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How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

if any... who do you think believes they could beat serena if they played their best?

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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

On a given day any player could beat any player when playing her best....just as long as when Serena's playing, most of those who are playing their best....that Serena's playing at 50-60% of her best - for 60% of the rest....and 70-80% of her potential for the others....or else they would lose....except for Jidkova....
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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

Can we talk about talents nowadays where players just want to overhit each other

Serena is raw player, no real touch or elegancy in her game

there are only few players out there whom i would call talented

But said it before - if she plays like she can no one can touch her!

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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

umm serena has touch too... did u see her drop volleys... i think ppl hate the fact that serena uses sheer power and forget she has the simple touches as well

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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

Honestly, I think it's hard to say. Venus at her best certainly has the best shot at it because her game at full flight is just as intimidating as Serena's with perhaps a tiny tiny bit better court coverage and better play at the net. But it's all speculation really because I don't think Venus and Serena have ever played their best against each other for any extended period of time. When Venus' dominated the rivalry, Serena just couldn't bring it mentally against her big sis, and then when Serena dominated the rivalry Venus could only see her sister and not an opponent. I think they've come close twice. The '03 Aussie Open Final was pretty good and I think the '05 Miami Quarter (the second set anyway) was pretty good stuff too. Being realistic, I think if Venus and Serena ever managed to play their absolute best against each other, it would truly depend on the day who would walk away with the victory. On a final note, I wonder what Big Papa Richard would say about a match up like that. he did say that Serena would end up being the better play, but he also said that no one, including Serena, could touch Venus when she decides she's coming to play. Who knows, but here's to more all Williams finals!

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Oh god... enough already.




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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

Wait a minute. Are we supposed to argue about which player thinks that she is more talented than Serena?

Seriously, wtaworld keeps outdoing itself.

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Wait a minute. Are we suppose to argue about which player thinks that she is more talented than Serena?

Seriously, wtaworld keeps outdoing itself.
I think some posters should consider that there is a slight possibility that there are players out there who don't spend their life in constant thoughts about Serena.




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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?



Is there not a Serena forum around here somewhere
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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

I think that all the players on the wta know that if Serena is playing well, they are not going to win. And to jrm, Serena is more than just hard hitting. She mixes up her paces and spins, she hits beautiful angles, her movement and defense are amazing, and her volleys are are some of the best. In addition to that, it takes alot of talent to hit the ball hard and hit winners. If everyone could do it, then we would all be tennis pros. Martina can't do it and she is an amazing player.
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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

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if any... who do you think believes they could beat serena if they played their best?
Those are two totally different questions. The number who think they could beat Serena if they played their best is probably pretty long. As in more than ten. The number who think they're more talented is likely no more than two or three, if that. Henin probably believes it. Maybe Mauresmo, maybe Venus.

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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

nah most players are all talk when they say they think they can beat serena.. cough petrova cough... lol i remember kim being asked if she can win the usopen... n she replied ummm how is serena doing

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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

Ooohhhh... Enough with these questions already.
I believe I can beat Serena.
Assuming that she would accept my challenge for a ballet match of course.
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Re: How many players do you think believe that they are more talented than Serena?

Henin would think she is more talented than Serena.

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