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What They Said About Serena Williams

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What THEY Said About Serena

by Ahmed Sule

Monday, 12 September 2011

They Said

At the beginning of Serena’s career THEY SAID

“Serena will only amount to a footnote in the career of Venus Williams”

In 2001 THEY SAID

"People have been afraid to criticize them (Venus and Serena) because they don't want to be called racist,"
-Martina Navratilova

On August 2001 THEY SAID

“Being black only helps them (Venus and Serena). Many times they get sponsors because they are black”
- Martina Hingis.

On 26 June   2005 THEY SAID

“The Lights Dim Again for Serena Williams”
- Christopher Clarey (New York Times)

On 27 June 2005 THEY SAID

“Dark clouds hovered over the All England Club throughout Saturday but it was not until 9.07pm that the sky caved in on Serena Williams”
- Nick Harris

In 2006 THEY SAID

"I can't say that I'm getting on with them that well. Venus is respectful. It's a shame that Serena's priority seems to have been design clothes and act rather than play tennis. But I think she'll realize that she's never going to be the new Meryl Streep."
- John McEnroe

In 2006 THEY SAID

“I’ve been thinking about your career, and something is troubling me. I appreciate that becoming a well-rounded person is important to you, as you’ve made that desire very clear. Still, a question lingers—do you ever consider your place in history?”
- Chris Evert

In 2006 THEY SAID

“Serena should be in her physical prime, but she is wasting time you cannot ever get back……She had the opportunity to be the greatest in history. Instead, she'll be a supernova who burst on the scene, and then she was gone.''
- Martina Navratilova

On 02 March 2011 THEY SAID

“But injuries have been a constant, nagging companion for both Williams sisters of late, so much so that it's also reasonable to envision an entirely different scenario for Serena's final act. As in: What if there is no final act? What if we have seen the last of the career of the...

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