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From one match to the next, I kept on winning.
 

I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.
 

I didn't want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot.
 

I started tennis around age 2.
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I was planning to remain an amateur for a while.
 

I won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980.
 

Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots.
 

My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C.
 

My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball.
 

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
 

My sister and I are opposites in many ways. She is six feet tall, while I'm five feet four.
 

Pam has always been my glamorous big sister - 13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan.
 

The prize money for first place was $2,800, but I didn't take it because I was still an amateur.
 

To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis.
 

Venus hasn't been to the semis for a couple of years in a Grand Slam - she's been coming back from injury.
 

We've gotta give Richard Williams a lot of credit - to give us two number one champions is a phenomenal feat.
 

When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals.
 

Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind.