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5 Strong Success Lessons From Serena Williams

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Serena Williams is arguably the best female tennis player of all time.

At the age of 34, she still has the skills to win championships; even with younger players coming through, her sheer will and dominant energy prove unbeatable. This year is the seventh time she has won Wimbledon Single’s Championship and her 22nd Grand Slam title in the Open Era—ranking only two title wins behind all-time great Margaret Court. And she is competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio—where she has the chance to become the most decorated tennis Olympian of all time.

The lessons we can glean from Williams’ stellar career can be applied on and off the court, in career and in life. Here are the five we think top the list.

1. Age is only a mindset.

“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.”

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Athletes have difficult and typically short-lived careers. Playing consistently at the professional level takes a physical toll that can only be sustained for so long. By the time most athletes reach this age, they admit their best days are behind them and it’ll soon be time to retire. But with Williams, she works harder each and every year to stay on top.

Quite often in life, your age is only a mindset. Don’t place limits on yourself because of how old or young you are.
2. Keep fighting.

“I just never give up. I fight to the end. You can’t go out and say, ‘I want a bag of never-say-die spirit.’ It’s not for sale. It has to be innate.”

serana williams strong sucess lesson to learnSticking to your goals can be an upward battle, especially when you don’t see results right away. Williams has found herself on the losing end of the set early on in the match and requiring two set wins to take the match. In these situations, she holds her head high and keeps fighting.

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The important thing is not to throw in the towel just because the odds aren’t working in your favor and time is running out. As long as there’s still time on that clock, you’re still in the fight.
3. Focus is key.

“If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.”

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Serena was born in Saginaw, Michigan but her family relocated to Compton, California when Serena was 3 years old. Serena and her sister Venus learned the game on pothole-riddled tennis courts on streets wracked with drugs, homelessness, crime and gangs. They learned how to persevere against unlikely odds.

With a laser-like focus, you’re able to perform at your best. With a laser-like focus, your head is 100 percent in the game. Serena’s ability to stay 100 percent focused during tough matches is just one more thing that separates her from the rest of the competition.

If you also want to become the best at what you do, developing the right focus is essential.
4. Love yourself for who you are.

“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.”

Like many elite athletes, Serena has been the target of criticism over the years. But she doesn’t let anybody else’s remarks subtract from her happiness.

Remember to love yourself for who you truly are. We are all wonderfully unique, so don’t try to become more like someone else. And don’t listen to what others might say about you.
5. Work hard.

“Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.”

You can see it in her expression when she wins those vital match points. All the hard work is shown through how emotional she becomes when she wins. Williams has had her fair share of defeats and setbacks—there’s no doubt she works incredibly hard to come out on top.

If you want something badly, you can’t escape putting in the work. Know that with hard work, your dreams are always possible no matter what they might be.

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The Big 3 were arguably the best players of their era alongside Andy Murray. Roger Federer has not won a Slam since January 2018, but still holds the record of 20 majors conquered, while Rafael Nadal took only one length away thanks to the victories at the Roland Garros and the US Open last year.

 

 

Before the suspension for the Coronavirus emergency, Novak Djokovic won his 17th Slam by recovering Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final. For his 17th Grand Slam win he received 2.5 Million Euro as prize money. The World number 1 won the title at Dubai Tennis Championships fifth time, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

In a recent interview, former World number 1 Andy Roddick said it is too premature to decide the ongoing ‘Greatest of all time’ debate. “There seems to be this need to discuss the greatest of all time on the men’s side and frankly at this point, I think it’s kind of dumb,” he said on Tennis Channel.

“It’s like handing out Oscars before you watch the ending of a movie. It just doesn’t make much sense and if you say one person, the other two people feel disrespected. It is just too early and before it all plays out someone will say: ‘who do you think will finish with the all-time lead?’ And I’m either guessing or obviously I’m like a medical professional and can predict injuries from here on out.

I just think we’re lucky to still have Novak, Roger and Rafa still in the game. Hopefully, Murray gets back into it. It is premature and I know everyone likes to go to this conversation non-stop but I just think it is too early. And there is too much wasted breath on it at this point.”

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Naomi Osaka: ‘I do not say hi to Serena Williams’

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In an interview to CBS, Naomi Osaka commented on her relationship with Serena Williams sharing an interesting insight. The Japanese player, who defeated the American in last year’s controversial US Open final, said: “I have this huge respect for her.

 

 

It’s someone that I’ve, you know, looked up to my entire life. So I still feel a bit shocked whenever she reaches out. And, I don’t know. I don’t say hi to her or anything because … I get so nervous. She always seems like she’s doing something important, so I don’t want to interrupt.

And then — I really want to talk to her about life and stuff and, like, how she manages to do things on and off the court. But … I don’t wanna be disrespectful to her and, like, try to talk to her like she’s my mentor while she’s still playing.

So I’m kinda just chillin’ on that.” Osaka does not want to be compared to the 37-year-old legend: “I would have to win 20-something more Grand Slams to be her peer. She has so many lists of accomplishments.

So no way. II’ve just been very grateful that I’m even playing. I’ve been trying to, like, take every day as a new experience and learn from everything.”

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Roger Federer reveals awkward moment with wife Mirka at spa

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What is the most unusual situation and most obscure place out of nowhere where someone has come up to Roger Federer and recognized him when he was on holiday or hiking? The Swiss recalled a funny anecdote. ‘I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives.

 

 

That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with Mirka’, Federer said. ‘I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, “AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV.” That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me.

I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.’ Were they naked at the time in the spa? ‘No. It was at the front desk. I didn’t walk in naked.’ Federer also recalled how it felt to spend time in Switzerland when he started having success in tennis and becoming more popular: ‘I had to almost mentally prepare now when I walk out of the house in Basel.

But I’m used to it. I think the people in Basel, in general in Switzerland, they’re okay. They respect my private life. Some of them come up to me like they’re my best friends. Some of them just come up with a lot of respect.

It depends. It’s actually funny to see all the different reactions.

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