Stuart Miller on the odd superstitions in tennis:
Justin Gimelstob, another player turned TV analyst, said that the line between routines and superstition could be “blurred pretty quickly.” For instance, Goran Ivanisevic started each day of his run to the 2001 Wimbledon title by watching “Teletubbies.”
And the disgusting ones:
Serena Williams ties her shoes exactly the same way before each match. She also reportedly wears the same pair of socks throughout a tournament, and will not wash them as long as she is winning, even in a Grand Slam event that lasts two weeks.