Serena Williams Quotes

Serena Williams Quotes

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

 

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.

 

I feel like I don’t have to win anymore. I’ve had a wonderful career. Tennis has given me so much; things I would have never expected in my life. I feel honoured to even be a part of such a wonderful sport.

 

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

 

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.

 

Tennis just a game, family is forever.

 

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

 

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

 

 

I figure J-Lo does all these movies and all these videos and all this other stuff…I know I can play tennis and act and do photo shoots and model. I know I can do all that.

 

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

 

I never close my mind to anything and eventually want to branch out. But for now, tennis is still number one for me.

 

I feel like I don’t have to win anymore. I’ve had a wonderful career. Tennis has given me so much; things I would have never expected in my life. I feel honoured to even be a part of such a wonderful sport.

 

My coach has said to me, “When you win a match or a tournament, you don’t even think about it – the very next minute you’re like.

 

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.

 

We do more ready-to-wear and ath-leisure, things you would wear everyday. I never close my mind to anything and eventually want to branch out. But for now, tennis is still number one for me.

 

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

 

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.

 

Sure, I’ve been on the Tube…I caught it to Eastbourne once.

 

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.

 

I don’t want to end my career and then start something, I like to do something while my career is still hot and I’ve always enjoyed designing. There’s plenty of time after my tennis to definitely go full-time fashion, when I have arthritis and all that fun stuff.

 

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

 

Will I have to explain to my daughter that her brother is gonna make more money doing the exact same job because he’s a man? If they both played sports since they were three years old, they both worked just as hard, but because he’s a boy, they’re gonna give him more money? Like, how am I gonna explain that to her? In tennis we’ve had great pioneers that paved the way – including Venus [Williams], who fought so hard for Wimbledon to pay women the same prize money they pay men, and Billie Jean King, who is one of the main reasons Title IX exists.

 

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

 

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.

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