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Stefwhit
Feb 25th, 2004, 09:02 PM
(Hello my fellow Serena fans. I'm going to try to be more active in this thread since this thread is the one spot where all of us Serena fans can gather to talk about our love, admiration, and appreciation for all things Serena. So let's all try to gather here more often and get to know one another a lot better- I love all the other Serena fans out there...)

I'm just currious about everyone's story about when they became die-hard Serena fans- so please share....

As for me:
Well I started out as a die-hard Graf fan. Although Graf was my ultimate number one, I always kept my eyes open on all the new talent coming in and Serena really impressed me from day one. I could never have envissioned myself being a die-hard Venus fan because what I liked most about Steffi was her intensisty on the court and I just didn't see that in any other player on tour besides Serena. I remember the day where I "officialy" became a true Serena fan. When she was playing Indian Wells and that crowd was being horrible to her- I saw strength and courage in her, a will to overcome and not let the crowd get the best of her. To say that I was impressed is a great understatement. The thing I love most about Serena is her sheer will to be great (just like Steffi). To me it was a sign that the same year Steffi won her last grandslam and retired, it was the same year that Serena won her first grandslam. The torch was officialy handed over as far as I was concerned. Now if only she can stay healthy and have a career lasting as long as Graf's did- that would just be heaven!!!

Dede42
Feb 26th, 2004, 03:02 AM
Hi Stef, well I can truly say I'm a die-hard Williams' fan. But, Serena is my favorite. I think I fell in love with her when she beat Martina Hingis in the US Open for her first grand slam. I was a die-hard Billie Jean fan back in the day. But, after Billie Jean retired, I kind of lost touch with the tour and the game of tennis. I've never really seen Steffi play and I probably wouldn't have been a fan, since I would have been rooting for Monica in those days. Then Venus came along after Serena and took her first GS at Wimby and then the US Open and repeated the next year. I really got into the game then. Around the next year 2002, Serena really started to come into her own and winning titles. She plays with such intensity and I admired her style of play. The strength and accuracy, the cunningness and the serve. She had the whole package. Contrary to popular opinion, I do not think she is out for the count. I think she is waiting to come back 100% and she is going to blow everyone off the court again. I can't wait for the day to see Justine's fans crying in their beer, when Serena whips her like a step child again. Serena just always comes through for me. She has the desire, so lacking in everyone else on the tour. You can never count her out. That was never so aptly displayed at AO 03 during the semis against Kim. She came through and started to own Hingis, then JenCap and now she's going to come back and reclaim ownership of Justine. I believe it. I believe in her.

:worship:GO SERENA!! :worship:

Stefwhit
Feb 26th, 2004, 05:45 AM
Hi Dede42... Great post, thanks for sharing! It's hard to believe you went from the likes of Billie Jean- skipping my beloved Steffi, all the way to Venus and Serena. I agree with you in that Serena will not only be back soon, but she will come back STRONG (stronger than ever)...can't wait to see her out there dominating again....

Siyasema
Feb 27th, 2004, 01:56 AM
I started watching tennis while I was in middle school. My favorite player at that time was Arantxa Sancez-Vicario. She had a flair and style I really liked. Venus and Serena immediately caught my attention at a time when my eyes were being opened by numerous players and the game was picking up with veterans and new talent.

I consider a fan of both Serena and Venus, but in terms of Serena I think I became a fan of hers for life not necessarily based on her playing style, but on her after match interviews. I saw a girl who didn't back down and one who held herself up with much intelligence and wit. The fact that she continued to win and break barriers certainly helped :)

There are many things about Serena that I love but I think I admire her fighting spirit above all else. I remember one time Serena was down (I cannot remember the oppenet) but the camera audio caught Serena telling herself, "Fight Serena, fight". Serena won the match.

silverwhite
Mar 22nd, 2004, 08:34 AM
I only started watching tennis in 2002, after the US Open. It was the sisters who sparked my interest in the game. There was so much excitement in the media, after they competed against each other in a GS final for the fourth time. The first match I watched featured Serena, and I've been addicted to tennis ever since. To be honest, I am a much bigger fan of Serena's than Venus', because, as mentioned, she has this intensity about her and a determination to win.

Great thread, btw. :)

Stefwhit
Mar 22nd, 2004, 09:03 AM
Welcome Silverwhite! thanks for sharing your story with us, you're a living testament to the strength of the magnetic pull of Serena (and venus)- like you, they've brought in some many new faces to the wonderful sport of tennis.

Keep the stories coming Serena fans....

CanadianBoy21
Mar 22nd, 2004, 02:16 PM
Stefwhit - u give me a hard on :cool:
I became a Serena fan when I saw her on the TV in Lipton on 1998.
Unfortunately I have yet to see her live, but that is because she really enjoys skipping the Canadian tournament. She has been only once here in Toronto, and once in Montreal. she skipped it 2 times I believe. So i've been a fan of Serena Williams since her early days. I started tennis first when I saw Venus in 1997, and I soon thereafter became her adoring fan, however, as you mentioned, she lacks the intensity that I soo much like in Serena. Venus was not always like she is today though. From 1997 - the end of 2000 she was full of outbursting energy. After the Us Open 2000 and Olympics, her intensity on court and her energy - not only sank, but dissapeared altogether.
You can see she is just not the same player without it, she seems tired on the court, slow compared to how she was, her serve is not a big weapon anymore as it was, she has become so fragile that whenever she makes a move I think she will hurt something... oh Venus, u need to get a good look at Serena and take away something from her into your game.

CanadianBoy21
Mar 22nd, 2004, 02:23 PM
Interview with Serena in 1998 Lipton.



Why the bare feet? Do you want to show us the nail polish?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I forgot to put my shoes on. Someone was telling me some very exciting news.

Q. What is it?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm not going to tell the news.

Q. It's not news unless you tell us.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Just that me and what's his name? I think it's Kuerten are going to do something. He already agreed so I'm trying to decide if I should.

_____________________
Hadn't he won the French Open and she still don't know his name :lol:

Kabezya
Apr 1st, 2004, 01:38 AM
I don't know if I remember when I became a Serena fan. It just seems like I've always been a fan lol :)

Serendy Willick
Apr 7th, 2004, 06:55 PM
I became a Serena fan in 1999 when she won her first grand slam at the US Open. I remember tuning into her match with Kim when she was fighting so hard and was down 3-5 in the third set. I always thought that tennis was boring and a snooze fest, but when I was marinating on the couch flipping through the TV, I saw this match. I rooted for her soo hard during that match and when it was over I practically woke the neighbors up screaming and cheering. From then on, I was hooked and when she won the title, I about had tears in my eyes (and I dont cry about anything). I love this womans confidence and her no holds barred attitude. She will do what she wants and noone will stop her. I think that her awesome confidence pissed off many in the tennis establishment who thought that she was supposed to just bow down and kiss the feet of everyone. I am going to be a hardcore Serena fan till the day that I die.

tennisjunky
Apr 11th, 2004, 07:46 AM
I rooted for her soo hard during that match and when it was over I practically woke the neighbors up screaming and cheering. From then on, I was hooked and when she won the title, I about had tears in my eyes (and I dont cry about anything).
:lol: GREAT STORY :lol:

Becool
Apr 11th, 2004, 07:56 PM
hi stefwhit :)

i became a die hard serena fan in 1998 :) i was at my dentist, and i saw a magazine, a picture of venus playing usopen, and it was love at first sight (it can sound weird but first i enchanted by venus without knowing who she was or if she was a good tennis player or not.. oh and i loved her name too ;) ) but i loved venus figure on that magazine. i loved the beads, i thought it was different :). i never liked tennis back then.. then on 1999 roland garros, i saw serena played and i thought it was venus :o and i was impressed with her game... and everything.. the dress the beads, her game everything, and i really started following that tournament... then i remember i heard the commentor saying that she had a sister.. venus williams.. then i remembered when i saw that magazine in 1998 :o.. and that serena was the younger sister.. and i was like*wow.. theyre sister* and i became a fan of both.. but as i followed tennis, i saw how serena was venus shadow, and how serena used to lose to venus everytime they played.. and i still didnt swallow that wimbledon 2000 semifinals, where serena beat everyone 60 60 and lost incredibly bad to venus.. and i started to feel sorry for serena and an incredible anger towards venus... i even cried that whole afternoon.. after that match i became a bigger fan of serena and i started to cheer less for venus, and since venus started not to show her emotions on court and serena is exactly the opposite and i like emotional players.. i decided to only dedicated myself to serena, but i have an interest on venus, but my main dedication is towards serena :wavey:

nice stories of you guys :)

Stefwhit
Apr 11th, 2004, 10:59 PM
Becool- you're story is another reminder of what Serena (and Vee) have really brought to tennis. It's mind boggeling (sp?) how many new fans have started watching tennis now because of them, trully amazing!! Thanks for your story...

SJW
Apr 17th, 2004, 01:56 PM
hey guys :)

i was a casual fan during the Steffi days, i just remember if my mom was watching tennis, i would be supporting Steffi and Andre, and not care about anyone else. then i remember watching Martina lift wimby in 97, then i guess i stopped watching tennis.

it feels like ive watched Serena grow from an eager teenager to a beautiful and delightful young woman :D we didn't get much tennis coverage in Europe until after the sisters were doing well...amazing huh? i remember the hype about 2 sisters in tennis, so i knew about them, but didn't watch them. then came that day in 00 when they faced off in the Wimby semis. Britain was soooooooo hyped it was amazing. when Serena lost, it was the talk of my class, about how she looked so upset. i was thinking "i'm gonna watch the final so i have something to add". watched the final and was cheering on Venus...

then i went to Canada in August 00, and it's funny how that's the time of the Canadian Open. just flicking, i saw Serena playing Martina Hingis, someone i also had an interest in. it was amazing how Serena just wiped the court with martina for the first set, but then got injured :sad: my first full slam following her was the USO 00. i was so sad when she got thrashed by Linzi in the quarters :sad:

so i guess, the first match i sat down and watched from start to finish involving Serena was the Canadian Open final in 00 :)

bandabou
Apr 17th, 2004, 09:57 PM
I became of fan of Serena after her victory over Lindsay Davenport at the ´99 U.S. open......I heard she had her first big win at IW earlier that year, but the way she won that match against Lindsay and the coolness and confidence she had. It was amazing. I knew it was only a matter of time before she would turn that rivalry with Venus around....and voila. She really really is the successor of Steffi Graf.

DeDe4925
Apr 18th, 2004, 03:44 AM
Ten years from now it will be interesting to hear the new girls on tour talking about how they were inspired to play because of Serena. I always hear Americans complaining about no new superstars in their juniors but give it sometime. Serena has impacted millions all over the world so her effect in the states will be profound. Of course it will take at least 10 years before we see it.
You can change DeDe42 to DeMond. I'm the same person. Didn't the crew used to be floaters or something? :p

tennisjunky
Apr 18th, 2004, 11:48 AM
You can change DeDe42 to DeMond. I'm the same person. Didn't the crew used to be floaters or something? :p
I reached a 500 character "Max" so I had to make some edits, too bad because I wanted to add all the people who post here regularly- oh well.

Stefwhit
Jul 27th, 2004, 01:29 AM
(bump) I thought I'd bring this topic back up... it's a very positive thread and it's fun to re-read...

Stamp Paid
Aug 2nd, 2004, 09:57 AM
Hmm.........I thought I'd post! http://wtaworld.com/ubb/tongue.gif

I remember, it was Wombledon 2002. I had just gotten out of school, and was at home chilling, and I saw Venus and Serena being interviewed by Paula Zahn on CNN's American Morning, and they had just competed against eachother at the French Open, and I said "Hey, let me watch." I had known who the Williams Sisters were since they came out, but I didn't know much about them except they were African-American girls who apparently dominated tennis. I guess I had assumed that Venus and Serena were winning every major, all the time. http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/laugh.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif

So I woke up and watched Wimbledon. I don't remember much about specific matches, but at that point I loved both Venus and Serena's physical presence, and I thought it was cool and kinda sexy that Serena had blonde hair. So I watch them dominate Wimbledon, end of story. I'm a fan at this point, but not a fanatic.

Over the summer, I catch every Kournikova match on TV, I caught one Venus match, and noticed a news clip of Serena losing to Chanda Rubin. I saw the look of total disbelief for those 3 seconds after Rubin's match point, and I thought, "Wow, this girl really likes to win!" and then in her post match interview where she said, "You have to play great tennis to beat me," and that utter comfidence and aplomb (another word she taught me, LOL) and I was really leaning toward Serena. For some reasons, Venus' matches didn't really get my attention, they were boring to me, although I wanted her to do well.

