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Serena talks big before Wimbledon



Serena talks big before Wimbledon

By Martyn Herman

LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams says nobody will be able to beat her at Wimbledon this year if she hits top form.

The American, looking for a third singles crown at the All England Club, is seeded only seventh this year but no one will be taking her lightly, particularly after she clinched her eighth grand slam title in Australia this year.

"I think I'm still the best player out there when I'm playing well," she told reporters at Wimbledon on Saturday.

"When I'm playing well, it's hard for anyone to beat me ... it's just a fact. I don't think that anybody who has to play me goes home and shouts for joy."

Serena missed last year's Wimbledon through injury and was beaten by fellow American Jill Craybas in the third round in 2005.

"I haven't played here for a while ... I love Wimbledon, I love the courts, I'm looking forward to it," she said.

"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."

Williams described her play as "horrendous" when bowing out meekly to Justine Henin at the French Open earlier this month, an experience she is in no hurry to repeat.

"It's not going to happen, I'm not going to go out without a fight ... if I go out it will be with a punch, a bang," she said.

"I'm definitely more determined, definitely hungry."

She also warned that her three-times champion sister Venus, with whom she plans to play doubles this year, is raring to go despite a mediocre year and believes she is her biggest threat.

"Venus is the best grasscourt player in the draw," she said. "I think she's the fittest I've seen her. She's playing really well and moving like the wind."

Serena faces Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the first round while 23rd seed Venus is up against Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia.

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"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."


we heard it all before Serena. She really does have some self-belief issues if she feels the need to constantly harp on the fact that she's the "best," "greatest," blah blah blah.

She's like that annoying kid in school who goes around after every test to ask what everyone got and then is like, "oh, I got higher!" But if they got lower then you they're all like, "Oh, I had a headache and didn't study at all!"

That was usually a sign of some self-worth issues, and it looks the same here.
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"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."


we heard it all before Serena. She really does have some self-belief issues if she feels the need to constantly harp on the fact that she's the "best," "greatest," blah blah blah.

She's like that annoying kid in school who goes around after every test to ask what everyone got and then is like, "oh, I got higher!" But if they got lower then you they're all like, "Oh, I had a headache and didn't study at all!"

That was usually a sign of some self-worth issues, and it looks the same here.
we heard all this before in the other thread

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"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."


we heard it all before Serena. She really does have some self-belief issues if she feels the need to constantly harp on the fact that she's the "best," "greatest," blah blah blah.

She's like that annoying kid in school who goes around after every test to ask what everyone got and then is like, "oh, I got higher!" But if they got lower then you they're all like, "Oh, I had a headache and didn't study at all!"

That was usually a sign of some self-worth issues, and it looks the same here.
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she didn't say no one will be able to beat her, she said it's hard for anyone to beat her. crucial difference
and she's right, it is a fact
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Serena is taking over GM once again................................
And Wimbledon hasn´t even started yet!
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This has already been posted.

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"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."


we heard it all before Serena. She really does have some self-belief issues if she feels the need to constantly harp on the fact that she's the "best," "greatest," blah blah blah.

She's like that annoying kid in school who goes around after every test to ask what everyone got and then is like, "oh, I got higher!" But if they got lower then you they're all like, "Oh, I had a headache and didn't study at all!"

That was usually a sign of some self-worth issues, and it looks the same here.

You said this in another thread posted TODAY and you've probably said it countless other times.

What's the difference between Serena running her mouth all the time about her being "the best player out there when she's on" and you constantly running your mouth berating and chastizing her for saying the same shit she says all the time.

She's been saying it for years, will continue to say it for years, and probably have the same mentality until the end of her life.

So until then, shut the fuck up and accept that this is who she is. She sure as hell isn't going to change now.

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Re: Serena talks big before Wimbledon

oh well....
what's new.

why must she always run her mouth like that???
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Re: Serena talks big before Wimbledon

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"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."


we heard it all before Serena. She really does have some self-belief issues if she feels the need to constantly harp on the fact that she's the "best," "greatest," blah blah blah.

She's like that annoying kid in school who goes around after every test to ask what everyone got and then is like, "oh, I got higher!" But if they got lower then you they're all like, "Oh, I had a headache and didn't study at all!"

That was usually a sign of some self-worth issues, and it looks the same here.
Remember in 2002, during YEC when she said no one would beat her, then clijsters did!!! Same story here...

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Everytime Serena opens her mouth lately it reminds me of that part in
the Madonna song Sorry "Ive heard it all before" lol
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i never like the way serena handles herself in interviews, because she's too damn of a good player to be talking like that, you know. it really is hard for me to like her when all i get is this.

for me this has got nothing to do with mentality, it's a thing you switch on and good for her if she can do that on court, but its not necessary in interviews.

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Remember in 2002, during YEC when she said no one would beat her, then clijsters did!!! Same story here...
Yeah, then Serena payed the favour back; twice!
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shes so annoying and arrogant
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"I'm always confident, but I'm feeling really confident this week. The best Serena always shows up when I'm healthy and I'm feeling pretty healthy."


we heard it all before Serena. She really does have some self-belief issues if she feels the need to constantly harp on the fact that she's the "best," "greatest," blah blah blah.

She's like that annoying kid in school who goes around after every test to ask what everyone got and then is like, "oh, I got higher!" But if they got lower then you they're all like, "Oh, I had a headache and didn't study at all!"

That was usually a sign of some self-worth issues, and it looks the same here.
unnecessary

tennis players need to pump themselves up and have a great attitude! come on! give me a break.

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