Venus Williams Quotes

"I don't really know any other players extra well."
-- Venus Williams on having no friends on tour besides sister Serena.

"Venus and I would really like to thank the jury again because they really were able to see the truth in this matter."
-- Venus Williams after her father Richard Williams was found guilty of representing them as a manager or a multi-million dollar exhibition but did not have to pay any financial restitution.

"It is very important not to think about losing."
-- Venus Williams on her strategy for coming from behind to win matches. Time to write a book.

"In sports, it's always that there's winners and losers, and it's impossible to always be the winner. At least, it's not just me losing this time, it's the whole team, and I can take some comfort in that."
-- Venus Williams, recording a 1-2 win-loss record for the weekend after the U.S. lost to Russia in the Fed Cup semifinals.

"I believe ‑‑ I live in a black and white. I think things are like either black or white. I don't really believe that much in the gray. I think that there's gray for a lot of people, but I don't live in the gray. I realize whatever action I have or take, it's going to have a consequence -- either good or bad. So I live my life in a way where I don't have bad consequences. I just notice there's a lot people around me just live in the gray. I don't know, for me, I'm just really straightforward."
-- Venus Williams at Wimbledon.

"I don't think she came out there and beat me. I just kept making error after error...I just think I'm having a mental letdown from all the tennis I've been playing in the last four weeks, and I just felt pretty dead."
-- Venus Williams giving props, Williams sisters-style, to Tatiana Golovin after losing to the French teen at Charleston.

"I was just telling myself, 'Wow, V, I really, you know, made it so hard on myself out there. Not only did I have to play my opponent, but I also had to play against me.' That's hard to do the whole match. You know, I have to be kinder to myself, basically."
-- Venus Williams on her split-ego-personality in suffering through bad losses.

"Anything which draws attention to me because I am so attractive."
-- Venus Williams on what works in her fashion world, as reported by the Indian Times.

"I guess it's a little bit sentimental, but at the time I was really very focused in on really my performance. Afterwards, it was really just a breath of fresh air, just like, 'Oh, yes, I'm back now. I'm doing good.'"
-- Venus Williams after her first match back from injury after pummeling Ashley Harkleroad at the Australian Open.

"I can walk around fine, but I don't have a desk job." -- Venus Williams after retiring in the Warsaw final due to an abdominal strain.

"I think that Billie (Jean King) and Zina (Garrison), they have a whole lot of experience. Even if I don't quite agree with something or have a different way of doing it this week, whatever they said, I did it right away and I found out that it was correct. I think that's helped a lot...I'm having fun. I had a lot of fun out there. Sometimes I was ready to smile -- but I knew I'd lose focus -- because I was doing things that I'd done in practice and we talked about. I was ready to laugh and give someone a high-five, but it wasn't time for that." -- Venus Williams at the Fed Cup.

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