A fun thread for FICTION about tennis players interacting in the Locker room at RG. Any relation to reality is totally coincidental.
The Locker Room, Roland Garros, 2004
Towelling down) It's so bad.
Venus: What's bad?
Serena: My matches are over so quick I never get to stay on TV long enough for people to appreciate my fashions.
Venus: I'd have thought that was a good thing. Why can't you get yourself clothes the right size? The material in that dress is under so much stress it needs treatment with novocaine!
Mary P: My matches always last a good long time.
Jennifer: Yes. That's because it takes you twenty friggin minutes between each serve! You should serve like me.
Elena D: I do. It doesn't help. I'm down to 17% first serves some sets.
Jelena D: My serve isn't working too well either.
Serena: I didn't know you were here in Paris. I thought you'd pulled out.
Jennifer: She did - just after her latest First Round thrashing.
Jelena D: I just like to cut down on my hotel bills. Nowadays I never plan to stay more than one night at any tournament.
ELENA OPENS A LOCKER DOOR AND SCREAMS.
Mary P: What is it?
ELENA POINTS AS JUSTINE H. STAGGERS OUT OF THE LOCKER.
Justine H: Daylight. I feel so weak.. Must sit down.
Mary P: You look so pale. And what are those two red marks on your neck?
Justine H: (Feels her neck) I don't know.. I was just talking to Anastasia, and then I remember nothing...
Anastasia M: (Coming sheepishly out of Locker) The light! It is so harsh!
Elena D: What were you doing in that locker with Justine?
Anastasia M: Nothing. Nothing at all.
Elena D: Is that blood running down from the corner of your mouth?
Anastasia M: (Wipes it away and sucks her finger hungrily). No. Of course not, my children of the night. It's wine.
Anna P (enters) Hello Anastasia. I still feel so weak since our last meeting, with these cramps, but I got your message to meet you here. You were going to tell me about Transylvania...
Anastasia M: No. Not Transylvania. I don't come from Transylvania. Not even near there. I was going to talk about TASMANIA, next year. Will you play doubles?
Elena D: Look, Anna has those strange marks on her neck too. They look like bite marks.
Anastasia M: Nonsense. You need your eyes testing. Then you might be able to see the service line!
Anna P: No. You DID say Transylvania. You said you had a place in the forest there.
Anastasia M: No. That was PENNSYLVANIA - I own the whole place. Picked it up from my winnings in Moscow. I got lots of change too.
Venus: Ah. Here comes Meghann. She'll be able to sort this mess out.
Meghann S: How so?
Venus: Well if you can lose a set from 5-2 up, then you can do just about anything!