Day 1: The US Open, Serena's opening match vs. Morariu. I noticed she had on the leather coat and shorts, and I thought, hmmmm, Whats that? When she took it off and stepped on court, and I saw her in action, she became my favorite then, at that point! http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/drool.gif

Then, the Australian Open 1R cemented her status as my favorite, especially Serena's choice words towards Loit, (I loved that for some reason!) and then her match against Clijsters drove my dedication into the ground. For some reasons, I just could not see Venus as a fighter, and her expressionless play just made me snooze on her. After those two matches, I couldn't even get excited for the final, all my tennis energy was spent. http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif

But thats my story of how I discovered Serena Williams! http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/wavey.gif

Stefwhit
Aug 3rd, 2004, 05:18 AM
Hmm.........

Day 1: The US Open, Serena's opening match vs. Morariu. I noticed she had on the leather coat and shorts, and I thought, hmmmm, Whats that? When she took it off and stepped on court, and I saw her in action, she became my favorite then, at that point!
:haha:

tennisjunky
Jan 29th, 2005, 05:26 PM
there isn't a specific time that comes to mind, it seems like it was the moment Serena hit the scene i took notice and since then ive been in awe of her talent. im also a big maria fan, but she comes second to the queen serena. it seems that each time i see serena play i fall more and more in love with her. she truly has that something about her that makes her a diamond in the rough, not to mention shes beautiful!! :hearts:

San888
Feb 12th, 2005, 12:07 AM
Hooters

Diesel
Feb 12th, 2005, 07:32 AM
The thing about Serena is that she embodies everything that a tennis fan should be and have. That determination to never quit, be the best, that flair and personality that brings all to attention - you literally cannot turn away. I've been a fan since her first final with Venus -- ever since then it's been Serena #1 with me.

andyec
Feb 12th, 2005, 10:35 PM
I saw Venus play first. She was so athletic. I loved her muscles and her serve. Then I saw Serena. She was even more muscular than Venus. I never thought I'd see a player physically stronger than Matina Navratalova,but Serena made Martina look like a weakling. It was great to see two black women finally winning tournaments on a regular basis.
I fell in love with Serena's biceps,her thighs,her curves,her smile,her style,her sense of humor,her intelligence,her determination-and also her serve,her power strokes,her going for broke all the time which often resulted in incredible winners,her speed in getting to balls,and her winning Grand Slams after finally breaking through against Venus.
There's nothing better than watching Serena play when she's at her best. Injuries have slowed her down, sometimes she makes way too many unforced errors,and sometimes she just has a bad day,but when she's on she's the best there ever was.

Dana Marcy
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:00 PM
I was a Venus fan first. Serena really impressed mewhen she beat Steffi at Indian Wells. Richard had always said that Serena was more talented but I never bought that and still don't. She's just more confident than Venus. :angel:

tennisjunky
Feb 27th, 2005, 03:47 AM
I was a Venus fan first. Serena really impressed mewhen she beat Steffi at Indian Wells. Richard had always said that Serena was more talented but I never bought that and still don't. She's just more confident than Venus. :angel:
i'm not sure who's more talented but serena is the better tennis player. every ingredient you need to be great serena has and isn't lacking in any of the major departments. i like venus but i don't think it's an accident that serena has acheived more and i don't think it was an accident that serena prevented venus from so many major titles. serena has prevented a lot of people from major titles, in that regard, venus is just another player across the net.

Becool
Mar 3rd, 2005, 05:51 AM
i'm not sure who's more talented but serena is the better tennis player. every ingredient you need to be great serena has and isn't lacking in any of the major departments. i like venus but i don't think it's an accident that serena has acheived more and i don't think it was an accident that serena prevented venus from so many major titles. serena has prevented a lot of people from major titles, in that regard, venus is just another player across the net.

Well said! :wavey:

Stamp Paid
Mar 9th, 2005, 10:48 AM
Well said! :wavey:

I second that...

While I think Venus is more talented, Serena is a greater tactician, thinker, and fighter out there. So the fact that Vee is more talented is irrelevant, because all of her abilities cannot compare to the fire that is inside of Serena Williams.

Now if she would get her ass in the gym....:lol::lol::lol:

deep bass
Mar 15th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Can't remember when specifically, just liked watching her, she was a breath of fresh air for the game. I enjoy seeing Serena express herself on court, I like emotional players. She also carries herself well on court regarding bad line calls and such. It's fun to watch her smash rackets though!

Just like to add that one of the classiest moments in tennis for me was after the 'hand' match at RG, with all the disgraceful behaviour by some of the spectators, seeing Oracene stay and applaud JHH off the court. The TV commentators mentioned it too. Not many would have done that.

Bankhead Bounce
Mar 15th, 2005, 06:55 PM
when she won the us open the first time. :rocker:

PaulieM
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:56 AM
i'm a fan of both venus and serena and i don't really remember when i became a fan, it was about the time that i first started getting into tennis as a whole. it was probably wimbledon 2001 because that was the year that i fell in love with tennis, i was rooting for both goran and venus that year. after that i always rooted for the all williams finals and i watch their matches whenever i can. this past october i saw my first live tennis match and i got to see venus play in philadephia against mauresmo, sadly she lost but i still loved seeing her. hopefully i'll get to see serena play soon. i'm going to wimbledon this year and i would absolutely love to see both serena and federer. so i'm keeping my fingers crossed :) overall i just feel like they've done a lot for the sport, and also outiside of tennis, all around they are good rolemodels for a lot of people. they had a goal, and a lot of people didn't believe that they could do it, and they did which was so awesome. :wavey:

Kunal
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:06 AM
Here goes....I was living in Hamburg, Germany in 1997 and CNN worldsport did a special segment on two players who are from a rough and tough neigborhood being trained by their dad.

I dont know what area it was but it was pretty shady... anyways they kept on practising, and had a no nonsense approach to what they were doing...

The reporter was like..look out for the william sisters in the years to come, and i think it was next year that they made their mark....

First it was Monica Seles and Sanchez Vicario for me but then it became Serena...I loved her game and realized that if she played to her top ability she truly is unbeatable. I STICK TO THIS FACT EVEN TODAY... I dont think any player on the tour can match serena when she is at her best...

I guess another reason why I am a fan is cuz of the fact that I can relate to them since they are also a minority and I'm also part of a minority....+ she seems like a nice person too.

Siyasema
Apr 4th, 2005, 04:50 AM
Here goes....I was living in Hamburg, Germany in 1997 and CNN worldsport did a special segment on two players who are from a rough and tough neigborhood being trained by their dad.

I dont know what area it was but it was pretty shady... anyways they kept on practising, and had a no nonsense approach to what they were doing...

The reporter was like..look out for the william sisters in the years to come, and i think it was next year that they made their mark....

First it was Monica Seles and Sanchez Vicario for me but then it became Serena...I loved her game and realized that if she played to her top ability she truly is unbeatable. I STICK TO THIS FACT EVEN TODAY... I dont think any player on the tour can match serena when she is at her best...

I guess another reason why I am a fan is cuz of the fact that I can relate to them since they are also a minority and I'm also part of a minority....+ she seems like a nice person too.

:)

Stamp Paid
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:54 AM
LOL, thi topic became important! :lol: :yeah:

tennisjunky
Apr 9th, 2005, 06:37 PM
this thread is proof that serena fans come from all walks of life. WS fans get labled into this small group of fans who only support serena or venus, and who are not 'real fans'. the truth is we are really diverse, come from around the world, and not only are we some of the most knowledgable fans around, a lot of us support tons of other players on tour.

hello to everyone new :wavey:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 14th, 2005, 06:01 AM
I became a Serena fan after she won the US Open in '99. I was intially a Venus fan, and just thought her younger sister was a spoiled brat. Then I realized she was the real deal after she won her first slam. She's been my favorite player ever since.

Dasha_
Apr 14th, 2005, 07:17 AM
I became Serena fan in 2000, when she lost to her sister at Wimbledon SF. Untill then, Venus was my #1 favorite, and Serena was on second place, but since then it all turned arround.
And I will have no other #1 favorites as long as Rena keeps on playing tennis, no metter how successfull she will be...
And, just like loving Serena, I will never stop loving Venus and Ana Ivanovic.
My favorites list:
1) Serena
2) Ana Ivanovic
3) Venus
All the other players don't count as my real favorites.

Staticbeef
May 6th, 2005, 07:05 PM
:bounce: Monica came first, the classic "REBEL", hard worker and genuine "Nice Girl" how could one person possess all those qualities?????Then I fell under the spell of Vee's Science, she seemed to be out there all by herself fighting against the world, quiet, determined and very young. When I first saw Serena (I forgot the Tourney) she was playing in Europe and took like 900 bathroom and trainer breaks, then she came back on the court and had to retire from the match :eek: She was so shaken and obviously upset because she had to retire, that I felt sorry for her. I said to myself, oh well she is finished, and then she came back the very next Tourney and rocked, excuse me ladies, no disrespect intended, but I started noticing that world class body and was amazed at the efficiency and purpose that she flung all that womanhood around the court :eek: she was fast, strong and very feminine, then I started listening to her interviews, :lol: :lol: :lol: She is also very funny, by this time she had stolen my heart. Serena reminds me of many of the women I have met in my life, the ones that I remember are truly amazing, she is one of a kind, and I will support her in anything her sweet little heart desire. Gonna buy some of the new Aneres longere (for my Girl :rolleyes: ) and continue this love affair that is solely in my head. :wavey:

Diesel
May 21st, 2005, 10:44 PM
this thread is proof that serena fans come from all walks of life. WS fans get labled into this small group of fans who only support serena or venus, and who are not 'real fans'. the truth is we are really diverse, come from around the world, and not only are we some of the most knowledgable fans around, a lot of us support tons of other players on tour.

hello to everyone new :wavey:


:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Denise4925
Jun 4th, 2005, 02:02 AM
Hi Stef, well I can truly say I'm a die-hard Williams' fan. But, Serena is my favorite. I think I fell in love with her when she beat Martina Hingis in the US Open for her first grand slam. I was a die-hard Billie Jean fan back in the day. But, after Billie Jean retired, I kind of lost touch with the tour and the game of tennis. I've never really seen Steffi play and I probably wouldn't have been a fan, since I would have been rooting for Monica in those days. Then Venus came along after Serena and took her first GS at Wimby and then the US Open and repeated the next year. I really got into the game then. Around the next year 2002, Serena really started to come into her own and winning titles. She plays with such intensity and I admired her style of play. The strength and accuracy, the cunningness and the serve. She had the whole package. Contrary to popular opinion, I do not think she is out for the count. I think she is waiting to come back 100% and she is going to blow everyone off the court again. I can't wait for the day to see Justine's fans crying in their beer, when Serena whips her like a step child again. Serena just always comes through for me. She has the desire, so lacking in everyone else on the tour. You can never count her out. That was never so aptly displayed at AO 03 during the semis against Kim. She came through and started to own Hingis, then JenCap and now she's going to come back and reclaim ownership of Justine. I believe it. I believe in her.

:worship:GO SERENA!! :worship:
Well, that was me when I was DeDe42 :lol: and I still feel the same. Didn't I tell you she'd come back and come back she did winning the first slam of the year. I think she really wants Wimby again, so Ms. Maria and the rest need to watch out.

serenafan08
Jun 15th, 2005, 10:59 PM
I became a fan of Serena when she tore through the field at the '99 US Open. I play tennis, and I'm the only black player on my team, so it was really neat to see another black player doing well in a predominately white sport. The way she bullied Hingis in the final was so mesmorizing!!! After I saw that match, I wanted to play just like her. I went out and perfected a similar service motion to Serena, my forehand and backhand are similar to hers, and I try to hit with the same power that she does (even though I'll probably never hit the ball like her!). Even though she sort of fell into a slump between 2000-2002, I still loved her. I love her game, her outfits, and her personality on the court. I have really come to admire her fighting spirit. Serena is a perfect example of this: As long as you're still on the court, there's still a chance to win - no matter what the score is. When she really started dominating in 2002-2003, I was in heaven! Never have I seen a woman strike a tennis ball like that. I don't think I ever missed one of her matches. The way she just blasted her opponents off the court was incredible. It's so funny because I started to take on some of the same qualities of Serena!!! My serve was one of the best on my tennis team, my forehand was my weakest shot, and very few people could outhit me on the court! In 2004, after she came back from her knee surgery, my respect of Serena reached a new level. Seeing her compete when she clearly wasn't at her best really made me admire her even more. The fact that she still plugged away when it seemed like everyone around her was better really made me value the fighter in her. She was still a factor in most tournaments even though she wasn't one of the best!!! That says a lot about the type of person she is. Serena is incredible. She's a role model for all aspiring black players because she has defied the stereotypes. I will always support and love Serena.

