White City's Great Escape
This is so cool. Especially from a Venus press conference, where she usually doesn't expand on much. It's kind of a shame none of the reporters seemed to care about it. But thought I'd share anyway.
Q. In Serena we see this incredible fight, this incredible intensity, which is unique for tennis, and all of sports really. Can you give us one example of where you've really seen this intensity either on the court or off?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I just remember a long time ago, we were playing in Sydney. I think it was still at White City. I think she was playing Davenport, who at the time was at least in the top five or maybe higher.
We were just coming on tour. It was about maybe 1998, and she was just down 1‑6, 2‑5. I was playing after, yet again. I'll just never forget. She came back and won that match. It was so intense. I just learned so much from that, her fight.
I think that actually had a huge impression on my career, that one incident actually. We saved the article. It was called White City's Great Escape. Afterwards I would read it with an Australian accent. You know, we'd read it over and over again, about how she overcame all the odds and won that match.
I mean, that's classic Serena Williams, so... It was a huge lesson for both of us.