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Susie
Oct 29th, 2001, 12:26 AM
<font color=hotblue><u>Round 1</u></font><br />Serena Williams def. Silvia Farina Elia 6-0 6-2

<font color=hotblue><u>Quarter-Finals</u></font><br />Serena Williams def. Justine Henin 6-3 7-6

<font color=hotblue><u>Semi-Finals</u></font><br />Serena Williams def. Sandrine Testud 6-3 6-0

<font color=hotblue><u>Finals</u></font><br />Serena Williams def. Lindsay Davenport W/O

<font size=3 color="#33FFCC">CONGRATS SERENA! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> </font>

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RMC
Oct 30th, 2001, 06:49 AM
Susie et. al. , do you know the time in Eastern Standard time? I am getting confused as to what time the goddess will play.

Thanks,

RMC

moon
Oct 30th, 2001, 03:01 PM
nat vs. asv starts at 5:30 (11:30am est), so I'm assuming that Serena will be starting sometime between 1:30 and 2pm est, depending on how long the other 2 women last. I expect it will be a dogfight.

Jovon
Oct 30th, 2001, 07:24 PM
Looks like Serena hasn't lost her form from the Open. Great win Serena 6-0,6-2!

RMC
Oct 30th, 2001, 07:37 PM
I hear that Serena will play the winner of the Henin-Anke match? Since that match is tomorrow, when does Serena play again?

CanIGetAWhat
Oct 30th, 2001, 09:09 PM
<marquee><font size=6 color=magenta>Congratulations Serena on a wonderful victory!</font></marquee>

<font size=4 color=blue>An interview with Serena Williams</font>

Q. How good was it to come back on court?

SERENA WILLIAMS: It was pretty exciting to be back on court. I've been waiting a while. I've been wanting to play a lot of tournaments sooner, but I wasn't able to. It's great to be back.

Q. And have you been surprised that you came back so strong?

SERENA WILLIAMS: No. I've been working really hard at home. I'm on a mission. I have some goals that I set for myself. I have to reach those goals. I'm tired of seeing people ranked ahead of me that just shouldn't be.

Q. You'll be playing Justine Henin or Anke Huber in the next round. Which one do you prefer?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I've never played Anke. I played Justine once. But I think it would be nice for the Germans for Anke to do well here. Really to me, it doesn't matter. It should be a good match, for sure.

Q. Do you know Anke will play maybe her last one?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah. That's why I say it will be nice if she does well here. Other than that, it doesn't really matter to me.

Q. Looked pretty easy out there today. The game is pretty much in line with what you hoped for in the later stages of this tournament?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I don't think I actually served very well today. I missed a few too many first serves. Overall mentally I think I was okay. Things that I worked on, I was able to do. That's why I was able to make it look so easy - if you kind of just attack some balls, be out there less than an hour. I think other than that it was pretty easy. Actually, it wasn't that easy. She played good. She made me run. She made me work. I don't think the score did any justice.

Q. You mentioned goals. What are some of your next goals?

SERENA WILLIAMS: My next goal is to be No. 1. I'm going to have to play more tournaments, play better in the Grand Slams. Honestly, I can do it. I've been motivated. I need to do it. Maybe I can work harder to get to that goal.

Q. There's a good player called Venus, Venus Williams. How about her?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm going to have to take down anyone who stands in my way (laughter).

Q. How is she feeling now? Is she hurt with her hand?

SERENA WILLIAMS: We're just having some troubles. We were working hard. It was all muggy in Florida, rainy, just hot. She's having some issues again. But she should be okay soon enough. Don't worry.

Q. You might take advantage of her not being here.

SERENA WILLIAMS: I can't, because I can only play this one tournament. By the time January comes back, she'll be back into it. We're both working hard. It's definitely going to be a rivalry for future reference, for sure.

Q. Is it much the same injury she had before?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yes.

Q. Is there anything they can do to stop it recurring? She had quite a long layoff last time.

SERENA WILLIAMS: She did have a long layoff last time. I think this time it should be okay. We have a trainer now we work with all the time, so...

