Advice from Strangers
This Week's Guests
Venus and Serena Williams
(Transcribed by Jeff Rabinowitz and Danny Gallagher)
Dear Venus and Serena,
My dad wants me to be a professional athlete. I think he's pushing me too
hard. Any advice?
Tired of Sports
Serena: Our dad was one of those pushy dads. It worked for us as I've now
won five Grand Slam titles in a row.
Venus: Oh right, rub that in my face, why don't you, Serena.
Serena: Well if you stopped trying to be a supermodel and got back to
tennis, you might beat me again ... maybe.
You both are winners as far as I'm concerned. There couldn't be a better
pair of athlete sisters in the world. The tennis world would be nothing
you both. Venus? I know you would have won Wimbledon if you weren't playing
with that leg injury. Just as long as one of you keeps winning every major
Loves my Daughters
Venus: Oh thank you, Daddy. I love you.
Serena: That's right, suck up to Dad.
Venus: If it weren't for Dad, you'd be working at a Hooters somewhere. We
have the best dad in the world.
Serena: You DO know that we control our prize money now right?
Congratulations on winning Wimbledon once again this year. Watching you
play sends shivers all over my body. I watch every match you play, go to
tournament you're in. I Idolize you so much. Why aren't you answering my
or e-mail? When I was following Monica Seles, she wouldn't give me the time
of day either, you saw how I took care of that bitch.
Guenter in Hamburg