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Marcell
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Well it was a tough match today against Alicia Molik but I was able to make it through. There were some times I played some great tennis and other times I made some mistakes I just couldn't comprehend - not that it's something I'll accept. That's just the way it was today. Alicia's been working hard to get back to where she was, and I think her level is getting there. I saw her match against Serena at Wimbledon and I really think that is a great surface for her. Anyway, it feels good to win today and keep on moving forward.

We actually started our match much later than I had expected because the men's match before us went the distance, probably about three hours. It was insane! I watched some of it towards the end, but I had been keeping an eye on the score throughout just to know when I should be warming up.

We went to this big electronics store downtown after the match, and it was fun, actually. I needed a new camera and I got one, which was nice. It's cute and I can put it in my purse. It's one of those small ones you can hold in your hand. It's not superoutrageous though. I heard the electronics stores had the latest and the greatest, but I couldn't find the latest and the greatest. Although we did see these 160 gigabyte iPods, which we thought was pretty awesome. I don't even need an iPod because I have two already, but I got it anyway - sold to the fool with the credit card! They were all asking me why I wasn't getting it, so I guess I caved. The iPod I am currently using is the one the French Open gave me last year and it has my name on it, which is nice. I got one for myself too, which says "Phoenix From the Flames, My Venus Rises" on it. I like that phrase, I think about it to help motivate me for my matches sometimes. So now I have a third iPod. We then came back to the hotel, as I'm first tomorrow and have to be ready to perform.

I did end up getting a hold of Serena - but I can't really say what she wanted to tell me. Well, basically someone said something pretty crazy to her and she just couldn't believe it. I was hoping she didn't say anything back and go crazy on them but she didn't, so that was good news. Although we're half the world away from each other, we still gossip and catch up. We always do. And even though I can't see her matches I do follow them, and I'll always give her advice on her next opponents. I tend to play a bigger variety of players for some reason.

Other than that we didn't do too much today. We're just at tennis all day, and by the time I finish press, soft tissue and stretching, we don't have time for anything else, really. I wasted a ton of time on the internet tonight; I don't even know what I was doing. I did get this group e-mail from my cousins though; they went to Serena's website and they were telling us to go to the WTA's site to see the picture of my mom and I, which was taken before my second match...

I finally started my swimsuit design tonight, too. I've done the front and I'm doing the back now. I'm struggling with these stupid computer line drawings... I'm just drawing the butt in now. It looks like a triangle right now. It looks pretty lazy. I'll just have to keep doing it over and over again. This is just the beginning of the work I've been meaning to do over the last few days, it's going to be tough to meet my deadline, I'll have to pull a lot of all-nighters. But hopefully I won't have to do that. I always find a way to meet a deadline.

I have to tell you this story about my mother. When you're on the road, if you ever want to send anything back home you can usually just give it to the hotel and they'll do it for you. Anyway, we got this stuff in Korea last week and so my mom wanted to send some of it back - a jewellery box, other stuff - and so she comes in with these empty Gatorade boxes to do it herself! We were teasing her so much, saying like she'll get boxes delivered to the room, or we'll put this old pair of tennis shoes in and send it back; we started singing "Gypsy Woman" by Crystal Waters, you know, "She's just like you and me, but she's homeless," stuff like that. We do tease her a lot. One time she was taking these passport photos and she tried to have the same serious expression in each one, but each one was slightly different - and we laughed so much that eventually she just threw the pictures out! Don't get me wrong, we love our mom... we're just teasing.

So tomorrow I'm playing Caroline Wozniacki, a really good young player who has been working very hard, just like everyone else. I played her in February this year in Memphis, and I just remember being very glad to have won that match. I try not to overanalyze what the next person is going to do, I'm just out there to play my game. I don't worry too hard. Hopefully I'll play my best tomorrow.

Until next time...

xxx

Venus

tennnisfannn
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Loving every moment of this blog, Venus sounds like the hardest working person I know, what a full life. Nice insight into Oracene as well!!

xr6turbo
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Venus :yeah:

Kworb
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Great blog once again, respect for her opponents and some humor too!

hotandspicey
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Oh my God Vee! She is so funny. Glad to hear Rena did not spaz on anyone. :lol: Poor Oracene. being teased like that. :lol:

Renalicious
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:40 PM
I love her blog...I wish she would blog more often. :sad:

Highlandman
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:41 PM
:yeah: Great blog again :worship:

Michael!
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Venus always tells us a lot of things.
That´s great...:drool:
I like it that her blogs are very detailed and I think Venus enjoys it ;)

tennnisfannn
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:47 PM
I wonder how we can let her know we love her blogs, wish the wtatour would leave us room for comment.

eugreene2
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:53 PM
I'm becoming addicted to Venus' blog. I couldn't wait for day 4. LOL

volta
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:53 PM
love it :hearts: :hearts:

KennyChante4ever
Oct 4th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Venus is just so interesting. :) I love details like this:

Although we're half the world away from each other, we still gossip and catch up. We always do. And even though I can't see her matches I do follow them, and I'll always give her advice on her next opponents. I tend to play a bigger variety of players for some reason.

tonythetiger
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Another fantastic blog! I just love reading her comments and seeing things from her prospective. Venus, if you're reading this, please know that I'm so happy you're healthy and I keep you in my prayers. What you give us is such a gift and I love watching you play and win. Although you do make me nervous as heck sometimes when I watch you play live matches. Sometimes I have to tape the matches and find out if you've won so that I can comfortably watch the match without shaking like a freakin' leaf through every point. LOL!!

Congrats and keep winning and playing hard!! Finish the year strong and healthy and win those elusive slams next year starting with the Aussie and then the French baby!!

