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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 2002, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Serena Williams, I think if she weren't injured at OZ...

that she would have won the GRANDSLAM,

WOW, you go girl. Fearless Serena rulez

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I agree, Dawn Marie. Serena surely would have taken that Aussie title and there wouldn't have been so much sweat doing it
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Hell I think she can retire with at least 10 slams. Maybe even more. She is still very young, and nowhere near being burned out.

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Hello Dawn! You can't live with would have, should have and could have! Serena may or may not have won Oz. But what she has done by winning the final 3 slams of the year is create one of the best years any tennis player ever has had!

And with the devastating way she won the 2002 women's U.S. Open, the case could be made that Serena's performance during the 2002 U.S. Open was the best ever in a grand slam in women's tennis. The championship was never in doubt. It was Serena's all the way. Poor Venus!

And DM, I think ten slam titles these days would be like 15 or 20 from 10 years ago. Women's tennis is much deeper now. And with Venus, Jennifer, Amelie and Lindsay lurking in the deep, Serena does have some possible challengers out there.

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now now...
we cant have anyone completing the slam before martina, can we?

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ok, serena is juss amazing, even i have to admit it, the way she has dominated everyone, its scary. Today, i actaully thought venus played well and hit more winners then usual, but serena played consistent power tennis. The only problem with the williams and australia is that they are always either injured or sluggish there, so i am not sure if serena will be able to win the australian next year, but if she does, should we consider that a grand slam of tennis even though the record books wont?

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winning 4 slams in a row over a two year period is just as good as winning all four in the same year DAWN...looks like Serena will do it IMO and join the ranks of the best ever !! as John Newcombe said, Serena did have room for improvement a year ago but now shes ironed out all her minor weaknesses , and its only gonna do more for the game....the girls coming up are gonna have to increase their work intensity and learn to not just hit like a Williams fromt he back court, but to also have sound net skills so its gonna take a lot!!!!!!!!

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well, ever since she declared last year that she wanted to be No.1, it was quite evident that she meant serious business...

the scary thing is Serena's probably not even at her full potential and peak?? and she's beating the hell out of top players like Davenport and Hantuchova and Venus!

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Yeah, I think she might have done it...

Well, right now, Serena is only 20, if she plays tennis for 5 more years, and averages 2 a year, she will have 14 at the end of her career. Not bad at all...

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what if serena averages 3.5 a year? i think its possible, even likely if she avoids injury

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Funnily enough, I was courtside watching the match between Serena and Meghann in Sydney, when the ankle-roll happened. Who would've thought that was probably what stopped her completing the slam this year

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well shell completeit next year by winning the aus open..in fairness if she does do it it'd just be as valuable as winning them all in the one calendar year seeing she didnt play aus last year....

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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 2002, 09:39 AM
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yep, I think she had won too!

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I wish she wasn't injured either but for entirely diff reasons

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