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Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women's single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court (24). The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.

Williams is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players. Her 39 Grand Slam titles put her joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this twice, after Rod Laver and Graf. She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in one calendar year (2015). She is also, together with her older sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).

Williams has won a record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hard court. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds the records for the most women's singles matches won at majors with 362 matches and most singles majors won since turning 30-years-old (10).

Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals. As a team, she and Venus have the third most women's doubles Grand Slam titles, behind the 18 titles of Natasha Zvereva (14 with Gigi Fernández) and the record 20 titles won by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver. Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships in the singles division. She has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women's singles and three in women's doubles—an all-time record shared with her sister, Venus. The arrival of the Williams sisters has been credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. She is ranked at No. 7 in the world by the WTA as of February 22, 2021.

Earning almost $29 million in prize money and endorsements, Williams was the highest paid female athlete in 2016. She repeated this feat in 2017 when she was the only woman on Forbes' list of the 100 highest paid athletes with $27 million in prize money and endorsements. She has won the 'Laureus Sportswoman of the Year' award four times (2003, 2010, 2016, 2018), and in December 2015, she was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. In 2019, she was ranked 63rd in Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Athletes list.

Quote: I feel as a brand I'm here to be around for a long time. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I feel as a brand I'm here to be around for a long time.


Quote: I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.


Quote: I'm super-curvy. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm super-curvy.


Quote: Once I serve well, my whole game goes up. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Once I serve well, my whole game goes up.


Quote: When you're playing the best player in the world, you've got to play well. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

When you're playing the best player in the world, you've got to play well.


Quote: Honestly, I don't read the press. I don't know what they're saying. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Honestly, I don't read the press. I don't know what they're saying.


Quote: I love going to movies. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love going to movies.


Quote: I'm totally human. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm totally human.


Quote: I've never been over-dramatic in my whole career. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've never been over-dramatic in my whole career.


Quote: I love my dogs. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love my dogs.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: If I step on a scale, I won't eat for five months. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

If I step on a scale, I won't eat for five months.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. I have fallen several times. Each time I get up and dust myself off . by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. I have fallen several times. Each time I get up and dust myself off .


Quote: I hate losing. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I hate losing.


Quote: I'm really super feminine, and I'm really soft. I'm very sensitive, I realized. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm really super feminine, and I'm really soft. I'm very sensitive, I realized.


Quote: I love designing dresses and tops. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love designing dresses and tops.


Quote: I'm an unbelievable designer. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm an unbelievable designer.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: My dad is the nicest guy you'll ever meet, and the easiest going. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My dad is the nicest guy you'll ever meet, and the easiest going.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills.


Quote: When I'm down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I'm constantly having an argument with myself. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

When I'm down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I'm constantly having an argument with myself.


Quote: 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? by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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?


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I'm like a chameleon. I can kind of change and get my game going to whatever the situation is. If I play well, which I don't think I've even reached yet at all in this tournament, it's really hard for anyone on the women's tour to beat me. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm like a chameleon. I can kind of change and get my game going to whatever the situation is. If I play well, which I don't think I've even reached yet at all in this tournament, it's really hard for anyone on the women's tour to beat me.


Quote: I love tennis more than designing because it's actually easier and I don't get nearly as nervous. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love tennis more than designing because it's actually easier and I don't get nearly as nervous.


Quote: I don't want to be like some of those celebrities walking around, just so full of themselves. I always want to be down-to-earth, want to be a person like when you meet them, they're the same person that you think of them in the article or something. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I don't want to be like some of those celebrities walking around, just so full of themselves. I always want to be down-to-earth, want to be a person like when you meet them, they're the same person that you think of them in the article or something.


Quote: Legendary? I don't know. I'm just Serena. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Legendary? I don't know. I'm just Serena.


Quote: I want it to be more natural. Right now it feels really forced. Seems like I've never done a curtsy before, which may be true. But I'm looking forward to nailing it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I want it to be more natural. Right now it feels really forced. Seems like I've never done a curtsy before, which may be true. But I'm looking forward to nailing it.


Quote: When I first started really playing, in '98, I was super excited to see all the people I grew up watching. ... I loved Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, and Pete Sampras. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

When I first started really playing, in '98, I was super excited to see all the people I grew up watching. ... I loved Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, and Pete Sampras.


Quote: I love metaphors. I've never been on this train. ... If I'm standing on the middle of a track, I'm definitely going to get derailed. I have to make sure that I'm on the train and not in front of it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love metaphors. I've never been on this train. ... If I'm standing on the middle of a track, I'm definitely going to get derailed. I have to make sure that I'm on the train and not in front of it.


Quote: I went on the courts with just a ball and a racket and a hope...and that's all I had. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I went on the courts with just a ball and a racket and a hope...and that's all I had.


Quote: People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you're a robot, and I'm not. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you're a robot, and I'm not.


Quote: I wish I could play like Roger Federer. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I wish I could play like Roger Federer.


Quote: I'm playing to around 30% of my potential -- you'd be shocked at what I could do. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm playing to around 30% of my potential -- you'd be shocked at what I could do.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I need to be at my peak and my best is holding up the trophy. Anything less I wouldn't be really excited about. So that's all I can focus on. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I need to be at my peak and my best is holding up the trophy. Anything less I wouldn't be really excited about. So that's all I can focus on.


Quote: I don't go there thinking I'm going to lose. I never go into a tournament thinking that. I'll do the best that I can. I need to be at my peak and my best is holding up the trophy. Anything less I wouldn't be really excited about. So that's all I can focus on. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I don't go there thinking I'm going to lose. I never go into a tournament thinking that. I'll do the best that I can. I need to be at my peak and my best is holding up the trophy. Anything less I wouldn't be really excited about. So that's all I can focus on.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of Serena Williams quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: With my website, I'm really interactive. I've written a lot of things about me. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

With my website, I'm really interactive. I've written a lot of things about me.


Quote: I'll probably be wearing something fun and sexy as usual, but I can't say it will be the 'Catsuit.' by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'll probably be wearing something fun and sexy as usual, but I can't say it will be the 'Catsuit.'


Quote: You can't underestimate anyone. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

You can't underestimate anyone.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I think it's bad when people start booing between serves. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I think it's bad when people start booing between serves.


Quote: 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! by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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!


Quote: I've been involved with Berlei for almost my whole career. I actually discovered them well over 10 years ago, probably 2002 at least. My mom introduced me. She said, Listen, you should try these bras. And I was like, Really? So I tried it and since then I've never worn another bra. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of Serena Williams quote: I've been involved with Berlei for almost my whole career. I actually discovered them well over 10 years ago, probably 2002 at least. My mom introduced me. She said, Listen, you should try these bras. And I was like, Really? So I tried it and since then I've never worn another bra.- black text on quotes background

I've been involved with Berlei for almost my whole career. I actually discovered them well over 10 years ago, probably 2002 at least. My mom introduced me. She said, Listen, you should try these bras. And I was like, Really? So I tried it and since then I've never worn another bra.


Quote: My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown! by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown!


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: My mom's chicken, with rice and gravy was my favorite dish as a kid, and it still is now. That's my favorite meal from her or from anybody. It's a family favorite. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My mom's chicken, with rice and gravy was my favorite dish as a kid, and it still is now. That's my favorite meal from her or from anybody. It's a family favorite.


Quote: I love hitting aces. It's not easy, but it makes your life a lot easier. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love hitting aces. It's not easy, but it makes your life a lot easier.


Quote: I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: I think my father is probably the best coach ever because, if we talk about numbers, he's got a lot and he's only had two players. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I think my father is probably the best coach ever because, if we talk about numbers, he's got a lot and he's only had two players.


Quote: I am basically a blazer. If I were a clothing item, I would be a legging and a blazer. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I am basically a blazer. If I were a clothing item, I would be a legging and a blazer.


Quote: I was having an out-of-body experience, it was so hot. I felt I was watching someone play in a blue dress, and it wasn't me. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I was having an out-of-body experience, it was so hot. I felt I was watching someone play in a blue dress, and it wasn't me.


