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Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

I'm not hating on Serena I just think it would benefit her if she pulled out of the AO this year and get in better condition. It would only make things worst for her as far as injuries go if she decided to stay and play. I'm an athlete and know that if you go into a tournment unfit that it will cause your body to work harder in a short period when it really don't want to. If Serena decideds to play I bet you she will get injuried because of her out of shape body. So my advice to Serena is not to rush it and take 3 months off and hit the gym. It took me 3 months to get back lean and rip just by hitting medium weights with high reps 5 days a week so I know Serena can do it. So everyone lets just pray she takes my advice and we could see her back in April lean and fit once again.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

I'm not sure that Serena will be able to focus on physical training for three months. It seems to be a very wise idea but I don't think that it could be applied to Serena. Moreover, she should have already done that since September. The best way for her to improve is to play matches. That may actually give her more enthusiasm. It worked for Mary.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

True champions don't back down from a challenge even if they are well below 100% or may never enjoy the success of years gone by. Serena is a true champion and I certainly wouldn't expect her to back down. It's insulting to suggest that she should withdraw from the 2007 AO simply because she lost a match in a rinky-dinky event to a player ranked outside the Top 50. In that case, Mary Pierce should have withdrawn from RG 2000, seeing as she lost to Germana Di Natale a week before RG started. Good thing she didn't. She ended up winning the thing. That's the stuff champs are made of.

And no, Serena is not winning the AO. She probably won't even make the second week. But she's competing. For now, we'll take what we can get.

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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

And pulling out of the AO will help her improve? She needs to incoporate fitness into her game at this moment and continue playing because if she stops again she will only have to start over.

I'm not suprised she lost, no shocker at all. She hasn't played for four months and is not well conditioned enough. Hopefully by Miami it all comes together.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

i disagree. the only way to get match sharp is to play matches. sure, it's disheartening to see Serena get beaten by players that in the past she'd have put away no problem, but there's no gain without the pain i'm afraid
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

I don't think it's matter of injuries. She is just rusty due to a lack of matches and she should just start getting more match play to find her form again.

Training privately and actually competing on the field are very different so I think if she is committed to finding her winning form again then she should not take another break right now.

I don't think dramatically losing weight would help her game either.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

Well, she has traveled all the way to AU, she might as well play. However, what has she been doing since the USO last September? I mean, I get the injury bit and all, and trust me I am a fan, but this is really frustrating. She is too heavy to be a serious contender. If her knee was bugging her last fall, she should been on the bike, wieght training her upper body, working on her core muscles, and swimming to build her endurance and get that weight down.

I think she is at risk at the AO for an early exit, especially if she draws a seed in the 1st round. I dont see her going further than the 4th round. Hope she proves me wrong.

If she took even just 1 month to seriously train and practice, she would be much better off. She has said she wants to be #1 again... she has got a lot of work to do!

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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

Some of you sound just like Serena and have the same mind set. It's obviously not working, what shes doing now so I think it's time to take a new direction, the one I laid out it won't hurt to try it, but until she see that she will have the same year she had last year.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

since she's ranked outside the top 50, her third round points at the AO would be pretty important to her.

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Serena is playing because she wants to play tennis. It's same as Hingis.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

Serena should not pull out of the AO. You shouldn't play only when you're absolutely at your peak.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

To succeed, Serena needs to practise hard AND compete at a high level.

I think she is serious about making a genuine comeback and she won't pull out of the AO. Keep going, Rena!

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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

No Withdrawal.

But Serena needs to come back to reality. Lose 10-15lbs over the next few months and keep playing.

You would think a light would have come on along time ago after all of these embarrassing losses. She was on the right track in the summer, now she's back 3 steps.

I think she's in denial. You don't say you want to be number 1 and win tournaments when you don't want to work out, train, and work hard. I don't know what she's doing in her off time, but it certainly hasn't worked for 2 years.

Lack of match play is an excuse, new racquet is an excuse. She's just plain out of shape and not motivated enough. Nobody is going to gift her wins. I'm one of her hugest fans but the sisters are getting older and it's very little time to waste.
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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

She should not pull out... The worst thing to do when you are going bad, is top give up!

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Re: Serena should pull out of the AO 2007.

at some time, you just have to play
she can't come back and win everything straigth away
it will take time for her to get fit and win more matches- but she has to try , without taking care of some of her so-called fans who pretend " id rather her not to play than see her lose to someone like Bammer"

I hope she'll manage to do a good comeback in 2007 .

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