How the German player achieved the Women's Tennis Association World No. 1 ranking
"It's always been my dream, winning Grand Slams and being the number one player in the world. The really tough work—it all pays off when you're standing there holding the trophy. That's the best feeling."
"I started playing when I was three years old. My parents played, so I grew up on the tennis courts. I remember I won against my mom when I was 12 or 13. With my father, he's still playing really well. Actually, I don't know if I've won playing against him, to be honest."
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"I hear the crowd: It's tough to block it out completely. I tried once, but it felt wrong, so I'm trying to hear everything and see what's happening. That's a really big part of tennis."
"It was always my goal. Now it's happened, and it's not so easy, actually, to really get used to it—to wake up every morning and tell myself, 'Okay, you really are now the number one player in the world.' It takes time, but it's all positive emotions."
"It's easy [to stay humble] because my team and my parents treat me the same. I'm always telling them, 'Please, treat me like I am not a tennis person. Treat me like me, not nicely because I'm winning.' [My team] did it with me, they went with me all the way—the ups and downs and everything."
"I like [being] a motivation to all the young kids playing tennis. In Germany, football was and still is the biggest sport. I'm trying to show the young children to pick up a racket, believe in their dreams, and never give up."
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