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Marcell
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Naked truth is Serena loved baring almost all for charity



NEW YORK (AFP) - Eight-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, declaring she has recovered from a nagging thumb injury, said she was proud to show off her body in a nearly nude magazine photograph for charity.


Two days before she plays her first match at the US Open against Germany's Angelique Kerber, eighth seed Williams made clear she was not embarrassed at baring nearly all in the latest issue of Jane.

In the picture, part of a series for the charity "Clothes Off Our Backs", Williams wore only high-heel shoes and held carefully placed flowers and a hand to cover her more private areas.

"I thought it was a great photo. It was for a great cause," Williams said. "I thought it was simply divine personally. I have gotten a lot of great compliments on it."

Serena had struggled with a sore thumb this year but she declared that is behind her and she expects to play well in the Flushing Meadows fortnight despite playing no Wimbledon or US Open tuneup events.

"Thumbs up," Williams said. "I'm totally fine. I'm always playing with not many matches. I've been practicing so much. I'm so excited the US Open is here. I'm pretty much over practicing. It's dreadful. I'm ready to play matches.

"It's definitely important to play matches but I also think it's important to have faith in your game."

Williams also addressed one less-than-complimentary remark, US television commentator Mary Carillo's comment that the Williams sisters should have dominated women's tennis more than they have but have not lived up to their potential.

"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

While the US siblings have been injured and inconsistent at times, they have amassed a formidable total of Grand Slam titles.

Serena Williams won her eighth Grand Slam singles title last January at the Australian Open, her third title there to go with two each at Wimbledon and the US Open and a 2002 French Open crown.

Serena's elder sister, Venus Williams, won her sixth Slam singles crown last month at Wimbledon, adding her fourth All-England title to two US Open titles.

Williams followed up her Slam victory at Melbourne with a title at Miami, beating world number one Justine Henin in the final, but was drummed out of her past two events by Henin, losing in Wimbledon and French Open quarter-finals.

They could meet again in a US Open quarter-final next week, but Williams said the event is wide open.

"There are a lot of players who can win," she said. "I'm thinking it's going to be me."



http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070825/sp_afp/tennisusaopenwilliams_070825202231

Slutiana
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:44 PM
:spit: stellar serena's back!

carillo's a bitch though, just 2 years ago she was saying how Sharapova's a better player than serena :tape::o

Olórin
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:46 PM
"There are a lot of players who can win," she said. "I'm thinking it's going to be me."

This is becoming my signature :haha:

Olórin
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:47 PM
:spit: stellar serena's back!

carillo's a bitch though, just 2 years ago she was saying how Sharapova's a better player than serena :tape::o

I know, AO 2005 semi right? Mary Carillo:tape: Give me Mary Jo any day :)

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:48 PM
:lol: Oh Serena, how I love thee :lol:

schorsch
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:37 PM
this is becoming a habit. commentators bitching about serena and journalists asking questions quoting them (stich...) and everytime serena just simply can point out she's been more successful than the commentators :haha: some commentators are simply pathetic lol.

Kworb
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:39 PM
"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

:haha: :worship:

I love you Serena

Serenita
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:40 PM
:worship: Serena :worship: , Carrilo what can i say?

pigam
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:43 PM
I understand Serena's reply totally, but if we're completely hounest here, it makes no sense at all.

The fact that Carillo was never an "ace" doesn't take away from the fact that she has the right/knowledge to say that Serena could have been even more dominant.

People who follow Serena in this argument should never again post any commentary on this board again, because non of us has "impact" on the sport as any other player has/had.

Again, I understand why Serena's saying it, but I don't see how it is making Carillo look like a fool. (not saying she isn't one, I don't know her ;) )

It's not because I don't know how to play the violin that i can't tell when someone gives an awfull off key rendition of a Mozart Sonate.

It's not because I'm not a great actor myself that I can't say that Britney Spears' acting is horrible.

It's not because I don't play professional tennis that I'm not allowed to say that Dokic is a wasted talent.

...

zoo
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:45 PM
"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."


so true Serena!!! and so hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

starr
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:45 PM
"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

:haha: :worship:

I love you Serena

Andrea Jagger has had more effect on tennis history than Mary Carillo, so I can't see why Serena would be excited about having more effect on tennis history than Mary.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:46 PM
I just think that Carillo's comments (while sometime on point) are out of taste, and so I think that's why Serena said what she said.

Without the knee/parent's divorce/sister's murder/ankle injury in 2005-2006 she DEFINITELY could have been more dominant, but the fact that she WAS dominant PERIOD, and has a desire to regain it, shows how dedicated she REALLY is to tennis :yeah:

cellophane
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:47 PM
It's not because I don't play professional tennis that I'm not allowed to say that Dokic is a wasted talent.
...

True, but all you said is going to fall on dead ears anyway. ;)

Marcell
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:49 PM
I understand Serena's reply totally, but if we're completely hounest here, it makes no sense at all.

The fact that Carillo was never an "ace" doesn't take away from the fact that she has the right/knowledge to say that Serena could have been even more dominant.

People who follow Serena in this argument should never again post any commentary on this board again, because non of us has "impact" on the sport as any other player has/had.

Again, I understand why Serena's saying it, but I don't see how it is making Carillo look like a fool. (not saying she isn't one, I don't know her ;) )

It's not because I don't know how to play the violin that i can't tell when someone gives an awfull off key rendition of a Mozart Sonate.

It's not because I'm not a great actor myself that I can't say that Britney Spears' acting is horrible.

It's not because I don't play professional tennis that I'm not allowed to say that Dokic is a wasted talent.

...




I think why Carillo looks like a fool is because she makes it seem like the sisters just wasted their talent and never explain the circumstances that prevented them from playing up to their potential. Only recently has she started to explain the reasons. Before 2003, they were doing quite well. When you experience a death as they did, tennis becomes secondary in your life.

cellophane
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:50 PM
I just think that Carillo's comments (while sometime on point) are out of taste, and so I think that's why Serena said what she said

All Carillo has said was that someone with Serena's talent should have more slams. It was complimentary if anything.

pigam
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:54 PM
I think why Carillo looks like a fool is because she makes it seem like the sisters just wasted their talent and never explain the circumstances that prevented them from playing up to their potential. Only recently has she started to explain the reasons. Before 2003, they were doing quite well. When you experience a death as they did, tennis becomes secondary in your life.

I agree, totally.
Therefore, imho, a far more intelligent reply from Serena would be something like:
"I would like MC to explain how I should have focused on tennis while my sister was murdered and I had heavy surgery, that's all I say about this topic"

because than, it would have become really painful for Carillo, because she would have to face facts.
Now, why would carillo feel bad? she knows she's not serena, she never said she was, ...

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:57 PM
All Carillo has said was that someone with Serena's talent should have more slams. It was complimentary if anything.

Not this comment in particular, but some of her comments in general.

Like during the 2005 AO, Mary said something about Maria not giving a rat's ass about Serena's injuries :unsure:, and how even after Mary said that Maria crumbled, that she was still the better player :unsure:

But I do have to :bigclap: her, because she NEVER gave up on Serena in Miami, even AFTER the bagel.

Olórin
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:57 PM
All Carillo has said was that someone with Serena's talent should have more slams. It was complimentary if anything.

It was a backhanded compliment imo.

And I agree with what everyone's said.

Beny
Aug 25th, 2007, 11:16 PM
overconfident once again...

she either wins the US Open (one can never count her out of course, but I don't think this will happen this time) or loses in the QF or worse

Pheobo
Aug 25th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Carillo is such a ****. I like how Serena handled that question :haha:

Olórin
Aug 25th, 2007, 11:29 PM
overconfident once again...

she either wins the US Open (one can never count her out of course, but I don't think this will happen this time) or loses in the QF or worse

Thanks for the insight Mystic Meg:rolleyes:

cellophane
Aug 25th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Carillo is such a ****. I like how Serena handled that question :haha:

Pretty much like she always does. :tape: I think reporters love to egg her on or something.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 25th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Yeah, it's kinda like the whole "Hingis has no formal education" thing. They KNOW what they're asking her :shrug:

mykarma
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:36 AM
Naked truth is Serena loved baring almost all for charity



NEW YORK (AFP) - Eight-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, declaring she has recovered from a nagging thumb injury, said she was proud to show off her body in a nearly nude magazine photograph for charity.


Two days before she plays her first match at the US Open against Germany's Angelique Kerber, eighth seed Williams made clear she was not embarrassed at baring nearly all in the latest issue of Jane.

In the picture, part of a series for the charity "Clothes Off Our Backs", Williams wore only high-heel shoes and held carefully placed flowers and a hand to cover her more private areas.

"I thought it was a great photo. It was for a great cause," Williams said. "I thought it was simply divine personally. I have gotten a lot of great compliments on it."

Serena had struggled with a sore thumb this year but she declared that is behind her and she expects to play well in the Flushing Meadows fortnight despite playing no Wimbledon or US Open tuneup events.

"Thumbs up," Williams said. "I'm totally fine. I'm always playing with not many matches. I've been practicing so much. I'm so excited the US Open is here. I'm pretty much over practicing. It's dreadful. I'm ready to play matches.

"It's definitely important to play matches but I also think it's important to have faith in your game."

Williams also addressed one less-than-complimentary remark, US television commentator Mary Carillo's comment that the Williams sisters should have dominated women's tennis more than they have but have not lived up to their potential.

"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

While the US siblings have been injured and inconsistent at times, they have amassed a formidable total of Grand Slam titles.

Serena Williams won her eighth Grand Slam singles title last January at the Australian Open, her third title there to go with two each at Wimbledon and the US Open and a 2002 French Open crown.

Serena's elder sister, Venus Williams, won her sixth Slam singles crown last month at Wimbledon, adding her fourth All-England title to two US Open titles.

Williams followed up her Slam victory at Melbourne with a title at Miami, beating world number one Justine Henin in the final, but was drummed out of her past two events by Henin, losing in Wimbledon and French Open quarter-finals.

They could meet again in a US Open quarter-final next week, but Williams said the event is wide open.

"There are a lot of players who can win," she said. "I'm thinking it's going to be me."



http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070825/sp_afp/tennisusaopenwilliams_070825202231
"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that." Tell her lil sis. :lol::lol::lol:

mykarma
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:39 AM
All Carillo has said was that someone with Serena's talent should have more slams. It was complimentary if anything.
Yeah right. :lol:

woosey
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:45 AM
:spit: stellar serena's back!

carillo's a bitch though, just 2 years ago she was saying how Sharapova's a better player than serena :tape::o

she sure did - during the australian open match. i nearly fell off my chair and have detested carillo since.

of course serena goes onto win the match, leaving carillo speechless. :rolleyes:

mykarma
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:48 AM
she sure did - during the australian open match. i nearly fell off my chair and have detested carillo since.

of course serena goes onto win the match, leaving carillo speechless. :rolleyes:
Now that's an oxymoron. :lol:

GoDominique
Aug 26th, 2007, 02:57 AM
Williams also addressed one less-than-complimentary remark, US television commentator Mary Carillo's comment that the Williams sisters should have dominated women's tennis more than they have but have not lived up to their potential.

"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."
Arrogant b**** doesn't realise her comment makes zero sense. Babygurl got no brains anyhow.

mykarma
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:06 AM
I agree, totally.
Therefore, imho, a far more intelligent reply from Serena would be something like:
"I would like MC to explain how I should have focused on tennis while my sister was murdered and I had heavy surgery, that's all I say about this topic"

because than, it would have become really painful for Carillo, because she would have to face facts.
Now, why would carillo feel bad? she knows she's not serena, she never said she was, ...
She doesn't owe Carrillo an explanation, she responded to the reported that asked her a question. Perhaps you should be responding to how Mary could have made a more intelligent comment.

Knizzle
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:12 AM
"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

Get her Serena! :rolls: :spit:

Thanx4nothin
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:13 AM
:yeah: Serena well said, finally someone shuts carillo up.

GoDominique
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:16 AM
:yeah: Serena well said, finally someone shuts carillo up.
LOLOL. That comment is definitely not "well said". It is horribly said. And it will not shut Carillo up, because why should it?

jonnyroyale_13
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:21 AM
Serena is always well said.
Keep calling it like you see it Serena:yeah:

Thanx4nothin
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:22 AM
LOLOL. That comment is definitely not "well said". It is horribly said. And it will not shut Carillo up, because why should it?

Not the dominique twerp again, I wish YOU would shut up. :o

kiwifan
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:26 AM
this is becoming a habit. commentators bitching about serena and journalists asking questions quoting them (stich...) and everytime serena just simply can point out she's been more successful than the commentators :haha: some commentators are simply pathetic lol.

"I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

:haha: :worship:

I love you Serena

Serena's been taking Carillo's shit forever :fiery:...

...I'm glad she's finally starting to give a little back. :devil:

Chance
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:16 AM
loved the last quote!

Asaph
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Serena had a smart and snappy come back Carillo has been negative towards them for years. Also, unless you were there who knows how the reporter asked the question? The way it was asked could have made Serena feel defensive. Anyway, what haters don't like is Serena has already made history. Even if she retired tomorrow she would be in the history books. Maybe Carillo will be known for her broadcasting but it certainly won't be for her tennis.
Bite me w/ the stupid logic argument. You haters wouldn't know logic if it jumped up and bit you in the ass. (You probably couldn't understand sarcasm either). Serena's comment fit the context of the remark and the history of the types of remarks Carillo has made towards the entire Williams family.

Apoleb
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:28 AM
Actually, what I really love about that quote is the second part:

""I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

:haha: :haha:

Morrissey
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:45 AM
No Carillo always has something negative to say about the Williams Sisters and she's a covert racist. Its such a pleasure to read the article and Serena finally put Carillo right back in her place where she belongs.

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 26th, 2007, 05:53 AM
This will shut up Mary if Serena is crushing opponents during Labor Day Weekend.

If not then she's going to find a way to spin this back around as she always does.

It was a cute statement and probably will make Mary think twice about saying anything else.

And I'm happy that Serena has taken pride in baring almost all for charity, this opinion coming from someone who will bare it almost all just for the hell of it. :tape:

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 26th, 2007, 06:54 AM
I agree, totally.
Therefore, imho, a far more intelligent reply from Serena would be something like:
"I would like MC to explain how I should have focused on tennis while my sister was murdered and I had heavy surgery, that's all I say about this topic"

because than, it would have become really painful for Carillo, because she would have to face facts.
Now, why would carillo feel bad? she knows she's not serena, she never said she was, ...

Really? Because both Serena and Venus have stated all the above numerous times to explain (not excuse) how their last couple of years have been for them. Dear ears and blind eyes for sure.

Stamp Paid
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:05 AM
Actually, what I really love about that quote is the second part:

""I think I've had a little more effect on tennis history than she has," said Williams. "I'm pretty excited about that."

:haha: :haha:

LMAO, me too.