Quotes by: Venus Williams
Grand Slam losses are hard. I treat myself after losses though, I usually go to McDonald's and I have a hamburger and you know, something. Because you know, you just need to be nice to yourself sometimes after the loss.
I don't carry a purse when I fly because I have my Hello Kitty carry-on. I'm the biggest adult supporter.
I love seeing people be successful! I love that. It's wonderful. There's enough room for everybody.
Of course I want to look well and fit - and as an athlete, I want to look strong.
Self-doubt is real. Everyone has it. Having confidence and losing confidence is real, too, and everyone has been in that position.
I think there's a connection with what you wear. If you don't feel good about what you're wearing, you aren't going to feel confident, and you aren't going to be able to concentrate.
Unfortunately the world is what it is now. People don't get along for whatever reason. As professional athletes, in a way we're almost ambassadors for peace, because sports brings everyone together.
I know it's not the most important thing for me to win the most Grand Slams and be remembered in this world. I certainly don't have to win little tournaments here, there and everywhere, I don't have to win at all. Although I do want to.
Of course, I want to be number one. But being happy and healthy is the most important thing.
I don't think anyone wants to look in the mirror and say, 'I'm anti-woman.' They don't see themselves that way, and you can't treat them that way. But you have to tell the truth.
I've learned you can always achieve more than you thought you could. There are moments when I've walked off the court, and I'm like, 'I don't know how I won that match.' It was actually impossible, but it happened, and then you realize that you can push yourself much further than you ever thought, and you can make the impossible happen.
I try to get in some extra carbohydrates and protein the night before and during my pre-match meal. I also eat about 200 calories right after to help rebuild my muscles.
No TV, no acting for me. I'm kind of a more behind-the-scenes kind of woman even though what I do is very public. I'm really low-key and I don't need to be the center of attention.
My family is the most important thing to me because they're always there for me when times are down.
When I play my match, I can't think about anything else except what I'm doing on my side of the net.