"I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Maria Sharapova on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Maria Sharapova on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Maria Sharapova on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Maria Sharapova on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Maria Sharapova on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"To be honest, everything in my life outside of tennis is great. I'm doing amazing projects that, if I didn't have time off, I wouldn't be able to focus on."
"I love to collect modern art."
"When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you're wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything."
"No matter what you study, the thing that you know best is what you grew up with."