Tennis legend Billie Jean King is reported to have sent Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova (pic) this text message the morning of the final game: "Champions take chances, and pressure is a privilege." Maria says that text advice helped her win perfect sets.
1. Texting can be such a good alternative to email and calls;
2. Champions do take chances, but never thought of pressure as a privilege;
3. I'm slightly annoyed the AP reporter spelled Billie Jean incorrectly;
4. Do we text motivational messages to peers the morning of a big professional challenge?
I believe the quote includes words to live by in pressure-filled professions.