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.'
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.
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 not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.
I think it's bad when people start booing between serves.
I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly.
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.
Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.
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!
My school was really small, but I was called the Class Clown!
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.
People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills.
I feel like I'm really young and I'm only thinking about my career and continuing playing.
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'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'm an unbelievable designer.
I love tennis more than designing because it's actually easier and I don't get nearly as nervous.
I love designing dresses and tops.
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.
What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles.