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Cat's Pajamas
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:36 AM
Just called.


(edit: I thought that 6-5 set didn't sound right :p)


Not quite sure what to make of the result. Serena hasn't played comepititvely but I don't think she was actually injured. Venus has been sidelined since Luxembourg so there could've been rust.

Anyways good win Serena :rocker2:

Cat's Pajamas
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:38 AM
oh and btw


Venus :fiery: :o

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:38 AM
So Venus was ok for this match, but not for two days ago vs. Caroline in Denmark? :confused:

Or perhaps Venus was scared of the reigning Wimbledon Girls' Champion? :hearts:

UDACHi
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:39 AM
perhaps venus had to be in court? ;)

anyway, kind of surprised with this result, but if you think about it, it's not surprising at all. :p

get fit for '07, vee!

tonythetiger
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:40 AM
Darn it! I was hoping Venus would win.

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:41 AM
So Venus was ok for this match, but not for two days ago vs. Caroline in Denmark? :confused:

Or perhaps Venus was scared of the reigning Wimbledon Girls' Champion? :hearts:

Sure, because it had absolutely nothing to do
with the fact that Venus had to testify
in court. :p

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:41 AM
So Venus was ok for this match, but not for two days ago vs. Caroline in Denmark? :confused:

Or perhaps Venus was scared of the reigning Wimbledon Girls' Champion? :hearts:

:rolleyes: She was in court :p, she can take Caroline anyday hun :wavey: any day

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:41 AM
oh and btw


Venus :fiery: :o

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Are you for real? :tape:

Venus was playing tennis
and is healthy, I'm happy! :cool:

cometz9
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:42 AM
Venus :( :hearts: just glad her injury are gone and she's playing tennis eventhough it's just an exo.

Cat's Pajamas
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:43 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Are you for real? :tape:

venus was playing tennis,
I'm happy! :cool:

I know but I can help but get made when she loses :p :lol:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:43 AM
:rolleyes: She was in court :p, she can take Caroline anyday hun :wavey: any day

I'll believe it when I see it. :armed:

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:44 AM
Well done, Serena :rocker2: Venus, nice try :hug: Just happy to see them competing again :)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:45 AM
Did anyone see the match? Was Venus back to hitting her 2 hander?

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:45 AM
I'll believe it when I see it. :armed:

Even though, Wozniacki is a good player why would Venus be scared to verse her :) :hearts:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:46 AM
Even though, Wozniacki is a good player why would Venus be scared to verse her :) :hearts:

If Sesil can do it, Caroline can too. :angel:

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:47 AM
If Sesil can do it, Caroline can too. :angel:

LOL at the signature. Loves it :worship: :worship: :worship:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:48 AM
LOL at the signature. Loves it :worship: :worship: :worship:

I try. :D

SzavayFi
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:50 AM
I try. :D

Your so humble Derek. ;)

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:50 AM
If Sesil can do it, Caroline can too. :angel:

Sorry, she's not Bulgarian
and/or hopefully doped up! :cool:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:51 AM
Your so humble Derek. ;)

Aren't I though? :inlove:

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:51 AM
Your so humble Derek. ;)

Lol GREAT AVATAR BTW. Hantuchova :hearts: :drool:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:52 AM
Sorry, she's not Bulgarian
and/or hopefully doped up! :cool:

True. ;)

vettipooh
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:06 AM
Nice win Rena! :hearts: Vee :hug: Nice to know they are both back playing some tennis. :bounce:

darrinbaker00
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:16 AM
Six-five? Really competitive, all right..... :rolleyes:

winone23
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:16 AM
Glad to know Venus and Serena are back in action!!!!

Stamp Paid
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:17 AM
Just called.

I didn't know they were going to do a 6-5 set, or maybe the lady just told me wrong :scratch:

Not quite sure what to make of the result. Serena hasn't played comepititvely but I don't think she was actually injured. Venus has been sidelined since Luxembourg so there could've been rust.

Anyways good win Serena :rocker2:

It was a charity exhibition match. There is nothing to make of.

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:18 AM
Six-five? Really competitive, all right..... :rolleyes:

Get over yourself! :lol: :p

It's called an exhibition for a reason.
Not to mention the original poster
said they may have told it wrong.

darrinbaker00
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:22 AM
Get over yourself! :lol: :p
They were the ones who said they wanted to play competitive matches during this tour, not me. Six-five is not competitive; six-five is "let's not overdo it."

Brooklyn90
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:23 AM
:yeah: serena

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:24 AM
They were the ones who said they wanted to play competitive matches during this tour, not me. Six-five is not competitive; six-five is "let's not overdo it."

And ofcourse you'd talk
without having seen or heard
shit about the match. Hmmm... :lol:

And, as already said,
the woman may have
told it incorrectly.

Besides, it's a charity event.

And where did you see them
say they were going full out
on their WS Tour?

Brooklyn90
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:24 AM
Six-five? Really competitive, all right..... :rolleyes:

it's for charity.......

darrinbaker00
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:33 AM
And ofcourse you'd talk
without having seen or heard
shit about the match. Hmmm... :lol:

And, as already said,
the woman may have
told it incorrectly.

Besides, it's a charity event.

And where did you see them
say they were going full out
on their WS Tour?
In a thread started by.....
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=275944

.....you. ;)

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2006, 05:28 AM
Glad to know that they are both back on court i hope tyhey will both be putting in the hard yards for the next 4 weeks.

Rexman
Dec 1st, 2006, 05:29 AM
I was at the match. It was 7-5 6-3 I assure you.

I'll give a better report later but for now

Venus only sliced her backhand. Not a single two-handed and her left wrist was taped.

Serena was all business out there. She didn't crack a smile until 7-5 3-0

Venus had a running monologue with the crowd at changeovers. She playfully accused Serena of gamesmenship, because at 5-5 in the first set, the game was fairly tight, Serena looked like she jammed her ankle, but still hit a winner. Venus insisted that she was concerned for her sister and lost focus. She also said the altitude was making her shots fly, so she was pulling back, and they'd go in the net.

Serena looked fit, but looked exhausted at the start of set 2. May have just been the altitude though.

Edit Add-on: The quality wasn't that good. Neither of them could keep the ball in play in the first set. I think there were only 3 rallies in the first set longer than 4 strokes. The second set Serena figured out to add more topspin, Venus, despite a suggestion from a local smartass, did not add topspin, and continued to miss all over the place with her forehand. He slice actually looked good. Both struggled a little bit with consistency on the serve, but hit some big ones too.

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2006, 05:31 AM
mmm thanks for the report I hope Venus will be hitting two handers in about a months time. Good too see that Serena was looking fit.

Lulu.
Dec 1st, 2006, 05:32 AM
Serena is always competitive :lol:

darrinbaker00
Dec 1st, 2006, 05:39 AM
I was at the match. It was 7-5 6-3 I assure you.

I'll give a better report later but for now

Venus only sliced her backhand. Not a single two-handed and her left wrist was taped.

Serena was all business out there. She didn't crack a smile until 7-5 3-0

Venus had a running monologue with the crowd at changeovers. She playfully accused Serena of gamesmenship, because at 5-5 in the first set, the game was fairly tight, Serena looked like she jammed her ankle, but still hit a winner. Venus insisted that she was concerned for her sister and lost focus. She also said the altitude was making her shots fly, so she was pulling back, and they'd go in the net.

Serena looked fit, but looked exhausted at the start of set 2. May have just been the altitude though.
If Serena looked exhausted at the start of the second set, then she's not fit, altitude or no altitude. They have have to start somewhere, however, and I guess I should be happy that they both made it through two sets without re-injuring something. ;)

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2006, 05:50 AM
I was at the match. It was 7-5 6-3 I assure you.

I'll give a better report later but for now

Venus only sliced her backhand. Not a single two-handed and her left wrist was taped.

Serena was all business out there. She didn't crack a smile until 7-5 3-0

Venus had a running monologue with the crowd at changeovers. She playfully accused Serena of gamesmenship, because at 5-5 in the first set, the game was fairly tight, Serena looked like she jammed her ankle, but still hit a winner. Venus insisted that she was concerned for her sister and lost focus. She also said the altitude was making her shots fly, so she was pulling back, and they'd go in the net.

Serena looked fit, but looked exhausted at the start of set 2. May have just been the altitude though.

Edit Add-on: The quality wasn't that good. Neither of them could keep the ball in play in the first set. I think there were only 3 rallies in the first set longer than 4 strokes. The second set Serena figured out to add more topspin, Venus, despite a suggestion from a local smartass, did not add topspin, and continued to miss all over the place with her forehand. He slice actually looked good. Both struggled a little bit with consistency on the serve, but hit some big ones too.
Just one more question, what was Venus wearing some old Reebok outfit or somethig different ?

winone23
Dec 1st, 2006, 06:16 AM
If Serena looked exhausted at the start of the second set, then she's not fit, altitude or no altitude. They have have to start somewhere, however, and I guess I should be happy that they both made it through two sets without re-injuring something. ;)

Actually altitude does matter.

:inlove:
Dec 1st, 2006, 07:14 AM
OMG SERENA WON :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
This means she will definitely win the Australian Open! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Dunlop1
Dec 1st, 2006, 07:51 AM
OMG SERENA WON :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
This means she will definitely win the Australian Open! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

lol... delusional.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 1st, 2006, 07:58 AM
omg loser :rolleyes:

Dunlop1
Dec 1st, 2006, 08:13 AM
I'm a loser because I think it's delusional to think Serena's close win (7-5, 6-3) over her sister who was slicing all her backhands and can't keep a forehand in court in an exhibition match no less, signifies her readiness for a grandslam (much less win it)?

Man some Williams fans need to put down the kool aid fast...

Kunal
Dec 1st, 2006, 08:26 AM
woohoo serena

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 1st, 2006, 08:39 AM
I'm a loser because I think it's delusional to think Serena's close win (7-5, 6-3) over her sister who was slicing all her backhands and can't keep a forehand in court in an exhibition match no less, signifies her readiness for a grandslam (much less win it)?

Man some Williams fans need to put down the kool aid fast...

#1 it was a joke..#2, why are you bashing Serena in a SERENA and Venus THREAD..take your doubt elsewhere...


and I don't drink Kool-Aid :wavey:
(but I appreciate your ignorace ;))

Dunlop1
Dec 1st, 2006, 08:58 AM
#1 it was a joke..#2, why are you bashing Serena in a SERENA and Venus THREAD..take your doubt elsewhere...


Pls cut and paste where I bashed Serena. I'll save you time; I didn't.

The Dawntreader
Dec 1st, 2006, 09:15 AM
Ah well Venus lost, but she did the same last year and then won the rest of the exi's:D

Glad to know she's back on the court hitting some decent ball, and a good win for Serena:)

They're coming back y'all;)

PLP
Dec 1st, 2006, 09:15 AM
Did anyone see the match? Was Venus back to hitting her 2 hander?

I'm so sad :sad: because I live in Boulder and totally would have gone if I had Known about it! Ugh!!

PLP
Dec 1st, 2006, 09:26 AM
If Serena looked exhausted at the start of the second set, then she's not fit, altitude or no altitude. They have have to start somewhere, however, and I guess I should be happy that they both made it through two sets without re-injuring something. ;)

Actually, if you aren't used to it the altitude can really hurt you here, especially if you are doing anything strenuous or if you are even slightly dehydrated. Still, Serena won the match so she couldn't have been too tired.

It concerns me a bit that Venus is still not using her 2handed backhand, yet still playing!? I hope her wrist is going to be OK soon, or maybe she should start to really work on the one-handed shot to be used as weapon, since the injury is chronic. Her slice is actually quite good IMO.

The Dawntreader
Dec 1st, 2006, 09:35 AM
I hope venus is just resting that backhand in readiness for her actual winter training. Seeing as she's only playing exibitions, i do perhaps think she just doesnt want to go full out until she has to become really competitive again.

Looks like Serena was really up for this though. Good for her:)

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:46 AM
In a thread started by.....
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=275944

.....you. ;)

Their's a difference between,
"like" and "will". :p

7-5 6-3. :angel:

Thought you knew! :cool:

Marcus1979
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:58 AM
So Venus was ok for this match, but not for two days ago vs. Caroline in Denmark? :confused:

Or perhaps Venus was scared of the reigning Wimbledon Girls' Champion? :hearts:

whats the deal with everyone complaining about this anyway

its not like it counted for anything anyway

Viktymise
Dec 1st, 2006, 11:01 AM
Im just glad Vees back :angel:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:35 PM
whats the deal with everyone complaining about this anyway

its not like it counted for anything anyway

I was joking. :p

I was excited for Caroline to get the chance to play Venus, that's all. ;)

tennisIlove09
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:40 PM
Courting a giving season
Tennis in background as Williams sisters serve Denver charities
By Brady Delander
Special to The Denver Post
Article Last Updated:12/01/2006 12:19:51 AM MST



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Eleslie Swain clutched his new T-shirt and wore a smile that would not fade.
After getting his picture taken with tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, the 10-year-old, who attends Denver's Philips Elementary School, wiggled with far more excitement than a regular day off from school normally provides. It was typical of the reaction the Williams sisters generate on their charitable tours around the world.
"If you are in the position to give back to the community, then you should," said Serena Williams, who along with Venus spent much of her youth living and playing in rough-and-tumble Compton, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.
Said Venus: "We are blessed to be where we are. For us, there is nothing better than to be able to give back to charities and the community."
The first leg of the three-city McDonald's Williams Sisters Tour began Thursday morning at the Ronald McDonald House in Denver and ended with an exhibition tennis match between Serena, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles and Venus, winner of five Grand Slam singles titles, at the Broomfield Event Center on Thursday night.
After making holiday gifts with a handful of kids at the house that nurtures children from families impacted by serious illness, the sisters took part in a pep rally for 1,100 elated children from 14 Denver public elementary schools at Manual High School, which was so troubled it was shuttered this year. From young Eleslie to 79-year-old Roberta Reed, the sisters injected a temporary boost of energy to this inner-city community.
"I have lived at the footstep of this school for 47 years, and I've seen more good than bad," said Reed, a former nurse and co-founder of the Whittier Neighborhood Association. "But all good things come to an end, and today brings a feeling here that the school and community dearly need."
Serena and Venus have raised more than $400,000 in their three years of work with McDonald's. But their presence at such events may be more meaningful than the financial contributions.
Vivien Doucette, 8, sat next to Venus at the Ronald McDonald House and made a holiday card while enjoying hot chocolate. On this cold morning, Vivien was able to forget the difficult months that had come before.
"It was really fun," Vivien said.
Vivien recently lost her younger sister to congenital heart disease, and she was in town with her parents from Durango supporting another sister who is in the hospital. A chance to meet her tennis heroes was a welcomed respite.
"Vivien's been kind of depressed lately," said Josh Doucette, her father. "It actually made us cry to see her so happy. She loves the Williams sisters. It's been unreal waiting for this day. She was up at 4 o'clock this morning. A day like this will definitely help Vivien more than us, but to see her happier helps us also."
The scene was even livelier at Manual. The students filled the gymnasium and cheered through a performance by the jump-rope team Just Skip It. As the Williams sisters made their way to the gymnasium floor, the decibel level soared.
Venus grooved to the rhythmic music and Serena clapped along as the jump-rope team repeated its performance. Next, the sisters took questions from the audience. At least one of the sister's responses, which veered from giddy to serious, hit home with Eleslie.
"They said that you have to keep your head up even if you lose a game," he said. "You always have to try your hardest, no matter what."
The sisters also touched on the importance of homework, a topic youngsters usually enjoy about as much as a mouthful of broccoli.
"Homework always comes first. If we didn't get our homework done, we couldn't go out and practice tennis," Serena said. "Some days I wished there was more homework to do instead of practice, but school was always first." Lessons learned. Lessons shared.

tennisIlove09
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:41 PM
Power display wows tennis crowd
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Broomfield - It was more exhibition than match, but Serena and Venus Williams at less than full speed are still more than enough to pump up a crowd hungry for the type of tennis that only the world's elite can provide.
All it took was a rocket serve from Serena or a sweeping forehand from Venus to elicit oohs and ahs from the crowd of nearly 4,400 for the opening leg of the third annual McDonald's Williams Sisters Tour on Thursday night at the Broomfield Event Center.
After trading a few games to fully warm up, Serena and Venus gave the fans an impressive display of the talents that once took them to the top of the professional rankings.
Serena won the exhibition in straight sets 7-5, 6-3, but it was the $30,000 presented to the Ronald McDonald House Charities beforehand that meant the most to the sisters.
"We've been working with McDonald's for a quite a few years now, and we are just trying to keep it strong and keep it going," Venus said.
The Williams sisters have combined for 28 Grand Slam titles and three Olympic gold medals. Their tour visits New Orleans and Charlotte, N.C., next week.
It was the first time the Williamses have played in or around Colorado, and it was the first display of world-class tennis in Denver since Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles played in an exhibition in 2002.
The match, combined with their work with children, made for a long day for the sisters.
"These days are basically 16-hour days for us. We wake up at 6 and go, go, go until the end of the match," Venus said. "We try to do as much as we can with our time."
With their time on the court, the sisters mixed fun with a sibling rivalry that doesn't seem to fade whether they are playing on Wimbledon's center court or in the mile-high air.
Tied 5-all in the first set, Serena sent her sister on a back-and-forth run along the baseline, finally beating her with a forehand deep in the corner. After a wicked backhand winner in the second set, Serena gave the crowd a fist-pump and Venus provided a little Harlem Globetrotters showmanship with a dejected smack of her racket.
Venus even turned to the crowd for assistance.
"I'm down love-3 and I'm playing Serena Williams. I need some help," she said between sets. It didn't work. "I took it very serious, and I won!" Serena joked afterward.

Marcus1979
Dec 1st, 2006, 01:07 PM
I was joking. :p

I was excited for Caroline to get the chance to play Venus, that's all. ;)

Sorry :o

my mistake I should not read so much at face value :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 1st, 2006, 01:12 PM
why is Serena still using the frying pan? I thought she found a smaller racquet :scratch: :confused: :shrug:

Derek.
Dec 1st, 2006, 01:18 PM
Keeping an eye on the ball, Serena Williams sends a volley back to her sister Venus. Serena won the exhibition match in straight sets. (AP / Sammy Dallal)

Volley, lol.

I love when people who don't know tennis make captions. :drool:

The Dawntreader
Dec 1st, 2006, 01:20 PM
Volley, lol.

I love when people who don't know tennis make captions. :drool:

I know every shot is either a volley or an ace:lol:

Craigy
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:09 PM
Yay Serena!!! Knew she would win! :D

Highlandman
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:46 PM
The result is not really important;)

Craigy
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:48 PM
If Serena looked exhausted at the start of the second set, then she's not fit, altitude or no altitude. They have have to start somewhere, however, and I guess I should be happy that they both made it through two sets without re-injuring something. ;)

My God! Trust you to go for the negative part of the post :rolleyes:

new-york
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:18 PM
so Venus was only slicing? :awww:

i don't know what she meant by ok, but i hope her bank shot will be back & strong at the beggining of the season.

edit: not too bad scoreline without her backhand. :cool:

gocanadago
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:24 PM
Serena :bounce:

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:30 PM
so Venus was only slicing? :awww:

i don't know what she meant by ok, but i hope her bank shot will be back & strong at the beggining of the season.

edit: not too bad scoreline without her backhand. :cool:


Well, her backhand slice isn't too shabby!
More she uses it, hey, maybe it'll become
more of a strategic weapon for her. :cool:

new-york
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:40 PM
Well, her backhand slice isn't too shabby!
More she uses it, hey, maybe it'll become
more of a strategic weapon for her. :cool:

definitely. we know what her two handed backhand is to Venus' game though.

but yeah, that makes her work that slice.

