79 Inspiring Quotes By Serena Williams That Will Foment You To Set Your Sights High
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Serena Williams is an acclaimed American professional tennis player. From 2002 to 2017, she has ranked world No 1 on eight separate occasions. She holds the most ‘Grand Slam’ titles in mixed doubles, singles and doubles, amongst active players. She has also made her way to the ‘Forbes’ list of ‘100 Highest Paid Athletes’ twice. She bagged in the ‘Laureus Sportswoman of The Year’ award thrice. ‘Sports Illustrated Magazine’ named her the ‘Sportsperson of The Year’ in 2015. She is undoubtedly considered as one of the greatest women tennis players of all time. We have gathered some popular, thought-provoking, insightful, motivating and inciting quotes and sayings by Serena Williams that will give you the strength to rise up and chase your dreams. Go through the thoughts and quotes by Serena Williams on losing, love, game, tennis, improve, fight, champion, legacy, build, fitness etc that will inspire you to stay mentally, physically and emotionally tough in the hour of tide.
Hold serve,Hold serve,Hold serve. Focus,Focus,Focus. Be confident,Be confident,Be confident. Hold serve. Hold,Hold,Hold. Move Up, Attack, Kill. Smile. Hold!!! 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. 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. I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it. I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out. We're going in really fresh. We're going to have fresh legs and bodies, we're going to be able to stay the distance, and that's our goal. Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break. I've never been over-dramatic in my whole career. Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game. I'm definitely not at my best. Honestly, I'm under 50 percent. But I've won stuff under 50 percent before. I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies. I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy. 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. Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you've ever had. I'm an unbelievable designer. When you're playing the best player in the world, you've got to play well. Honestly, I don't read the press. I don't know what they're saying. I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing. I'm definitely not a fearless individual. I think it's bad when people start booing between serves. It's always good to get a smaller tournament under your belt so that by the time you get to the Slams, you have a lot of experience. The knee just isn't 100 percent. It's hard to be out there when you know that you can't play at your best and could potentially make it worse. How many people yell at linespeople? I see it happening all the time. I don't know how many times I have seen that happen. I'm thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support. I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general. Once I serve well, my whole game goes up. I love tennis more than designing because it's actually easier and I don't get nearly as nervous. 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. I was just tired of losing... Life was passing me by. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills. My mom taught me how to sew when I was 2 or 3, so I've been sewing for as long as I can remember. I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I've been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won't be bulky. I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don't smile, and they look so mad. What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles. I've always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents. I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly. When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails. I'm a real extrovert, but when I'm round someone new, I'm super shy. I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life. Tennis is my job, but it's not my life. I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it. Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol. Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions. If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration. 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. I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed. I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times. All my life I'd woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don't go to practise, I'm thinking about it all day. Tennis just a game, family is forever. 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'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
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.
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.
No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
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. 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.'