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Serena Williams Quotes About Attitude

Here are some motivational quotes about attitude from American tennis player Serena Williams

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

“I don’t have anything to prove ever, ever in my life. If I have something to prove, what does that mean for everyone else? And I think everyone should have that attitude. 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.” – Serena Williams

“I don’t have anything to prove ever, ever in my life. If I have something to prove, what does that mean for everyone else? And I think everyone should have that attitude.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Design

Here are some motivational quotes about design from fashion designer Serena Williams

“I love designing dresses and tops.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“It’s a corset design making me look very, very slim and trim. I call it a corset dress. Very Hollywood glamour with the silk.” – Serena Williams

“My mom taught me how to sew when I was super young; I used to make clothes for my dolls. When I finally went to [fashion design] school [in 1999], I really took to pattern making. Everyone in class was good at something; I was the person, if you need help with your patterns, you come to me and I would help you out.” – Serena Williams

“I love tennis more than designing because it’s actually easier and I don’t get nearly as nervous.” – Serena Williams

“I got involved in the design process a long time ago. I’ve been working with their main designer [Berlei] for a while. It’s been really fun all around.” – Serena Williams

“Venus [Williams] has an amazing line; I love her collection. I’m always at her office. She has an interior design company and her EleVen company. They have a wonderful office space and I’m always there for the interior part and get to see what she’s doing with EleVen.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Fighting

Here are some motivational quotes about fighting from American tennis player Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Funny Quotes

Here are some motivational quotes about fun from American professional tennis player and fashion designer Serena Williams

“I’ll probably be wearing something fun and sexy as usual, but I can’t say it will be the ‘Catsuit.’” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“I got involved in the design process a long time ago. I’ve been working with their main designer [Berlei] for a while. It’s been really fun all around.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“All I want is to have fun in what I’m doing every day. I don’t want to break records. To become the greatest player ever could take me like…10 more years and I don’t think I’ll still be playing at 31.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Giving

Here are some motivational quotes about giving from American tennis player Serena Williams

“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

“I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.” – Serena Williams

“I’m proud to have opened [two] schools in Africa and one in Jamaica [through the Serena Williams Fund and its partners]. I was given a lot. I was given two parents. That’s already starting above a lot of kids. And then I was given the opportunity to play tennis and parents who supported that. I feel I can give back.” – Serena Williams

“I never thought about leaving a tennis legacy. I always thought about leaving a legacy of fulfillment, living out your dreams, and giving back.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Sports

Here are some motivational quotes about sports from American tennis superstar Serena Williams

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

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

“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 honored to even be a part of such a wonderful sport.” – Serena Williams

“I’m a high-performance athlete: I’m running, I’m sprinting, I’m sliding, I’m doing pretty much everything and the last thing I want to worry about is my chest. I want to just worry about playing the sport at the highest level that I can.” – Serena Williams

“We’re in different categories. She [Venus Williams] does sports, I do more of the fashion side.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Tennis

Here are some motivational quotes about tennis from professional player Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“Sure, I’ve been on the Tube…I caught it to Eastbourne once.” – Serena Williams

“I would be really excellent in a horror film because I have a great scream. I’d be really good in a comedy too. I’m top, top, top quality.” – Serena Williams

“I am here to play women’s tennis. I’m a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.” – Serena Williams

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

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

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

“Tennis is just a game, family is forever.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“I talked with Tom Hanks. I saw that movie ‘Turner and Hooch’ at least 50 times. It took all my guts to go up to him. I went up to him, I was like, ‘Can I have a picture?’ We talked acting; he wanted to know what I was doing. We talked a little tennis. I mean, he knew all about myself and my sister.” – Serena Williams

“There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis.” – Serena Williams

“I was glad to watch the soccer because it helps my tennis game, realize maybe they’re just rooting for the underdog.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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 honored to even be a part of such a wonderful sport.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“I love tennis more than designing because it’s actually easier and I don’t get nearly as nervous.” – Serena Williams

“Tennis is my job, but it’s not my life.” – Serena Williams

“I’m proud to have opened [two] schools in Africa and one in Jamaica [through the Serena Williams Fund and its partners]. I was given a lot. I was given two parents. That’s already starting above a lot of kids. And then I was given the opportunity to play tennis and parents who supported that. I feel I can give back.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“Those who say that Serena isn’t serious about tennis; she wants to go Hollywood. That’s true, about Hollywood. I would love to get a lot of acting gigs. But you wouldn’t believe the stuff I’ve turned down because of my tournament schedule…I would do well beside (comedian) Chris Tucker.” – Serena Williams

“If I have a daughter and she plays tennis, and I have a son who plays tennis, I wouldn’t say that my son deserves more money because he’s a man. I would say they deserve the same amount of money.” – Serena Williams

“I never thought about leaving a tennis legacy. I always thought about leaving a legacy of fulfillment, living out your dreams, and giving back.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Her Dad

American tennis player Serena Williams shares some inspirational quotes about her dad.

“My dad is a marketing mastermind.” – Serena Williams

“I always ask my dad why wasn’t I a lefty? Even when I was younger I wanted to be lefty. I could have been really good.” – Serena Williams

“Dad thanks for leaning in by helping me become a role model for young girls.” – Serena Williams

“My dad is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, and the easiest going.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Winning

Here are some motivational quotes about winning from professional tennis player Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

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

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

“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.’” – Serena Williams

“I played pretty well in my twenties, don’t get me wrong! But my consistency is better [in my thirties], my momentum is better, my wins are quicker.” – Serena Williams

“It’s remarkable she [Venus Williams] plays at all, given her Sjögren’s syndrome [an autoimmune disorder that can cause joint pain]. She’s back, winning tournaments. She didn’t allow society to tell her, ‘You have this disease; you can’t do that anymore.’ I look at her, like, ‘She’s not playing at 100 percent. You are. You don’t have excuses.’ Knowing what she went through helped me try to be a more positive person.” – Serena Williams

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

“I’m really excited. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I’m really sexy.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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 honored to even be a part of such a wonderful sport.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Motivational Quotes

Here is my collection of motivational quotes from professional tennis player Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

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

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“Luck has nothing to do with it.” – Serena Williams

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

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

“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 going to be fighting to beat me.” – Serena Williams

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

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

“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 hope.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.” – Serena Williams

“Venus told me the other day that champions don’t get nervous in tight situations. That helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn’t get nervous and just do the best I can.” – Serena Williams

“When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly arguing with myself.” – Serena Williams

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

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

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

“Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.” – Serena Williams

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

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

“I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it wasn’t easy – it took me a while.” – Serena Williams

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

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

“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“Luck has nothing to do with it.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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 do never definitely give up. Keep trying.” – Serena Williams

“I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“I feel like a brand I’m here to be around for a long time.” – Serena Williams

“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.’” – Serena Williams

“I was just tired of losing… Life was passing me by.” – Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“There’s always another record, then there’s always another person to catch up with or to pass.” – Serena Williams

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

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“I 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.” – Serena Williams

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams

“I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there are so many things I can improve on.” – Serena Williams

“I’m not a fearless individual.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes About Smile

Here are some inspirational quotes from professional tennis player and fashion designer Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

Serena Williams Quotes About Losing

Here are some motivational quotes about losing from professional tennis player Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“I was just tired of losing… Life was passing me by.” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams Inspirational Quotes

Here are some inspirational quotes from professional tennis star player and fashion designer Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

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

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“I’m definitely not a fearless individual.” – Serena Williams

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

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

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

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

“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

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

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

“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.” – Serena Williams

“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.” – Serena Williams

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