Viktymise
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:42 PM
Well, her backhand slice isn't too shabby!
More she uses it, hey, maybe it'll become
more of a strategic weapon for her. :cool:

Her BH slice is getting much better and should be a good weapon on the grass :D but im still a little worried to see her only slicing still :scared: hopefully it gets better soon

Craigy
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:48 PM
Her BH slice is getting much better and should be a good weapon on the grass :D but im still a little worried to see her only slicing still :scared: hopefully it gets better soon

I'm sure she's just being careful ;)

Viktymise
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:50 PM
I'm sure she's just being careful ;)

Hope so :D

Direwolf
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:58 PM
so.. when is the next stop??

Paneru
Dec 1st, 2006, 06:45 PM
so.. when is the next stop??

New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans Arena; Dec. 5 @ 7:30pm

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2006, 06:50 PM
Serena :banana:

The Dawntreader
Dec 1st, 2006, 06:55 PM
Serena :banana:

yeah i was happy..............ish:lol:

Venus still slicing though:sad:

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2006, 07:00 PM
yeah i was happy..............ish:lol:

Venus still slicing though:sad:

I know, I was sad hear that :sad:

Venus won 2 of their matches on this tour last year, so Serena was due ;)

Vlover
Dec 1st, 2006, 09:44 PM
Venus still slicing though:sad:

I want to think this was more precautionary and at the same time perfecting the BH slice. I just pray she'll be ready for AO and that's all I care about.

thomas.chung
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:25 PM
Her BH slice is getting much better and should be a good weapon on the grass :D but im still a little worried to see her only slicing still :scared: hopefully it gets better soon

Hell! If Steffi can slice her way to the top of women's tennis and tennis history. So can Venus, with her footwork and power. Though I have to agree Venus is no Steffi yet.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:29 PM
not yet, but with some work..maybe...what a story eh?

Mother_Marjorie
Dec 1st, 2006, 10:48 PM
Not quite sure what to make of the result.

Here, let me help you.

Its an exhibition match. It is very rare that WTA professionals play all-out during an exhibition.

Exhibition = Practice in front of spectators.

It is futile to try and analyze an exhibition because its just an exhibition.

darrinbaker00
Dec 2nd, 2006, 12:07 AM
My God! Trust you to go for the negative part of the post :rolleyes:
Far be it from me to disappoint my fans..... ;)

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 12:12 AM
Venus' backhand is her best shot.. I hope that she can hit it :(

supergrunt
Dec 2nd, 2006, 12:12 AM
Just rely on Darrinbaker to say stupid shit. :rolleyes: :lol: It is his job.. he is a troll. :)

faste5683
Dec 2nd, 2006, 12:16 AM
Far be it from me to disappoint my fans..... ;)

:haha: You just can't contain yourself, can you DB?

:wavey:

harloo
Dec 2nd, 2006, 12:19 AM
Courting a giving season
Tennis in background as Williams sisters serve Denver charities
By Brady Delander
Special to The Denver Post
Article Last Updated:12/01/2006 12:19:51 AM MST



