Reporter: My venus, you have become such a humble player! What triggered this transformation from your previous arrogant self absorbed hingisesque days?
Venus: well, I simply figured out that people need to be coddled to feel better about themselves. my opponents need to know that I really do care about their effort and that they really did try to beat me. These girls on tour learned very early on the junior tour that they're egos really have to be stroked for them to feel good. It just wasn't worth it to hear them crying in the locker room, "boohoo venus didn't give me a compliment, the world is ending."
To tell the truth I really only do it because its not worth all the crap I go through when I don't.
Reporter: You mean all the criticisim and negative articles?
Venus: No, I mean all the crying players in the locker room balling about me "not caring about their efforts" or "ignoring their groundies and new improved serve" or whatever! I think really maybe they should just take a self esteem course or go see Dr. Phil because the reason I lost the wimbledon final was because my arm and hand were so sore from patting all the freaking backs around the tour!
Reporter: oh my you really mean all that?
Venus: of course not! I'm joshing. oh by the way your'e doing a great job with this interview, you sould be on a prime time network.
Reporter: Oh wow really? Thank you so much venus! I'm going to go down to the station and tell them you think I deserve a raise right now!
venus rolls eyes.