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I love Serena!

No matter what anyone says on this site, I still love Serena as a tennis player, champion, and and representative for the sport.

She lost control of her temper, understood the rules and took the point penalty on match point and moved on.


PS - Congratulations to Kim for playing awesome tennis and putting so much pressure on Serena! I'm glad she's back and hope she wins tomorrow!

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post #2 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 03:46 AM
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Re: I love Serena!

I'm still in shock! I never expected her to react in such a way. But looking back now, it did just seem to be spur of the moment - we've all said something we didn't mean in a tense situation, the difference being it wasn't being broadcast to the entire world. No doubt Serena will apologise in the press and will just move on. She's bound to get a lot of stick for this, maybe even for the rest of her career, but she can handle it. And despite being completely outplayed today, I still have no doubts that Serena Williams is the best female tennis player in the world.


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post #3 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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Wow Serena,

I don't want to go through what happened. I love you so much, I believe in you. I know you wouldn't for God's sakes say that. I'm so much in shock right now and I hope to be right on that one. I think you're incredible, amazing, outstanding and one of the best person the Earth as known. I hope from my heart (even my life) this is nowhere near the end for you. I feel like I lost that drive that gave me the power to go through everyday, I can't imagine how hard that must be for you. If there is one thing I could tell you, is:

- ''Champions fear nothing. Relax, Focus! U don,t have to be Perfect. Just be strong and brave. Keep it Up! Come On! Prove them wrong!'' - Serena Williams

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post #4 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 03:53 AM
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Re: I love Serena!

Thanks for this post. Indeed, she did lose temper and even felt bad towards Kim for ending the match the way it did. Both players respect each other too much to have to end this way. Kim was pissed, and Serena obvi too (both for losing the match and felt bad towards Kim too, at least that's how I saw her going over to Kim and all that jazz). Shame. Real shame. Kim better beats that Wozniacki tomorrow though, she made exactly 8 winners today. Eh.

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post #5 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 04:04 AM
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Things happen for a reason and yes Serena should have kept her cool but I can emphasize with her. Under that tense situation and critical points involved, I understand why she lost her cool. She said some things she should not have said but I still love her and her game. I personally think from the very begining of the match Serena was tense and very passive. I also thought she played horrible, too many unforced errors. This is the worse she has played for the tournament and in a long while. It reminded me of how she played in the early rounds at the AO.

I think Serena will get through this and rebound. She'll win her 12th grandslam next year and come with a better strategy for Kim. Congratulations to Kim for playing well and keeping her cool but I must say Serena did not play at the level she played Pennetta. She was extremely passive and tense in this match against Kim.


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i like serena more than i did before the incident... hehehe

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Still love her.

Venus might as well get her mail forwarded to Serena's shadow. She's going to be there forever!
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I ain't mad at her.... so what she cursed that woman within an inch of her life.....she took the penalty and held her head up.
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I like her more than ever now because she was cheated. They really shouldn't put incompetent linespeople and umpires in these matches.

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Love Serena even more now
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post #11 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 05:32 AM
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I didn't think I could love her much more but man was I wrong. She is AWESOME
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post #12 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 05:34 AM
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I was mad at her for a little while, but now I've calmed down and realized it was a mistake. Everyone loses their temper at some point at the wrong time. The ultimate thing for Serena to do would be to apolgize to the line judge.

Really, don't even look at me...
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post #13 of 73 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2009, 05:35 AM
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Re: I love Serena!

Love Serena always, flaws and all. She's held her cool in times when I felt she should have WENT THE HELL OFF, like in 04 at the USO, but she's fed up. It all got to her and she was frustrated with her game and with the bad call. It happens. Upwards and onwards. Shame though, cause I really felt a comeback...don't know how but it was still possible!

And love Kim too! She deserved to win, but if it was to be, it shouldn't have been like that.

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Re: I love Serena!

Originally Posted by Sam L View Post
I like her more than ever now because she was cheated. They really shouldn't put incompetent linespeople and umpires in these matches.
Despite the fact she called a footfault and footfault and tried to defend herself after a vicious personal attack.

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Re: I love Serena!

Who DOESN'T get caught up in the heat of a moment? We all do and we all make mistakes, and Serena, humbly paid the price. She shook Clijsters hand and wished her luck and walked off the court waving to the crowd.

Serena made a mistake, she lost her temper, but I think anyone would. Foot fault to give your opponent 2 MPs. It's hard to stomach.

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