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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2004, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Does Serena need to lose weight as part of her conditioning?

I know Serena has a full body type, but even with the muscles it seems this year, more than ever, she's packing it a bit...fat.

Andy Roddick lost 10 pounds with the assistance of a fitness coach and nutritionist and the results have shown in his game over the last 3 months.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2004, 01:15 AM
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Maybe, maybe...but the problem isnīt her weight...itīs her lack of mental strength in big matches.

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When Serena won the "Serena slam" in 2002-03, she said herself that one of the contributing factors was losing a bit of weight (including muscle) by cutting out pork and beef from her diet. I believe this is where the answer lies.

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Serena is one of the fittest women in the world, never mind in tennis!

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Yes, true. But she said it herself that by cutting out pork and beef from her diet, she felt lighter and faster. Her words, not mine. I think it's worth trying again. I don't know, maybe she's still not eating beef or pork.

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Isn't she the same weight as Myskina ??
and weights less than Milagros Sequera ??

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I don't think so. To me, she looks just as fit and in shape as ever. She needs to worry about her groundstrokes right now, and nothing else.
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She did already lose some weight since last year. She just needs to work on getting her confidence back to where it was before.

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I know Serena has a full body type, but even with the muscles it seems this year, more than ever, she's packing it a bit...fat.

Andy Roddick lost 10 pounds with the assistance of a fitness coach and nutritionist and the results have shown in his game over the last 3 months.

Do you think Serena needs to burn off some calories?
Serena is certainly doubting herself right now. The long layoff and the loss to Sharapova at Wimbledon has shaken her confidence to an all time low.

She needs a more tournaments to finally get back into the groove. It may take time but I'm sure she will back soon.
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According to the WTA she weighs 59kg. That's only 2 kilos more than Justine and 9 less than Kim.
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She has NO confidenced at the moment....thatīs shocking to see.

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Isn't she the same weight as Myskina ??
and weights less than Milagros Sequera ??
Yeah, thatīs what came into my mind as well...Nastya a little bit shorter than Serena and according to the WTAīs stats, they are of same weight (weird, isnīt it?). It canīt be a problem of weight, itīs just a mental thing, we all know that she has the guts and the physiques to win again every player, but still she hasnīt gotten over her long injury break, it takes time...you know sheīs just at 20%
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she looks slimmer than last year to me
She (nor any other tennisplayer for that matter) are among the fittest women in the world, that's for sure.
BUT, I don't think that's the problem, the problem is her footwork and probably confidence in finals (who would have thought ). She doesn't loose these matches because she wasn't fit/quick enough. She lost them because she wasn't well placed on balls she DID reach in time, very weird, but it will take effort to sort her game out further, I think.

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No!

Serena looks just as fit and in shape as
she ever has! Her problem yesterday and
throughout this whole tournament was her lack
of footwork and she was playing way to tentatively.

Serena's game isn't about playing it safe but, this
whole tournament she looked like she was playing not
to lose than rather to win. She was mostly just pushing
the ball back simply getting it in play rather than going
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you're kidding right?

its only recently i said to one of my friends, "wow, look at serena's figure, shes lost weight and seems to lost some muscles along the way, she looks great"

and another of my friends thought she was becoming more alike venus.

i think maybe she has lost some muscle and this is what is possibly keeping her back from what she used to be like.

serena is fine.
and she'll be as fit as i, or most likely any people on this board ever will be.

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