She’s is one of the greatest female athletes of all time, in fact, at a recent press conference a journalist asked how she felt about being called one of the greatest female athletes in the world, she replied ‘I prefer the words ‘greatest athletes of all time.’ This sums up Serena Williams – a true champion that will never settle for anything but the very best. Even after all her title wins, the fame, the money, she is still as hungry as ever to WIN. A true champion on and off the tennis court, let’s get inside the mind of this living legend. Enjoy the Greatest Serena Williams Quotes:

The Greatest Serena Williams Quotes – Inside The Mind Of A Champion

1. Never Give Up:

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

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2. Spirit & Heart Are Not For Sale:

“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

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3. Believe In Yourself:

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

4. No Such Thing As Luck:

“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

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5. Self-Talk

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

6. Successful, Strong Women:

“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

7. Get Up, Every time:

“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

8. Be Fearless:

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

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9. Learning From Failure:

“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

10. Dreaming Big:

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

11. Always Striving For The Next Level:

“I think I can improve a lot. I think I can get a lot better. I feel like there’s much, much more I can do.” – Serena Williams

12. Do It For Yourself, Not To Prove Others Wrong:

“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 Quotes

13. Visualizing & BELIEVING:

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

14. Not Caring What Others Think:

“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

15. Loving Yourself, Exactly As You Are:

“It’s me, and I love me. I learned to love me. I’ve been like this my whole life, and I embrace me. I love how I look. I love that I’m a full woman and I’m strong and I’m powerful and I’m beautiful at the same time. There’s nothing wrong with that.” – Serena Williams Quotes

16. Amen, This Is Our Favorite:

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

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17. Whatever It Takes To Win:

“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 Quotes

18. Be The Greatest YOU Can Be:

“Am I the greatest? I don’t know. I’m the greatest that I can be.” – Serena Williams

19. Family & Riches:

“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

20. Courage & Focus:

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

21. True Beauty:

“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

22. Equal Pay:

“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.” – Serena Williams

23. How Winning Tastes:

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

24. SMILE 🙂

“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

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We can all learn something from champions like Serena Williams. The principles she lived by, when applied in any area of your life, can see your results improve. Her success is no accident. It is a product of hard work, sacrifice, dedication, belief in herself and a never-give-up attitude.

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