'You only live once. And I can tell you for a fact, you’ll only end up regretting it if you let cool opportunities pass you by. So do the guest spots on TV, do the magazine shoots. Be creative. Push yourself to explore things you never thought you’d be into. And build relationships and skills that will help you for your life after tennis.'

That’s another big one. I cannot stress that enough.

Tennis won’t last forever, Caroline. Plan for your future. Think about what you’d like to do next and take steps to set yourself up for a successful life after you play your last pro match.

You love fashion, so learn as much as you can about that field. If you can combine your passion for clothing design with all the business knowledge Dad will pass along over the years, you’ll be in great shape for a second career.

'Plan for your future. Think about what you’d like to do next and take steps to set yourself up for a successful life after you play your last pro match.'

Lees hier de hele brief die Caroline zichzelf schreef!