Serena Williams as soon as stated that her preliminary notion of Pete Sampras, influenced by his portrayal within the media, could not be farther from the reality.
Throughout her marketing campaign on the 1999 Evert Cup, now often known as the Indian Wells Open, Williams superior to the ultimate with a dominant 7-5, 6-1 victory over Sandrine Testud, paving the way in which for a blockbuster title conflict with Steffi Graf .
Serena Williams, who had launched her personal publication “Tennis Month-to-month Recap” together with her sister Venus Williams in 1998, discovered widespread floor with reporters throughout her post-match press convention.
After sharing her ideas on her win over Testud, the American talked about her expertise interviewing Pete Sampras throughout the match. After initially perceiving Sampras as boring because of the method he was portrayed by the media, she highlighted his surprisingly humorous and cheerful character.
“Oh, Pete’s a terrific man. I assumed Pete was boring. You guys actually make it appear that method. However he is actually not. He is humorous. He laughed on a regular basis. He is a terrific particular person,” Williams stated.
Williams additionally expressed her deep admiration for Sampras and humorously steered that the media could not have held him in as excessive regard as she did. She debunked their portrayal of Sampras, insisting that his actual persona was very totally different from it.
‘I actually admire Pete. I suppose you guys simply do not try this. He isn’t in any respect who you write him to be. He’s so very totally different from that,” she added.
Regardless of sharing insights from her interview with Pete Sampras, Serena Williams avoided offering particulars about its contents and inspired everybody to learn the article in her publication as a substitute.
“That is for our publication. You may take a look at the article. It will be a Wimbledon article, a month-to-month tennis overview, we’re unique, we will get every kind of interviews,” she stated.
A fast take a look at Serena Williams’ marketing campaign on the 1999 Evert Cup
Serena Williams began her marketing campaign on the 1999 Evert Cup with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Jessica Steck. She then upset second seed Lindsay Davenport within the second spherical, profitable 6–4, 6–2.
The American superior to the quarter-finals with a dominant 6-0, 7-5 victory over Cara Black. She defeated Mary Pierce 7-5, 7-6(1) to achieve the semi-finals.
The American arrange a blockbuster title struggle towards Steffi Graf with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Sandrine Testud. Of their second and closing assembly at tour degree, Serena Williams defeated Graf 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to win the Evert Cup.