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Paneru
Jul 8th, 2005, 04:51 PM
A Message from the Wimbledon Champ

7/8/05 3:04 PM

Hey Yíall!
http://picsrv.venuswilliams.com/?fif=/venuswilliams/img_242_758.jpg&obj=iip,1.0&wid=260&hei=173&rgn=0,0,0,0&cvt=jpeg
Venus stops to sign autographs
for guests at the Champions Ball
© TPL

Hello, everyone! I know, I know, itís been a while since I wrote last, I think before the French Open, boy I have been busy!

As you know, I GOT THE WIMBLEDON TITLE!!!! I am still somewhat in disbelief, every time I think about the tournament my mind turns into jelly and I get tired thinking of all the work that went into it.

What was the difference between this tournament and the rest over the last two years? Just playing one match at a time, it was just that simple. The problem in the past has been that I knew that I could win events and I spent so much time thinking about the next rounds that I got ahead of myself and pressured myself to get the win until it was really just too much pressure to handle! I changed my way of thinking at this last tournament and look what happened! Oh yeah, I looked at a few more balls and stayed down with it and I had only one match when my first serve percentage was below 70%!

The finals match was just like the others, just one match at a time. I did not think about winning or losing just playing. I figured that if I thought too hard about winning or losing, that I would just tighten up. Instead I thought about doing the right things technically on the court, and letting my superb techniques take me to the win (hopefully).

In fact, I spent the whole match down except for the last two minutes. When I got that last break in the third set I knew I had to take my opportunity. I knew that my opoponent could be mentally having a letdown because of the fact that she could not put me away. Also, she had been so close so many times, she was probably a little down in spirit during that last minute or two of the match and I ran away with it.


http://picsrv.venuswilliams.com/?fif=/venuswilliams/img_242_755.jpg&obj=iip,1.0&wid=260&hei=174&rgn=0,0,0,0&cvt=jpeg
Venus celebrates her victory at dinner with friends and family.
© TPL


Anyway, after the match I was so, whatís the word, EXHILARATED! These past two years I was always imagining what it would be like to hold a Grand Slam trophy again, how I would react. To be honest I thought I would cry but I was all smiles and jumps!
I am at Fed Cup now in Moscow, no time for rest and relaxation, although I do need it. Iím tired and I am starting to get aches and pains from no rest. Next week I will get a few days off but have a brutal press schedule leading up to the premiere of the reality show on July 20th. I know you all will be watching!

Peace, V

http://www.venuswilliams.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=198021

whitecamero
Jul 8th, 2005, 04:54 PM
:hearts:

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:05 PM
It's great to hear from Venus :)

40-0
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Wow i dont get ABC FAMILY but i hope that 40-0 gets the reality show on his site!

Veenut
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Oh my goodness I've been waiting to hear from her and she didn't disappoint!!! :hearts: Lots of love to you and see you on tv soon :kiss:

SelesFan70
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:29 PM
and letting my superb techniques take me to the win

Superb? :tape: The last player we had on tour with "superb" technique was Chris Evert.

I think I will use Venus' method of thinking one match, one set, one game, one point, one ball at a time. :D Good luck with the hard court season, Venus E S Williams.

Knizzle
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Superb? :tape: The last player we had on tour with "superb" technique was Chris Evert.

I think I will use Venus' method of thinking one match, one set, one game, one point, one ball at a time. :D Good luck with the hard court season, Venus E S Williams.

Notice she said techniques with an s.

SelesFan70
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:35 PM
Notice she said techniques with an s.

Point taken. I'll assume then she meant her movement and will and her backhand. ;)

Knizzle
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Point taken. I'll assume then she meant her movement and will and her backhand. ;)

First serve, net game, both groundies.

SelesFan70
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:38 PM
First serve, net game, both groundies.

Okay...if you say so. :kiss: She did serve really well the whole tournament, especially against Miss Sharapova!

TF Chipmunk
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Such a happy, jubilant message!

Knizzle
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Okay...if you say so. :kiss: She did serve really well the whole tournament, especially against Miss Sharapova!

Save the kisses for your mother.

safinforlife
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:46 PM
I hope she doesnt get injured she talks about having aches and pains!!!

SelesFan70
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:47 PM
Save the kisses for your mother.

Aw, c'mon... :ras:

SJW
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:01 PM
and on that note im gonna rewatch the semi and part of the final :D

RAA
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:05 PM
how FUN! I can almost "hear" her in this message. I hope she gets some REST!

DA FOREHAND
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Superb? :tape: The last player we had on tour with "superb" technique was Chris Evert.

