Ok, you guys. Justine said some things. She held a 1.5 hour televised interview. BUT IT WAS IN FRENCH!!! I don't speak French, which means that I have to rely on second hand translations of what she said, which I'm reluctant to do because if these second hand translations are right, I have many horribly negative things to say.
Things that Justine allegedly said:
- She totally put her hand up against Serena at the French Open, but didn't back down because she was trying to intimidate Serena in the same way Serena tried to intimidate her.
- She totally knew the ball was in against Kim at the Australian Open but tried to influence the line judge to call it out.
- She hopes Kim doesn't keep winning but acknowledges that she is good enough to win 7 more Slams.
- She apologizes to her fans for bolting throught he back door at the airport after she came home from the Athens Olympics.
She has, allegedly, said other things. Like how she regrets that AO final against Amelie, not because she should have played through and not retired, but because SHE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN AMELIE A WALKOVER.
Ok. These translations are already pissing me off. I'm not going to lay into her and call her all the creative names that are running through my head until I see a word for word definive translation of what she said. But if you speak French, you can watch the entire interview and tell me if I'm wrong. I am literally begging people to defend Justine here. Because all this seems like she met with a PR person and her agent, they told her how to handle the interview, AND SHE DID THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE TIMES 10,000,000.
Augh. Calm. BUT AUGH.