Billie Jean King, interviewed about the WTT exhibition match in Melbourne
I bet Heather [Watson] found it a quite different mindset playing a junior event with big expectations of her, compared to playing the women’s tour where she has nothing to lose.
Tell us about your tattoo.
Yeah, because I was 16 years old with my boyfriend. Yeah, now it's my husband. So I just want for the long time to have something to do for the love. Yeah.
What is it?
Rose with heart.
Surprisingly, the women’s side has had some interesting matches, too.
I swear they're hitting the ball harder. I didn't think it was possible.
Billie Jean King, referring to Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin
I know if I give her a chance, maybe she just beat me. So I was trying to hold on every point. I didn't want to give her chance.
Li has beaten you the last two occasions. What does she have that you find difficult playing against?
I don't know. I had chances in both my matches and I didn't take them. Against her, you need to just play on your highest level the whole match through and keep concentrated and keep a lot of balls in play.
What do you have to do to beat her (Serena)?