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+ WEDNESDAY NETCORDS: Fed, Monica, Venus + Serena respond...Andy dreams and more

- The Sisters speak: Venus + Serena were asked at a press conference for the Sony Ericsson Open about father Richard's controversial remarks on racism in tennis. Older sister V said, "I'm definitely not here to discuss that. I'll talk about Eleven (her clothing company), tennis, my recent graduation. . ." while ReRe responded, "The best person to answer that is my dad. I'm just here to play tennis and stay focused on that."

- A triplet:
Roger Federer won three ATP Awards including player of the year, sportsmanship, and fan favorite.

- A pair of fives:
Though we haven't even touched a grain of clay on the tour, Wimbledon is getting more some press than Roland Garros these days. The All-England Club just announced a pair of 5-year agreements: with Fila as official footwear licensee and with the BBC for broadcast coverage rights.

- Saying goodbye again: Memoir-writing Monica Seles had a short stay on Dancing with the Stars. The left-handed (and footed) tennis legend and her partner Jonathan Roberts were booted from the show this week.

- Dream come true? Andy Murray says he actually dreamt he won a Grand Slam. The 20-year old said, "I actually dreamed for the first time in my life about winning a Grand Slam, actually winning match point at a Grand Slam, about two days ago. I kind of woke up and now I feel like I'm ready to go on and play on and get deep into the slams now. So, God, I want to win it."

- TENNIS mag's editor-in-chief James Martin gives his "A-Z" for Indian Wells + Miami. What caught my eye? R of Rafa: the Spaniard will be blogging exclusively for the mag's site starting tomorrow!


(image via Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Comment by tennis baller on March 27, 2008 at 11:33am
thanks andrew! yes, their father has a big mouth and puts them in awkward positions in the press...not that they don't know how to handle themselves, mind you. but they really just want to focus on their games - not on his remarks.
Comment by Andrew (Tampa Bay) on March 26, 2008 at 6:27pm
wow exciting stuff! I didn't realize it was the Williams father LOL.. I'm like who is this Richard Williams guy?

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