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I remember, I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check and they were like, I think you need to come in for this.feedback
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Oct 10 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Serena Williams is associated, including Venus and Melbourne. Most recently, Serena Williams has been quoted saying: “When I first turned pro, you had to go pick up your check. I never, never picked it up, so at the end of the year, the tournament directors would literally hand me the check because I would never go get it.” in the article Oprah Winfrey visited a bank for the first time since 1988 to deposit $2 million.
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Sep 01 2017

The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I've had surgeries galore, and I don't need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.feedback

Sep 01 2017

That's something I have to work on. I'm so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?feedback

Sep 01 2017

I am looking forward to becoming a mother and coming back to the courts already. I'm always thinking about what's next: the next victory, the next trophy.feedback

Aug 30 2017

Honestly, if my kid can grow up exactly how I did, I couldn't be happier. I would love to give to my kid the values that my parents gave me. I think that's most important and I think everything comes after that.feedback

Aug 30 2017

Looking back, we grew up in a two-bedroom house and there were seven people. I don't know how my parents were able to make me feel that way, but they did. It was really special.feedback

Aug 30 2017

If my daughter were to play a sport, and she was able to have equal prize money and equal pay or equal rights. I feel like that would be a success too.feedback

Aug 30 2017

If [necessary], I would really want her to speak up for it. Well, any daughter of mine will have a voice.feedback

Aug 21 2017

I am looking forward to becoming a mother and coming back to the courts already, . I'm always thinking about what's next: the next victory, the next trophy.feedback

Aug 21 2017

I have slightly fewer than 10 Audemars Piguet watches now. I wear them all on different occasions. The only style I wouldn't wear on court is the Diamond Outrage. It's way too special...or too dangerous! But every time I do wear it I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.feedback

Aug 21 2017

It was such a fun shoot. Tom was able to capture my fun side, which is really me. When I'm on the court you only see my serious side, so it was very cool to be able to showcase the 'off the court' version of me.feedback

Aug 21 2017

Determination is key, whether you're on or off the court. You have to feed it, work on it constantly. What drives me daily is my love for what I do - I wake up and I want to be the greatest athlete. That's more than enough.feedback

Aug 19 2017

I have just been trying to eat healthy and stay fit and definitely eating healthier than I normally do. Its pretty backwards.feedback

Aug 16 2017

If I lose and I lose again, it's like, she's done. Especially since I'm not 20 years old. I'll tell you this much: I won't win less. Either I win, or I don't play.feedback

Aug 15 2017

But once I found out, something happened that surprised me. I became really calm. I thought, You have to win, but you're allowed to lose, because you have something to look forward to.feedback

Aug 15 2017

I'm not a spring chicken. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I've had surgeries galore, and I don't need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.feedback

Aug 15 2017

Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with [Margaret Court], I am not going to pass that up. If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power.feedback

Aug 15 2017

I used to think I'd want to retire when I have kids, but no. I'm definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there's no better feeling in the world. But the biggest thing is that I don't really think I'm a baby person. Not yet. That's something I have to work on. I'm so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?feedback

Aug 15 2017 - Women

Being black and being on the cover was really important to me. The success of one woman should be the inspiration to another, and I'm always trying to inspire and motivate the black girls out there. I'm not a model. I'm not the girl next door. But I'm not hiding. Actually, I look like a lot of women out there. The American woman is many women, and I think it's important to speak to American women at a time when they need encouragement. I'm not political, but I think everyone is worried, to a degree.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Twitter

1 month before? 6 weeks? 8 weeks? I'm totally stalling.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Women

[But] I think [giving birth] will give me more strength, if that's possible, and a lot more confidence. I feel like I will be ready for anything.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Sexism

There are barriers I hope to break so my baby, whether boy or girl, won't have to live under those stipulations. I definitely am a feminist. I like to stick up for women and women's rights. So many things happen and I just think, Wow, why don't we have a chance?' If that makes me a feminist, I am proud to be one.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Women

I would imagine [the baby] would come everywhere with me. If they want to be a piano player, I'm here to support them. I'm not going to say, You have to play tennis,' . I wouldn't even put a tennis racket in their hand. That may be a little bit of pressure. What they want to do is up to them.feedback

