Does Age Bring Wisdom?
Billie Jean King
"Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.
When you're playing a tennis match, you can't say, "Stop, I want to do another take," or "Can I play that over?" That's the way sports are. They're very real that way. So they teach you lessons in life, but the most important one is accepting responsibility. You have to make a decision, live with the consequence. That's what tennis does with every ball that comes to me, and I just use my experience in tennis in everyday life now and it's fabulous. It's been a great journey to learn those lessons."