22 best Serena Williams quotes on winning, success and life

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Serena Williams Inspirational quotes


Serena Williams is giant in tennis world and her 25 grand slam singles are a record in the current era. She has also been world No 1 player on 8 separate occasions which totalled to 39 weeks. 

Off the tennis courts, Serena Williams is not only a role model but also a champion for the empowerment of young girls, women and minorities. 

To many tennis faithfuls, Serena Williams is quite simply the greatest female tennis player of all time.

Here are the Top 20 Serena Williams Quotes

1. "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."

2. "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."

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

4. "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."

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

6. "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."

7. "Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game."

8. "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."

9. "I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger."
Serena Williams Inspirational quotes

10. "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."

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

13. "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."

14. "I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall."
Serena Williams Inspirational quotes


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

16. "I've had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out."

17. "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.
Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?"

18. "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."

19. "I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die."

20. "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."

21. "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."

22. "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.'"

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