The Williams sisters are everywhere nowadays! Challenging each other to a dance-off, being honored by the Anti-Defamation League, becoming part owners of the Miami Dolphins, ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, throwing the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, and trash talking with Andy Roddick via Twitter. I’m assuming they’re fitting tennis in there somewhere.
The Williams Sisters “danced-off” at an ESPN/Direct TV event earlier this week. We all now understand now how Serena suffered a self-inflicted and career-threatening knee injury on the dance floor:
Because you can never get enough of Serena and her wax figure:
Venus Williams rings the closing bell of the NYSE and talks about owning a share of the Miami Dolphins:
Speaking of ringing bells, here is Serena taking on a carnival game. I think she loses, which proves these things are rigged:
Here’s Serena throwing the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. It looks like she’d make a better outfielder!
Afterwards, she and Andy Roddick, who threw a pitch on Friday, engaged in some Twitter trash talk.
Serena started it:
Andy’s withering reply:
On a side note, the Tennis Integrity Unit (huh?) is posting signs around the US Open locker rooms and players’ lounges telling players to think twice before they tweet. Andy Roddick called such policing “lame” – via his Twitter account. (click here for more.)
Venus Williams made an impromptu speech after being awarded the Americanism Award from the Anti-Defamation League this week. She received the honor for speaking out against Shahar Peer’s visa debacle at the tournament in Dubai earlier this year – a tournament that Venus won. Click here to watch a recording of Venus’s acceptance speech – it’s ten minutes long and a little rambling, but an interesting view into her mind.
A message from Venus’s website, where the video was posted:
“There is no place in sports for politics. I am proud to say that the Anti-Defamation League has done an amazing job over the years in the fight against anti-sematism (sic) and unfair treatment on people no matter where you come from, what color your skin is, and what you believe in. I am honored to be the recipient of this award.”
Remember, it might seem like overload now, but we’re in for a tennis dry spell in a couple weeks. So enjoy!