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Quotations From YOULIA MALEEVA

 

  • 1.
    Manuela, why are you crying? Hit the ball down the line, please. Stop crying, thank you. Use some topspin on your backhand now. Please stop crying. Thank you.
    Youlia Maleeva (b. 1945), Bulgarian tennis coach and manager; former tennis champion. As quoted in the New Yorker, p. 38 (July 25, 1994). A former Bulgarian tennis champion, and a coach and manager of her three tennis-star daughters, Maleeva was recounting her outside imprecations to the oldest daughter when she played in the United States for the first time, c. 1986, wearing "a homemade dress" and equipped "with only three racquets." Her opponent was Chris Evert's sister Jeanne.
  • 2.
    Winning is everything.
    Youlia Maleeva (b. 1945), Bulgarian tennis coach and manager. As quoted in the New Yorker, p. 38 (July 25, 1994). A former Bulgarian singles champion in tennis, and now a coach and manager of her three tennis-champion daughters, she was stating her "philosophy."
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