The Sisters Served Faster Than Three Mens Quarterfinalist
Remember the stat they put up yesterday stating that Venus & Serena had served a faster serve than three of the men that made the QF.
This was a very telling stat IMO - because Venus didn't try to hit in the 120 range very often. Her fasted serve was 119 - and Serena's was 117. I think the men they listed had - 115, 114 & 113 - if I am not mistaken.
I know it is not something to throw a party ova - but it is an interesting stat. I suppose the men would have been able to return those fast serves better than the women - but who knows for sure.
Btw - why in God's country would Mr. Williams tell his daughters who will win? This idea takes away from the very idea that he raised two honest daughters. If Venus and Serena are as wise and honest as they appear - then where did they get their integrity, honesty and sincerety from if not their parents?
I cannot believe their father raised them to be dishonest. I have a friend that taught her children to lie when they were younger. Mainly in the vain that if someone called and she didn't want to talk to that person(s) - the children would tell whomever that their mother was asleep or not at home. I have never told my daughter to lie for me - and I doubt the Sisters' parents have either.
And for God's sakes whose turn is it now? Does not the moolah end up in the same family? Doesn't the entire family win when they both reach the finals? Are some folks saying that Pops' plan was for them to trade off on who wins when they meet - and to play different tourneys so they wouldn't meet? It makes no sense. And ya know why? Mr. Williams is not God. He has no crystal ball. He did not know for sure that his daughters would achieve so much - yet he had hope, faith and belief that they would. But - he had NO first hand knowledge or guarantee they would both live up to their potential and his belief in their potential.
All he did was Conceive - Believe and they Achieved. If nothing else this man needs to be commended for teaching, coaching, directing and sharing his belief in them that they could achieve. He taught them to believe in themselves, Faith and a bunch of more stuff.
"'WAY TO GO - POPS" "HERE'S HOPING YOU ARE IN A GOOD STATE OF MIND & HEALTH" "BE HAPPY AND CONTENT FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS AND YOUR FAMILY"
Last edited by GogoGirl; Jul 5th, 2002 at 09:07 PM.