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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2002, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Fitness is the key for Serena

I was thinking about Serena Williams' fantastic play ever since the beginning of last summer, and it seems to me that fitness is really the key to her success as much as anything else. If you look back at her losses to Capriati at the French and Wimbledon in 2001, it's clear that she simply wasn't in the same kind of shape that she is in now. In fact, she actually looked a little heavy in 2001. Today, she is as trim and strong as I've ever seen, and it's really paying dividends, allowing her to strike the ball with great confidence and helping her eliminate many of the errors that plagued her game in 2001. Just as countless others have done before her, Serena has once again demonstrated that being in your best physical condition allows you to play your best tennis.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2002, 05:03 PM
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I think your right. I also think she would not take care of herself during tournaments by eating the right foods and getting the proper rest. I think all those things are important to her now.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2002, 05:06 PM
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people need a reason why to eat less meat! watch queen Serena

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Good analysis! I think her fitness has improved greatly too.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2002, 05:38 PM
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Fitness and mental toughness are the reasons. You are absolutely correct!

Beat'em down Ms Williams, beat'em down!
SERENA PRINCESS OF POWER

Victoria Duval - coming to a slam near you
Françoise Abanda definitely a future #1 --- Taylor Townsend devastation on the march
Venus and Serena ferocious grannies --- Kimiko Date Krumm great granny still doing her thing.
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