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Eleslie Swain clutched his new T-shirt and wore a smile that would not fade.
After getting his picture taken with tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, the 10-year-old, who attends Denver's Philips Elementary School, wiggled with far more excitement than a regular day off from school normally provides. It was typical of the reaction the Williams sisters generate on their charitable tours around the world.
"If you are in the position to give back to the community, then you should," said Serena Williams, who along with Venus spent much of her youth living and playing in rough-and-tumble Compton, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.
Said Venus: "We are blessed to be where we are. For us, there is nothing better than to be able to give back to charities and the community."
The first leg of the three-city McDonald's Williams Sisters Tour began Thursday morning at the Ronald McDonald House in Denver and ended with an exhibition tennis match between Serena, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles and Venus, winner of five Grand Slam singles titles, at the Broomfield Event Center on Thursday night.
After making holiday gifts with a handful of kids at the house that nurtures children from families impacted by serious illness, the sisters took part in a pep rally for 1,100 elated children from 14 Denver public elementary schools at Manual High School, which was so troubled it was shuttered this year. From young Eleslie to 79-year-old Roberta Reed, the sisters injected a temporary boost of energy to this inner-city community.
"I have lived at the footstep of this school for 47 years, and I've seen more good than bad," said Reed, a former nurse and co-founder of the Whittier Neighborhood Association. "But all good things come to an end, and today brings a feeling here that the school and community dearly need."
Serena and Venus have raised more than $400,000 in their three years of work with McDonald's. But their presence at such events may be more meaningful than the financial contributions.
Vivien Doucette, 8, sat next to Venus at the Ronald McDonald House and made a holiday card while enjoying hot chocolate. On this cold morning, Vivien was able to forget the difficult months that had come before.
"It was really fun," Vivien said.
Vivien recently lost her younger sister to congenital heart disease, and she was in town with her parents from Durango supporting another sister who is in the hospital. A chance to meet her tennis heroes was a welcomed respite.
"Vivien's been kind of depressed lately," said Josh Doucette, her father. "It actually made us cry to see her so happy. She loves the Williams sisters. It's been unreal waiting for this day. She was up at 4 o'clock this morning. A day like this will definitely help Vivien more than us, but to see her happier helps us also."
The scene was even livelier at Manual. The students filled the gymnasium and cheered through a performance by the jump-rope team Just Skip It. As the Williams sisters made their way to the gymnasium floor, the decibel level soared.
Venus grooved to the rhythmic music and Serena clapped along as the jump-rope team repeated its performance. Next, the sisters took questions from the audience. At least one of the sister's responses, which veered from giddy to serious, hit home with Eleslie.
"They said that you have to keep your head up even if you lose a game," he said. "You always have to try your hardest, no matter what."
The sisters also touched on the importance of homework, a topic youngsters usually enjoy about as much as a mouthful of broccoli.
"Homework always comes first. If we didn't get our homework done, we couldn't go out and practice tennis," Serena said. "Some days I wished there was more homework to do instead of practice, but school was always first." Lessons learned. Lessons shared.

Thanks for posting this article. To hear Venus and Serena impacted a childs life in a positive way is more than enough reason for them to continue this tour. Great Job ladies!! Keep Up The Good Work!!

darrinbaker00
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:00 AM
Just rely on Darrinbaker to say stupid shit. :rolleyes: :lol: It is his job.. he is a troll. :)
Speaking of my fans..... ;)

StarDuvallGrant
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:02 AM
Thanks for posting this article. To hear Venus and Serena impacted a childs life in a positive way is more than enough reason for them to continue this tour. Great Job ladies!! Keep Up The Good Work!!

Very much in agreement.

urock34
Dec 2nd, 2006, 02:34 AM
If Serena looked exhausted at the start of the second set, then she's not fit, altitude or no altitude. They have have to start somewhere, however, and I guess I should be happy that they both made it through two sets without re-injuring something. ;)

but they hav never played in the high altitude and its always harder 2 breath up here

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:00 AM
Interesting that Venus got that many games off Serena using a one handed slice. Too bad these things are never on tape :sad:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:05 AM
I'm sure Serena didn't wanna hit to the BH as much, because she knows Vee was hurt...and trying too hard to put the ball on one side can = UE..that being said, :shrug: I dunno...I wasn't there. It's just a theory

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:07 AM
I'm sure Serena didn't wanna hit to the BH as much, because she knows Vee was hurt...and trying too hard to put the ball on one side can = UE..that being said, :shrug: I dunno...I wasn't there. It's just a theory

Serena having mercy on a tennis court? Come on now :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 2nd, 2006, 06:13 AM
hey :sad: it IS her sister lol

Rexman
Dec 2nd, 2006, 03:55 PM
Okay, here's a little more on the match.

The first set was bad. The quality was poor, it was honestly 6 games in until we saw a rally. The second set saw Serena dictating play a lot more, running Venus ragged. She hit the most unbelievable volley off her shoe-laces for a drop winner.

Venus was the one talking to the crowd more, talking with the ball kids etc. Serena really was about all business. She seemed to take it fairly seriously.

Venus' forehand was erratic. She missed a lot of balls by about 10 feet that she really should have made. Part of that is the altitude (the counter of this is when I go to low altitude places, I can hit as hard as I want and it stays in), though I wish they had hit some balls before going on court.

Serena's game just looks so much more solid and fluid than Venus'. We all know that, but it's a lot more evident live.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 2nd, 2006, 05:23 PM
I hope this = Venus and Serena regaining their spots at the top of the tour in 2007

40-0
Dec 2nd, 2006, 08:33 PM
williams sisters fighting each other , i feel so embarrest

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 2nd, 2006, 08:34 PM
:sad::hug:

40-0
Dec 2nd, 2006, 08:37 PM
Okay, here's a little more on the match.

The first set was bad. The quality was poor, it was honestly 6 games in until we saw a rally. The second set saw Serena dictating play a lot more, running Venus ragged. She hit the most unbelievable volley off her shoe-laces for a drop winner.

Venus was the one talking to the crowd more, talking with the ball kids etc. Serena really was about all business. She seemed to take it fairly seriously.

Venus' forehand was erratic. She missed a lot of balls by about 10 feet that she really should have made. Part of that is the altitude (the counter of this is when I go to low altitude places, I can hit as hard as I want and it stays in), though I wish they had hit some balls before going on court.

Serena's game just looks so much more solid and fluid than Venus'. We all know that, but it's a lot more evident live.

thanks! but cmon venus was injured is not easy when one of ur weapons have been taken. Plus i think serena s game is better too, but i still like venus more :) have u seen them play other time?

Direwolf
Dec 3rd, 2006, 04:54 AM
Yer right with Serena game more fluid and soli than Venus....
Cause everytime i watch Venus...
i feel scared that her shots might go into the net or out..!!
while I feel confident in Serena more...

Paneru
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:30 AM
Yer right with Serena game more fluid and soli than Venus....
Cause everytime i watch Venus...
i feel scared that her shots might go into the net or out..!!
while I feel confident in Serena more...

i.e. Watching Venus play is never dull or boring,
no matter whom she plays! :worship:

She may have and give you a coronary,
but you enjoy and take the ride each
and every time! ;)

darrinbaker00
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:40 AM
Yer right with Serena game more fluid and soli than Venus....
Cause everytime i watch Venus...
i feel scared that her shots might go into the net or out..!!
while I feel confident in Serena more...
Please, please, PLEASE tell me you're joking.....

Stamp Paid
Dec 3rd, 2006, 05:42 AM
Yes, following Venus is a match is some of the scariest shit one can do LOL.
I felt like my life was on the line at Wimbledon last year.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:48 AM
During Australia I sprouted like 50 grays

santhuruu
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:10 AM
Is somewhere a videoclip like last year of the Williams sisters McDonaldstour, the matches of the tour of last year were on www.aol.com but they don't work now? Anyone knows something?

Dexter
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:16 AM
:rolls:

StarDuvallGrant
Dec 3rd, 2006, 08:44 PM
Yes, following Venus is a match is some of the scariest shit one can do LOL.
I felt like my life was on the line at Wimbledon last year.

:lol:

new-york
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:09 PM
Yes, following Venus is a match is some of the scariest shit one can do LOL.
I felt like my life was on the line at Wimbledon last year.

i almost fainted during Linds match point. Put my hands on my eyes, then just felt like i should watch while Venus hit a winner.

i want those days again.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 3rd, 2006, 09:13 PM
yeah, she really puts you through the ringer....ever since the Lisa Raymond AO match...I can't watch a Venus match without my hands over my eyes :sad:

Shvedbarilescu
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:00 PM
So Venus managed to win 8 games against Serena despite only being able to play with a one handed backhand. That doesn't really reflect very well on Serena's play at all. Lets not forget when Venus played Agnieszka Radwanksa with that same impairment in the 2nd set, Venus was unable to win a single game.

urock34
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:07 PM
ya but it was an exhibition and serena was playing at like 15 percent

BigBabeTENNIS
Dec 3rd, 2006, 10:14 PM
nice to see venus playing arm is still poor