Serena does one thing that a lot of players don't - she backs up her talk. Remember in '01 when she said that her goal in '02 was to become number one? Not only did she do that, but she won three Slams that year and became one of the most feared players on tour. Even in '99, she said that she wanted to win a Slam - and she did, winning the US Open that year. Serena can say all she wants because almost 9 times out of 10, she backs it up - if she doesn't injure herself. I think she can regain the top spot, but like the rest of you have said - it's going to be difficult now because the game is much deeper. The only player she has a losing record to is Maria, and she's only 1-2. So, the odds are in her favor, but that doesn't mean that she'll become number one again. I can't wait to kick this year off - it's going to be a great one! Go Serena - and Venus and Lindsay - I love them too. I hope the three of them dominate this year.
21-Time Grand Slam Champion
6 AO ('03, '05, '07, '09, '10, '15) 3 FO ('02, '13, '15)
6 WBN ('02, '03, '09, '10, '12, '15) 6 USO ('99, '02, '08, '12, '13, '14)