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BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:04 PM
wth.....she just predicted an all Williams final :tape:

Onyxangel
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:06 PM
wth.....she just predicted an all Williams final :tape:

I think she's secretly trying to jinx them...

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:07 PM
And on cue, interview with Richard

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:08 PM
LOL yea maybe she thinks if she calls it then it won't happen LOL

Wolverines08
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM
I really like Richard...He picks Venus!!! I noticed with that tape, that Serena might be a little hurt....He admits to Henin giving Serena a Whoopin in Paris.

supergrunt
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM
And Richard predicts that Venus will win the final!!! :bounce: :aparty:

supergrunt
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:10 PM
I really like Richard...He picks Venus!!! I noticed with that tape, that Serena might be a little hurt....He admits to Henin giving Serena a Whoopin in Paris.

Serena didn't admit to it! :fiery: and neitehr do I. :p

Serena!
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:11 PM
I wouldnt be too surprised if it was an all-WIlliams final...If Venus gets by Maria there is no stopping her IMO (besides Serena).

friendsita
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:11 PM
That would be awesome!!!

junlee_vee
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
I'm a bit shocked at how he talked about Venus...extremely confident and she's win this year!

Whoa I hope that's true!

vettipooh
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
I don't think she's predicting that...she said this might be the last chance for an all Williams final.

Wolverines08
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Serena didn't admit to it! :fiery: and neitehr do I. :p

lol...I GUARANTEE that won't be the score this time...Serena won't let it happen on Grass.

Effy
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:21 PM
wth.....she just predicted an all Williams final :tape:

she wishes :p

Hashim.
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:22 PM
i don't think so..
but u never know with these two..

sdtoot
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Yes, they both may make it to the doubles final!! Singles...NAAAAAAAAA!!

pigam
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:24 PM
a Serena vs. Maria final would way be better. these types of predictions always go awry anyway.

for serena and her fans, yes.
For venus and her fans, no so much. ;)

pwayne
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:28 PM
I guess Mary is saying this because they are finally on the opposite side of the draw and Venus was given a good draw considering her low seed but in the end it will be Serena against Mauresmo

ampers&
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:28 PM
for serena and her fans, yes.
For venus and her fans, no so much. ;)
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

soomaal
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Can someone give us more info on what Richard has said about Venus?????????

Is the serve back? is she healthy? Is she hungry?

I want to know more!!!!!!!!!

Slutiana
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:32 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

grrrr:mad:

vettipooh
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:33 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

supergrunt
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:35 PM
Tennis is exciting again!!! :D :aparty: :crazy: :bounce: :dance:

vettipooh
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Can someone give us more info on what Richard has said about Venus?????????

Is the serve back? is she healthy? Is she hungry?

I want to know more!!!!!!!!!

He simply said she's very confident...the best confidence he's seen in her since 2002.

Craigy
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:36 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

:lol:

soomaal
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:37 PM
He simply said she's very confident...the best confidence he's seen in her since 2002.


Good to hear that! Thanks a lot.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:37 PM
I don't think she's predicting that...she said this might be the last chance for an all Williams final.

but cahill told her it's a bold prediction and she said she's sticking to it because she always said "when they are playing doubles their games are improved"

Bijoux0021
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:39 PM
He simply said she's very confident...the best confidence he's seen in her since 2002.
Venus is always confident. If her serve is not back, confidence won't mean a thing.

itzhak
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:45 PM
And I predict Peer-Smashnova in the final, so?...The american commentaries are poor joke

winone23
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Carillo is sneaky what is she up to. :lol:

junlee_vee
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:56 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

I see your reputation of "Senior Bitch" is pretty accurate.

And this is funny coming from a Serena fan, who of course, has had no trouble with her play in the fairly recent past.

:rolleyes:

new-york
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:56 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

we have a huge autorenewing hope.

tennis ace
Jun 25th, 2007, 01:07 PM
I was more:eek: too Richard Williams flat out saying Venus would win this title.

junlee_vee
Jun 25th, 2007, 01:14 PM
I was more:eek: too Richard Williams flat out saying Venus would win this title.

Yeah same here!

henree
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:17 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

I don't like you...:rolleyes:

TennisGuy21
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:18 PM
I believe it... if they are playing their best no one is going to beat them on grass. Historically they have OWNED the top players here at the lawns of Wimbledon, and they are playing doubles, and they have the inspiration of knowing they could meet in a final again and no one thinks they will do it!

Slutiana
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:20 PM
Yeah same here!

yeah, my mum's a driver at wimbly and she said she got to see serena hit with venus. She said venus was hitting the ball really nicely...better than serena

Viktymise
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:21 PM
a Serena vs. Maria final would way be better.
these types of predictions always go awry anyway.

Yeah because Serena double bagelling Maria would be a great match :tape: something to keep all of us on the edge of our seats :lol:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Venus is always confident. If her serve is not back, confidence won't mean a thing.

OK!?! I'll throw myself on a limb as say all williams final...i saw Justine and Mauresmo play the other day..and if classic venus and serena show up...they are going to eat them up...even sharapova if she plays the way she did in 05 against Venus...but Venus serve needs to arrive..because when that is on the rest of her game just falls into place...i'd be nice if she crack one of those high serves like she did at the French this year. :worship:

No Name Face
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:37 PM
I see your reputation of "Senior Bitch" is pretty accurate.

:rolleyes:

:tape: :lol:

Stamp Paid
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Richard is always talking shit...Serena had that fire in her eyes and wasn't gonna lose the French Open either, according to him...I can't believe people still put faith in his bullshit. Anyway, is Oracene at Wimbledon? I sure hope so.

Thanx4nothin
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:40 PM
He's only being so supportive of Vee because she needs it more than Serena does. He's a good father, he knows this. Either way i think shes wrong.

BrandClay
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:40 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

This stat is off because Venus did not play a lot of the Slams between the end of 2005 and beginning of 2007. So CHILL OUT!

Aaron.
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:43 PM
I see your reputation of "Senior Bitch" is pretty accurate.

And this is funny coming from a Serena fan, who of course, has had no trouble with her play in the fairly recent past.

:rolleyes: Venus and Serena fans fighting :o

:spit: @ the Senior Bitch comment :spit:

ampers&
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:44 PM
grrrr:mad:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I see your reputation of "Senior Bitch" is pretty accurate.

And this is funny coming from a Serena fan, who of course, has had no trouble with her play in the fairly recent past.

:rolleyes:

I don't like you...:rolleyes:

This stat is off because Venus did not play a lot of the Slams between the end of 2005 and beginning of 2007. So CHILL OUT!
:haha:

calm down. besides, i only speak the truth.
i heart you guys though. i heart all Williams Sister fans!!!!!!1
let just forget this ever happened, k? :awww:

BrandClay
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:45 PM
Whatever Senior BIOOOTCH!

ampers&
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Whatever Senior BIOOOTCH!
:rolls:

Apoleb
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:48 PM
they'll get over it.
it's not like they're used to her getting past the quarters in a grand slam since 2005 anyway. :o :tape:

:haha:


(lol @ the reactions)

Donatello
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Is this the same Richard who said she should retire ?

BrandClay
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:51 PM
Yep...it's the same one...."he said she should retire if she plays like that(jankovic french open match).

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Richard is always talking shit...Serena had that fire in her eyes and wasn't gonna lose the French Open either, according to him...I can't believe people still put faith in his bullshit. Anyway, is Oracene at Wimbledon? I sure hope so.

