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The #1 Sign (Will Serena become #1 Again?)

I noticed years back that Serena changed her traditional kisses to the crowds after she wins to...holding up the #1 sign.



The first time I noticed it was when she became #1, or was it right before? I'm not sure.

And then I noticed it in the latter of 2006 and especially at the AO 2007 Open.





Sure enough, she became #1 a year later and from then on.





Fast Forward to now, and I noticed her doing that during her runs at Stanford(ranked outside the top 100)

and Toronto(ranked 80).

Is Serena the only one confident enough to hold up the #1 sign, even though she's not ranked #1...yet?

Will she make it to #1 again?

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Re: The #1 Sign (Will Serena become #1 Again?)

I was unaware you and Serena had devised your own sign language, kudos.

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Why don't you discuss this in her forum?
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Re: The #1 Sign (Will Serena become #1 Again?)

I´m not sure I´ll be able to sleep tonight worrying about this...
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I´m not sure I´ll be able to sleep tonight worrying about this...
That goes without saying. It's not like you'd post in a thread about something you don't care about.
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Re: The #1 Sign (Will Serena become #1 Again?)

More pictures of her holding up the #1 sign.





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Matthew 14:28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
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Re: The #1 Sign (Will Serena become #1 Again?)

She seems less emphatic in this picture



Having said that, I don't think her #1 sign means she want the #1 ranking, she just wants people to think of her as the real #1, regarless of who the current #1 rank is
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Re: The #1 Sign (Will Serena become #1 Again?)

Miami 2007 against Sharapova was more like : "I just won 1 and 1..."

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Miami 2007 against Sharapova was more like : "I just won 1 and 1..."
I don't believe it

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29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
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There's only one #1 and she does not share power!
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The real no. 1 right here:


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The real no. 1 right here:

The real no. 1 ?
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Is Serena the only one confident enough to hold up the #1 sign, even though she's not ranked #1...yet?

Will she make it to #1 again?
No, nothing to do with ranking ambitions.

Serena's doing it in order to imply that she is the de facto № 1. Like all others who do it.

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