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Mags
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:00 PM
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/articles/5329194?source=Evening%20Standard

Sorry if someone has posted this already :wavey:

Venus to skip doubles
By Chris Jones, Evening Standard
16 June 2003
Former champion Venus Williams could struggle to make an impact at this year's Wimbledon because of a chest-muscle injury, writes Chris Jones.

Younger sister Serena, the defending champion, has revealed that the problem that ruined Venus's bid for glory at the French Open earlier this month means they cannot team up and defend their Wimbledon doubles title.

She said: "I don't think Venus should have played at Roland Garros. I will miss the doubles very much but it's not fair to put stress on her injury.

"I am sure I will get chill-bumps walking back into Wimbledon and not holding on to the French title was a disappointment but it only took me 20 minutes to get over that hurt.

"I am tough on myself when I lose and I am extremely determined coming into Wimbledon."

Bezz
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:03 PM
looks like ruano and suarez are in another final, i wonder who they will play.

Infiniti2001
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:06 PM
Meanwhile , there were those who bitched when they were given a wildcard. UGH

Amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:07 PM
Lol!!

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:12 PM
lol, serena should play with someone else!

great smash
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:12 PM
Well, when I read about Serena playing mixed doubles and then the reports on the Women's doubles as well, I wondered if both stories were correct, as I could hardly see Serena competing in all three events.

Now it makes more sense why she would be playing mixed doubles.

rikvanlooy
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:23 PM
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/articles/5329194?source=Evening%20Standard

Sorry if someone has posted this already :wavey:

Venus to skip doubles
By Chris Jones, Evening Standard
16 June 2003
Former champion Venus Williams could struggle to make an impact at this year's Wimbledon because of a chest-muscle injury, writes Chris Jones.

Younger sister Serena, the defending champion, has revealed that the problem that ruined Venus's bid for glory at the French Open earlier this month means they cannot team up and defend their Wimbledon doubles title.

She said: "I don't think Venus should have played at Roland Garros. I will miss the doubles very much but it's not fair to put stress on her injury.

"I am sure I will get chill-bumps walking back into Wimbledon and not holding on to the French title was a disappointment but it only took me 20 minutes to get over that hurt.

"I am tough on myself when I lose and I am extremely determined coming into Wimbledon."

and not holding on to the French title was a disappointment but it only took me 20 minutes to get over that hurt

Yeah, right, we believe that !

We will see if this is correct, if she meets Justine at Wimbledon. It was clear that the loss at Charleston spooked Serena when she met Justine at RG. Her confidence has been affected. She was very nervous playing Justine.

DA FOREHAND
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:26 PM
LOL @ Rik, maybe she thought that herpes on her lip was contageous

great smash
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:26 PM
LOL @ Rik, maybe she thought that herpes on her lip was contageous
LOL

rikvanlooy
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:29 PM
LOL @ Rik, maybe she thought that herpes on her lip was contageous

It's very much possible that Serena thinks she doesn't have herpes simplex. The reality is that 90 % of the human race has this virus.

Every time Justine gets nervous her herpes breaks out.

DA FOREHAND
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:41 PM
So we have to see that at every slam for how many more years? Can't she put a band-aid on? Maybe a hat, ro some sunglasses. Get a tattoo? Something!

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:43 PM
awwwww damn! Get well soon, Venus! Serena, play with Alex, you guys have won a title before! or dump Yev (if that's even true) and play mixed dubs with James! :drool:

F-R-E-A-K
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:19 PM
Go Vee!

spokenword73
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:25 PM
So we have to see that at every slam for how many more years? Can't she put a band-aid on? Maybe a hat, ro some sunglasses. Get a tattoo? Something!

a tatoo!! LMAO!!! maybe she should name it, "Herb" :D

spartanfan
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Who is Serena playing mixed doubles with?

SJW
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:03 PM
YEA CARI U TOOK THE WORDS STRAIGHT OUTTA MY MOUTH :hearts:;)

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:04 PM
spartan: supposedly Yevgeny Kafelnikov... but we'll see.

sjw: I'm used to taking things straight outta your mouth, luv. :drool:

SJW
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:07 PM
ok you lot need to stop making suggestive remarks to me today im actually emotionally scarred :(

;):drool::lick:

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:08 PM
ooh you are so gonna pay later on... :lick: :lap: :lick: :lap: :p :p :p

Monica_Rules
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:09 PM
Yeah another WC for the brits!

So then Bally/Julie, Anne/Amanda, Helen/Lucie Jane/Anna

SerenaSlam
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:09 PM
and not holding on to the French title was a disappointment but it only took me 20 minutes to get over that hurt

Yeah, right, we believe that !

We will see if this is correct, if she meets Justine at Wimbledon. It was clear that the loss at Charleston spooked Serena when she met Justine at RG. Her confidence has been affected. She was very nervous playing Justine.
my ass she was spooked. you fucks kill me when you come in and try and tell how serena felt and you ain't even seen her 500 feet away. you don't know how serena felt, and let me say this. justine did something no-one has done in 3 years, beat serena twice in a row. now look at this picture. how about the Serena vs. Amelie rolland garros? why wouldn't serena be considered spooked going into that match knowing Amelie had beat her the last time. This is just prooving you have no clue what the hell you runnin your mouth about.

SJW
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:21 PM
Justine beat Serena twice in a row

therefore she is the legitimate #1 player in the world

and she has 1 slam so she should be #1 while Serena holds 3 slams so SHE should be the #3

and u are soooooooooooo d-u-m-m if you cant see that

Venus Forever
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:26 PM
If Venus is injured, I just wish she would pull out. Why risk further injury. Rest yourself and come back strong next year. :sad:

lizchris
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:39 PM
I hope not, but I think she will withdraw becuase it seems like this injury is more serious than she is letting on.

Hawk
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:12 PM
I hope not, but I think she will withdraw becuase it seems like this injury is more serious than she is letting on.

Is this still the same injury as at RG? Cause at RG it was an abdominal strain and here they just said chest injury :confused: It's making it's way north :p

lizchris
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:17 PM
Is this still the same injury as at RG? Cause at RG it was an abdominal strain and here they just said chest injury :confused: It's making it's way north :p

It seems like the same thing, but I don't know. I am hoping against hope that her withdrawing from doubles is precautionary.

Fedcup
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:26 PM
So we have to see that at every slam for how many more years? Can't she put a band-aid on? Maybe a hat, ro some sunglasses. Get a tattoo? Something!

Yes. And you're MISTER PERFECT I suppose?

Justine is human and Serena should start to show her human side more than she does now. Otherwise she will never be in people hearts as a real champion when she retires within a couple of years.

I prefer the human above the ....

paul_masterton
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:29 PM
lol @ MR.

Helen is playing with Anna. Jane is playing with Sarah.

lizchris
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:30 PM
I wonder if they are really out of doubles because I just got a list of the seedings for mens' and ladies' singles and doubles and the sisters are on it. They are seeded three.

DA FOREHAND
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:30 PM
I'm not Mr. Perfect, you can only reign for a year, and I gave up my title in 2001.


Serena will be just fine, it's justine who has some fences to mend, what with her unsportsmanlike conduct, and accusing others of faking injury.

Hawk
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:32 PM
Ok let's just clear this up for me..what does Justine have on her lip? :confused:

Amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:53 PM
A taste of your mama!

DA FOREHAND
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Lol....

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:57 PM
A taste of your mama!
.................. expired ....................

Kart
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:15 PM
I am sure I will get chill-bumps walking back into Wimbledon and not holding on to the French title was a disappointment but it only took me 20 minutes to get over that hurt.



LOL at that quote :D, but if it's true it's a good attitude to have.

Hawk
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:21 PM
Smart Ass Williams fans :p

barmaid
Jun 16th, 2003, 11:44 PM
Smart Ass Williams fans :p


Plus vulgar and disrespectful!! :eek: :rolleyes:



barmaid :wavey:

Hurley
Jun 16th, 2003, 11:50 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2003-06-16/200306161055786047309.html

The women's singles have been seeded directly from the world rankings. Defending champion Serena Williams is number one, followed by the Belgian pair, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne, who contested the Roland Garros final two weeks ago.

Fourth seeding goes to Venus Williams, winner at Wimbledon in 2000 and 2001 and defeated by her sister in last year's final. The women's 32 contains nine Americans (though Monica Seles is absent because of a foot injury) and six Russians.

The Williams sisters, holders of the doubles title, are seeded third, with top place going to the number one ranked team of Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascal and Argentina's Paola Suarez.

The top men's doubles seeds are Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Max Mirnyi of Belarus.

TM
Jun 16th, 2003, 11:56 PM
where is venus of 2001?

i think that deal with mcdonald's was not such good idea.

she's doesn't look as fit anymore....

but i still have faith in my VEEEEEEEEEEE...... :hearts:

BigTennisFan
Jun 17th, 2003, 12:11 AM
Justine beat Serena twice in a row

therefore she is the legitimate #1 player in the world

and she has 1 slam so she should be #1 while Serena holds 3 slams so SHE should be the #3

and u are soooooooooooo d-u-m-m if you cant see that

SerenaJWilliams, I thought you were smarter than that. Serena has 5 slams so it's as plain a day that she should be ranked number 5 in the world.
Why is that so hard to understand? :devil: ;)

Cariaoke
Jun 17th, 2003, 12:14 AM
haha :p ;)

Chance
Jun 19th, 2003, 10:04 AM
so was that article a fake????

great smash
Jun 19th, 2003, 10:07 AM
so was that article a fake????
Seems like it.

The are in the draw playing Morariu/Stubbs in the first round :eek:

venusgold
Jun 19th, 2003, 10:28 AM
SerenaJWilliams, I thought you were smarter than that. Serena has 5 slams so it's as plain a day that she should be ranked number 5 in the world.
Why is that so hard to understand? :devil: ;)

This means that Venus actually is ranked correctly and Kim is ranked one place above no.1

I'm very smart you know :devil: