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Serena aiming for Olympic gold in singles?

If Serena wins the Olympic gold in singles next year, she'll have "everything" for singles: all the slams, YEC, and Olympics.

Is this a goal for Serena?
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Re: Serena aiming for Olympic gold in singles?

I believe it is. She knows that if she wins the Olympics she'll have it all.

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wow ... is there any player who has done this before her? all slams YEC and Olympic gold medal?
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wow ... is there any player who has done this before her? all slams YEC and Olympic gold medal?
Steffi? Although of course we are not even mentioning doubles.
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Steffi? Although of course we are not even mentioning doubles.
that was obvious. thanks.
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If Serena wins the Olympic gold in singles next year, she'll have "everything" for singles: all the slams, YEC, and Olympics.

Is this a goal for Serena?


You think she might deny Henin her Golden Grand Slam??
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You think she might deny Henin her Golden Grand Slam??
I'm not trying to be Notradamus but I really don't think Justine will win all 4 majors next year, especially not Wimbledon. Serena is not Justine's biggest threat at the slams. Up and coming players like Agnes Szavay, Ana Ivanovic, Nicole Vaidisova, the Radwanska sisters, Jelena Jankovic etc. all can take down Justine at Wimbledon.

Oh, and let's not forget that Justine will be 26 years old when Wimbledon 2008 begins.
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Re: Serena aiming for Olympic gold in singles?

She has made it clear since Venus won Gold in 2000 that she wants an Olympic gold in singles.
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You think she might deny Henin her Golden Grand Slam??

The arrogance

The only person who stands a chance in hell of winning all the Grand Slams and the Olympic Gold in 2008 is Serena Williams.

But even then it's a far off bet and more than likely won't happen.

It's too early to predict who will win the Olympic Gold or even who will be there.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
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(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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I'm not trying to be Notradamus but I really don't think Justine will win all 4 majors next year, especially not Wimbledon. Serena is not Justine's biggest threat at the slams. Up and coming players like Agnes Szavay, Ana Ivanovic, Nicole Vaidisova, the Radwanska sisters, Jelena Jankovic etc. all can take down Justine at Wimbledon.

Oh, and let's not forget that Justine will be 26 years old when Wimbledon 2008 begins.

Navratilova was 26 years old when Wimbledon 1983 began ....
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The arrogance

The only person who stands a chance in hell of winning all the Grand Slams and the Olympic Gold in 2008 is Serena Williams.

But even then it's a far off bet and more than likely won't happen.

It's too early to predict who will win the Olympic Gold or even who will be there.
No, I don't think Serena or any player can win all 4 slams and Olympic gold in 2008. Serena just needs the Olympic gold to have everything.

Bottom line: don't expect too much or you'll come down hard.
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The arrogance

The only person who stands a chance in hell of winning all the Grand Slams and the Olympic Gold in 2008 is Serena Williams.

Justine has won 7 slams since FO 2003. Serena only 3.
Justine has won the last 3 matches against Serena.
Justine is fitter than Serena.
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The arrogance

The only person who stands a chance in hell of winning all the Grand Slams and the Olympic Gold in 2008 is Serena Williams.

But even then it's a far off bet and more than likely won't happen.

It's too early to predict who will win the Olympic Gold or even who will be there.
Based on what? Her AO win and then 3 QF appearances? Please. Henin really is the only won who stands a chance. She's proven herself on every court except 1 (Wimbledon), and she has been extremely close twice. So even though I am a Williams fan, it is pretty clear that Henin really is the only one that would be the logical sense for a Golden Slam next year.
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Based on what? Her AO win and then 3 QF appearances? Please. Henin really is the only won who stands a chance. She's proven herself on every court except 1 (Wimbledon), and she has been extremely close twice. So even though I am a Williams fan, it is pretty clear that Henin really is the only one that would be the logical sense for a Golden Slam next year.
Justine will be 26 years old by June 1 next year. I just don't see how she can overcome the age hurdle. There are gonna be a LOT of young tough players next year.
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Re: Serena aiming for Olympic gold in singles?

Henin is supposed to win Wimbledon? Look at her psyche on London - she lose to Bartoli or Danilidou I think that nobody of this generation will win Golden Grand Slam...

But good luck Renia! Win Olimpic!
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