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Published on July 10th, 2012 | by Yellow Magpie

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Venus Williams Quotes: The Tennis-Player’s Thoughts On Life

Venus Williams Quotes Photo By Edwi Martinez

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of the best Venus Williams quotes.

‘I always like to win. But I’m the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don’t have anything. It’s hard. I love her too much. That’s what counts.’

‘It wasn’t like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine.’

‘Some people say that I have an attitude. Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.’

‘Of course, I want to be number one. But being happy and healthy is the most important thing.’

‘If you’re not a competitor, you’ve just got to go home.’

Venus And Serena Williams In 2010 Photo By Emmett Anderson

‘I’d like to imagine that in order to beat me a person would have to play almost perfect tennis.’

‘I don’t come to tournaments to make friends, to go to parties, to hold conversations. I come to be the best, and I’m not mean and cruel and dirty.’

‘When you lose, you’re more motivated. When you win, you fail to see your mistakes and probably no one can tell you anything.’

‘If I’d lived prior to the 1980s, it would have been different, because I would have been playing to prove African Americans are equal. Now, I don’t necessarily feel I have to play for black people, because obviously they’re doing everything in all sports. If I can go out there and play for myself and not feel I have to stand for something other than what I want to do, that’s good.’

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You may also like to take a gander at Yellow Magpie’s Serena Williams: Top Women’s Tennis Player, Serena Williams Quotes: Words From Women’s Top Tennis Player and ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich Quotes: The Game Of Life And Basketball.


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