Billie King Quotes

20 Billie King quotes:

"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity."
"No one changes the world who isn't obsessed."
"Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport."
"I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much."
"I knew after my first lesson what I wanted to do with my life."
"Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad."
"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion."
"The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing."
"At 62 you want to keep moving; that's important."
"In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports."
"Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever."
"I call them the first generation of men of the women's movement. They have tears in their eyes, they're in their late 40s and 50s. 'I was really young when I watched your match, I have a daughter now. I cannot tell you how that changed my life and how I raise my daughter."
Author: King Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning."
Author: King Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"In the complete overall history of tennis, I figure I'll be worth a sentence or two. . . . That's why my place in the all-time rankings means so very little to me, because I know I won't be anybody's number one, and it's that same old thing: if you're not number one, then what does it really matter?"
Author: King Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Missouri is home to several of the finest public tennis facilities in the nation. This one, named for the founder of the famed Davis Cup, is located in Forrest Park, the second largest public park in the country."
Author: King Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"The home of the U.S. Open is the largest public tennis facility in the world and operates almost year-round. It has 45 courts, including a great indoor setup, and all of the famed outdoor courts where the current greats of the game do battle. The center runs a number of programs for players of all ages and playing levels — it's great to drop in and pick up a game."
Author: King Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball."
"A lot of sports, over the years, become a game. If you are into tennis, it becomes part of your lifestyle."
Author: King Quotes Category: Sports Quotes Lifestyle Quotes
"The trouble with being number one in the world - in anything - is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position, and that is something of a driving, perfectionist attitude, so that once you do achieve number one, you don't relax and enjoy"
Author: King Quotes Category: Perfection Quotes
"Champions keep playing until they get it right."
Author: King Quotes Category: Perseverance Quotes

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