There's a video up here:
Reporter says to Venus and Serena Williams as they walk into court Tuesday, "how concerned are you about this trial? Any comment?"
Serena Williams says, "not now."
Reporter says, "are you anticipating staying for the whole day?"
Serena Williams says, "we'll see."
Serena Williams and her sister Venus did stay in court as potential jurors were quizzed about how much they've heard about the multi-million dollar breach of contract case.
Judge Jeffrey Winikoff says to potential jurors, "if you have read, heard or seen anything about this case."
Most people at the minimum recognize the Williams sisters as top tennis players. The fact they're being sued has generated buzz as well. So much so, that on Monday the jury pool began with 150 people and was cut to 70. John Romano represents the people suing the Williams.
John Romano, attorney for plaintiff, says, "whether or not they have pre-conceived feelings or opinions in case like this about high profile persons like the Williams sisters. How they might feel about our clients."
The sisters and their father are being sued for upwards of $15 million. Two promoters say the tennis stars' father promised the sisters would play in a 2001 battle of the sexes style tournament, and the Williams sisters backed out. The sisters and their father say there was never a contract.
Tuesday, the attorney for the Williams sisters had no comment saying he doesn't want to taint the jury pool. The attorney for the sister's father says he will reserve comment until the trial begins because it's a high publicity case.
John Romano says, "the most important thing is that when come in they can sit there and say I will be fair to both sides."
Both sides will get to make their case to six jurors deciding a case where millions are at stake.
Jury selection is expected to finish Thursday. Opening statements could be given on Friday. The trial is suppose to last five weeks.
I love how Venus blanked the reporter.