Maria Sharapova quotes

  • Women's tennis is getting faster and the girls are getting more athletic, so I need to push myself to become a better athlete. I think 2013 showed me, like a few other years how important being healthy is and how I must listen to my body. During this off season I have been a little smarter on how I train and how I treat my body.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Girl #Athlete #Thinking

  • I love where I'm from. I don't live there because of the circumstances, but all my family is there. It's what's inside, it's not what's outside that determines the culture and the feeling.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Family #Feelings #Culture

  • A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Believe #Helping Others #Years

  • I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Wearing Black #Different #Want

  • I had so many outs in my career. I could have said, 'I don't need this. I have money; I have fame; I have victories; I have Grand Slams.' But when your love for something is bigger than all those things, you continue to keep getting up in the morning when it's freezing outside, when you know that it can be the most difficult day, when nothing is working, when you feel like the belief sometimes isn't there from the outside world, and you seem so small. But you can achieve great things when you don't listen to all those things.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Sports #Morning #Careers

  • I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Fashion #Appreciate #Design

  • When I walk through that gate to the court, that's my escape. I block out everything, good and bad.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Block #Focus #Tennis

  • I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Ideas #People #Design

  • No matter what you study, the thing that you know best is what you grew up with.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Matter #Study #Grew Up

  • I want my tennis to speak for everything.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Tennis #Want #Speak

  • I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Girl #Nice #Home

  • It's always tough when you lose - you've worked so hard for that moment and it hasn't gone the way you wanted. But you have to realise there's always a bright side, you have to pick yourself up and get ready for the next game.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Games #Being Positive #Way

  • It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Friends #Party #Good Friend

  • I always have a Sharpie, because usually when someone asks me for an autograph, they don't have a pen. I carry one in my purse, as well as in my tennis bag.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Tennis #Bags #Purses

  • I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Hard Work #Careers #Luck

  • In the last year I have gained a lot of experience because I have been playing against top players and realized what things to work on to get better. Top players basically tell you what your weaknesses are on the court.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Athlete #Player #Years

  • I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Sports #Motivational Sports #Next

  • Whenever I have friends over, we end up eating and talking and losing track of time, and, once in a while, singing karaoke. It reminds me of the family meals we had in Russia, which always lasted a very long time. That's a tradition I miss.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Talking #Russia #Long

  • You control your own wins and losses.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Loss #Winning #Wins And Losses

  • I can't say I don't like acting, but I can't imagine a career when I have to spend 70 percent of my time in a trailer eating Snickers bars.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Careers #Acting #Bars

  • I help design my own tennis clothes.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Clothes #Tennis #Design

  • It's nice to be one of the most beautiful people.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Beautiful #Nice #People

  • I'm always that annoying person that pulls out the camera in the middle of dinner and starts taking candids.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Cameras #Dinner #Annoying

  • When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner - and how that winner might be me.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Thinking #Waiting #Needs

  • I think when you know what you are going to wear, it fits and it's great material, then you feel confident in it.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Thinking #Fit #Feels

  • I never really had an idol.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Idols

  • I think when you have surgery on any part of your body, it’s never going to be the same,
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Thinking #Body #Surgery

  • I'm just like every other girl who likes to shop, likes to look good, likes to spend time with friends.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Girl #Looks #Likes

  • When I'm down or maybe when it's close in the match, I feel like I'm still in it. I don't feel like I'm letting down. Mentally, I'm still really, really tough.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Tennis #Tough #Feels

  • My shoulder's not where I want it to be, but I'm doing a good job of monitoring it.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Jobs #Tennis #Want

  • If you're able to help some people and make them smile and make them realize that life is good, then that's worth so much more than buying a pair of shoes.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Smile #Life Is Good #Shoes

  • I'm focused on going out every day and doing my best.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Focus #Going Out #Focused

  • Sometimes when you're putting the work in it just seems so, so hard, and you never know when that work's going to pay off.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Effort #Pay #Sometimes

  • I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Children #School #Tennis

  • I have a Russian heart.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Heart

  • I still love things that you don't even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Beach #Ocean #Mean

  • I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself.
    -- Maria Sharapova

    #Player #Thinking #Schedules

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