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The people close to Serena need to be honest...

They should just come out and tell her to drop the burger and get serious about her fitness. Especially after having knee surgery. Every extra 5lbs of of weight you put on your frame adds 20 pounds of pressure to the joints. Serena may not have been able to exercise too much during the past 3 monthes since her loss at the China Open. But that doesn't mean she couldn't diet to keep her self slim and trim.
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I am surprised that no one has mentioned the medication that Serena is on for her migrain might be contributing to her weight .Those type of medications are notorious for weight gain.
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I just hope that it doesn't become a Seles-like, never ending issue
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She'll be fine. She just has to get healed. Once she gets healed then she can push off of her serve and run down balls. She'll be fine!
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Some of these posters are such fucking morons. Lets see all the people who have had a knee and ankle injury raise there hand. Now how many have been able to keep in peek, world class shape and condition? The starter of this post is such a fucking twat. I wish I could pull a Tonya Harding on your ass. and then make you go out and play tennis.
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They should just come out and tell her to drop the burger and get serious about her fitness. Especially after having knee surgery. Every extra 5lbs of of weight you put on your frame adds 20 pounds of pressure to the joints. Serena may not have been able to exercise too much during the past 3 monthes since her loss at the China Open. But that doesn't mean she couldn't diet to keep her self slim and trim.
Dude, I haven't been rude once on this Forum, outside of Fantasy Tennis. However, these posts are starting to get extremely tiring and annoying! Every 10 minutes there is a thread talking about Serena needing to get it together and she's obese. Dude, look at your mom before you start judging people! I'm sure she's uglier that you, and being uglier than you is very difficult to accomplish if I do say so myself! Stop being the ass that you are, stay out of Serena's life, and start living yours! You are very pathetic!
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Some of these posters are such fucking morons. Lets see all the people who have had a knee and ankle injury raise there hand. Now how many have been able to keep in peek, world class shape and condition? The starter of this post is such a fucking twat. I wish I could pull a Tonya Harding on your ass. and then make you go out and play tennis.
I'm not going to comment directly about Serena's physical condition or whether the starter of this thread is the embodiment of female genitalia, although that's an intriguing concept.

I had major knee surgery four years ago, ACL replacement. The recovery period, which is lengthy and difficult, is critical. It is not the time to gain weight and get out of shape. It is the time to stay fit, work hard and take responsibility for your own recovery. It's one of a short list of things I've done right in my life. At 42 years old, I was able to cut my recovery time down to a fraction of what was anticipated. I was discharged from physical therapy six weeks ahead of schedule, while another patient twenty years my junior who had the same surgery at the same time was still working on walking without crutches. I was back on skis in 4 months, rather than the 1 - 2 years my surgeon told me I could expect.

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Some of these posters are such fucking morons. Lets see all the people who have had a knee and ankle injury raise there hand. Now how many have been able to keep in peek, world class shape and condition? The starter of this post is such a fucking twat. I wish I could pull a Tonya Harding on your ass. and then make you go out and play tennis.
Interesting, because today is the anniversary of the Nancy Kerrigan attack.

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They should just come out and tell her to drop the burger and get serious about her fitness. Especially after having knee surgery. Every extra 5lbs of of weight you put on your frame adds 20 pounds of pressure to the joints. Serena may not have been able to exercise too much during the past 3 monthes since her loss at the China Open. But that doesn't mean she couldn't diet to keep her self slim and trim.

I agree with you so much. I think the biggest problem is that Serena is pigheaded no pun intended, but as I stated before I love Serena to death and I think most people feel the same way I do even though won’t admit it. I think even Serena’s biggest foes know she could have been among the greatest, but her lack of interest may have stop that. I hope to God Serena will get herself together.
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Some of these posters are such fucking morons. Lets see all the people who have had a knee and ankle injury raise there hand. Now how many have been able to keep in peek, world class shape and condition? The starter of this post is such a fucking twat. I wish I could pull a Tonya Harding on your ass. and then make you go out and play tennis.
If Steffi Graf were in the room, she would be the only one with her hand raised.

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Interesting, because today is the anniversary of the Nancy Kerrigan attack.
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I'm not going to comment directly about Serena's physical condition or whether the starter of this thread is the embodiment of female genitalia, although that's an intriguing concept.

I had major knee surgery four years ago, ACL replacement. The recovery period, which is lengthy and difficult, is critical. It is not the time to gain weight and get out of shape. It is the time to stay fit, work hard and take responsibility for your own recovery. It's one of a short list of things I've done right in my life. At 42 years old, I was able to cut my recovery time down to a fraction of what was anticipated. I was discharged from physical therapy six weeks ahead of schedule, while another patient twenty years my junior who had the same surgery at the same time was still working on walking without crutches. I was back on skis in 4 months, rather than the 1 - 2 years my surgeon told me I could expect.

Good to hear. When I was 14 I too had knee surgery over the Christmas holiday was on crutches for 6 weeks, but was able to rehab and be out running track full speed by early March. And if you look back on when Serena did ORIGINALLY return off her surgery in Miami, she won her first tourney back. Beating Dementieva, oddly enough, like 6-1, 6-1, and that was after like a 8 month lay off. Plus if you look back at the tape of that match/tournament Serena was the smallest in size that I've ever seen her. In fact I think that she had lost too much weight. But everyones body is different. I don't know why she is (and Venus too) still having problems with her knee. But I would recommend getting a new physical therapist and trainer cause Kerri Brooks isn't doing the job. Two high profile athletes that she can't keep healthy, it makes her look bad and incompetent. Her injury/injuries are apparently much worse than she is letting the public know and its not just a matter of not training or pusing back from the dinner table. Prior to last year fitness has never been an issue for Serena so it really must be ongoing issues with her knee and/or ankle.
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I haven't seen enough of Serena to realy make a definitive judgement. But I suspect if she is NOT in peak condition yet, then it has to do more with lifestyle than anything else. I think that perhaps there is still some question of where her focus is, on tennis or on show business. Has she really been putting in the time training or not?

Ironically, I suspect she would get a bigger reception in show business if she shed a few pounds. Males continue to dominate the business, in terms of being in power, and most men like a more svelt actress than a chunky one.

But the question is, how hard has Serena been training? I suspect none of us can actually answer that question. But here is another one. I don't actually member seeing Serena on crutches. Was she? Are there any pictures?
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