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Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

Obviously after a loss most players don't sign autographs, but I noticed a couple days ago after the doubles that Venus was not signing autographs while Serena walked right up and did it. I think i remember her just walking right off the court in her last signles match. And today you could hear people pleading with her, while Serena signed.... She didnt walk off the court and waited for Serena, but didnt sign...

She signs at other venues. Is this her silent protest against the French crowd that always roots against her and can be outright rude?

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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

nahh, Venus haven't had good days at the office, so she didn't feel like signing them.

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Dude you put too much meaning to her actions.
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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

Sometimes they're still concentrating and just are out of it. I've seen them all be gracious, I've seen them all be awful, can't read anything into it either way.

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Obviously after a loss most players don't sign autographs, but I noticed a couple days ago after the doubles that Venus was not signing autographs while Serena walked right up and did it. I think i remember her just walking right off the court in her last signles match. And today you could hear people pleading with her, while Serena signed.... She didnt walk off the court and waited for Serena, but didnt sign...

She signs at other venues. Is this her silent protest against the French crowd that always roots against her and can be outright rude?
I was wondering the same thing. First noticed it after she won the 2nd round when some folks were begging for her towel....no big deal, but it still seemed kind of odd.
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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

That's it my girl, we have no time to be playing hyprocrite.
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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

They don't always have to sign autographs you know
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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

Venus seldom signs autograph. She signs very little when she came to HK this year but luckily I got it


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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

As bad as the crowd treats them and has treated them in the past, why should she? I know there are Williams supporters in the crowd but they are rare and far between. I don't think Venus has time to filter out her fans in a French crowd. It's like trying to find Waldo.

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I wouldn't have signed them either.

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nahh, Venus haven't had good days at the office, so she didn't feel like signing them.
thats totally how i see it also. no big deal.
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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

well that would be stupid of her. im sure she didn't sign any because she was wanting to get off court, her mind was elsewhere ect, why would you snub people in the crowd wanting your autograph, surely they are your fans and are not the ones that venus should snub if she has/had a problem with the crowd.

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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

Venus shit in the French Open locker room; her silent way of saying France stinks?
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Re: Venus silent protest of the French Crowd by refusing autographs?

She and Serena did sign autographs after their doubles match today.
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