi Graf.’ - Martina Navratilova

Venus should go straight to the Hall of Fame. She’s going to be there anyway, so why waste time?” -Richard Williams

“I watched Serena and Venus play, and they’re not that good. They’ve been given more attention than me and they don’t know how to play points or how to win....I’m not worried about them.” - Anna K

“I’m not Venus Williams. I’m not Serena Williams. I’m feminine. I don’t want to look like they do. I’m not masculine like they are.” - Anna K

When asked about naming the all time top five Martina Navratilova replied by saying, “I’m not going to give the order because that’s impossible. Without the [1993] stabbing, Monica Seles would definitely be up there. But Monica doesn’t have the numbers, unfortunately. She had the talent for it, but it was taken away. That being said, I have to say Steffi, Billie Jean [King], Margaret Court, Chris Everet, and Suzanne Lenglen. -Martina Navratilova

Gabriela Sabatini said that Steffi had lost the confidience of being #1. Steffi Graf responded by saying, "How would she know how a number one plays, she's never been number one?"

My favorite quotes about Steffi:

“Steffi Graf is the greatest singles player of all time.” -Billie Jean King

“I think Steffi Graf’s game is perfect. She’s the best all-around player of all-time regardless of surface” - Martina Navratilova

"Steffi was a great legend, an icon and still is . . . We were not like sisters, not best friends. We both had the same goals. But everybody is going to remember her as Steffi Graf, the great." - Martina Hingis

"Steffi had an unbelievable career, did it with a lot of class. She went out and got the job done and made the racket do the talking. I have always looked up to her the way she approached the game. She worked very hard and is a great athlete. But she has nothing to be ashamed of after winning 22 Grand Slams. That is not easy." -Pete Sampras

“In my opinion Steffi is the best lady that has ever played, dominated on every surface.” - Andre Agassi

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To be fair to Ana K she said those things early in her career. She gets along great with the sisters now and since then, she's said a lot of nice things about em'.

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Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
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Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!

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yeah, that's an all-time classic quote!

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Some of Hingis's quotes are absolutely priceless. Sure, they're rude and immature but they're hilarious.

"What rivalry? I win all the matches." - on Anna K.
"Next time I have to play mixed doubles, but I have to give someone else a chance to win an event." - after winning the 1997 AO Women's title
"She's old and slow." - on terminating her doubles partner with Novotna
"Steffi has had some results in the past, but it's a faster, more athletic game now than when she played. She is old now. Her time has passed."

and there's more. Ah, Martina, gotta love her.

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lol. Although I didn't plan on this becoming a list of quotes (I just thought Lobster's quote was hilarious) I'm glad it did.
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Some more classics:
"Today I smash rackets for tomorrow we die." (Marat Safin)

"I would be really excellent in a horror film because I have a great scream. I'd be really good in a comedy too. I'm top, top, top quality." (Serena Williams)
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