Re: What Happened To the Williams at Indian Wells..
Serena and Venus were prepared for a semi-final showdown but Venus withdrew from an injury right before the match. Understandably, the crowd booed. But when Serena was playing her final match the next day against Kim Clijsters, the crowd starting booing her which was classless because they were booing a teenager. It seemed as if they went there JUST to boo her. I think the booing got to Serena which made her choke away the second set but she ended up winning the third and thus the match. She seemed to handle the booing towards the end. The crowd believed that Richard told Venus to withdraw from the tournament and therefore believed that he was fixing their matches. Thereafter, Richard reporting hearing some racial language directed at him and his daughters and consequently, neither Venus or Serena have played, or are going to play, there again. Apparently, some meetings have been scheduled between the Indian Wells tournament director and the Williams Sisters to discuss these issues and to convince them to play there again, but the Williams Sisters have never turned up to these meetings.