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Serena will miss old rival Henin at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams said she was sad that her old adversary Justine Henin will be missing from Wimbledon this year.

The American was knocked out by Henin at the quarter-final stage last year having beaten the Belgian on her way to winning the title in 2003.

Their 13 career meetings were often prickly affairs, especially a bad-tempered French Open semi-final won by Henin in 2003. Williams also turned out to be a sore loser when she was beaten by Henin in the U.S. Open quarter-finals last year.

But following Henin’s sudden retirement from the sport last month, Williams said she would miss their rivalry.

“It’s sad that she’s not going to be at Wimbledon this year,” Williams, who features in a new $15-million dollar marketing campaign unveiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in London this week, told Reuters.

“She was great competition and the tournament will miss her. But then again it opens up the draw a bit for someone else to do a little better.”

Williams won consecutive titles in Bangalore, Miami and Charleston earlier this year but struggled during the European claycourt season, losing in the third round at Roland Garros to Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik.

Her early exit in Paris at least allowed her some time off and to prepare thoroughly for Wimbledon.

“It was nice to have a bit of time off and I’ve had a lot of time on the grass,” Williams, who had back trouble in Rome this year, said. “I’m feeling great and very positive.

“It’s been a while since I won here but I still think, along with my sister (Venus), I’m the one to beat on grass. Hopefully I can hang in with her.”

Williams is seeded sixth at Wimbledon, one place higher than Venus who will be defending her title.

The Williams sisters were among 30 players featured in the WTA Tour’s “Looking for a Hero” campaign which will be rolled out across 75 countries over the next 18 months.

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Finally we hear it from Serena herself. She has lost the fire and motivation because her only competition (other than her sister) has retired.

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She misses her ?? Give me a break, she hated her and she developped a Henin inferiority complex at Slams last year. Unless "I miss her" means "good riddance" in the hypocritical wta voccabulary.
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She never said she'll miss her. She said the tournament will miss her!
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LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams said she was sad that her old adversary Justine Henin will be missing from Wimbledon this year.

The American was knocked out by Henin at the quarter-final stage last year having beaten the Belgian on her way to winning the title in 2003.

Their 13 career meetings were often prickly affairs, especially a bad-tempered French Open semi-final won by Henin in 2003. Williams also turned out to be a sore loser when she was beaten by Henin in the U.S. Open quarter-finals last year.

But following Henin’s sudden retirement from the sport last month, Williams said she would miss their rivalry.

“It’s sad that she’s not going to be at Wimbledon this year,” Williams, who features in a new $15-million dollar marketing campaign unveiled by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in London this week, told Reuters.

“She was great competition and the tournament will miss her. But then again it opens up the draw a bit for someone else to do a little better.”

Williams won consecutive titles in Bangalore, Miami and Charleston earlier this year but struggled during the European claycourt season, losing in the third round at Roland Garros to Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik.

Her early exit in Paris at least allowed her some time off and to prepare thoroughly for Wimbledon.

“It was nice to have a bit of time off and I’ve had a lot of time on the grass,” Williams, who had back trouble in Rome this year, said. “I’m feeling great and very positive.

“It’s been a while since I won here but I still think, along with my sister (Venus), I’m the one to beat on grass. Hopefully I can hang in with her.”

Williams is seeded sixth at Wimbledon, one place higher than Venus who will be defending her title.

The Williams sisters were among 30 players featured in the WTA Tour’s “Looking for a Hero” campaign which will be rolled out across 75 countries over the next 18 months.
Oh please, when will she get over herself?


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Their 13 career meetings were often prickly affairs, especially a bad-tempered French Open semi-final won by Henin in 2003. Williams also turned out to be a sore loser when she was beaten by Henin in the U.S. Open quarter-finals last year.


They're saying that Serena was a sore loser in the 2003 French Open.
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aha, talking about herself again.
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She misses her ?? Give me a break, she hated her and she developped a Henin inferiority complex at Slams last year. Unless "I miss her" means "good riddance" in the hypocritical wta voccabulary.
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Oh please, when will she get over herself?
She's one of the top favourites to win Wimbledon. The Williams Sisters usually are the ones to beat at Wimbledon.
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aha, talking about herself again.
Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hopefully you'll follow Justine
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Oh please, when will she get over herself?
And she had to throw Venus in there not to sound too full of herself since her sister is the defending champion

No matter how good she thinks she is (and I have tremendous respect for her game and fighting spirit so don't blow a fuse when you read this, Reetards), not everyone thinks that she is as good as she states, and so some of the things she sometimes says are uncalled for and just come off as real arrogant.


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Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hopefully you'll follow Justine
Awww. Go take your meds.
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Their 13 career meetings were often prickly affairs, especially a bad-tempered French Open semi-final won by Henin in 2003. Williams also turned out to be a sore loser when she was beaten by Henin in the U.S. Open quarter-finals last year.


They're saying that Serena was a sore loser in the 2003 French Open.
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Serena!!

Who cares about arrogance! 8 time slam champ haters! All the best players are arrogant-Serena just expresses it.

Her press conferences are refreshing because she says what she thinks-not what she thinks people want to hear!
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@ people saying Serena is full of herself for saying she is a one of the top favorite for Wimbledon.

I guess the people who think Serena is arrogant in that statement think Jelena will have a Wimbledon dish in her trophy cabinet by pushing on grass?
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