Quote: I just could never have imagined that I would be mentioned with Chris Evert or with Martina Navratilova, because I was just a kid with a dream and a racquet. Living in Compton, you know, this never happened before. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I just could never have imagined that I would be mentioned with Chris Evert or with Martina Navratilova, because I was just a kid with a dream and a racquet. Living in Compton, you know, this never happened before.


Quote: I've never felt invincible. I've never used that word to describe me ever. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've never felt invincible. I've never used that word to describe me ever.


Quote: I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: It's a lot of bling to play with. You got to have the bling. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

It's a lot of bling to play with. You got to have the bling.


Quote: Yeah, um, I do twitter because I want people to, you know, get to know me, my fans, or my fans to get to know me, you know, just see what type of person I am. You know, hopefully be more on an intimate level with me as opposed to a distant level. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Yeah, um, I do twitter because I want people to, you know, get to know me, my fans, or my fans to get to know me, you know, just see what type of person I am. You know, hopefully be more on an intimate level with me as opposed to a distant level.


Quote: When I'm 32? Hopefully I'll have made my mark with a few different movies, some scary ones and some comedies. I'm really funny, I have a great personality on the camera. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

When I'm 32? Hopefully I'll have made my mark with a few different movies, some scary ones and some comedies. I'm really funny, I have a great personality on the camera.


Quote: It's so great to have that opportunity with so many young American players coming up now. It's just so exciting. We have to root for the home country. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

It's so great to have that opportunity with so many young American players coming up now. It's just so exciting. We have to root for the home country.


Quote: My fridge is really just vegan: coconut water, Gatorade (my favorite!), cucumbers, mint, kale, vegetables, ginger, and wheat grass. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My fridge is really just vegan: coconut water, Gatorade (my favorite!), cucumbers, mint, kale, vegetables, ginger, and wheat grass.


Quote: Dad thanks for leaning in by helping me become a role model for young girls. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Dad thanks for leaning in by helping me become a role model for young girls.


Quote: I just love leopard print. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I just love leopard print.




Quote: I'm always learning new things. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm always learning new things.


Quote: I never thought about leaving a tennis legacy. I always thought about leaving a legacy of fulfillment, living out your dreams, and giving back. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: My dad is a marketing mastermind. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My dad is a marketing mastermind.




Quote: I never close my mind to anything and eventually want to branch out. But for now, tennis is still number one for me. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of Serena Williams quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: If Plan A isn't working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

If Plan A isn't working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of Serena Williams quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: We're sisters, we're roommates, we're all that. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

We're sisters, we're roommates, we're all that.


Quote: The red kind of symbolizes a lot of things I do in Africa, along with a lot of the work, like the red laces. Everybody that buys a pair can pretty much save a life in Africa. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

The red kind of symbolizes a lot of things I do in Africa, along with a lot of the work, like the red laces. Everybody that buys a pair can pretty much save a life in Africa.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I like to wear classic silhouettes and add a punch to it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I like to wear classic silhouettes and add a punch to it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I like to wear classic silhouettes and add a punch to it. I'll wear a high-waist legging and a super-crop top or a see-through top with a nice bra underneath. And I just always try to mix it up with heels or something.


Quote: I was glad to watch the soccer because it helps my tennis game, realize maybe they're just rooting for the underdog. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I was glad to watch the soccer because it helps my tennis game, realize maybe they're just rooting for the underdog.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: If you smile things will work out. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

If you smile things will work out.


Quote: When you lose, you get up, you make it better, you TRY AGAIN. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

When you lose, you get up, you make it better, you TRY AGAIN.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of Serena Williams quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of Serena Williams quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you've ever had. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: I have a wonderful white coat I can wear on the court and also in New York for those rainy days...its lady-like and goes perfect with my personality. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I have a wonderful white coat I can wear on the court and also in New York for those rainy days...its lady-like and goes perfect with my personality.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I love Phenomenal Woman. The experiences she had of being African American in the U.S. -- that itself is a task. I appreciate the hardships Maya Angelou went through for our generation. I'm super influenced by the black people that paved the way for us. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love Phenomenal Woman. The experiences she had of being African American in the U.S. -- that itself is a task. I appreciate the hardships Maya Angelou went through for our generation. I'm super influenced by the black people that paved the way for us.