Radix2
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:06 PM
I love it, it is very insightful but at the same funny. Everyone is so well written.

simba
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:08 PM
i like her blog. nice

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:09 PM
The third Ipod is for me...She just text me the UPS tracking number..It's somewhere over the pacific right now...:dance:

2moretogo
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Vee is really holding it down with these blogs... Unfortunately I know have that Gypsy woman song in my head, "la da di la da dah, la di la da dah..." over and over in my head, driving me crazy.

friendsita
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Sold to the fool with the credit card! jajajajajajajajajaja!
Great blog, I just love her!!!

Harju.
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:23 PM
LOL. Vee is a great blogger.
Too bad she finished reading the book. She was so into it and it cracked me up.

Slutiana
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:40 PM
great blog once again. She should become resident blogger. Shes really good. Her blogs this week are one of the best i have read from a player. After tursunov of course. :lol:

Direwolf
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:42 PM
hahaha.. so she now has a TRIpoD..
hehehe...
aww foor mama Cene..
hehehe...
could never replace her far another coach..!!

yups.. i guess that..
thats whats great playing a tier III, cuz
you would be playing different opponents...
unlike in tier I/IIs in which
you would be playing the same people again and again...
which is good aswell...

vwfan
Oct 4th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Another fantastic blog! I just love reading her comments and seeing things from her prospective. Venus, if you're reading this, please know that I'm so happy you're healthy and I keep you in my prayers. What you give us is such a gift and I love watching you play and win.

Although you do make me nervous as heck sometimes when I watch you play live matches. Sometimes I have to tape the matches and find out if you've won so that I can comfortably watch the match without shaking like a freakin' leaf through every point. LOL!!

Congrats and keep winning and playing hard!! Finish the year strong and healthy and win those elusive slams next year starting with the Aussie and then the French baby!!ya know!!!:lol:

winone23
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:03 PM
I'm becoming addicted to Venus' blog. I couldn't wait for day 4. LOL

:lol: :lol: :lol:

winone23
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:04 PM
I wish Venus could blog for a year.

V-MAC
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:55 PM
and who said Vee doesn't know anything about other players on the tour? (Serena aside) Vee :worship:

doni1212
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:24 PM
So who do you think said something crazy to Serena, :tape: ?

John.
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:24 PM
I wish Venus could blog for a year.

Me too - It's been great

Pureracket
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:53 PM
*Pureracket panting hard from racing to read Venus' blog*

Honestly, I think this blog is better than any interview or article Venus has ever done. Ironically, I don't typically like any of her interviews because they're not usually all that insightful, but the blogs let us know something I didn't know every single time.

Denise4925
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:10 PM
So who do you think said something crazy to Serena, :tape: ?

I have one guess. :lol:

Denise4925
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:13 PM
*Pureracket panting hard from racing to read Venus' blog*

Honestly, I think this blog is better than any interview or article Venus has ever done. Ironically, I don't typically like any of her interviews because they're not usually all that insightful, but the blogs let us know something I didn't know every single time.

I think it's because usually their tired after the match and don't like half the reporters who ask the same dumbass questions over and over again, trying to start some mess or twist their words. In her blogs, she can say what she feels and it's right there in black and white without being twisted into something the media thinks is a juicy story.

frontier
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:14 PM
She should consider a career in communication after tennis,oops she is a Gemini they are good at communication.It is well written and shows that Vee has some formal education.:worship:

Infiniti2001
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Quite entertaining Miss Vee http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7959/blowkisshe3.gifMeanwhile I especially love the "sold to the fool with the credit card.":lol: I can so relate, but thankfully there's something known as buyer's remorse :tape:

Fan_of_Venus
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Great blog. :bounce:

Soothing
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:10 PM
I did end up getting a hold of Serena - but I can't really say what she wanted to tell me. Well, basically someone said something pretty crazy to her and she just couldn't believe it. I was hoping she didn't say anything back and go crazy on them but she didn't, so that was good news. Although we're half the world away from each other, we still gossip and catch up. We always do. And even though I can't see her matches I do follow them, and I'll always give her advice on her next opponents. I tend to play a bigger variety of players for some reason.

In regards to what someone said to Serena, could the comment stated afterwards about giving advise on opponents have something to do with it? I like the fact that Vee includes info about Serena because her blogs give some incite into her as well. I can't imagine Serena blogging, so this is probably the closest will get to true insider info.;)

esquímaux
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Serious indeed. Oracene puts on the mean mug during Vee's matches :lol:

moon
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Quite entertaining Miss Vee http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7959/blowkisshe3.gifMeanwhile I especially love the "sold to the fool with the credit card.":lol: I can so relate, but thankfully there's something known as buyer's remorse :tape:


that was my favorite part too. :)

SV_Fan
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Love Ya Vee

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 5th, 2007, 12:02 AM
Amazing Blogger.

Love you Vee!

new-york
Oct 5th, 2007, 12:19 AM
:hearts:.

iPatty
Oct 5th, 2007, 12:21 AM
I've enjoyed reading her stuff this week.
she's really knowledgable and witty. and not like maria sharapova's attempt at humor, she just has a nice tone about her.

vettipooh
Oct 5th, 2007, 01:43 AM
Vee's blogs get better and better each time. No one tops these blogs!! I want more!!!!! Glad she reveals the humourous side of her. She's a real comedian.

Vlover
Oct 5th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Great! She has brought so much attention to these little tournies.:worship:

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Oct 5th, 2007, 02:44 AM
I love the anecdote about her mother. I just pictured Venus and her sister singing the Gypsy Woman song and it seems pretty funny.