Originally Posted by K-Dog
I kind of used to really get annoyed by them having lives that took away from tennis, but it doesn't seem to bother me now. I think the more I mature, the more I realize that one must do what's right for themselves and not others that want them to do other things. The sisters have earned the right to do what they want with their lives and more power to them. As I said, I respect Venus for continuing and finishing up her education. Serena is the best player of her generation and in my mind can do whatever she wants to do with her time. It is their lives, not yours folks.
Most of the girls on tour have NO lives outside of tennis. They don't know how to interact with ppl outside of tennis and are really screwed in the long run. Once tennis is over, they often won't know what to do with their time. That won't happen to Venus or Serena. After tennis, both girls will be either a full-time fashion designer/actress or an owner of an interior design firm. That's a lot to keep up with on its own and it will keep Venus and Serena very busy.
If I was 24 or 25 and had been playing tennis at the highest level my whole life, I think I would want to see what life still has more me in other realms. Tennis would become boring and monotonous. A little variation in the daily plan would make me enjoy my time on the court a little more as I got older. Venus and Serena will be back sooner or later winning again, I'm SURE of that. They will do things their own way though. Not the way that everyone else wants them to do it.
How the hell do you know what the other girls know or don't know. And what do you know about their lives?
Just because they don't want to be in the public eye doesn't mean they don't have outside interests. They all do.
Serena and Venus just love the spotlight.
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