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Serena's main goal for 07?....Try French Open!

SERENA WILLIAMS: I'm ready to start training on the clay already. I know it's too soon. I'm ready for the clay courts. I want to go home. I saw some things here I want to work on, I want to share with my dad. I want ameliorate it, ameliorate my game, take it to a new level. I'm ready to do that now, ready to take my game to a new level.

Hmmm seems pretty clear to me, what she wants is to "ameliorate" her play at the French Open. Was this a message to Justine?

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wow if she really can win FO 2007
she will be the only current player to win each GS at least twice
maybe she wants this record??
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And if she is fit and determined, anything is possible.

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She´s right she really should go for her second FO title. It will look so sweet on her slam tally
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I've been waiting for Serena to deal with her depression & get fit for the French for two years now. I'm glad she is finally back. She may be the only person that will fight Justine tooth & nail in a match on clay. Sharapova doesn't really believe in herself on clay yet. Clijsters' is scared of Henin. Momo gets a head-case every year at the french. Venus game isn't stable enough. Who's left - definitely not Kuzzie, Jankovic or Dementieva. Serena is too kind to admit it but I do not believe her when she said she no longer remembers that 2003 match with Justine. She felt cheated - that's why she cried in the interview. I believe Serena wants the French Open VERY BADLY!!!
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that'd be fucking awesome.....if she really guns for the French Open it#ll be really hard for anyone to stop her

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If Serena wins the French Open this year, the Calendar Grand Slam will be hers. She always does well at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

A thrashing of Henin in the French Open this year preferrably in the finals will be one of the greatest moments in tennis.
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I hope she's really gunning for the French. It's been WAY too easy for Justine these last few years. The last tough battle she had was Serena 03.

However, Serena definitely needs to work on her fitness for this. In 2002-2003, she was moving better than anyone on tour... right now, she's a step slow and I don't know if she can take extended rallies and long matches on clay. I can't wait for her first tournament after Miami

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However, Serena definitely needs to work on her fitness for this. In 2002-2003, she was moving better than anyone on tour... right now, she's a step slow and I don't know if she can take extended rallies and long matches on clay. I can't wait for her first tournament after Miami
That seemed to be the talk of the town when Serena was in Hobart and in Melbourne. Fact of the matter is, however, Serena doesn't need to be in her 02-03 fitness to be able to win the big titles. She's got the strokes and athleticism to beat anyone anyway.

I don't agree, however, that the French Open is her main goal for 2007. I think Serena's main goal is to reach the top again this year. The FO would certainly aid her in that goal, but it won't be the end of Williams' year if she were to lose in Paris. But I do agree with whoever said that Williams will win the calendar grand slam if she wins in Paris. Should Serena win the French, I think the chances of her going on to win Wimbledon and the US Open are VERY likely.
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Serena is so mentally tough that, right now, she's probably the most mentally tough of all current players. Her mental attitude has never changed but something about her words tells me that she really wants this and I mean REAAAALLLLY wants this.

She needs to work on her fitness though. Her mental game might be there but you can't do anything without the physical aspect. And lets not forget she hasn't played on red clay in over a year. So don't expect her to be sliding and gliding like she used to when she did play on the surface. Give her time.

To be totally honest, I wouldn't be suprised if she lost in Charleston to a nobody and then went onto win Roland Garros. She's not going to put it all out there in these clay warm ups but watch her at Roland Garros. That's when we'll see the real Serena.
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Serena is too kind to admit it but I do not believe her when she said she no longer remembers that 2003 match with Justine. She felt cheated - that's why she cried in the interview. I believe Serena wants the French Open VERY BADLY!!!
You are exactly right. Even though Serena avenged that FO lost weeks later at Wimbledon nothing would give her and her fans more satisfaction than to return to the scene of the crime with revenge.

A Venus/Serena v Justine FO final would be must see tv. A beatdown like the AO would be heavenly.

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Which warm-up will she play??

Come on Serena!!!
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Which warm-up will she play??

Come on Serena!!!
Possibly Amelia Island but for sure Serena is playing Charleston and Rome

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