Wimbledon legends: What I learnt from pro tennis

Wimbledon 2021 is back, after a year's hiatus due to the pandemic. While this year's tournament will be missing two star players, Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal, there will be plenty of incredible talent to watch and enjoy.

But behind all the skill we see during matches, there have been years of hard work, preparation and overcoming setbacks. BBC Bitesize spoke to tennis legends to find out what their sporting careers have taught them about life.

It's about having a tough day and saying I'm going to go out tomorrow with 100% effort. There are always those highs and lows and you gotta roll with them - Tracy Austin

Top Tips

  • Thoroughly prepare for the task at hand

  • Build resilience, there will be ups and downs in all we do

  • Be disciplined in the way you approach things

  • Set goals - it will help you know what you're aiming for and when you've achieved it

  • Acknowledge when you successfully achieve your goals. It will help build your confidence

  • Try and project confidence when you approach a task, even if you don't feel it!

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