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Aug 18th, 2004, 10:38 PM
Venus: American Men Are Pin-Heads
Photo By Ron Angle By Adrianna Outlaw

Venus Williams was one of several American players shouting support from the stands to Andy Roddick during his gripping 4-6, 6-3, 9-7 victory over Tommy Haas at the Athens Olympic Games. Williams joined Chanda Rubin, Mardy Fish and Taylor Dent in a spirited show of patriotic support, and when it comes to off-court Olympic activity the two-time U.S. Open champion is vocal in her belief the American men can be pin heads.
An avid Olympic pin collector since her appearance at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where she swept the gold medals in singles and doubles and constructed a pin collection that rivals her trophy collection, Williams revealed her tennis teammates often swarm her in a plea for her precious pins.

"I donít tell them what I get, and when I do get pins ó not all of them, but some of them ó theyíre like sharks," Williams said. "They come and they take the pins that I get because Iím smart enough to get more than one of each country so I can trade them off."

In Athens, Williams has been busy collecting wins in addition to pins. The four-time Grand Slam champion has dropped just three games in her two Olympic wins this week.

The sixth-seeded American, who takes on France's Mary Pierce for a place in the quarterfinals today, said she's started trading pins in quantity to satisfy requests of American teammates, including Fish and twins Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

"But then if I get four, I have to give all of them one. So itís like Iíve got to stay away from them when Iím trading," said Williams, who will sometimes exchange photos with fans in exchange for pins. "Itís so much fun for me!"

Aug 18th, 2004, 10:43 PM
LOL I love Venus. Seems she goes along well with the mens of the American team.

Aug 18th, 2004, 10:45 PM
:( It's time to stop collecting pins Vee, and start collecting more wins.:D Love you though.

Aug 18th, 2004, 10:58 PM
I'm seriously starting to get to depressed....... OK I'm better now. I have my eyes set on USOpen for Vee.......at least semis or finals.

Aug 18th, 2004, 11:02 PM
Venus or Serena will not be playing in the US Open.

??????????? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Aug 18th, 2004, 11:06 PM
I can see Serena not playing but I hope Vee is able to.

Dana Marcy
Aug 18th, 2004, 11:39 PM
:( It's time to stop collecting pins Vee, and start collecting more wins.:D Love you though.

LOL! I love the sister also but she needs to focus on TENNIS and TENNIS ONLY. Enough of this glamorous life sh_t and get down to the business that gave her the glamorous life. :kiss: