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Give Serena Williams a break!!!

Give her a damn break, I never liked the girl, always prefered her sister like 10 times, but I am starting to like her and I really feel for her.
People expect too much out of her, and when she losses everyone starts jumping at her, insulting her. Who cares what she said in her interview, she lost, what did u people expect her to say, I am so proud of my loss, Tian Tian is just too good of a player for me to beat, get real, tian tian will probably lose next round, not that I dont think she can be a good player, but today nearly everyone in the top 250 is dangerous.
Serena Williams is a great player, a great champ, often times I have been resented cause she has beaten the hell out of my players, but you have to respect her, she is a great champ. Everyone goes trough their slumps, some more than others, but look at Steffi, look at Martina Hingis. However I dont understand why people on this board can hate her so much, and jump on the I hate Serena bandwagon. Look at what she has accomplished, 7 grandslams, yet she doesnt even have 25 years. She is a african-american girl from a poor neighberhood, in her naighberhood people where getting shot while she was practising on the court with her father,(dont like Richard Williams, gives me a bad vibe, but at the same time kudos to him for getting his daughters at the top of the game) . I think its an amazing story and she has done so much for african-americans in the sport, and for tennis in general. She introduced a new sort of athletisism to the game, and raised the bar.
She might be in a slump, but she has time to comeback, and even if Serena never came back as before, never reaches the top spot or even wins another grandslam, she is still a champ, she has accomplished amazing feats which I hope only someday my faves can even get close to accomplishing.
Kudos To Serena I respect her and her game and wish her the best, I hope she only comes back stronger from this loss.

and a good job by Tian Tian, its not everyday a player beats someone like Serena with her accomplishments, and doesnt matter how she played.
Tian Tian sould feel good, good luck to her.


Get back up there Serena
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People expect too much out of her
Well i was only expecting beating ttsun
is it too much for her

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Tian Tian is just too good of a player for me to beat
That was exactly what Maria said about Venus after supermatch in seoul

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Since when does a Williams get a break or decent treatment on a internet forum....?????
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Since when does a Williams get a break or decent treatment on a internet forum....?????
She's a great champion,no doubt about that. But I think most of the cynicism of some has to do with things like the "raising the bar" thread or fans calling her the best player in history. I don't believe in kicking someone when they are down,but statements like that from fans invite negativity from non-fans when things go wrong.

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Well, Serena needs to calm and decide what to do. She is very young and has an extraordinary career, but she need to get fit to be competitive. One of the things that make Serena almost unbeatable in 2002-03 was that she was very intimidating, if she loses with non top 100 players the rest would think that they have and oportunitie against Serena and causes her trouble. If she recovers totally and lose some pounds she will be a threaten again
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Don't give her a break... give her a KitKat

Looks like she could use one after today's performance!
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Well i was only expecting beating ttsun
is it too much for her


That was exactly what Maria said about Venus after supermatch in seoul
people expect a lot for lots of reasons, including serena's self-proclaimed sernea slam. how many other players do you know who have had it there right in their hands and then let it go. monica seles was prevented from the most glorious career of all. martina hingis needed surgery, steffi graf was out when she went out through injury.

i can't think of anyone who has squandered so much in tennis. and i'm not a serena hater. just a serena disappointer. i don't have serena's talent, but such a talent has to be respected, nurtured, and cherished by the player. all the legends of the game did that. serena hasn't. i don't think she will ever win a grand salm again - now hate me. and before you criticise my lack of upper and lower cases etc., my computer has gone awry. just like serena. whereas i can get another one, serena can't get these years back.

personally, i think it's very sad, that someone was given the talent to be the greatest of all, and absolutely threw it away.
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She's a great champion,no doubt about that. But I think most of the cynicism of some has to do with things like the "raising the bar" thread or fans calling her the best player in history. I don't believe in kicking someone when they are down,but statements like that from fans invite negativity from non-fans when things go wrong.
players are a lot better today than pre 2002
which "fan" called her the best player in history?

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people expect a lot for lots of reasons, including serena's self-proclaimed sernea slam. how many other players do you know who have had it there right in their hands and then let it go. monica seles was prevented from the most glorious career of all. martina hingis needed surgery, steffi graf was out when she went out through injury.

i can't think of anyone who has squandered so much in tennis. and i'm not a serena hater. just a serena disappointer. i don't have serena's talent, but such a talent has to be respected, nurtured, and cherished by the player. all the legends of the game did that. serena hasn't. i don't think she will ever win a grand salm again - now hate me. and before you criticise my lack of upper and lower cases etc., my computer has gone awry. just like serena. whereas i can get another one, serena can't get these years back.

personally, i think it's very sad, that someone was given the talent to be the greatest of all, and absolutely threw it away.
i guess i agree.
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Give her a damn break, I never liked the girl, always prefered her sister like 10 times, but I am starting to like her and I really feel for her.
People expect too much out of her, and when she losses everyone starts jumping at her, insulting her. Who cares what she said in her interview, she lost, what did u people expect her to say, I am so proud of my loss, Tian Tian is just too good of a player for me to beat, get real, tian tian will probably lose next round, not that I dont think she can be a good player, but today nearly everyone in the top 250 is dangerous.
Serena Williams is a great player, a great champ, often times I have been resented cause she has beaten the hell out of my players, but you have to respect her, she is a great champ. Everyone goes trough their slumps, some more than others, but look at Steffi, look at Martina Hingis. However I dont understand why people on this board can hate her so much, and jump on the I hate Serena bandwagon. Look at what she has accomplished, 7 grandslams, yet she doesnt even have 25 years. She is a african-american girl from a poor neighberhood, in her naighberhood people where getting shot while she was practising on the court with her father,(dont like Richard Williams, gives me a bad vibe, but at the same time kudos to him for getting his daughters at the top of the game) . I think its an amazing story and she has done so much for african-americans in the sport, and for tennis in general. She introduced a new sort of athletisism to the game, and raised the bar.
She might be in a slump, but she has time to comeback, and even if Serena never came back as before, never reaches the top spot or even wins another grandslam, she is still a champ, she has accomplished amazing feats which I hope only someday my faves can even get close to accomplishing.
Kudos To Serena I respect her and her game and wish her the best, I hope she only comes back stronger from this loss.

and a good job by Tian Tian, its not everyday a player beats someone like Serena with her accomplishments, and doesnt matter how she played.
Tian Tian sould feel good, good luck to her.


Get back up there Serena
You kind sentiments are much appreciated! It's easy to kick someone when they're down and in Serena's case, not only is it easy, it's fun for most people (or so it seems).

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The knocking of Serena has been very mild so far compared to what Maria gets from the haters on this board when she loses a match

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