Serena Williams is a force.
She’s one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and one of the most influential athletes in the world.
As of this writing, she’s the athlete featured on the Wheaties box. The breakfast of champions.
Here are some of the best Serena Williams quotes, over the course of her life and impressive tennis career.
“Luck has nothing to do with 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.” – Serena Williams
“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.” – 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
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – 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 really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams
“I’m just about winning.” – 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
“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, and that’s all I had.” – 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
“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 really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn’t get nervous and just do the best I can.” – Serena Williams
“I’m just opening the next door for the next person.” – Serena Williams
“Tennis just a game, family is forever.” – Serena Williams
“If I don’t get it right, I don’t stop until I do.” – Serena Williams
“Don’t let anybody work harder than you do.” – Serena Williams
“Your legacy is what you did with your life.” – Serena Williams
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point you will.” Serena Williams
Serena Williams has made an incredible impact on the world of tennis, and her influence has reached far past just tennis.
These inspirational and motivational quotes represent a lifetime of achievement, encouragement of others, and success.
We’re looking forward to hearing what else she has to say. 🙂