The Best Serena Williams Quotes On Strength And Womanhood

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Serena Williams is one of the most well-known names in all of tennis. Her tennis career is one of success and accolades. Williams has been ranked singles world number one by the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 weeks and has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic gold medals. 

After a successful career, Williams has just announced that she plans to retire as she begins her farewell tour. 

Today, we remember not only her career but also the wise words she’s shared with her fans throughout the years.

On Hard Work

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

“Don’t let anyone work harder than you do.”

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

On Believing In Yourself

“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.”

“I’ve had to learn to fight all my life — got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile, things will work out.”

On Moving Forward

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

“I think losing makes me even more motivated.”

“If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, C, and even Plan D.”

On Womanhood


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“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.”

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other up.”

“Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all, be humble.”

On Winning

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“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they recover when they fall.”

“If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.”

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


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