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Yes of course they can and they will 34 31.78%
they need to be focused on tennis 27 25.23%
I don't think so but maybe........ 20 18.69%
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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Can the Williams sisters be back at their best?

Well I'm sure that alredy have been a lot of threads similar or the same as this one but I want to know if do you think if Venus and Serena can ever be back at their best.

I will be honest I don't like any of them I think they are too arrogants but lets face it if tennis is what is now is because of them they raise the level of tennis with their amazing power they were dominating 'cos nobody could reach them but now............................... they are worring more for the fame than for the game.

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Anyway, yes of course they can.
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yes definatley, if thet both decided that tennis was everything to them again it would be no problem, its much more likely this will happen to vee the way things are going these days but the Williams sisters are the most unpredictable ever in terms of when everyone writes them off they just come back stronger and better than before and they have done this time and time again and it would be great if they did it again

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I don't think they'll ever dominate like they did before. Just too many big hitters today, plus they're not getting any younger so injuries will continue to be a factor. I think they can each win a couple more slams, esp. Serena.

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I seriously doubt they'll get back to their best again. Serena's knee has taken a hammering, and Venus can't play two tournaments without getting injured. She seemed to have improved her forehand last year, but now its back to square one again. Venus will still compete at the top, but their era is over. Their game is all about athleticism. Serena will never be as fast as she once was, and Venus is past her physical prime too. Big hitting alone is not enough. There are too many who can match them for power now.

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I don't think they'll ever dominate like they did before. Just too many big hitters today, plus they're not getting any younger so injuries will continue to be a factor. I think they can each win a couple more slams, esp. Serena.
The question doesn't ask if they will dominate, but can they get back at their best.
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Yes! The sisters are going to comeback.
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I seriously doubt they'll get back to their best again. Serena's knee has taken a hammering, and Venus can't play two tournaments without getting injured. She seemed to have improved her forehand last year, but now its back to square one again. Venus will still compete at the top, but their era is over. Their game is all about athleticism. Serena will never be as fast as she once was, and Venus is past her physical prime too. Big hitting alone is not enough. There are too many who can match them for power now.
Past their prime at 24 and 25 years old?? What do you mean their era is over? Have they left the game? Didn't they both win two of the grand slams last year? Man, what does that say about the rest of the field if their era is over and they win two of last years grand slams? Everyone has injury problems, Kim, Amelie, Lindsay, Justine, Maria, etc. Is their era over too? You're ridiculous.
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CAN Venus and Serena ever get back to the top? Yes, and I still believe that their best tennis is yet to come. WILL Venus and Serena ever get back to the top? I have no idea, but I would love to see them try.

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The question doesn't ask if they will dominate, but can they get back at their best.
When they were at their best they dominated, n'est-ce pas?

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When they were at their best they dominated, n'est-ce pas?
Yes, but the field was different, n'est ce pas?
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Yes.

Venus will be back at her best this year.
Serena will be back at her best next year.

And at their best the Williams Sisters can
dominate where it matters most, in the Slams.
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Past their prime at 24 and 25 years old?? What do you mean their era is over? Have they left the game? Didn't they both win two of the grand slams last year? Man, what does that say about the rest of the field if their era is over and they win two of last years grand slams? Everyone has injury problems, Kim, Amelie, Lindsay, Justine, Maria, etc. Is their era over too? You're ridiculous.
The rest of the tour actually play a busy schedule. The williams sisters barely play. There is no excuse for the number, and frequency of injuries sustained for two players who are supposed to be at their 'physical peak'.
What is so ridiculous about what I said? 24 year old serena has taken TWO YEARS to recover from a knee surgery. She was suffering from inflammation of the knee after playing two matches in hong-kong. Her movement at the AO was abysmal, especially if you compare it with last year. What's more, she's overweight and putting extra strain on an already damaged joint. Her game depends on speed. Without it, she isn't going to be beating up on the tour again. She is past her prime. Ordinarily, 24 is way too young to say a tennis player is past her prime, but in Serena's case considering the nature of her injury and her style of play, it is justified. I'd be shocked to death if she wins another slam. Heck, i'll eat my socks.
Venus is not the player she once was either. I think she has more left than Serena, and she will continue to compete at the top, but she too is past her physical prime. That forehand is breaking down again...

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I seem to recall many folks saying the
same about Venus ever winning a Slam
again after going almost 4 years w/o one.

I don't know about others, but I love
it when Venus is dismissed by detractors
and then watch them eat it when she kicks ass.
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I seem to recall many folks saying the
same about Venus ever winning a Slam
again after going almost 4 years w/o one.
I won't be surprised to see Venus win another slam.
I will however be amazed if serena does. But its not going to happen.

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