"Should I serve first, or do you want me to break you?"
Tell me jadore, woudl THAT be considered cocky? That might be the most arrogant thing ever said at the start of a tennis match.
How about, in the middle of a match, a fans calls out, "C'mon, make it interesting!" And the player yells back, "I'm trying but she's not any good".
Give me ONE negative thing Serena has ever said about another player. It was very good of Lindsay to apologize after what she said about Amelie. However, Serena never says things like that in the first place.
However, I choose to think happy thoughts. Like Venus or Serena played in the finals of all but five touraments this year that one of them actually played in. And one of those five was Sydney, where Serena got hurt. Eliminate that one, and 17 of the 21 tournaments Venus and/or Serena entered, one of them got to the final. In tournaments they both entered, they both got to the final everytime but one.
So I'll think of you jadore, as Serena pounds her hapless opposition into wheat paste this year. And I'll be thinking, "what a pity Serena isn't humble like that nice Martina Hingis was in 1997."
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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.