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jenglisbe
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:53 PM
ESPN just showed some of Serena's post-match interview, and it was all about how she didn't play well today and how her losses come because of her playing bad - not because another player plays really well.

That really irks me; does Serena have no comprehension that how other players play may affect her?

Of course she had more errors today than she did against Schett!! For one, Sugiyama is a better player than Schett (right now). For another, Sugiyama is known as a scrappy player, we all know she gets a lot of balls back...and that leads to errors by her opponents. Instead of Serena saying, "She gets so many balls back that it forced me into errors," Serena has to talk about how she played bad :rolleyes:

Also, it's no coincidence that Serena made errors against Henin and Mauresmo. Those ladies are fast, athletic, and they mix up the pace and spins of the ball. That frustrates Serena and leads to errors. Serena, though, won't admit that.

harloo
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:56 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. :rolleyes:

Serendy Willick
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:56 PM
ESPN just showed some of Serena's post-match interview, and it was all about how she didn't play well today and how her losses come because of her playing bad - not because another player plays really well.

That really irks me; does Serena have no comprehension that how other players play may affect her?

Of course she had more errors today than she did against Schett!! For one, Sugiyama is a better player than Schett (right now). For another, Sugiyama is known as a scrappy player, we all know she gets a lot of balls back...and that leads to errors by her opponents. Instead of Serena saying, "She gets so many balls back that it forced me into errors," Serena has to talk about how she played bad :rolleyes:


Maybe you should mind what your favorite players are saying. Serena is gonna say what she wants and how she is going to improve her game reguardless of what people like you think. Noone bothers giving credit to her for her wins.

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:57 PM
Been there, done that...stop beating the shit out of the same dead horse...GO FIND ANOTHER PATCH OF GRASS TO PISS ON...:rolleyes:

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 07:59 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. :rolleyes:

Nice!!!!!

I think I may cut and paste this post every time somebody bitches about Serena. . . .LOL!!!!!

KindaNice
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:04 PM
That is total BS. Players ALWAYS say that Serena plays well and that she is tough...but Serena consistently brushes off her opponents play aside. Maybe she made unforced errors because the opponent ran her around and made her hit one more ball...does she EVER think of that?! She whines when she is on court...she whines when she is off court and loses. She makes a bad loser and even worse...a bad winner.

Dava
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:07 PM
I was wondering when someone was going to bring this up.

Look Serena has a great attitude, its why shes number one. Sometimes you need to say, 'yes she played better', at others you need to knock yourself down.

BK4ever
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:12 PM
Shout out to Harloo and TopShotta...they said it all...end of discussion

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:16 PM
DAMN! EVERYONE is obsessed with Babygirl!!! :hearts: But I can understand why! ;)

Here's a direct quote from her interview. Go to the Roland Garros site to read it all. Babygirl is classy and gracious, like always! :hearts:

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.

LOVE YA SERENA!!!! :kiss:

SeReNa FoReVeR
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:18 PM
That is total BS. Players ALWAYS say that Serena plays well and that she is tough...but Serena consistently brushes off her opponents play aside. Maybe she made unforced errors because the opponent ran her around and made her hit one more ball...does she EVER think of that?! She whines when she is on court...she whines when she is off court and loses. She makes a bad loser and even worse...a bad winner.
serena can brush them off b/c what she says is true, and again another just BS thread.

FANS JUST WON'T GIVE IN

PLAYERS AND COMMENTATORS ARE STLL AGREEING THAT SERENA IS BEATING HERSELF IN HER LOSSES AND NOT GETTING BEAT.

PLAYERS ARE SAYING GOING INTO MATCHES, IM GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY WELL BUT MAINLY HOPE THAT SERENA IS OFF AND LETS ME IN THE MATCH

Lien
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:18 PM
She is self-assured and a bit cocky, but that is why she is the number one.

SJW
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:20 PM
LMFAO i dont like Justine Henin

shes the Guest of the Week on Eurosport

do you see me watching the interviews??

take a hint :rolleyes:

irma
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:21 PM
serena should build an altar for her opponents and pray to them :o
that's the only way she can make up for her criminal statements :o

;)

CondiLicious
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:25 PM
Serena just can't give the other girls credit

And you just can't stop pointing that out can you??? If you don't like what she says (or what she doesn't say) then don't watch/listen to her. She is her own person and she says what *she* thinks, not what you think she should think. If you want to dictate how your "virtual" tennis star should act then go get out your playstation and hope they one day have a game that allows you to play out post-match interviews.

Just stick to your Kim Clijsters if you want 100% niceness and modesty all the time. Everyone is different. Serena is a character and it wouldn't do for everyone to be the same. It would be a mutual admiration society of dullness.

Raj
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:29 PM
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.
on the match with Ai

SJW
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:32 PM
GOTCHA! ;)

and the next bit of bitching is......

SeReNa FoReVeR
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:34 PM
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.
on the match with Ai
but see here is what they don't like. they want serena to give her opponent credit, and not talk about her game at all

:rolleys:

Raj
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:40 PM
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.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:40 PM
Hey...not ONLY did Serena give Ai credit...she said incredibly nice things about Martina N, Martina H, AND Monica!!!! Babygirl is all about respect, grace and class!!!! :hearts:

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:52 PM
Hey...not ONLY did Serena give Ai credit...she said incredibly nice things about Martina N, Martina H, AND Monica!!!! Babygirl is all about respect, grace and class!!!! :hearts:

True. . ..true.

Lien
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:53 PM
Serena is like that and actually I appreciate that although I am no fan of hers. She does give her opponents credit. But she is number one and she should (in theory) win every match she plays. And when she feels that she lost the match because of the many errors she made then so it is (and mostly the stats do prove her point).
She is number one, she doesn't care who her opponent is, she is supposed to win and she believes that she can win.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:55 PM
Here's another Serena quote.

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.

Just shows what a nice person Serena is!!! :hearts:

jenglisbe
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:07 PM
Even the announcers have talked about how Serena doesn't really give her opponents credit. If so many people notice this, there is something to it (i.e. where there's smoke, there's fire).

Serena said Ai played well - but then goes on about how her own contact point was off, etc. When Justine beat her - and then when Amelie beat her - she did say they played well, but then said she played poorly. She doesn't ever admit that her playing poorly might have something to do with how the other person plays. That is what I am taking issue with.

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:12 PM
Here ya' go :wavey:
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. :rolleyes:

selesfan
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:34 PM
Even the announcers have talked about how Serena doesn't really give her opponents credit. If so many people notice this, there is something to it (i.e. where there's smoke, there's fire).

Serena said Ai played well - but then goes on about how her own contact point was off, etc. When Justine beat her - and then when Amelie beat her - she did say they played well, but then said she played poorly. She doesn't ever admit that her playing poorly might have something to do with how the other person plays. That is what I am taking issue with.

I haven't heard any commentator saying this, they are the ones who always state Serena beats herself. :rolleyes:

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:39 PM
ESPN just showed some of Serena's post-match interview, and it was all about how she didn't play well today and how her losses come because of her playing bad - not because another player plays really well.

That really irks me; does Serena have no comprehension that how other players play may affect her?

Of course she had more errors today than she did against Schett!! For one, Sugiyama is a better player than Schett (right now). For another, Sugiyama is known as a scrappy player, we all know she gets a lot of balls back...and that leads to errors by her opponents. Instead of Serena saying, "She gets so many balls back that it forced me into errors," Serena has to talk about how she played bad :rolleyes:

Also, it's no coincidence that Serena made errors against Henin and Mauresmo. Those ladies are fast, athletic, and they mix up the pace and spins of the ball. That frustrates Serena and leads to errors. Serena, though, won't admit that.

At least she didnt accuse her opponent of faking an injury like justine did.

Also an unforced error is not a forced error you cannot make someone hit an unforced error! DUH!

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:41 PM
Even the announcers have talked about how Serena doesn't really give her opponents credit. If so many people notice this, there is something to it (i.e. where there's smoke, there's fire).

Serena said Ai played well - but then goes on about how her own contact point was off, etc. When Justine beat her - and then when Amelie beat her - she did say they played well, but then said she played poorly. She doesn't ever admit that her playing poorly might have something to do with how the other person plays. That is what I am taking issue with.


Why do you fail to mention that the announcers also say that serena is her own worst enemy that when serena plays and loses that its in her hands 99% of the time. Funny how you don't mention that mary and pam and even john macenroe said that. Funny how you only see what you want and dismiss everything else.

vs1
Jun 1st, 2003, 10:51 PM
:worship: @ Cybelle!!!

decemberlove
Jun 1st, 2003, 11:26 PM
keep on bitching all you want, it wont change a thing.

maybe if the other players had the confidence that serena has, they wouldnt be constantly losing against her.

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 1st, 2003, 11:39 PM
Yeah, give it a break. Serena hardly oozes grace and modesty, but she's not nasty either. She actually said some very nice things about other players in this interview. I prefer big sis's personality, but they can't be goddamn clones of each other.

griffin
Jun 1st, 2003, 11:41 PM
It is not Serena's job to give the other girls credit.

People are different, it makes life interesting.

Deal (please? this is so old)

jenglisbe
Jun 1st, 2003, 11:48 PM
The fact that you all are so defensive about it just shows you much you fear Serena really isn't gracious...

Pureracket
Jun 1st, 2003, 11:50 PM
The fact that you all are so defensive about it just shows you much you fear Serena really isn't gracious...

I'm thinking you have "defensive" and "bored" mixed up. :)

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 2nd, 2003, 12:36 AM
The fact that you all are so defensive about it just shows you much you fear Serena really isn't gracious...
funny how people who aren't even serena's fans are defending her because your accusation is bogus. I also like how you ignore justine calling players liars. Which i think is way wrong and very unsportswomanlike.

brickhousesupporter
Jun 2nd, 2003, 12:44 AM
I cant believe that people want Serena to be not be genuine. If she really does believe why would you want her to say she does not? Is it cause it offends your sensitive nature?

kku
Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:10 AM
DAMN! EVERYONE is obsessed with Babygirl!!! :hearts: But I can understand why! ;)

Here's a direct quote from her interview. Go to the Roland Garros site to read it all. Babygirl is classy and gracious, like always! :hearts:

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.

LOVE YA SERENA!!!! :kiss:

Thanks for that :) You've just shown others how classy and honest Serena is.

Like someone said before - you can't expect Serena to be kissing her victim's ass after every match she wins!!! For crying out loud, its GOOD that Serena is aware of her mistakes so that she can capitalise on them and become a better player. Just what is so wrong about analysing yourself?!?!?!?

And anyway, Serena DID make a lot of errors which undoubtly contributed to her being unable to dominate the match. 47 unforced errors is NOT something Serena usually shows.

(I find Serena incredibly sexy).

CondiLicious
Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:18 AM
Serena said Ai played well - but then goes on about how her own contact point was off, etc.


Um... that would be because it was SERENA's post-match interview and not Ai's. And it was to talk about SERENA's match and how SHE played.

kku
Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:41 AM
ESPN just showed some of Serena's post-match interview, and it was all about how she didn't play well today and how her losses come because of her playing bad - not because another player plays really well.

That really irks me; does Serena have no comprehension that how other players play may affect her?

Of course she had more errors today than she did against Schett!! For one, Sugiyama is a better player than Schett (right now). For another, Sugiyama is known as a scrappy player, we all know she gets a lot of balls back...and that leads to errors by her opponents. Instead of Serena saying, "She gets so many balls back that it forced me into errors," Serena has to talk about how she played bad :rolleyes:

Also, it's no coincidence that Serena made errors against Henin and Mauresmo. Those ladies are fast, athletic, and they mix up the pace and spins of the ball. That frustrates Serena and leads to errors. Serena, though, won't admit that.

I don't mean to rub it in you, but how many Serena interviews DID you see? Unless you've seen or heard all her interviews, I don't think you're in a position to say that Serena has no comprehension for others.

I understand WHY you're pissed, but haven't you realised that the media don't always show the entire story? I doubt the interview you saw showed every single word Serena said.

And if you need more proof how Serena is much more fair than the media suggests, go check out her interviews on www.rolandgarros.org where she even said that Amelie is playing very, very well and admits to the superiority of Amelie's cross-court shots.

Just my 2 cents.

JenCpLvr
Jun 2nd, 2003, 02:34 AM
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. :rolleyes:



Perhaps you should listen to her post-match interview again. She clearly said "It's not that the girl may be plaing outstanding, it's that I am playing badly"...

Do you know what is this essentially saying?

"I am better than anyone else.. I am never outplayed.. and the only reason I ever lose is because I miss all of my shots"

Give credit where credit is due! If you're outplayed, you're outplayed. And has anyone ever stop think about one thing...

Unforced errors are usually caused by the play from the other side of the net.

MARINATE ON THAT!!!!

Be humble SERENA!!!! :fiery: :fiery:

o0O0o
Jun 2nd, 2003, 02:44 AM
LOL. Avoid Serena's interviews? Every article is about Serena and every topic on this thread is about Serena and to expect tennis fans to avoid learning about the #1 player in the world is ridiculous. Only player-fans... NOT tennis fans....would suggest this.

Wait, suprise, Williams fans are saying this. Answered my own question!

kku
Jun 2nd, 2003, 02:46 AM
Perhaps you should listen to her post-match interview again. She clearly said "It's not that the girl may be plaing outstanding, it's that I am playing badly"...

Do you know what is this essentially saying?

"I am better than anyone else.. I am never outplayed.. and the only reason I ever lose is because I miss all of my shots"

Give credit where credit is due! If you're outplayed, you're outplayed. And has anyone ever stop think about one thing...

Unforced errors are usually caused by the play from the other side of the net.

MARINATE ON THAT!!!!

Be humble SERENA!!!! :fiery: :fiery:

Just to expand on that - Maurasemo said in her interview after her 4th round victory that when Serena's playing her best, she's unbeatable. ;)

Anyway, Serena's the best, no doubt about that. But she isn't perfect and if she wants to make her mistakes known, then there's absolutely no problem with it.

I guess it's just that when you're on top, people tend to find ways to bring you down :(

Rollo
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:08 AM
Pride goes before a fall. Interviews like the one aired tonight will only fuel opponents. I've no idea why Serena would want to do that.

starr
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:10 AM
clearing my throat.... unforced errors by definition can't be "forced." Of course, the stat people at Roland Garros have overlooked this small point so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that others do as well.

Sometimes people say at a press conference, "I wasn't playing well, but some of that was due to my opponent."

But the press loves for Serena to say things like that... they feed her the question and she rises to their expectations.

I quite liked her on one of her camera interviews where she said that she was a perfectionist, but all the great champions were perfectionists.

I think that it is also the difference between Americans and Europeans. That sort of brashness is common among U.S. athletes. Europeans tend to be a little more understated. It's probably a cultural thing. I was schooled as a child to be modest and not to boast or brag. That doesn't seem to be the way of doing things in the U.S.

kku
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:12 AM
clearing my throat.... unforced errors by definition can't be "forced." Of course, the stat people at Roland Garros have overlooked this small point so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that others do as well.

Sometimes people say at a press conference, "I wasn't playing well, but some of that was due to my opponent."

But the press loves for Serena to say things like that... they feed her the question and she rises to their expectations.

I quite liked her on one of her camera interviews where she said that she was a perfectionist, but all the great champions were perfectionists.

I think that it is also the difference between Americans and Europeans. That sort of brashness is common among U.S. athletes. Europeans tend to be a little more understated. It's probably a cultural thing. I was schooled as a child to be modest and not to boast or brag. That doesn't seem to be the way of doing things in the U.S.

That's one hell of a generalisation......

persond
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:12 AM
That is total BS. Players ALWAYS say that Serena plays well and that she is tough...but Serena consistently brushes off her opponents play aside. Maybe she made unforced errors because the opponent ran her around and made her hit one more ball...does she EVER think of that?! She whines when she is on court...she whines when she is off court and loses. She makes a bad loser and even worse...a bad winner.

:cool: And even if her errors were due to another player (her opponent) running her "around and forcing" the error, she's still not suppose to make those errors, for crying out loud...!!! Serena feels she "MUST" control her number of errors, regardless of the reasons...!!! Whinny???? Hell, child, YOU don't know from "WHINNING".

And, by the way, Serena will be up all night, worrying about "what you feel about her and her losses...!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Go bitch, piss and moan somewhere else!!! :fiery: :fiery:

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:19 AM
Unforced errors are not caused by play on the otherside of the net, FORCED ERRORS ARE. WHY DO YOU THINK THERE IS A DISTINCITION BETWEEN FORCED AND UNFORCED ERRORS? HELLO? Are you thinking?

If your oppoenent FORCES you into error after error with superior shot making THAT IS BEING OUT PLAYED. If you can't keep a ball in play then that is your own fault whether due to having a bad day, being a crummy player, having an injury, or whatever.

This is why there is a distinction between forced and unforced why is that so hard to understand?

If ai sugiyama had come out blasting unreturnable shots or blasting shots that serena barely got a raket on then she would have outplayed serena or anyone. This does not simply fall on one players shoulders but for all players.

if you play like crap you should not lie and say you didn't when asked. If you play great you should say so. why is this so hard for people to understand? Do really want her to lie? Should she say something she doesn't believe? Some of you are really warped if you think so. And if thats the case would you lie? If you played below your abilities would you sit there and say you played the match of your life? whatever.

Rollo
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:26 AM
Non American champs can be arrogant too Starr. I'll name a few if you like, but for a start how about H-I-N-G-I-S. I'm not excusing Serena's arogance mind you-but it's not like she's unique in this way.

persond
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:34 AM
clearing my throat.... unforced errors by definition can't be "forced." Of course, the stat people at Roland Garros have overlooked this small point so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that others do as well.

Sometimes people say at a press conference, "I wasn't playing well, but some of that was due to my opponent."

But the press loves for Serena to say things like that... they feed her the question and she rises to their expectations.

I quite liked her on one of her camera interviews where she said that she was a perfectionist, but all the great champions were perfectionists.

I think that it is also the difference between Americans and Europeans. That sort of brashness is common among U.S. athletes. Europeans tend to be a little more understated. It's probably a cultural thing. I was schooled as a child to be modest and not to boast or brag. That doesn't seem to be the way of doing things in the U.S.



:cool: Hell yeah, in the good old US of A, "if you've GOT IT, FLAUNT IT"...!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: "And to hell with "understated"...!!!

harloo
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:36 AM
Dayum that all you mofo's do is whine and complain about every thing Serena says. I mean this topic has been hashed and rehashed, and you people still go on about NOTHING.

kku
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:03 AM
Dayum that all you mofo's do is whine and complain about every thing Serena says. I mean this topic has been hashed and rehashed, and you people still go on about NOTHING.

Amen to that! *everyone singing 'Amazing Grace' - or 'Saving Grace'*

WtaTour4Ever
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:11 AM
We should just keep bumping this thread up every five mins, that way, there will be no need to make a new one everytime Serena speaks

franny
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:13 AM
omg who cares!!!!!!!!!! so she didn't say that Ai was so good that she took every rhythm out of her. I'm no fan of serena but seriously, there has been a post about her and her not giving credit issue like every other day. Its enough! Us bitching about it isn't gonna make her change, she's who she is so lets just leave it as that.

starr
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:14 AM
Yeah. It's fun to bump threads. I liked the bump on that one where everyone was saying Venus had no chance against Vera. ;)

WtaTour4Ever
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:15 AM
You mean Vera I'm assuming!! But yeah, its funny to see the NO-Chance threads after the fact. I didn't know Vera before..... I do Know :-)

CondiLicious
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:15 AM
Yeah. It's fun to bump threads. I liked the bump on that one where everyone was saying Venus had no chance against Venus. ;)

hehe

WtaTour4Ever
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:17 AM
**bump**

BasicTennis
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:17 AM
For the record, Serena gave credit to Ai during the interview.;) and I've watched it through Eurosport.

I can't believe ESPN sucks even in showing interviews or the author of this thread is simply stupid.:devil:

starr
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:18 AM
omg who cares!!!!!!!!!! so she didn't say that Ai was so good that she took every rhythm out of her. I'm no fan of serena but seriously, there has been a post about her and her not giving credit issue like every other day. Its enough! Us bitching about it isn't gonna make her change, she's who she is so lets just leave it as that.


I agree Franny. You either like it or you don't like it. But, I really don't think anyone posting here thinks that Serena is going to be influenced.

And frankly if I only bitched about things that were going to change, I would have given up bitching about GWB long, long ago. But, I still do like to bitch about him... although I have to say that I used to get more laughs. Funny thing about how going to war takes the hilarity out of things.

WtaTour4Ever
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:19 AM
gwb?

starr
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:20 AM
You mean Vera I'm assuming!! But yeah, its funny to see the NO-Chance threads after the fact. I didn't know Vera before..... I do Know :-)


oops!! Thanks. I changed it. :)

vs1
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:21 AM
To keep everyone clear on the FACTS, I will repost this every hour. This is from Serena's postmatch 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.

starr
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:22 AM
You know....... Dubyuh.

CondiLicious
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:22 AM
gwb?

georgey bush

WtaTour4Ever
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:24 AM
ohh aka The Idiot you mean :-)

kku
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:26 AM
No matter where I go, there's always a message bout how idiotic the president is :) :) :) *sigh*

vs1
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:33 AM
No matter where I go, there's always a message bout how idiotic the president is :) :) :) *sigh*

Because it's a universal fact that he's an idiot.

CondiLicious
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:41 AM
Because it's a universal fact that he's an idiot.

Maybe so but I prefer to refer to him as "special"... He's a little slow sure but he gives hope to all the other "special" boys and girls...

vs1
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:48 AM
Maybe so but I prefer to refer to him as "special"... He's a little slow sure but he gives hope to all the other "special" boys and girls...

Awwww...Diva...you're always so gracious!!! ;)

CondiLicious
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:52 AM
Awwww...Diva...you're always so gracious!!! ;)

I try... :)

karma
Jun 2nd, 2003, 06:40 AM
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; 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.

From the interview after her match against Ai.
I don't really care that much, but I don't think this is a nice comment. She's number one, she has to have an atitude, I know. But how big an ego can you have and how bad can you handle it in interviews?