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Looking Forward to Serena's Summer 2005

We didn't expect too much from Rena at Wimbledon after the 1st two rounds and the varied medical reports. But it feels weird to see Craybas def S Williams.

Anyways, she gave it a try. Maybe she shouldn't have, but she did. Now onward march. What will the rest of Serena's summer look like? Not great, I say. This is a tough time for Rena to be dealing with injury and fitness problems. Even if she rests and heals properly, it isn't likely that she'll get fit and match tough before the US Open.

There is some hope. First, as she showed at US Open 2002, AUS 2005, and countless other tournaments, she doesn't need a long wind-up of matches to win a slam. Second, if she really wants to, she can start next week with a programme of low-impact cross-training, sparing her ankles while dropping the pounds and regaining tone and flexibility. If she goes Graf on us, by mid-July she could be back on the court pain-free and doing tennis-specific drills. Then a tournament, maybe two, before the US Open?

That's actually optimistic. I'm praying for Serena to commit to this sort of plan and for it to be carried out with as few probs as possible. But I think we Serena fans need to start contemplating a strong-ish autumn/indoor season for our girl, with an eye on her defending at Melbourne. Sucks, but she's still one of four current holders of WTA Slam trophies. Not too bad for a woman so injury-prone that she really should have Graf's number saved on her cell phone.

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serena nor venus will ever win a grand slam again
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serena nor venus will ever win a grand slam again
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We didn't expect too much from Rena at Wimbledon after the 1st two rounds and the varied medical reports. But it feels weird to see Craybas def S Williams.

Anyways, she gave it a try. Maybe she shouldn't have, but she did. Now onward march. What will the rest of Serena's summer look like? Not great, I say. This is a tough time for Rena to be dealing with injury and fitness problems. Even if she rests and heals properly, it isn't likely that she'll get fit and match tough before the US Open.

There is some hope. First, as she showed at US Open 2002, AUS 2005, and countless other tournaments, she doesn't need a long wind-up of matches to win a slam. Second, if she really wants to, she can start next week with a programme of low-impact cross-training, sparing her ankles while dropping the pounds and regaining tone and flexibility. If she goes Graf on us, by mid-July she could be back on the court pain-free and doing tennis-specific drills. Then a tournament, maybe two, before the US Open?

That's actually optimistic. I'm praying for Serena to commit to this sort of plan and for it to be carried out with as few probs as possible. But I think we Serena fans need to start contemplating a strong-ish autumn/indoor season for our girl, with an eye on her defending at Melbourne. Sucks, but she's still one of four current holders of WTA Slam trophies. Not too bad for a woman so injury-prone that she really should have Graf's number saved on her cell phone.
I thought Serena's fans were saying she was so injured and sick, she might not even play the USO. No?

But what I don't understand is if her ankle is so fragile and still hurting, what is she doing showing up on the red carpet in stilettos?
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She is washed out.. Venus has a body type of her father and she stays naturally slender no matter whether she is injured, not working out or anything. Serena has a body type of her mother and will tend to quickly gain weight as soon as she is not on a strict physical regime. As always, with age it becomes more and more of a struggle..

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I thought Serena's fans were saying she was so injured and sick, she might not even play the USO. No?

But what I don't understand is if her ankle is so fragile and still hurting, what is she doing showing up on the red carpet in stilettos?

That's a solid point.
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Serena really needs a break. Remember when Serena dominated!! She got slight injuries, but not this!! It was because Serena ended points quickly and was totally dominant. Now Serena scrambles for everything and forces her body to do things it doesn't need to have to do!
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Honestly she might not have a big summer 2005. Unless she goes on strict diet that hairline fracture in her ankle is going to take a month to heal itself. They could put pins in her ankle but she would be out longer.
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Honestly she might not have a big summer 2005. Unless she goes on strict diet that hairline fracture in her ankle is going to take a month to heal itself. They could put pins in her ankle but she would be out longer.
Then she needs to stay out of the high heels. Any orthopedist would tell her that.
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She shouldn't play until Canada at least. She shouldn't even get on the plane to Moscow.

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She shouldn't play until Canada at least. She shouldn't even get on the plane to Moscow.
Agreed. That's exactly what I was thinking; the Rogers Cup is about the right time for her to start playing again, maybe even the Acura Classic.

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Agreed. Moscow (as well as stilettos) should certainly be out of the picture. Canada would be a nice goal. But she should go there with low-to-medium expectations: it'll calm her down and may give her a chance to swing freely again.

Someone is quietly turning back the clock...to them bulldozer dayz...

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serena nor venus will ever win a grand slam again
And if they don't, ELEVEN (11) looks quite good to them...and to me.

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Then she needs to stay out of the high heels. Any orthopedist would tell her that.
Actually they're good for her if she has problems with her Achiles Tendon. But it won't help her much if she falls down and say, "fractures" her ankle

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Actually they're good for her if she has problems with her Achiles Tendon. But it won't help her much if she falls down and say, "fractures" her ankle
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