Serena Williams: Rules of Life – Tennismood

by: TennisMood September 25, 2017 791

Serena Williams: Rules of Life – Tennismood

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  • I found a cool way to inspire myself: I started using affirmations as the passwords to my phone and my computer. I was surprised how many times a day you log in and have an opportunity to trigger that positivity. I love that I can use technology that way.
  • I play for me, but I also play and represent something much greater than me.
  • I don’t feel pressure. I never felt pressure…
  • I had to get comfortable with knowing that one of my weaknesses was my weight. Especially growing up with Venus, who’s so tall and slim and model-like, and me, I’m thick and hips and everything. I used to feel like I wanted to be her. I wanted to be thin, but it wasn’t me, so I had to learn that I’m going to have larger boobs. I’m going to be bigger, and just enjoy that. So I think it’s good for a lot of other girls who are curvy or more bodacious to be confident in themselves.
  • Every match for me is hard, and every match is not easy. So I always get really excited.
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  • It was tough for me to stop being Venus and become the person I am. One day I just said to myself, I’m not Venus. I’m Serena.
  • If anything happens, I’m always going to be myself.
  • Every coach, every person, my dad always saying:’Just focus on this, focus on this point!’. I feel like everyone says that. I kind of just take that to heart.
  • Preparing for the finals at Wimbledon, I just think about what I’m going to do on the court, technique-wise. I don’t consider the person I’m playing, especially that far into the tournament.
  • I have lots of trophies, and I’m just — I’m not that person that needs to see all these trophies. I have some in my house here, some in my house there, some I don’t know what happened to ’em. I have my grand-slam trophies … somewhere.
  • Equality is important. We need to see more women and people of different colors and nationalities in tech. I want young people to look at the trailblazers we’ve assembled below and be inspired. I hope they eventually become trailblazers themselves. Together we can change the future.
  • The days before big finals I do a lot of the same stuff. I don’t really do much. I just stay at my place. I just watch TV.
  • 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?
  • One of the affirmations I gave myself when I was younger: “I will work in Africa and help kids and help people.” And I did. I opened a school in Kenya in 2008 and a second in 2010. Now, sometimes in Africa they send only the boys to school. So we had a strict rule that our schools had to be at least 40 percent girls. It was impossible to get 50-50 boys to girls, and we really had to fight for 60-40. But we got it. Eventually we’re going to make the world better. For everyone. And hopefully my next school will be 50-50.
  • One day my dad just said to each of us, “Go ahead—pick a tournament you want to win!”
  • There is enough at the table for everyone.
  • I love how I look. I am a fool woman and I’m strong. And I’m powerful. And I’m beautiful at the same time.
  • I don’t dwell in the past. If I do, I’ll be swallowed up by negativity. As Mandela once said, ‘I will be in a mental prison.’
  • When someone’s harassing someone else, speak up! J. K. Rowling spoke up for me this summer, and it was an amazing feeling—I thought, well, “I can speak up too.
  • I’ve been a little more vocal, but I want to do more. I want to help everyone to see the so-called light. But there are a lot of other athletes, actors, politicians who are speaking out—of all colors, by the way. They’re not sitting back. They’re calling for justice straight away. It makes me look at myself and say, like, What am I doing? I have a platform. I can speak out, too. If one person hears me, maybe that person can speak out and help. I embrace that. I’m willing and happy to be part of this new movement.
  • There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis.
  • I still copy Venus in many ways, but it’s not as bad. I sound like I’ve been through some kind of 12-step program.
  • I’m very single! I’m just focusing on tennis right now. Maybe some people can focus on two things at once, but I can’t.
  • I’m there to do a job, not to make friends, but I’m not there to make enemies.
  • I’m playing better. I definitely can play more consistent and more mentally stable.
  • When I stop playing, it’s not going to be because I’m sick of playing, It’s going to be because I’m sick of practicing.
  • I’ve come a really long way. But I never look at that that way. I always look like there’s still so much further for me to go and so much further that I want to go.
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