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55 Inspiring Serena Williams Quotes (TENNIS)

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“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”

Serena Williams
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
As a Black tennis player, I looked different... But when I stepped onto the court, I could compete with anyone.
As a Black tennis player, I looked different… But when I stepped onto the court, I could compete with anyone.
I don’t have regrets. I don’t live in the past. I live in the present and learn not to make the same mistakes in the future.
I don’t have regrets. I don’t live in the past. I live in the present and learn not to make the same mistakes in the future.
I just never give up. I fight to the end. You can’t go out and say, ‘I want a bag of never-say-die spirit.’ It’s not for sale. It has to be innate.
I just never give up. I fight to the end. You can’t go out and say, ‘I want a bag of never-say-die spirit.’ It’s not for sale. It has to be innate.

“Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope.”

Serena Williams
I don’t like to lose - at anything… yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.
I don’t like to lose – at anything… yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.
I just hate to lose. When I am on the court, it is like my life depends on it.
I just hate to lose. When I am on the court, it is like my life depends on it.
I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.
I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.
Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.
Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.

11 Inspirational Serena Williams Quotes on Success

“With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again. That’s what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don’t want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more.”

Serena Williams
Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.
Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.
I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position.
I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you’ve ever had.
Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you’ve ever had.

“Being strong is never easy. Not in this world we are living in… Standing up for yourself is not going to be easy, but it’s always eventually respected. Those are the people who’ve made a difference in this world, people that stand up for what’s right. If you look at history, those are the people that you really remember.”

Serena Williams
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
I’ve always been a fighter and I’ve always fought through things my whole life.
I’ve always been a fighter and I’ve always fought through things my whole life.
Don't let anyone work harder than you do.
Don’t let anyone work harder than you do.
If I don't get it right, I don't stop until I do.
If I don’t get it right, I don’t stop until I do.

11 WiseSerena Williams Quotes (WISDOM)

Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.”

Serena Williams
I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.
I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.
Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it
Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?
I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.
You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.
If Plan A isn't working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.
If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.

“Venus told me the other day that champions don’t get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn’t get nervous and just do the best I can.”

Serena Williams
I try not to have too many rituals because I believe that rituals don’t help you win. I used to do rituals a lot and it was crazy.
I try not to have too many rituals because I believe that rituals don’t help you win. I used to do rituals a lot and it was crazy.
I’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.
I’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.
I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.
I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.
Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.
Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.

12 Serena Williams Quotes on Playing Tennis and Winning

“I’m not used to crying. It’s a little difficult. All my life I’ve had to fight. It’s just another fight I’m going to have to learn how to win, that’s all. I’m just going to have to keep smiling.”

Serena Williams
All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don’t go to practice, I’m thinking about it all day.
All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don’t go to practice, I’m thinking about it all day.
To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.
To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.
There’s one thing I’m really good at, and that’s hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I’m excellent.
There’s one thing I’m really good at, and that’s hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I’m excellent.

“Think of all the girls who could become top athletes but quit sports because they’re afraid of having too many defined muscles and being made fun of or called unattractive.”

Serena Williams
I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.
I’m really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I’m really sexy.
I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.
I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.
If I’m winning, I have to act like I’m not bored. If it’s a tough match, I have to act like I’m having a good time. I’m a drama queen.
If I’m winning, I have to act like I’m not bored. If it’s a tough match, I have to act like I’m having a good time. I’m a drama queen.

“I’ll always think about what I could have done better. Could I have come up on the net? Been more consistent? It’s not anger. It’s analysing: What can I do next time?”

Serena Williams
We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.
We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.
I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.
I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.
Am I the greatest I don’t know. I’m the greatest that I can be.
Am I the greatest? I don’t know. I’m the greatest that I can be.

11 Serena Williams Quotes About Life and Love

“I’m an athlete and I’m black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I’m paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, ‘You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.’”

Serena Williams
I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I’m still learning to love myself.
I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I’m still learning to love myself.
I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy – it took me a while.
I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy – it took me a while.
I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.
I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.

“Sport has literally changed my life. I’m here because of sport. It has given me a lot of confidence, a lot of courage, and a lot of discipline. It’s helped me to be the person that I’ve grown to be today.”

Serena Williams
Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.
I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.

“I’ve learned to love me. I’ve been like this my whole life and I embrace me. I love how I look. I am a full woman and I’m strong, and I’m powerful, and I’m beautiful at the same time.”

Serena Williams
When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself.
When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself.
I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.

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