I saw the pictures before but didn't read the article, so I am glad that you created this thread...
Here's a part from Venus that I particurlary enjoyed reading
"... Before a match, you see a lot of players talking and strategizing with their coaches. I walk out of the locker room and go out there alone. I get to think for myself.” However, this insular world Venus has created with her family has actually caused animosity with the other players. “I can’t exactly say I’m friends with the other girls,” she divulges. “I’m friendly, but I don’t have their phone numbers. All of the girls are nice, but everybody has a little something to say.”
Nor does she take herself seriously as a tennis star. “Maybe I don’t have a normal job or existence, but I’m a regular person,” she declares. “It’s important for me and Serena to be normal, and not to think of ourselves as special people. If I expect to be treated differently then I’m going to need a major reality check in the future. That happens to many stars. I’ve seen tennis players who get a little crazy and think that they are all that, which they aren’t. It’s nice to get those extraspecial privileges, but I don’t expect them. I’m not buying Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Some people get caught up with that.”
Venus really has her head together......... Always a pleasure reading her interviews! Best Wishes Venus