SI.com: What do you tell yourself to keep perspective on your career?
Bouchard: Look at the big picture and down the road. I want to do as well as I can as soon as I can, but it also takes patience and time and experience. Obviously, the game is getting older. The more experienced players are doing better now than they were in the past. Maria Sharapova winning Wimbledon at 17, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen again. It’s a different game now. I need to stay focused and work on my game and it will come.
I'm a little behind on my reading, but i just read Maria's interview in Shape
SHAPE: Do you write in English or Russian?
Maria: English. I feel like people are going to read these journals eventually, so i should write in English first. I would love to write a book someday. People always ask me how i got to where i am, and i'd like to share my story with a younger generation.
I don't care if Maria writes a book as thick as Harry Potter, im reading all of it - twice.