13 Secrets to Serena Williams' Success

We're going inside the mind of tennis phenom Serena Williams who is truly winning on and off the court. From her beauty, to her confidence, to her stance on relationships, Serena has all the secrets to inspire you to win in life.

Jolie A. Doggett Mar, 23, 2015

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"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." (ESPN. 2003)

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"It doesn't matter what your background is and where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that's all that matters." (ESPN. October, 2012)

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"I don't believe in the 'D' word, so I'm not going to say I'm dieting." (ESSENCE magazine July 2013)

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I believe in no sex before marriage. No fornicating. I really believe in that. I mean, I'm not perfect. It's hard to live by Bible standards, but I'm really comfortable with me. (ESPN, 2004)

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"All I want is to have fun in what I'm doing every day. I don't want to break records." (ESPN. 2003)

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"It's important to look in the mirror and say I love myself." (ESSENCE magazine. July, 2013)

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"I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times."

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"I think it's cute to flaunt your femininity when it's least expected." (ESSENCE magazine, April 2009)

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"I'm there to do a job, not to make friends. But I'm not there to make enemies." (Rolling Stone, July 2013)

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"On the court, I am fierce! I am mean and I am tough." (Vogue magazine. April 2015)

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"All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling."

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“I have done everything I wanted to do in tennis. There’s nothing missing, so all I have to do is go out there and do what I do best. (Vogue, April 2015)

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"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?" (Rolling Stone, July 2013)