Cool and sexy Williams sisters lighting up Rome
Williams sisters Serena and Venus have been a breath of fresh air at the Rome Open but more so for their off court rather than on court antics.sports Updated: May 06, 2010 13:19 IST
Williams sisters Serena and Venus have been a breath of fresh air at the Rome Open but more so for their off court rather than on court antics.
The pair remained on course for a semi-final meeting on Friday by winning their third round encounters on Wednesday.
World number one Serena beat German Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 and will face Maria Kirilenko in the last eight while Venus disposed of 16th seed Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-4 and faces seventh seed Jelena Jankovic next.
Their on court success is nothing new but the most famous tennis sisters of all time have long had a reputation for being sultry and unresponsive in post match press conferences.
Not in Rome, though, where they seem relaxed and even keen to enjoy themselves.
Serena, for one, joked about what she had given up in order to come to Rome and begin her French Open preparations.
"Right now I was supposed to be at the Met Ball in New York with Anna Wintour (editor in Chief, Vogue USA) and Oprah Winfrey," she said.
"I was supposed to be there. I had a fabulous dress or gown that I was going to wear.
"After that I was going to go to the Time 100 as I was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people last year.
"Unfortunately, or fortunately, I said 'I'm going to try to play Rome' and so I skipped Oprah and Anna Wintour and it hurts me.