Diesel
Jun 16th, 2005, 05:37 AM
I will always support and love Serena.

Yep, yep :bounce:

DolceVuitton
Jun 29th, 2005, 07:43 AM
I became a Serena fan in 2000-2001 I just really liked the way she played she was awesome! I also like the way she displays great sportsmanship and the way she can turn things around when they are bad and make such a great comeback! A star and class act Serena is! :worship: :worship:

RaDiCaLgIrL♥TR
Jul 6th, 2005, 08:44 AM
I forget,but probably in 99 when she beat Hingis in US open. :crazy: I love her powerful game and her tough attitude on court. :rocker2:

wurzelman
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Probably when I first saw her at Wimbly, but I can' remember what year. I only started fancying her last year though. She has a really nice personality, and I like both the Williams' voices. They are really soft and gentle and nice to hear.

ampers&
Aug 9th, 2005, 12:47 PM
I became a Serena fan back in the USO 1999. It was right after her semifinal match. Serena and Venus had always fascinated me, but I’ve always been more intrigued by Serena. I was 14 and Serena was closer to my age and she was born on the same day I was born. I immediately felt as if I had more in common with her. We have similar personalities and she’s also very entertaining on and off the court. Not only that, she’s the perfect combination of beauty and power. She’s a fighter and a champion. Some of the things she has done on the tennis court amazes me. I always root for her because she displays terrific sportsmanship and grace. She’s my favorite and I’ve rooted for her for as long as I can remember.

ampers&
Aug 9th, 2005, 06:34 PM
thanks

tennisjunky
Aug 11th, 2005, 05:17 PM
there are some great stories in this thread, glad people are sharing their stories.

cometz9
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:58 PM
I became a Serena fans during the 02 USO, the first Serena match i saw on tv was with Hantuchova in QF. I didn't start following tennis until 03 Wimbledon. She is my 2nd fav. player behind Venus

nno_ed
Oct 18th, 2005, 11:29 PM
i been in love with the serena style of tennis.since i saw her in the tele matches.but since she sustain much injury she is no longer strong and she is losing her style of game i pray that she will come back in big way.so that i will no longer be in agony when she is beaten.i pray and i support you in all your matches

PatrickRyan
Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:44 AM
I became a Serena fan During the 01 Us open. I had just started playing tennis, i i watched her and fell in love with her pesonality style and power. I have been the biggest fan since and will continue to be!!!

Solitaire
Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:52 AM
God so long ago. Ever since I read about Serena & Venus in some tennis magazine back when they were wee girls. So basically from the start and I'm still cheering for her.

aisha
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:19 AM
I officially became a fan when she put the fright in my then-favorite Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the R16 match in Roland Garros 8 years ago! :eek:

I had heard that Richard said she was more talented than Venus, so I had to see what this unheralded young player was made of.

-VSR-
Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:27 AM
Alright... well back in 2002 is when I really first heard of the Williams Sisters. I was about 13 or so. So, yeah, I knew who they were who doesn't? Well, anyways, I was never really into tennis then and didn't watch it much, I was only a kid. I only say one doubles match which was very fun to watch. But then in 2004 I remember seeing some of the French Open and watched a match or two but not really anything. Then during that summer, Wimbledon came, and I was helping my cousin work at the local recreating department doing Arts & Crafts. Well, I got very bored and turned on the tv to discover Serena's match with Mauresmo. I began watching and I was having a blast. So, yes, I became a fan. Then I watched the final, and was so expecting to win. I was so pissed when Serena lost and could not believe it.

But still not a fanatic, just a little fan. I barely watched the U.S. Open only off and on. Then came the YEC. I watched the SF against Mauresmo and the fainl against Sharapova. I was pretty into it, but more pissed that Sharapova won the way she did. Then came the Australian Open 2005. Thsi is when I became a fanatic, because I would not miss a match of Serna's. I remember watching Serena/Sharapova SF and I was up in my room at midnight on a school night cheering my ass off quietly. I was so into it and really getting some big superstitions. That is the day I became of TOTAL fanatic of Serena Williams.

Williams-forever
Mar 25th, 2006, 07:18 PM
Well i have to admit that im a pretty new fan. I only started to watch tennis in 2004. Actually the first whole tournament i saw, was the 04 US Open...And with her hot catsuit Serena took the breath out of me :hearts: Of course i had heard about the Williams sisters before, (i guess everyone in the world has heard about them) but tennis never really interested me. I remember when i was only around 10, i kept hearing every year that these 2 sisters had once again made it to the final rounds of Wimbledon, and i believed as everyone else that they was completely dominating the tennis world.
In 2004 i decided to watch some tennis because i actually wanted to follow these 2 winning sisters. I remember sitting and watching Serena losing to Capriati. Yeah, the controversial match. I was sooooo dissapointed because Serena lost that one. Since that US Open ive been a huge Williams and tennis fan. ;) So the sisters was definitely the ones getting me into the sport. And right know, when they're out of it, tennis is sooooo boring. :rolleyes: :o Actually tennis is developing into a decent sport. Something it wasn't when the sisters were dominating.

serenafann
Jun 28th, 2006, 06:29 AM
I became a true fan of Serena's after her great victory at the 99 U.S. Open. I remember,watching Serena beat a minefield of good and great players like Martinez,Clijsters,Seles,Davenport,and finally Hingis,it was truly memorable.
Her Semi-Final with Davenport stands out as a testament to Serena's toughness, I remember being impressed with her smart strategy and will to win in that match.But what really surprised and made me a huge fan was her coolness for the most part in her first Grand Slam Final and,especially in that Tie-Break, She won my heart as she persevered over the clever experienced Hingis who had beaten Venus in that heartbreaking Semi-Final,I wanted Serena to win so badly and when She got some retribution for the house of Williams,She became my no.1 player.

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 6th, 2006, 08:51 PM
I became a true fan of Serena's after her great victory at the 99 U.S. Open. I remember,watching Serena beat a minefield of good and great players like Martinez,Clijsters,Seles,Davenport,and finally Hingis,it was truly memorable.
Her Semi-Final with Davenport stands out as a testament to Serena's toughness, I remember being impressed with her smart strategy and will to win in that match.But what really surprised and made me a huge fan was her coolness for the most part in her first Grand Slam Final and,especially in that Tie-Break, She won my heart as she persevered over the clever experienced Hingis who had beaten Venus in that heartbreaking Semi-Final,I wanted Serena to win so badly and when She got some retribution for the house of Williams,She became my no.1 player.

:worship:

jbeacinu
Aug 12th, 2006, 04:37 AM
I became a fan ever since I had to do a project in 7th grade about the Williams sisters

Bayo
Sep 15th, 2006, 07:09 PM
I became a Serena fan while watching her take the 2002 RG. Been with her ever since.

SerenaW19
Sep 26th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Since 2000! :worship:

jellybelly
Oct 12th, 2006, 01:29 AM
USA Open 1999 when she destroyed Martina Hingis :devil:

Where can I find a Serea Avatar?

jellybelly
Oct 21st, 2006, 07:31 AM
excuse me but that horrible person "tennislover" bad repped me and now I am in total red! :mad: I had so many green reps before :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

tennislover
Oct 21st, 2006, 09:25 PM
excuse me but that horrible person "tennislover" bad repped me and now I am in total red! :mad: I had so many green reps before :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

that horrible person bedrepped you because you had bedrepped him (without any reason) with this rude comment : "you suck" :fiery:

darrinbaker00
Nov 2nd, 2006, 04:28 AM
excuse me but that horrible person "tennislover" bad repped me and now I am in total red! :mad: I had so many green reps before :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
GREEN LIGHT!! :bounce: :bounce:

Natalicious
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:54 PM
i'm serena fan since 2000 i think and i become one because when i started to watch tennis she played for me the most attractive & best tennis

doris_hdz
Nov 26th, 2006, 04:44 PM
i'm serena fan since 2000

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 20th, 2007, 10:19 PM
SERENA, SERENA, SERENA!!!!! Babygirl is my heart...

brickhousesupporter
Jan 31st, 2007, 05:22 PM
I fell in love with Serena at the Australian Open where she played Venus in the third round. Althought she lost the match, there was something about her. I found her to be the more attractive sister and she showed fire and desire even in a losing effort. Since then she has been my heart. I

The_roof
Feb 5th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Hi, everyone!:wavey:

I'm new to this forum but i already like to be here so much!!!!!!
It's great that so many Serena (and Venus) fans can chat about different things, express their opinions, etc. :)

(Sorry for possible mistakes as English is not my native language)
This is my story:
Actually, i've become a true fan of both Venus and Serena since US Open 1999; then i couln't really watch tennis matches live as i didn't have the Internet or sports channels, so i was just following every sports news on TV or on the wireless and reading sports columns in newspapers in keen anticipation for the news that Vee or Rena had just won...
Ever since we had bought a satellite dish back in December 2001 I have been watching their every match (and still do) esp. in Grand Slams and supporting and rooting for them like crazy!!!!! :bounce: I think I won't be able to put it in words properly but I love everything about Serena and Venus: the way they play, their classy fashion statements on and off the court, the way they speak and conduct interviews, their goddes-like bodies... :hearts:
Sadly, but my family members can't understand how on Earth I can root for Williams when I live in Russia and ,of course, must support the likes of Shutupova:fiery: , Demented-ova:rolleyes: , Petrova:tape: , Kuznetsova:o .... I don't get this!
I do like Myskina and Safina though:cool:
Really, I think anyone has the right to like whoever they choose regardless of their nationality, age, sex, etc. I personally don't give two hoots about who says what as long as they don't say nasty things about my favourites(Venus, Serena and Roger);

My favourite Venus's moments are:(very inspiring and sincere)
Wimby 05 SF & F:bounce:
US Open 00 SF & F
2000 Sydney Olimpics QF & F
Wimby 03 QF & SF
Miami 01 F

... and Serena's: (so difficult to choose from)
AO 07 all the way:worship:
AO 05 SF
AO 03 SF
Indian-Wells 99/01 F
Miami 02 QF, SF, F
FO 02 SF
Wimby 03 QF,SF & F
UO 01 4R, QF!!!!!!!!!!!, SF!!!!!!!!!!!(my favourite Grand Slam of 21st century)
There were many sad moments and disappointments too:help: , but i try not to keep them in mind and always look on the bright side!

Good luck to Venus/Serena and their fans all around the world!!!!!

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 6th, 2007, 01:24 AM
I've been following both sisters since the early '90s when they were kids. A local sportscaster here in LA, Jim Hill, did a story on two little girls from compton whose father was predicting they would be #1,2 in the world. :lol: I gotta admit, I just dismissed what he was saying as just talkin' head. But I did start to follow them. I was disappointed when I heard they'd moved to Florida, but I still kept track- really of Venus, because that's who all the big noise was being made about. By then, the tennis elite was starting to get in the act and give their opinions about how wrong Richard was for not having them play a rigorous Junior's schedule, blah, blah, you guys know the history, but it was mainly all about Venus. Then finally, though I'm sure it wasn't the first time he'd said it, I read where Richard said that the YOUNGER was even better than the older. That really got my attention. About '97, when she beat Mary Pierce (whom I love) and Monica Seles, I was hooked. She was the lowest ranked player ever to have defeated two top 10 players in one tourney. I think she was in the 300s somewhere. Of course, if you'd asked me at that time is she was my fave, i'd probably have said that Venus was. Then in '98 when she lost to Vee at the AO, I started favoring Serena. I hated the way the announcers were talking about her- dismissing her, even though she was already making a historical climb up the rankings.

Anyway, in '99, here in LA at Manhattan Beach (before the tourny moved to Carson) my wife and I were seated on the first row RIGHT BEHIND Serena!!! It was the semi and she was playing Hingy. there had been a lot of noise talked between both camps at that time. This was the first time I'd seen Serena play live. She was amazing. She looked like she was some kind of female superhero (speaking of which, "Heros" is on tonight, Yes!). Now I know everyone THINKS the cat suit was invented in '02, but let me tell ya. Serena was warmin' up in the Cat suit as early as '99!! That was fun to watch. I had to look like I wasn't enjoying it too much though, I was with the wife. :unsure: Anyway, we cheered soooooo hard for Serena. Ain't no way she couldn't of heard us! I know Richard thought we were crazy. At that time, he was VERY accessible. He's truly a nice man, though these days much more reserved.

At the end of the match(she won 3 and 5), when she was hitting autographed balls to people waaaaaay up in the stands, she took a ball signed it and practically walked right up to us and tossed it to ME!!!!!!! DONE! GAME OVER! FAVE FOR LIFE! :bowdown: :hearts: :hearts: That sealed the deal!!!

That's how it happened for me! Anyway, sorry it's so long.

Denise4925
Feb 6th, 2007, 03:19 AM
At the end of the match(she won 3 and 5), when she was hitting autographed balls to people waaaaaay up in the stands, she took a ball signed it and practically walked right up to us and tossed it to ME!!!!!!! DONE! GAME OVER! FAVE FOR LIFE! :bowdown: :hearts: :hearts: That sealed the deal!!!

That's how it happened for me! Anyway, sorry it's so long.

Oh wow, you're so lucky DF.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 6th, 2007, 05:43 AM
I know, I mean- that's so crazy, right. There I was, a grown azz man with a 17 year old girl as his favorite Athlete on the planet! She has remained so to this day.

Denise4925
Feb 6th, 2007, 06:10 AM
I know, I mean- that's so crazy, right. There I was, a grown azz man with a 17 year old girl as his favorite Athlete on the planet! She has remained so to this day.

No, there's something about Serena. I'm a grown ass 46 year old truly hetrosexual woman who's obsessed with a 25 year old woman. I just want to be close to her, but watching her play is good enough, because I know we'll never be close friends, but that is my desire. :lol: Everytime I see her, she puts a smile on my face, no matter what's going on in my life. I can't describe the feeling. It's weird.

Sir Stefwhit
Feb 6th, 2007, 07:35 AM
Anyway, in '99, here in LA at Manhattan Beach (before the tourny moved to Carson) my wife and I were seated on the first row RIGHT BEHIND Serena!!! It was the semi and she was playing Hingy. there had been a lot of noise talked between both camps at that time. This was the first time I'd seen Serena play live. She was amazing. She looked like she was some kind of female superhero (speaking of which, "Heros" is on tonight, Yes!). Now I know everyone THINKS the cat suit was invented in '02, but let me tell ya. Serena was warmin' up in the Cat suit as early as '99!! That was fun to watch. I had to look like I wasn't enjoying it too much though, I was with the wife. :unsure: Anyway, we cheered soooooo hard for Serena. Ain't no way she couldn't of heard us! I know Richard thought we were crazy. At that time, he was VERY accessible. He's truly a nice man, though these days much more reserved.

At the end of the match(she won 3 and 5), when she was hitting autographed balls to people waaaaaay up in the stands, she took a ball signed it and practically walked right up to us and tossed it to ME!!!!!!! DONE! GAME OVER! FAVE FOR LIFE! :bowdown: :hearts: :hearts: That sealed the deal!!!

That's how it happened for me! Anyway, sorry it's so long.
Great Story! I made several trips out to Mahattan Beach back in the day as well. I was happier when the event moved to the Carson Center though, closer to Long Beach- where I used to live. So it appears as though we're neighbors :wavey:

Andy.
Feb 6th, 2007, 10:13 AM
OK I always liked Venus and Serena in the late 90's but I became a big time fan in about 2001. I have always liked her confident attitude. I loved and still to love her game I mean her power and athletism are just awesome to watch and I love watching her just swat away winner off the second serve. I love her outfits and her bling. I mean she is such a great fashion officionata and does her own thing and stands out and does it with confidence. She is one of the true all time personalites and have brought so much to the game. I also love it when she stares down her opponents and her intensity on court is almost unmatchged its scary at times. I will always be a fan of Serena

Mina Vagante
Feb 6th, 2007, 03:50 PM
:bounce: :p

tennisjunky
Feb 6th, 2007, 05:34 PM
glad to see this thread back to life again, keep the great stories coming!

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 7th, 2007, 05:17 AM
Great Story! I made several trips out to Mahattan Beach back in the day as well. I was happier when the event moved to the Carson Center though, closer to Long Beach- where I used to live. So it appears as though we're neighbors :wavey:

What's up, neighbor :wavey:

I use to live in Studio City(Well, actually all over LA :lol: ). Now I'm over in the West Valley.

Mina Vagante
Feb 7th, 2007, 10:39 AM
What's up, neighbor :wavey:

I use to live in Studio City(Well, actually all over LA :lol: ). Now I'm over in the West Valley.

soon to be a serenafanross over in america aswell :p

Chandafan
Feb 7th, 2007, 09:34 PM
I used to not like her. But c'mon, watching her play..... you HAVE to at least respect her. She has an amazing game and an incredible mind set. I believe I've always secretly been a fan..... but I really cheered for her when she beat Maria at the Aussie Open in 2005. Now THAT was an exciting match. So yes, now I'm an open fan of Serena's and after watching her trophy speech at the Aussie Open this year, Ive become an even bigger fan! She's such a fighter!

eezenwa
Feb 12th, 2007, 11:44 PM
I started out playing tennis in lagos, Nigeria tennis club when I was 3years. But it was only an hobby, until I went to the 1997 Us Open Authur ashe kids day event and saw for the first time Serena and Venus playing mixed doubles. I was so tiny back then; 1ittle 10year old boy holding that giant tennis ball asking for an autograph, which i gladly got--- "Just to let you know I still have that ball, and I have up to 50 signatures of venus and serena williams till date" I was hooked since then, and I knew tennis was going to be my sport. Although when they battle together I always favor venus, but serena is always my backup and I am glad to be alive to see such a wonderful display of black power and pure strength and determination. :)

2moretogo
Feb 13th, 2007, 02:53 AM
Liked Serena from jump. When they used to talk about her during Venus' matches.

fencer
Feb 13th, 2007, 06:20 AM
2001 US Open !

Tennisaddict
Mar 7th, 2007, 05:50 PM
I became a fan of Serena at Miami 2004. I hope I can one day see her and her sister play live.

blackmax
Mar 15th, 2007, 12:09 PM
I became a fan of Serena Wiliams from when she won her first professional tourmament, it was the Open Gaz de France in Paris 1999, the power, serve, athletic ability, curvaecous body, I was hooked straight away, I could see an alltime great champion instantly.

missclaret
Mar 27th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Hi i became a huge serena fan in about 2005. I truly admire her fighting spirit and never say die attitude, she is an inspiration to everyone who has hard times in life and you fight through them. When ever i have rough times and feel like giving up i think of serena and her fighting spirit and i do something about it, it always works. I hope she wins many more grand slams she has the ability to become one of the all time greats.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:22 PM
I went to the McDonals Tour. They came to ATL on December 2nd,2004 (lol). It was right after Rena hurt herself at the YEC and you can tell that she was injured. Venus won 6-2,3-6,6-2. On MP, Venus lifted her arms in the air like "get up" and the match ended. I ran for anoutgraph. I tripped over a row of seats and fell but someone caught my fall. I got to meet the Serena Williams and talk to her for 20 seconds. She got me into tennis after she won the FO in 2002. I was a news buff and it was on CNN and I thought that ennis looked neat. I siad that you got me into tennis, and asked her how her abdomen injury was and she said fine. (She wasnt serving 100% let alone playing at her level). Then I said good luck at the Ausie and she won it! That was a great night. I also met jim courier,jana novonta,anna kournikova, johnny mac and murphy jensen in May of this year. At the mcdonalds thing, I met murphy and scoville jenkins and robbye poole.It was great!

I got a racket the day after the FO final when i saw serena win

Fay11fan
Apr 9th, 2007, 12:11 AM
I can't remember what year, but she was playing doubles with Venus. I think it was in 1999, before she won the US Open.

frontier
Apr 26th, 2007, 03:30 PM
i became a fan when she won french open 2002,she was very exciting to watch ,but before that i was a venus fan i first noticed her when she won over lindsay 2000 at wimbledon,the way she celebrated was breath taking.

serenaforever
Jun 9th, 2007, 04:29 PM
I became a Rena fan after '02 Wimbledon.

SunriseSunset
Jun 13th, 2007, 07:28 PM
When they first arrived at Wimbledon. I felt connected to Serena because she is the baby sister, and so am I. Her and Venus are inspiring with the way they overcame all the racism and negative comments.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 14th, 2007, 01:30 PM
I became a fan in 99 US Open final...my very first match watching it on tv and there was the girl who looked like me beating on the girl who doesn't look like me but the commentators were saying was still going to end up winning so I was cheering for the girl who looked like me and she won...so I said I'll cheer for this girl forever

starin
Jun 14th, 2007, 03:03 PM
I became a fan in 99 US Open final...my very first match watching it on tv and there was the girl who looked like me beating on the girl who doesn't look like me but the commentators were saying was still going to end up winning so I was cheering for the girl who looked like me and she won...so I said I'll cheer for this girl forever

lol...that's why i'm still a fan. No matter how much they acheive and how much they've proven themselves the hate that spews from commentators and the tennis elite makes them an underdog in my mind and the outsiders proving the world they can do it their way.

tennisjunky
Jun 19th, 2007, 09:14 PM
lol...that's why i'm still a fan. No matter how much they acheive and how much they've proven themselves the hate that spews from commentators and the tennis elite makes them an underdog in my mind and the outsiders proving the world they can do it their way.there is something nice about all that hate and negative stuff. it does make the wins that much more sweeter. think even sometimes serena needs that stuff to help pump her up.

think it was too mild at the french this year and she couldnt pump herself up. but if the crowd was more into it either for justine or serena then she would use that energy to help her fight more.

all serena fans got to see her play live at least once and hopefully its a match where shes fired up. those are always classic.

starin
Jun 19th, 2007, 11:18 PM
there is something nice about all that hate and negative stuff. it does make the wins that much more sweeter. think even sometimes serena needs that stuff to help pump her up.

think it was too mild at the french this year and she couldnt pump herself up. but if the crowd was more into it either for justine or serena then she would use that energy to help her fight more.

all serena fans got to see her play live at least once and hopefully its a match where shes fired up. those are always classic.

i havne't gotten to see her play live. :sad: she never comes to San Diego. I might try and drive my arse up to LA to watch her this year.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 20th, 2007, 01:29 PM
I've never seen Serena or Venus live...well I've seen Serena on the beach down here but was too nervous to go say anything

tennisjunky
Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:13 PM
today is the day that serena becomes my favorite. would always say it's a tie between masha and serena, but after today she's number one (but masha is only a hair behind... feelin' guilty now...lol)

Slutiana
Jul 2nd, 2007, 07:32 PM
today is the day that serena becomes my favorite. would always say it's a tie between masha and serena, but after today she's number one (but masha is only a hair behind... feelin' guilty now...lol)

:lol:

young_gunner913
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:14 AM
i became a Serena fan when i was 9 about 8 years ago. i woke up at like 4 am and saw a re-run match of Venus and Serena at Miami. and i watched it and even though Serena lost to Venus i felt more drawn to her. and then i started watching more and more tennis and even starting to mold my game after Serena's. i even started to shriek on court until my dad told me boys dont do that! hahaha.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:16 AM
:awww: that's cute :lol:

Olórin
Jul 10th, 2007, 01:22 PM
I became a fan of the Williams sisters but Serena in particular at Wimbledon 2000, I thought they were both so amazing, and their semi was :worship: I was a 12 year boy and Serena was a beautiful 18 year old girl. I've loved her ever since.

I love her style of game, her attitute, her story, what she stands for, her personality, her legacy, the whole package. I was introduced to that, and tennis at Wimbledon 2000, I've never looked back since :)

By the way, Im so jealous of all you guys who have seen her play, or seen her in person. TeamWilliams why didn't you go and speak to her? :lol: So jealous. I will hopefully go to Wimbleodn next year though, and make a point of trying to see her in one of the early matches.

Donatello
Jul 10th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Venus did the Roland Garros and the Wimbledon of '97. The RG was the first time I saw her on tv. Even though it was a first round match, the media covered it bc she played Jana Novotna (from memory I could be wrong). You could see a future champion at that time, she was so powerful.

Then came Serena.

Boy, this rediculously curvy athletic body, huge assets, blonde black girl walking around the tennis court like a superheroin, I immediately favored Serena over Venus, how many of you guys had the same thing ? I'm curious.

frontier
Jul 20th, 2007, 11:54 PM
I love Serena for her never say die attitude,she represents normal sized women around the world who have been called fat.Her positive attitude is inspirational.
I became a big fan when she won the French Open 2002,I still remember the way she threw her racket lifted her arms smiled with so much sincere joy it really was contagious.

:inlove:
Jul 21st, 2007, 12:55 PM
I became a fan of the Williams sisters but Serena in particular at Wimbledon 2000, I thought they were both so amazing, and their semi was :worship: I was a 12 year boy and Serena was a beautiful 18 year old girl. I've loved her ever since.

I love her style of game, her attitute, her story, what she stands for, her personality, her legacy, the whole package. I was introduced to that, and tennis at Wimbledon 2000, I've never looked back since :)

By the way, Im so jealous of all you guys who have seen her play, or seen her in person. TeamWilliams why didn't you go and speak to her? :lol: So jealous. I will hopefully go to Wimbleodn next year though, and make a point of trying to see her in one of the early matches.

Nice story.
But that semi was HIDEOUS. :p :rolls:

Calypso
Jul 26th, 2007, 06:57 AM
I became a fan of Serena's in 1997/98 the moment I heard my fave Venus had a little sister.
It was so exciting. Now I would have two Williamses to support!
I remember the early days when ranked really low, she beat an impressive number of top ten players. She clearly woudn't just be the little Sister!

Other early memories include the weekend both she and Venus won titles on the same day, I think Serena won the Gaz de France and Venus Oklahoma.

Other random early Serena memories:her A.O (?3rd round) match with Venus in 98, they looked so happy and supportive of each other, how close she came to beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario at Roland Garros one year, and her excitng win over Graf at Indian Wells in 1999. That was my first thrilling Serena Final.

But the most exciting of her early wins for me was at the 1999 US Open. Almost every Serena match was a nerve-wracking 3-setter, I recall her playing exciting 3-set wins over Seles and a barn-burner against Davenport when she won 6-4 in the third set, achieving the decisive break off a lucky net cord!!! Phew, she was in the final and was to face Hingis, who had handed Venus a painful defeat. Serena had to win at all costs,family pride was at stake! Plus she had had an exchange of words with the Hingis camp and after Martina said the Williamses have 'big mouths', Serena said Hingis speaks without thought because she lacked a formal education:lol: . Boy, do I miss those days!

I missed a big birthday party to stay at home and watch the '99 USO Final, my friends thought I was crazy lol! But how could I miss this once in a life time oppotunity? Serena's first slam final was a must-see event!

I still recall her reaction on match point after the tough final, where she had to be at her athletic best against the incredibly consistent Hingis, flying around the court in her yellow Puma dress, beads clacking in the wind. Importantly, as ever, she served well throughout the match and had chances to close it out 6-3 in the second to avoid the tense tie-break, understandably felling some nerves.
The ups and downs from '00 to '01, the incredible run from '02 to '03, the catsuit:drool: ..., the thrilling comeback against Clijsters from 1-5 down to reach the '03 A.O final...

This year at the A.O, when I thought I was over being nervous during Serena's matches, I was shocked to find my hands shaking as she clawed past Shahar Peer and Nadia Petrova with wins that showed she could still dig deep and never give up!

After the Petrova win, I sat on the same spot for the rest of the tournament ( I know its silly, but it seemed to work;) ). I was almost laughing as she took Maria apart in the final!

To cut a long story short, I've had a wonderful time being a Serena fan and love her for her lively, exuberant personality, her explosive game, incredible intensity, and she seems to be a genuinely nice person that makes me laugh with her many memorable funny quotes.

TENNISLOVE118
Aug 21st, 2007, 03:26 PM
I became a Serena and Venus fan in 02 i think i was only 8 or 9 then LOL, the reason is because they were so good and idk just maybe because also they are African Americnas, but anyway they haven a great 07 i think:wavey:

Miss Carl
Sep 11th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Me and Serena go back to '99 when beat my girl Steffi at Indian Well. After that I was like later for you Stef cuz Serena was now my #1. :cool:

Watching
Sep 23rd, 2007, 03:44 PM
I saw Venus first with her beads at Wimbledon on the Tv. Then Serena came along in 02 playing with her in the doubles and taking the singles. I was a fan from then on. I just love her first-strike tennis when she is playing well.

doni1212
Sep 23rd, 2007, 09:49 PM
I became a fan of Serena's in 1997/98 the moment I heard my fave Venus had a little sister.
It was so exciting. Now I would have two Williamses to support!
I remember the early days when ranked really low, she beat an impressive number of top ten players. She clearly woudn't just be the little Sister!

Other early memories include the weekend both she and Venus won titles on the same day, I think Serena won the Gaz de France and Venus Oklahoma.

Other random early Serena memories:her A.O (?3rd round) match with Venus in 98, they looked so happy and supportive of each other, how close she came to beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario at Roland Garros one year, and her excitng win over Graf at Indian Wells in 1999. That was my first thrilling Serena Final.

But the most exciting of her early wins for me was at the 1999 US Open. Almost every Serena match was a nerve-wracking 3-setter, I recall her playing exciting 3-set wins over Seles and a barn-burner against Davenport when she won 6-4 in the third set, achieving the decisive break off a lucky net cord!!! Phew, she was in the final and was to face Hingis, who had handed Venus a painful defeat. Serena had to win at all costs,family pride was at stake! Plus she had had an exchange of words with the Hingis camp and after Martina said the Williamses have 'big mouths', Serena said Hingis speaks without thought because she lacked a formal education:lol: . Boy, do I miss those days!

I missed a big birthday party to stay at home and watch the '99 USO Final, my friends thought I was crazy lol! But how could I miss this once in a life time oppotunity? Serena's first slam final was a must-see event!

I still recall her reaction on match point after the tough final, where she had to be at her athletic best against the incredibly consistent Hingis, flying around the court in her yellow Puma dress, beads clacking in the wind. Importantly, as ever, she served well throughout the match and had chances to close it out 6-3 in the second to avoid the tense tie-break, understandably felling some nerves.
The ups and downs from '00 to '01, the incredible run from '02 to '03, the catsuit:drool: ..., the thrilling comeback against Clijsters from 1-5 down to reach the '03 A.O final...

This year at the A.O, when I thought I was over being nervous during Serena's matches, I was shocked to find my hands shaking as she clawed past Shahar Peer and Nadia Petrova with wins that showed she could still dig deep and never give up!

After the Petrova win, I sat on the same spot for the rest of the tournament ( I know its silly, but it seemed to work;) ). I was almost laughing as she took Maria apart in the final!

To cut a long story short, I've had a wonderful time being a Serena fan and love her for her lively, exuberant personality, her explosive game, incredible intensity, and she seems to be a genuinely nice person that makes me laugh with her many memorable funny quotes.

Aww, I love this story.

KennyChante4ever
Sep 29th, 2007, 11:39 AM
I became a fan when Serena beat Steffi (my favorite) in the Indian Wells final. I just love Serena's determination. :)

tennisskirt59
Oct 9th, 2007, 10:53 PM
I have been a fan of Serena and Venus for forever .I remember the first time I saw them play I was hooked. Serena beat hingis in 1999 :bounce: :bounce: awesome.They have been through so much and never respected by the majority or the commentaters and they have been the classest women on tour.But you know what they don't need their respect,turns out not having it makes them more eager to prove their worth on the court and in their business and life outside of tennis.

steph73
Dec 11th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Hi guys, can anyone tell me if Serena had nicknames when she started out?

Sir Stefwhit
Dec 15th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Hi guys, can anyone tell me if Serena had nicknames when she started out?

Us fans have tons of nicknames for her, but her family nickname is MAMMA SMASH. (FYI Venus' is "Ace")

Destiny
Dec 15th, 2007, 01:44 PM
i never really liked tennis, found it was too much for an up your ass sport
put when i was watching maimi 07 i was like thats serena she losing and i started to shake
and i couldn't sit still for two seconds because she was losing
i nearly cried at the way she clawwed her way back an beat justine
ever since then have been hooked like a fish
serena made my go through so many emotion i couldn't not stay with her and become a fan
love venus too
williams forever

steph73
Dec 18th, 2007, 06:28 AM
Us fans have tons of nicknames for her, but her family nickname is MAMMA SMASH. (FYI Venus' is "Ace")

hello Stefwhit, thanks, that's a nice nickname as well :-)
could you give me a few of her US fans' as well? I'm really curious, people usually come up with the funniest stuff...

dali
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
Hiya guys :wavey:

i have started to like tennis since last year only and because of my sister :lol: she is obsessed with tennis :p Australian Open 2007 was the first time i saw Serena playing. I know its :help: but i wasn't interested in tennis before :shrug: hmmm i loved her match against Shahar (right spelling? :o) what a fighter :D

and i have become Venus fan since Wimbledon :lol:

i want to know both of them better :bounce:

all of my current favourites i started to watch only from last year :p

Denise4925
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:25 PM
i never really liked tennis, found it was too much for an up your ass sport
put when i was watching maimi 07 i was like thats serena she losing and i started to shake
and i couldn't sit still for two seconds because she was losing
i nearly cried at the way she clawwed her way back an beat justine
ever since then have been hooked like a fish
serena made my go through so many emotion i couldn't not stay with her and become a fan
love venus too
williams forever

OMG you missed when they reigned supreme. :sad: I hope you can get some of the videos of their matches before '07, but you will have missed all of the excitement leading up to and during the matches.

Denise4925
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
Hiya guys :wavey:

i have started to like tennis since last year only and because of my sister :lol: she is obsessed with tennis :p Australian Open 2007 was the first time i saw Serena playing. I know its :help: but i wasn't interested in tennis before :shrug: hmmm i loved her match against Shahar (right spelling? :o) what a fighter :D

and i have become Venus fan since Wimbledon :lol:

i want to know both of them better :bounce:

all of my current favourites i started to watch only from last year :p


You guys have just missed so much.

dybbuk
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:21 PM
2004 Wimbledon. At the time I hated Maria, and wanted Serena to bitchslap her for beating Lindsay. :o I've been a fan since. :)

Venus&Serena
Jan 29th, 2008, 01:09 AM
:wavey: Ive been a fan since she played Venus in the 2001 usopen final. The same moment I became a Venus fan and a tennis fan! :D

Dodoboy.
Jan 29th, 2008, 06:04 PM
i am new aswell only at WImbledon last year i started:(

Lilowannabe
Feb 22nd, 2008, 12:25 PM
I became a fan around Wimbledon 2002. I loved both sisters, they were like superheros of the tennis court (especially Serena) But i became a die hard serena fan after AO 2003. SERENA SLAM.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 22nd, 2008, 03:33 PM
welcome :wavey: nice to have you :)
are you a crazy as hell serena fan?? :fiery: if so put it in the siggy ;)

Renalicious
Apr 14th, 2008, 10:10 AM
I can't believe I haven't posted here...

I became a fan of Vee and Ree since a long time ago, like 2001. But I only REALLY became a fan of Serena in 2005 and I only REALLY REALLY REALLY became a crazy as hell Serena fan at the 2007 AO. I remember I was really sad about going back to school but Serena's progress in the tourney really made my day and serves as inspiration.

Destiny
Apr 14th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Can relate^^^^
Serena results can really effect my day :)

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Since we've got 20+ people lurking about in this forum you might as well take this opportunity to share your story with us all.

Did we get any new fans today, don't be shy tell your story.

(I feel like a preacher opening the doors of the church for people to join..lol)

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:38 PM
lol lol...preach it rev. stefwhit LOL

doni1212
Apr 19th, 2008, 12:05 AM
:haha:

iheartjelenaj
May 23rd, 2008, 04:11 AM
:wavey:

Hi. I've been on this forum for a while now and only now stumbled upon this thread. Thought I'd share my story...

For me, tennis began with the Williams sisters. I only had a vague idea about the sport and before Venus and Serena, I did not know any of the players' names, the places, or anything else tennis fans would find important. From 2000-2003, during "Serena Slam" and them being the top players, I still did not get into tennis, but I became aware of their presence and their importance in leading American tennis.

When I think about it, I regret not being a fan sooner because I am sure I would have been ecstatic when Venus and Serena met during the Grand Slam finals.

Serena at AO 2007 was emotional to watch, because I did not know any background info when I was watching the final against Sharapova. I got caught up because of what the commentators were saying, and the more I heard, the more I cheered for Serena. They kept mentioning her not being a seeded player (I did not know what that meant at the time), the loss of one of her sisters (I did not know she had more than one), and her health, among other things. And her acceptance speech was just again, very emotional, and I just wanted to give her a hug. I think that's when I became a Serena fan.

I guess I consider myself a 'late bloomer' in becoming a tennis fan, since I only really got interested in tennis during Wimbledon 2007, when I saw Venus going through the rounds and winning it for the fourth time in her career. And then at USO, I became a JJ fan from her QF match against Venus, during which I rooted for Venus to win but then after JJ's personality and charm was just so disarming I couldn't help but like her.

JJ's my favorite women's tennis player, but Venus and Serena will always be special to me, and I consider them to have changed women's tennis forever and they are the ones who ushered in a new era.

doni1212
May 23rd, 2008, 04:26 AM
Aww, that was so beautifully written and well stated. Thanks for that, :hug:

iheartjelenaj
May 23rd, 2008, 04:51 AM
:) Thanks doni! I read through the pages and they're all interesting. I like it that there's a thread like this where ppl can share their stories.

serenus_2k8
May 23rd, 2008, 09:27 AM
Great story! I think its similar for a lot of fans, that the more they hear about the sisters, the closer they feel, and the more they cheer for them!

Destiny
May 23rd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Nice story

Your not a late bloomer coz that was about the time i got stuck into tennis

Monirena Wiles
May 29th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Hello everybody,

I am one of the few people who likes both Martina Hingis and Serena Williams. I started getting into Serena when she would always play Jennifer Capriatti. There matches against each other were so fun and exciting, just like the Venus and Hingis matches were. I miss those really fun and intense rivalries. Now of days there aren't any real exciting rivalries except for maybe Venus/Jankovic and Serena/Sharapova. Even though I do not like Justine I will miss her matches with Serena. I like a lot of other players, but Serena is always the most exciting. Her matches have highs and lows and lots of drama. In terms of entertainment, no one can compare to Serena. I have been lurking in this thread for years so I finally wanted to introduce myself and share my story. You guys all seem like a close bunch of people who are not at as bad as people in the General Message boards all make you seem like.

Olórin
May 29th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Hello everybody,

I am one of the few people who likes both Martina Hingis and Serena Williams. I started getting into Serena when she would always play Jennifer Capriatti. There matches against each other were so fun and exciting, just like the Venus and Hingis matches were. I miss those really fun and intense rivalries. Now of days there aren't any real exciting rivalries except for maybe Venus/Jankovic and Serena/Sharapova. Even though I do not like Justine I will miss her matches with Serena. I like a lot of other players, but Serena is always the most exciting. Her matches have highs and lows and lots of drama. In terms of entertainment, no one can compare to Serena. I have been lurking in this thread for years so I finally wanted to introduce myself and share my story. You guys all seem like a close bunch of people who are not at as bad as people in the General Message boards all make you seem like.

Thanks :lol:

Well you can also count me as someone who like Serena and Hingis. I would not say I am a massive fan of Martina the person, but I love the tennis player and always used to make an effort to watch her matches :wavey:

I agree about the rivalries too. Jankovic vs. the Williams Sisters are the only great ones that springs to mind.

Serena vs. Sharapova is a good "rivalry" - in the drama when they play. Both want to kill the other one it seems :lol;

Destiny
May 29th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Hello everybody,

I am one of the few people who likes both Martina Hingis and Serena Williams. I started getting into Serena when she would always play Jennifer Capriatti. There matches against each other were so fun and exciting, just like the Venus and Hingis matches were. I miss those really fun and intense rivalries. Now of days there aren't any real exciting rivalries except for maybe Venus/Jankovic and Serena/Sharapova. Even though I do not like Justine I will miss her matches with Serena. I like a lot of other players, but Serena is always the most exciting. Her matches have highs and lows and lots of drama. In terms of entertainment, no one can compare to Serena. I have been lurking in this thread for years so I finally wanted to introduce myself and share my story. You guys all seem like a close bunch of people who are not at as bad as people in the General Message boards all make you seem like.

:haha:

Nice to welcome you to this section of the site :hearts: :kiss:

SOA_MC
Jun 17th, 2008, 02:24 AM
I'll keep it short and simple I've only been a Serena fan for a short time since AO 07 it was during AO 07 she won me over. It was at this tournament I saw Serena's true character I was impressed with how she carried herself after her sisters murder and with some of the crap she received in the press here about her weight.


XlVZG1h3gA8

don28
Jun 17th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Ok I'm Doni's brother and all she loves is serena and I decided to be a fan of serena after the french open and I think she is a great tennis player and she has potential she also in better than sharapova and one more thing GO SERENA

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 17th, 2008, 02:50 AM
hi don!!!!

BDS let me be the first to introduce you to my part of the forum :wavey: lol

don28
Jun 17th, 2008, 02:57 AM
hi don!!!!

BDS let me be the first to introduce you to my part of the forum :wavey: lol

My brother joined today to but he is a sharapova fan BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

don28
Jun 17th, 2008, 03:03 AM
If wasn't for wimbledon I wouldn't have joined so soon

doni1212
Jun 17th, 2008, 03:20 AM
:lol:
I love my little brother, lol!

So guys, my two brothers joined tonight and one is a Serena fan, (don28) and the other is a Sharapova fan (d_crawford3), :cuckoo:

And welcome BDS, just like you welcomed me in Ana's forum, :hug:

Destiny
Jun 17th, 2008, 08:59 AM
Thats so cool you have someone to share your love with Serena with :awww:

What happen to the other one he went to the dark side :lol:

Welcome don :):wavey:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 17th, 2008, 11:21 AM
doni wasn't able to save him....get out the holy water!!!

Destiny
Jun 17th, 2008, 12:02 PM
:lol:

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 17th, 2008, 02:19 PM
doni1212: Hmm.. I need to find a way to have more influence on those damn Serena polls. I got it, I'll create two brand new aliasis. Let's see, one will share my love for Serena, so I'll make him a male version of me. The other one will be my total opposite and love Masha. My greatest creations yet, don28, and doni2.0 ...lol

You know I'm just teasin' and be silly... lol

Seriously though, welcome aboard don28. We all have mad love for doni1212 so by association we've got mad love for you. We'll all be going frantic in another week, so get ready for the madness; it's just about Serena time!!!!

Dodoboy.
Jun 17th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Aww!

Mini doni :awww:

Sharapova fan :fiery: Not too impressed!

You should be brain-washing everyone in your house. Sorry Kimmy i am all out of holy water :(
Went to Pova's forum this morning :lol:

BDS :smooch:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 17th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Aww!

Mini doni :awww:

Sharapova fan :fiery: Not too impressed!

You should be brain-washing everyone in your house. Sorry Kimmy i am all out of holy water :(
Went to Pova's forum this morning :lol:

BDS :smooch:

lmao!!! :haha: :haha:

don28
Jun 17th, 2008, 08:14 PM
YEA My Bro Donus Said Sharapova Looks Better Than Serena Reply If You Think He's Smokeing

Dodoboy.
Jun 17th, 2008, 08:28 PM
:haha:

Has he gone to the Pova forum then?

I need some new stock :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 18th, 2008, 01:02 AM
he's smoking lol

Destiny
Jun 18th, 2008, 11:27 AM
He gave me a good rep coz i said i loved Kanye which i do

So i like him even though he wants to be part of the maria mafia :p

Renalicious
Jun 21st, 2008, 03:00 PM
Lmao. :lol:

don28
Jun 23rd, 2008, 02:20 AM
Yea Donus is in love with kanye

FUNKYJ
Jul 12th, 2008, 09:15 PM
I started watching tennis at the age of 15;it was when Serena defeated Venus in the 2002 Wimbledon Final-that was the first match i saw.I not only fell in love with them because they had game and was exciting to watch,but because they looked different from the rest of the field.You get tired of seeing all whites in womens tennis,and the same goes for the NBA where there's mostly Blacks and the NHL where there are mostly whites.You want to see some diversity in each sport and Serena and Venus brought that to the womens tennis game.




My worry now is can they get to double digits in Grand Slam singles titles to seal their legendary status.Serena has 8 Grand Slams and Venus have 7.I know they both have the game to win 4-5 more each,but their off court interest is a distraction ,and winning a Grand Slam every two years isn't gonna cut it when you're 28 and 26 years of age.I feel Venus can win 2 to 3 more Wimbledons in the next 5 years and 1 hard court or clay court Slam.



Martina Navratilova won her last Grand Slam at the age of 34,and Chris Evert,Jimmy Connors,and Billie Jean King all won their last Grand Slams at 31-in their early 30's,and with these tennis stars having treatment to keep them in good shape nowadays,i feel they both can play at a high level for the next 5-6 years and win more Slams.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:33 PM
welcome to our forum funkyj :wavey:

heart
Jul 23rd, 2008, 06:08 PM
from this year's miami final :bounce:
and still loving serena :dance:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 23rd, 2008, 07:18 PM
:wavey: hi heart :wavey:





wrong person in your avy :ras: :p

serenus_2k8
Jul 23rd, 2008, 09:32 PM
Hello new fans :D :D :D

Nice to meet you, congrats on seeing the light :worship:

heart
Jul 23rd, 2008, 09:35 PM
:wavey: hi heart :wavey:





wrong person in your avy :ras: :p

:lol:
haha..what can i say i like jj too :p
thanks for the welcome :hug:

Destiny
Jul 23rd, 2008, 10:29 PM
New Fans who like Jj ?? :inlove:

Welcome all :wavey:

heart
Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:44 PM
New Fans who like Jj ?? :inlove:

Welcome all :wavey:

who also likes amelie & caro too..and of course serena:D :bounce:
thanks :kiss:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:47 PM
we don't like jj in here sorry :ras: plz leave and never return





:p

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:48 PM
anyone here who loves serena AND ana :hearts:

doni1212
Jul 24th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Me of course Kimmy!! You knew that, :lol:

SOA_MC
Jul 24th, 2008, 02:43 AM
anyone here who loves serena AND ana :hearts:

:wavey:

But it's not a popular combination around here:unsure:

Destiny
Jul 24th, 2008, 08:06 AM
who also likes amelie & caro too..and of course serena:D :bounce:
thanks :kiss:

Of course ::hearts::angel:

:devil: Anyone who likes ANA should :ras::p

serenus_2k8
Jul 24th, 2008, 10:33 AM
I like watching all the top 20 players tbh, particularly when its seed vs seed :drool:

But when it comes down to a top anything vs a WS, I hate them intensely until they are soundly defeated and sent packing :wavey:

And if one of them dares beat Ree or Vee...well....:weirdo:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 24th, 2008, 12:17 PM
I like watching all the top 20 players tbh, particularly when its seed vs seed :drool:

But when it comes down to a top anything vs a WS, I hate them intensely until they are soundly defeated and sent packing :wavey:

And if one of them dares beat Ree or Vee...well....:weirdo:

:armed: i know that feeling...although i think i'm like that even when vee beats ree :unsure:


Me of course Kimmy!! You knew that, :lol:

:wavey:

But it's not a popular combination around here:unsure:

i know...i think we are the only ones...:scared: glad i have you two!!! so i can gang up on *ahem* :devil:

serenus_2k8
Jul 24th, 2008, 01:20 PM
:armed: i know that feeling...although i think i'm like that even when vee beats ree :unsure:


i know...i think we are the only ones...:scared: glad i have you two!!! so i can gang up on *ahem* :devil:

:haha: :hug: Vee gets a special pass in my eyes since they're sisters.

I'm sorta split, because though I like to watch the big players playing in a match, I hate to see them scooping up points and increasing the lead/decreasing the gap on Vee&Ree.

So if Ree loses in a tourny, I want a small name to surprise everyone so that them getting the points doesnt really affect the WS, but when they aren't in the event I would rather see a big player win :scared:

I dunno how to explain it :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 24th, 2008, 01:45 PM
i can understand it lol lol....although i don't care if they are in the draw or not, jj must lose :ras:

serenus_2k8
Jul 24th, 2008, 02:04 PM
i can understand it lol lol....although i don't care if they are in the draw or not, jj must lose :ras:

:lol: I change opinions of JJ everytime I see her :haha:

One sec I'm like 'Oh shes funny, what a nice girl' and the next I'm like 'Die Bitch :armed:'

I think on court she really grates on me, but off court she has more personality than the likes of... Maria, Elena D etc.

