20+ Best Serena Williams Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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American professional tennis player Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals.

We have compiled a list of Serena Williams quotes for you to read.


Serena Williams Quotes

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


“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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.”


“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.”


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


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


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


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


“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’ve had to learn to fight all my life got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.”


“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.”


“Tennis just a game, family is forever.”


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


“I’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.”


“I’ve always been a fighter and I’ve always fought through things my whole life.”


“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’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.”


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


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


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


“Luck has nothing to do with it.”


“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.”



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


“You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside


“I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


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


“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 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.”


“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.”


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


“I’m definitely not a fearless individual.”


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


“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.”


“I was just tired of losing… life was passing me by.”


“I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I’m still learning to love myself.”


“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, then there’s always another person to catch up with or to pass.”


“I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don’t smile, and they look so mad.”


“Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we’ll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.”

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