This is what a lifetime committed to a single goal looks likeMore
"Before I came along, the women tennis players were phenomenal athletes. I was this schoolgirl who wasn't anything special, athletically. So when I became number one, I showed girls all over the world that anybody can strive to become a champion. You don't have to be the quickest. You don't have to be the fastest or the strongest."
"In the beginning, I was very resentful. My dad decided five years old was the time to take me from my friend's house to a public tennis court and throw balls to me out of a shopping cart. So I was very upset."