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Old Nov 3rd, 2009, 02:45 PM   #61
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Monday, November 2, 2009
Continuing to Reach Beyond the Definition of Championship

Hey Guys,

How are you? I hope that all is well with you. I am doing well... It feels great to win the year end tournament. I am sure that you were watching me fight to win both singles & doubles. I would have loved to win both, singles & doubles but I am happy that Venus & I were able to compete. Physically, Venus & I were struggling but regardless of the tough conditions, we were able to prevail. I thank you all for your continued support & belief in not only me but Venus as well. She is a strong opponent & sister. I look to her for courage on & off of the court. I am thankful for a wonderful, supporting, & loving support system.

Doha was a dream that presented the reality that dreams come true for me. I was totally honored because I have not advanced this well since 2001, which does not take away my strength or name in the game of tennis. Playing in the year end Championship has been a pleasure & delight. I have worked hard this season. This tournament means the world to me because outside of Grand Slams this win is definition, proving that I am a Champion & that nothing is outside of my reach.

I am happy to finally have a bit of a break for now. I will not play Fed Cup. The truth is this year has been a bit tough for me physically. But, on the bright side because there is always something to smile about in life, I look forward to not worrying about having to practice in the morning. LOL.

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P.S. Again, I would like to thank my parents, sisters, family, friends & fans for your support.

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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 01:42 AM   #62
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Friday, November 20, 2009
On the move!

Hey Guys!

How are you? I am well! I'm enjoying a little bit of time off. Not too much though. So much has been going on. I just got back from London and New York doing press for my new book, "On The Line" and my new Mission Skincare line. In London I did a lot of press and one of the things I had to do was sign 600 copies of my book! My hand hurt so much after that!!! But, I was determined to sign all of them! LOL While in London,

I also got to catch up with friends and go shopping. I love shopping in London! I found such cute clothes there!!! Later on that week, I decided to go to Vienna, Austria to see my absolute FAVORITE band in the whole world....GREEN DAY!!!! It was the best concert ever. I felt like the luckiest girl because they even dedicated a song to me during their show. I don't think anyone is a bigger Green Day fan than me!

I hope you all enjoy the video and pictures from the show!


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Old Dec 8th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #63
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Monday, December 7, 2009
Rock-N-Racquet's Exhibition

Serena will join University of Georgia tennis great John Isner, playing for the first time on campus since turning professional at Rock-n-Racquets on Saturday, December 12, 4PM at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA.

Joining Serena and Isner will be 2009 US Open Quarterfinalist and Marietta, GA native Melanie Oudin and Sam Querrey, 2009 U.S. Open Series champion. Special appearances by UGA baseball great Gordon Beckham and UGA VII. Proceeds for the event will benefit the University General Scholarship Fund. Less than 5,000 tickets will be sold so the event is expected to sell out quickly!

Tickets available through the UGA Ticket Office, M-F 8:00am-4:30pm, online at www.georgiadogs.com or by calling 877-542-1231.

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Now watch Oudin try to be all friendly with Serena even though she talked all that shit!
And knowing Serena, she'll be friendly back.
Ah, these kind hearts...
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #65
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To Be Honest, I Believe I Reached My Boiling Point

Hey Guys!

As the world seems to know or for those who don't I want to speak about my recently dubbed "outburst" and how I feel.

I have recently been fined by the Grand Slam Committee of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) over 82 thousand dollars for getting mad and using the "F-bomb" at a line Judge.

To clear things up FIRST I was NOT fined 82 thousand dollars. I was fined 92 thousand dollars! I paid 10 thousand dollars on site immediately after the U. S. Open. So for the record, I was fined $92,000 not $82,000! The biggest fine EVER in tennis.

Also for all those that don't know, I felt incredibly bad, and miserable for losing my cool, and most importantly not representing the person I really am spiritually and the role model I want to be to my young fans. I have been a very feisty player all my life, but when the time came for me to be calm and cool, I did not exercise a mild temper. How I regret not being a better role model and person to all of my fans. I apologized to my fans and even wrote a personal letter to the lines woman with my apologies. She understood as she often witnesses this as it is not uncommon in my sport, or any other sport. She was extremely supportive and said that she did not think any further actions should be taken against me.

A few years ago in a most important match being watched my millions; I was blatantly cheated and robbed of a US Open title by yet another official. I was again on the wrong side of not one or two, but several other bad calls. This incident however changed tennis. Because of what was incorrectly done to me, the whole sport of tennis adapted new technology for a player to challenge the calls lines persons make if the player feels they were wronged. I was expected to take solace in the fact even though I lost the U.S Open title (a dream I've been working for since I was 2 years old). At least others won't be wronged in the future. I am always happy for the next person. I always am. I received apologies from the USTA, the Lines Official, and the Head of the US Open. However I don't recall EVER receiving a note, a phone call, a letter even a text from anyone at the Grand Slam Committee ITF apologizing about the wrong and disastrous call one of THEIR officials made.

When I was a teenager I was booed by an entire packed stadium at Indian Wells. In my new book "On the line" I talk about how I remember crying on every changeover in the towel. Praying and wishing I could lose and the match would just be done with. When the match was over I thanked the crowd those that cheered for me, and even those that did not. Looking back I am still amazed how I remained so calm and positive, and even managed to come out on top.

The fact is every professional athlete gets wronged in one way or another. And every athlete gets upset. We have been working, sacrificing, missing out on numerous things, things we will never get back or experience for the sake of our careers. For the sake of that one moment in time where we have a chance to shine through.

Imagine for 20 years working day in, day out, sacrificing on countless things to get this job, that will make all your hard work and endless efforts worthwhile. Try to imagine having that promotion in one moment being taken away from you because of a slight over sight, by someone overseeing your work. 20 years gone away. Time to start over, dust yourself off and try again. You work harder make positive changes. It happens again.

"Dust yourself off" you say. "Try again"

You do just that. You work even harder than before, spend longer hours. Then it happens yet again. Another slight oversight.

Well this is what happened to me, and to be honest I believe I reached my boiling point. After yet ANOTHER wrong call I began to wonder- Was I being "overlooked" or wrongly judged on purpose!??? Is this being done to keep me from achieving my best? Why does this keep happening at the same place?

Throughout my career I have remained calm. But I guess I finally reached my breaking point. A point I should have never allowed myself to get to. Everything seemed to have surfaced. As you know, losing my cool cost me over 92 thousand dollars. 92 thousand dollars! This is more than most people make in a year. 92 thousand dollars! Answer this: Why is it another player who also lost HIS cool not to a line judge - like I did - but to the main officiating judge- using the same "f word" why was HE only fined 10 thousand dollars. Was what I did 10 times worse than what he did?!

There is another HE who was fined less than half of what I was fined after someone in his camp actually physically ATTACKED an official!!!!

What about the famous HE who made arguing with officials "cool". Cool for "MEN" I guess.
Is it because they are all HE's and not a SHE like me?

It is indeed a massive difference. Being American I guess the 1st amendment, freedom of speech, does not apply to a SHE in this case? In any event the Grand Slam Committee, ITF and its staff did not hesitate to call, send a note, text, nor write letters after this incident. Ironic is it not?

I don't mind being fined. If I did wrong I accept the repercussions. All I ask for is to be treated equal.

When I was fined the 92K, I asked to see if I could donate some of it to different schools, and programs I'm involved in. My request was denied. So, I decided to match the fine by raising money and donating an additional 92K to my 2nd school that I am opening up in Africa, as well as to schools that I am helping here in the United States. I also want to educate women about what I learned from this whole experience. How we as women are still treated as less than equal. I am going to turn this 92K into a positive!!! And I have decided to call it Serena's 92K mission!!! Go to Serenawilliams.com to learn more about my 92K mission.

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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #66
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
SERENA’s 92K MISSION

Hey Guys,

How are you all? I hope that all is well. I want to raise $92,000, to match what I am being fined from the ITF (international tennis federation) and donate it to some of my many philanthropic endeavors. The ITF denied my request to use some of the monies toward a charity of my choice- so I decided to match what I was FINED by raising money for the Serena Williams Foundation, my second Secondary school that will be opening in Africa soon, other charities & schools.

I will not only be raising money but I will be donating as well. I have started to gather personal clothes to give away as well as things that I have worn during tournaments to auction off. Dresses I wore a various Wimbledon's, US Opens, French Opens, Australian Opens, and more will be auctioned off and 100% of proceeds will go to my charity until we reach our 92K mission!!

As you know, I am an advocate for education. I will be donating money to schools in California, and Florida Education, and learning is key & this experience has educated me beyond belief so I would also like to take this opportunity to educate Women about what I have learned from this experience. It does not matter if you are an athlete, student, teacher, attorney or a police officer, we as women should not be treated as less than equal. It is our right as HUMANS to be treated equal no matter race, color, or gender. I will start this mission by donating clothes to women Shelters throughout California. My first mission is to donate clothes to Liberty Social Services of San Diego County. I am asking that you all help me reach this goal in turning 92K into a great MISSION of Empowerment for Education & Women!

There will be more information coming soon on how you all can help me reach my 92K MISSION!!!

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Fuck yeah!! This is why I love her! She isn't meek and submissive!! She told it like it was,
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Old Feb 27th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #68
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Wow, that globalgrind blog and the videos brings tears to my eyes.
It's nice to know that Serena is truly appreciated somewhere, unlike here
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I hadn't got round to reading the blogs until now and, wow, now Im practically in tears. Im so proud of Serena
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Doha and Federation Cup Withdrawal

It is with deep frustration that I am withdrawing from the WTA Championships at Doha and the Fed Cup Final. Pushed by my desire to return to competition, I trained too hard too soon and re-tore the tendon in my foot. As a result, yesterday morning I had to have another procedure to repair it. I thank everyone for their continued support during this difficult time and look forward with strength and determination to getting back on the court.

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Doha and Federation Cup Withdrawal

It is with deep frustration that I am withdrawing from the WTA Championships at Doha and the Fed Cup Final. Pushed by my desire to return to competition, I trained too hard too soon and re-tore the tendon in my foot. As a result, yesterday morning I had to have another procedure to repair it. I thank everyone for their continued support during this difficult time and look forward with strength and determination to getting back on the court.

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Monday, November 29, 2010
USTREAM: ANNOUNCEMENT
Hey Guys,

How are you all? I hope that all is well with you all. As you all know, I have never been live on Ustream but I am actually going to give it a try this weekend. I am kind of nervous because it is new to me. As you all know, I have been tweeting about it for a week, going back and forth trying to make a decision. Well, I have finally made a decision, thanks to you all. I will be live on Upstream this Saturday. I hope that you all join me. So, you have five days to get your questions ready but remember this will be my first time! LOL.

The time is 7pm on Saturday and the location is your computer!

P.S. Feel free to leave topic discussions in the comment box

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http://serenawilliams.com/blog/2013-im-excited/

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2013! I’m excited…

Last year was great. But its a new year and I’m ready for it!
I am really excited about the Australian Open it seems really the moment for me to just try my best and do my best and most of all have fun.

I love it here in Melbourne and I do hope it shows on the court. I will be competing with Venus in the doubles as well so ya’ll gotta keep up with all the results. I would be lying if I were to say I am not nervous. But I look forward to the challenge.

On a different note I hope my on court style is nice and u guys like. We works a lot of the dress I am wearing here for the Australian Open with lots of details going into it. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts
I love all my fans and you will hear from me soon!!

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Hey everyone. I have been preparing for the Miami tournament in Key Biscayne. It has been a long wait for me. After Australia and my ankle rolling and my back issues I needed to refresh, regroup and recharge.
The days are here. Now I am looking forward to Playing the Sony Open in Miami. It will be nice to be at home and play in front of my home crowd.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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