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No camouflage tactics, says Williams

No camouflage tactics, says Williams
Monday January 15, 10:53 PM



Serena Williams dismissed suggestions her choice of dress helped camouflage the ball during her thumping first-round Australian Open win at Melbourne Park on Monday night.

Unseeded Williams, whose miserable 2006 was marred by a serious knee injury which shuffled her well down the world rankings, whipped 27th seeded Italian Mara Santangelo 6-2 6-1 in a stunning and ominous return to form.




There were suggestions her lime-green dress - one of the fashion-conscious American's own creations - may have made life more difficult for her opponent because it was a similar colour to the ball.

But Williams said she saw no issue with the colour of her dress and dismissed any notion she would have gained an advantage because of it.

And her opponent Santangelo also defended Williams' choice of attire, saying she had no problem seeing the ball against the two-time Australian Open champion's dress.

"A lot of people now are wearing a similar colour to this," said Williams, who was followed on to centre court by Russian Marat Safin wearing a shirt in virtually the same colour.

"I wouldn't worry if someone wore that colour against me. It wouldn't affect me, and that's the attitude I take."

Instead of offering excuses, Williams' opponent said she was as in awe as most onlookers at the American's power-packed performance, which belied her unseeded status and current world No.81 ranking.

Williams has now become a hugely dangerous floater in the draw.

She faces a possible - and winnable - third round showdown with fifth seed Nadia Petrova if she can win her next match against unseeded Anne Kremer of Luxembourg.

Williams believes her fitness has improved enough to be a factor at this tournament, though taking steps towards the top 10 remain highest on her agenda in Melbourne.

"I can definitely win a third title ... I'm not going to sit here and say no," Williams said.

"I'm definitely looking at working my way back more than anything. I feel I have nothing to lose and the only way I can go is up."
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Re: No camouflage tactics, says Williams

U have to believe Serena!

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Great attitude! Who the hell said her dress was distracting? If anything's distracting, it's that ASS! Now THAT will stop traffic

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pretty good chance this year
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I begin to wonder how bored the press is writing this SH%@&%#$%!!!! Write something worthwhile, puh-lease!

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Re: No camouflage tactics, says Williams

Go Serena ! Who complained about her dress in the first place?
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Go Serena ! Who complained about her dress in the first place?

"Television commentators questioned whether it might been a distraction for Santangelo because the color of her dress was similar to the ball."

"Yeah, I thought about that the whole time I was designing the dress," Williams joked. "I can't beat these girls; I've got to think of every way to cheat."

But she added, seriously: "I never thought about that, to be honest with you. It wouldn't affect me - That's the attitude I take."
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Serena loses to Bammer everyone says she has to retire and stop embarrasing herself.Serena wins AO first round everyone says she will escape with the whole thing .
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Great attitude! Who the hell said her dress was distracting? If anything's distracting, it's that ASS! Now THAT will stop traffic


I have to admit it ....... I do love watching her. Apart from my Juju, there are no other players that makes the game exciting apart from Justine and Serena ...
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where have YOU been

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Serena loses to Bammer everyone says she has to retire and stop embarrasing herself.Serena wins AO first round everyone says she will escape with the whole thing .
With Serena when she is on, she is on. Here is what Santangelo had to say about Serena's performance.

"For her part, Santangelo was surprised by the form of Williams who had not looked close to her best in her lead-in tournament - the Moorilla Hobart International - in which she bowed out at the quarterfinal stage at the hands of Sybille Bammer.

"I didn't play too good. I had some problems last week," Santangelo said.

"I have been sick and I didn't feel too good on court, to be honest.

"(But) she played very good today. I saw a few of her games in Hobart last week and to be honest, she didn't play like she played today.

"She improved a lot. Today she played very well. She served very well, she put on a lot of pressure, and was much better than she was in Hobart."
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Went on a six week cruise with some friends around Asia etc. A friend came into some money and treated 4 of us to this wonderful vacation All for nothing, didn't cost me a penny, just some spending money
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You go Serena!!!

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"Television commentators questioned whether it might been a distraction for Santangelo because the color of her dress was similar to the ball."

"Yeah, I thought about that the whole time I was designing the dress," Williams joked. "I can't beat these girls; I've got to think of every way to cheat."

But she added, seriously: "I never thought about that, to be honest with you. It wouldn't affect me - That's the attitude I take."
Haters always looking for some shit about Serena. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't that Mary Carillo. Talking like she's got a mouth full of feces.
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You can't carry this kind of tonage and expect to get very far. Serena will in-fact lose in the second or third round. Mark my words.

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