View Full Version : The best Grand Slam trophy ceremony EVER!

Jun 9th, 2002, 05:03 PM
Once again, VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS achieved another first in tennis history. Not just being the first siblings to play each other twice in a Grand Slam (GS) final and the first to play in a Roland Garros final, but the two who gave tennis the best GS trophy ceremony or any tennis trophy ceremony ever.


We have seen players run up to the stands to be congratulated by loved ones, but never has such a display of good sportsmanship, consideration and love been displayed as when VENUS obtained the camera from her mother to obtain a photo of her younger sister holding her first place trophy.


What a great sight!
Even in defeat, VENUS show why she is a great champion and a wonderful big sister. What a positive legacy these two athletes are going to leave the tennis and sports world. The French will remember this trophy presentation ceremony and the WILLIAMS sisters for many years to come.


And as icing to the cake, SERNA nad VENUS gave part of their acceptance speeches in French as well.


Yet another reason why me and many others are proud to be a WILLIAMS fan.

Jun 9th, 2002, 06:18 PM
My, what joys will Wimbledon hold? :)

Jun 9th, 2002, 06:22 PM
yeah.. i kept on giggling yesterday.. it was so much fun.. can't stop laughing.. i jst knew that they can speak French..

Jun 9th, 2002, 06:25 PM
Did they speak French? :p

Jun 9th, 2002, 06:33 PM
bram_born84 They tried too :D , Right on Tee!:bounce:

Jun 9th, 2002, 06:52 PM
Yeah that's true. We could really laugh "avec them"! :)

Jun 9th, 2002, 06:55 PM
It was wonderful yesterday. I just hope Venus can take Wimbledon.

It is hers;) :wavey:

Jun 9th, 2002, 07:55 PM
VENUS will ThreePeat at Wimbey.

Jun 9th, 2002, 07:58 PM
Now march onto London and let Serena continue her dominance!

Jun 9th, 2002, 08:10 PM
Some people just can"t give these young lady their props.Look at the love they have for each other.Just unbelievable.Venus wins all the time.Just look at her love .She just got the camera,and took pictures of her baby sister.This is the first time for Venus to.But she put that aside ,and took picture"s of her baby sister.I love you VENUS EBONY WILLIAMS.Your in a class by your self.

darren cahill
Jun 9th, 2002, 08:12 PM
I thought the trophy presentation was really funny and quite touching when Venus did that!:)

Jun 9th, 2002, 11:18 PM
Yes, it really was a memorable presentation ceremony, so funny to hear Venus giggling so much when she couldn't get the camera to work at first! But also really sweet that she could forget her own disappointment and enjoy Serena's happiness. Congrats to both girls! :)

Jun 9th, 2002, 11:36 PM
Miss Venus will give the camera to Serena after Venus wins an EPIC 3-Set Final at Wimbledon. :)

Jun 9th, 2002, 11:52 PM
I see a sponsorship my Nikon of Canon coming up real soon as well.

Jun 10th, 2002, 01:01 AM
It was a great trophy ceremony. Venus and Serena bring soooo much to the tennis table. They are so real and not stiff and starchy. How anyone could not have enjoyed the ceremony is beyond me :bounce:

Williams Rulez
Jun 10th, 2002, 03:20 AM
It was a touching ceremony... :)

Jun 10th, 2002, 10:51 AM
Another story on the event.
The picture tells the story of two sisters, and Oracene Williams will always treasure it.
The snapshot, taken by Venus Williams, shows her sister, Serena, the new French Open champion, standing on the podium at Center Court at Roland Garros.

Of the six Grand Slam singles trophies the sisters have won, Oracene Williams is most proud of this year's French Open pictures.

"That's what I'll remember most," she said after her daughters made history as the first sisters to ever play a French Open final.

Serena beat Venus 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in an emotionally draining match for her first Grand Slam victory since the 1999 U.S. Open. The victory also avenged a loss to Venus in the final of last year's Open in Flushing Meadow.

Following the final point, Oracene Williams applauded her daughters. She pointed a finger at Serena, and then pulled out a camera to try to capture the trophy presentation.

Venus glanced at her mother, then jogged to the stands to get the camera.

"My mom was in a bad position from behind, so I just did my best," said Venus, who has won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open the last two years.

Oracene Williams was as proud of Venus as she was of Serena.

Venus "showed what she should show. Integrity for the sport, for her sister, the family, and strength to know that it's just a game. Not showing any grudges, but happy for her sister," Oracene Williams said.

Venus made the most of the moment. Rather than just take a subtle snapshot from the sidelines, she joined the media frenzy on Center Court, moving to the middle of the press photographers.

She even asked those around her for help working the camera.

"I've never used a manual camera," said Venus, who enjoys photography as a hobby. "You have to wind it and focus it. So actually I got the hang of it real quick."

"Hopefully, they'll come out," she said.

The moment was one for the family album.


Very nice.

Jun 10th, 2002, 10:58 AM
I agree. It was such a class act from the Williams family.:)

one thing is noticeable though, I didn't hear Serena or Venus thank Richard Williams for this achievement.:sad:

Jun 10th, 2002, 11:29 AM
They thanked their parents for what they had done.
They are not disrespectful and call their father by his first name.

Jun 10th, 2002, 11:32 AM
pffff....i only heard Mom.:rolleyes: :angel: :rolleyes:

Jun 10th, 2002, 12:56 PM
I hardly disagree, very nice for Williams fans, but i think it was another show....

Jun 10th, 2002, 08:07 PM
"sour grapes" @ anabel

Jun 10th, 2002, 08:22 PM
I did get misty eyed watching the ceremony. I was hoping Serena would win and was happy to see it happen. I hope their head to head matches continue to improve because we are going to be seeing quite a few of them, imo.

I hope Jenny is watching and learning...;)

Jun 10th, 2002, 08:25 PM
I kinda agree with Anabel :o

I mean it was very funny (i laughed out loud) and touching, but i must agree that they kinda made up a show. i also think venus shouldn't have placed herself in the spotlight after her sister's win. i mean the photographers were all taking pix of her w/ her camera and serena was just standing there holding up the trophy...

Jun 10th, 2002, 09:08 PM
You know, if a persons digs real deep, he will find something negative on any positive event or individual.

Well, they got enough charges to send Jesus to the cross, didn't they?