Channel Seven had a little interview with Billie-Jean King today before the women's match, and the subject of Rios' comments on the game came up.
Well, Billie-Jean was nice and direct, telling the reporter that he is a player who has not fulfilled his potential, and that often when a player of his low calibre are frustrated with their game, they take it out on others.
She pointed out that the real champions in sport lift everyone a level higher, not try to down-grade one sex to a lower level as Rios has so pathetically attempted to do, whether he consiously tried to or not.
Gotta love Billie-Jean!
Jan 26th, 2002, 11:30 AM
She hit it the nail on the head there.
Jan 26th, 2002, 11:32 AM
You tell him Billie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Jan 26th, 2002, 11:33 AM
Yeah I saw that, what a great line! Billie-Jean is ace! She has been a great coup for Channel 7! I hope we get her again next year!
Jan 26th, 2002, 11:35 AM
Hehe!Nice one Billie!I want her for our commentator!
Jan 26th, 2002, 11:47 AM
Agree with you 100% Iva's #1 fan! Billie-Jean has really boosted Channel Seven's commentary team this year, adding some much need life back into it!
I love when Billie-Jean and Liz Smylie cover the matches, they have so much fun together, I loved listening to the Pratt/Henin and Seles/Venus match - they are a great combination and I hope they get her back next year, instead of Pam Schriver.
Jan 26th, 2002, 02:33 PM
she's absolutely right... thanx billie
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:25 PM
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:06 PM
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:19 PM
Oh yeah... you tell himm Billie Jean :D
Jan 26th, 2002, 10:52 PM
oh YES. :kiss: Billie Jean.
Jan 27th, 2002, 04:00 PM
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In your face Rios !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 27th, 2002, 06:05 PM
Jan 28th, 2002, 12:00 AM
WOW, sooo right! I love the "real champions in sport lift everone a level higher". Sooo true!