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Serena Williams Quotes

Serena Williams Sayings

Serena Williams quotes: success soundbites from the best female tennis player in history, Serena Williams.

“I just hate to lose.  When I am on the court, it’s like my life depends on it.”

“Overpower.  Overtake.  Overcome.”

“I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.”

“We all know who the real number one is.  Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.”

“When you’re playing the best player in the world, you’ve got to play well.”

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.”

“I can’t become satisfied, because if I get satisfied, I’ll be like, ‘Oh, I’ve won Wimbledon, I’ve won the U.S. Open.  Now can I relax.’  But now people are really going to be fighting to beat me.”

“There’s one thing I’m really good at, and that’s hitting the ball over a net, in a box.  I’m excellent at that.”

“If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.”

“Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.”

“I don’t like to lose – at anything.  Yet I’ve grown most, not from victories, but from setbacks.  If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.”

“Victory is very, very sweet.  It tastes better than any dessert you’ve ever had.”

“I’m a perfectionist.  I’m pretty much insatiable.  I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.”

“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”

“I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best.  I always see myself in the top position.”

“When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot.  I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself.”

“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.”

“I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.”

“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.”

“Family’s first, and that’s what matters most.  We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.”

“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside of me, my desire to win is always stronger.”

“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.”

“Everything comes at a cost.  Just what are you willing to pay for it?”

“I always say that when I’m playing well, no one can beat me.  I’m not just saying that to sound full of myself or anything, but it’s true.”

“If I don’t get it right, I won’t stop until I do.”

“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.'”

“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.”

“There’s always another record, always another person to catch up with or to pass.”

“What’s going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies – singles and doubles.”

“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.”

“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.”

“I’m so frugal, you wouldn’t believe it.”

“If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.”

“People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning.  They think you’re a robot, but I’m not.”

“All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis.  Even if I didn’t go practice, I’d think about it all day.”

“You can become strong, and powerful, and beautiful.”

“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.”

“I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.”

“Don’t let anybody work harder than you do.”

“I try not to have too many rituals because I believe that rituals don’t help you win.”

“Tennis is mostly mental.  You win or lose the match before you even go out there.”

“Legendary?  I don’t know.  I’m just Serena.”

“I feel as a brand I’m here to be around for a long time.”

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