" I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall "
Serena Williams
Serena Williams
tennis player

Quotes on Success:

The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. make sure you’re very strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble

I think you should work on yourself until the day you die

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

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

Luck has nothing to do with it, I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come

When you lose you get up, you make it better, you try again

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

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

I can’t become satisfied, because if I get satisfied, I’ll be like, ‘Oh, I’ve won Wimbledon, I’ve won the US Open. Now can I relax.’ But now people are really going to be fighting to beat me

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does

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

You can become strong, and powerful, and beautiful

Whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger

Overpower. Overtake. Overcome

"Whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger”

Quotes on Success:

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

You have to be fearless to have success

Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?

I think it’s a good example for a lot of other people who are playing tennis or going to school who want to do something. You have to work hard at it. Nothing comes for free

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

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

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

Don’t let anybody work harder than you do

Your legacy is what you did with your life

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point you will

Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.

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

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 is an American professional tennis player. Between 2002 and 2017, she was ranked world No. 1 in singles eight times by the Women’s Tennis Association.

Williams’ 39 Grand Slam titles (23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles) is most among active players and second-most in the Open Era. She is the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in the calendar year 2015. Besides, Williams holds the record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the record for most titles won at the US Open (6) with Chris Evert.

Williams was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated Magazine in December 2015. She was the highest-paid female athlete in 2016 and repeated the same feat in 2017, being the only woman on Forbes’ List of the 100 highest-paid athletes.

In 2016, Serena and Venus Williams collaborated on the Williams Sisters Fund to work on philanthropic projects together. In 2017, Williams became an ambassador for the Allstate’s Foundation which provides financial empowerment to domestic abuse victims. Williams is also a supporter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.