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Top 50 Maria Sharapova Quotes (TENNIS)

Top 10 Most Famous Maria Sharapova Quotes (BEST)

“You can’t control what people say about you and what they think about you. You can’t plan for bad luck. You can only work your hardest and do your best and tell the truth. In the end, it’s the effort that matters. The rest is beyond your control.”

Maria Sharapova
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.
I’m focused on going out every day and doing my best.
I’m focused on going out every day and doing my best.
I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.
I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.
I don’t think it’s for them to have an opinion, because they don’t have the facts.
I don’t think it’s for them to have an opinion, because they don’t have the facts.

“When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.”

Maria Sharapova
If you don't know where you come from, you don't know who you are.
If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know who you are.
I’ve always believed that you have to train harder than you play. That’s how you win — so that the match, when it comes, comes as a kind of break.
I’ve always believed that you have to train harder than you play. That’s how you win — so that the match, when it comes, comes as a kind of break.
Every loss teaches you something. The quicker you learn from the losses, then forget about the actual losing, the better off you will be.
Every loss teaches you something. The quicker you learn from the losses, then forget about the actual losing, the better off you will be.
Everyone wants to be with you when you win Grand Slams, but who will stick close when the whole world turns on you That's the question.
Everyone wants to be with you when you win Grand Slams, but who will stick close when the whole world turns on you? That’s the question.

12 Maria Sharapova Quotes on Success and Winning

“And you train, in this world, not for one match or for one tournament or for one season, but for an entire career, which will continue until they make you leave the last court on the final day.”

Maria Sharapova
I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova.
I’m not the next anyone, I’m the first Maria Sharapova.
The good players win when everything is working. The great players win even when nothing is working...
The good players win when everything is working. The great players win even when nothing is working…
Being ranked number one is not enough — I had to prove that I deserved to be ranked number one. I had to win that second Grand Slam.
Being ranked number one is not enough — I had to prove that I deserved to be ranked number one. I had to win that second Grand Slam.
I'm an athlete. I go out there and fight my heart out.
I’m an athlete. I go out there and fight my heart out.

“Nothing makes you want something more than having it and losing it. Until I got that top ranking, I hadn’t realized how much I’d wanted it. Now, more than anything, I wanted it back.”

Maria Sharapova
I wanted to prove myself again... I wanted to beat them all. I was eighteen years old, the reigning Wimbledon champ, with nothing but time in front of me.
I wanted to prove myself again… I wanted to beat them all. I was eighteen years old, the reigning Wimbledon champ, with nothing but time in front of me.
Winning a tennis match is a bit like receiving religious faith. You can't get there by work alone. You need grace, and you can't ever take it for granted.
Winning a tennis match is a bit like receiving religious faith. You can’t get there by work alone. You need grace, and you can’t ever take it for granted.

“The player who keeps working five minute after everyone else has quit, who carries on late in the third set when the wind is blowing and the rain is coming down, wins.”

Maria Sharapova
You have your bad moments in your career and your good moments. And it's been a good ride so far, but it's not over yet.
You have your bad moments in your career and your good moments. And it’s been a good ride so far, but it’s not over yet.
I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.
I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.

“I’ve been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.”

Maria Sharapova

6 Maria Sharapova Quotes on Tennis

“To beat me, you had to break my serve, which did not break as easily as it had before. That’s when I became dangeroud. That’s when all those defeats turned into victories. At age fifteen, I began to win, and win consistently. My serve propelled me into a golden era, some of the best years of my career. But I would eventually pay a price for that serve and the tremendous pressure it put on my shoulder.”

Maria Sharapova
I'm just a very tough person when I go on the court, and I really don't want to lose.
I’m just a very tough person when I go on the court, and I really don’t want to lose.
I mean, I think I'm doing a lot better than other people that have had shoulder surgery in their careers. Some people have never come back.
I mean, I think I’m doing a lot better than other people that have had shoulder surgery in their careers. Some people have never come back.
As an individual, I take every match seriously, no matter who I'm going to play.
As an individual, I take every match seriously, no matter who I’m going to play.
I try not to hit a swing volley and run back. So my swing volley is kind of that transition to the net. It's been one of my favorite shots ever since I was young.
I try not to hit a swing volley and run back. So my swing volley is kind of that transition to the net. It’s been one of my favorite shots ever since I was young.

“I’ve been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.”

Maria Sharapova

11 WiseMaria Sharapova Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“It’s always tough when you lose – you’ve worked so hard for that moment and it hasn’t gone the way you wanted. But you have to realise there’s always a bright side, you have to pick yourself up and get ready for the next game.”

Maria Sharapova
No matter what you study, the thing that you know best is what you grew up with.
No matter what you study, the thing that you know best is what you grew up with.
I hope people take away every kind of lesson, good and bad.
I hope people take away every kind of lesson, good and bad.
When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner - and how that winner might be me.
When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner – and how that winner might be me.
I don’t worry about what my opponent is doing.

“I don’t follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, ‘Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.’ I just like being myself.”

Maria Sharapova
My main goal is to stay healthy because when you’re injured you realise how lucky you are to have your health.
My main goal is to stay healthy because when you’re injured you realise how lucky you are to have your health.
At the beginning, it’s all you have a simple forehand, a simple backhand. It’s all you have at the end, too.
At the beginning, it’s all you have: a simple forehand, a simple backhand. It’s all you have at the end, too.
The more matches I play, the more confident I get.
The more matches I play, the more confident I get.
When I walk through that gate to the court, that’s my escape. I block out everything, good and bad.
When I walk through that gate to the court, that’s my escape. I block out everything, good and bad.
I can't please everyone. That's not in my J.D., you know, not in my job description.
I can’t please everyone. That’s not in my J.D., you know, not in my job description.

7 InspirationalMaria Sharapova Quotes About Life

“If I’m nervous, it means I had to work hard to get there, whether it’s playing in a tournament or speaking at an event. So I try to stop and be proud of getting to live in that moment.”

Maria Sharapova
When you're going through tough moments, you never know when you're going to have good moments.
When you’re going through tough moments, you never know when you’re going to have good moments.
Music is a part of my life all the time – on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court.
Music is a part of my life all the time – on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court.

“If you’re able to help some people and make them smile and make them realize that life is good, then that’s worth so much more than buying a pair of shoes.”

Maria Sharapova
Sometimes when you're putting the work in it just seems so, so hard, and you never know when that work's going to pay off.
Sometimes when you’re putting the work in it just seems so, so hard, and you never know when that work’s going to pay off.
I know my roots and I cannot forget the journey I made.
I know my roots and I cannot forget the journey I made.
If I can create something that allows a woman to feel better - that is the true reward.
If I can create something that allows a woman to feel better – that is the true reward.

4 Maria Sharapova Quotes on Fashion

“I want my handbags and my shoes to be stylish but I want to make sure that they’re versatile. I travel and I have to make sure the pieces I put into my bag can go with a dress or with shorts or jeans.”

Maria Sharapova
I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court.
I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court.
I'm just like every other girl who likes to shop, likes to look good, likes to spend time with friends.
I’m just like every other girl who likes to shop, likes to look good, likes to spend time with friends.
Ever since I was young I loved making things and being part of the design process.
Ever since I was young I loved making things and being part of the design process.

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