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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2002, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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The last days I have been reading articles about Venus and Serena being taken to Ghettos to show where they have come from, etc. They came from very poor places from LA. I find that very admirable...
as Richard said, he did not want their daughters to forget where they've come from and to keep that in their attitude towards life (tennis, peers, etc); BUT why all articles keep telling that Venus and Serena think they are above all other players and bash them with no concerns. I know that they're old articles and both of them have changed A LOT, but sometimes they just keep doing that, which, obviously is very annoying to many players.

This thread is not to criticize the Williams siters, but to understand their attitude. Shouldn't they be more down-to-earth instead of believing themselves more than the other player. If your opinion says that they're the best, shouldn't they keep to themselves instead of acting this way?

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There's a real difference between being humble in life and being humble on a tennis court! While being humble and knowing that everything in life is not just roses can help you have a better life, modesty on a tennis court won't make you win the match! Moreover, intimidation factor is still a good weapon in tennis! I believe that a winning attitude is 50% of a victory ! Remember Henin saying she was afraid of Hantuchova??? Result, she lost the match! I won't blame the sisters to believe in themselves and think they're better players than the rest (which they are ) ...
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This thread is not to criticize the Williams siters, but to understand their attitude


Their siters???
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I'm confused, did you just answer your own post? Or is it someone else?
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all right, don't give me that looks...
I wanna know why Serena & Venus act as they were the only ones that matter and treat others as less in the court while they have come from so little. I really don't understand, i think it should be the other way around.
CC: sorry u did not undetand, I gave a possible answer that I'm not quite sure of.
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all right, don't give me that looks...
I wanna know why Serena & Venus act as they were the only ones that matter and treat others as less in the court while they have come from so little. I really don't understand, i think it should be the other way around.
CC: sorry u did not undetand, I gave a possible answer that I'm not quite sure of.
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I really don't know about this. I know Paola Suarez from Argentina once said in an interview that the Williams sisters are not friendly in the tour, but I really don't know about it.

VENUS WILLIAMS
SERENA WILLIAMS
PAULA ORMAECHEA
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Joaco,
How exactly would one suggest that the Williams sisters act? Regardless of anyone's background, do you think a person should be required to act a certain way?

What of the players that come from great means? Would one expect them to act a certain way?

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all right, don't give me that looks...


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Shouldn't they be more down-to-earth instead of believing themselves more than the other player.
No. Martina did it - and got away with it.
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Uhm, excuse me but, how in the hell are we supposed to know this information? If you feel this way about Venus and Serena based upon what you've read, then that's fine, but asking Williams fans about your perception of their attitude is absurd. Oh, yeah, and:

Dammitt, Venus!!!
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I know that they're old articles and both of them have changed A LOT, but sometimes they just keep doing that
What is it that they keep doing, other than winning tennis matches?
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people keep talking about their "bad" attitudes but I never read or heard about anything what they did or said was bad except telling that they will be the best tennisplayers in the world one day wich first is very close to the truth and second almost young tennisplayers said that but in venus and serena's situation it was suddenly bad
that doesn't make sense

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This kind of threads keeps coming on and on. Some people just can't take it that the Williams keep their head high.

It would help to consider the following rules of conduct many people have adopted:

1- When all eyes are on you, look straight up.

2- If some people don't come looking for your friendship, they shouldn't sit and expect you to come looking for theirs.

3- If you have your best friend and sister nearby (assuming you're shy) stay put.

What is so hard to understand? I concede these are not the best rules if you're running for office. But if you are a 19/20-year old girl thrust into a cut-throat multi-million dollar inferno, these are pretty good rules to adhere to. This way, you can focus on the business at hand, and wave and smile when needed.

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