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Question Serena slight chance for her to defend Miami?

I watched Serena's QF,SF and Final from Bangalore I was only impressed by the SF the final and QF were just awful movement from Serena and her BH is a mess.

Im a fan of Serena but right now I would say she was very lucky to beat Venus if anyone saw that final yesterday it was poor play from Patty and Serena just a bad match to watch.

Serena's footwork is so bad its hard to watch I watched the AO final a few weeks ago and it makes me sad to see her moving well in some matches and terribly in others

Maybe Serena was fatiuged from her match with Venus I Hope that was the case because Patty should be ashamed she lost in straight sets with Serena playing like crap

Miami will be tough but I really hope Serena steps it up if not her Bangalore form will have her out in the QF's or 4R

Anyone's thoughts on Serena's form in bangalore?

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Re: Serena slight chance for her to defend Miami?

2r if she's lucky.
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Re: Serena slight chance for her to defend Miami?

We are guaranteed a QF because she has proved she can win so far without playing her ABSOLUTE best.
But then getting past another top 8 seed will be the real test!

She can do it tho!
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Re: Serena slight chance for her to defend Miami?

Serena might not have played well yesterday but was encouraging to me was the fact she had more might on her shots than she did in Australia.

I'd rather see her go for her shots than play it safe. And the final wasn't all that bad. She won the important points on her terms and again that was encouraging to me.
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I watched Serena's QF,SF and Final from Bangalore I was only impressed by the SF the final and QF were just awful movement from Serena and her BH is a mess.

Im a fan of Serena but right now I would say she was very lucky to beat Venus if anyone saw that final yesterday it was poor play from Patty and Serena just a bad match to watch.

Serena's footwork is so bad its hard to watch I watched the AO final a few weeks ago and it makes me sad to see her moving well in some matches and terribly in others

Maybe Serena was fatiuged from her match with Venus I Hope that was the case because Patty should be ashamed she lost in straight sets with Serena playing like crap

Miami will be tough but I really hope Serena steps it up if not her Bangalore form will have her out in the QF's or 4R

Anyone's thoughts on Serena's form in bangalore?
It's been almost one full year since she lost her mojo. The last good tournament I saw from her was the 06USO. Even though she lost to the other girl, she was going for her shots. She's not anymore. Even though she won Miami and Melbourne last year, she delivered only 3 and half convincing matches but that's it. Less than 4 good matches in more than one year.


She has a huge mental fortitude but her game is still not there. I'd give the title to Pova but you never know with Serena (see the OZ). After all, Miami is hers so... Hope she changes her approach and shows a different mentality on court.
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Re: Serena slight chance for her to defend Miami?

She played as well as she had to, and she won. PERIOD.

She rarely EVER plays wire-to-wire brilliant tennis for a tournament (hell, rarely ever in a whole match). But she wins, because she's a fighter.

She wasn't great in all 7 of her matches in Australia last year. She wasn't great in all 6 of her matches in Miami last year, hell she was 1 point away from losing TWICE. But she held on, fought through the bad patches and won.

Stop writing indictments on her play, just becuase she's rusty. (and if I'm not mistaken, didn't she beat 2 top 20 players last week? )

Seriously, it's getting old.

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She is playing well enough to reach the quarter, at least.

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2r if she's lucky.
Bye for top seeds in the first round is always tricky to figure for some posters.

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I'd say she has more than a slight chance of defending her title. She's Serena Williams, she always has more than a slight chance.

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It's been almost one full year since she lost her mojo. The last good tournament I saw from her was the 06USO. Even though she lost to the other girl, she was going for her shots. She's not anymore. Even though she won Miami and Melbourne last year, she delivered only 3 and half convincing matches but that's it. Less than 4 good matches in more than one year.
Huh?
Serena played unbeliebebly after being down against Petrova in the third round in Australia, never looked back through the slam and then through Miami. That is way more than just 3 and half convincing matches.

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Bye for top seeds in the first round is always tricky to figure for some posters.
I think that's his point...

Miami is Serena's turf. I mean, she beat Dementieva here after all, perhaps the biggest win of her career, so if she can beat Elena in Miami I don't see her ever losing there again unless it's to Peak Venus.

Serena 4 Miami.
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I watched Serena's QF,SF and Final from Bangalore I was only impressed by the SF the final and QF were just awful movement from Serena and her BH is a mess.

Im a fan of Serena but right now I would say she was very lucky to beat Venus if anyone saw that final yesterday it was poor play from Patty and Serena just a bad match to watch.
Serena's footwork is so bad its hard to watch I watched the AO final a few weeks ago and it makes me sad to see her moving well in some matches and terribly in others

Maybe Serena was fatiuged from her match with Venus I Hope that was the case because Patty should be ashamed she lost in straight sets with Serena playing like crap

Miami will be tough but I really hope Serena steps it up if not her Bangalore form will have her out in the QF's or 4R

Anyone's thoughts on Serena's form in bangalore?
she won't defend Miami i'm 1000% sure
just hope she won't face Henin in the quarters
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Huh?
Serena played unbeliebebly after being down against Petrova in the third round in Australia, never looked back through the slam and then through Miami. That is way more than just 3 and half convincing matches.

No no no.

She played a perfect match against Janko and Maria. Then again Maria and Hénin(even if I wasn't too convinced by the bagel ) in Miami. After that: nothing.
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Re: Serena slight chance for her to defend Miami?

One time Serena or Venus said that Miami was their "backyard tournament", and over the last 9 years they had tremendous success there... So I think it will be really hard to stop either one of the sisters in this tournament, even if they´re not playing their best!
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