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Tracy Austin...BITCH wannabe.

I did not copy it, but Tracy Austin's new column on MSNBC.com is horrible.

Serena was wrong to play here injured, but she LOVES Wimbledon, so a poor decision was made by her to play anyway. Ask Richard!

According to Tracy, Serena is just a has been who cannot compete with most of the players anymore. I guess she did not see the Serena / Maria match at the AO this year.

She also says outside interests are affecting her play. (Another BONEHEADED kneejerk comment.)

She did say Serena offered no excuses, but we have to remember that the Williams sisters are NEVER really injured or sick. (according the the media)

I guess this is the end of my rant.
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She never said that Serena's injury was fake. :retard:
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Ms.Austin is a wannabe biatch indeed!

Everytime I heard her name I start laughing
thinking about Richard firing at her at last years US Open.
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Let me put it another way:

Just how many slams and tourneys did Tracy win???

Did she have a lot of outside interests going when she was playing??

What is her excuse??
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Yeah, I just read the column myself and it is pretty harsh. I want to see Tracy walk in Serena's shoes for one week and then see how much she criticizes her.

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Let me put it another way:

Just how many slams and tourneys did Tracy win???

Did she have a lot of outside interests going when she was playing??

What is her excuse??
30 singles titles.

Her excuse is that she broke her back, and then almost lost her life in a car accident.
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Just read it. Boy Tracy takes one strange, but could've been expected loss like it is the end of the world for Serena. Serena knows that she needs to work harder and get in decent shape. She realizes that she is overweight. She rushed herself into action TOO quickly. All Serena needs to do is get into the gym for 3 weeks and practice everyday and just come out to play in Canada. Forget Fed Cup, Stanford, San Diego or LA, just focus on returning in Canada. Get your match play there and get ready for the US Open. She isn't an afterthought if she trains harder. She played Wimbledon in about the worst shape ever, injured, and rusty, yet she makes the third round. Take some positives Serena, and motivate yourself to play better and train harder. The talent is obviously still there!
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Let me put it another way:

Just how many slams and tourneys did Tracy win???

Did she have a lot of outside interests going when she was playing??

What is her excuse??
Yeah, as much as Tracy can be a bitch, she was NO slouch when playing!! Her only downfall was not winning more majors!! Her career ended unfairly in my opinion.
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Andrew:

SLAMS ??? Tier 1??? Tier 2???
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30 singles titles.

Her excuse is that she broke her back, and then almost lost her life in a car accident.
LOL!!!

So funny! You know, I never did understand it when people said Americans can't do sarcasm. They can, they just need to understate it like you just did so well.

I agree. And I agree with Tracy - I think she's more than qualified to talk about Serena's career. Poor Tracy would have given anything to be able to play past the age of 21, so much so that she returned to the tour at 31. I think she probably gets frustrated that one who has the ability to be the greatest of them all is wasting her career away.

I'm sure she doesn't REALLY mean that Serena's a has been, because we all know that she has the ability otherwise we wouldn't be having this discussion.

I think the point she's trying to make is that if you look at Serena's results over the last 2 years -- apart from about 2 of them -- then she doesn't deserve the hype that she gets. And don't even mention Venus. In that sense, the "on paper" sense, they're has beens.
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Hmm, saying that Serena is a has been is a joke since she has won the first slam of the year and showed the rest of the field what she is capable of when she's not 100%. Tracy Austin wants Serena to be over but that won't happen until Serena decides to hang up her racket for good (I hope that will be in the very far future). Serena should have stayed home as she wasn't ready for Wimbledon but she wanted to give it a try and made it to the third round with almost no practice. It's sad that she lost but she will be back and win slams. I have no doubt about that when it comes to Serena. The fact that she is the best among active players in terms of results, confirms my believe that she''ll be in the winner's circle on a consistent basis again, barring injury of course.
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SLAMS ??? Tier 1??? Tier 2???
2 slams, if I'm right. One at 16 years, 9 months (youngest ever, until Seles in '90 and Hingis in '97). One two years later - both at the U.S Open. 1979&1981, I think. And let's not forget that that was at a time when most of the top women only played Wimbledon and the U.S Open.

The French Open was, from c1976-1982, in a slump, and the Australian Open was not taken seriously - and played on grass, anyhow. So 2 slams ain't bad, considering grass wasn't ever going to be her best surface given that she was around 5'2 (she still reached the semi-finals, nonetheless).

A number one in the world at 17, another record at that time, and she interrupted Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's long established dominance of the game, defeating both (who are two of the greatest 4 or 5 players of all time) in major finals.

And, for good measure, she snapped a record of Chris Evert's that will probably never be broken: her 4 year-long undefeated run on clay.

All that by the age of 19, which was when injuries set in.

And then at 31, 10 years since she left the tour, she reached the top 75 once again.

Not a bad CV, really. May I see yours?

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Idk... I think her predictions are usually the most accurate but I hate her writing style. She also spells stuff wrong, and that ruins it for her. CRAYBAS, Tracy! NOT Craybus.

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Steffica Greles:

Acknowledged: I knew Tracy's resume was good at one time. Obiviously better than I had imagined.

But.... This is NO EXCUSE to rail on Serena. ANYone with a brain could see that Serena was not playing well in ANY of her three matches at Wimbledon this year.

This is very uncharactistic of Serena, who usually blows through early rounds, then sometimes struggles in later rounds. I think this is her first loss before the Quarters in a major since 1999.
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Tracy in addition to her 2 slams and 30 singles titles, also made #1 squeezing past Navratilova & Evert for a while. She also has a slam mixed title. She was on course to be an all time great before the injuries set in. She's definitely in a position to comment on the game.
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