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Mad-About-Venus
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:11 PM
this is a bit too much:

Q. It was suggested on TV that the only person that can beat you is you. How accurate do you think that is?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think that's definitely a hundred percent accurate. I mean, all the matches I've lost I've pretty much beaten myself. It's not like I went out and did everything I could have done and played great, was just amazing. It hasn't been. It's been that way for a couple years now. Whenever I lose, it's not because the girl I lost to just played an outstanding match; :fiery: it's normally because I'm making 80 errors, just not doing the things I need to do.
So I think that's a very accurate statement.


Serena, I love you girl, you are da bomb, but this is not right. I still love you though.

treufreund
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:13 PM
this girl is soooo cocky! I mean, come on, sometimes her opponents also make mistakes and still win!

tenn_ace
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:24 PM
nobody else makes unforced errors, right?

so you can say that if Ai played to her full potential today, she would have won...

Serena, you are turning annoying very quickly :o

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:29 PM
this is a bit too much:

Q. It was suggested on TV that the only person that can beat you is you. How accurate do you think that is?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I think that's definitely a hundred percent accurate. I mean, all the matches I've lost I've pretty much beaten myself. It's not like I went out and did everything I could have done and played great, was just amazing. It hasn't been. It's been that way for a couple years now. Whenever I lose, it's not because the girl I lost to just played an outstanding match; :fiery: it's normally because I'm making 80 errors, just not doing the things I need to do.
So I think that's a very accurate statement.


Serena, I love you girl, you are da bomb, but this is not right. I still love you though.


Her cockyness has been debated to death on this board...The only thing that you are intertested in doing is inviting haters to come and bash...look at the very first response...:rolleyes:

You still love her...Yeah right... :rolleyes:

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:30 PM
And she is right...if she plays her best, she CANT BE BEAT...

cheeky
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:31 PM
this topic with that exact same quote has all ready been discussed,lets move on please!!

Mad-About-Venus
Jun 1st, 2003, 03:35 PM
Topshotta, I am not saying Serena has not given Ai any credit at all. I am just saying that the padding on her shoulder is a bit excesive.

Haters are going to hate no matter what, this is my opinion and if your opinion is that she is right by making that kind of statement then so be it. If you think I hate her because I don't agree with what she says, deal with it.

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:10 PM
Let me give you a bit of advice:

If you don't like Serena, stop watching her matches. Especially her interviews.

In her ESPN interview she said that she made too many errors, and AI played well. What more do you want her to say?

I know:

The other girls are the best in the world, they can beat me all the time.

SeReNa FoReVeR
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:14 PM
again read my post and my thread.

THE ONLY PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS COMMENT ARE THE FANS.

FOR YOU HAVE PLAYERS AND COMMENTATORS OUT THERE MAKING THE SAME COMMENT AND AGREEING WITH SERENA.

:ROLLEYES:

starr
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:14 PM
ohhhhhh and Poohracket, weren't you just the one calling Lleyton bratty because of his interview...

And at least give credit for stealing that post.

Jericho
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:14 PM
people here act as if she has NEVER complimented anyone...haters always post bad things about her and ignore the good things she says hoping that no one will find it...you guys are pathetic

Raj
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:17 PM
if all the players are playng at their peak it (against Serena) and Serena is playing at her peak Serenas results show she will nearly always win. Serena knows that. She is number 1, shes gotta have full belief in her abilities. If she did not have such a confident frame of mind she would probably not be number 1.

KindaNice
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:19 PM
everyone please quit using the word "haters"! My gawd...people I seriously don't think they HATE Serena.

She is annoying, however, and the cockiness is really unnecessary. She may be number one but that doesn't necessarily mean that she is invincible. She rarely gives anyone credit for beating her or playing well against her. Its really starting to make me sick...

Serendy Willick
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:22 PM
everyone please quit using the word "haters"! My gawd...people I seriously don't think they HATE Serena.

