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I want to be able to win matches where I'm not playing my best, play players who are playing great, be able to come through, i need to be tested, I guess. Sounds scripted. Actually, I'd rather not be tested in every match. But that doesn't happen, so it's important for me to have those, like, really rough, rowdy matches. That helps a lot.
I definitely feel like it takes a while to get back into the rhythm, because weve had a long season of just clay and then grass, and now were on hard courts, so it definitely feels different, especially for me now. Usually I dont feel that huge of a difference, but for whatever reason I do this year.
I think I cannot compare this because, you know, after a long season, you are just trying to survive at the end, trying to push yourself, playing still good tennis, but now we have a new season coming, and the motivation is really high again. You know, for me it's important to go on court and try to making the transit in my practice sessions to the match ones.
Do you know how many other men do things that are much worse than that? This is not fair. There’s a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things, and because they are men, that doesn’t happen to them, there are men out here that do a lot worse but because I’m a woman, because I’m a woman you’re going to take this away from me? That is not right.
I'm feeling pretty good. I haven't had any problems yet. I think a lot of the top players are losing, but they're losing to girls that are playing outstanding, if anything, it shows me every moment that I can't underestimate any of these ladies. They are just going out there swinging and playing for broke.
I was two months pregnant. I was literally nine weeks by the end of the tournament. Every day that passed I thought, ‘This is a dream,' i had a really tough first round and an even tougher second round. I thought, ‘I’m probably going to lose early. That’s OK. I have a good excuse for the first time.'.
I had this sense, like, ‘I’m going to marry this guy, but I’m not ready yet, but I know I’m going to marry this guy,' i didn’t know his world at all, but I’ve always been tech-savvy. I had a few investments before I met him, and I wanted to know more. So we started talking, just as friends. Just casually chatting. I was getting hot when he was talking about it all. So after that, we just continued talking, and then, I don’t know — I love his world.
Unfortunately, I'm having some issues with my pec muscle. Right now I can't actually serve it's kind of hard to play, i'm having an MRI( scan) tomorrow, I'm going to stay here to see the doctors and see as many specialists as I can. I won't know( how serious the injury is) until I get those results.
I think the book was 100 % hearsay, at least all the stuff I read and the quotes that I read, which was a little bit disappointing, i have cried in the locker room many times after a loss, and that's what I have seen a lot of people do. I think it's normal. I think if anything, it shows the passion and the desire and the will that you have to want to go out there and do the best.
You know, it was really exciting to see so much African-American culture impacted in the wedding, and I was really happy that Meghan wanted to incorporate that into it, i think it was just a whole cultural shift and change. It was seeing how far African-Americans have come, I thought it was an incredibly inspiring and beautiful and really motivating thing.
Nike came up with this idea right when I decided I was going to come back. And so it's kind of interesting how it all tied into the wedding and, you know, then I felt a little awkward! now, you know, Meghan is royalty and I have known her for so many years, and I'm like, I'm not — now she's a princess. A duchess, I should say, excuse me.
For so many years, I defined Serena Williams in just one way : by success, by championships, by making history. And then, all of the sudden, my life changed forever, it wasn't part of any plan to have this happen, not while I was still on top. But two years ago, I met this man, almost out of nowhere. We fell in love.
It documents my pregnancy, the extremely difficult time I had in the delivery room and all of the emotions that came with it, it also covers my wedding, which was so exciting and fun. It was honestly the best day of my life. And then of course, it shows my comeback, because I'm coming back, I'm playing tennis, I'm back on the court, and it's so invigorating.
No one talks about the low moments — the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry, i’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby?' The emotions are insane.
I think a lot of people in America and outside of America are kind of frustrated and concerned and really scared, i really think it just boils down to people as a nation pulling together. And it's not just me. And it's not just me speaking out. There's a lot of people that are speaking out. It's a whole nation that's coming together. And we're just asking the same question, 'Why?'.
I'm looking forward to stepping out on center court and letting the whole world know that it doesn't matter what you face, if it's something that wasn't right, hurt you, hurt your family, you can just come out and be strong and say, 'I'm still going to be here, I'm still going to survive and I'm still going to be the best person I can be,'.
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