35 Inspiring Serena Williams Quotes to Raise Your Level in Life

Serena Williams has 23 Singles Grand slam titles under her belt and stands second in all-time rankings and most by any player in the open era.

Williams retired from the sport after the US Open 2022 and was widely considered one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time.

She is an inspiring superwoman for many women across the world. Serena wanted to play tennis at the age of four and dominated the tennis court till the age of 40.

Serena Williams ranked World No.1 in singles for a record 319 weeks and was the highest-earning woman athlete of all time.

Success doesn’t come easily for her. Serena had to train hard, cope with injuries and maintain consistency throughout her career on the court.

With the great career in her hand, let us look at some of Serena Williams’s Quotes that can help you raise your level in life.

Serena Williams Famous Inspirational Quotes

1. Believe in Yourself

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

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2. Be a Fighter

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

3. Losing makes You Motivated

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

4. You can’t Rewind Your Time

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

5. Love Yourself

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

6. Perfectionist

I‘m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.– Serena Williams

7. Live in Present

I don’t have regrets. I don’t live in the past. I live in the present and learn not to make the same mistakes in the future.– Serena Williams

8. Love as You are

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

Serena Williams Quotes about Tennis 

9. On Concentration

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

10. Thinking only about Tennis

All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don’t go to practice, I’m thinking about it all day.– Serena Williams

11. Tennis is My Job

Tennis is my job, but it’s not my life.– Serena Williams

12. Game goes up

Once I serve well, my whole game goes up.– Serena Williams

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13. Always Good to have Small Wins

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.– Serena Williams

14. Family First

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

15. Sport Changed My Life

Sport has literally changed my life. I’m here because of sport. It has given me a lot of confidence, a lot of courage, and a lot of discipline. It’s helped me to be the person that I’ve grown to be today.– Serena Williams

 Serena Williams Quotes on Success 

16. Raise each other Up

The success of every woman should be an 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.– Serena Williams

17. Rich in Spirit

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 hope.– Serena Williams

18. Fight All My Life

I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.– Serena Williams

 19. Inspiration to Other

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

 20. Luck has nothing to do

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.– Serena Williams

Serena Williams Quotes on Winning 

21. Victory is Sweet

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

22. No One Can Beat Me

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.– Serena Williams

23. Play Well

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

24. Winning and Losing

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

25. Desire to Win is always Stronger

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

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 Serena Williams Quotes on Hard Work

26. Stick and Work Hard

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

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27. Don’t let anyone

Don’t let anyone work harder than you do.– Serena Williams

28. Learning in Life

I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.– Serena Williams

29. Lose, Get Up and Try again

With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again. That’s what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don’t want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more. Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.– Serena Williams

30. Comes at a Cost

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

Serena Williams Motivational Quotes

31. On Beautiful

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

32. Different is Good

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. – Serena Williams

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33. Myself the Best

I’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it. – Serena Williams

34. Argument within

When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself. – Serena Williams

35. Until You die

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

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