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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Serena Eyes More Miami Success

Serena eyes more Miami success
Posted: Thursday March 22, 2007


MIAMI (Reuters) -- Australian Open winner Serena Williams fully expects to pick up where she left off when she resumes her season at the Sony Ericsson Open after nearly two months away.

"I'm ready to bring my A-game and any game, whatever it takes to do well here," the three-time champion told reporters on Thursday. "It's just one match at a time."




Williams thrashed Maria Sharapova in the Melbourne final on Jan. 27 but has not played competitively since.

Instead, she and her sister Venus again dropped from the tennis radar. Upon their return in Miami, they find themselves in the same top quarter of the draw, with the 13th-seeded Serena facing Elena Likhovtseva or Anastasia Rodionova in the second round.

"I've been hitting a lot, actually, a lot with Venus and my hitting partner," said Williams, currently ranked 18th in the world. "I just get the best practice when I hit with Venus. She's just the best player, she's so solid."

With trademark bravado, Williams insists she is close to invincible.

"I never come into a tournament thinking I'm going to lose," she told reporters. "It doesn't matter what the past has been or even if I don't win. I always come in thinking I have a good shot, and that's it. It's awesome to win here a lot. I've got to do it again, I look forward to it."

Rainy skies on Thursday prevented the former world No. 1 from having a hit on the new bright purple showcase court at Crandon Park.



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Nice to see her motivated to do well here.




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Tough Serena, you'll have to settle for a 4th round exit this year at the hands of Venus I hope

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Tough Serena, you'll have to settle for a 4th round exit this year at the hands of Venus I hope
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you mean masha don't you
no he got it right the first time nice that u were concerned though
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none of you got it right... winner

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Nice to see her motivated to do well here.
Scary for the other women. Isn't it?
Venus, take notice
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Excellent. Hope she can do it

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Scary for the other women. Isn't it?
Venus, take notice
Actually it's good... makes for better matches and if someone does beat Serena, there will be no question of her motivation. I was wondering if she would care about this event or not... I guess I know now.




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alright Serena! Let's get another huge win here!

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it annoys me that reporters will take her statement that
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"I never come into a tournament thinking I'm going to lose,"
and spin it into she insists she's close to invincible.

No doubt if she starts losing in a match the usual harpies will start making cracks about "close in invincible" and saying that "that's what Serena said in the papers the other day".
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Serena's chances are good!!!

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it annoys me that reporters will take her statement that
and spin it into she insists she's close to invincible.

No doubt if she starts losing in a match the usual harpies will start making cracks about "close in invincible" and saying that "that's what Serena said in the papers the other day".
LOL!!!!! You really think anything she says wouldn't be spun like that? She didn't have the success she has as an actress, poet, designer, dancer, 8 time Singles Slam Champion by NOT thinking that she's invincible.

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she sounds like she did in 2003

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Ladies...

Take notice she's ready to play

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