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Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

She's a heavy favorite to win every time she enters a slam.
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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

Because you're her fan. Kill yourself, Serena Slam Mach 2 commences.

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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

She is not the best player

Rankings don´t lie
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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

?????Can"t win them all!THERE a time and place for everything...Serena still has time,to win many many slams....As long as she healthy.
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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

Aside from the losses to Justine last year, the ones she lost this year to JJ and Srebotnik are unacceptable. I'm not sure what the hell happened at the OZ open. She was doing well and serving well up until the quarters winning everything in straight sets. Then she just lost to JJ without putting up much of a fight as if she didn't even want to be on court and didn't even look like she cared. Same goes for Venus losing to Ana in the quarters at the OZ open. Sure Ana played a good match, but it wasn't anything that Venus can't handle, but nothing was working for her that day, her volleys were some of the most hideous I've ever seen her hit even worse than Sharapova. Serena losing to Srebotnik at the French was definitely unexpected. She was comming in as the favorite having won Family Circle Cup and was on a hot streak. Sometimes I'm not sure what's going on with her, but my best guess is that these days, Serena relies on her serve way too much to win her cheap points. That does not translate well on clay as it will not be as effective which forces her to get into long rallies, and we all know she has not looked sharp in long rallies. Take Wimbledon for example, everytime she's forced into a long rally with Venus, she's doomed. Because she is winning quick points off of serve and return of serve, she expends less energy and does not feel like she's out of shape, but when she's drawn into a long rally, you can tell she's physically not capable. She's just as much in denial about her fitness as a lot of her fans are.

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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

She never recovered from losing in the Kremlin Cup finals last year.

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She never recovered from losing in the Kremlin Cup finals last year.
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She is not the best player

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reading your signature makes it hard to believe that this comes out of your mouth
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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

?????Can"t win them all!THERE a time and place for everything...Serena still has time,to win many many slams....As long as she healthy.
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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

She loses focus during matches(can play very well, then errorena appears)! Similiar to Venus in the past. I think it may have something to do with not having as much desire as in the past!

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reading your signature makes it hard to believe that this comes out of your mouth
Very good point
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because her movement is shit

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She loses focus during matches(can play very well, then errorena appears)! Similiar to Venus in the past. I think it may have something to do with not having as much desire as in the past!
i think it just doesn't only have to do with her desire, i think she lost a few matches she thought she would win and because of that she just became more nervous going into matches...that's what i think...she realized that there are people who are able to beat her and she's not winning everything as easy as she did in the past...and you have to mention her injuries...they're always a big factor...right after a big injury you're not able to play at the same level and have to work yourself into a good rythm again
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reading your signature makes it hard to believe that this comes out of your mouth
the irony that exposes one's stupidity
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Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?

because she loses, she can't stay fit and can't stay focused. Not being Fit(AO) and Losing Focus(FO) and getting outplayed and losing focus(Wimbledon).


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