56 Motivational Maria Sharapova Quotes For Success In Life

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a former professional tennis player. Although she played under the banner of Russia with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), she has lived in and been a United States permanent resident since 1994. Sharapova competed on the WTA tour since 2001 and had been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks.
She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova achieved a rare level of longevity in tennis, with several tennis pundits and former players calling Sharapova one of tennis’s best competitors. These Maria Sharapova quotes will inspire you.

Best Maria Sharapova Quotes

  1. “You can’t control what people say about you and what they think about you. You can’t plan for bad luck. You can only work your hardest and do your best and tell the truth. In the end, it’s the effort that matters. The rest is beyond your control.” ― Maria Sharapova
  2. “I’m focused on going out every day and doing my best.” – Maria Sharapova
  3. “I don’t think it’s for them to have an opinion, because they don’t have the facts’.” ― Maria Sharapova
  4. “I’ve always believed that you have to train harder than you play. That’s how you win—so that the match, when it comes, comes as a kind of break. And you train, in this world, not for one match or for one tournament or for one season, but for an entire career, which will continue until they make you leave the last court on the final day.” ― Maria Sharapova
  5. “The more matches I play, the more confident I get.” – Maria Sharapova
  6. “At the beginning, it’s all you have: a simple forehand, a simple backhand. It’s all you have at the end, too.” ― Maria Sharapova
  7. “When I make a commitment I stick to it.” – Maria Sharapova
  8. “I love competing.” – Maria Sharapova

  9. “I hope people take away every kind of lesson, good and bad. This is a story about sacrifice, what you have to give up. But it’s also just the story of a girl and her father and their crazy adventure.” ― Maria Sharapova
  10. “You control your own wins and losses.” – Maria Sharapova
  11. “Maybe, in sports, you have to be dumb enough to believe you always have a chance. And a bad memory —you need that, too. You must be able to forget. You made an unforced error? You blew an easy winner? Don’t dwell. Don’t reply. Just forget, as if it never happened. If you tried something and it did not work, you have to be dumb enough, when the same chance comes around, to try it again. And this time it will work! You have to be dumb enough to have no fear. Every time I step on a court, I believe that I’m going to win, no matter who I’m playing or what does the odds say. That’s what makes me so hard to beat.” ― Maria Sharapova
  12. “I know my roots and I cannot forget the journey I made.” – Maria Sharapova
  13. “I’m always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I’m on the go again.”  – Maria Sharapova
  14. “I’m just a very tough person when I go on the court, and I really don’t want to lose.” – Maria Sharapova

  15. “Nothing makes you want something more than having it and losing it. Until I got that top ranking, I hadn’t realized how much I’d wanted it. Now, more than anything, I wanted it back.” ― Maria Sharapova
  16. “I don’t need many things. I don’t need glamour and attention to be happy. I’m very happy being settled and working my butt off and trying to win grand slams.” – Maria Sharapova, Maria Sharapova Quotes about beign happy
  17. “Losing. I know what losing does to you. I’d learned its lessons on tennis courts all over the world. It knocks you down but also builds you up. It teaches you humility and gives you strength. It makes you aware of your flaws, which you then must do your best to correct. In this way, it can actually make you better. You become a survivor. You learn that losing is not the end of the world. You learn that the great players are not those who don’t get knocked down—everyone gets knocked down—they are those who get up just one more time than they’ve been knocked down. Losing is the teacher of every champion.” ― Maria Sharapova, Maria Sharapova Quotes about tennis
  18. “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
  19. “I love yoga. I do yoga when I have time, which is not very often.” – Maria Sharapova

  20. “Being ranked number one is not enough—I had to prove that I deserved to be ranked number one. I had to win that second Grand Slam.” ― Maria Sharapova
  21. “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, Maria Sharapova Quotes about hard work & patience
  22. “I had never thought of my influence on other people before, how all the work I was doing might pave the way for the next generations, as others had paved the way for me. But I saw it now, and it inspired me. it made me happy and it awed me and of course, it made me really want to get back out there and play my game. It’s interesting. Before all this happened I was thinking only about the finish line. How it would end, how I would make my exit. But I don’t think about that anymore. Now I only think about playing. As long as I can. as hard as I can. Until they take down the nets. Until they burn my rackets. Until they stop me. And I want to see them try.” ― Maria Sharapova
  23. “I have had lots of luck in my career but there has also been a lot of hard work.” – Maria Sharapova
  24. “If I’m nervous, it means I had to work hard to get there, whether it’s playing in a tournament or speaking at an event. So I try to stop and be proud of getting to live in that moment.” – Maria Sharapova
  25. “When you’re going through tough moments, you never know when you’re going to have good moments.” – Maria Sharapova

  26. “Everyone wants to be with you when you win Grand Slams, but who will stick close when the whole world turns on you? That’s the question.” ― Maria Sharapova
  27. “When I walk through that gate to the court, that’s my escape. I block out everything, good and bad.” – Maria Sharapova
  28. “Every loss teaches you something. The quicker you learn from the losses, then forget about the actual losing, the better off you will be. And do it fast!” ― Maria Sharapova
  29. “You do not have to be the best player in the world to win. You only have to be better, on that day, than the person across from you. And that’s something you understood from the start.” “You scared the shit out of the other girls,” he added. “Especially Jelena and Tatiana. You intimidated them. I don’t know whether you did it deliberately, but you had an air about you: this is a business and you are in my way.” * * * And then, just like that, I was kicked out of the academy. For Yuri, it was like being exiled from Eden or slapped awake in the middle of a beautiful” ― Maria Sharapova
  30. “I want my tennis to speak for everything.” – Maria Sharapova
  31. “If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know who you are.” ― Maria Sharapova

  32. “A tennis player at twenty-nine can seem like the oldest person in the world. She’s been through an entire life span already, from youth to middle age to “get off the court, you’re too damn old.” A pro athlete really dies twice. At the end, like everyone else, but also at somewhere closer to the beginning, when she loses the only life she’s ever known.” ― Maria Sharapova
  33. “I wanted to prove myself again and again and again. I wanted to beat them all. I was eighteen years old, the reigning Wimbledon champ, with nothing but time in front of me.” ― Maria Sharapova
  34. “To beat me, you had to break my serve, which did not break as easily as it had before. That’s when I became dangeroud. That’s when all those defeats turned into victories. At age fifteen, I began to win, and win consistently. My serve propelled me into a golden era, some of the best years of my career. But I would eventually pay a price for that serve and the tremendous pressure it put on my shoulder.” ― Maria Sharapova
  35. “I look forward to the challenges.” – Maria Sharapova
  36. “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
  37. “Winning a tennis match is a bit like receiving religious faith. You can’t get there by work alone. You need grace, and you can’t ever take it for granted.” ― Maria Sharapova
  38. “I’m not the next anyone, I’m the first Maria Sharapova.” – Maria Sharapova

  39. “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
  40. “There are days when I go out on the court and I feel like I can’t miss a ball.” – Maria Sharapova
  41. “I’m an athlete. I go out there and fight my heart out.” – Maria Sharapova
  42. “My main goal is to stay healthy because when you’re injured you realise how lucky you are to have your health.” – Maria Sharapova
  43. “I was in the same place, in the same world, but I was not the same player and not the same person. I saw it all again with new eyes and truly appreciated it for the first time. It gave people a new way to understand my story. It’s exciting when a kid wins on the biggest stage. That’s new life, that’s spring. But how much sweeter when a player who once had everything loses it al, and then, miraculously, gets it all back.” ― Maria Sharapova
  44. “As an individual, I take every match seriously, no matter who I’m going to play.” – Maria Sharapova

  45. “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
  46. “I don’t worry about what my opponent is doing.” – Maria Sharapova
  47. “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, Maria Sharapova Quotes about life
  48. “I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.” – Maria Sharapova
  49. “I’ve been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.” – Maria Sharapova
  50. “Whether you win a match or lose a match, in terms of your emotions, it’s important to be pretty levelheaded.” – Maria Sharapova
  51. “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
  52. Music is a part of my life all the time – on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court.” – Maria Sharapova

  53. “Ever since I was young I loved making things and being part of the design process.” – Maria Sharapova
  54. “I owe a lot to my parents.” – Maria Sharapova
  55. “If I can create something that allows a woman to feel better – that is the true reward.” – Maria Sharapova
  56. “I look forward to the challenges.” – Maria Sharapova

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2 thoughts on “56 Motivational Maria Sharapova Quotes For Success In Life

  • May 31, 2021 at 11:07 pm
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    This is wonderful collection of Sharapova quotes I have ever read. Keep it up with more zeal.

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