You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.— Serena Williams
Tremendous Inspirational Tennis quotations
Tennis can be a very frustrating sport.
There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there is always something you can improve. [Y]ou have to put in a lot of sacrifice and effort for sometimes little reward but you have to know that, if you put in the right effort, the reward will come.
There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it.
You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you.
If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn't know anything about tennis.
Tennis has to become everything to you if you're going to make it to the top. You have to live it.
I really stay busy [in retirement]. I often have to cancel my golf games on the weekends to go play in tennis tournaments.
What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.
It's something I've always wanted - to be known as an Australian.
When I was younger I was always referred to as an Aboriginal tennis player. Now I think the award means that I have been recognised as an entertainer and that makes me happy... It's given me probably as big a kick as winning Wimbledon.
It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.
Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man will not let him go.
I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons.
It's one-on-one out there, man. There ain't no hiding. I can't pass the ball.
What a polite game tennis is. The chief word in it seems to be "sorry" and admiration of each other's play crosses the net as frequently as the ball.
An otherwise happily married couple may turn a mixed doubles game into a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment.
The serve was invented so that the net could play.
Tennis belongs to the individualistic past - a hero, or at most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world.
We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that's good on so many levels - emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically.
One thing my dad always told me, was he would make sure I always had what he didn't have. He couldn't play basketball because he didn't have tennis shoes - so I had five pairs of tennis shoes.
It was so inspiring for me to watch tennis growing up.
I thought I was really good playing, until my brother told me I wasn't!
The outfit is inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
It's kind of about a surprise, because when Alice goes down the rabbit hole, she finds all these things that are so surprising. This outfit is about having a surprise in a tennis dress, and showing some skin and then just having a print. Prints don't happen that often in tennis. So it's called the Wonderland dress.
Roger Federer and my boyfriend, Tiger Woods, inspire me.
It's incredible what they've done in their respective sports, especially Roger. He is the nicest and humblest guy. You would never know that he's the best tennis player of all time. And Tiger is so mentally tough. He can block everything completely out and stay in the moment.
This woman was so cross-eyed. She can go to a tennis match and never move her head.
I'm sure many people who discover they are destined to be athletes before they know what kind, go through a period of revelation... when they realise instinctively that this is their game... I think I realised that those first couple of summers in Barellan when the War Memorial Tennis Club became my playground.
I dance a lot and I run and do yoga and play field hockey and tennis.
I like to be active. I don't always have time for that stuff, but I do always feel better afterward.
I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards.