Top Tennis Quotes

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1. "This is a dream from when I was kid. I'm playing tennis almost 18 years, and of course everybody's dream is to play the final of a Grand Slam."
Author: Agnieszka Radwanska
2. "I am always working out, whether I am on vacation or at home. When in La Jolla, I like to surf, play tennis, and golf - but surfing is definitely my favorite."
Author: Alexander Ludwig
3. "I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window."
Author: Alice Munro
4. "Fu davvero una grande cosa per me, perché il tennis è uno sport così solitario ed essere in grado di giocare per qualcun altro, per qualcos'altro, per qualcosa più grande di te ma comunque in relazione con te, è un grande senso di soddisfazione... e per me giocare per il mio Paese e, ancor più importante, giocare per realizzare ciò che mio padre aveva sperato e che non era riuscito a realizzare nella sua esperienza olimpica... sentivo che stavo giocando per qualcosa più grande di me e l'avere lui lì era parte di questo."
Author: Andre Agassi
5. "I love being outdoors, playing beach tennis, going for runs in the sand, or doing a three-hour hike with my best girlfriend, Mieko."
Author: AnnaLynne McCord
6. "I love jeans, T-shirts, boots, and tennis shoes."
Author: Ashley Benson
7. "It's tough when you're No. 1. You don't have any private life, you can't even walk anywhere. I think that was one reason why I lost my motivation to play tennis."
Author: Bjorn Borg
8. "I adore Wilkie Collins," Tessa cried. "Oh—Armadale! And The Woman in White …Are you laughing at me?""Not at you," said Will, grinning, "more because of you. I've never seen anyone get soexcited over books before. You'd think they were diamonds.""Well, they are, aren't they? Isn't there anything you love like that? And don't say ‘spats' or ‘lawn tennis' or something silly.""Good Lord," he said with mock horror, "it's like she knows me already."
Author: Cassandra Clare
9. "It was so inspiring for me to watch tennis growing up. I thought I was really good playing, until my brother told me I wasn't!"
Author: Christine Taylor
10. "Well, I think, you know, the university and the high schools are also important, but depends how I'm going to do in tennis - well, I hope. I mean, it depends, so I don't know yet."
Author: Daniela Hantuchova
11. "Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court."
Author: Dean Cain
12. "They play at gods,' said Piedar Dooly, and spat. 'French and English alike. Gods out of hell would you say, harrowing green land for their tennis courts and dressing lapdogs in treasure that would keep half Ireland in bread for a year. The heroes of Tara would have put them face to schisty face and used them for millstones."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
13. "I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it."
Author: Doug Davidson
14. "In that conversation with Richard, Kris did precisely what she'd done before offering her tennis quitting advice from years before. She paid attention. Instead of getting swept up in a reaction--regardless of how legitimate it would have been--she unseated herself and chose to focus on what Richard was saying. That kind of awareness is rare. It's rare in a person and even more so with a couple."
Author: Fawn Weaver
15. "I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is."
Author: Helen Wills Moody
16. "Thou asks, puttar, the purpose of life. This is a very large question indeed from one so young. It is a very quick question to answer, however, and this you will understand one day, or even sooner. Love and be loved, and do a little bit of good. That is the purpose of life, even though tennis is not cricket."
Author: Ian B.G. Burns
17. "Some settlers began with no implements but an ax. In conversation, the subject of axes--their ideal weight, their proper helves--was more popular than politics or religion. A man who made good axes, who knew the secrets of tempering the steel and getting the center of gravity right, received the celebrity of an artist and might act accordingly. The best ax maker in southern Indiana was "a dissolute, drunken genius, named Richardson." Men who really knew how to chop became famous, too. An ax blow requires the same timing of weight shift and wrist action as a golf swing, and as in golf those who where good at it taught others; sometimes all the men in one district learned their stroke from the same axman extraordinaire. A good stroke had a "sweetness" similar to the sound of a well-struck golf or tennis ball, and gave a satisfaction which moved the work along."
Author: Ian Frazier
18. "I knew her like a book. I really did. I mean, besides checkers, she was quite fond of all athletic sports, and after I got to know her, the whole summer long we played tennis together almost every morning and golf almost every afternoon. I really got to know her quite intimately. I don't mean it was anything physical or anything?it wasn't?but we saw each other all the time. You don't always have to get too sexy to get to know a girl."
Author: J.D. Salinger
19. "I think it was the right time for me to retire because nowadays tennis is too incredibly fast and you can say that my style tennis went out of fashion."
Author: Jana Novotna
20. "Thanks. For everything. I mean it.' A slow grin edged onto his face. ‘You're worth it…Princess.' Her tennis show hit the door a second after it closed."
Author: Jana Oliver
21. "I'm a big sports guy - golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding - and I love games."
Author: Jason Dohring
22. "These girls play tennis first and foremost, the fact that many of them are very glamorous is a major bonus for any promoter."
Author: John Lindsay
23. "Acting is like a sporting match; a tennis game, but no one should win or lose. The game's the thing!"
Author: Jon Polito
24. "If you're working with someone who you get on with and you're supposed to hate them on the screen, then you get this playful challenge thing where you're trying to one-up each other and that's really interesting. Sometimes it can become like tennis. The harder you hit the ball back, then the harder the hit it back to you."
Author: Joseph Morgan
25. "A man will reveal his true self, or so it seems, on the tennis court."