Q. What sort of things can she do to try to prevent it?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I would suggest prayer (laughter). Besides rehab and tons of ice.

Q. It's not something that's going to need surgery.

SERENA WILLIAMS: I don't think so, no. We're not too much into surgery. I'm really afraid of that.

Q. What is the score between you two?

SERENA WILLIAMS: What is the score?

Q. How many matches did you win? How many did she win?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I don't know. You guys are the press. You keep up with that, not me. You guys usually have all those stats. I don't usually have all those stats.

Q. I don't believe that you don't know.

SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm sorry. I don't believe I'm still here.

Q. Would you care to elaborate on that?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I mean, I'm ready to go home. I'm tired. I'm hungry. Come on.

Q. In the circumstances of, you know, what has happened with Venus, the injury, are you disappointed that apparently some people seem to think it may not be as bad as has been made out, she might have come just the same? Lindsay was one of the people yesterday who sort of was saying she was a little bit skeptical.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Skeptical?

Q. Yes. She's not sure.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Everyone has their own opinion. You can't stop anyone from having their own opinion. The only people that know the truth are Venus and the people around her. I myself know Venus wasn't on the practice court when I was there. Venus would stay at home when I went to the practice court because she couldn't practice. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think actually some of us should actually be happy she didn't come instead of complaining about it. I mean, honestly.

Q. If I may say so, that's a good remark. A question about Munich. Are you going to stay here to see something about Munich after you finish the tournament?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I don't know. I want to go home and take a break. I've been working really hard these past few days, these past few weeks. I want to go home, just hang out with my dogs and family without having to do so much tennis things. I just want to take a week off and just relax. I want to be at home. When you're practicing, it's not like you're at home because you're always on the court, stretching, working out, at the gym. I've been here before. I've actually been to the Oktoberfest. I've been a bit of Munich before. Maybe next time.

Q. So you speak some German.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Ich spreche kein Deutsch.<br /> <br />http://www.wta-wm.de/images/photogallery/SerenaTraining20011028a.jpg

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CanIGetAWhat
Oct 30th, 2001, 09:12 PM
<font size=6 color=red>[b]Brin' the trophy home, Serena and good luck against Anke/Justine!!!!</font>

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011030/capt.1004475487sanex_championships_ymun111.jpg<br />U.S. tennis player Serena Williams celebrates her 6-0, 6-1 victory over Italy's Silvia Farina Elia in their first round match at the WTA Sanex championships at the Olympic Hall in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011030/capt.1004475724sanex_championship_xmun110.jpg<br />U.S. tennis player Serena Williams hits the ball during her first round match against Italy's Silvia Farina-Elia at the WTA Sanex Championships tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011030/capt.1004476046sanex_championship_xmun109.jpg<br />Serena Williams, United States, hits the ball during her first round match against Italy's Silvia Farina-Elia at the WTA Sanex Championships tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/reuters/20011030/537903123.jpg<br />Dienstag 30. Oktober 2001, 22:09 Uhr<br />Serena Williams waves to supporters after her victory over Italy's Silvia Farina Elia in the first round match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich, October 30, 2001. Williams won 6-0, 6-1. (Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011030/imdf30102001154039a.jpg<br />Serena Wiliams of the U.S. returns a ball to Italy's Silvia Farina Elia during their first round match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich's Olympic indoor arena, October 30, 2001. Williams won the match 6-0 6-1. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011030/imdf30102001153116a.jpg<br />Serena Wiliams of the U.S. prepares to serve against Italy's Silvia Farina Elia during their first round match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich's Olympic indoor arena, October 30, 2001. Williams won the match 6-0 6-1. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

<font size=5 color=blue>I love this Serena outfit along with the one she wore at Indian Wells</font> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Susie
Oct 30th, 2001, 11:25 PM
<font size=6 color="#33FFCC"> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> CONGRATS SERENA!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> </font>

Did us proud today! Good luck in quarters! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Thanks for the pics and interview Danny <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

LucasArg
Oct 31st, 2001, 03:40 AM
GREAT PICS, AND LOVELY INTERVIEW.

I like when she says that coment about the score of today's match vs. Farina Elia, She is so dignity.

I love u RENA <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Jovon
Nov 2nd, 2001, 06:16 PM
Well after the "sick break" for you know who, Serena did manage to post a win (and yes, it was a great match to watch, altho I was really concerned at times...you know...her mental lapses...

Loved the play of Henin, tho' she really blew it with her poor serves. Up next, Testud, and I think Rena should be able to dispose of her, that is if she can stay focused, and play like we know she can.

ps. You know all this could have taken place yesterday, without all the drama, if you know what I mean. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 2nd, 2001, 06:28 PM
your welcome, Susie <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011102/imdf02112001101229a.jpg<br />Serena Williams of the United States returns a ball to Belgiums Justine Henin during their quarter final match of the WTA women´s world championships in Munich November 2, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 7-6 to reach the semi finals. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011102/imdf02112001101327a.jpg<br />Serena Williams of the United States reacts after a successful volley against Belgium's Justine Henin during their quarter final match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich, November 2, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 7-6 to reach the semi finals. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011102/imdf02112001101749a.jpg<br />Serena Williamsof the United States laughs after the successful matchpoint, with her broken racquet, against Belgium's Justine Henin in their quarter final match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich, November 2, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 7-6 to reach the semi finals. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011102/imdf02112001102751a.jpg<br />Serena Williams of the United States blows a kiss to her supporters after defeating Belgium's Justine Henin in their quarter final match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich, November 2, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 7-6 to reach the semi finals. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011102/imdf02112001105636a.jpg<br />Serena Williams of the United States returns a ball to Belgium's Justine Henin during their quarter final match of the WTA women´s world championships in Munich, November 2, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 7-6 to reach the semi finals. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011102/capt.1004723189germany_world_championship_ymun107. jpg<br />U. S. tennis player Serena Williams returns to Belgium's Justine Henin in their quarter final match of the womens WTA tennis world championship in the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. Williams won 6 - 3, 7 - 6. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011102/mdf78922.jpg<br />Serena Williams returns a ball to Belgium's Justine Henin during their quarter final match of the WTA women's world championships in Munich, November 2, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3, 7-6 to reach the semi finals. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011102/capt.1004718790germany_world_championship_ymun108. jpg<br />U.S. tennis player Serena Williams waves to the crowd after defeating Belgium's Justine Henin 6 - 3, 7 - 6 in their quarter final match of the womens WTA tennis world championship in the Oympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011102/capt.1004721668germany_tennis_women_world_champs_y mun101.jpg<br />U.S. tennis player Serena Williams backhands to Belgium's Justine Henin in their quarter final match at the womens WTA tennis world championship in the Oympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011102/capt.1004721973germany_tennis_women_world_champs_y mun105.jpg<br />U. S. tennis player Serena Williams, holding her racket with torn strings, reacts after beating Belgium's Justin Henin 6 - 3, 7 - 6 in their quarter final match of the women's WTA tennis world championship in the Oympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)<br />~~~~~~~~~~<br /><font size=4 color=red>Good luck to Serena in the semi-finals. Imagine that, a rusty Serena who hasn't played a match since the US Open, roaring through her half of the draw and suprising everyone by reaching the semi-finals and possibly the finals! By golly, ain't Serena rusty! woohoooooooo!</font>

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RMC
Nov 2nd, 2001, 08:10 PM
Those pictures take my breath away. I have such a crush on Serena. I can't believe anyone thinking she looks too masculine, or not attractive. And I am considered pretty fussy.

Thanks so much CanIGetAWhat.....

Susie
Nov 3rd, 2001, 12:31 AM
<font size=6 color=yellow> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> CONGRATS GOLDEN PRINCESS!!!</font> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Good luck tomorrow Serena! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Susie
Nov 3rd, 2001, 12:43 AM
<font size=3 color="#33FFCC">An interview with Serena Williams - Friday 2nd November 2001</font>

Q. You mentioned last time you wanted to make your way to No. 1 and there were a number of players ahead of you that shouldn't be. Was she one of them? What do you think of her game?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I wouldn't say she is because she works hard, she plays a lot of tournaments, and she wins a lot. So she deserves to be ranked where she is. But I have a decent record. I only played her twice. She played me a lot better this time. I had to make sure. She's working on new things. I think her game from the short time of The Open till now has went up like 50, 60%, which is a lot. I think she did really well. I think she's a good player.

Q. Were you pleased to get it over in straight sets?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Oh, for sure.

Q. Were you dreading a third?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Dreading a third?

Q. Yes.

SERENA WILLIAMS: No. I could be out there ten hours, it wouldn't matter. I'm all day. I stay all day. I'm in the best shape right now, mm-hmm. Actually, I'm ready to go run a marathon really quick (laughter).

Q. Did you have problems staying concentrated in the second set, especially on her serve? Basically the only points you won the last couple games on her serve were double-faults.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Really? No, I lost focus a bit. But I was able to come back. I never doubted the fact that I would win. I just never doubt that I am going to go out. I don't think like that anymore at all.

Q. Are you still not surprised to play so well after not playing tournaments for a month and a half?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I really didn't think I played that great today. I played decent in the first set. I was at home, I was working really hard on my serve. It's still not coming for me right now. Next round hopefully it will be better. I'm not doing bad (smiling).

Q. Have you ever won a match point that way before? Have you ever won a point in that way before?

SERENA WILLIAMS: No, not at all. That was crazy. I kept trying to come to the net. It's like, "Come on, come on." Finally I made it. A volley. Another volley. "No." Another volley. "No." She hit a lob. It was on the backhand, too. I was like, "Gosh." But I practiced that shot in practice. Venus and I, when we're at home, my dad always has us work on those shots. The little doubles that we do play, I hit that shot well.

Q. Did you have a broken string on your racquet on that point or not?

SERENA WILLIAMS: No. When I was younger actually my dad used to always say, "Every time you break a string, don't change the racquet immediately, play the point out." These days, if I break a string, I walk off the court and get a new racquet. Those years of doing that eventually paid off a bit.

Q. Your string wasn't broken on that match point?

SERENA WILLIAMS: It was. It was broken three different places. It was crazy.

Q. You say you're in good shape now. You say you could go and run a marathon.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, maybe not (smiling).

Q. You're in good shape. Really, has the end of the season come at the wrong time for you?

SERENA WILLIAMS: No, not at all. I'm a real health nut now. I don't think so. You know what, tennis players don't really get much time off. I can only take a week, at the most a week and a half off, before I start practicing again. I don't think it came at the wrong time. I think if I can end this year on a good note, very positive. I don't have many points to defend in Australia - actually nowhere except for The Open I did well. Other than that, I lost in the quarterfinals. It's pretty easy to get to the quarterfinals.

Q. Have you and Venus got any school stuff from now till Australia?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah. I thought I was going to play all -- I was supposed to play like five tournaments this fall. I only entered one class. If I had known I was going to play one tournament, I would have been in more classes. I'm only in one class. I actually had a class online. That's really simple. You can take your computer and go anywhere. I didn't get in any classes because I thought I was going to play a full fall schedule.

Q. Where are you planning to start the year? How much are you going to play through to the Lipton?

SERENA WILLIAMS: You guys are going to get tired of seeing me. Let's put it that way. I'm going to be everywhere, "Hey."

Q. Will you be in Sydney?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, yeah.

Q. Is there anything in particular you hope to show in your game next year that you've been trying to get into it before but it really hasn't come the way you'd like it to?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, for sure. There's something in particular I've been really working on - actually a few things. You guys are going to be really excited to see in January (laughter).

pisces
Nov 3rd, 2001, 02:22 AM
rmc,you so right.I would die for SERENA body.Her backslide talk to you.IT SAYS <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> TO THIS.BELIEVE ME ,I HAVE A A**,BUT BABY GOT BACK,FRONT.She is out of this world.

Jovon
Nov 3rd, 2001, 03:28 PM
Serena won, Serena won, 6-3, 6-BAGEL over Testud!!

You gotta admit the girl is AWESOME!!!!!

Beat Lindsay, like you beat the other #1 player(MH) at the US OPEN!!!! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

Go SERENA <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Susie
Nov 3rd, 2001, 03:40 PM
<font size=6 color=hotpink>CONGRATS SERENA!!!</font>

Wooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo yay yay yay! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Congrats to Sandrine too! I like her! Shame it was a bagel for her but still.....

One more one more! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Susie
Nov 3rd, 2001, 05:11 PM
<font size=3 color="#33FFCC">An interview with Serena Williams - Saturday 3rd November 2001</font>

<br />Q. Looks like you're gathering strength a bit as the week goes on. Is that how it feels in your tennis?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, for sure. I'm feeling a lot better. I'm serving a little better. I talked to my dad yesterday a long time, because I wasn't too happy with the way I played yesterday. He told me, "That match is over; you don't need to think about it anymore."

Q. You guys have had a pretty good run, you and your sister, against Lindsay this year. You haven't lost to her all season.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Really? I didn't know that.

Q. She's been playing pretty well, won three tournaments in a row. How do you see tomorrow?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Whatever happened in the past is the past. Trust me, neither me or she is going to be thinking about what the past record is. This is the last match of the year. She wants to win it; I want to win it. You know, that's old news. It's just old news now.

Q. She said it's a little bit weird for her to be No. 1. She didn't win a Grand Slam this year. She didn't get to a final. She follows the rules, goes along and plays. What do you think about the fact she's No. 1, not Venus or Capriati?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, she's been winning a lot of tournaments. She won the past three tournaments. She's very consistent. She's playing a lot of events. Those points up there are really close. It's really close up there. Anyone could be No. 1 at any given point in time, those three players. It's very close.

Q. On the same theme, I gather they are talking about changing the point structure to put more weight on the Grand Slams and one or two other of the bigger tournaments in which you play. Do you think that's a good move? Do you have any feelings on that? In other words, the better you do in things like the Slams and probably things like Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, the more it will be reflected in your ranking.

SERENA WILLIAMS: I think maybe -- I don't know. I think a lot of people could go out and play the Grand Slams, they play it too hard, then they get to the other tournaments and don't play as hard. I think no matter what tournaments you're in, not only you, but also for the tournament directors, I think you should go out and play every match as hard as you can. I think since the Slams are special, maybe there should be a few more points at the Slams, yeah.

Q. You have some fond memories of this hall.

SERENA WILLIAMS: I do. I haven't lost in this hall. I'm trying to keep it that way. I love playing here. We'll see tomorrow.

Q. Was there ever any question in your mind about you being able to play here or were you sure all along?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I became afraid to fly. I suffer from xenophobia. That's my only issue. I don't like to fly to start out with. It took all my guts to get on the plane. The next thing I know, I was here. I said a lot of prayers, prayed. I think that's the worst way to die, is on a plane, or maybe drowning. I don't care, I have too much time on my hand (laughter). But I think that's the worst way. I was really afraid. I was.

Q. Did you take some good pills before you got on the plane?

SERENA WILLIAMS: No. I just said some prayers, went from there.

Q. A long flight.

SERENA WILLIAMS: It wasn't that bad. It actually wasn't that bad. It wasn't as bad as going to Australia. No flight is long to me compared to Australia. It's like everything else is quick.

Q. When you're home, people are playing tournaments, you're not there, are you watching?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Oh, yeah. That's another thing that made me want to come. I was watching, what was it, Filderstadt. I was like, "oh, I wish I could be there." I wanted to be there so bad. I wanted to be in the competition. I knew I could have been in the final there. I knew I could have done well there. I wanted to play there. That really kind of motivated me to get off my bum (laughter).

Q. You're watching all the matches or what?

SERENA WILLIAMS: They only show like the finals. Unfortunately, Venus and I don't have cable at the house (laughter).

Q. Too expensive?

SERENA WILLIAMS: It's a little too expensive. We don't have cable. We're only able to catch the finals (laughter). Actually, Venus was getting that fixed when I left.

Q. Will this make it easier for you to fly now that you've sort of done it this time?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I think so. I think getting up the first time and going. I'm okay. The security is unbelievable now. Well, at the big airports, I left out of Miami. The line to get through is literally like two hours. But, fortunately, I didn't have to wait in the line like that. I think things are hopefully going to be a bit better.

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 3rd, 2001, 07:03 PM
<font size=5 color=yellow>Good luck in the finals, Serena</font>

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011103/capt.1004809989sanex_championships_xmun105.jpg<br />Serena Williams, of the United States, returns to Sandrine Testud of France, during their semifinal match at the WTA Sanex Championships tennis tournament in Munich, southern Germany on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001. Williams won 6-3, 6-0. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011103/imdf03112001114936a.jpg<br />Serena Williams from the United States returns a ball to Sandrine Testud from France during their semi final match at the Sanex Championships in Munich, November 3, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 6-0. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011103/imdf03112001114854a.jpg<br />Serena Williams from the United States gestures after winning her semifinal match against Sandrine Testud from France at the Sanex Championships in Munich, November 3, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 6-0. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011103/imdf03112001114756a.jpg<br />Serena Williams from the United States returns a ball to Sandrine Testud from France during their semi final match at the Sanex Championships in Munich November 3, 2001. Williams won the match 6-3 6-0. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/onlsport/20011031/470679555.jpg<br />Mittwoch 31. Oktober 2001, 11:10 Uhr <br />30.10.2001 München, Deutschland, Die US-Amerikanerin Serena Williams am Dienstag (30.10.2001) in ihrem Match beim Tennis Damen-Masters in München. © Jan Pitman/Onlinesport

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http://sanexwtatour.com/content/gallery/SerenaWheel3.jpg<br /><font color=magenta><br />~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</font><br /><font size=5 color=magenta>Congrats Serena on a terrific week and tournament!</font>

http://sanexwtatour.com/content/gallery/LindsSerenaTV.jpg<br />(Sanex Championships-Munich, Germany) Lindsay and Serena do a joint TV interview after Lindsay had to default the final match due to injury.

http://sanexwtatour.com/content/gallery/SerenaPressSun.jpg<br />(Sanex Championships-Munich, Germany) Serena talks to the media after winning the 2001 Sanex Championships.

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http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011104/capt.1004892971germany_sanex_championships_xmun105 .jpg<br />Serena Williams poses with the winner's trophy at the end of the women's WTA World Championships tennis tournament in Munich, southern Germany on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Williams received the trophy after country fellow Lindsay Davenport had to resign from her final due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011104/capt.1004894832germany_sanex_championships_xmun106 .jpg<br />Serena Williams speaks to the spectators at the end of the women's WTA World Championships tennis tournament in Munich, southern Germany on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001 while country fellow Lindsay Davenport, right, looks on. Williams received the trophy after Lindsay Davenport had to resign from her final due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011104/capt.1004895067germany_sanex_championships_xmun107 .jpg<br />Serena Williams poses with the winner's trophy at the end of the women's WTA World Championships tennis tournament in Munich, southern Germany on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Williams received the trophy after Lindsay Davenport had to resign from the final due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011104/capt.1004895319germany_sanex_championships_ymun107 .jpg<br />Serena Williams looks at her trophy during the victory ceremony of the women's WTA tennis world championships in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Williams became world champion after compatriot Lindsay Davenport pulled out of the final match with a knee injury. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011104/capt.1004895434germany_sanex_championships_ymun106 .jpg<br />Serena Williams, left, holds the trophy while standing with tennis legend Billie-Jean King during the victory ceremony of the women's WTA tennis world championships in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Williams won after Lindsay Davenport pulled out of the final match with a knee injury. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011104/capt.1004896038germany_sanex_championships_ymun104 .jpg<br />Serena Williams, left, holds the trophy while chatting with compatriot Lindsay Davenport during the victory ceremony of the women's WTA tennis world championships in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Davenport pulled out of the competition with a knee injury. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/i/ukie/afp/sge.nvc02.041101164334.photo00.default-271x384.jpg<br />dimanche 4 novembre 2001, 18h01 <br />US Serena Williams holds the trophy of the Women Masters tournament in Munich, 04 November 2001. Williams was suppose to play compatriot Lindsay Davenport but the 25-year-old Californian withdrew from the final due to an injury on her right knee. AFP PHOTO EPA/DPA/FRANK LEONHARDT AFP/MATTHIAS SCHRADER/ms/hpl/gh/sd-no

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Becool
Nov 4th, 2001, 01:13 AM
Those pics and those interviews are fantastics <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Go Serena!!!!!!<br /><font color=hotblue size=6 face=glowworm>Go Serena!!!!!</font><br /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Susie
Nov 5th, 2001, 12:56 AM
<font size=3 color="#33FFCC">An interview with Serena Williams - Sunday 4th November 2001</font>

Q. You haven't played a lot of matches this year like you wanted to. How frustrating is it to miss out on the last one?

SERENA WILLIAMS: It's more strange than frustrating. I completely understand the position that Lindsay is in.

Q. When did you find out about the possibility there wasn't going to be a match?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I was playing around 12:15, 12:20-ish. They came on the court, got me, talked to me about it.

Q. Did you get a chance to talk to Lindsay about it a little bit?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I talked to her about it. She's feeling pretty rough. I think she had this injury before. You can see in her match yesterday at the end, she was holding her leg. I just hope she gets better soon. I never had a win like this before.

Q. Sorry?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I never had a win like this before.

Q. You're going to go home now and start getting ready for Australia?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm going to go home. I've been waiting. I'm ready to get back. I'll take maybe a day off (smiling). I'll get ready for Australia. I'm playing really well now, working hard in practice. I know what I need to do.

Q. You said the other day No. 1 is what you wanted to do. Can you talk about your goals for next season?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm just looking for some titles, winning. I'm sure if I win the titles, the ranking is going to come. I'm just going to be focused. We'll see what happens, like I say. Keep thinking positive, stay focused throughout the year than just bits and parts.

Q. You are going to play more tournaments, you were saying?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Hopefully, if things work out. If I stay healthy, I'm definitely going to try to play a few more events. If not, we'll see. We'll have to wait and see what all happens. I can't predict the future.

Q. Did you talk to Lindsay? What did you say to her?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I just made sure she felt okay. Like I said, I kind of know how it is to be a bit injured. She was really nervous because I think she had to go out.

Q. How about for the fans? They came out to see the match, bought the tickets. How do you feel about that?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, obviously all my sympathy goes out to the fans. I never really have been to many events, but if it was something like this happened, I would feel pretty bad. But at the same time you have to understand it's athletics. That's why my dad always encouraged us to go to school and get an education. You never know what happens. All of a sudden one day you could be in a car accident. It may be different if I was a doctor; you can still go on. As an athlete, you have to think about these things. I can completely understand.

Q. In conclusion, what is your view of these championships being here in Germany rather than Madison Square Garden? Do you think it worked, been a success?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I think it's been a great success. I think the tournament director here is wonderful, a great guy, I know him. I have a clean record here in Munich, so... (laughter). I like it here. Whenever I play here, I'm going to keep winning. I've been pretty tough here, really tough. It's a good city. It's a great city. It's nice. It's a good part of the year, nice in fall. A nice way to end the year. The Germans here are really nice. They always come out and support the event, so I think it turned out pretty well.

Q. Is it weird to make that much money without playing for it?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I worked for it years ago, years and years ago. I definitely worked for it and I earned it. Would you feel weird if I gave you a check? Come on (laughter)? I'm ready to accept.

Susie
Nov 5th, 2001, 12:59 AM
<font size=6 color=orange> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> CONGRATS SERENA! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> </font>

Good luck in 2002! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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chanda norton
Nov 5th, 2001, 12:21 PM
Nice photos..

<img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

I can't wait until 2002, it appears that Baby girl is definately on a mission, I hope she can stay healthy... I look forward to the rivarly between the sisters..... <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Jovon
Nov 5th, 2001, 12:59 PM
CONGRATS SERENA!!!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />