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50 Inspirational Serena Williams Quotes about Winning, Success & Life

Looking for inspirational Serena Williams quotes? We’ve prepared a list of powerful quotes from the tennis icon to inspire you to win and achieve success in your life.

Serena Williams is one of the most decorated female tennis players in the history of the sport. She has won 23 singles Grand Slam tournament titles, four Olympic gold medals and made the ‘Forbes’ list of ‘100 Highest Paid Athletes’ twice. Besides, she’s won the ‘Laureus Sportswoman of The Year’ award three times and was named the ‘Sportsperson of The Year’ in 2015 by ‘Sports Illustrated Magazine’.

Even with younger talent coming through, Williams still remains at the top. Her run to the 2018 Wimbledon final has shown that she can still compete at the highest level. Coming just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter, it proved what an incredible competitor she is.

In that regard, here are some thought-provoking and inspiring Serena Williams quotes that will give you the strength to rise up and pursue your dreams.


Serena Williams Quotes about Winning and Success


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


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


3.) “I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see my self in the top.” – Serena Williams


4.) “Is greatness winning? Is it losing? Is it recovery? It’s all of them, plus being good to yourself.” – Serena Williams


5.) “You have to be fearless to have success.” – Serena Williams


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


7.) “If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.” – Serena Williams


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


9.) “I’m just about winning.” – Serena Williams


Uplifting Serena Williams Quotes on Love, Life, and Family


10.) “Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.” – Serena Williams


11.) “I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I’m still learning to love myself.” – Serena Williams


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


13.) “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!” – Serena Williams


14.) “I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.” – Serena Williams


15.) “Your legacy is what you did with your life.” – Serena Williams


Serena Williams Quotes on Women and Power


16.) “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” – Serena Williams


17.) “I love how I look. I’m a full woman and I’m strong, and I’m powerful, and I’m beautiful at the same time.” – Serena Williams


18.) “If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power. I think I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the idea of power…Not only me, but women in general sometimes feel that ‘power’ is a bad word.” – Serena Williams


19.) “I’m not a size two. It’s okay to look strong and to be sexy and to be a woman and to be unbreakable – all those things.” – Serena Williams


20.) “I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.” – Serena Williams


21.) “Too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that.” – Serena Williams


22.) “My hope by winning this award is that I can inspire many, many, many more women” – Serena Williams


Serena Williams Quotes on Dreams & Never Giving Up


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


24.) “I just never give up, I fight to the end.” – Serena Williams


25.) “You just can’t go out and say, ‘I want a bag of never-say-die spirit.’ It’s for sale. It has to be innate.” – Serena Williams


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


27.) “I’ve always been a fighter and I’ve always fought through things my whole life.” – Serena Williams


28.) “If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.” – Serena Williams


Serena Williams Quotes on Happiness and Being Yourself


29.) “I am who I am, I love who I am.” – Serena Williams


30.) “My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body.” – Serena Williams


31.) “I’ve hard to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile, things will work out.” – Serena Williams


32.) “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


33.) “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.” – Serena Williams


34.) “For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.” – Serena Williams


Other Inspirational Serena Williams Quotes


35.) “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


36.) “If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.” – Serena Williams


37.) “Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.” – Serena Williams


38.) “When you lose you get up, you make it better, you try again.” – Serena Williams


39.) “Overpower. Overtake. Overcome.” – Serena Williams


40.) “Don’t let anybody work harder than you do.” – Serena Williams


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


42.) “Being lucky takes hard work” – Serena Williams


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


44.) “Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?” – Serena Williams


45.) “I was really happy to get this far. For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today” – Serena Williams


46.) “It’s obviously disappointing, but I can’t be disappointed. I have so much to look forward to. I’m literally just getting started.” – Serena Williams


47.) “When you’re playing the best player in the world, you’ve got to play well.” – Serena Williams


48.) “I feel like I’m really young and I’m only thinking about my career and continuing playing.” – Serena Williams


49.) “I don’t have anything to prove ever, ever in my life. If I have something to prove, what does that mean for everyone else? And I think everyone should have that attitude.” – Serena Williams


50.) “I was just tired of losing… Life was passing me by.” – Serena Williams


Did You Enjoy These Serena Williams Quotes?

Serena Williams’ inspiring achievements prove that nothing is really impossible. In addition to being a tennis champion, she started her own foundation and designs her own clothing line.

Williams is an incredible success and an inspiration to all of us. Whether you’re a struggling sportsperson or a thriving entrepreneur, these Serena Williams quotes have hopefully inspired you to become the best you can be.

Did you enjoy these Serena Williams quotes? What other quotes from this tennis icon would you like to share with us? Tell us in the comment section below.




  1. Mungai Karanja

    July 25, 2018 at 4:41 am

    She is an inspiration to me. The quote i like most and actually have pinned it on my study room is ” YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF EVEN WHEN NO ELSE DOES”. A strong one this is. Wish her the best.


    July 23, 2018 at 1:23 am

    she is a wonderful player, i really like these quotes very much.. thanks for sharing

  3. Nikhil

    July 16, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Such a amazing player. Her quotes inspired me a lot. Great personality she is. Love her game.

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