30 Most Inspiring Serena Williams Quotes On Tennis & Success
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Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who topped the ranking in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for several years. She is the former No. 1 in women’s singles tennis and has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles that neither woman nor man accomplished during an open era. With her powerful style and play, she revolutionized women’s tennis.
Serena was born in Saginaw, Michigan, US, on September 26, 1981, to the couple Richard and Oracene Williams. She and her sister Venus learned how to play tennis from their father at a young age. Aside from her individual success, she also played doubles alongside her sister and won a series of doubles titles. But in 2017, she defeated her sister to claim her 23rd Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams Quotes
“I want to go out at my peak. That’s my goal. But have I peaked yet?” SERENA WILLIAMS, Statement after winning her sixteenth Grand Slam title (June 8, 2013)
“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.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “9 Motivational Quotes from Serena Williams”, July 11, 2016.
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.”
“I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena Williams tries to move on from uproar over outburst” by Christine Romans and Jennifer Icklan, September 16, 2009.
“I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena Williams to make comeback from injury at Eastbourne”. June 7, 2011.
“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.”
“People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you’re a robot, and I’m not.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “There’s more to life than hitting a ball” by Simon Hattenstone, August 28, 2009.
“My dad is a marketing mastermind.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “There’s more to life than hitting a ball” by Simon Hattenstone, August 28, 2009.
“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.”
“No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena Williams Studies To Become Nail Technician”. April 20, 2010.
“I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don’t smile, and they look so mad.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena’s Glam Slam” by Laura Brown, July 3, 2010.
“I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.”
“I think my father is probably the best coach ever because, if we talk about numbers, he’s got a lot and he’s only had two players.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Will America finally embrace Serena Williams?” by Bryan Armen Graham, August 29, 2015.
“I’m an unbelievable designer.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena Williams Keen on Fashion Career”. November 14, 2004.
“I don’t want to end my career and then start something. I like to do something while my career is still hot and I’ve always enjoyed designing.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Dixie Chick pregnant with twins; Love: ‘I don’t take drugs’; Diaz photog fights back”. November 5, 2003.
“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.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena’s Glam Slam” by Laura Brown, July 3, 2010.
“If anything you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.”
“I always ask my dad why wasn’t I a lefty? Even when I was younger I wanted to be lefty. I could have been really good.” SERENA WILLIAMS, Serena Williams’ US Open Press Conference, September 3, 2014.
“My dad is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, and the easiest going.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “There’s more to life than hitting a ball” by Simon Hattenstone, August 28, 2009.
“I’m so frugal, you wouldn’t believe it.”
“How many people yell at lines people? I see it happening all the time. I don’t know how many times I have seen that happen.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena Williams is fined $10,500 for US Open line judge tirade” by Lawrence Donegan, September 13, 2009.
“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, “Serena Williams Wants Women To Raise Each Other Up”. http://www.justjared.com. November 10, 2015.
“I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.”
“Everyone in this room knows that Venus is probably one of the greatest people on the tour. She’s really great. She’s super professional. Complete opposite of me.” SERENA WILLIAMS, Serena Williams during U.S. Open Press Conference, http://www.asapsports.com. September 8, 2015.
“I just could never have imagined that I would be mentioned with Chris Evert or with Martina Navratilova, because I was just a kid with a dream and a racquet. Living in Compton, you know, this never happened before.” SERENA WILLIAMS, Serena Williams’ US Open Press Conference, September 7, 2014.
“I love tennis more than designing because it’s actually easier and I don’t get nearly as nervous.”
“I’ve been writing, but I haven’t been writing. In my mind I’ve been saying I want to write, but I haven’t actually physically picked up a pencil and started writing.” SERENA WILLIAMS, “Serena Williams dismisses Safina’s claim to top ranking”. http://www.theguardian.com. May 4, 2009.
We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world. SERENA WILLIAMS, “French Open: Federer renaissance a major boost”. May 24, 2009.
“I think I can improve a lot. I think I can get a lot better. I feel like there’s much, much more I can do.”
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