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Born Tuesday 22 February 1972

Occupation: Athlete

Nationality: American

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Seeing the Olympics come to China made me want to get more involved.

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I see tendencies, I see body language.

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I didn't have the ability to blow people off the court, so I needed my legs, my preparation and the ability to think on my feet.

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I was always really strict on myself about doing everything possible to prepare for competition.

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For me, I think the Lord wanted me to win to put a smile on Chinese people's faces.

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As an athlete, I used my speed, agility and quickness to go out and play against the big guys.

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For me, at the French Open, if I wasn't playing my match I was glued to CNN watching the events unfold.

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That's what really seems to be the more difficult aspect - to have the men break through and challenge the best players in the world.

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You can work really hard, but if you're not training in the right way you're not going to improve and get to the level that you want to.

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Nearly all of these Chinese girls that have had success have had coaching from foreign coaches.

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It's not that easy for some of these players in China to get the coaching they need.

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I think I could look back through the past few years at missed opportunities and stuff, but one thing I have learned is not to dwell on missed chances or times where you have failed.

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I have lost a little bit of flexibility, but the doctors say with any kind of torn ligament it is not uncommon for the injury to take 16 months to be 100 percent healed.

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My knee feels good right now. I am definitely able to move about whichever way.

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I feel like I have as good a shot as anybody out there and I have gotten close in the past, so why not have the attitude that I can come out and play great tennis and maybe even win this tournament.

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It's like one of those dreams you have when someone is chasing you. You're running as fast as you can, and someone's trotting behind you, just out of range, trying to grab onto you.

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If you quit once, it's so much easier to quit the second, third, fourth time.

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I just feel like it would be so against my personality to have this struggle in tennis and just give up. I know it's not me, not who I am, and that would probably affect other parts of my life.

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I still have a belief and a faith that some great things are still going to happen in my career. If I didn't believe that, it makes no sense for me to be out there, and on top of that, I know this is a period of time that God wants me to persevere through.

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You know, I feel like if I don't change something, then the results maybe are going to continue the way that they have. That for me is not something that I want to really be a part of.

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