Serena's Live Chat Transcript
Q & A from Serena Williams live chat
May 12, 2002
Serena WILLIAMS Hi Everybody! ;-)
Question: John and Patrick McEnroe seems ready to play against you and Venus. Why are you not up for the challenge?
Serena WILLIAMS I'm not gona answer this question
Question: Serena, how many more tournaments that you intend to play this year ?
Serena WILLIAMS Who lets say 8
Question: do you wear - clothes that venus designs?
Serena WILLIAMS I also designed clothes, so I wear my own
Question: Do you plan to pay the double match with your sister again, Serena?
Serena WILLIAMS Yes we play maybe in the italian open and shure the french open
Question: What about you meniscus tear at left knee now? does it disturb you yet?
Serena WILLIAMS No it does not disturb me any more
Question: Hi Serena, have you ever considered pursuing a career in Hollywood or appear in music videos?
Serena WILLIAMS I've been in a music video before also in the movies, so I think yes
Question: Serena, could you give a realistic guess as to when you and venus will become the top2 players in the world?
Serena WILLIAMS Well maybe in the end of this year venus is already there
Question: Serena do you like playing in Europe?
Serena WILLIAMS Yes I love playing in Europe, it's different from America
Question: Serena, which slam do you want the most?
Serena WILLIAMS All of them. I would love to win the french open or wimbledon. I'm gona work hard fo both
Question: What is your favorite town?
Serena WILLIAMS My favourite town is.. phoo.. difficult to answer, maybe my home town
Question: Who do you think will finish this year as no.1 in ATP?
Serena WILLIAMS Funny question... maybe my goal is to be there lets wait and see...
Question: Will you play grass tournament before Wimbledon?
Serena WILLIAMS No, probably not
Question: You mentioned you've been in a music video. What is your fav album?
Serena WILLIAMS I like anything by Maria Carey
Question: What will it be in the french open, do you fear anybody?
Serena WILLIAMS Only thing I fear is to make a mistake, only myself
Question: What is your Fav tournament on the WTA tour?
Serena WILLIAMS I love canada.I love the Championchip in Munich
Question: Serena, do you think that Venus will keep the no. 1 Ranking after this week, with Capriati probably primed to win Berlin?
Serena WILLIAMS I'm in berlin so
Question: Did you use to argue with Venus when you were children ?
Serena WILLIAMS We never found reason to argue, so we never argued
Question: If you have to play at 11 o'clock in the morning at which hour do you players have to wake up to be fit?
Serena WILLIAMS We wake up at about 8 am because it takes so long and will be lazy on the court
Question: Do you think you can win the German Open?
Serena WILLIAMS Yes I do
Question: Why have you chosen not to represent your country in the Fed cup?
Serena WILLIAMS I was gona play and I don't want to play duobles and jennifer and monica were picked up
Question: What do you change about your game when you play on clay?
Serena WILLIAMS I hit more spin and I don't go for as many winners
Question: What is the maximum period that you never played tennis, i.e. holidays or injuries?
Serena WILLIAMS It's about three weeks Holidays
Question: Serena what types of activities do you do to train? Weights, running, etc?? Your fitness level definitely is one of your strongest attributes....
Serena WILLIAMS well I don't so many weights, just lot on playing on court and on court stuff
Question: How did you feel when you couldn't compete in the Australian Open?
Serena WILLIAMS I felt realy bad. If I would I could have been number three
Question: In a belgian newspaper I read that your sister and maybe you are considering retirement. Already?
Serena WILLIAMS This is not true. It's too early, I'm only twenty
Question: Serena, why don't you play more doubles with venus? Maybe you and her could make doubles a more popular part of womens tennis
Serena WILLIAMS It's hard, when you play so many tournaments with more doubles than you get more tired. I play as much as I can
Question: Who is your best friend on the Sanex WTA Tour?
Serena WILLIAMS My best friend Venus, because I live with her, every body is very nice,
Question: What is your ultimate dream?
Serena WILLIAMS My dream would be to be number one and win all grand slams
Question: How do you like the effort of the Sanex WTA Tour to promote women's tennis. Do they aver ask for input from the players?
Serena WILLIAMS They have done a lot, they have done more events world wide, new ranking system
Question: What didn't you like about your play today?
Serena WILLIAMS I made too many errors, very erratic
Question: What's your favorite moment during a tournament?
Serena WILLIAMS Holding the championship trophy
Question: What do you do for fun when you are not playing tennis?
Serena WILLIAMS I love to read I love to go to the movies, l love ladies movies and I love talking on the phone
Question: Which famous person(actor/actress)would you like to meet the most?
Serena WILLIAMS I meet a lot of people
Question: Don't you think that you are too much confident?
Serena WILLIAMS No, not at all
Question: Which part of your game do you think is the weakest?
Serena WILLIAMS I don't know
Question: Who do u think.. the strongest opponent at this time besides Venus?
Serena WILLIAMS Everyone playes so hard sometimes, it's so hard to say
Question: What's the last book you read?
Serena WILLIAMS The coldes winter ever by Soulga
Question: Do you like these Weather conditions to play in ?
Serena WILLIAMS Very bright today, I like it
Question: When you're not the public fav during a game, how do you react ?
Serena WILLIAMS Usualy I'm not, I don't really hear what people say, just staying focused on the game
Question: What is your favorite movie?
Serena WILLIAMS My favourite movie... It's impossible to say... I don't know: Last movie I saw was: Mildred Pierce
Serena WILLIAMS Last question please
Question: Who would you pick out of the atp tour to play doubles with?
Serena WILLIAMS I would play with Andy Rodic or James Blacke
Serena WILLIAMS Bye everybody, thank you all
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