30 Quotes by Serena Williams That Will Make You Unstoppable

Serena Williams is one of the best tennis players of all time. The US athlete has 23 Grand Slams, which is more than any other player in the Open Era.

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

– Serena

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

Serena Williams

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

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.”

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Serena on the tennis court. She is focused and waiting for the ball to come.

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

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“Don’t let anyone work harder than you do.”

Serena Williams

“Overpower. Overtake. Overcome.”

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“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?”

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Serena on the tennis court. She has obviously just won a point or a match. She is making a gesture of 'yes' with her arm and fist.

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

– Serena

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“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.” 

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“I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.”

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“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.”

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

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Serena on the tennis court. She is running desperately to get to a ball.

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“If I don’t get it right, I don’t stop until I do.”

Serena Williams

“If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.”

Serena Williams

“If you smile, things will work out.”

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A view of the stadium where Serena is playing tennis. The stadium is full, and everyone is looking at Serena.

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

-Serena

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

Serena Williams

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

Serena Williams

“I just never give up. I fight to the end.” 

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.”

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Serena on the court. She is focused and running after a ball.

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

-Serena

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

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

“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.”

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Serena on the court. She is in the perfect position to hit the approaching ball.

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

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“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

“It doesn’t matter what your background is or where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.”

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

Serena Williams
Serena on the court. She is celebrating a win. She is jumping with her arms stretched up and a big smile on her face.

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Which quote by Serena is your favorite?

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2021-05-10
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