I'm a real extrovert, but when I'm round someone new, I'm super shy.
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.
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.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
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.
I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I've been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won't be bulky.
I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.
I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.
Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.
I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times.
I was just tired of losing... Life was passing me by.
I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.
No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.
I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life.
I'm thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
Venus told me the other day that champions don't get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration.
I'm not used to crying. It's a little difficult. All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling.
When you're playing the best player in the world, you've got to play well.
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!
I want to knock on people's doors and preach. But I also meet a lot of people on planes and in restaurants, and you can preach with them or place some literature with them.
I'm a perfectionist. I'm pretty much insatiable. I feel there's so many things I can improve on.
I'm an athlete and I'm black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I'm paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, 'You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.'
Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break.
Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol.
I love going shopping.
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.
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.
I am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.
I love tennis more than designing because it's actually easier and I don't get nearly as nervous.
When I was younger, I was always obsessed with nails.
There's one thing I'm really good at, and that's hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I'm excellent.
People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you're a robot, and I'm not.
I'm definitely not at my best. Honestly, I'm under 50 percent. But I've won stuff under 50 percent before.
I'm definitely not a fearless individual.
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
I hate losing.
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.
I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.
How many people yell at linespeople? I see it happening all the time. I don't know how many times I have seen that happen.
My mom taught me how to sew when I was 2 or 3, so I've been sewing for as long as I can remember.
I'm so frugal, you wouldn't believe it.
I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.
I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don't smile, and they look so mad.
When I'm down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I'm constantly having an argument with myself.
I try not to have too many rituals because I believe that rituals don't help you win. I used to do rituals a lot and it was crazy.
I've thought it would be cool to have a baby young. You know, be my road dog - like my dogs, they travel the world - but there's always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?
I love my dogs.
I'm totally human.
I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing.
I love going to movies.
I definitely have found a balance. I've had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.
We're going in really fresh. We're going to have fresh legs and bodies, we're going to be able to stay the distance, and that's our goal.
I've never been over-dramatic in my whole career.
I think it's bad when people start booing between serves.
Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.
The knee just isn't 100 percent. It's hard to be out there when you know that you can't play at your best and could potentially make it worse.
Tennis is my job, but it's not my life.
I've always enjoyed acting. When we were younger, my sisters and I would put on plays for our parents.
Once I serve well, my whole game goes up.
Honestly, I don't read the press. I don't know what they're saying.
To this day, I don't love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills.
I'm an unbelievable designer.
If I step on a scale, I won't eat for five months.
My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown!
My dad is a marketing mastermind.
People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills.
What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles.
I'm really super feminine, and I'm really soft. I'm very sensitive, I realized.
I feel as a brand I'm here to be around for a long time.
All my life I'd woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don't go to practise, I'm thinking about it all day.
I've developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner.
I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.
I love designing dresses and tops.