Quote: For the younger sisters, we always look up to the older sisters because they're always ahead of us and they always win. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

For the younger sisters, we always look up to the older sisters because they're always ahead of us and they always win.


Quote: Everyone is from Russia. Sometimes I think I'm from Russia, too. All these new Ovas. I don't know anyone. I don't really recognise anyone. That's just how it is. I think my name must be Williamsova. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Everyone is from Russia. Sometimes I think I'm from Russia, too. All these new Ovas. I don't know anyone. I don't really recognise anyone. That's just how it is. I think my name must be Williamsova.


Quote: Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: In the locker rooms, I'm always suggesting, You need Berlei. Because it's the best brand for women and for me. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

In the locker rooms, I'm always suggesting, You need Berlei. Because it's the best brand for women and for me.


Quote: My goal in a couple of years is to try to build a successful fashion house like Armani or Versace. I want that more than anything. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My goal in a couple of years is to try to build a successful fashion house like Armani or Versace. I want that more than anything.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: Everyone in this room knows that Venus is probably one of the greatest people on the tour. She's really great. She's super professional. Complete opposite of me. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Everyone in this room knows that Venus is probably one of the greatest people on the tour. She's really great. She's super professional. Complete opposite of me.


Quote: A lifetime with Venus Williams will not be enough. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

A lifetime with Venus Williams will not be enough.


Quote: My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body. I want women to know that it's ok. That you can be whatever size you are and be beautiful inside and out.




Quote: I love going shopping. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I love going shopping.


Quote: I'm definitely not a fearless individual. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm definitely not a fearless individual.


Quote: I've always made some legendary comebacks since 1998 when it first started. So that's kind of just been my MO for my whole career. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've always made some legendary comebacks since 1998 when it first started. So that's kind of just been my MO for my whole career.


Quote: I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I'm still learning to love myself. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I'm still learning to love myself.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: Luck has nothing to do with it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Luck has nothing to do with it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Hopefully I'll be able to mature one of these days, get serious, and at least have them kids pretty fast. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Hopefully I'll be able to mature one of these days, get serious, and at least have them kids pretty fast.


Quote: It's only a crazy dream until you do it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

It's only a crazy dream until you do it.


Quote: You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: I was just tired of losing... Life was passing me by. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I was just tired of losing... Life was passing me by.


Quote: When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails.


Quote: I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: There's one thing I'm really good at, and that's hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I'm excellent. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

There's one thing I'm really good at, and that's hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I'm excellent.


Quote: I'm so frugal, you wouldn't believe it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm so frugal, you wouldn't believe it.


Quote: Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I'm definitely not at my best. Honestly, I'm under 50 percent. But I've won stuff under 50 percent before. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm definitely not at my best. Honestly, I'm under 50 percent. But I've won stuff under 50 percent before.


Quote: I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.


Quote: What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: I'm thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: I've always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents.


Quote: Tennis is my job, but it's not my life. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Tennis is my job, but it's not my life.


Quote: I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.


Quote: I'm a real extrovert, but when I'm round someone new, I'm super shy. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm a real extrovert, but when I'm round someone new, I'm super shy.


Quote: I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don't smile, and they look so mad. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don't smile, and they look so mad.


Quote: No one likes getting their nails done more than I do. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.


Quote: I've had to learn to fight all my life -- got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've had to learn to fight all my life -- got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.


Quote: 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.' by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.'


Quote: I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.


Quote: I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.


Quote: I've developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner.


Quote: Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break.


Quote: Tennis just a game, family is forever. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Tennis just a game, family is forever.


Quote: Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.


Quote: I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

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.


Quote: If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.


Quote: I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times.


Quote: I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.


Quote: Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions. by author Serena Williams overlaid on photo of photo of author Serena Williams with quote

Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.


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