Top 79 Serena Williams Quotes

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Serena Williams is a professional tennis player in America who was born on September 26, 1981. She is also a former world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. She has received 23 Grand Slam singles titles altogether. She was ranked on the number 1 of world singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.

Serena has set a record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court and set the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open. She also shared the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert. She also set the record for the most women’s singles matches won at majors with 365 matches.

Serena Williams is one of the most potent tennis players in the world. If you are willing to be like Serena Williams, start following her top 79 quotes. It will help you somehow, every day.

Serena Williams on field with excitement
Serena Williams on field with excitement

“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’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

“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

“No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.”― Serena Williams

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

“I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.”― Serena Williams

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

8th of 79 Serena Williams Quotes

“I’m Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.”― Serena Williams

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

“I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.”― 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 think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don’t smile, and they look so mad.”― Serena Williams

“Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.”― 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 love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy – it took me a while.”― Serena Williams

“When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails.”― Serena Williams

“My mom taught me how to sew when I was 2 or 3, so I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember.”― Serena Williams

Serena Williams quote on belief
Serena Williams quote on belief

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

“I’m really super feminine, and I’m really soft. I’m very sensitive, I realized.”― Serena Williams

“I’m a real extrovert, but when I’m round someone new, I’m super shy.”― Serena Williams

“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.”― Serena Williams

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

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

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

27th of 79 Serena Williams Quotes

“My story isn’t over… This is just a new part of my life. My baby is going to be in the stands – hopefully cheering for me and not crying too much!”― Serena Williams

“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.”― 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

“I’ve never been over-dramatic in my whole career.”― Serena Williams

“People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.”― Serena Williams

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

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

“It’s always good to get a smaller tournament under your belt so that by the time you get to the Slams, you have a lot of experience.”― 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

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

Serena Williams with her husband
Serena Williams with her husband

“What’s going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles.”― Serena Williams

“Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break.”― Serena Williams

“I’ve thought it would be cool to have a baby young. You know, be my road dog – like my dogs, they travel the world – but there’s always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?”― Serena Williams

“When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself.”― Serena Williams

“I love designing dresses and tops.”― 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 really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I’m really sexy.”― Serena Williams

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

“I’m definitely not at my best. Honestly, I’m under 50 percent. But I’ve won stuff under 50 percent before.”― Serena Williams

“The knee just isn’t 100 percent. It’s hard to be out there when you know that you can’t play at your best and could potentially make it worse.”― Serena Williams

“We’re going in really fresh. We’re going to have fresh legs and bodies, we’re going to be able to stay the distance, and that’s our goal.”― Serena Williams

“I think it’s bad when people start booing between serves.”― Serena Williams

“Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol.”― Serena Williams

“I feel like I’m really young and I’m only thinking about my career and continuing playing.”― Serena Williams

“I’m totally human.”― Serena Williams

“I love my dogs.”― Serena Williams

“I love going shopping.”― Serena Williams

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“I love going to movies.”― Serena Williams

“Honestly, I don’t read the press. I don’t know what they’re saying.”― Serena Williams

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

“How many people yell at linespeople? I see it happening all the time. I don’t know how many times I have seen that happen.”― Serena Williams

“Once I serve well, my whole game goes up.”― Serena Williams

“I’m an unbelievable designer.”― Serena Williams

Serena Williams quote on dedication
Serena Williams quote on dedication

“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 wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky.”― 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

“I’m super-curvy.”― Serena Williams

“I’m so frugal, you wouldn’t believe it.”― Serena Williams

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

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

“If I step on a scale, I won’t eat for five months.”― Serena Williams

“My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown!”― Serena Williams

“I hate losing.”― Serena Williams

“I’ve always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents.”― Serena Williams

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“I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.”― Serena Williams

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

“I’ve developed a karaoke habit. I’ve become a crooner.”― Serena Williams

“I feel as a brand I’m here to be around for a long time.”― 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

“All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don’t go to practise, I’m thinking about it all day.”― Serena Williams

“I want to knock on people’s doors and preach. But I also meet a lot of people on planes and in restaurants, and you can preach with them or place some literature with them.”― 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

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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