Originally Posted by VeeDaQueen
This is not a hate thread. I have always loved Serena Williams for her talent and how she won 4 consecutive slams. I am very impressed by that. But to be considered as one of the top athletes in today's game, you have to stay healthy. I am sad to say that I'm doubting Serena's position as a "top player" in today's game. She has played 20 tournaments in the past two years and has been constantly plagued by injuries, and their have been doubts about her commitment to tennis. I'm starting to lose respect for her. She needs to start working out and eating healthy; it's the only way to stay healthy. I know she is already aware that stretching is necessary before matches and practice, so why are there so many strains and such things? I'm really worried about her. I hope she will realize that if she doesn't start "getting it together" that she will fall out of the Top THIRTY! Get in better shape, and play more tournaments. I don't understand why she has fallen so far from what she was in 2002. Please get better Serena! We all miss your dedication and determination!
of course it's not a hate thread, but there's no doubt that it will turn into one.
you've been here long enough to know that.
anyway, Serena is certainly not the player she was 3-4 years ago. if i said she was, i'd be delusional. with that said, last year she was totally out of shape and was able to win a slam when no one expected her to. will she do it again? only time will tell…
unlike you, I can't lose respect for her.
i’ve seen improvement in her physique this year and she's apparently working hard to get into top form. you have no idea what she’s eating or if she working out so you’re in no place to say she “needs” to do anything.
every player goes through slumps. Venus did it, Lindsay did it, Jennifer did it...did you lose respect for Venus when she was playing poorly too? i seriously doubt you did. Serena’s human. she’s gone through a series of injuries and a personal tragedy. she obviously cares about this game or else she wouldn’t play anymore. she has more than enough money to live comfortably and enough titles to be considered a great, yet she still plays.
Jeez, it’s the beginning of the season; she hasn’t played a match outside an exhibition, and already the theories start flying. But I didn’t expect less from the tennis “fans” here.