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MLF
Jul 28th, 2002, 03:25 PM
I always have liked Venus but thought she was very humble and respectful in her post-Raymond match interview on court when the interviewer compared her achievements to Evert and Navratilova.
She replied " I've a lot of things going for me but I don't deserve to be mentioned along with Evert and Martina yet."
The crowd warmly applauded her for it and I thought it was a nice gesture to the history of the game. If she keeps playing there's no doubt she'll be up with Chris and Matina by the time she finishes.

wongqks
Jul 28th, 2002, 03:33 PM
Venus has developed into such a true champion that even as a non fan I admire her for it. Venus will defintiely be remeber as a gracious champion which will be remembered forever in tennis

ttaM
Jul 28th, 2002, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the report.

And happy 1200th post ;)

MLF
Jul 28th, 2002, 03:35 PM
Oh thanks Matt. You know that is the pinnacle of my life so far to have 1200 posts....yeah whatever ;)

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 28th, 2002, 03:39 PM
Now the question becomes, who besides Steffi deserves to be mentioned with martina and Chrissy. I mean 20+ grandslams is hard to match.

Bероника
Jul 28th, 2002, 04:05 PM
Venus is a champion of courts and of class.

Jericho
Jul 28th, 2002, 05:40 PM
how arrogant and ungracious she is...venus continues to prove them wrong...

Althea
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:17 PM
Thanks MirjanaFan:)

Hugs and kisses Venus:)

Rubylips
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:36 PM
J Migor,your "ll crazy,lol.that was a good lol.

joaco
Jul 29th, 2002, 02:30 AM
Finally! I will start counting these occations. I hope I can get to cover my both hands;)

Jovon
Jul 29th, 2002, 03:10 AM
I got your first post oliver.....

J_Migoe:o



Venus has always been special.:D

Jericho
Jul 29th, 2002, 03:25 AM
thanks jovon...i hate to say it but im starting to see how some other peeps can get mad at us...:rolleyes:

Deira
Jul 29th, 2002, 03:31 AM
"Humble" gives me shivers. How about "gracious", "cordial", "affable", "classy" ... anything but "humble". Just my "humble" opinion ;)

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 29th, 2002, 03:44 AM
Reporter: My venus, you have become such a humble player! What triggered this transformation from your previous arrogant self absorbed hingisesque days?

Venus: well, I simply figured out that people need to be coddled to feel better about themselves. my opponents need to know that I really do care about their effort and that they really did try to beat me. These girls on tour learned very early on the junior tour that they're egos really have to be stroked for them to feel good. It just wasn't worth it to hear them crying in the locker room, "boohoo venus didn't give me a compliment, the world is ending."

To tell the truth I really only do it because its not worth all the crap I go through when I don't.

Reporter: You mean all the criticisim and negative articles?

Venus: No, I mean all the crying players in the locker room balling about me "not caring about their efforts" or "ignoring their groundies and new improved serve" or whatever! I think really maybe they should just take a self esteem course or go see Dr. Phil because the reason I lost the wimbledon final was because my arm and hand were so sore from patting all the freaking backs around the tour!

Reporter: oh my you really mean all that?

Venus: of course not! I'm joshing. oh by the way your'e doing a great job with this interview, you sould be on a prime time network.

Reporter: Oh wow really? Thank you so much venus! I'm going to go down to the station and tell them you think I deserve a raise right now!

venus rolls eyes.

Deira
Jul 29th, 2002, 03:50 AM
Priceless, Cybelle..., priceless ;)

persond
Jul 29th, 2002, 04:04 AM
:D Too funny, Cybelle, my dear; too funny!!!:D :D :D :D

Williams Rulez
Jul 29th, 2002, 10:46 AM
That was a nice gesture... :)

Sam L
Jul 29th, 2002, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by cybelledarkholmexx
Now the question becomes, who besides Steffi deserves to be mentioned with martina and Chrissy. I mean 20+ grandslams is hard to match.

Helen Wills Moody :) Afterall, she's the American woman with the MOST grand slams :)

I love all the Venus quotes here, thanx Mirjanafan :)

Congrats for winning Stanford! :D

Beige
Jul 29th, 2002, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by cybelledarkholmexx
Reporter: My venus, you have become such a humble player! What triggered this transformation from your previous arrogant self absorbed hingisesque days?

Venus: well, I simply figured out that people need to be coddled to feel better about themselves. my opponents need to know that I really do care about their effort and that they really did try to beat me. These girls on tour learned very early on the junior tour that they're egos really have to be stroked for them to feel good. It just wasn't worth it to hear them crying in the locker room, "boohoo venus didn't give me a compliment, the world is ending."

To tell the truth I really only do it because its not worth all the crap I go through when I don't.

Reporter: You mean all the criticisim and negative articles?

Venus: No, I mean all the crying players in the locker room balling about me "not caring about their efforts" or "ignoring their groundies and new improved serve" or whatever! I think really maybe they should just take a self esteem course or go see Dr. Phil because the reason I lost the wimbledon final was because my arm and hand were so sore from patting all the freaking backs around the tour!

Reporter: oh my you really mean all that?

Venus: of course not! I'm joshing. oh by the way your'e doing a great job with this interview, you sould be on a prime time network.

Reporter: Oh wow really? Thank you so much venus! I'm going to go down to the station and tell them you think I deserve a raise right now!

venus rolls eyes.

Cybell, so many Venus fans have run this particular scenario through their minds countless times! And you guys know all too well that if it were up to certain tennis fans, this would be the ideal Venus persona for those fools. :rolleyes: But I digress...to echo Deira, priceless, cybell, pricless. :D

sherry
Jul 29th, 2002, 08:30 PM
cybelledarkholmexx,
the most entertaining and on-point post I've read all day. Thanks!:bounce: :bounce: :hearts: :hearts:

Legends
Jul 29th, 2002, 08:51 PM
Classic, CDH

LMAO

Williams Rulez
Jul 30th, 2002, 08:09 AM
LMAO... nice post CDH... :D