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I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when it happened it was very stressful. It was more of a relief!
For me, and most of the other players, too, if you had to pick one of the four Grand Slams, you would pick Wimbledon. It's got tradition, it's got atmosphere, and it's got mystique.
The most special Slam is Wimbledon, of course. But where I feel the best is Melbourne. And you're happy that you're playing. When you get to the middle of the season, everything is week after week, and it's all routine. But when it's Melbourne in January, you are fresh and you want to play. It's nice.
Billy Jean King could not get credit when her husband was in law school and she was winning the Wimbledon, because he had to sign the cards. You know, you had these cases in the '70s of women who were mayors who couldn't get credit unless their husbands signed for them.
That match was late evening and I had the experience of the electricity of the Centre Court because it was packed, a full house for the whole match. It had been a great year for me, first time there and I had the full taste of Wimbledon.
My parents' divorce made an important change in my life. It affected me. After that, when I can't play Wimbledon, it was tough. For one month I was outside the world.
I didn't serve and volley until I got to Wimbledon in '77.
I loved Wimbledon and what it meant, but the surface felt uncomfortable. I just didn't like it, I was a hard-court guy, a Californian kid.
I enjoyed seven years at Wimbledon and there were high and low points.
I got to play in a crowd, play in Wimbledon finals, be the guy on a Davis Cup team for a while. Those are opportunities not a lot of people get. As much as I was disappointed and frustrated at times, I'm not sure that I ever felt sorry for myself or begrudged anybody any of their success.
I think I owe it to myself and my fans in Britain to play one more Wimbledon.
I am glad that Wimbledon is my last slam. I love the atmosphere and courts of SW19, and it is an addiction, which I will find tough to give up.
But, then, Sampras won Wimbledon six times and that automatically puts him among the greatest.
Just because you win the French Open it doesn't mean you can do well at Wimbledon.
Everyone dreams of playing Wimbledon and winning it. I am glad this dream came true for me so fast in my career. It feels great after so many years of struggle.
Winning Wimbledon was a great feeling and it is still a great feeling. It has given me so much confidence.
Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more, I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon; also, winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995.
I'd won the Australian Open twice, but winning Wimbledon takes something special.
The 1927 Wimbledon finals were almost put off because of the rain, which threatened every moment.
Helen Wills Moody
I would love to do well one last time in Melbourne and my dream would be to win Wimbledon and play in the London Olympics.
I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.
I think this is the biggest win in my career. To beat Venus in Wimbledon is just something amazing.
To cry on court during a Wimbledon final, you must feel so lonely.
I think I can win a slam. That's my main goal, and if I could choose one, then yes, it would have to be Wimbledon. But, honestly, I would take any one of them.
I don't know if Wimbledon's seen anything like it. I don't know if they will again. But it was just - it was electric. The Aussie crowd, I'm really proud of them, the way they conducted themselves. You know they're great losers, as well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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