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Do you think Venus is more like Chanda and Serena is more like Alex?

of the two sisters venus is my favourite. i think it's cos venus is always classy in the same way chanda is classy. i don't fancy serena that much cos she can be a bit self-absorbed like alex.
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I thought u were comparing careers at first when I read the thread

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i dont think they are alike at all
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i dont think they look alike, act alike, or share any similarities what so ever, apart from the fact that they are american.

stupid thread.
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i dont think they look alike, act alike, or share any similarities what so ever, apart from the fact that they are american.

stupid thread.
actually, it was the thread where venus said kind things about martina that made me think of how similar in personality venus is to chanda. they're both so classy.
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STUPID Thread!!!
that's your opinion. 28 others didn't think so.
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Why have you only chosen black women? I mean, I suppose there is a lot of comparison between white blondes on this board, so I'm not suggesting any sinister intent or undertone here...but still, there are only 4 black women and you've picked all four. Two black people can be as different as two white people.

Venus and Chanda are totally different people. Chanda is a professional and a genuine, nice person - or that's how she comes across.

Venus comes across as self-absorbed (a Williams trait), aloof, narcissistic (another Williams trait) but at the same time she has a philosophical side that Serena doesn't have, and a lot more restraint. She also has a tendency to brag, which, dare I say it, is an American trait. To British people who like to be self-deprecating, I'm afraid it's vulgar. Although I suspect in Venus' case some of it comes from her roots, where the "don't let them tell us we're not good enough" mantra has been passed down the generations.

To be fair, like her sister Venus seems like she prefers to focus on the positives and dismiss the negatives, both in her general outlook and in the way she sees other people, which I like. She prefers to say positive things about people and I do detect that if you know her, she's a very kind and loving person.

Serena's ego is even bigger than her butt, to put it bluntly. She has the same philosophy as Venus, probably inculcated by her father, that she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. And who can criticise that? Me? I don't think so. God I wish I was like that some times.
But Serena, in my opinion, as a result of all these distractions has no concept of where her real talent lies, and because of that she will quite possibly never get the best out of her tennis career. Like her sister, although to an even greater extreme, she's very seduced by the allure of celebrity and being photographed, almost in order to raise her value as a person. I don't see a philosphical side to Serena, only one of "I can do anything, I'm the best, I'm beyond criticism".

On a more positive note, like her elder sister I can see that she prefers to say positive things about people, she's highly intelligent (even if I feel she misuses her brains) and probably a very kind, warm, upbeat person to be around when you're not feeling too good.

Alex Stevenson, meanwhile, is a complete nutter. Totally self-absorbed, raised to believe she's a diva, and basically a spoilt brat who's never been told a few home truths. I remember watching one of her practice sessions. She spent the whole time being fed balls into the middle of the court which were basically put-aways. She wacked the living daylights out of the balls and then proceeded to serve a series of balls well in excess of 100mph. There were no rallies, or fitness training or tactical advice, and no interaction with the other players. I thought that was symbolic of what seems to have been her upbringing: she's fed the shots she likes to hit in order to boost her ego, so that she can believe she has more power and talent than she's ever proved to be a reality.
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Why have you only chosen black women? I mean, I suppose there is a lot of comparison between white blondes on this board, so I'm not suggesting any sinister intent or undertone here...but still, there are only 4 black women and you've picked all four. Two black people can be as different as two white people.
when i thought of the classiness of venus the first player that came to mind who is just as classy is chanda.

when i though of the self-absorbed nature of serena the first player that came to mind who is just as self-absorbed is alex.

i reckon if they were all white you wouldn't have even asked about the comparison.
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when i thought of the classiness of venus the first player that came to mind who is just as classy is chanda.

when i though of the self-absorbed nature of serena the first player that came to mind who is just as self-absorbed is alex.

i reckon if they were all white you wouldn't have even asked about the comparison.
Well I did say that there are too many blondes compared in a really pointless way, so yes I would have asked.

It's just that there aren't too many black players, and for some reason you chose probably the four most prominent. There are similarities, given that two are sisters, 3 are around the same age and have been friendly, and of course all 3 are from African-American roots.

But still, I'm sure Serena is more comparable to a great many white players than she is to Alex, or even to Venus. Chanda is completely different from all 3. And unfortunately I think Alex is like quite a few white people in Hollywood and the entertainment business.

These comparisons between players because of their ages or colour or hair colour are both harmless and inevitable to a certain extent, but rather silly at the same time.
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Serena is classy too. I guess you missed her Hingis comments 2 weeks ago.


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actually, it was the thread where venus said kind things about martina that made me think of how similar in personality venus is to chanda. they're both so classy.
Oh for God's sake!! Venus has always said nice things about her fellow players, you just weren't paying attention
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of the two sisters venus is my favourite. i think it's cos venus is always classy in the same way chanda is classy. i don't fancy serena that much cos she can be a bit self-absorbed like alex.
In that case, you shouldn't like yourself because you're even more self-absorbed than Serena. Anyway, Serena is nothing like Alex, she actually has a reason to be so confident.

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