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Jennifer Capriati Quotes
Jennifer Capriati Quotes
"But, you know, I just want to play well and have fun playing well." "Coming back after the layoff, I wasn't really sure what to expect." "Forget about tennis, I was scared to open my mouth. I didn't even feel worthy of saying something and not sounding stupid." "I do still have some of the experience from playing, but it's been so long since I've been out in those quarters, semis, finals, the important final matches, just against the top players." "I feel like I've started a new chapter in my life, and I need to leave the past behind." "I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have that instinct as much as knowing what to do, what shots to hit, where to place the ball, things like that." "I just want to get to the level where I can say that that's my level, just try to play well, get up there." "I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened, and I must also say, many lies." "I mean, I feel like just a new person completely." "I mean, I'm tired of like every time I read something about myself, I always read that little tidbit about the past." "I mean, obviously, a lot of people know me around the world. Kids know me." "I took a different path, one you might not expect. But along the path, I learned a lot about my life - about life." "I was an emotional basket case." "I'm happy with what I've done but it's a challenge to try to win more." "I'm just happy to be playing and to have the results I've had. If nothing ever happened from here on, I still feel I've had a noteworthy career." "If I knew there would be so much pain in learning life's lessons, I would have been hesitant to take the path that I took." "It doesn't matter whether I qualify or wildcards." "It wasn't my tennis that made me lose, it was a lot of different things going on, high drama, high emotion." "Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity." "Now a lot has changed and I can separate a lot of things." "People want to hear what I have to say and respect what I say." "Tennis is what I do and is part of who I am." "That's kind of what I've been trying to figure out is what my happy medium is, where is just the middle, not too much." "To win Grand Slams you have to be in the right frame of mind, the right physical shape." "What I want out of tennis is not necessarily just winning." "Yes, I made mistakes by rebelling, by acting out in confused ways." "You know, I'm confident before I go out and play a match that I know, you know, I've put in the work and like I feel confident that I am going to go out there and play well." "I learned that it will be fun if it's all like this. [on reaching her first final in 1990]"