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Steffi Graf quotes

Grass is a surface I have always loved, Wimbledon is a tournament I have always loved.

You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.

My big dream was to work as a photographer for 'National Geographic.'

I don't wake up every day and think about which tournaments I won and which titles I hold. It's something I don't care about.

I am a person who sticks to her word.

I suppose it's amazing how quick life goes by when you have children.

I think it takes people to get to know you and the recognition comes over time.

It's so difficult to find time besides the tennis.

You cannot compare your athletic achievement to the importance of children and giving them a safe environment in which to grow up and enjoy life.

I appreciate very much being injury-free.

I never hanker after the past - I prefer to devote myself to new tasks.

I never look back, I look forward.

Age, what is it? It's not a figure that has ever meant anything to me.

I don't like the word 'businesswoman.' Perhaps 'committed mother' would be the best description.

I have always been guided by striving to show the best that I could. That is what kept me going in tennis and it is the same now.

I knew that maybe I couldn't be playing again, but I just wanted to get in physical shape.

I still take it seriously, but once I go out there I think I've got more relaxed and I think it shows.

I've thrown away lots of my old diaries - you never know who might get their hands on them. But I have kept a few notes on the good old days.

It shifted attention away from that and I've never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway.

The tennis wasn't really very much on my mind, so it wasn't like I was thinking about it all the time.