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SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:55 AM
1) has anyone ever met them?
2) what were they like?
3) if u have met them where did you meet them?
4) have you ever been to one of their matches?

ive got ladies QF day tickets 4 Wimbledon for Centre Court....and i seriously hope 1) they both get that far and 2) the AELTC put them both on centre court...

if i see them live i would die with excitement never mind about if they spoke to me :eek: id probably collapse and hit my head or stutter while talking or burp in their faces or something :o

but then again im DYING to meet them and im going the whole first week anyway just to see if i can stalk them around the ground :o

so if you hear of anyone being arrested for strange behaviour around the sisters first week of Wimbledon....yea thats prolly me lol :o

im so excited i dont know how im gonna get through the next 2 months :bounce: :bounce: (especially cos i missed Wimby last year...)

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:05 AM
Uh oh, you're inviting the haters in to relay their bad experiences with them.:rolleyes:

I went to the US Open Final last year, and all I will say is that you will be amazed. Seeing it in person is nothing like TV. They hit the ball with such tremendous power, it's just amazing.

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:07 AM
no im just wondering if its wise to approach them or will they diss me in the middle of the AELTC (i dont believe they are that type of people but my friend SWEARS thats what Serena did to her last year) :)

as for the match(es), snipers couldnt stop me from going ;)

1jackson2001
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:10 AM
Nope, but I'm planning on seeing a match of Venus's live soon. :) (During summer hardcourt season when she swings by Stanford to be exact ;))

BK4ever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:11 AM
Last summer when I worked the open, I was in the players lounge looking for Chanda and I saw Vee and Mashona and I walked up to them and asked if they had seen Chanda as she had a guest...They both looked at me with this blank stare and didnt even answer...

total bitches...

Vee can obviously be very sweet when she wants to be, but she can come off as a stoic bitch to those that don't know her personally...

I dont think it would have taken much out of either of them to say "no, we havent seen her".

Whatever..still love Vee's tennis ;)

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:12 AM
LOLOLOL dude thats what i am totally feeling will happen to me :(

kell
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:15 AM
I've watched them practicing at the Australian Open a few times(with their mum and family watching them). They seem...well...normal. Most tennis players are. :D Some people stick around the practises to chat and get autographs, but I don't. I kinda feel sorry for them, always having strangers mobbing them.(the again, when they earn as much as they do, it's hard to really feel sorry for them)

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:15 AM
LoL:D

BK4ever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:19 AM
LOLOLOL dude thats what i am totally feeling will happen to me :(

dude...I'm a girl...where is this idea that I have a penis coming from...people are always referring to me as dude :confused:

I've said it many times and I'll say it again...I'm a girl and a very girlie one at that ;) :wavey:

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:22 AM
sorry i call everyone dude (male or female) :(

im an American surfer caught in an English persons world :eek:;):D

ur lucky cos b4 i was acting like i stepped straight outta Nu Yuwork ;):D:wavey:

ill get it right.......girlfriend ;)

BK4ever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:30 AM
sorry i call everyone dude (male or female) :(

im an American surfer caught in an English persons world :eek:;):D

ur lucky cos b4 i was acting like i stepped straight outta Nu Yuwork ;):D:wavey:

ill get it right.......girlfriend ;)

ur forgivin :kiss:

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:36 AM
:):o

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:39 AM
sorry i call everyone dude (male or female) :(

im an American surfer caught in an English persons world :eek:;):D

ur lucky cos b4 i was acting like i stepped straight outta Nu Yuwork ;):D:wavey:



:confused: :confused: :confused:

We don't talk like that. I have never used dude in my life. I think that's more of a west coast thing.

If you want me to type like we speak, I'll show you how it's done. ;)

First, It's New Yawk, not Nu Yuwork.

N' we tawk like this, motha, weatha, brotha. Basically, we have no r's in owr vocabulary.

N' accordin' to my speach class, we say education wrong. She says it's ed-u-ca-tion. We pronounce it Ed-jew-ca-tion. But, whateva.

Oh, and no g's in ing words, like readin', and workin'.

There is a little lesson for ya. ;)

:wavey:

Mr. Man
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:41 AM
I've never met them, I'm sure a tourny isn't gonna come to a little town in Texas *cough* and my van anytime soon.

I guess I'll just have to travel to see the sisters, traveling is a bitch.

:devil: to all the lucky dawgs.

Deira
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:44 AM
Venus Forever ... you sure you ain't from Philly talkin like that???? ;) :)

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:49 AM
Well, I wish you could hear me say it, it's kinda hard on the internet to type it.

But, I'm all New Yawker.;)

raquel
Apr 21st, 2003, 03:22 AM
I was at the sisters match on Court 2 at Wimbledon last year vs. Hrdlickova/Schnyder. We were right behind Hrdlickova/Schnyder's seats but we could still hear a few big laughs from Serena at the changeovers. They signed some autographs but we couldn't get round in time. What struck me seeing them live was how elegant Venus was! Just the way she carried herself on court, you don't get an idea how tall and graceful she is on TV. If you are going to Wimbledon this year SerenaJ, best chance to get close to them would be first couple of days on week 2 if they play doubles. They always get court 2 or 3 as those are the biggest of the outside courts, because I saw them the year before on Court 3 too.

tennnisfannn
Apr 21st, 2003, 03:31 AM
I met serena at the hopman cup and just before she went in to play Iroda and I yelled out that i loved her and she did not even look up. I thought she was rude. After the match i was at the entrance waiting for an autograph and she was very charming. I noticed the same just before she went to play doubles with Blake and she had this stoic focused look and so did James. After the match they were both so relaxed and were chatting freely with the fans. I guess how players respond to fans depends on when you meet them.

spokenword73
Apr 21st, 2003, 04:18 AM
I met Serena at the estyle tourney 2000 after her semi-final win over Hingis...she was very pleasant, signing autographs and smiling...what struck me is that I was fairly close to her and it didn't seem like she is 5'10, she seemed a lot shorter :)

~RedRose~
Apr 21st, 2003, 04:50 AM
I met Venus after a practice session at Adidas in Sydney. She was my first pro i ever saw in person ..... well Seles was but that was from far away (olympics) ... She is so cool (Venus!) ....

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 04:54 AM
I met Venus after a practice session at Adidas in Sydney. She was my first pro i ever saw in person ..... well Seles was but that was from far away (olympics) ... She is so cool (Venus!) ....

When was this??

2001 was the last time she was at Sydney, but that was for doubles. Is that when??

Because she hasn't played singles there since like 1999, or even before.

~RedRose~
Apr 21st, 2003, 04:56 AM
2002 .... she was there because of Serena.

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:01 AM
Oh, cool.:)

Becool
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:57 AM
WOW great experiences you guys :D
I love to hear what you fans have to tell us about how it was to see a player near you, or how it was to talk with them :D

OMG SerenaJWilliams! I wish you a tremendous good luck, and I hope you're able to talk with them, hug them, and etc LOL! Then you come to tell how it was! BTW I hope you meet them after a victory, then the possibily for them to be in a good humour will be better :D

doloresc
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:39 PM
ive got ladies QF day tickets 4 Wimbledon for Centre Court....and i seriously hope 1) they both get that far

it's comments like this that convince you're NOT a genuine williams fan


if i see them live i would die with excitement never mind about if they spoke to me :eek: id probably collapse and hit my head or stutter while talking or burp in their faces or something :o

yet another suspicious comment.

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:47 PM
r u sure ur name isnt Joseph McCarthy?? :confused:

doloresc
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:49 PM
r u sure ur name isnt Joseph McCarthy?? :confused:

sjw, you're NOT fooling anyone with your negativity so DON'T think you are.

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:50 PM
btw there isnt anything wrong with saying "i hope" :rolleyes: if i say "i know" and shit, that 1) makes me arrogant 2) the next thing i know one (or both) of them is upset 1st round (ala Rolland Garros) :rolleyes:

with people like u im not surprised the Red Scare was so massive in the USA :)

thanks to everyone else for their positive input :) its made me more relaxed lol :wavey:

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:51 PM
sjw, you're NOT fooling anyone with your negativity so DON'T think you are.

i guess u cant fool a fool

seriously.....answer the question or LEAVE ME ALONE

doloresc
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:55 PM
btw there isnt anything wrong with saying "i hope" :rolleyes: if i say "i know" and shit, that 1) makes me arrogant 2) the next thing i know one (or both) of them is upset 1st round (ala Rolland Garros) :rolleyes:

with people like u im not surprised the Red Scare was so massive in the USA :)

thanks to everyone else for their positive input :) its made me more relaxed lol :wavey:

why would you name yourself serenajwilliams yet CONTINUOUSLY make negative assertions about either serena or venus or both? it's illogical and makes you look like an utter fraud!

i love how you had to resort to commenting on my citizenship. you're incapable of NOT being negative.

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 12:58 PM
why would you name yourself serenajwilliams yet CONTINUOUSLY make negative assertions about either serena or venus or both? it's illogical and makes you look like an utter fraud!

i love how you had to resort to commenting on my citizenship. you're incapable of NOT being negative.

i dont have to prove anything to you.....im not even sure youre a HUMAN youre just a fraud

now dont you have some possible Communists to be taunting?

no one passes judgement on me but god, and while u doing your best impression, ur not the almighty one

have a nice day :wavey: seriously :)

Chance
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:19 PM
I think you're being too sensitive,doloresc.

*abby*
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:29 PM
geez lighten up doloresc
wots gotten up ur arse :p
serenaj is not a fraud she can defend the williams sisters as good as the next person
she is more likable, however, because she isnt an arrogant fan
she can have a laugh about them just like everyone else
peace ;)

Pureracket
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:41 PM
I met Venus at Amelia Island '02 right after she'd won the title. She was very nice, and she even asked me what my name was!!!!! She signed my autograph, and told me "good luck" on a project that I was working on.

doloresc
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:46 PM
geez lighten up doloresc
wots gotten up ur arse :p
serenaj is not a fraud she can defend the williams sisters as good as the next person
she is more likable, however, because she isnt an arrogant fan
she can have a laugh about them just like everyone else
peace ;)

abby, the problem i have with sjw is that i think she's NOT a genuine williams fan. look at fans of other players on this messageboard. do you see them speaking with underlying negativity about their favorites? i don't. i'm sure if a seles fan or clijsters fan, for example, spoke of monica and kim in the way that sjw speaks of both venus and serena, their fans would speak out against that poster.

sjw is, without question, entitled to his/her opinion and he/she is entitled to make these comments just as much as i am entitled to refute them.

*abby*
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:50 PM
fair enough.
she may not be a genuine williams fan in your eyes but at least i no she is a genuine jenny fan :p :rolleyes:

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:52 PM
ok dumbassc

find a post where i have been NEGATIVE about SERENA (the one i claim to love to bits)

then we will talk. put up or shutup

until then i hear North Korea is still Communist...get to work Joseph

ur theory hold as much water as a fishing net. i think u have a feeling of pure resentment to my person

to the others.....im sorry this thread has been turned into a witch hunt by this poster. have a nice day :wavey:

doloresc
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:52 PM
fair enough.
she may not be a genuine williams fan in your eyes but at least i no she is a genuine jenny fan :p :rolleyes:

that sounds more accurate. :)

selesrules
Apr 21st, 2003, 01:59 PM
I saw Venus & Serena at the US Open last year, they were practicing. After they finished the practice, there was a little girl around 8 years old who approached them and said with her little cute voice "hi venus & serena! i love you! can I have your autograph please". The little girl was eating an ice cream cone, so Venus had the nerve to violently take away the cone from the girl, she threw it on the floor and then Serena crushed it with her foot. And then Venus told the little girl, here's your autograph and she kicked the ice cream cone (what was left of it!) and it came on the little girl's face. The little girl started crying and ran away. Venus & Serena started laughing at her and Venus even said "and don't comeback you bitch!".

*abby*
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:06 PM
LOLOLOLOL @ selesrules
cool mental image heeheehee

and serenaj im not sayin ur not a genuine fan just in dolorescs eyes :confused: :confused:
love u :hearts:

until then i hear North Korea is still Communist...get to work Joseph

ur theory hold as much water as a fishing net

LOL!heehee LMFAO :D

sorry doloresc but shes good :p

doloresc
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:11 PM
ok dumbassc

find a post where i have been NEGATIVE about SERENA (the one i claim to love to bits)

then we will talk. put up or shutup

until then i hear North Korea is still Communist...get to work Joseph

ur theory hold as much water as a fishing net. i think u have a feeling of pure resentment to my person

to the others.....im sorry this thread has been turned into a witch hunt by this poster. have a nice day :wavey:

it makes you look so credible that you're incapable of stating your case without insulting me. continue on, sjw.

Chance
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:15 PM
SR, is Marcus your idol. Ah I guess imitation is the best form of flattery ;)

This was posted by JD4EVA a few months ago..(hope he doesn't mind)

Venus was more than happy to take photographs and it was at the Casino. She was going to have dinner with Oracene and my friends and I went up to her and ask for a picture. She said "sure" and gave her mother her handbag and said she'd meet up with her. And then we took the picture and Venus was chatting and laughing with us and then Serena came up and said 'Let's go Venus' and we asked Serena for a picture and she rolled her eyes and just walked off.

Venus was really nice and funny, I commented on how long her arms are and she said:

"Honey, these are a pain. Try looking for clothes that have sleeves this long and then you'll realize what pain actually is"

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:16 PM
it makes you look so *idiotic* that you're incapable of stating your case without *stalking* me. *book ur tickets to the fareast* dumbassc.

:wavey:

Glenn
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:19 PM
Go Sarah, it's ya birthday... ;)

Muhahaha.
OK I'm bored... lol

MarcusRock
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:31 PM
I saw Venus & Serena at the US Open last year, they were practicing. After they finished the practice, there was a little girl around 8 years old who approached them and said with her little cute voice "hi venus & serena! i love you! can I have your autograph please". The little girl was eating an ice cream cone, so Venus had the nerve to violently take away the cone from the girl, she threw it on the floor and then Serena crushed it with her foot. And then Venus told the little girl, here's your autograph and she kicked the ice cream cone (what was left of it!) and it came on the little girl's face. The little girl started crying and ran away. Venus & Serena started laughing at her and Venus even said "and don't comeback you bitch!".I thought you had me on ignore selesrules. Yet, you describe a scenario strangely similar to one of the several animations I've created on the Wlliams sisters and posted here. Sunset's right. I AM your hero, aren't I? LOL.

Now if this thread were on Steffi, then you'd have something to share with us, right?

http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/marcusrock/Bslap-sr-x3.gif

Chance
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:35 PM
Well getting back to the original subject, I got this from CNNSI Jon Wertheim's Tennis Mailbag


I took my eight-year-old niece to Arthur Ashe Kids Day in New York. All she could talk about was having Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati sign her ball. Once there, my niece decided that she wanted to stand in front of the players' lounge in an effort to get their signatures. Of course, we saw everyone (Monica, Jennifer, Jelena, etc.), and they all said, "Not right now, after practice." My niece looked at me and said, "I'll never get their autographs because they will be too tired after practice." With a sigh she said, "Let's go." At that moment, who should we walk into but Serena Williams. My niece immediately asked for her autograph, but the gentleman Serena was with stated, "No, not right now." But Serena stopped him by saying, "No, it's OK. Come here little girl." She signed the ball and entertained my niece's conversation about how she was her favorite player. We ended up walking with Serena to the practice court. Serena may not remember this encounter, but my niece will for the rest of her life. Once we returned to Maryland, she told everyone about meeting Serena and getting her autograph. That evening, my niece fell asleep hugging that ball, stating that Serena was her idol. I was happy for my niece. It's nice to meet your idol and not be disappointed.
--Davis Shannon, Maryland

Glenn
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:36 PM
Steffi still has the best forehand ever! :D

MarcusRock
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:39 PM
Regarding the topic at hand, it all depends on when you approach a player whether they'll be more receptive to you. Almost no player will respond to you when they're on their way to a match (and in most cases, after). The best time to catch a player is after a practice session. I posted a thread a few days ago talking about how I got in a good chat with Els Callens at Amelia Island. She had just come from practicing. In fact, most of my really good pictures of players from that tournament came at a time when they'd just finished practicing.

Regarding the Williamses, I don't know how successful you're going to be. They have personal security whereas most other players rely on the tournament's security. I think that unless they're in a "secure" location, their security won't let you get close enough to get in a converstion. At a tennis location anyway.

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:40 PM
sunset: i also read that and it had me close to tears

Serena is something else :D:hearts:

MarcusRock
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:42 PM
Well getting back to the original subject, I got this from CNNSI Jon Wertheim's Tennis Mailbag


I took my eight-year-old niece to Arthur Ashe Kids Day in New York. All she could talk about was having Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati sign her ball. Once there, my niece decided that she wanted to stand in front of the players' lounge in an effort to get their signatures. Of course, we saw everyone (Monica, Jennifer, Jelena, etc.), and they all said, "Not right now, after practice." My niece looked at me and said, "I'll never get their autographs because they will be too tired after practice." With a sigh she said, "Let's go." At that moment, who should we walk into but Serena Williams. My niece immediately asked for her autograph, but the gentleman Serena was with stated, "No, not right now." But Serena stopped him by saying, "No, it's OK. Come here little girl." She signed the ball and entertained my niece's conversation about how she was her favorite player. We ended up walking with Serena to the practice court. Serena may not remember this encounter, but my niece will for the rest of her life. Once we returned to Maryland, she told everyone about meeting Serena and getting her autograph. That evening, my niece fell asleep hugging that ball, stating that Serena was her idol. I was happy for my niece. It's nice to meet your idol and not be disappointed.
--Davis Shannon, MarylandSee? Told you.

selesrules
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:51 PM
LMAO. I came here way before MarcusRock and I've always done sarcastic jokes like this from the very beginning. If anything, he's the one who copied me.

MarcusRock
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:53 PM
LMAO. I came here way before MarcusRock and I've always done sarcastic jokes like this from the very beginning. If anything, he's the one who copied me.Riiiiight. Funny no one noticed though. LOL. Guess you're that forgettable huh? LOL.

selesrules
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:59 PM
I've had about a billion "LOL" replies on this message board. Do some research. It's just that I'm not obsessed about it like you are.

MarcusRock
Apr 21st, 2003, 03:03 PM
I've had about a billion "LOL" replies on this message board. Do some research. It's just that I'm not obsessed about it like you are.PROOF: selesrules doesn't have me on ignore like he said he did.

So how are you to be believed in this instance? :o

busted

jenny161185
Apr 21st, 2003, 07:06 PM
Im not a huge williams fan and went to see them at the collins cup - you have to appreciate them for their amazing abilitly. serena played first then venus then capraiti - hantuchova followed. Anyway Serena signed about ten autograph's and then left. After Venus' match I think she signed about three and then left the court, capriati signed the most , all the girls seemed genuinely friendly ecept Hantuchova she seemed full of herself(even after losing to capriati)

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 07:16 PM
awwwwww Danis cute! she was in the Eurosport commentary booth at the end of last year and she was just so nice chatting over the match :)

katrientje
Apr 21st, 2003, 07:28 PM
I saw Vee play in Antwerp twice this year.
I always start to wonder where the ideas of them being arrogant come from. Venus seems extremely friendly, sweet and respectful... Such a sunny personality. She took all the time in the world to hand autographs to everybody who wanted one, etc...
I am still waiting for Serena to come to antwerp so I can see her too

*abby*
Apr 21st, 2003, 07:43 PM
I saw Vee play in Antwerp twice this year.
I always start to wonder where the ideas of them being arrogant come from. Venus seems extremely friendly, sweet and respectful... Such a sunny personality. She took all the time in the world to hand autographs to everybody who wanted one, etc...
I am still waiting for Serena to come to antwerp so I can see her too

i dont think that venus is arrogant not at all, just serena
sorry to any serena fans :p

SJW
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:35 PM
:fiery::mad:;):p