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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Will Venus or Serena speak French?

I know Serena can speak some French but can Venus? It would be really cool to see them address the crowd in their native tongue.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 12:12 PM
 
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When Serena tried it in Canada that year she lost to Hingis, she was so funny (and the look on her mother's face was priceless).

Hope they do it again, I think you can only but respect people who make an effort like that.
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It would be good, but pity it will be translated by the likes of Chris Evert for some of us.
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Venus tried at Open Gaz de France....it was funny - but she had no idea what she was saying.
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Serena already said a couple of words in French during her interviews for French TV. And she also seemed to understand most of what was said without needing the translator.
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It would sure be a nice treat for the French crowd to get *something* entertaining!
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I'm sure they will. Only if it's limited, I'd surely appriciate it
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 03:55 PM
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They did and it wasn't pretty!! A for effort though but their pronunciation left something to be desired!! Good on them trying though I thought it was quite brave.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2002, 04:13 PM
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Well... a spoiler for you... they both said things in French... you gotta watch the trophy ceremony... very entertaining...

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I loved the trophy cermony, Venus is a wonderful big sister!!!!!

Can anyone tell me what they said in French?

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I tried writing down what I heard. Serena said, "Je veux en faire encore" (I want to do it again), I believe. But she spoke mostly in english.

Venus said more. I'm not sure, but it sounded as if she said, "Felicitations a ma soeur. Je suis contente d'etre ici. Je veux retourner l'annee prochaine (Congrats to my sister, I'm happy to be here, and I want to return next year)", and then she said most everything else in french.

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Thanks BrightRed, I was wondering
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Thanks BR.

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