Tell me selesfan1, is that all she said. I don't think so, please post the whole question and answer, not just the part you believe they always say. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> . Why do some people have to get something negative off the williams sisters, serenas replay to that was straight forward.<br />Think before you post. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
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The answer was: only Venus and those around her know what's going on with her. I practised, she didn't because she was not able...of course that's not the direct quote, but then you can read. I mean you did read the It's your opinion so I'm sure you also read the answer, maybe you just didn't understand it.
I guess you all didn't read right . They always answer with something similar to that I didn't say that was what serena answered.Read before you reply <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
Child please! Only a FOOL would keep responding to the media.. playing up to the media.. non stop.. hello but time to grow up people. What cracks me up is that alot of these players talk to the media and supposedly don't even understand them.. lmao Sheesh how many times have we seen the excuse.. they are not English so their foolish response was really not meant that way?? Nope bottom line is this:
Shut the Fluck Up if you have no clue on handling the media.
Serena shut the media down because she is smart and intelligent. Go on girl!
selesfan1 - What's WRONG with the answer, ''Everyone has their own opinion and people are going to think what they want to". It's certainly a true staement. Serena is not obligated to try to change anyone's mind. I understand that the media is asking questions that you would like an answer to. I'd like some as well. But I don't confuse my wants with a player's obligations. What SHOULD Serena do, insult everyone who criticizes her or Venus? What would that accomplish? Serena was asked to comment about other people's opinions, NOT about facts.
******<br />Q. In the circumstances of, you know, what has happened with Venus, the injury, are you disappointed that apparently some people seem to think it may not be as bad as has been made out, she might have come just the same? Lindsay was one of the people yesterday who sort of was saying she was a little bit skeptical.
SERENA WILLIAMS: Skeptical?
Q. Yes. She's not sure.
SERENA WILLIAMS: Everyone has their own opinion. You can't stop anyone from having their own opinion. The only people that know the truth are Venus and the people around her. I myself know Venus wasn't on the practice court when I was there. Venus would stay at home when I went to the practice court because she couldn't practice. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think actually some of us should actually be happy she didn't come instead of complaining about it. I mean, honestly.<br />********
Ultimately, a lot of this comes down to the media finding a thousand ways to say "A lot of people say negative things about you and Venus" and Serena and saying, "I can't control what other people say, think or feel, and I refuse to waste my time doing so."
Remember Serena's speech to the crowd after winning Indian. "Sometimes youwere real hard on me this week, but I love you anyway." She didn't waste her time asking for an apology, (which she was certainly owed) or trying to convince anyone to like her, or to explain anything to anyone. She does her thing, and let's other people do their's.
She doesn't OWE anyone any answer beyond 'everyone's entitled to their own opinion'.
Sorry you got flamed, BTW. I disagree with you, but I don't think you were abusive or disrespectful in your initial post.