Johanna Konta: RULES OF LIFE – Tennismood

by: TennisMood October 27, 2016 518

Johanna Konta: RULES OF LIFE – Tennismood

Johanna Konta’s Quotes

  • I don’t think circumstances change who you are as a person. I don’t believe they change your values, unless you willingly would like them to.
  • The tour keeps moving, tournaments keep coming and going, and I think the better job I do, it is staying at present, and healthy, and enjoying what I’m doing. These are more reasons I give you guys to write about me!
  • I try to stay very true to the kind of person that I want to be and the kind of athlete and the kind of professional I continually strive to be.
  • I do take a lot of comfort from structure, from monotonous things. Some of my friends find it so boring, but I like it.
  • Every opponent is a new opponent. Trust me, they don’t give a crap how many matches I have won.
  • I have no fear. No apprehension. I look forward to the challenge.
  • There’s tension (on court), there’re nerves from everybody – my parents, my own, hundreds of people around me and obviously the situation as it is in the match. I’m going to encounter that every single time I play and I hope to be able to encounter that every single time I play because that means there’s a lot of enjoyment there and a lot of just good competitiveness.
  • I really just try to run down as many balls as I can and really just take the chances that I get.
  • I enjoy creating a space around me and not getting too high or too low. But I am continuously looking to get better – not just as a tennis player but also as a person dealing with new experiences.
  • I don’t really look at myself as someone who needs to prove a point to anyone.
  • If you work extremely hard but come off feeling upset about the result – it’s self-destructive. You can hurt yourself. As long as you value the effort you put in yourserf, remain your own best friend.
  • I’m not a fan of drama. I’m not a fan of these sort of things. I do the best that I can with the cards that I have.
  • You have a lot of battles and many are with yourself. The way my personality is – I do internalise some things and I beat myself up on the inside.
  • I just have to work hard on keeping a level in head and being kind to myself because it’s easy to adopt other people’s expectations or opinions about you. But whether I win or lose in the first round or the semis is not going to change my core values. That’s my biggest learning curve.
  • It’s interesting that all the things that I work on in my tennis – staying in the present, staying calm, enjoying the battle – just do not transfer into any other competitive situations.
  • I look to constantly be a better version of myself every time I step out on court.
  • When I go to the gym, I work on getting my muscles stronger and I try to treat my mind in the same manner.
  • I had to experience many situations and emotions to develop and I’m still striving to become the kind of competitor I want to be. It’s hard to stick to your belief in the process when things aren’t going so well. But that’s when it’s most important.
  • As I’ve got older I’ve really had to dig deep and find where my happiness comes from. Why do I play tennis? You get a lot of incredible highs but it can be very lonely with some dark lows. So the biggest thing I’ve learned is finding the reasons for my enjoyment.
  • The way I am on court is not the way I was born. I was different as a junior. But I’ve grown up and a lot of hard work has been put in to get me to the point where I am now. Difficulties come your way at every turn so it’s constantly about reinforcing everything. And I know the work is far from over. I’ll work harder and I’ll get better. It’s pretty simple in the end.
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