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Assessing Serena - Where does she go from here?

She started the year with a bang winning the AO and Miami. Since has fallen victim to injury and Justine Henin. While struggling to regain the form which made her the most devastatinging player in WTA History. I as a fan have watched her decline since her knee surgery in 2003. Since that time she has struggled with injury, weight, and an inability to play enough to recapture either (family issues aside). I now am beginning to wonder if her body will allow it. We all have marveled at how one so powerful and muscular could play tennis at such a level. Venus we understood, long, lean, and was seemingly built for the sport. As Rena gets older her anatomy seems to becoming more of an issue. How can one get fit and match tough while always injured? Maybe just losing weight is the answer, seems simple enough but I wonder.

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Re: Assessing Serena - Where does she go from here?

I certainly think she will give it her best, to see if she can overcome this obstacle which is Henin. Judging on what I've seen and read about her I don't see Serena walking away from this challenge. Unless their's some physical reason that makes it impossible.
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Serena's too competitive to walk away.







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Serena really needs to become #2 or 1 in the world. When she went into the match against Henin she was not hitting her hardest or being offensive on purpose. She wanted to "peak." Against Henin she'll have to play her best... so she needs to play her in a final. That's all- just the luck of the draw.
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This has been a good year for serena. Compared to last year, she is doing great. I think she can only get better. I believe in serena, and I know she will prevail.
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Serena is finished like Kuzzy is. Their bodies are getting too fat and their faces too old. It's in their genes, can't really blame them.
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Serena knows what she needs to do and I expect she will do what it takes to get back to the top of her game. She had a good year this year winning a Slam and the biggest Tier I tournament. Next year should be good as well hopefully injury free.

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She started the year losing to Bammer. So, no, she didn't "start the year with a bang".
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Serena knows what she needs to do and I expect she will do what it takes to get back to the top of her game. She had a good year this year winning a Slam and the biggest Tier I tournament. Next year should be good as well hopefully injury free.

Any year you win a slam is a good year...but she was injured at and before the French, Wimbledon, and now the US Open. If she cannot get a grip on these injuries it will be difficult to get fit amd match tough. Without toughness and fitness, the Serena we all are awaiting cannot appear or at least it will be extremely difficult.

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She started the year losing to Bammer. So, no, she didn't "start the year with a bang".

Picky picky!

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Any year you win a slam is a good year...but she was injured at and before the French, Wimbledon, and now the US Open. If she cannot get a grip on these injuries it will be difficult to get fit amd match tough. Without toughness and fitness, the Serena we all are awaiting cannot appear or at least it will be extremely difficult.
what was wrong with her at the French?
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Serena's determination is not the issue being addressed. Rather it is the ability of her body to take the pounding day in and day out at least to the extent, she can obtain the fitness she needs to challenge Justine.

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what was wrong with her at the French?
Wasn't injury cited as the reason she did not play clay warmups prior to the French?

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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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Wasn't injury cited as the reason she did not play clay warmups prior to the French?
She played Rome and made it the Quarterfinals.

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what was wrong with her at the French?
She lost, so she was obviously injured
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