I was actually really happy for her. She’s been around a really long time. We’ve had a number of matches. I’ve beaten her a lot. She played so well today. She had an attitude that I think a lot of people can learn from: just to always stay positive and to never give up. I was really inspired by that. So, honestly, she’s a really good girl. If I couldn’t win, I’m happy she did. (x)
During the last few decades of the 19th century the rise of leisure activities and sport, as part of good health, gave rise to a whole new class of clothing: sportswear. This darling four-piece outfit consists of a bib-like shirt, over jacket, sash and skirt.
Four piece tennis or croquet outfit, 1885-1895, cotton. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, N0102.1952a-d.
Just knowing that I’m not just playing for me and I don’t want to let anyone down. I’m playing for my team, I’m playing for everyone in the crowd, for the whole country – it’s a big responsibility, but as Billie Jean always said, pressure is a privilege. (x)