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Serena blames Venus for poor showing in Hobart

Serena blames Venus for poor showing in Hobart



Former world number one Serena Williams says bad advice from older sister Venus almost knocked her out of the Hobart International today.

Serena narrowly avoided a second-round exit, winning a tight contest against Lucie Safarova from the Czech Republic 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), and said a pre-match phone conversation with Venus did more harm than good.

"She (Venus) didn't give me any good points actually, she gave me false information so I'm going to call her back," Serena said in a post-match interview.

"She said that she played against her really tough, so I knew going into it that she was going to probably going to play better than she ever has in her life."

But Serena reserved some of the blame for herself, saying she put in a poor performance ahead of the Australian Open beginning on January 15.

"I don't think I played well at all - out of 10 I was probably a one, literally," she said.

"I just don't know how I was even able to pull it out so I just got to get that number up."

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so I knew going into it that she was going to probably going to play better than she ever has in her life."

"I don't think I played well at all - out of 10 I was probably a one, literally,"


These statements are really !!!
Why is she underestimating Safarova like this? I mean for crying out loud, that Safarova almoust defeated her. But she gotta played best in her life Yeah for sure...
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Is it me or does it seem a bit odd that Serena is blaming her sister for her poor performance?? Surely it is in the end her responsibility how she plays! Don't really like these comments by Serena.

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Ummmm. What?
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Re: Serena blames Venus for poor showing in Hobart

Man, Serena is looking fat.

ANyone have clear pics of her racquet and/or its specs?

But back to the topic. People PLEASE learn how to read.

The reporter INVENTED the headline. All Serena said was
""She (Venus) didn't give me any good points actually, she gave me false information so I'm going to call her back,"

How the reporter took this to mean Serena was blaming Venus I don't know.
It seems from the answer that she was asked prior to, if Venus had given her any tips since (venus and Lucie) had met before.

She then says ""She (Venus) said that she (Lucie) played against her really tough, so I knew going into it that she was going to probably going to play better than she ever has in her life."

This may be true considering the scoreline... or maybe Serena's movement now is almost Davenport like and Lucie's normal game is enough to push Serena at this point.
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Serena!!! It's my fault as well...
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Venus prolly got Safarova confused with someone else, LOL.


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i'd like to know what were the bad informations.



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that is soooooooooooooo Serena
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Well I guess Serena will never stop saying how poor she played and that's why the match was so close... runs in the family I guess

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I don't understand why she should blame Venus. Venus will never tell her not
to play good tennis because this particular player doesn't play good tennis.
The only advice I think Venus will give Serena will be play to her right hand
or to her back hand if at all Venus had played this particular player before.
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Re: Serena blames Venus for poor showing in Hobart

The headline doesnt really match what Serena actually said

She only said Venus gave her some bad points, not that it was actually Venus; fault she lost.
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