I just remember I lost, and that was that. I got really popular; a lot of people were telling me I was, like, super cool, that they never saw me so intense.
Serena Williams, on the 2009 U.S. Open foot fault incident
She's the type of player who needs to remind herself about the feet.
Tracy Austin, observing Maria Sharapova
I absolutely loved the atmosphere today. I thought everyone was going to be supporting Maria.
You know, I've always wanted to win the U.S. Open Series, so I can check that off the list. I just have a couple more checks and then it will be good.
I was four, and I walked through my parents' bedroom. I think they were watching Wimbledon or something, and I decided I wanted Venus's dress. They told me if I played tennis they'd buy me a tennis dress. I said, All right, I'll try it. I have been playing ever since.