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Serena: "I usually don't cry in joy, I don't understand it, but it's been so hard."


After the match, in addition......

"I love tennis, to be able to come back at Wimbledon, is fantastic.....I never cried with joy for anything."

Oh it was a delight to see, even for I guess Serena haters.

For the neutral observer, it was nice.
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yeah baby yeah! Welcome back, Serena!

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A delight for sure! I love her, I think she is amazing.


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Re: Serena: "I usually don't cry in joy, I don't understand it, but it's been so hard

I don't know whether to be concerned or not, i am so used to serena saying she is here to win, to hear her say all she wanted to do was win one match is disconcerting. Hopefully she measn she is only investing emotionally in only one match at time.

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Queen Ree. I wish certain other favourites of mine would show the same passion for the game.

I'm feelin' they jealous, like I'm Monica Seles.

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So hard Serena.
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Re: Serena: "I usually don't cry in joy, I don't understand it, but it's been so hard

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I don't know whether to be concerned or not, i am so used to serena saying she is here to win, to hear her say all she wanted to do was win one match is disconcerting. Hopefully she measn she is only investing emotionally in only one match at time.
Exactly what she means indeed. From almost on her death bed, to being able to play is just a blessing.
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Re: Serena: "I usually don't cry in joy, I don't understand it, but it's been so hard

I think the one match is thing just mini goals. Her next goal is obviously to win another match and she's slowly working her way to retaining her title.

I think her tears really show what she's been through in the last 12 months. I'm so happy and privleged to see her on a tennis court competing.

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The champion mentality is still there but the thing is she almost died and probably didn't think she'd play again.

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She just means that she knows now not to look too far ahead. One match at a time.

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Felt sorry for her.
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Re: Serena: "I usually don't cry in joy, I don't understand it, but it's been so hard

She probably wouldn't have cried if the match was over in two easy sets.

That second set loss affected her emotionally: she was clearly upset at the end of that set (she literally screamed harder than Rezai when Rezai converted the setpoint).
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She probably wouldn't have cried if the match was over in two easy sets.

That second set changed her: she was clearly upset when the score went 1 set each (she literally screamed harder than Rezai when Rezai converted the setpoint).
Ehhh, okay
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It was so great to see how a single match could mean so much to a champion like Serena.
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Re: Serena: "I usually don't cry in joy, I don't understand it, but it's been so hard

DAMN, I LOVE that woman!!!

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I don't know whether to be concerned or not, i am so used to serena saying she is here to win, to hear her say all she wanted to do was win one match is disconcerting. Hopefully she measn she is only investing emotionally in only one match at time.
After all that Serena's gone thru, everything she said was apropos.

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