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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Venus Williams on focus, tennis, saying, sister, husband, winner, believe, balance, attitude, truth, goals, consistent and win.

164 Motivating Quotes By Venus Williams That Guide You To Set The Ball Rolling

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Venus Williams is a prominent American professional tennis player. She is one of the top ranked women tennis players in singles ranking. She has been ranked No 1 by ‘Women’s Tennis Association’ thrice. Amongst the active players, she is behind Serene Williams with 49 singles titles on the WTA tour. She is an iconic player who has not only bagged in numerous awards and accolades but also holds the feat of being the first Afro-American to stand at World No 1 position. She holds four ‘Olympic Gold Medals’, seven ‘Grand Slam’ titles, two mixed doubles titles and 13 women’s doubles that serve as a testament of her excellence at the game. Here is a compilation of inspiring, motivating, enlightening and famous quotes and sayings by Venus Williams, the tennis powerhouse. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Venus Williams that advice you to believe in yourself when no one else does and that is how winners are made.

I want to get better. Every time you lose, you learn from it, and after every win, you look to building on the tempo.

- Venus Williams

In life, there is no such thing as impossible; it's always possible.

- Venus Williams

Some people say I have attitude--maybe I do...But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does--that makes you a winner right there.

- Venus Williams

My first job is big sister and I take that very seriously.

- Venus Williams

Athletes, like everyone else, at times take supplements but just have to consult your doctors and work on that. It's a process, but it's achievable... It's my job to be healthy.

- Venus Williams

As long as we set up equality, we'll go in the right direction.

- Venus Williams

Tennis is definitely a star for women in sports.

- Venus Williams

That's what you feel as an athlete. Pretty much our job is to make the impossible happen every day. It's like magic, you know. I like that.

- Venus Williams

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does that's what makes you a winner

- Venus Williams

India has a very good tradition in tennis.

- Venus Williams

I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.

- Venus Williams

When you get told that you have a disease, it's like: 'Really? Nah, it's all right. I don't believe that. It must be something else, I'm just making an excuse, let me push harder.'

- Venus Williams

I spent my whole life playing sports and training and pushing myself to the limits.

- Venus Williams

You have to prove that you know what you're doing. You have to have longevity. You have to stay around.

- Venus Williams

Win pretty, win ugly, just win.

- Venus Williams

You win with your feet. It looks easy, and it's not.

- Venus Williams

The first rounds of a tournament are always tricky because playing tennis takes a lot out of you.

- Venus Williams

My dad loves to eat, and he loves everything I make!

- Venus Williams

Early in the morning, it's super tough for me to eat right away, but I still need energy for practice. I try to start out with a protein smoothie, a green juice, or some sort of fruit.

- Venus Williams

Losing is no fun no matter who you lose to.

- Venus Williams

I don't think anyone wants to look in the mirror and say, 'I'm anti-woman.' They don't see themselves that way, and you can't treat them that way. But you have to tell the truth.

- Venus Williams

One who is persistent will excel.

- Venus Williams

I have been playing tennis for a very long time. Tennis is my life. I see my life in other places, and there are other challenges for me.

- Venus Williams

I try to get in some extra carbohydrates and protein the night before and during my pre-match meal. I also eat about 200 calories right after to help rebuild my muscles.

- Venus Williams

I had skate wing in London. I had mine grilled with lemon and herbs, and it was the perfect seasoning for that fish.

- Venus Williams

Ruth's Chris is my favorite restaurant, and I always order the rib eye, medium-rare.

- Venus Williams

I want to know that I gave my 100 percent, and even if it doesn't work, you know that you gave everything, and you don't have to look at it and say... I could have gave more - that would break my heart.

- Venus Williams

I don't even know what my favourite food is anymore, as they are all such bad foods!

- Venus Williams

Just know what's inside your food.

- Venus Williams

Life's a challenge, but that's the best part.

- Venus Williams

Everyone is always working on their body and trying to make it the best that they possibly can. That's what I do every single day, mostly for performance, but also just for me.

- Venus Williams

No one goes into the office for fun. You go, and even if you love it, you're there to work.

- Venus Williams

I always show up to the office sweaty! I'll come in between workouts in a tennis skirt drenched in sweat. The only time that I actually look presentable is at meetings.

- Venus Williams

I want my opponents to look at me across the net and just not want to play me because I look so fit and amazing and strong. So that's always my goal.

- Venus Williams

Of course I want to look well and fit - and as an athlete, I want to look strong.

- Venus Williams

I always thought of it like, 'What can my body do for me?' and not, 'How do I look?'

- Venus Williams

I've always been happy with my body.

- Venus Williams

When I play my match, I can't think about anything else except what I'm doing on my side of the net.

- Venus Williams

When you start playing tennis, you don't imagine there's a whole bureaucracy behind the tournaments and all of that. You just think about winning the cups.

- Venus Williams

The message I like to convey to women and girls across the globe is that there is no glass ceiling.

- Venus Williams

I believe that athletes - especially female athletes in the world's leading sport for women - should serve as role models.

- Venus Williams

When you are in the public eye, you have to protect yourself. There are so many people judging you. I just try to be myself.

- Venus Williams

Equality for men and women, across the world, not only in sports, is the goal. We obviously have a long way to go, but every little bit helps.

- Venus Williams

My mom didn't want us to go to the candy house, she didn't want us to go to the ice cream truck, she didn't want us to go to the... There was actually a donut truck, if that makes sense.

- Venus Williams

I try to invest smart. I'm not a baller. I'm not a blinger.

- Venus Williams

I love playing the game. I always have. Of course, winning matches makes it much sweeter. The wins and the losses always lead to these big moments, unless you're Serena Williams.

- Venus Williams

I don't have time for easy. Tennis is just hard.

- Venus Williams

Retiring is the easy way out.

- Venus Williams

I've gone to school for business, for design, for architecture.

- Venus Williams

I've been very focused on my career outside of tennis.

- Venus Williams

Tennis has been around for so long - women have been playing the majors since the 1800s. Other sports have not had professional leagues for women for as long.

- Venus Williams

I think women athletes who have been successful need to help other sports, those sports that are just emerging. That's what I've been thinking about and looking forward to.

- Venus Williams

I don't snack a lot, because I didn't grow up snacking.

- Venus Williams

Sometimes women who are taller aren't comfortable with it, but I love being tall.

- Venus Williams

If I don't go to the gym for a week, I just get thinner and thinner.

- Venus Williams

I think there's a connection with what you wear. If you don't feel good about what you're wearing, you aren't going to feel confident, and you aren't going to be able to concentrate.

- Venus Williams

If I have to work hard or think hard or just copy somebody else that's doing it better - whatever it takes, I'm going to find that solution. That's the drive that keeps me going.

- Venus Williams

I don't think anyone feels older. You have this infinity inside you that feels like it could go on forever.

- Venus Williams

The first time you win, nobody picks you; the last time you win, nobody picks you. You've just got to pick yourself.

- Venus Williams

It's such an honor to do this job because I love it. And I get to work outside, and what can beat that?

- Venus Williams

Like anyone else, I enjoy my days off.

- Venus Williams

I think nowadays it's so easy as an athlete to become a statistic whether or not you lose everything or having trouble or whatever it may be.

- Venus Williams

I love design.

- Venus Williams

You have to stay on top and learn from mistakes.

- Venus Williams

I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family.

- Venus Williams

I'm always on the court with my dad.

- Venus Williams

The thing is, it's not good anyway for eight-year-olds to be out there playing tennis tournaments so soon in their lives. But when I did get to play in a tournament, when I was nine, I was overjoyed.

- Venus Williams

I don't have time to be negative.

- Venus Williams

Life is challenging but I'm always up for a challenge.

- Venus Williams

I just try to stay positive and focused on the tennis, not let anything get to me, like crazy questions. But I'm tough, let me tell you, tough as nails.

- Venus Williams

I guess tennis is my main art, but fashion is definitely very close.

- Venus Williams

If I didn't play tennis I don't know where I'd be.

- Venus Williams

My ambition is to enjoy my life and to do exactly what I want to do. And I'll do that. I will be free.

- Venus Williams

I guess some kids around me had to grow up quickly, had all those problems. But I wasn't one of those kids, or around those kids, not at all.

- Venus Williams

I knew my destiny was to be in the winner's circle. There were times along the way where I didn't make it there. But I felt my destiny was definitely to win big titles, win lots of titles.

- Venus Williams

I think I can change the game.

- Venus Williams

A lot of times when you play... you get this adrenalin that blocks pain.

- Venus Williams

Everything is tennis for me, it's my career and it's entertainment, but it's also a business.

- Venus Williams

My goal is always the same: to keep the other player from ever scoring a point. That doesn't always happen, but that's what I try for.

- Venus Williams

To stay interested in tennis, I have to mix it up with other things.

- Venus Williams

If I don't wear something I feel confident in, I don't play as well.

- Venus Williams

I wear a lot of tight dresses, so I'm like, 'I need to do my sit-ups!'

- Venus Williams

I say accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. If you don't accessorize, someone else will.

- Venus Williams

Since I started playing at the Olympics in 2000, I have always wanted to do a dress based on Wonder Woman. It should be interesting to wear. And hopefully, it will get me a gold medal.

- Venus Williams

I'm only seeing tennis balls these days. And maybe the occasional fashion sketch.

- Venus Williams

'Oh and Oh' is a tennis term... It's a nice way of saying you took your opponent to pieces.

- Venus Williams

My dresses are designed to win, so going through it, I think about, what do I want to represent? So, definitely, Vera Wang has been an inspiration for me.

- Venus Williams

All those lessons that I've learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court.

- Venus Williams

It's what I've trained for, from the first sketch to the fabric. Making dresses that are different from the usual style, and a lot of fun to wear.

- Venus Williams

Right now, I'm at the top of the world in my game so my focus isn't on when I'm going to end. My focus is on playing the best tennis that I can, and there is no end to that.

- Venus Williams

For years I felt that I didn't have enough stamina and then, four years ago, I felt like I was not getting enough air but I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. The medicine for asthma never worked.

- Venus Williams

Sjogren's is something you live with your whole life. The good news for me is now I know what's happening after spending years not knowing... I feel like I can get better and move on.

- Venus Williams

Grand Slam losses are hard. I treat myself after losses though, I usually go to McDonald's and I have a hamburger and you know, something. Because you know, you just need to be nice to yourself sometimes after the loss.

- Venus Williams

As far as everyone else's opinion, I mean, if I would have thought that everyone was right, I probably wouldn't have left Compton, so I don't get too caught up on what the next person thinks.

- Venus Williams

I don't come to tournaments to make friends, to go to parties, to hold conversations. I come to be the best, and I'm not mean and cruel and dirty.

- Venus Williams

It wasn't like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine.

- Venus Williams

When you're on top, you're on top.

- Venus Williams

I'd like to imagine that in order to beat me a person would have to play almost perfect tennis.

- Venus Williams

The most challenging thing is people do see me as a tennis player, but I've had a lot of opportunities because I am a tennis player. And I don't mind that.

- Venus Williams

I was a teenager with braces and into sporty dresses with bright colors and cut-outs. For awhile, I really experimented with what I wanted to do. Some really extreme things, I recall.

- Venus Williams