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MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 03:56 AM
2006: (Venus: Mixed Doubles Finalist)
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1f/full.getty-71355443dm200_wimbledon_cha_4_01_37_pm.jpg

2005: (Venus: Singles Champion)
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/26/knVENUS_narrowweb__300x492,0.jpg

2004: (Serena: Singles Finalist)
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/07/04/ten-07,0.jpg

2003: (Serena: Singles Champion, Venus: Singles Finalist)
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39248000/jpg/_39248246_sisters_203.jpg

2002: (Serena and Venus: Doubles Champions, Serena: Singles Champion, Venus: Singles Finalist)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2002/wimbledon/news/2002/07/07/williams_doubles_ap/lg_wills_ap-01.jpg

http://images.scotsman.com/2002/07/07/0707sereb.jpg
2001: (Venus: Singles Champion)
http://www.sport.nl/beeldbank/200/2001-wimbledon-venus-williams-finale-beker.jpg


2000: (Serena and Venus: Doubles Champions, Venus: Singles Champion)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1765000/images/_1765038_williams300.jpg

http://www2.raisport.rai.it/news/sport/tennis/200007/08/3967549a04b0a/000.JPG

Over the past 7 years, they have collected 13 Wimbledon Trophies (5 Champions, 3 Runner Ups, 4 Doubles, 1 Mixed). That's an average of almost 2 trophies a year :eek:!

This is not a living in the past thread, or any of that nonesense. Just a thread to CONGRATULATE Venus for keeping the Williams Family Championship Weekend Streak Alive!

*By the way, as of today, the Williamses and the Bryans both have Career Grand Slams in Doubles! CONGRATS!:wavey:

50Sense
Jul 9th, 2006, 03:58 AM
Oh let it go. The streak's over :lol:

Reuchlin
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:00 AM
:) cool. Didn't Serena win a mixed doubles Wimbledon too?

darrinbaker00
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:00 AM
OK, Plastic Man.....

darrinbaker00
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:01 AM
:) cool. Didn't Serena win a mixed doubles Wimbledon too?
Yes, in 1998 with Max Mirnyi.

winone23
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:02 AM
Oh let it go. The streak's over :lol:

No it's not. Venus kept it alive. She still walked away with some Sliverware.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! didn't she

winone23
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:04 AM
2006: (Venus: Mixed Doubles Finalist)
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1f/full.getty-71355443dm200_wimbledon_cha_4_01_37_pm.jpg

2005: (Venus: Singles Champion)
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/26/knVENUS_narrowweb__300x492,0.jpg

2004: (Serena: Singles Finalist)
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/07/04/ten-07,0.jpg

2003: (Serena: Singles Champion, Venus: Singles Finalist)
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39248000/jpg/_39248246_sisters_203.jpg

2002: (Serena and Venus: Doubles Champions, Serena: Singles Champion, Venus: Singles Finalist)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2002/wimbledon/news/2002/07/07/williams_doubles_ap/lg_wills_ap-01.jpg

http://images.scotsman.com/2002/07/07/0707sereb.jpg
2001: (Venus: Singles Champion)
http://www.sport.nl/beeldbank/200/2001-wimbledon-venus-williams-finale-beker.jpg


2000: (Serena and Venus: Doubles Champions, Venus: Singles Champion)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1765000/images/_1765038_williams300.jpg

http://www2.raisport.rai.it/news/sport/tennis/200007/08/3967549a04b0a/000.JPG

Over the past 7 years, they have collected 13 Wimbledon Trophies (5 Champions, 3 Runner Ups, 4 Doubles, 1 Mixed). That's an average of almost 2 trophies a year :eek:!

This is not a living in the past thread, or any of that nonesense. Just a thread to CONGRATULATE Venus for keeping the Williams Family Championship Weekend Streak Alive!

*By the way, as of today, the Williamses and the Bryans both have Career Grand Slams in Doubles! CONGRATS!:wavey:



Love these pics, Sliver and Smiles simply beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

winone23
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:05 AM
Venus and Serena have such a Rich history at Wimbledon this is thier best tourney!!!!!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:05 AM
exactly!

