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Serena Says: Hold the Big Mac And Order Fries

Serena Says: Hold the Big Mac And Order Fries

Photo By Art Seitz By Tennis Week
11/20/2003

Serena Williams may never supplant sister Venus with the Hamburglar as her doubles partner, but the former No. 1 said today she plans to take some time out from her tennis training to dine on some salad and fries for a good cause at the local McDonalds.

Appearing on Manhattan radio station WBLS this morning to promote McDonald's World Children's Day, Serena suggested fans take a trip to the fast food haven to benefit children's charities. Every premium salad or order of french fries purchased from a participating McDonald's restaurants from November 20th-23rd will result in a donation made directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities and local children's causes.

"All funds go to different children's charities and Ronald McDonald House," Serena said. "It's just amazing what they do and the support they provide for children. I've visited a few different Ronald McDonald houses and it's been a real moving experience for me."

The six-time Grand Slam champion joins a celebrated cast of entertainers and athletes that includes Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Justin Timberlake and Celine Dion. The first-ever World Children's Day at McDonald's fundraiser staged last November 20th raised more than $12 million in 24 hours.

The 22-year-old Williams, who underwent surgery to repair a partial tear in the mid-portion of her quadriceps tendon of her left knee on August 2nd, has not played a match since successfully defending her Wimbledon crown with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Venus on July 5th. The Williams sisters are mourning the death of oldest sister Yetunde Price, who was shot to death in Compton, California on September 14th, about a mile from the public tennis courts where Venus and Serena learned to play tennis.

In today's interview an upbeat Serena said she's been spending time away from tennis working on her designer line of fashion she plans to launch in the future. Williams said she looks forward to returning to tennis returns to tennis at the 2004 Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, January 3rd-10th. Williams and James Blake will join forces in a quest to retain the Hopman Cup they won last January by beating Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molik of Australia in the final.

"I've been doing it (designing dresses) a while and went to school and studied it for some time," Williams said. "It's exciting and it's fun. I'm starting up again in tennis in January. I'm working really, really hard for that and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm going to play the Hopman Cup. I really enjoyed that last year."
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thanks for the article

i had fun seeing Serena and James at Hopman Cup...they looked like they were both having so much fun in the doubles
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Great to see that she is doing well!!

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"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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thanks for the article

i had fun seeing Serena and James at Hopman Cup...they looked like they were both having so much fun in the doubles
I can't wait until i go again next year!!!

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"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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I can't wait until i go again next year!!!
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Ok, Serena I guess I can order a salad from Micky D's tomorrow!

oh and some fries!
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I will get a salad today or tommorow. Is their produce fresh though?

Rocketta, bad girl!!!! NO FRIES!!!!

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I will get a salad today or tommorow. Is their produce fresh though?

Rocketta, bad girl!!!! NO FRIES!!!!
I have had the salads from Mcdonald's and those salads are delicious and very filling. I kept going every day to get one.
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when these players say that they will go back toschool, do they mean it by going back to a real school, or is it online/home - cuz then, her classmates would be lucky
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I will get a salad today or tommorow. Is their produce fresh though?

Rocketta, bad girl!!!! NO FRIES!!!!
Hey If I have fries it will be only the 2nd helping of fatty food in 2 weeks for me.

I deserve some Micky D's fries!
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yeah!the hopman cup was awesome!serena single-handedly won the title for the USA!yeah, james obviously did his part, but in the semifinals(i think) after james lost to mallisse, he was really down and serena totally cheered him up and gave him the motivation to do well in the mixed. thats exactly how a dubs partner should be. dont diss ur partner even if they are playing badly.(eg, kafelnikov was awful to his partner at the FO dubs final this year)GO USA!!!but i hope belgium wins the hopman cup for the first time.

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yeah!the hopman cup was awesome!serena single-handedly won the title for the USA!yeah, james obviously did his part, but in the semifinals(i think) after james lost to mallisse, he was really down and serena totally cheered him up and gave him the motivation to do well in the mixed. thats exactly how a dubs partner should be. dont diss ur partner even if they are playing badly.(eg, kafelnikov was awful to his partner at the FO dubs final this year)GO USA!!!but i hope belgium wins the hopman cup for the first time.
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Youre right about Kavelnikov. The guy sure doesnt seem like a pleasant partner to have, when you are losing.

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I enjoyed watching Serena and Blake play too. Too bad he can't handle baby .

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I can't wait until i go again next year!!!
I was there last year and I will in january again. How about we look out for each other. I got tickets to the USA vs France. icannot wait to see Amelie vs Serena, if they are both on it should be a treat.

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I dont like McDonalds salads. They are pretty crappy. I could make better salads. They should just stick to producing junk food, its what they do best.
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