Destiny
Jul 24th, 2008, 03:40 PM
I like watching all the top 20 players tbh, particularly when its seed vs seed :drool:

But when it comes down to a top anything vs a WS, I hate them intensely until they are soundly defeated and sent packing :wavey:

And if one of them dares beat Ree or Vee...well....:weirdo:

So do i :):lol:

serenus_2k8
Jul 24th, 2008, 04:03 PM
So do i :):lol:

:haha: Its funny how a fistpump or a grin towards their camp makes me absolutely crazy. Im watching like 'Who the hell do they think they are?' When its a perfectly normal/justifiable action but I take it very personally :angel: :lol:

youizahoe
Jul 24th, 2008, 04:56 PM
I like jelena jankovic more :spit: :haha:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 24th, 2008, 06:21 PM
:lol: I change opinions of JJ everytime I see her :haha:

One sec I'm like 'Oh shes funny, what a nice girl' and the next I'm like 'Die Bitch :armed:'

I think on court she really grates on me, but off court she has more personality than the likes of... Maria, Elena D etc.

i think the only person i never think "die bitch" about is ana LOL :haha: everyone else can piss off at times LOL jj grates me more than a chef and cheese :tape:

doni1212
Jul 25th, 2008, 01:00 AM
:haha: Its funny how a fistpump or a grin towards their camp makes me absolutely crazy. Im watching like 'Who the hell do they think they are?' When its a perfectly normal/justifiable action but I take it very personally :angel: :lol:

I feel the same way!! When they play Serena and they do that, it pisses me the fuck off!!! :mad:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 25th, 2008, 02:34 AM
of course when they do that against serena then it fires her up and then she kills them...and she stares them down like she herself is saying "die bitch" :haha: i love it when ree looks at people like that :hearts:

Destiny
Jul 25th, 2008, 08:33 AM
The evil bitch stare :lol: Love it :hearts:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 25th, 2008, 02:53 PM
masha gets it a lot :hearts: hopefully she doesn't do it to ana :awww:

Destiny
Jul 25th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Serena has a special place in her heart for Masha the stare's she gives her is like by looking at her Masha could die :lol:

I hope too like you teamwilliams that Ana replace's Masha but that will never happen :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 25th, 2008, 05:56 PM
no no....ana will not replace masha...at least i hope not :awww:

Destiny
Jul 25th, 2008, 06:50 PM
I do :devil:

When Pova retries at the age of 25 and Ana and Serena are still playing :devil:

SOA_MC
Jul 25th, 2008, 07:40 PM
I do :devil:

When Pova retries at the age of 25 and Ana and Serena are still playing :devil:

Serena can death stare Ana all she wants if it means Pova is retired:hehehe:

Destiny
Jul 25th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Serena can death stare Ana all she wants if it means Pova is retired:hehehe:

:ras: :devil:

Monirena Wiles
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Is it wrong to say I'm more of a fan when she wins? I guess it's more that I'm more proud to be a fan when she wins.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:53 AM
Is it wrong to say I'm more of a fan when she wins? I guess it's more that I'm more proud to be a fan when she wins.

It's called being a fair weather fan. :wavey: That's a brave thing to say around these parts.

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:57 AM
:lol: I change opinions of JJ everytime I see her :haha:

One sec I'm like 'Oh shes funny, what a nice girl' and the next I'm like 'Die Bitch :armed:'

I think on court she really grates on me, but off court she has more personality than the likes of... Maria, Elena D etc.

:lol: I feel the same, but I'm hating her more and more on and off court these days. :lol:

I don't really have anything against Ana...yet. :devil:

I think I still hate Justine more than anyone, but that will probably fade with time, as it did with Martina Hingis. :p

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2008, 03:58 AM
of course when they do that against serena then it fires her up and then she kills them...and she stares them down like she herself is saying "die bitch" :haha: i love it when ree looks at people like that :hearts:

:lol: Me too and when she hits a fantastic winner and says with all her might..."COME ON!!!!!!"

Denise4925
Sep 13th, 2008, 04:00 AM
Serena can death stare Ana all she wants if it means Pova is retired:hehehe:

A-Rad, I didn't recognize you. :lol:

Renalicious
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Why are there so many Sharapova fans in the Serena board now. :sobbing:

I hate Mauresmo more than anyone else. :) The old-hotmess journeywoman should retire already.

Destiny
Sep 13th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Shut up :ras: :p

e.kelly
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:38 PM
I like Serena simply because she is the best and has an amazing fighting spirit

doni1212
Sep 13th, 2008, 04:07 PM
:lol: I feel the same, but I'm hating her more and more on and off court these days. :lol:

I don't really have anything against Ana...yet. :devil:

I think I still hate Justine more than anyone, but that will probably fade with time, as it did with Martina Hingis. :p

Yeah, I can't stand Jelena either. And I love Ana!!! She's like my second favorite, and Venus is slightly behind or tied with her on my list.
The hate of Justine will fade unless she comes back, :lol: :devil:
I still don't like Hingis, lol.

serenus_2k8
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:15 PM
I am pretty much indifferent to all players as they are so boring compared to Ree and Vee :shrug:

Anyone who has beaten em recently or has a positive H2H over them is hated until things are corrected.

VishaalMaria
Sep 17th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I only really followed tennis in 2005, and I started following and liking Serena since her win over Maria at the 2005 Australian Open. They both went at it, gave it their all, and the way Serena fought in that match, fending off three match points [two of those were winners] was amazing; Maria didn't choke, Serena took that win away from her.

Serena just has this amazing aura about her, and the words "Serena Williams" just does something for me; it evokes excitement and fight.

Usually players try and fight when they are down in a match ala Maria and Justine and usually succeed because their opponents end up choking, but with Serena it's more natural, more substance, just more self believe. Which is evidence by how she can fight back, match points down, against the best [Kim AO 03, Maria at the AO 05, Justine in Miami 2007, Venus in Bangalore 08].

Denise4925
Sep 17th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I only really followed tennis in 2005, and I started following and liking Serena since her win over Maria at the 2005 Australian Open. They both went at it, gave it their all, and the way Serena fought in that match, fending off three match points [two of those were winners] was amazing; Maria didn't choke, Serena took that win away from her.

Serena just has this amazing aura about her, and the words "Serena Williams" just does something for me; it evokes excitement and fight.

Usually players try and fight when they are down in a match ala Maria and Justine and usually succeed because their opponents end up choking, but with Serena it's more natural, more substance, just more self believe. Which is evidence by how she can fight back, match points down, against the best [Kim AO 03, Maria at the AO 05, Justine in Miami 2007, Venus in Bangalore 08].

:yeah: And Vee and Jelena at the US Open.

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:00 PM
indeed zadent....you can be guaranteed that ree won't need errors from her opponent to win the match even if she was making a boatload of errors and was down...she has that ability to turn off that form completely in a match and win from some of the most impossible positions (5-1 down vs Kim anyone) and start hitting winners galore...with the others i think they just clean up their games, keep holding serve, doing nothing major in the match and just wait for the choke...and if and when the choke does come they are seen as mentally tough :bs: and then when the choke doesn't come and they lose, it was just a "blip" on the radar :rolleyes:

not taking anything away from jh (well yea i am in a way but who cares), in almost all her matches from QF of the US Open till YEC she benefited from all her opponents handing her matches....especially during that european swing where dani "chokesalotbuteatsseldom" hantuchova and tati "ificouldchokeonmyankleiprobablywouldtokeepitallaso ne" golovin had her for the taking and as soon as winning the match came near they both just shut down...same thing in sydney this year with those 3 set chokes from everyone...but oh well...

anyways!!!!! winnerena is back (hopefully for good) and that's all i care about :D

Denise4925
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:15 PM
As long as I live, I'll never forget her vs. Kim at AO '03 in the semis. I thought for sure she was done for. Kim had matchpoint at 5-3 and somehow Serena came back. I remember sitting there watching and thinking, oh well, at least Venus will be in the final. Before I knew it, Serena had broken serve, held, broke, held and won. :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:13 AM
amazing times!!!!! and some more are ahead!!!! 2009 :hearts:

BlameSerena
Jan 17th, 2009, 01:07 PM
amazing times!!!!! and some more are ahead!!!! 2009 :hearts:

the 03 oz open final is when i became a true fan for life, forever, no matter what. i had always loved v&s and watched them in the slams (like the USO, saw all of serena's wins including '99 uso, never really followed the tier Is or IIs), but 03 is when i fell in love (no homo) with Serena. it was a great match and what she had just achieved i really didn't get it at that time. i was about sixteen with no real breath of this sport, just being honest.

i then followed serena everywhere (and vee too), but i just took such a liking to how serena was on court, to her power, her fashion, her whit, and her unapologetic nature. she's so real with her emotions, win or lose and i cannot fault her for that.

since that point i've bought dvds of their other matches, books, etc. to see what i missed out on when i wasn't playing close attention to serena. for me, she is the greatest ever. her determination and killer instinct are unmatched. she's a mental giant. and her "don't give a f--k" attitude makes me like her all the more lol i'm so much more into tennis than i thought i ever could be. i even play, now. for this I BLAME SERENA.

for 09, i want her to prove herself (yes she's won 9 slams but still has to prove herself) again as a pure and utterly devastating dominant force, perhaps the most dominant and intriguing player ever. so as the haters keep trying to figure it out...how she wins but doesn't train, or has businesses that aren't related to tennis, or that she has a life which prevents her from playing 25 tournaments a year....i will just sit back and enjoy the show as serena does her thing, all the while winning slams.

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 17th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Thanks for sharing your story with us BlameSerena and welcome to our "Serena family"!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 17th, 2009, 06:25 PM
let's all blame serena :worship:

BlameSerena
Jan 18th, 2009, 11:17 AM
Thanks for sharing your story with us BlameSerena and welcome to our "Serena family"!

You guys are too funny. Thanks for reading it, It was extra long...and thanks for the welcome too!:)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Welcome BlameSerena :hug:

You seem like a 'rider! So, strap in, because it's a tough ride, and there'll be lots of tough times, but the HIGHS are UNMATCHED! :yeah:

Noctis
Jan 18th, 2009, 06:52 PM
2003 love at 1st sight shes the reason I Lov tennis :hearts:

Nemo_Kool
Jan 18th, 2009, 07:36 PM
i wannnna c serena win biggggggg again Sept seems like yearssss agooo :(

Olórin
Jan 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM
i wannnna c serena win biggggggg again Sept seems like yearssss agooo :(

Me too. I have seen very little passion since then. Serena's passion is one of the things which keeps me hooked.

Flawless
Jan 28th, 2009, 04:30 AM
It really started with my sister in 2000. She really got me into Tennis. I remember watching an interview by Richard saying that Serena will be better. I started following Williams’ from that day on. Always been a Serena fan from the highs to the lows and in-between. She is a born fighter and never gives up like today. Countless have I saw her win a match when he was about to lose. One of the greatest Tennis players of all time, secured by that 2007 win at the Australia Open.

V&SWilliams Fan
Jan 28th, 2009, 05:54 AM
I really only became a Serena fan last year. For the most part of her domination I despised her, always loved Venus and didn't like Serena. I thought she was a rude, arrogant, ungrateful, nasty piece of work! lol. But over 2007/2008 I grew fond of her and really noticed she was not the horrible person I made her out to be. And it was not Serena changing but more so my way of thinking and how I changed in my acceptance of her. Now i think SERENA RULZ!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 31st, 2009, 05:54 PM
I became a Serena fan, because she beats everyone else so badly :sobbing:

Black Mamba.
Feb 3rd, 2009, 04:42 AM
I've been a fan since Serena and Vee came on the scene. I saw a little bit of myself in them in that they knew they were good and they weren't afraid to let people know it. Not to mention they didn't just want to beat a player they wanted to beat them so bad that the player lost confidence in their game. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

vml
Feb 3rd, 2009, 04:52 AM
i became fan of her when i went to see her in RG (i live in Paris so it's pratictal to go to RG) against JH in 2003, everybody was against her except me and other few people and i felt so badly for her !

hellas719
Mar 20th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I was raised by my parents that her and Vee were the best:worship:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:17 PM
you're parents are sent by God :worship: one of the most essential lessons of life but yet everyone was not taught












well...serena anyways :p

Olórin
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:01 PM
I was raised by my parents that her and Vee were the best:worship:

Jesus! Respect to your parentals. Wise people :)

hellas719
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:07 PM
^Yep. Too bad they only know like 5 active players:haha:

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 8th, 2009, 04:53 AM
Did Wimbledon get us any new fans- anyone convert over to side of a real Champ?

If not, are there any regular posters who still haven't shared their stories of how they became a Serena fan?

SHARE!!!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jul 8th, 2009, 09:51 AM
I really dont remember how I became a fan of the WS. Its as if I was born with a 'WS Fan' chip in me. It just felt good while supporting them.

rechi
Jul 8th, 2009, 12:33 PM
I'm a Serena fan since the US Open 1999! I think it has been the Quarterfinal - this was the first match i've ever saw of her and just was amazed about this hard hitting young girl. Since then i follow both Serena and Venus...

Avid Merrion
Jul 8th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Wimbledon 2000, adored Serena ever since :)

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 8th, 2009, 02:01 PM
niya and vaidisova28 have to share their stories since they are very recent!!!

Nemo_Kool
Jul 8th, 2009, 03:40 PM
i think the moments you have when ur really reallly reallly happy your a serena fan r important too! like when i stayed up til like 4am to watch Serena ranked 81 trounce the number 1 in Australia has to be one of the best serena fan moments HA!

