On the windy conditions:
…a bit strange but I like that challenge and when the wind does in the middle of the point and I said “Whoa – who is in control here.”
On her comeback:
I wasn’t ready but I needed to get points for the Olympics I probably would have come out before Wimbledon or after…… but I didn’t have choice.
I do know how to play tennis but everything else. Everything else is like a wildcard – I am a wildcard now. (Laughter)
Q: You and your sister are loved by the Rome public. So do you
feel this tournament in any particular way.
Venus Williams: Really – is that so.. I like that and indeed I need some love and I need some help for these matches and so if I get some love here then good.
Q: So was that you throwing in your hat to Serena for the doubles at the French.
Venus Williams: I wasn’t thinking of it. I feel that I can probably do it if I can get the feel right. I mean., I have been holding her back on her destiny for her doubles tit