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Venus Williams Chats with the People of POLAND
If this has been posted already please forgive me.
Live Chat from Warsaw
April 29th 2004
Venus Williams: Hello everybody, I'm very happy to be here again. Come and cheer me on.
szymczyk212: How do you feel after such a strenuous victory over Zuluaga?
Venus Williams: Quite good actually. I had to fight hard for every point during that match.
thebob: You had a very demanding opponent today, were you expecting such a difficult match?
Venus Williams: I was expecting to do better but I'm happy to have won this 1,5 hour match.
thebob: You seemed very happy with the crowd after the match. Did their cheering by the spectators help you win?
Venus Williams: Everybody is very nice here and I like that. It helps a lot.
michael__: Venus, how do you like it here in Poland and what do you think about the J&S Cup tournament?
Venus Williams: Well, first of all I have been here before and I came back to play. The tournament is very well organized.
michael__: Venus, in your opinion, who is going to win this tournament?
Venus Williams: I won't let anybody else win, I hope...
swirek98: Who do you think will be your toughest opponent during the cup?
Venus Williams: It's difficult to say, even today I had a tough match as it turned out. Every match could prove a challenge.
szymczyk212: What about your injuries, have they finally stopped bothering you?
Venus Williams: Every day I try to be healthy, it's one of my major goals for this year.
michal_skarzysko: What do you think about Polish tennis, do you think it has a chance of reaching a high professional level?
Venus Williams: There's always a chance, I hope. I saw a lot of kids practicing and that's the future right there.
Fun_Tennisa: Why is it that a couple of years ago you won everything easily and now victories are getting harder and harder to come by? The Belgians are at the top, and the Russians are getting good....
Venus Williams: You just gave yourself an answer right there.
american_tennis_fan: Are you going to beat Amelie Mauresmo this year?
Venus Williams: Of course! I love to win.
boll: Is Serena going to be number one in the near future? Which one of you is the better player at the moment?
Venus Williams: At present we are concentrated on our individual matches. We are both good.
paweł29: Do you sometimes play your sister just for fun?
_arwenka_: Do you like to play your sister?
Venus Williams: We just practice together.
sportsmenka: Who is your favorite player to compete against?
Venus Williams: I don't know... I like to play everybody.
okrencik: Dear Venus, you are one of the best tennis players in the world, what is the key to success? I'm asking because we have virtually no tennis players in Poland aside maybe from our doubles pair ranked 15...
Venus Williams: The key? Hard work... a little bit of talent won't hurt but hard work is the key. Talent just isn't enough.
małgosia_16_łódź_: Do you design the outfits you compete in and if so, what is more important to you fashion trends or comfort?
Venus Williams: I don't like trendy outfits, I don't pay much attention to trends. I don't like to look like everyone else.
Ewa2: Aside from th J&S Cup, which tournament do you like best?
Venus Williams: The J&S Cup.
olena: What is the difference between playing in front of a couple of dozen Polish spectators in Warsaw and a couple of thousand at Wimbledon?
Venus Williams: Actually, I don't see much difference... I like to play when there is a lot of people watching.
barteck: You achieved virtually everything there is to achieve in tennis, do you still have the motivation it takes to keep fighting on the court?
Venus Williams: Of course I'm motivated, I think that's rather obvious. I want to win every match I play.
michael__: What are your goals concerning tennis for this year?
Venus Williams: Like I just said, I want to win every match I play.
american_tennis_fan: Are you going to the Olympics? If not is there a chance of seeing you at the tournament in Sopot?
Venus Williams: Yes, I'm going to the Olympics.
Olexia: What can you tell us about Andy Roddick? Do you like the way he plays?
Venus Williams: He's a very good tennis player...
sportsmenka: Let's talk about your plans for the future... How much longer are you going to play tennis?
Venus Williams: All my life. Tennis is a sport for any age.
edora80: What do you think you'd be doing right now if you couldn't play tennis?
Venus Williams: I think I'd be studying something... art maybe...
VENUS_U_RE_PERFECT_: Venus, when will we have the opportunity to see you play doubles with your sister? =)
Venus Williams: Not anytime soon I believe...
Fun_Tennisa: Aren't you afraid of terrorist attacks? The American Olympic team has doubts about going to Athens...
Venus Williams: No.
Kim_córka_Leo: There's been a lot of talk about illegal substances lately. Are they present on the womens tour?
Venus Williams: I don't know, I'm not the person to ask. All the athletes are professionals.
bartek5648: Are you coming back to Poland?
Venus Williams: Yes, I like coming here.
Venus Williams: Thank you for the chat. Please come and see me play.
Courtesy of WTA Tour