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I was reading an interveiw with Venus in this months Australian Tennis Magazine, and she said that she has no friends apart from her sisters. Okay...I know she's rich and has heaps of sucess, but what's success if you have nobody to share it with? :sad:
 

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it could be the reason why she has lost the edge on serena. a lot of people said venus hasn't tried her hardest in the grand slam finals against serena in the last year and it could be because she is unhappy.
 

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Venus is an introvert. She likes to keep to herself, read her books, study a subject, and stuff like that. She's not one for going out, and meeting new people.

That's why I love Venus, we have the same personality.:hearts:
 
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I was reading an interveiw with Venus in this months Australian Tennis Magazine, and she said that she has no friends apart from her sisters. Okay...I know she's rich and has heaps of sucess, but what's success if you have nobody to share it with?
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What's wrong with sharing her success with her sisters?
Do you get tired of nitty-picking the Williamses at all? :mad:
 
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Steffi Graf was a similar player who had few friends on tour. In the beginning, I thought Venus was kind of arrogant cause she did not attempt to at least be friendly with the other players.

But the reality is, Venus is just one that keeps to herself. And that, on top of her other ventures, she probably doesn't have time to get to know other tennis players off court.
 

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I'm sure Venus has as many friends as she wants. She seems like a nice person. Maybe she doesn't want as many close friends as others. Also, some people call everyone they know their friend and others are very choosy about the difference between a friend and an acquaintance (including many intellectual types, which we're always told Venus is).

Anyway, what't the prob with having your sisters and parents as friends? Many people all over the world socialise mainly with their families and have for centuries with no ill effects.
 

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I'm sure Venus has as many friends as she wants. She seems like a nice person. Maybe she doesn't want as many close friends as others. Also, some people call everyone they know their friend and others are very choosy about the difference between a friend and an acquaintance (including many intellectual types, which we're always told Venus is).

Anyway, what't the prob with having your sisters and parents as friends? Many people all over the world socialise mainly with their families and have for centuries with no ill effects.

I totally agree. It's very difficult to be real close friends with people you have to beat and compete with. I am so amazed that the love shared between Venus and Serena has not died out even as Serena continues to dominate her older sister.

And the tennis schedule of the players does not afford them the luxury to make long-lasting connections with people.
 

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Steffi Graf was a similar player who had few friends on tour. In the beginning, I thought Venus was kind of arrogant cause she did not attempt to at least be friendly with the other players.

But the reality is, Venus is just one that keeps to herself. And that, on top of her other ventures, she probably doesn't have time to get to know other tennis players off court.
graf admitted herself that her only friends on the tour were tarabini (who she befriended in order to learn spanish) and stubbs. i've always been under the impression that people like graf and the williams sisters don't enjoy fraternizing with their "co-workers", like many of us in our own lives.
 

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V has several friendly acquaintences, but yeah i dont think she has many "friends" on tour

but she has her family, and Davide, what else does she need?
 

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Venus , I will be your friend in Warsaw ! :D Come to me baby ! ;)
 

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Some people are more happy with just a few close family and friends rather than lots of not so close friends. I think Venus is one of them, just like me.
 

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Me too Experimentee -- I guess this is why I love Vee so much :) Just the other day I was thinking that I am am an adult who really do not have any close friends, although I know many people. My whole life revolves around my family , and no outsiders... I love it like that :p
 

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I grew up with four sisters and they were then and still are my best friends. :cool: I have many acquaintences but no real "friends" that I would want to spend a great deal of time with. That always happens when you have a big family and Venus not only has four sisters she's close to but a mother as well. :kiss: So, I don't think it's so strange that Venus says she doesn't have close friends. She doesn't need them.

Steffi Graf was the same way. She was thought of as arrogant when she first arrived but she was just shy. But she did make friends with Tarabini, Stubbs and Ines Gorrestesgui and they remain her friends to this day, according to Heidi Graf.
 

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Even tough Venus is an introvert, it doesn't mean that she is unhappy, just that she prefers to have some time by herself.
 

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I am so amazed that the love shared between Venus and Serena has not died out even as Serena continues to dominate her older sister.
Really? Why? :confused:

So, based on that, there shouldn't have been much, if any, love left when Serena started dominating because Venus had done so before then, right?

I heard Pam talking about last year's French Open final, and she said that Venus should have been mad about losing instead of happily snapping pictures of Serena. Well, I'm sure she probably was angry, BUT couldn't she ALSO be happy for her SISTER?
 
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