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Venus says nice words about Monica and other interviews

Q. Are you surprised with Monica, at her age, the amount of time she's been on the tour?

VENUS WILLIAMS: No. I'm surprised everyone keeps worrying her about it. It's annoying to me and I wonder how annoying it is to her.

Q. Because you feel she can still play at the top five or top ten?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Sure, she is doing that right now.

There were a few other classy comments from Venus.

The full transcript of all the interviews can be read at:

http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/02hdepot.html
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Wow, good on ya Venus - very nice touch!
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Good one!

I don't normally read Venus' interviews, can any fan of hers tell me if all her interviews are like that? one liners for every answer? is she very quiet? I took a look at the other interviews and everybody else seemed to be more chatty than her?


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Venus is EXTREMELY short with the press, often answering just "no" or "yes" to questions.


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Thanks for the interviews, I really liked this answer from Monica:

Q. Did you do anything special to prepare for this tournament?

MONICA SELES: I have been working hard. I took some weeks off after playing the US Open. I chose not to go to Europe this fall. I have been training hard to be in the best possible shape for this tournament.


This is very encouraging and I'm glad she got rewarded with this huge win. Hopefully she can go all the way but even if she can't, this kind of attitude shows a lot of GREAT promise to Monica for 2003. I PRAY that she stays healthy and doesn't get injured, that way she would have a nice shot at a grandslam. GO MONICA!
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Q. Justine, was your strategy today to play very good defense and let her make the errors?

JUSTINE HENIN: She does the errors. She either makes mistakes or does winners. It's hard to find a break. I had to be careful in my defense. I did. I tried to be aggressive on the return when I could. I don't have any more comments to do about the match. It was a match and I won it in two sets.


Q. I don't watch a lot of tennis. Why do you wear a watch out there? Are you paid to wear a watch, an endorsement?

JUSTINE HENIN: No.

Q. Why do you wear a watch, a wristwatch?

JUSTINE HENIN: Because I like to wear a watch. I feel good with a watch.

They have nothing else to ask?

I think Venus is usually so abrupt when she's not in the most outgoing mood, which is often. But sometimes she relaxes and jokes a lot. She said Goodnight at the end of her interview. Strange girl ...
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I don't feel like quoting it, but there is a very stupid column in the LA Times today about Justine's watch, a basketball writer I would guess writing about how stupid women's tennis is. If someone feels like pulling it out and copying it, I'm sure it would irritate everyone on the board to no end. He makes a big stink about the watch, it turns out she has a deal with Rolex, he struts around in a sexist way and says no one should go to Staples.
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what kind of STUPID question is that????

honestly, the questions that these tennis players have to put up with sometimes are RIDICULOUS!!! I would be far less polite than most of them are...
Justine should have told the reporter where he/she could have shoved HIS/Her watch !
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Please!!!!! With all the crap and accessories that I see people in "other" professional sports wear, Justine is very conservatively dressed. Let's just be happy for the reporter that Justine was the one who got asked the question. I'm thinking one of the "Big Babes" (LD, Venus,Serena, JenCap) would have answered a little less tactfully than Justine.

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Doesnt serena also wear a watch?? I recall perhaps it was french or wimbldon that she was looking at her watch for most of the match wondering how fast she could get off the court
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When Serena first came on tour she was wearing two watches! It's a wonder she wasn't stoned to death.
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When Serena first came on tour she was wearing two watches! It's a wonder she wasn't stoned to death.
Maybe Henin is victim of racism!
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I took a look at that article in my LA Times this morning. It's a shame they let him print it. It's very sexist if you ask me. He was very proud of the fact that he was able to break Henin down and make her admit that she had a contract with rolex.

T.J. Simers is the writer. He has an e-mail link, I wonder if anyone will comment on the aritcle.
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I absolutely love how Venus handles the press. They are so stupid that they dont even realise that she has insulted them and made them look like total idiots. and to top it off, she does it with this nonchalance and indifference as if to let them know how stupid their questions really are. Oh gosh would somebody please dig up some of Serena's and Venus' one liners please. they are too hilarious. Good for you Venus. She put it in Words that im sure seles would have liked to have expressed....that was so funny. ggez to be afly on the wall when she told them that.
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well no wonder this thread is going nowhere. It is saying something nice about Venus. If it were critical, everybody would be awake in the middle of the night posting on it.

Anyway, I like Jelena Dokic's answer to a silly question:

"Ask me something that is your business and then I'll answer that."
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