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
26. "I feel like my whole life only tennis."
Author: Li Na
27. "I don't think tennis is a glamour game, not at all."
Author: Mahesh Bhupathi
28. "I was not above filching empty candy bar wrappers fromtrash bins at the park or picking up the back cards of batteries fromstore parking lots. My children all sported Hershey shirts but atevery few of the required candy bars themselves to get them. Tripsto the pool were the most rewarding, where candy was sold at theconcession stand and the trash receptacles were overflowing withwrappers. On neighborhood trash day, the children and I walkedup and down the alleys, where we confiscated extra Pampers pointsto send in for savings bonds and toys. Even the tennis shoes mychildren wore on these jaunts were obtained free from the Huggiesdiaper company."
Author: Mary Potter Kenyon
29. "I love sports. I've played basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track and field growing up."
Author: Michael B. Jordan
30. "I did realise more than ever, after the stabbing, that tennis is a business - a tough business."
Author: Monica Seles
31. "In the back of my mind's eye, everything had a fuzzy green haze on it, like a brand-new tennis ball. The world was getting its Shine on."
Author: Nalo Hopkinson
32. "Love means nothing to a Tennis player! :)"
Author: Nathanael Richmond
33. "I'm just glad Open tennis is here. It's great for the game. That's more important."
Author: Pancho Gonzales
34. "I tried all kinds of sports when I was a kid, like soccer and tennis and golf, and, in fact, started skating to be able to play hockey."
Author: Patrick Chan
35. "He took me in skeptically. "Darling, the ensemble is fabulous," he said, patting my hand, eyeing my black jacket, black tie, black silk shirt, and heavily pegged black satin pants, "but I'm not so sure about the white sneakers.""But they're essential to my costume.""Your costume? What are you dressed as?""A tennis player in mourning."
Author: Patti Smith
36. "I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches."
Author: Pete Sampras
37. "We need saints without cassocks, without veils - we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends (...) We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theatre. We need saints that are open, sociable, normal, happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints"."
Author: Pope Francis
38. "Speech, tennis, music, skiing, manners, love- you try them waking and perhaps balk at the jump, and then you're over. You've caught the rhythm of them once and for all, in your sleep at night. The city, of course, can wreck it. So much insomnia. So many rhythms collide. The salesgirl, the landlord, the guests, the bystanders, sixteen varieties of social circumstance in a day. Everyone has the power to call your whole life into question here. Too many people have access to your state of mind. Some people are indifferent to dislike, even relish it. Hardly anyone I know."
Author: Renata Adler
39. "I enjoy tennis, though don't play very often nowadays, and skiing... oh yes and swimming."
Author: Roger Moore
40. "Tennis takes care of everything. It requires agility and quickness to get to the ball, core strength to get power into your shorts and stamina to last for an entire match. In addition to toning your arms and shoulders, it's a total body workout for your legs and abs, and works your heart and core unlike any other sport."
Author: Samantha Stosur
41. "I think all tennis players have to struggle through the early stages of their career. We start off playing tournaments and really just get by. I always had a dream to play in the big tournaments and never have doubted if it was worth it. Having to battle a little early on in my career makes it all the more worthwhile now."
Author: Samantha Stosur
42. "I think Serena Williams is the best tennis player of this generation, if not the best ever. It is amazing for her to be playing as well as she is at the age of 31."
Author: Samantha Stosur
43. "That $27,000 that a young player will now get just for making the main draw at the Australian Open is huge. It can set them up for a couple of months which at that level you really do need that kind of help. It sounds like a lot of money, but when you're travelling the world trying to make it as a tennis player, it doesn't last long."
Author: Samantha Stosur
44. "He looked nearly inconspicuous, a handsome man in faded Levi's and tennis shoes. A Yankees baseball cap covered his dark hair, the bill shadowing his features. Casual. Beautiful. A day's growth of beard on his jaw did little to detract from his excruciating attractiveness. "She's eight months old, but she knows how to flirt," the baby's mother said. "Let go of the nice man's shirt, Gabbi." She dislodged the child's hand, then told Adrian, "I'm sorry. She must like the colors on your T-shirt." Eight-month-old Gabbi's big blue eyes were fixed on Adrian's face, not on his T-shirt. Billie released a shaky breath. Good God. Even babies weren't immune."
Author: Shelby Reed
45. "It's really football, tennis, and golf that I watch other than hockey."
Author: Sidney Crosby
46. "I'd rather be able to play great tennis at a slam than make eight finals of little tournaments and then lose first round of a slam. That doesn't sound too good."
Author: Sloane Stephens
47. "The day you give priority to bogus ethics over human reactions, you become a loser. Human reactions are priceless. Rules should never, ever stifle emotions. Tennis is a very human game facing a great danger that it will be strangulated in a cat's cradle of unnecessary or inhumane rules."
Author: Ted Tinling
48. "It's like playing tennis, you play a different rally with different people. Every actor is different and the chemistry between actors is different."
Author: Tom Hiddleston
49. "Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can't play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there."
Author: Venus Williams
50. "The tennis challenger starts strong but soon loses confidence in his playing. The champion racks up the games. But in the final set, when the challenger has nothing left to lose, he becomes relaxed again, insouciant, daring. Suddenly he's playing like the devil and the champion must work hard to get those last points."
Author: Yann Martel

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