Yeah Richard talks shit like Muhumad Ali...lol..I mean he's not Mrs. Cleo...but I think he trying to pump his girls up. I also thinks he talk shit just to piss the media off..because a lot of time he's right. He predicted his girls would dominate, be #1 and #2, he also predicted that Serena was going to come back and win against Justine in Miami...so..the man knows what he's talkin bout..he dont have the grand slam champoin daughter for nothin....he's not 100% right...but I would rather listen to Richard than some of these commentators ...

sweetpeas
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:37 PM
I think she's secretly trying to jinx them


So true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bijoux0021
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:48 PM
When it comes to Williams sisters, Mary Carillo is one of the biggest two-faced/hypocrites there is. I wouldn't put too much stock in what she has to say.

BrandClay
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Who knows...if they are playing good tennis...then they will be fine.

woosey
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:51 PM
mary carillo must have gotten the stop bashing venus and serena memo.

AcesHigh
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Who is going to stop them? Mauresmo and Pova are only just starting to play well again. Jankovic is no match for Serena on grass.

Henin is the only challenge to either if they're playing well.

Hopefully, Vee doesn't play like complete crap though :( I agree with Mary on the doubles thing btw

Bijoux0021
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:02 PM
mary carillo must have gotten the stop bashing venus and serena memo.
Yes, she must have. Maybe she got this memo from Serena's sister, Asha.

January 27, 2007
Sports of The Times
Riding Perseverance to Finals in Australia
By WILLIAM C. RHODEN

For Asha Price, watching from afar as her youngest sister made a remarkable run at the Australian Open has been a nerve-racking, eye-opening experience.

Price, the oldest sister of Serena Williams, frequently acts as the familyÂ’s spokeswoman. You often see her in the Williams box during Grand Slam matches. This time, she stayed in the United States with her sister Venus. They watched SerenaÂ’s extraordinary run on pins and needles.

“It’s been interesting to watch it from over here,” Price said yesterday from her home in Washington. “Venus needs a sedative. We’re all struggling through it together.”
The sisters watched last night as Serena pulled of the most incredible upset of her career, defeating the top-seeded Maria Sharapova in two lopsided sets to win the Australian Open.

In Price’s mind — and I agree — Serena’s greatest victory was simply in reaching the finals in Melbourne. After watching Serena play what may have been the best wire-to-wire match of her career, one wonders how there was ever any doubt about her. What made her dominance more impressive was the steep hill she had to climb to make it this far, a climb that should throw cold water on all the talk about her commitment to the game.

After spending much of last year away from tennis rehabilitating nagging injuries, the Australian Open should have been a testament to SerenaÂ’s perseverance.

At virtually every session, however, she is asked the obligatory question about conditioning. Even in successful years like 2003, 2004 and 2005, questions were asked about her dedication to the game.

“To me,” Price said, “it’s a disservice to say continuously, ‘She’s not in shape, she’s not match tough.’ She’s not match ready and she made the final. So now what are you going to say?”

ThereÂ’s not much to say.
Serena reaching a Grand Slam final, and winning in convincing fashion, without being in peak condition is either a commentary on the state of womenÂ’s tennis or testimony to her dominance. I say the latter. Serena is one of the most phenomenal athletes of her generation, although her presence in this Grand Slam final was the result of sheer will.

Serena Williams is a fascinating athlete and a fascinating tennis player. She doesnÂ’t fit the mold. She has never fit the mold, in her ethnicity, her build, her athleticism and her style. She has power, skill, determination, and a body many in her sport would die for.

“She’s never going to look like Venus,” Price said yesterday. “She’s never going to look like a typical European type of player. She’s shaped just like our mom. She’s going to have a behind, she’s going to have breasts, she’s going to be very feminine. She’s going to look like that.”

Over the last 13 days in Melbourne, Williams has offered a number of fascinating insights into her psyche as she scaled one unexpected level after another.

Her recurrent themes were stamina, mental ability and desire. One reporter wondered how she was able to prevail in Melbourne despite being in less than perfect condition.

“I’ve always been mentally strong, I think probably mentally stronger than a lot of players on the Tour,” she told reporters.

No one expected Williams to reach, much less win, a Grand Slam final. The undercurrent has been that her days as a dominant player were over. That may be, but for some athletes, and Williams is one of them, thereÂ’s something energizing about being doubted.

“I love doubters,” Williams said after a match last week. “I have a lot of people even close to me who doubt. I love doubters. More than anything what I love, besides obviously winning, is proving people wrong.”

•

Serena and Venus Williams are the great American story, a story often told but not yet fully comprehended. IÂ’m not sure any of us will completely grasp the magnitude of the story until the sisters are out of tennis: Two sisters, raised in Compton, Calif., training on public courts, operating on the periphery of the tennis establishment. They rose and dominated womenÂ’s tennis, along the way introducing new clothes, a new style, and establishing a new standard of athleticism in womanÂ’s tennis. It was a standard embraced and taken to new levels by young players like Sharapova. In addition to all of her injuries, in 2003 SerenaÂ’s older sister Yetunde Price was murdered, and today in Melbourne, Serena dedicated her stunning victory to her.

At the same time, the family has been a lightning rod for controversy around issues surrounding race, gender and class. The family has been criticized nearly every step of the way, from VenusÂ’s detachment to SerenaÂ’s wardrobe and conditioning to the eccentricities of their father, Richard Williams. They have been criticized for not playing enough, for not playing hard enough against each other. Serena was confronted Thursday with an accusation that someone in her box was intentionally flashing a watch into the eyes of Nicole Vaidisova during their semifinal match. Even the color (green) of SerenaÂ’s outfit was called into question as a potential (and intentional) distraction.

“It’s a constant fight of fighting America,” Price said yesterday.

“Fighting everybody, it’s a constant fight. They should know how strong she is. They made her that way.

“It’s difficult listening to the American commentators talk about how important it is in America that we have great tennis players, and you have an American there and you mistreat her.”

For selfish reasons, I want to see the Williams sisters make one more outstanding run. Tennis is never more exciting or combustible than when Venus and Serena are in the mix, either battling each other or fighting off the pack.

The seasonÂ’s first Grand Slam is over. But clearly, for Serena Williams, the final chapters are still being written.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:30 PM
When it comes to Williams sisters, Mary Carillo is one of the biggest two-faced/hypocrites there is. I wouldn't put too much stock in what she has to say.

it's not about believing her....it's the fact that she actually said it

Bijoux0021
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:57 PM
it's not about believing her....it's the fact that she actually said it
I know. Ever since Serena won the AO this year, Carillo's bashing of the sisters has become less and less. I think she probably read the above article in the New York Times.

RJWCapriati
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:58 PM
Oh no - me and Carillo thinking alike for once.....not good!

V-MAC
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:42 PM
hmm, now I am most intrigued to see Vee play already ;)

Thanx4nothin
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Can't wait to see Vee on court, what court is she on?

Bijoux0021
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:04 PM
OK!?! I'll throw myself on a limb as say all williams final...i saw Justine and Mauresmo play the other day..and if classic venus and serena show up...they are going to eat them up...even sharapova if she plays the way she did in 05 against Venus...but Venus serve needs to arrive..because when that is on the rest of her game just falls into place...i'd be nice if she crack one of those high serves like she did at the French this year. :worship:
Cracking one big serve at Wimbledon like she did at the FO this year is not that big a deal if she's also going to hit so many double faults. Like you said, her serve needs to arrive. It it does, watch out.

Tenis Srbija
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:10 PM
:rolls:

-VSR-
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:16 PM
:rolls:

Jankovic? Slam final? :spit:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Jankovic? Slam final? :spit:

LMAO!!!!! :spit: good one

edificio
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:06 PM
Richard's and Mary's predictions should be taken with many grains of salt.

vw.
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:17 PM
She's on Court 2. up 4th after Ljubicic, Lopez (only needs to win one set), and Jankovic.

junlee_vee
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Jankovic? Slam final? :spit:

I was going to say something to put this obnoxious Jankovic fan in his/her place, but your message said it all!:lol: