There's one thing I'm really good at, and that's hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I'm excellent.
When I'm down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I'm constantly having an argument with myself.
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'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.
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.
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 thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.
I'm really super feminine, and I'm really soft. I'm very sensitive, I realized.
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 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.
I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life.
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'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?
Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you're a robot, and I'm not.
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'm definitely not at my best. Honestly, I'm under 50 percent. But I've won stuff under 50 percent before.
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.'
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 am here to play women's tennis. I'm a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies.
Honestly, I don't read the press. I don't know what they're saying.
When you're playing the best player in the world, you've got to play well.
My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown!
If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration.
Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.
I'm really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.
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 want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.
I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing.
What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles.
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
I don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times.