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Question Has Serena lost her will to win?

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.
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If it could be true , I will be more than happy but I think that's not the case... Unfortunatly...

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saying that because of one loss is a bit extreme. and she did win miami.

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Don´t think so, don´t think so....Serena cares. Serena doesn´t step on the court without wanting to win every match, otherwise she wouldn´t play. Yesterday´s match was more lack of match-rythm and match-toughness. Just that.

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As a Serena fan, I must say that it seemed like Serena really didn't want to be on the court yesterday. There were no "come-on!"s from Serena yesterday. Her grunting was subdued, and she wasn't screaming at herself when she miss balls. She was playing like a priss in someways out there, and I'm sure that Richard wouldn't accept this effort from Serena. Serena found ways to win in the past, that's what I love(d) about her. Serena must realize that while she is an excellent tennis player, there are other players who can beat her when she is 100% healthy.
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If it could be true , I will be more than happy but I think that's not the case... Unfortunatly...
why don't you just wish she gets injured once more and leaves the game for even longer than 8 months?

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Oh come on
You are really being too dramatic. It is not so shocking that she lost to Jen, who she always has problems with, in her first clay tournament! Its already great that she got to the semis beating a dangerous Kuznetsova easily! Give her some credit. There will never be a day when Serena loses her fighting spirit, look at her intensity all the time, thats not someone who would be playing or even on the court if she didnt care about the outcome.
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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.
Oh please!

So interesting how ever time one of the sister's lose
somebody always has to march out this off-court
bullshit!

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!
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why don't you just wish she gets more injured once more and leaves the game for even longer than 8 months?

You wish...

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why don't you just wish she gets more injured once more and leaves the game for even longer than 8 months?
...I do hope she gets an injury and has to retire...then I can lmfao and call her a quitter...it would be really funny...
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I'm not saying this because I'm trying to hate on Serena, she's my 2nd favorite player, but I guess that it's the fighter in me that can't stand when other people don't give 100%. I'm sure Richard wouldn't have liked Serena's demenor on the court yesterday. I like it when Serena is all fired-up and she is screaming at herself and grunting really loud, and yelling come-on out there. I'm just saying that I didn't see that yesterday, and it's a bit unusual for Serena, that's all.
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i saw the highlights of the match last night on eurosport and yeah i agree serena was definitely reacting very differently in the match than ususal.i mean she looked very subdued as if for once she was accepting defeat.Also i noticed that, while in the past,serena like venus, if they missing their groundstrokes and they end up sailing long,they seem to adopt the attitude of hitting through the problem in the hope that it will eventually come right.but yesterday,serena backed off her groundstrokes completely,it was like she was just pushing the ball over the net.seemed like she had no belief in her game whatsoever. Overall just a very strange match from serena but i'm pretty sure its just gonna be a one-off.

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I wanted Serena to win, but unlike today's finalists, she has already won the title.
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Oh come on
You are really being too dramatic. It is not so shocking that she lost to Jen, who she always has problems with, in her first clay tournament! Its already great that she got to the semis beating a dangerous Kuznetsova easily! Give her some credit. There will never be a day when Serena loses her fighting spirit, look at her intensity all the time, thats not someone who would be playing or even on the court if she didnt care about the outcome.

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