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venusgold
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:36 PM
Does anyone know plz?

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:59 PM
Venus has a business to run I sure she was on the concord back to america or perhaps some vacation time in italy.

jbone_0307
Jun 3rd, 2003, 06:06 PM
I think she Venus wanted to lose so she could go back to the US and watch the Golden Girls 2 hour Special Reunion and Marathon lol

Sanneriet
Jun 4th, 2003, 06:47 PM
Williams can account for another blemish on her record

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer
June 4, 2003
PARIS (AP) -- No less an authority than Andre Agassi is impressed by Serena Williams' domination of women's tennis.

``When you look at sort of the X's and O's of how her game matches up to everybody else, she's bigger, stronger, faster, and hits the ball better,'' Agassi said.

``So, you know, it's hard to picture her losing.''

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Believe it or not, Williams does drop a match every now and then, going 31-2 so far this season. She accounted for one blemish on her 2003 record already at the French Open. Now she gets a chance to account for the other.

The two losses came against Amelie Mauresmo (in Rome in May) and Justine Henin-Hardenne (in Charleston, S.C., in April).

The world's No. 1 player beat Mauresmo in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, losing only three games, and will face Henin-Hardenne in the semifinals Thursday. The other semifinal pits No. 2 Kim Clijsters against unseeded Nadia Petrova.

Williams insists she takes no special pleasure in righting such wrongs on the court, saying: ``I don't necessarily feel revenge.''

But there's evidence to the contrary.

Just ask her older sister.

Venus Williams won five of the siblings' first six pro matches, including the 2001 U.S. Open final. And since? Serena is 5-0, including victories in the all-Williams championship matches of the past four Grand Slam tournaments.

And Serena did acknowledge it might have been in the back of her mind that her third-round opponent in Paris, Barbara Schett, upset Venus at the 2001 French Open. How did Schett fare against Serena? She lost 6-0, 6-0 in what amounted to a 40-minute workout for the defending champion.

That was part of a string of lopsided matches for Williams over the past 1 1/2 weeks. She's won all five outings in straight sets, dropping all of 19 games.

Her Grand Slam winning streak stands at 33 matches, sixth most in history. She's trying to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988-89 to win five straight majors, and there aren't too many people discounting her chances.

``Serena's looking really tough and she obviously wants it again this year,'' said eighth-seeded Chanda Rubin, who lost to Henin-Hardenne in the quarterfinals.

``That's the biggest thing on the clay: Who wants it the most? And who's willing to pay the price? So, if you're a betting person, you'd have to bet on her again.''

Even Henin-Hardenne acknowledges she has an unenviable task.

Sure, she's equipped with the most effective backhand in women's tennis. And, though just 20, she has plenty of experience at this level, having reached the final at Wimbledon two years ago and made the semifinals at a Grand Slam three other times.

``I'll have to serve well, I'll have to play my game, and I'll have to play a great match to beat Serena,'' the Belgian said. ``Last time, I won. But she's going to have great motivation to beat me again because she lost against me in Charleston.''

And she might have given Williams an extra tad of incentive, too.

By reaching the semifinals, Henin-Hardenne assured herself of moving up to a career-high ranking of No. 3 -- passing Venus Williams, who won't be in the stands to root for little sis. She left Paris after losing in the fourth round.

SJW
Jun 4th, 2003, 06:53 PM
she always scarpers when Serena is left in longer

funny that

DA FOREHAND
Jun 4th, 2003, 06:56 PM
She didn't at the 99 Open

Cariaoke
Jun 4th, 2003, 06:59 PM
well Ree left Vee at Wimby '01 :sad:

SJW
Jun 4th, 2003, 07:16 PM
She didn't at the 99 Open

this may not mean much....but the girls live in the US

if she did i woulda been pretty amazed...that woulda just been poor

SJW
Jun 4th, 2003, 07:17 PM
well Ree left Vee at Wimby '01 :sad:

yea i was pissed about that too.....that was poor taste too IMO

CondiLicious
Jun 4th, 2003, 07:19 PM
Venus has a business to run I sure she was on the concord back to america or perhaps some vacation time in italy.


she'd have a tough time cos Concorde dont go from Paris now.

She's at my house for some comforting after the loss btw

Cariaoke
Jun 4th, 2003, 07:24 PM
I thought Concorde's stopped flying.

Venus is in my bedroom and she's not decorating, just to let y'all and especially Diva know. :p ;)

Mr. Man
Jun 4th, 2003, 07:43 PM
Stop living in denial Cari & Diva. Vee is right next to me NAKED. :p :p :p

Cariaoke
Jun 4th, 2003, 08:04 PM
oh no you didn't, Mr. Peaches! *snaps fingers*

*drops a beat*
You need to give it up
You must be on drugs
Because you can't believe
The Queen is mine
I'm sorry that you
Are on mushrooms
It's not hard to see
The Queen is mine

I think it's time we got things straight
Before I grab a can of mase
Venus is my queen
Stop smoking them damn trees

I know that you may be
Wanting my precious Vee
But you can't have my steeze
Cuz I'll bust your right knee

I think you get the point
Fo I bust a cap in this joint
Don't make me get ghetto
Cuz I'll turn you out like Sisqo

What was that, you want some
Damn, your ass must be dumb
You are so clueless
G'bye, your ass has been dismissed

You need to give it up
You must be on drugs
Because you can't believe
The Queen is mine
I'm sorry that you
Are on mushrooms
It's not hard to see
The Queen is mine

*pop locks* :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

leslie
Jun 4th, 2003, 09:02 PM
Venus is back in the U.S. trying to become the next billionaire like Oprah and I strongly believe it will happen. Go Queen Vee, you are the best.

CondiLicious
Jun 4th, 2003, 10:13 PM
Stop living in denial Cari & Diva. Vee is right next to me NAKED. :p :p :p

I hate to tell you this but... that ain't Venus... That's a man! That's Ru Paul!!!!

And Cari... Stop mistaking your posters for the real thing!

billie_jean_king
Jun 4th, 2003, 10:30 PM
Well, so long as she makes herself available for Fed Cup she could be in Timbuktoo for all I care

selesfan87
Jun 4th, 2003, 10:31 PM
Whats she gotta do in Paris all day everyday if she aint left inthe tournament?

SJW
Jun 4th, 2003, 10:33 PM
y'all can have Venus!!

im in Paris right now......me and Serena are having a lil tete-a-tete to see who can make each other scream louder :devil:

tennisIlove09
Jun 4th, 2003, 11:17 PM
Why is it in poor taste for the sisters to leave after they lose? Venus lost, she left. She doesn't need to be there holding Serena's hand, and same with Serena leaving WB 01.

Venus lost because of her errors. She needs to practice. Staying in Paris, and practicing on clay won't help her at Wimbledon. She needs grass practice. She has grass courts at home--she's said so before.

Cariaoke
Jun 4th, 2003, 11:53 PM
y'all can have Venus!!

im in Paris right now......me and Serena are having a lil tete-a-tete to see who can make each other scream louder :devil:
y'all must be playing with needles, again. :devil: :o

Freewoman33
Jun 5th, 2003, 01:02 AM
Venus was there when Rena won the USO in 1999. She didn't look too happy, but she was there.

Tennis Fool
Jun 5th, 2003, 02:20 AM
She didn't at the 99 Open

Are you crazy? She couldn't abandon her sister in doubles!

1jackson2001
Jun 5th, 2003, 04:51 AM
well ok then