Justin SW
Jul 31st, 2009, 04:58 AM
^Yep. Too bad they only know like 5 active players:haha:

Quality over Quantity ;)

Serenita
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:09 AM
The first time i saw Venus playing tennis i was in love.

I cant remember what year but she played a French player she was quit known( the French woman, she later wrote a book about her Carrier and bad mouthing the sisters), cant remember her name now. But it was at RO and she played on center court. She lost but she was hitting some bombs. And since then i was in love.
I remember what she was wearing tho, she had a silver dress on, and she wouldn't sit at the change overs. Well that where it all began for me. Then i saw Serena and i made my decision she's my fave. I don't know why but i was just drawn to To Rena.

Stamp Paid
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Hmm.........I thought I'd post! http://wtaworld.com/ubb/tongue.gif

I remember, it was Wombledon 2002. I had just gotten out of school, and was at home chilling, and I saw Venus and Serena being interviewed by Paula Zahn on CNN's American Morning, and they had just competed against eachother at the French Open, and I said "Hey, let me watch." I had known who the Williams Sisters were since they came out, but I didn't know much about them except they were African-American girls who apparently dominated tennis. I guess I had assumed that Venus and Serena were winning every major, all the time. http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/laugh.gifhttp://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif

So I woke up and watched Wimbledon. I don't remember much about specific matches, but at that point I loved both Venus and Serena's physical presence, and I thought it was cool and kinda sexy that Serena had blonde hair. So I watch them dominate Wimbledon, end of story. I'm a fan at this point, but not a fanatic.

Over the summer, I catch every Kournikova match on TV, I caught one Venus match, and noticed a news clip of Serena losing to Chanda Rubin. I saw the look of total disbelief for those 3 seconds after Rubin's match point, and I thought, "Wow, this girl really likes to win!" and then in her post match interview where she said, "You have to play great tennis to beat me," and that utter comfidence and aplomb (another word she taught me, LOL) and I was really leaning toward Serena. For some reasons, Venus' matches didn't really get my attention, they were boring to me, although I wanted her to do well.

Day 1: The US Open, Serena's opening match vs. Morariu. I noticed she had on the leather coat and shorts, and I thought, hmmmm, Whats that? When she took it off and stepped on court, and I saw her in action, she became my favorite then, at that point! http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/drool.gif

Then, the Australian Open 1R cemented her status as my favorite, especially Serena's choice words towards Loit, (I loved that for some reason!) and then her match against Clijsters drove my dedication into the ground. For some reasons, I just could not see Venus as a fighter, and her expressionless play just made me snooze on her. After those two matches, I couldn't even get excited for the final, all my tennis energy was spent. http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif

But thats my story of how I discovered Serena Williams! http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/wavey.gifLOL, I had to go back and look for my original post in here. :lol: Still love her like no other, 7 years later.

serenafann
Oct 9th, 2009, 01:57 AM
i think the moments you have when ur really reallly reallly happy your a serena fan r important too! like when i stayed up til like 4am to watch Serena ranked 81 trounce the number 1 in Australia has to be one of the best serena fan moments HA!

I totally agree. :)

Vstar
Oct 9th, 2009, 06:38 AM
When? in 99 she played mauresmo in france, to take her first title, she was fight and she was only 17.
why?because he character and she's olso vee's junior sister:):)

Vstar
Oct 9th, 2009, 06:40 AM
The first time i saw Venus playing tennis i was in love.

I cant remember what year but she played a French player she was quit known( the French woman, she later wrote a book about her Carrier and bad mouthing the sisters), cant remember her name now. But it was at RO and she played on center court. She lost but she was hitting some bombs. And since then i was in love.
I remember what she was wearing tho, she had a silver dress on, and she wouldn't sit at the change overs. Well that where it all began for me. Then i saw Serena and i made my decision she's my fave. I don't know why but i was just drawn to To Rena.
That looser french woman called nathalie tauziat, she still a ws hatter:fiery::fiery:

Galsen
Oct 9th, 2009, 05:55 PM
well I didn't really know tennis before 2005 but I had internet on my phone and I was lookin' for some results at the AO and I followed Serena's runs and I was so happy to see her win. and when I really really follow tennis was when she came back at Cincinnati

SoClose
Oct 11th, 2009, 03:49 PM
When - 2004 Wimbledon QF vs Capriati
Why - for many reasons

sweetpeas
Oct 11th, 2009, 06:55 PM
No, there's something about Serena. I'm a grown ass 46 year old truly hetrosexual woman who's obsessed with a 25 year old woman. I just want to be close to her, but watching her play is good enough, because I know we'll never be close friends, but that is my desire. Everytime I see her, she puts a smile on my face, no matter what's going on in my life. I can't describe the feeling. It's weird.
__________________


Denise,,I feel that way too!Just love Serena!She's the real deal.

Arnian
Oct 11th, 2009, 09:27 PM
I became a fan of Serena, through one of my best friends and his love for the William sisters. I came to admire and really like her, once I saw her in person for the first time. It was just incredible watching what she was capable of doing on the tennis court and brought a new impression of her for me.

So, I would say through the vision of a friend, I became a bigger fan of hers. Also, with the absence of Justine from my heart of tennis, I had to find other people to put my attention and focus behind :)

Monirena Wiles
Nov 20th, 2009, 09:07 PM
^Not many Justine/Serena fans, you are a rare breed.

oside
Dec 5th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Always been a fan. She's a great athlete, plays hard and is tough in crunch time. Great strokes, terrific movement, awesome power. Fun to watch.

Lulu.
Dec 10th, 2009, 08:59 PM
I could of swore I posted in here some years ago, guess not.

Anywho, I have been a fan of Serena since the 2000 US Open she got me into tennis because prior to that tournament I had never really watched tennis religiously and didn't actively play it myself so I missed the 1999 triumph but knew that she was the defending champion. She instantly became my favorite player because of her outfit that year, the purple/black tie-dye dress and because I loved the way she played her powerful game, her passion and determination on the court and her grunt as well. She has been my favorite player ever since and always will be. No one else comes even close to her.

AkademiQ
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:29 AM
I could of swore I posted in here some years ago, guess not.

Anywho, I have been a fan of Serena since the 2000 US Open she got me into tennis because prior to that tournament I had never really watched tennis religiously and didn't actively play it myself so I missed the 1999 triumph but knew that she was the defending champion. She instantly became my favorite player because of her outfit that year, the purple/black tie-dye dress and because I loved the way she played her powerful game, her passion and determination on the court and her grunt as well. She has been my favorite player ever since and always will be. No one else comes even close to her.


That tie dye outfit, I thought it was the dopest thing ever :lol:

http://www.kidzworld.com/img/upload/article/26024/a9933i1_serenawilliams.jpg http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/910000/images/_910315_williams150.jpg

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 31st, 2010, 12:11 PM
Did her latest slam victories when her over any new fans? Anyone want to step forward and share a story (this is like my Call to the Alter in a baptist church...lol). Don't be shy come on in bond with your fellow Serena lover!!

BlameSerena
Jan 31st, 2010, 12:23 PM
Did her latest slam victories when her over any new fans? Anyone want to step forward and share a story (this is like my Call to the Alter in a baptist church...lol). Don't be shy come on in bond with your fellow Serena lover!!

:lol: Sunday church service...the doors are open.

doni1212
Feb 1st, 2010, 01:10 AM
Did her latest slam victories when her over any new fans? Anyone want to step forward and share a story (this is like my Call to the Alter in a baptist church...lol). Don't be shy come on in bond with your fellow Serena lover!!

:lol: Sunday church service...the doors are open.

:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Ntosake
Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:14 AM
Ok,I'm feeling the spirit,so I will answer the altar call, Brother!:lol:

I became a Serena fan around 2000 or so because of my daughter.

She was one of those crazy as hell Williams fans too,(Venus was her favorite) and whenever either one of them played, she would morph into this hilariously weird person---doing strange things to "help" them win or send positive energy their way--you know the funny stuff we do.

Anyways, I started watching matches with her, reading the tennis board that she belonged to, and before too long, I was sucked into the madness, acting just like her, sometimes worse.:lol:

I liked Venus a lot, but Serena soon became my favorite.(btw, I rolled when I read that thread 'you know you are a Serena fan when...' so thanks, I totally relate.

Next, I joined wtaworld, and it became me and her against the "sane" sports fans in the family, until a couple years ago when one more member migrated over and now they're showing signs of weirdness too, I love it!

BlameSerena
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:18 AM
Ok,I'm feeling the spirit,so I will answer the altar call, Brother!:lol:

I became a Serena fan around 2000 or so because of my daughter.

She was one of those crazy as hell Williams fans too,(Venus was her favorite) and whenever either one of them played, she would morph into this hilariously weird person---doing strange things to "help" them win or send positive energy their way--you know the funny stuff we do.

Anyways, I started watching matches with her, reading the tennis board that she belonged to, and before too long, I was sucked into the madness, acting just like her, sometimes worse.:lol:

I liked Venus a lot, but Serena soon became my favorite.(btw, I rolled when I read that thread 'you know you are a Serena fan when...' so thanks, I totally relate.

Next, I joined wtaworld, and it became me and her against the "sane" sports fans in the family, until a couple years ago when one more member migrated over and now they're showing signs of weirdness too, I love it!
:spit:

:lol: Thank goodness for your daughter. Is she still a fan or does she still belong to a board?

vml
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:41 AM
I became a fan during the FO 2004 but I remember cheering for her during the FO 2002 and FO 2003 but the truth is at the time I was young I would say eight or nine and I only watched her during Roland Garros and after the F0 2004, I became a crazy as hell fan and ever since it's been the same

Ntosake
Feb 3rd, 2010, 07:17 PM
hi BlameSerena:wavey:

Yeah, thank goodness for my daughter-I would have missed out on all the fun.

And while she is still a fan of the Williams, she quit the tennis boards quite sometime ago and I'm the one keeping her informed now.

SWilliams
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:06 AM
First, Thank you for this question
I'm starting to like Serena since 2002, when the revolution in the world of tennis on won 3 Grand Slam means began to gravitate and decided to follow her closely and see how it is strong and talented and I was careful to watch her matches Vs her sister Venus Because their games are in very good and in the high level:)

teamoore
May 6th, 2010, 04:30 PM
I exactly dont remember when but when she was a teen tennis player and natural as general look. Im attracted by her strength, passion and fashion. Im fan of her because She is not only a tennis player also a kind of celebrity. She is like a real showgirl. She knows how to attract attention of the world. And she is too much more than a usual sportswoman. She is abnormal in positive way.

Sir Stefwhit
May 6th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Welcome teamoore and SWilliams! Thanks for all the stories~ I still love reading them all.

I can still remember watching that match against Kim in Indian Wells, she looked so cute with those two big cabbage-patch braids. Just watching her get more determined as that crowd showed their ass and booed her as well as applaud her errors. I was so disgusted and at the same time so taken by this teenage girl. She turned her hurt into emotion she could use on the court~ and from that day the torch was officially passed down and I went from a Steffi fanatic to a Serena fanatic.

I got lucky it's usually not like that. When your favorite player for over 10 years retires you really think you won't have another player that you can support on that level~ but Serena proved that theory wrong.

Now here we are so many years later and I can't see anyone replacing Serena. At best we've got another 5-7 years tops~ then what?? That thought scares me cuz Serena off the tour for just a few months feels like torture, how will I ever cope when she officially retires??? Lucky for us we don't have to worry about that right this second!!!

BuTtErFrEnA
May 6th, 2010, 11:55 PM
you can have st. kim uncle :p

Sir Stefwhit
May 7th, 2010, 02:48 AM
you can have st. kim uncle :p

Someone should do a thread on number twos (or your second favorite player). It's interesting because Kimmie as my second favorite player occupies a big place in my heart and I don't miss any of her matches, and trust~ I'm always rooting for her but still it's just not the same.

Back when I first started watching tennis Chris Evert was my solid number two. When she retired I flirted w/Zina, M.J Fernandez, and Natasha Zvereva but none stood taller than the rest. It wasn't until Iva Majoli came on the scene did I have a real number two. Then she retired and I was in search of a new number two; and again the flirting began, this time w/a whole new set of players: Myskina, Petrova, and, Chanda Rubin. But again none stood out above the rest then Kim ignited that spark in me and...blah blah blah.

Finding a solid second favorite player is almost as hard as finding a favorite...lol But your second, no matter how much love u have for them, can never replace your favorite!

BuTtErFrEnA
May 7th, 2010, 11:45 AM
now we need to get you to see the light about GOATFed :angel: