Originally Posted by K-Dog
While I know that it was only a semifinal in a tier 1 that Serena lost, but her facial expressions portrayed that she didn't care it she won or not. She wasn't willing to fight until the end and push into that extra gear. The Serena of 2002-2003 didn't have these expressions and would've taken this match to a third. It was like it was either winner or error from Serena, not the keep as many balls in play until she could break down Jenny. It seems lke Serena is caught up in her whole movie career too much and this(tennis) is just something she has to do. Until she really wants to start winning everything again, her results will be sub-par for her standards. Has Serena lost her grit and grind, because the Serena I know would never lose 6-4,6-4 or 6-2,6-3 to players at all and not to mention not be fuming about it in her interview.
So interesting how ever time one of the sister's lose
somebody always has to march out this off-court
Serena wasn't pleased with herself. She felt she didn't serve well. However, she's now more able to see what needs to be fixed and what she'll be doing at the French. All things considered this was a good tournament for her.
She was down 5-1 or 5-2 in the second but fought her way back to make it more respectable. Also, you can't take away from the fact that Jennifer has really started finding her form again and that matches between them have always been tight! Jennifer held it together mentally because Serena could've very well broken her at the end and got it back to 5all. Had Jennifer lost that set after being in control she could've very well gone down an all too familiar path, but she didn't!
Serena saw it for what it was and while she would've loved to win, she is able to put it into proper perspective and not over analyze every single this or that as so many of us here tend to do. You learn and move on.
Serena fought and has nothing to be ashamed of!
Jenn just fought better on that day and it was to be for her.
Serena hasn't gone anywhere and will be even
more primed and pumped for Paris, you can bet on it!