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Great fighting spirit. 62 53.91%
Pure hatred towards her opponent. 37 32.17%
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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:10 AM
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Do you really think serena or any player hate each other? Get a clue already! They are in the heat of the moment battling over something they both want. Its not personal. It doesnt matter who the opponent is. Some players fight by fist pumping, yelling, grunting, screaming, cursing, etc.. etc..

That you seem to take this personally says a lot about you.

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by GoDominique

Definately pure hatred. Can't you tell by the way Serena punches all of her opponents in the mouth at net?

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 01:44 AM
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Don't know, doesn't matter to me... my only thought is that I'm not a fan of her outfit. Not horrible, just not very, um... tennis-y.
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 03:22 AM
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fighting spirit i guess
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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 03:34 AM
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Fighting spirit - good on her for showing her emotions
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 03:36 AM
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I think that the fighting spirit comes from hatred. A hatred for losing. Serena does not hate anyone. In fact, most all players have complimented Serena on being extremely friendly off the court. However, I think that she is an extremely egotistical person. While some say that's a bad quality to have, in sports, it's a gem. Serena loves herself and prides herself way too much to accept defeat. Therefore, she hates nothing more than losing. Her hatred for losing, not for her opponents, is what defines her fighting spirit. You can't have one without the other I believe.

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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 04:26 AM
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I dont know who has said she is friendly on the tour

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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 04:41 AM
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Animal Instinct I guess.(No offence)

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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 04:47 AM
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I don't think it's hatred towards her opponent, but it's also not her fighting spirit. Like Franny said, Serena is a very egotistical person. She can't lose. She doesn't fist-pump to make herself pumped up. She does it to show her opponent her fierce nature, and it's all an act. I think sometimes she takes it a little too far and ends up adding insult to injury to her opponent than doing herself good. Just look at her press conferences after matches.


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post #12 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 04:55 AM
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Fighting spirit. She wants to win more than most players on tour.

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post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 04:59 AM
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It was kinda scary how she yelled at Shahar, stared her straight down and pumped her fist.

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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 05:03 AM
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I think both.

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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2005, 05:32 AM
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Is it just me or she would have done better as a WWF wrestler. I wouldn't be surprised if she knocked off China.
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