I think I will use Venus' method of thinking one match, one set, one game, one point, one ball at a time. :D Good luck with the hard court season, Venus E S Williams.


no comment but one more crack like that and i'm gonna put you on blast...

DA FOREHAND
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:11 PM
and on that note im gonna rewatch the semi and part of the final :D
yeah me too but I always start the final w/Venus down 5-6 in the second

GorgeousMe!
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:16 PM
A Message from the Wimbledon Champ

7/8/05 3:04 PM

Hey Yíall!
http://picsrv.venuswilliams.com/?fif=/venuswilliams/img_242_758.jpg&obj=iip,1.0&wid=260&hei=173&rgn=0,0,0,0&cvt=jpeg
Venus stops to sign autographs
for guests at the Champions Ball
© TPL

Hello, everyone! I know, I know, itís been a while since I wrote last, I think before the French Open, boy I have been busy!

As you know, I GOT THE WIMBLEDON TITLE!!!! I am still somewhat in disbelief, every time I think about the tournament my mind turns into jelly and I get tired thinking of all the work that went into it.

What was the difference between this tournament and the rest over the last two years? Just playing one match at a time, it was just that simple. The problem in the past has been that I knew that I could win events and I spent so much time thinking about the next rounds that I got ahead of myself and pressured myself to get the win until it was really just too much pressure to handle! I changed my way of thinking at this last tournament and look what happened! Oh yeah, I looked at a few more balls and stayed down with it and I had only one match when my first serve percentage was below 70%!

The finals match was just like the others, just one match at a time. I did not think about winning or losing just playing. I figured that if I thought too hard about winning or losing, that I would just tighten up. Instead I thought about doing the right things technically on the court, and letting my superb techniques take me to the win (hopefully).

In fact, I spent the whole match down except for the last two minutes. When I got that last break in the third set I knew I had to take my opportunity. I knew that my opoponent could be mentally having a letdown because of the fact that she could not put me away. Also, she had been so close so many times, she was probably a little down in spirit during that last minute or two of the match and I ran away with it.


http://picsrv.venuswilliams.com/?fif=/venuswilliams/img_242_755.jpg&obj=iip,1.0&wid=260&hei=174&rgn=0,0,0,0&cvt=jpeg
Venus celebrates her victory at dinner with friends and family.
© TPL


Anyway, after the match I was so, whatís the word, EXHILARATED! These past two years I was always imagining what it would be like to hold a Grand Slam trophy again, how I would react. To be honest I thought I would cry but I was all smiles and jumps!
I am at Fed Cup now in Moscow, no time for rest and relaxation, although I do need it. Iím tired and I am starting to get aches and pains from no rest. Next week I will get a few days off but have a brutal press schedule leading up to the premiere of the reality show on July 20th. I know you all will be watching!

Peace, V

http://www.venuswilliams.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=198021
Was this really Venus? It's just it sounds a bit 'camp' to me! :D

SelesFan70
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:46 PM
no comment but one more crack like that and i'm gonna put you on blast...

Are you suggesting Stephanie had "superb techniques"?

CoolDude7
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:50 PM
Go vENus =)

V-MAC
Jul 8th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Was this really Venus? It's just it sounds a bit 'camp' to me! :D

:lol: "Camp"??:o :lol: I think that is the wrong word, when I think of camp,Graham Norton springs to mind and well, Vee and Graham.?!.......hmm, nah :eek: :lol:

Anyway, nice words there from Vee :bounce: :bounce:

tennisIlove09
Jul 8th, 2005, 08:01 PM
I LOVE her :hearts: I cant stand it

GorgeousMe!
Jul 8th, 2005, 08:17 PM
:lol: "Camp"??:o :lol: I think that is the wrong word, when I think of camp,Graham Norton springs to mind and well, Vee and Graham.?!.......hmm, nah :eek: :lol:

Anyway, nice words there from Vee :bounce: :bounce:
Exactly. I can't imagine V talking 'camp'. But the poster says she did do dhe must have! Unless I'm naive! :devil:

Veenut
Jul 8th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Was this really Venus? It's just it sounds a bit 'camp' to me! :D

So? Notice this is for her fans and that excludes you right :(

Veenut
Jul 8th, 2005, 10:33 PM
Point taken. I'll assume then she meant her movement and will and her backhand. ;)

What ever it takes for her to win Wimbledon a third time is fine with me. :bounce:

Rocketta
Jul 8th, 2005, 11:21 PM
awww, that was sweet and I love the pics. :yeah:

Interesting, for her to admit a change in philosophy. :D