Brooklyn90
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:08 AM
nice pics

Chunchun
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:11 AM
:worship:

2002 definitely the Willimbledon :worship:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:11 AM
Yes, in 1998 with Max Mirnyi.

yep...if it wasn't for that dry spell in 1999, the williams sisters would be on a 9 year championship weekend streak..

50Sense
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:14 AM
All those mixed doubles and doubles titles, and runner up trophies may be nice to look at, but as far as I'm concerned, Serena has won Wimbledon twice :lol:

Those doubles titles are just spaceholders. That singles plate is all I'm concerned about.

Adaora
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:18 AM
lol

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:22 AM
:worship:

2002 definitely the Willimbledon :worship:

cute

Stamp Paid
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:26 AM
LOL!!!!!!!! If you wanna look at it that way.
Serena Williams ruined the streak in 2004, IMHO.

Rocketta
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:28 AM
All those mixed doubles and doubles titles, and runner up trophies may be nice to look at, but as far as I'm concerned, Serena has won Wimbledon twice :lol:

Those doubles titles are just spaceholders. That singles plate is all I'm concerned about.

and when your opinion starts meaning something to someone other than you you would possible have a point but as of now.... :shrug:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:41 AM
:worship: OWNED :worship:

winone23
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:54 AM
All those mixed doubles and doubles titles, and runner up trophies may be nice to look at, but as far as I'm concerned, Serena has won Wimbledon twice :lol:

Those doubles titles are just spaceholders. That singles plate is all I'm concerned about.

Who gives a damn about what you think, when you look as a person's tennis career you count all thier achievements not just the singles. What Venus and Serena have accomplished at Wimbledon is amazing none of the player from thier generation has this rich history. They are winners and finalist in all of Wimbledon's catagories.

50Sense
Jul 9th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Tell me something: Why doesn't my "point" matter?

Because I don't live in your jaded state of nostalgia that doesn't allow you to think of the Williams sisters in any light other than one of pure perfection? (I'll give you a second to digest that).

I'm sorry that I don't see those runner up trophies and mixed doubles titles, and get all giddy like you do. I'd much rather prefer them holding the singles title.

I'm sure it's much easier to watch tennis when you can see Venus lose (painfully) in the third round of singles and still say "Oh well her streak is still alive because she reached the mixed final." Gotta hold out some hope, right???

I'd like to think (in fact I do think) that I'm much more evolved than that. But be my guest. Carry on.

winone23
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:02 AM
Tell me something: Why doesn't my "point" matter?

Because I don't live in your jaded state of nostalgia that doesn't allow you to think of the Williams sisters in any light other than one of pure perfection? (I'll give you a second to digest that).

I'm sorry that I don't see those runner up trophies and mixed doubles titles, and get all giddy like you do. I'd much rather prefer them holding the singles title.

I'm sure it's much easier to watch tennis when you can see Venus lose (painfully) in the third round of singles and still say "Oh well her streak is still alive because she reached the mixed final." Gotta hold out some hope, right???

I'd like to think (in fact I do think) that I'm much more evolved than that. But be my guest. Carry on.

How is it Nostalgia if Venus just played in the Final today :confused: :confused: Venus and Bob making the finals was a joy to watch they were fun on the court and had a good time. So if we are happy for her success there, we are happy. if you don't care for doubles that's your buisness b/c Venus and Bob's matches were more exciting than most of the boring matches played in the singles. Sports is about fun and excitement and Venus and Bob gave us that this week. And Venus made it to another Final you can't take that away from her.

Rocketta
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:08 AM
Tell me something: Why doesn't my "point" matter?

Because I don't live in your jaded state of nostalgia that doesn't allow you to think of the Williams sisters in any light other than one of pure perfection? (I'll give you a second to digest that).

I'm sorry that I don't see those runner up trophies and mixed doubles titles, and get all giddy like you do. I'd much rather prefer them holding the singles title.

I'm sure it's much easier to watch tennis when you can see Venus lose (painfully) in the third round of singles and still say "Oh well her streak is still alive because she reached the mixed final." Gotta hold out some hope, right???

I'd like to think (in fact I do think) that I'm much more evolved than that. But be my guest. Carry on.


The fact that you ask why your opinion doesn't matter is kind of tragic ... ok but I'll play along tonight....Your opinion doesn't matter because you aren't the one out there playing...clearly those doubles titles and space holders (as you called them) mean something to Venus and Serena or else they wouldn't be entering into the tournaments and spending the time on the court to get them. Why don't you digest that.

As far as that dribble about what you prefer....good for you but so what? :shrug: I don't see anyone in this thread saying you should feel one way or the other. If feeling like people should be doom and gloom because Venus didn't live up to your or their expectations is the example of being evolved then evolution is certainly overrated. :rolleyes:

50Sense
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:12 AM
How is it Nostalgia if Venus just played in the Final today :confused: :confused: Venus and Bob making the finals was a joy to watch they were fun on the court and had a good time. So if we are happy for her success there, we are happy. if you don't care for doubles that's your buisness b/c Venus and Bob's matches were more exciting than most of the boring matches played in the singles. Sports is about fun and excitement and Venus and Bob gave us that this week. And Venus made it to another Final you can't take that away from her.

No one is taking today away from Venus. Congratulations to her on making a mixed final. But ask Venus herself, and she'd say she'd MUCH rather have been on Center Court contesting for the singles title again. not on Court 1 losing to two players who are nowhere on her radar anymore (although Zvonereva seems to be ascending).

All I'm saying is that these mixed and doubles titles are nice, they pad her resume. But honestly, are u going to say that a "title is a title"? Bull.

It's a tad ironic. Because you shifted the argument from being one of facts and stats to being one of sentiment. Congratulations on having "exciting" mixed doubles matches Venus. The hall of fame awaits you on that alone.....

winone23
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:19 AM
No one is taking today away from Venus. Congratulations to her on making a mixed final. But ask Venus herself, and she'd say she'd MUCH rather have been on Center Court contesting for the singles title again. not on Court 1 losing to two players who are nowhere on her radar anymore (although Zvonereva seems to be ascending).

All I'm saying is that these mixed and doubles titles are nice, they pad her resume. But honestly, are u going to say that a "title is a title"? Bull.

It's a tad ironic. Because you shifted the argument from being one of facts and stats to being one of sentiment. Congratulations on having "exciting" mixed doubles matches Venus. The hall of fame awaits you on that alone.....

Again if the mixed doubles meant nothing to Venus than she had no business entering it. The mixed doubles means something to Venus. Sure she wanted to defend, but winning the mixed doubles title is also one of her goals because she wants to have a grand slam in singles, doubles, and mixed. So far she is only missing four slam trophies and she's trying to get them now.
So it means something to Venus, you may not care for doubles but she does so in the end your views mean nada.

Rocketta
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:24 AM
The thread started stated they kept their streak of Wimbledon finals alive...which they have. 50 you were the one going into what's worth mor than others. No one in here said that Venus would rather have a doubles title over a singles title?? Still had she won today she would've appreciated the win and felt it a major accomplishment so why wouldn't she look at it as keeping a streak a live? I mean was she or wasn't she playing on one of the two final days at Wimbledon?

50Sense
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:25 AM
Again if the mixed doubles meant nothing to Venus than she had no business entering it. The mixed doubles means something to Venus. Sure she wanted to defend, but winning the mixed doubles title is also one of her goals because she wants to have a grand slam in singles, doubles, and mixed. So far she is only missing four slam trophies and she's trying to get them now.
So it means something to Venus, you may not care for doubles but she does so in the end your views mean nada.

I won't even argue that point. You are correct. My view means nothing in the scope of things! but hell, I sure get a kick out off expressing them and getting reactions like I did tonight. :lol:

All I'm saying is that the Williams are (and have always been) about results. As in titles. Namely singles titles. So the idea of this streak may be a "novel" one, but it really just doesn't encompass the attitude I think either Williams sister has about tennis.

spencercarlos
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:40 AM
2006: (Venus: Mixed Doubles Finalist)
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1f/full.getty-71355443dm200_wimbledon_cha_4_01_37_pm.jpg

2005: (Venus: Singles Champion)
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/26/knVENUS_narrowweb__300x492,0.jpg

2004: (Serena: Singles Finalist)
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/07/04/ten-07,0.jpg

2003: (Serena: Singles Champion, Venus: Singles Finalist)
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39248000/jpg/_39248246_sisters_203.jpg

2002: (Serena and Venus: Doubles Champions, Serena: Singles Champion, Venus: Singles Finalist)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2002/wimbledon/news/2002/07/07/williams_doubles_ap/lg_wills_ap-01.jpg

http://images.scotsman.com/2002/07/07/0707sereb.jpg
2001: (Venus: Singles Champion)
http://www.sport.nl/beeldbank/200/2001-wimbledon-venus-williams-finale-beker.jpg


2000: (Serena and Venus: Doubles Champions, Venus: Singles Champion)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1765000/images/_1765038_williams300.jpg

http://www2.raisport.rai.it/news/sport/tennis/200007/08/3967549a04b0a/000.JPG

Over the past 7 years, they have collected 13 Wimbledon Trophies (5 Champions, 3 Runner Ups, 4 Doubles, 1 Mixed). That's an average of almost 2 trophies a year :eek:!

This is not a living in the past thread, or any of that nonesense. Just a thread to CONGRATULATE Venus for keeping the Williams Family Championship Weekend Streak Alive!

*By the way, as of today, the Williamses and the Bryans both have Career Grand Slams in Doubles! CONGRATS!:wavey:

Wow great thread..
Makes me think that Hingis ALONE is on a streak HERSELF of 7 years straight (when she has played) at the Australian Open after collecting this yearīs mixed title :bounce:

Welldone Venus still a RU finish here can also be encouraging somehow.! :yeah:

spencercarlos
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:47 AM
The thread started stated they kept their streak of Wimbledon finals alive...which they have. 50 you were the one going into what's worth mor than others. No one in here said that Venus would rather have a doubles title over a singles title?? Still had she won today she would've appreciated the win and felt it a major accomplishment so why wouldn't she look at it as keeping a streak a live? I mean was she or wasn't she playing on one of the two final days at Wimbledon?
Itīs orange and apples, the streak is related to singles since 2000, if it makes you feel better fine milk around it, but the fact that the streak where a Williams sister was in the singles final is over.

The Martina Hingis comment about the Australian Open was made in a sarcastic way obviosly.

Stamp Paid
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:56 AM
omg your user title Spencer :speakles:
death!

Infiniti2001
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Is your english teacher asleep spencercarlos? :shrug: Meanwhile bravo to the poster who gave you this custom title :haha: :rolls:

serenafan08
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Awesome thread! The Williams sisters have made a lasting impact on the grass of Wimbledon - there's no way around that fact. :D

Stamp Paid
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Awesome thread! The Williams sisters have made a lasting impact on the grass of Wimbledon - there's no way around that fact. I hope Venus and Bob win it all tomorrow!!! :D

LMAO!

they just lost today Justin. :o

Knizzle
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:59 AM
Is your english teacher asleep spencercarlos? :shrug: Meanwhile bravo to the poster who gave you this custom title :haha: :rolls: :tape:

Rocketta
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:59 AM
Awesome thread! The Williams sisters have made a lasting impact on the grass of Wimbledon - there's no way around that fact. I hope Venus and Bob win it all tomorrow!!! :D

um, Venus and Bob lost today. :tape: :help: :unsure: :lol:

serenafan08
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:59 AM
LMAO!

they just lost today Justin. :o
LOL I just edited my post! :haha: That was priceless!!!

vw.
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:00 AM
No one is taking today away from Venus. Congratulations to her on making a mixed final. But ask Venus herself, and she'd say she'd MUCH rather have been on Center Court contesting for the singles title again. not on Court 1 losing to two players who are nowhere on her radar anymore (although Zvonereva seems to be ascending).

The Mixed Final was on Center Court as well. ;)

serenafan08
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:00 AM
um, Venus and Bob lost today. :tape: :help: :unsure: :lol:
Y'all leave me alone! :lol: I've been at work all day and I'm still getting caught up! LMAO

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:07 AM
LOL!!!!!!!! If you wanna look at it that way.
Serena Williams ruined the streak in 2004, IMHO.

...yeah...it was the first time she went into a big final without her sister there. It was really tough..but she grew...and I think she's better for it!

(silver lining i guess)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:12 AM
Yeah it's dissapointing that they aren't DOMINATING this event in singles like all of their fans would like to see. Injuries happen, life happens, and while that does not excuse their lack-luster singles results as of late, but all I was doing was congratulating Venus on at least getting to another Championship Weekend.

And 50, you say that dubs and singles don't matter as much, then WHY would Navy be on court in her LATE 40s trying to break the overall Wimbledon title record of 20. If singles was all that mattered, she could be resting WELL on her laurels, becuase unless Vee and Ree play into their 30s, NO ONE is gonna come CLOSE to Navy's 9 singles plates.

For players, it's all about PLAYING. Singles, dubs, mixed, WHATEVER! I'm sure Venus would have loved to have beaten Justine today, hell, I'm sure she would have loved to have won her mixed match today, but it is AMAZING that over the past 9 years, only 1 Wimbledon has taken place where a Williams wasn't playing on the last weekend, and that's amazing!

Brooklyn90
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:17 AM
i just can't wait for next year where hopfully both will play!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:18 AM
Oh by the way...in the hunt for Bille's Score of Wimbledon Titles

Serena: 5 (2 singles, 2 dubs, 1 mixed)
Venus: 5 (3 singles, 2 dubs)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 9th, 2006, 06:18 AM
Wow great thread..
Makes me think that Hingis ALONE is on a streak HERSELF of 7 years straight (when she has played) at the Australian Open after collecting this yearīs mixed title :bounce:

:eek: That's SPECTACULAR!

Lulu.
Jul 9th, 2006, 07:12 AM
:bowdown:

RJWCapriati
Jul 9th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Yep, you're sorta right

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 9th, 2006, 08:49 AM
venus looks so happy in the first pic! u know she really was into it!

Justine Fan
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Tell me something: Why doesn't my "point" matter?

Because I don't live in your jaded state of nostalgia that doesn't allow you to think of the Williams sisters in any light other than one of pure perfection? (I'll give you a second to digest that).

I'm sorry that I don't see those runner up trophies and mixed doubles titles, and get all giddy like you do. I'd much rather prefer them holding the singles title.

I'm sure it's much easier to watch tennis when you can see Venus lose (painfully) in the third round of singles and still say "Oh well her streak is still alive because she reached the mixed final." Gotta hold out some hope, right???

I'd like to think (in fact I do think) that I'm much more evolved than that. But be my guest. Carry on.

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
RESPECT :yeah:

davidmario
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:28 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
RESPECT :yeah:
:lol: Why are you joining this thread? See how obsessed you are?

mila_mail
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:48 PM
hope venus can do better

Justine Fan
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:49 PM
:lol: Why are you joining this thread? See how obsessed you are?

Since when are the threads only for Williams fans? :shrug:

Obsessed? :haha:

You're the one that is obsessed with me .... you reply to every single one of my posts and you go through my profile to see what threads I have replied to and what I haven't! So who's the obsessed one? Not me! :haha:

What I like most is that I'm getting to you :devil: So now I will reply to ALL the posts! :devil: :devil: and it will aggravate you even more :haha:

vwfan
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:41 PM
Tell me something: Why doesn't my "point" matter?

Because I don't live in your jaded state of nostalgia that doesn't allow you to think of the Williams sisters in any light other than one of pure perfection? (I'll give you a second to digest that).

I'm sorry that I don't see those runner up trophies and mixed doubles titles, and get all giddy like you do. I'd much rather prefer them holding the singles title.

I'm sure it's much easier to watch tennis when you can see Venus lose (painfully) in the third round of singles and still say "Oh well her streak is still alive because she reached the mixed final." Gotta hold out some hope, right???

I'd like to think (in fact I do think) that I'm much more evolved than that. But be my guest. Carry on. thanks! :rolleyes:

We will!

vwfan
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:53 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
RESPECT :yeah:Any Williams fan whose posts fail to separate them from JF, needs :help:

vwfan
Jul 9th, 2006, 05:57 PM
:lol: Why are you joining this thread? See how obsessed you are?in any thread about a williams, you can almost guarantee JF and Spencer Carlos will be there on troll patrol! :lol: