but I found this to be very interesting. The moderators for the FO seem to only want to let Serena talk about whatever she wants or let the reporters ask her anything they want. I've noticed in other interviews, that the moderator has said 'French questions, please...' but none of this is present in Serena's interviews.
Younes El Aynaoui
Younes El Aynaoui
Justine Henin-HardenneQ. There was a very unfortunate incident (note from cariosity: the recent bombings) in your home country. What have you heard about it? What are your thoughts?
YOUNES EL AYNAOUI: Well, I think I've heard basically what you've heard because I wasn't in Morocco, I was away. I just got the news from the media. My family lives in Rabat, so it was pretty peaceful over there.
Of course, it wasn't nice. Everybody was shocked. Me first, yeah.
MODERATOR: French questions, please.
Serena WilliamsQ. I have a just different question. Are you going to play in July in the Fed Cup against Slovakia?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah.
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Because I just want to play. I want to play, so that's my decision to play Fed Cup this year.
THE MODERATOR: French questions, please.
Very interesting...Q. For a top player, you need to compete in many match. You have many competitions to play, like the tour, the Grand Slam, Fed Cup. You also have the Olympics to play. What do you think of the Grand Slam, Olympics? Which one do you think is more important?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Actually, someone asked me that the other day, which is more important, the Grand Slam or the Olympics. Would you rather win a gold medal or a Grand Slam? Growing up, I always dreamed of being in Grand Slams, winning the US Open, having a chance to play at Wimbledon and curtsey, although they took it away. I've always dreamed of that.
When I won the gold medal in the Olympics, for me it was something really, really special, and something that not everyone can achieve.
I don't know. I would give anything to play the Olympics and have the opportunity to win a gold medal in singles. I don't know which one is more important. Both of them are extremely special. But I hold the Olympics really, really special, dear to me.
Q. Are you going to play the Fed Cup in Washington?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Is it in Washington?
Q. Yes, it is.
SERENA WILLIAMS: Oh, boy. I would love to.
Q. There's so many things you and Venus have in common. What are two or three things you think are most different between you?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm more of an extrovert than she is. I like LA. She likes Florida. She likes LA, too. Whenever she comes, we have fun.
I don't know. I think that's about it. We're pretty much the same.
Q. What's your favorite part of LA?
SERENA WILLIAMS: You know, I love going to the nail salons and getting your nails done because they do the manicure, pedicure at the same time, and they'll give you a massage on your shoulders, if you want. I love this. It's at any salon you go to. I go to one in Beverly Hills. They know me there. It's great. I love this.
Q. Near Rodeo?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yes, near Rodeo.
SERENA WILLIAMS: Uh-huh.