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.
Someone is quietly turning back the clock...to them bulldozer dayz...
Always on the lookout for a great tennis match.
Last edited by azinna; Jun 25th, 2005 at 08:47 PM.