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.

— Serena Williams

The most courageous Serena Williams quotes that will transform you to a better person

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

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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.

221

We're sisters, we're roommates, we're all that.

209

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

178

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

168

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

146

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

142

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.

138

You just have to prove to yourself that you can go out there and be the best that you can be and not prove anything to anyone.

129

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.

109

I like to wear classic silhouettes and add a punch to it.

109

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

93

About Serena Williams

Quotes 195 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Tennis player
Birthday September 26, 1981

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.

79

I went on the courts with just a ball and a racket and a hope...and that's all I had.

56

I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling.

If you smile things will work out.

37

When you lose, you get up, you make it better, you TRY AGAIN.

36

My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body.

35

Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.

31

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

20

I love "Phenomenal Woman." The experiences she had of being African American in the U.S. - that itself is a task. I appreciate the hardships Maya Angelou went through for our generation. I'm super influenced by the black people that paved the way for us.

17

I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.

15

If Plan A isn't working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.

15

I really hope that I can be helpful in that journey because I do believe that women deserve the same pay. We work just as hard as men do. I've been working, playing tennis, since I was three years old. And to be paid less just because of my sex - it doesn't seem fair.

10

Family's first, and that's what matters most.

We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.

10

I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I'm still learning to love myself.

10

My smile is my favorite part of my body.

I think a smile can make your whole body. I want women to know that it's ok. That you can be whatever size you are and be beautiful inside and out.

10

I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.

9

Legendary? I don't know. I'm just Serena.

9

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

8

For the younger sisters, we always look up to the older sisters because they're always ahead of us and they always win.

8

My fridge is really just vegan: coconut water, Gatorade (my favorite!), cucumbers, mint, kale, vegetables, ginger, and wheat grass.

8

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.

7

Luck has nothing to do with it.

7

Honestly, I could get in a car accident today and never play tennis again, and then I wouldn't have anything to fall back on. But fortunately enough, I do.

7

If you smile things will work out.

7

With my website, I'm really interactive. I've written a lot of things about me.

7

I like to wear classic silhouettes and add a punch to it.

I'll wear a high-waist legging and a super-crop top or a see-through top with a nice bra underneath. And I just always try to mix it up with heels or something.

6

I wish I could play like Roger Federer.

5

I'm an unbelievable designer. I don't know how I know and just do these things. I just start sketching and then I just know the colors and I always know the forecast. I know green and purple are going to be hot. I was born to be a designer. I worked hard to be a tennis player, I don't work hard to be a designer.

5

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.

5

It's a lot of bling to play with. You got to have the bling.

5

I was looking in the mirror today and my waist is still 28 inches.

I think it's all because I have a large bosom and a large ass. I have a large ass and it always just looks like I'm bigger than the rest of the girls. I could lose 20 pounds and I'm still going to have these knockers and I'm going to have this ass, and that's just the way it is.

5

Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot.

Make a legacy, then retire champions.

5

I don't go there thinking I'm going to lose.

I never go into a tournament thinking that. I'll do the best that I can. I need to be at my peak and my best is holding up the trophy. Anything less I wouldn't be really excited about. So that's all I can focus on.

5

No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.

4

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.

4

I meet people who say, "Girl, I watch every match, and I pray for you.

" I feel that energy and those prayers. Sometimes when I'm down on the court, in the back of my mind, I'm thinking, "They want me to win. Is there anything else I can give?" It encourages me to do better, to fight harder.

3

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.

3

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

3
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