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Eiffel
May 30th, 2003, 03:15 PM
"It's like an American thing. Pretty much everyone thinks they're overweight. I currently
Williams outclassed German Barbara Rittner 6-2 6-1 to register her 29th successive grand slam win.
Williams, who was beaten by Henin-Hardenne at the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina last month, is determined to avenge the defeat, given recent criticisms the Belgian has a better all-round game.
Williams shrugged off the jibes again yesterday and dealt with another sensitive issue: her weight.
"Well, I haven't stepped on a scale in about six, seven years," said the world No. 1, who says she weighs 59kg. "I will never step on a scale, so I'm not sure if I lost weight or not.
believe like I need to lose 15 pounds (7kg). Even Venus says she needs to lose 15 pounds, which we know is ridiculous.
"I can get depressed . . . because muscle weighs a lot."
Williams says her game can take on an even more threatening dimension as she heeds the advice of former great Billie Jean King and Wimbledon finalist Zina Garrison, who have been urging her to attack the net more.
"There's nothing like having confidence," Williams said.
"When I'm coming to the net, I feel like I'm going to make my volley every time.
"Before, honestly I didn't really enjoy to come, but now I look forward to the net and that is the big difference." :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Flatstat
May 30th, 2003, 03:19 PM
59kg? Doesn't she know you have to put Both Legs on the scale? :p

Cariaoke
May 30th, 2003, 03:19 PM
Eiffel is 59 kg about 135 pounds, I'm guessing, right? When Serena said that in her interview she was joking. She knows she doesn't weigh 135 pounds... she said she hasn't stepped on a scale in 6 or 7 years because she'd get depressed. She'd like to believe she weighs 135 when it's more like 165. Good ol' denial. :)

leslie
May 30th, 2003, 03:22 PM
I notice Serena has lost quite a bit of weight.

Cariaoke
May 30th, 2003, 03:24 PM
when will people learn not to take every word Serena says literally... here are the quotes:
Q. Can you talk about your fitness after Key Biscayne, what specifically did you do? Did you lose weight? Do you feel leaner? What did you do between then and now?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, I haven't stepped on a scale in about six, seven years. I never will step on a scale, so I'm not sure if I lost weight or not.
I just worked a lot on my fitness, my legs, because coming into a clay court season, it's very important to have your legs in the best possible shape that you can be in, as well as obviously some gym stuff.
You go into Roland Garros, clay court season, I expected to play a few more matches in the clay court season, but I didn't.
You know, usually you have to be in really good shape.

Q. Why don't you like stepping on the scales? Is it because you can look in the mirror and just see how you are without getting it measured?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think it's like an American thing. No woman in America -- pretty much everyone thinks they're overweight. I currently believe like I need to lose 15 pounds (laughter). Even Venus says she needs to lose 15 pounds, which we know is ridiculous.
I don't know, that's just the way we are.

Q. So you don't step on the scale?
SERENA WILLIAMS: No. I can get depressed. Because muscle weighs a lot (smiling). I am 135 (laughter).

notice the "laughter". *sigh*

SJW
May 30th, 2003, 03:25 PM
LOL!!!!! the girl is funny :D

59 Kgs?! ROTF!!!! :D im around that and Serena has height and curves on me :o

i cant believe u take everything so literal...wtfs ur problem?? :rolleyes:

SJW
May 30th, 2003, 03:26 PM
LMFAO@the laughter :D:D

Serena always has ppl cracking up

Cariaoke
May 30th, 2003, 03:28 PM
Serena's a damn fool! On ESPN2, she told Chris Fowler that she's putting herself on punishment for losing in Rome. So she said, she's not leaving her hotel room to go out and have fun and she won't until she takes her tennis seriously. http://www.shad0wb0xer.com/vs2/images/smilies/rip.gif

SJW
May 30th, 2003, 03:30 PM
LMFAO omg she always has me ROTF :hearts:

while its u whos usually got me ON the floor :o

Cariaoke
May 30th, 2003, 03:33 PM
"legs wide, elbows low, gettin' dirty on the flo' " :o

SJW
May 30th, 2003, 03:35 PM
on the flo is where i be
getting freaky with Cari :o

Cariaoke
May 30th, 2003, 03:37 PM
moaning and groaning
the neighbors shol be phonin'
makin' sjw scream for more
while the 5-0 is at my door :o

SJW
May 30th, 2003, 03:40 PM
huffing and puffing
giving good lovin
left wantin for nothin
not the police whos handcuffin :o

Cariaoke
May 30th, 2003, 03:46 PM
love it when you shake it fast
givin' me plenty to grab
not ashamed to let me know
how deep you want me to go