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post #1 of 757 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 2001, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Lets make a long winding thread about the FAB two starting with the beginning of the season down to the last tournament. I think it will be nice to have a thread that we can add onto and look back at, at the end of the year. Kinda like what Gaw2008 started on the Sanex board. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> (The Williams sisters fan club) Maybe we can get this Williams fan zone up in post as well. Sure were gonna post in other threads but it's is nice when a thread about your favorites is long and winding with all your peers nice words and pep talk inside <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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GO Venus trounce the competition flat! And go Serena get em girl!

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post #2 of 757 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 2001, 01:42 PM
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Ooo!! At last!! I can't wait for such a thread to happpen again! I missed it so... that 1200+ reply thread!! Lovely!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

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Here's an article to add to our little thread <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

<br />VENUS WILLIAMS-SECOND TO NONE

We learn in grade school that Venus is the second planet in the solar system, right behind Mercury. Tennis has it's own Venus, sharing much in common with her namesake.

Both shine brightly: both have inspired praise for their beauty. At it's brighest, Venus outshines all other planets, yet at other times it is the most difficult planet to see in the morning light. Tennis star Venus has often outshined the others stars of the WTA since 2000, only to hide her light with weeks of inactivity.<br />Planet Venus is often called the earth's "twin"; Venus Williams has kid sister Serena, paired so often in the eyes of the public that many believe they are twins. Both have even shared the #2 spot, for Mecury will always come before Venus, and the WTA computer has yet to rank Venus Williams above #2. The similarities end there <br />however, for while Venus will always be behind Mercury, Venus Williams is second to none.

No one. Not 2000's computer #1 Martina Hingis, who hasn't won a slam since the last millenium. Not 2001's computer #1 Lindsay Davenport, who actually seemed to be embarrassed enough to publicly say the "real" #1 was Venus. Not fellow 2001 star Jennifer Capriati, who lost 3 times to Williams in 2001. The most riveting of the those 3 encounters was at Miami, where after failing to put Venus away after having 8 match points, Jennifer declared, "It's not like she's a goddess or something". Perhaps Jennifer wasn't aware that Venus IS the name of a goddess as well as a planet.

Only Venus has won multiple grand slams since 2000, taking tennis' ultimate prizes 4 times. Twin pairs of Wimbledon plates and US Open cups decorate her mantle. No other female has her winning percentage(above 90%) since then. No female is as feared. Only Venus has won more than 50% of slams and events she has entered since 2000. To public, press, and fellow players, Venus is often considered the #1 of women's tennis. <br />She is indeed second to none.

Yet second to none isn't quite the same as an anointed #1. Intriguing questions remain as 2002 approaches. Can she ever play enough and win enough to attain the #1 computer ranking? Will she collect an Australian or French crown to add to her laurels? Like a bright comet lighting up the sky, all eyes are on Venus as she streaks on towards her goals. <br />Unlike our own solar system, the universe of womne's tennis is often chaotic. Will Venus fall or continue to soar past her rivals to become the undisputed #1 in 2002? We'll have to wait find out. One thing we do know. For now at least, Venus Ebone Williams is second to none.

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So is this like a year long party, Huh, huh??!!Waaay cool!!!

Like WOW!!! <br />I am sooo excited,OMG like-ah, what do we do next?! what do we need! okay,okay--food, ah, ah, music, oh I know, I know---BOOZE!!!, is it BYOB??!!(oh wait a minute, I don't even drink,) OK, OK calm ye self down...

Hey, Dawn Marie, you must be a mind reader(along with all your other good qualities) but I was just thinking last night that we need to: make some NOISE in here!

"LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!"

Like, we don't have to wait til the victories are over, we can begin the celebrations now!

This is a great idea, so let's spread the word and let the festivities begin. All ye Williams fans, pile in, pile in and let's have some fun!!!

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Hiya guys <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Isn't Rollo's writing just beautiful. I am glad you popped it in our official fan thread. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Jovon don't worry I will drink whatever you bring up in here. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I do prefer wine though. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Maybe Champagne for when Venus or Serena win the OZ Open. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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Below is an article that I have posted on my website. It's from 2002, but it's one of my favorites. Commentary is from an NBC reporter during the Sydney Olympics, when Miss V won Gold <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> This was written before the gold medal match, though.

<br />SYDNEY -- Inspiration is a funny thing.

It has no standard form or shape. It can be the lyrics of a song, the smile on a friendly face, some words of encouragement shouted from the stands, or a lingering memory.

When Venus Williams finds herself down and not playing particularly well, she reaches into her bag. Among the extra towels, wristbands, shirts and rackets are a couple of handwritten notes.

"They are reminders," Williams says. "I usually read those if I play especially bad (They) keep your mind in the match focused I read them and (my mind) stops wandering around It's a good thing."

And what was written on the note a television camera caught her glancing at during a recent Olympic match?

"It said 'You are the best,'" Williams says. "They say things like that Or they say things like, 'You're standing too tall.' Sometimes, being tall, I tend to stand up too high."

Whatever the notes say, they have been working their magic lately.

Williams ran her consecutive match win streak into the 30s at the Sydney Games. While that pales in comparison to the 74-match streak run up by legend Martina Navratilova, it still deserves attention.

"You can't expect to play every match perfect and every day to be your best," Williams says. "But as long as you come through, I think it shows some guts and some courage. And a win is a win. That's all that counts in the record."

"Thirty wins is pretty nice, and for it to continue to the gold would be prefect. But all good things come to an end."

Williams says she doesn't expect to ever surpass Navratilova's record.

"I just think the field is much tougher these days as far as competitors," she says. "As far as people who are playing, (people) are much more athletic, training harder. Every match is a tough match."

The streak also has showcased Williams' consistency, a characteristic she values greatly.

"Consistency right now is really important because I'm trying to become No. 1," she says. "Right now is the point in time for me to improve and be consistent at all times, so that way I can prepare myself for the top position."

And where would winning an Olympic gold medal rank for Williams, the 2000 U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion?

"It's (the importance of the Olympic gold) definitely grown on me with every match, because everyone has come here playing their best," she says. "Right now, it seems like the ultimate thing is to win the gold. It's (winning a gold medal) a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I'm going to be 24 the next time (Athens, 2004), and who knows if I'll be here?"







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Here, I've brought some fine wine from Venus for all to share, enjoy <img src="smile.gif" border="0">



Some delicious food to go along with the wine....


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Let's add a nice fireplace for us to snuggle around in cold weather <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">


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wow this is great thanks alot Williams Rulez <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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Oh yeah...that'll do just nicely,Williams_Rulez,

Jeff, thanks for the article, too, forgot my manners for a minute, I was so excited.

Dawn,I was hoping to see more posters in here, but maybe everyone is on holiday or out shopping, too busy working, finals, whatever, but hopefully we can keep this going. <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> or maybe everyone is waiting til play begins.

Oh, well, I'm going to stay upbeat, after all I just got my signature going, so like I'm 2 <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> <br />and if I can ever get my picture posting together, I am really going to stank!<br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Sorry if this doesn't belong here:<br />MS. Women of the Year

<br />Venus & Serena Williams

<br />For serving up a discomforting mix of sinew,<br />grit, coal black, kink, 'tude;and daring to call it woman

<br />The Williams sisters have what the elders used to call that plug-ugly beauty: a fierce gorgeous marked by flared nostril, unflinching glare, and a maddening competence that can’t be reckoned with. If you dare approach them wielding a racket, they will plow through you. The stats pretty much cover it: 30 individual tournament wins between them, including 5 Grand Slams. The sisters play tennis as if they invented it.

<br />They constantly redesign the game, shatter its subtleties. Now, they own it. It never occurred to them to play like “women”. In fact, the word “play” never occurred to them. And their critics— who can’t understand why they wont get cute or kowtow, why they choose to destroy instead of demur—insist that they kiss the green, manicured butt of tennis and say, “Thank you for letting us be here.”

<br />News flash: no one ever let the Williams sisters do anything. They don’t bother asking permission.

<br />The teacup sensibilties of the sport are forever broken. Incensed spectators boo, or simply narrow their nostrils, sniff the air, and withhold their applause. “Being black only helps them,” hisses Martina Hingis. John McEnore, who barreled through his career like a cranky tot avoiding nap time, is hugely insulted by their very essence (“Would it hurt them to say hello to people in the locker room?&#8221 <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> , and Martina Navratilova, once the queen of Amazon cool, fails to recognize them as members of the sisterhood, opting instead to pout—“People have been treating them with kid gloves because they are African American.” There is no sadder sound then a race card being slapped on the table over and over by people who are no longer even in the game.

<br />“The reason no one likes them is because they are so ugly!” screams one e-mailer in a sports.com chat room. “They look like men and should not be allowed to compete with the actually feminine players. Don’t put that comment down to racism, as I am colored.”

<br />Alas.

<br />Never bowing to tennis’s staunch, whispered traditions, Venus and Serena are big and bodacious, flailing with finesse, their nappy hair slinging pearls, later braided into crowns. They are muscled hips twisting to some inherent and mystifying Delta rhythm. They are invincible.<br />---Patricia Smith<br />MS.MS.

[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: clocker ]</p>

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Good idea! Hopefully I can find some interesting articles to put in here.

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Ok guys I was pissed off to until it was explain that this writer is a slam poet and the article was a complament. go to venusandserenafans.com and it is under "what do you think of this" in the williams sister's section. To get a better idea. read NOBLE's comments
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THANKS the wine and food was wonderful.My treat next time.Peace one love.Enjoy your christmas.GOD BLESS.

I hope the WILLAIMS SITER COULD ONE DAY SEE HOW MUCH WE AS FANS LOVE THEM.

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SORRY WILLIAMS <br />SORRY ON SPELLING YOUR NAME AND THE WILLIAMS SISTERS,LOVE YOU GUYS.PEACE <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
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