She is annoying, however, and the cockiness is really unnecessary. She may be number one but that doesn't necessarily mean that she is invincible. She rarely gives anyone credit for beating her or playing well against her. Its really starting to make me sick...


If it annoys you than why in the fuck do you even bother?! As Pureracket said, dont read her interviews, watch her matches or even fucking bother with her. And besides, if you read her interview instead of whinning and boohooing about how your favorite player got zero credit :rolleyes: :rolleyes: you would see that she did indeed give Ai credit, saying that she played very well.

SJW
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:22 PM
deja-vu

cant you think of anything original?? ;) are you that bored?? :)

tennisfun
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:24 PM
Exactly. She is the number 1 and she earned the right to say what she said. If you think someone else is better, then why she is not the #1 ?

SeReNa FoReVeR
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:24 PM
everyone please quit using the word "haters"! My gawd...people I seriously don't think they HATE Serena.

She is annoying, however, and the cockiness is really unnecessary. She may be number one but that doesn't necessarily mean that she is invincible. She rarely gives anyone credit for beating her or playing well against her. Its really starting to make me sick...
see here is where again you are just confused or something. when serena wins or looses, her opponets have been playing well.

when she looses her opponents are playing (and 90% of the time the same when they lost to serena) serena is just so much better that when she is on, and her opponents are playing good anyway, serena still kills her opponents.

Serena is the only player on the tour right now, her best will kill her opponents best, her worst will still get her 3 set wins, or 3 set losses. As bad and off serena gets and her opponents are playing well she still takes them to 3 sets. do you see the big piture here yet?

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:25 PM
Starr,
I clicked "view post" because, just as I figured, you posted something to me. Look. . ..umm. . ..you. .. umm. . .kinda scare me. Are you taking an interest in me, or are you some kinda stalker? I'm flattered by your less than subtle attempts at attention, but stay away. 'k. Idiots ignore the obvious.

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:26 PM
Starr,
By the way, I left a message for you in bold letters.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:30 PM
Babygirl just being honest and keeping it real. She's the best! And she always gives credit. Here's what she said in her interview after she beat Ai.

Q. Can you talk about the match? Did she play really well? Was it more what you were doing?
SERENA WILLIAMS: You know, I think she played very, very well. I made a lot of errors and I wasn't hitting my contact point where I wanted to. I was slightly off today.

BABYGIRL is always gracious and beautiful. People, stopping hating on the princess! She is very nice. In fact, in her interview today, she said VERY nice things about both Martinas and Monica.

Everyone else was just talking about themselves in their post match interviews. Those selfish bitches! ;)

SERENA, on the other hand, was paying tributes to other tennis players who weren't even in the matches today!!! She's ALL CLASS ALL THE TIME!!! :hearts:

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:32 PM
*Pureracket giving out free rep. points today like it's government cheese*

starr
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:35 PM
Starr,
I clicked "view post" because, just as I figured, you posted something to me. Look. . ..umm. . ..you. .. umm. . .kinda scare me. Are you taking an interest in me, or are you some kinda stalker? I'm flattered by your less than subtle attempts at attention, but stay away. 'k. Idiots ignore the obvious.


Aren't you the clever one, Poohbaby. Nice to know I get under your skin.

I can't think of a higher compliment than to be thought an idiot by a bottom dweller such as you.

Hendouble
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:35 PM
This issue about how much Serena's opponents affect the outcome of her matches is a complex one. Because she is so dominant in every department, it's true that she has a bigger influence on her matches than perhaps any top player in the history of the game; when she does lose, she usually has an abornmally excessive amount of errors and sloppy shots.

But the bottom line is, you simply cannot say that your opponents have no bearing on whether you win or lose. From the way Serena says it, you'd think she was just standing there feeding shots over the net to an empty court in all her matches, and it's only whether she keeps her shots in that truly matters. That's insulting to every player out there who has beaten her, and completely unfitting behaviour for a world no. 1. If she's the best player in the world, she should start acting like one.

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:36 PM
Aren't you the clever one, Poohbaby. Nice to know I get under your skin.

I can't think of a higher compliment than to be thought an idiot by a bottom dweller such as you.


Leave my sexuality outta this, Babe.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:38 PM
Leave my sexuality outta this, Babe.

:eek: :p :kiss:

Pure, you always told me you were a TOP performer!!! ;)

starr
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:39 PM
So like you to miss the meaning of the post.

Hendouble
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:39 PM
Erm, I think starr's using the term 'bottom dweller' to suggest that you're a creature that lurks at the bottom of a pond, not a bottom dweller in an anatomical or sexual sense. Is that actually what you're saying? Apologies if I've misread the situation, it happens a lot...

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:40 PM
:eek: :p :kiss:

Pure, you always told me you were a TOP performer!!! ;)


Well, I kinda AM, but. . . err. . . .well. Let's just say that a versatile performer is a popular performer. :)

harloo
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:41 PM
Sorry, but I don't get why people keep bringing this quote up. She has alot of belief in her game, it's not that serious. She always gives her opponents credit, but IMO that's something that alot of you don't want to see. You guys only want to point out anything you intrepret as cocky or rude.

She gives them all credit, it's like you people want her to say they are all the best and they can beat me every time we play. No player in their right mind will say that.

Serena is a perfectionist, and in every interview she is always criticizing her game.

STOP READING OR WATCHING HER INTERVIEWS LOOKING FOR ANY AND EVERYTHING TO GRIPE ABOUT!!!!

:rolleyes:

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:43 PM
Here's what she said about a Amelie. Now tell me she's not gracious or classy!

Q. One of Amelie's biggest weapons is her down-the-line backhand. Is it easy or difficult to read where she's going with that ball?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Actually, I think she hits a cross-court almost better. Every time -- I played her last time, she was hitting some great balls cross-court.
I don't really focus on which person's side is better or what's -- going, they hit this at this degree and this angle. Normally when I'm out there, I focus on what I'm going to do.

starr
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:43 PM
This issue about how much Serena's opponents affect the outcome of her matches is a complex one. Because she is so dominant in every department, it's true that she has a bigger influence on her matches than perhaps any top player in the history of the game; when she does lose, she usually has an abornmally excessive amount of errors and sloppy shots.

But the bottom line is, you simply cannot say that your opponents have no bearing on whether you win or lose. From the way Serena says it, you'd think she was just standing there feeding shots over the net to an empty court in all her matches, and it's only whether she keeps her shots in that truly matters. That's insulting to every player out there who has beaten her, and completely unfitting behaviour for a world no. 1. If she's the best player in the world, she should start acting like one.


Do you really think that Serena is more dominant than any player in the history of the game? No doubt that when playing well she is on a level above her opposition, but to me, Graf dominated in her day even more than Serena has. Of course, I'll eat these words if Serena captures the Grand Slam this year. But Graf would make insane numbers of errors in a match and still win the match. It drove me crazy that no one could make her pay for those errors. There were a couple of people who could give her trouble on a given day, but she smoked her opposition. And I say this as someone who never liked Graf or her game.

harloo
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:44 PM
:eek: Talking about getting off the topic. :rolleyes: :eek:

GoDominique
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:44 PM
Well, in fact Mirjana Lucic could say the exact same thing as Serena. ;)

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:44 PM
Hendouble,
Thanks for the help. When you talk to starr again, tell her that I'm sorry, and ask her if she'll sit by me at lunch tomorrow. We can get together and make fun of Bethany Rinucci because she doesn't have a Britney Spears lunchbox like ours.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:45 PM
And here's what she said when asked about Hingis! Babygirl is SO NICE and BEAUTIFUL! She said very complimentary things about a girl who has said nasty things about Serena and Venus!!!

Q. Do you miss good old Martina Hingis?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Of course. She was a joy to -- she was always fun. She was always smiling. I enjoyed playing her. Yeah, definitely miss her (laughter).
She was always really nice to me. When I was younger, it was different, because I was coming up, I didn't know much. You know, once I got to know her, she was really nice. Definitely kind of miss her being around. But she's happy now.

Love ya Serena! You're ALL CLASS!!! :hearts:

Hendouble
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:46 PM
I don't read her interviews, I have better things to do with my life. However, when I see yet another quote in which she categorically states that she is the only one who influences her matches, and that her opponents have nothing to do with it, then I feel entitled to criticise her attitude. After all her recent losses, I've seen little praise for her opponent and endless criticism of her own game.

It reminds me of Hingis losing the AO doubles final a few years ago and then saying afterwards to Rennae Stubbs, on the opposing team, "Have you ever seen me play so badly?" For Stubbs, who had just won the biggest title of her life in front of her home crowd knowing it was her only chance to do so, it was an arrogant statement that completely ignored the part that she had played in that match.

SJW
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:47 PM
WOW BABYGIRL IS SO ARROGANT :eek:

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:48 PM
Well, I kinda AM, but. . . err. . . .well. Let's just say that a versatile performer is a popular performer. :)

You're ALWAYS a popular performer with me, Pure! :kiss:
AND I have a Britney lunchbox!! ;)

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:51 PM
You're ALWAYS a popular performer with me, Pure! :kiss:
AND I have a Britney lunchbox!! ;)

You're quite popular with me too. *checks vs1 out* Nice.

If you have the lunchbox, starr and I won't tease you. LOL!!!!!

harloo
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:54 PM
See that's the problem, someone comes to this board and reads a partial quote, but it's not the entire transcript. Then they say OHHHH she is soooooooo arrogant, but when people post the whole thing you see where the credit was given.

Whatever people!!! Don't believe the hype! :rolleyes:

Mr. Man
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:56 PM
See that's the problem, someone comes to this board and reads a partial quote, but it's not the entire transcript. Then they say OHHHH she is soooooooo arrogant, but when people post the whole thing you see where the credit was given.

Whatever people!!! Don't believe the hype! :rolleyes:
:worship:

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:00 PM
Harloo...good point. But here's the REALITY:

People are OBSESSED with Babygirl! Those who post the most ridiculous untruths about her are the MOST obsessed!

But can you really blame them?! She's as close to perfect. She plays perfect, looks perfect :hearts: , has a heart of gold, a beautiful smile, awesome outfits, and is the smartest player on the tour! She does community service, acts, designs, is spontaneous...AND she is the champion of champions! Babygirl is hot. And everyone can't get enough of her jelly!!! :hearts: :kiss: ;) :worship:

SJW
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:01 PM
:worship:@vs1

angele87
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:11 PM
Is this thread another attempt to pollute GM more than it already is? Haven't we already established that the people who think Serena is arrogant think that saying yeah she played well but I played like crap isn't giving credit? And haven't we established that the people on the other side of the coin think that giving credit followed by an I played like crap comment is still giving credit? I say yes to those questions so what's the point of this thread... it's not going to accomplish anything except start fights and allow people to use the word hater an excessive amount. Those who find Serena arrogant do and does who don't, don't so there is no purpose for threads like these!

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:13 PM
Frankly, I don't mind the fighting. It's the blood that makes me cry, though.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:24 PM
Very good point Angele87. I think that we all need to agree to disagree. But some people are just OBSESSED with Serena and keep starting these threads. There are like so many of these threads in GM right now! I think that Serena is #1 in the ranking of the WTA as well as #1 in the ranking of GM!!! :p


Awwww....pure, don't cry! :sad:

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:28 PM
I'll try not too, but it's hard. Real hard.

Cariaoke
Jun 2nd, 2003, 02:00 AM
damn, I think I ran out of reps today from this one thread. :eek: