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 really exciting. I smile a lot, I win a lot, and I'm really sexy.
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.
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 developed a karaoke habit. I've become a crooner.
Having a pulmonary embolism is definitely easier than heart break.
I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.
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.
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.
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 don't know if I've had my share of drama, but I've definitely had my share of hard times.
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.
I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life.
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.
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.'
No one likes getting their nails done more than I do.
I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn't easy - it took me a while.