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Serena, the knee, clay... what's up?

How long until Serena gets her whole game together? Especially with that knee.

Is it the surface that eventually gives her trouble with the knee and will grass suit it better? She says she's healthy and fine, but the clay court season hasn't done Serena any favors.

Jen played better than Serena today - I can stand Serena losing to Jen because of who Jen is; a lesser ranked and quality player would have really bothered me. It was an important match for her. Undoubtedly it's an important match for anyone when it's a win, but how important is it that Serena lost and what does she need to do in the future, what does this loss mean for right now?
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I think the clay just exposes Serena´s lack of patience a bit...she can be patient, but it is against her nature. The knee is a concern....the knee is a major concern. Second let-up already....

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I think the clay just exposes Serena´s lack of patience a bit...she can be patient, but it is against her nature. The knee is a concern....the knee is a major concern. Second let-up already....
Serena needs to be patient, but that knee worries me. I would hate this to be a recurring thing.
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where was the pain - the commentary here reported she was grimacing with her left leg - but next minute she ws sliding all over the place and the next she wasn't running for dropshots so its not clear what injury she has.?
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where was the pain - the commentary here reported she was grimacing with her left leg - but next minute she ws sliding all over the place and the next she wasn't running for dropshots so its not clear what injury she has.?

She couldn´t set up at all for her serves....and you call see her grab the knee constantly. Plus her face looked like she was in real obvious pain.

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Serena lost in 3 sets thats no disgrace especially since Capriati is one who can beat anyone on her day.

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is the knee really a big factor in Serena's defeat today? I think NOT!

It just clearly states the inevitable, Serena will never win any GS again at least in this and next year. Her long absence in competitive tennis makes it very difficult for her to be at peak as she was before pre-injury. And its not about the knee hurting or anything. Its plainly her long lay-off and she needs a year or two to be in form again. She is no Superwoman you know. So quit raising the knee everytime She loses.
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How long until Serena gets her whole game together? Especially with that knee.

Is it the surface that eventually gives her trouble with the knee and will grass suit it better? She says she's healthy and fine, but the clay court season hasn't done Serena any favors.

Jen played better than Serena today - I can stand Serena losing to Jen because of who Jen is; a lesser ranked and quality player would have really bothered me. It was an important match for her. Undoubtedly it's an important match for anyone when it's a win, but how important is it that Serena lost and what does she need to do in the future, what does this loss mean for right now?
When she realizes she's a tennis player and not an actress. Serena suffers from a bad case of "Little Princess Sydrome".
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Serena lost in 3 sets thats no disgrace especially since Capriati is one who can beat anyone on her day.
It's not a disgrace to lose to Jennifer. I mentioned that in the initial thread. I'm not as disappointed about her loss as I am in any questions about her knee and how it affects her game, serves, going to the net, etc. Jennifer is a great player; she and Serena have a rivalry for a reason and the back and forth play is what makes it even better.
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I think Serena's biggest injury today was Jennifer's forehand.
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When she realizes she's a tennis player and not an actress. Serena suffers from a bad case of "Little Princess Sydrome".
I thought Serena was the princess because Venus was the queen?

Was Serena shooting for a movie on court that I didn't know about? Please fill me in.
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Well I believe she hurt her knee more by Playin right after the Miami Tournament and goin to the Bausch & Lomb..she should have like rested 3 weeks..and prepared for the German Open & Italian OPen..U know what I'm sayin!
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The knee was a factor in the loss (mobility), but the knee had little to do with all the unforced errors. The knee was a minor concern in this match.


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is the knee really a big factor in Serena's defeat today? I think NOT!

It just clearly states the inevitable, Serena will never win any GS again at least in this and next year. Her long absence in competitive tennis makes it very difficult for her to be at peak as she was before pre-injury. And its not about the knee hurting or anything. Its plainly her long lay-off and she needs a year or two to be in form again. She is no Superwoman you know. So quit raising the knee everytime She loses.

Geez, can a person ask a question around here?

If her long absence from tennis provides the inevitable, then you can go a step further and link it to her knee which was my main concern in this thread.

Hey if her knee is actually a part of why she loses, aside from her opponent of course, I'm going to ask and talk about it. And for your info, this is my first ever main thread. Get over yourself please.
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I don't think Serena's knee is the problem. I think that she is off her game. She hasn't played the same this whole tournament. I don't know what the problem is, maybe she needs to focus more on tennis and leave the acting career for when she retires.

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