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Black History Month spotlight: Venus and Serena Williams

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  1. Serena Williams1:12
  2. Murphy Jensen2:32
  3. Venus1:11, 1:38, 3:54
  4. Charleston1:02
  5. Olympics0:41, 1:18, 2:17
  6. Bobby Reynolds2:00
  7. winning streak1:47, 5:03
  8. Conference championship5:09
Sun, 5 Aug 2012|
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-- in Washington dot com. Joining me now is the owner of the undefeated Washington -- we have to make sure we get the undefeated in their mark -- is absolutely amazing second straight season regular season. With out a loss could you have imagined I know after the first your -- that appeared as a possible. Never I mean every you know after last year we came back this year and everyone said us. You know you gonna do this again and we thought there's no possible way that I never happened in history before. Last season and coming this year we just want to be competitive and compete for a championship and we start getting into the matches and the team Rose to the occasion and and history happen again incredible and what this Summer Olympics the playoffs are a little bit on hold until September so now you have to kind of sit back. Yeah with the undefeated regular season and hold your breath for like an entire another month before you can get into the playoffs how hard is that. It is a little hard I mean a get a little bit of a -- OK I you know just to give everyone a chance to sort of day you know calmed down a little bit and stop and to build excitement -- a lot of fans are gonna come down. To Charleston which is great to get some time -- planned the trip but definitely the anticipation. Is building and and answers we get closer again even greater. You have Venus and Serena Williams of both members of the Washington castles and have big roles. On how this team success has gone and here they're playing in the Olympics he just how little bit about the excitement of just having them. A part of your team. Yes we love having them part of our team naming both what they -- stand for as individuals what they've accomplished and you know coming from the streets of Compton to the heights of professional sports. They're great role models for people in our communities that we love that. And it has been great team members they love the team Venus has been texting the team members through the last match from London. That's great but then you know 21 of our thirty matches during the thirty match winning streak came when they weren't around -- you know at some level. Really the streak was about the core players or their day in and day out just putting out. You know their best every single game every single point every single match. One of those core players being Bobby Reynolds have not only won rookie of the year last season but now he once in DP. If this guy obviously very pivotal to the team. -- bodies amazing he's our closer he's a great team player. You know he is a guy you can always count on ended the and one. Leander and in a station went off to the Olympics he really took -- it. Took a step up and even became a leader on the team sort of on the practice court and on the bench. And you know -- that continuity. With the new players abroad and that was really critical for us. And then also the coach Murphy Jensen is such a unique guy I don't know how many different words we could use to describe -- been on his second straight year. Of winning coach of the year he's really kind of raise the bar DC. Yeah America is and it does an amazing job -- he really isn't some -- the glue that holds it together and when you have a streak like this so much has to go right so much has to come together. And you know it's an intense schedule that travels really tough to match after match you all kinds of different personalities that are living on you know together. And and Murphy has an amazing way of kind of bringing them together and then getting the most out of them on the court so he deserves a lot of credit for our success I know what I was talking until he said yeah you're you're dealing with these world class athletes -- so much about coaching them. It's about managing them but the way that he's also able to get like the fans involved and everybody out there it seems like his role goes beyond just. Managing and coaching as players for sure and when people ask me about how -- come together considering you went thirty straight matches it's always really about. The hole is so much better than the sum of the parts you know it's the players it's the coach it's the fans who really inspire our team to do amazing things. -- the staff and the office and it creates I think it's create a culture where. This amazing stuff can happen just because the players go out there and they want to do the best because they see how much everyone has invested. In them and they get inspired by it whether it's you know. Leander body -- stage or Venus Williams Al get inspired by sort of what the community in Washington has done to support them. You guys haven't really been around as a sign that young so -- relatively a young team but so quickly. A lot of six -- And it had a really does seem like DC has really embraced not behind you guys and that's so rewarding you know we packed the house every night in the last night. And we in not just have Venus -- it would have been stationed Leander weren't even here. And it was a completes we were packing people in the -- make him that cheered for the team and yeah we always stop we would make it one fans command cheer for the name on the front of the Jersey not on the back and I think that's where we are and that task is sort of the pinnacle of success and and we're really excited to give these results and give back to our fans our community. I was fortunate to catch a match when Venus was out there and there's really a lot of fanfare that goes on -- just making it capsule it really cool experience. For anybody that does go out you really do feel a part of it. But where do you go when you go from here. You know that's sabathia. Yeah outlive it I don't know is competitively I mean you know so thirty matches is the second longest winning streak in pro sports history on site has hit a couple things we want to win the next two matches. Conference championship and the championships that would bring us our. Third title in four years that's goal number one for sure. And if we're lucky enough to have that happen we -- next season one match away from tying the Lakers all time streak into from beating -- I guess. If that happens we'll think about that Denver right now our focus on September bring a championship that price that would be a third big trophy. Where do you collect dolls and stuff that. -- and I actually put them where where I can see when I wake up every morning because that's how because -- you know it just so many people have done so much to make this possible that it's a great way to start every game look at it be reminded of something that really specialists and created. Well as an absolutely amazing defeat not just go to regular season's undefeated but of course. Undefeated entirely last yourself thirty straight matches and undefeated of course now we have to unfortunately wait another month before we can. Get to the championship but good luck thank you for your time banks I hope we come back and tell you it's thirty -- yes and yes I'll get to us and thanks. Csnwashington.com.

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    Z in Washington dot com. And a long time since 2009 and so. I'm happy it's been two lines and obviously it is there's sort of comfort that maybe you know coming back playing with the there's a team behind you. That and you know disorder can work your way through with friends sitting on it's dead I

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  1. but definitely the anticipation. Is building and and answers we get closer again even greater. You have Venus and Serena Williams of both members of the Washington castles and have big roles. On how this team success has gone and here they're

  2. while former turf Sarunas Jasikevicius had eight. Up next for team Argentina on Monday. Well women's tennis final Serena Williams made short work of Maria Sharapova winning six nothing 61. When the ball in the most lopsided women's final Olympic

  3. set out New Zealand to nothing thanks to goals by in Sydney on the route. They face Canada in the semis on Monday Serena Williams advanced to the gold medal match face Maria Sharapova tomorrow. And the men's beach volleyball duo of Todd Rogers

  4. Washington dot com while Washington remain undefeated. With an amazing 23 no record extending back to last season a Serena Williams was scheduled to join the team on Sunday for what is her fifth season but his whip In order to have more time to rest

  5. Csnwashington.com. way I was feeling good during the dog He has the Washington Capitals look to improve to fourteen you know a little irony here what time I thought about Through play with Leander Paes and mixed doubles lost Williams returned to serve the area have to think this when. 51 in women's

  6. Csnwashington.com. I'm sick and tired of people not giving the Washington Capitals the credit they deserve anyone here realize anyone they're undefeated this season. And the overwhelming favorites to in the world team tennis championship for the second time in franchise history. Yeah that's. kept

  7. not getting lonely figure radio Brothers sisters. In his last night. Okay now you move to new York and suddenly Serena Williams to dismiss the question now what do I do well when they do it's well. In the well I don't wanna play it hot rod

  8. guess the Secret Service had something to do that. Serena Williams comes out very first you know event of the night when ..... government. What I can say is that they've had Venus and Serena Williams that helps they also had. Bobby Reynolds to these

  9. credit castles. Right moving forward how to capsules let you know they're gonna be back here in DC on Thursday Serena Williams isn't on what should we expect to see. Well I think Serena will be similar to Venus in the sense I don't know

  10. country and we're gonna win. Venus Williams tonight Serena Williams on Thursday night brand new arena road you know well ..... stadium at the war. The obvious on on Thursday that was Serena Williams is here as well that is a unique tennis experts it

  11. She in Washington dot com. Our roster is down their shedding some people might remember the castles being downtown last year how compare this setting would that one. Well this setting is a lot more picturesque He probably it in the shot. That we're taking right now they were right on the southwest

  12. Csnwashington.com. Every season where you look forward to seeing incredible fan experience begins in team tennis as opposed to. Regular tennis matches you have a team to cheer for and they really get behind. The fans really get behind your team and we have the best coach we have Murphy Jensen and

  13. CSN Washington dot com. I'm looking this a lot calling the matches that we cover on Comcast sports net on July 7 July 12 in July 15 those are all events that we. Are producing and we are very much looking forward to it as a network to share the excitement of the bring to Washington. And I'll do my

  14. She gets in Washington dot com. Welcome back to DC both feet straight up start to because. You've been on the council walkers we'll just that would put you to go along deputy first guy here got finally got under him longevity. Well I imagine not only being on the court for the team but coming to

  15. Opening night at stadium July 8 2008. world team tennis co-founder Billie Jean King DC mayor Adrian event beyond and Serena Williams and they castles ushered in a new era. In DC sports. Here to castle tennis brings us to number three and our countdown

  16. CSN Washington dot com. back check out the view from atop. The Washington new stadium along the southwest waterfront. Called statement the war that I team owner mark on hosting a party in celebration of the new world team tennis season which begins Tuesday night. Venus Williams is gonna play the

  17. Watch the castles. Belly now DC we hometown tennis team so to get the season started next week. From what canals the head coach the most energetic tennis or anything else. Murphy Jensen with our big guys come on it's gotta cut. I am pretty but it all starts it's it's enjoyed bit yeah when there are

  18. CSN Washington dot com. Hey everybody welcome to lunch box live I'm your host Kellie Cowan. I'm joined today by the lovely lovely CSN Washington. acts and patents. My 67 the fans drew back also lovely lovely don't mean to lead the counter. And here you got. And we're glad to have her let's get on

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