Aug 08 2017 - Women

I need a Baby 101 class – they don't have one for the women! He'll probably know more [than me] after his four-hour course.feedback

Aug 01 2017

I invest in businesses that operate with sincerity and integrity and deliver a pure and uncompromised product. I'm excited about Daily Harvest's future as a female-led business and I look forward to helping more people gain access to nutritious meals.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Women

Luckily I am blessed with an inner drive and a support system of family and friends that encourage me to move forward. But these injustices still hurt.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Twitter

It's a lot, and I know that, but it's been done before and that keeps me going, knowing a lot of people have done it. If they can do it, I know I can do it. I'll do the best I can.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Netflix

I just turn on Netflix. A lot of people have trouble sleeping during pregnancy, but I've been fortunate.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Growing up, I would sleep with one of my sisters and they would tell me stories about sisters! That was my thing. I would say, Tell me a sisters story.' I was so grateful to them.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Through this pregnancy, my weight distribution is different. My stomach is obviously bigger, and my hips are different. I've had few problems in general, but some days my back can really hurt.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Every night I grab two huge jars and fill them with water and usually get a snack, like watermelon, because I'm always starving and I keep it by the bed so I don't have to get up and go all the way to the kitchen.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Equal Pay

I remember, I went through the drive-through to deposit my check and they were like, I think you need to come in for this. When the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path.feedback

Jul 12 2017

I just played for the love of the sport. I've never played for money. Not once did I think about a check. I didn't touch it. I should have taken a picture of it, but selfies didn't exist back then.feedback

Jul 10 2017 - Facebook

I am an entrepreneur and I am drawn to opportunities that are innovative. The more I learned about this company, the more I felt their core values were close to mine. I am engaged to a techie, so I guess that makes me engaged to tech.feedback

Jul 07 2017

If you know anything about me, I hate to lose. I've always said I hate losing more than I like winning, so that drives me to be the best that I can be.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Facebook

I've always loved fashion. I was always that girl that played with my dolls, and I went to fashion school, so it's not just made up for me. It's actually something that I really enjoy and that I have a lot of fun with.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Facebook

As a matter of fact, I go every four days to get a manicure and every seven days for a pedicure. So, I had a brilliant idea to get certified to be a nail tech. Don't be surprised if you hear about a part time job I've picked up at a local nail salon.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Silicon Valley

It's really important to me to not just be a seat warmer but to really be a voice.feedback

Jul 04 2017

I'm not done yet. If [Venus is] still playing, I know I can play. This is just a new part of my life. My baby's going to be in the stands and hopefully cheering for me. If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world. This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast.feedback

Jul 04 2017

...He's on top of me about mentally staying with it and everything like that, and it's a constant harping on that one. I think he said that a bunch, just: 'Your presence can sometimes get you through difficult situations.feedback

Jul 03 2017

Wimbledon got me like: Easy standing drills this morning. Go easy.feedback

Jul 03 2017

I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.feedback

Jul 02 2017

This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I've never played anyone ranked 'there', nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I'm trying to have a baby. Good day sir.feedback

Jun 27 2017

I think that's a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?feedback

Jun 27 2017

Lol finally getting them shaped! Hahahha #haters I love you!!! Hahah but I still like them all natural! But for now you win lol.feedback

Jun 27 2017

I don't know what to do with a baby. I've done absolutely nothing for the baby room.feedback

Jun 27 2017

[I] did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally dropped. Oh my God, this can't be – I've got to play a tournament. How am I going to play the Australian Open? I had planned on winning in Wimbledon this year. If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world. This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast.feedback

Jun 27 2017

I'm waiting to find out but would love to hear your thoughts.feedback

Jun 27 2017

It just doesn't seem real. I don't know why. Am I having a baby?feedback

Jun 27 2017

I don't know what to do with a baby... I've done absolutely nothing for the baby room.feedback

Jun 27 2017

I don't think my story is over yet.feedback

Jun 25 2017

For me, men's tennis and women's tennis are completely, almost, two separate sports. If I were to play Andy Murray, I would lose 6-0, 6-0 in five to six minutes, maybe 10 minutes. No, it's true. It's a completely different sport. The men are a lot faster and they serve harder, they hit harder, it's just a different game. I love to play women's tennis. I only want to play girls, because I don't want to be embarrassed.feedback

May 24 2017

I am an entrepreneur and I am drawn to opportunities that are innovative. The more I learned about this company, the more I felt their core values were close to mine.feedback

May 24 2017

I am engaged to a techie, so I guess that makes me engaged to tech.feedback

May 24 2017 - Silicon Valley

I feel like diversity is something I speak to. Change is always happening; change is always building. What is important to me is to be at the forefront of the change and to make it easier for the next person that comes behind me. I have been really interested in getting involved in Silicon Valley for years, so I have been kind of in the wading waters. Now, I am jumping into the deep end of the pool. When I do something, I go all out.feedback

May 12 2017 - Olympic Games

Los Angeles embodies the optimistic spirit that allows kids like me to become athletes and Olympians.feedback

May 11 2017

[Alexis] is a really nice person, and I definitely think he treats everyone the same, which is really, really cool to see.feedback

May 02 2017 - Snapchat

I had to really take all that energy and put it in a paper bag, so to say, and throw it away.feedback

May 02 2017 - Snapchat

So I'm on my way to the Met...it's been a minute since I've been! I feel like I'm going to have a very fun story tonight, a lot of my friends are there, so I look forward to seeing them, catching up. It's going to be fun, stay tuned!' she added.feedback

May 02 2017

I've actually never worked with them. But I love their stuff. It's so forward, so fashion. It's something you're really inspired by.feedback

Apr 27 2017

Pregnant or not, no one knew. Every tournament where I show up, I'm expected to win.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I was nervous. I wasn't sure what to do. Can I play? I had a lot of questions.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I definitely plan on coming back – I'm not done yet. 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.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I knew that at that moment, it was important for me to just focus. I really felt like I didn't have time to deal with any extra emotions – any extra anything.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Snapchat

You hear all these stories about people when they're pregnant – they get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out.feedback

Apr 26 2017

I've been really supportive of my peers and the people that I work with. I've been a pro for almost 20 years. For me it's really important to hold women up. It's something, these young women they'll come to the locker room, they'll want to take pictures with me. For me, I want to be a good leader and a good example for them.feedback

Apr 26 2017

I was on vacation, taking time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking a picture every week. I've been just saving it, but you know how social media is – you press the wrong button and…My phone doesn't ring that much, and 30 minutes later, I'd missed four calls. So I picked it up and realised, Oh no.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Well, actually it was an accident. I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going. I didn't tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I'd been saving it. On social media, you press the wrong button and… Thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I'm like, That's weird.' But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share]. Roger Federer is older than me and he's still winning everything.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Sexism

It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you. .feedback

Apr 24 2017

I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome. To escort me to my very own 'charming.' Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At the same table we first met by chance.feedback

Apr 24 2017

It disappoints me to know we live in a society in which people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers. I have said it once and I'll say it again, this world has come so far but yet we have so much further to go. Yes, we have broken down so many barriers - however there are a plethora more to go. This or anything else will not stop me from pouring love, light and positivity into everything that I do. I will continue to take a lead and stand up for what's right.feedback

Apr 22 2017

With great power comes great responsibility.feedback

Apr 19 2017

I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome. I really haven't thought about it too much, because I wasn't even really gonna think about it until after the tournament. So, I just keep saying, February, I'll start looking at the bigger picture of my life.' But right now I'm just so focused that this is all I can think about.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Snapchat

One of these days I hope to apply this.feedback

Mar 07 2017

Sadly, I have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open. I have not been able to train due to my knees and am disappointed I cannot be there. I will keep moving forward and continue to be positive. I look forward to being back as soon as I can.feedback

Jan 28 2017

My first Grand Slam started here, and getting to 23 here, but playing Venus, it's stuff that legends are made of. I couldn't have written a better story.feedback

Jan 28 2017

She's made an amazing comeback ... I don't like the word comeback. She's never left. She's been such a great champion.feedback

Jan 28 2017

Thank you Michael – I can't believe I'm saying thank you Michael Jordan. He's the greatest.feedback

Jan 28 2017

This was a tough one. I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus, she's an amazing person – she's my inspiration. There's no way I would be at 23 without her – there's no way I would be at one without her. Thank-you Venus for inspiring me to be the best player I can be and inspiring me to work hard.feedback

Jan 28 2017

She deserves a round of applause – she's made an amazing comeback.feedback

Jan 26 2017

Obviously I was really proud of Venus – a total inspiration, my big sister. She's basically my world and my life. She means everything to me. I was so happy for her. For us both to be in the final is the biggest dream come true for us.feedback

Jan 26 2017

It's more than a cherry on top. It's more than I dreamed of.feedback

Jan 25 2017

Thirties is the new 10. No matter what happens, someone 34 or older will be in the final.feedback

Jan 25 2017

We have totally different games now, the both of us. We both have gone through a lot. We both have survived, and here we are, which I think is a really remarkable story.feedback

Jan 25 2017

It was on Centre Court. That's all I remember. I remember winning. I was so excited because I was so young. She obviously was super young, too. That's all.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I have watched her game a lot. She's been doing really, really well. She has a very attacking game. I know her game pretty well. I look forward to it.feedback

Jan 22 2017

It's just the beginning of the year. I can still improve my tennis, which is good.feedback

Jan 21 2017

I don't have anything to prove in this tournament here. Just doing the best I can. Obviously, I'm here for one reason.feedback

Jan 19 2017

It's never easy to play in the second round someone you've seen in the final of the biggest stage in tennis. I'm happy to have gotten through it.feedback

Jan 17 2017

It's important to spread the message.feedback

Jan 17 2017

February I'll start looking at the bigger picture of my life. Right now, I'm just so focused that this is kind of all I can think about.feedback

Jan 14 2017

She's done well here before. She's had a good win over me. It's never easy for me. So I always go out there, and all I can do is do my best. I didn't come here to lose in the first round, or the second round, or at all.feedback

Jan 04 2017

I really think I played - I'm trying to think of a word that's not obscene - but that's how I played.feedback

Jan 04 2017

She obviously did a much better job than I did. I really abhorred the conditions. I don't think I've ever hit 88 errors in my career. I could google that and that's probably accurate. So there's no need to look back on such a crappy game.feedback

Jan 03 2017

The wind was really getting to me. Every day I have practised here there was no wind but today it was so windy. So it was fun. Actually, it wasn't fun, it was interesting.feedback

Jan 03 2017

I'm feeling like I'm getting there. Every match counts.feedback

Sep 01 2016

I can improve a lot. I can get a lot better. I feel like there's much, much more I can do. That's the only thing I can do is do that.feedback

Sep 01 2016

I had a great experience last year.feedback

Aug 29 2016

I'm OK with it. I try to look at it like we always have tough matches. I played her I think in the semis before. I know she's a good player. I've just got to do the best I can.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I'm just now starting to feel a little better. Hopefully just every day I will keep going higher.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I'm just now starting to feel a little bit better.feedback

Aug 09 2016 - Olympic Games

It didn't work out the way I wanted it to.feedback

Aug 09 2016

I just needed to relax. I was missing shots by literally centimeters. She "tried to add a little more spin" in the second set, after a long series of unforced errors in the first.feedback

Aug 08 2016

I wouldn't stay it's devastating... we had a chance to compete for our country, we did the best that we can. We had a blast out there.feedback

Aug 07 2016

I wasn't playing the way I needed to play.feedback

Aug 07 2016

The first set, especially, was extremely tricky. Fortunately enough, I am a pretty good clay-court player, so I'm OK with the slow courts. You have to hit about three or four more shots or just play a little bit better. It's OK. I'm getting used to the conditions as a whole.feedback

Jul 09 2016

Obviously, violence is not the answer of solving it.feedback

Mar 08 2016

Most people were surprised and shocked by Maria, but at the same time, I think that most people were happy that she was up front and was very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at.feedback

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