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Serena Williams 2012 : Motivation? (updated 1/23)

IMO predictions are generally nonsense so maybe there is little point to this topic. Still . . . as I'm sure many people are aware - as long as she stays injury-free - Williams' motivation will be the deciding factor in her 2012 season. I'm sure she'd like to rule the roost again but does she have a strong hunger for it? Both Williams sisters play their cards close to their chest but are there any signs of where S. Williams' head is at?

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Do people think she has a strong hunger to rule the roost again?
Are there any signs of where her head is at about it?

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Given her comments about "I don't love tennis today" and her lackluster loss yesterday, I'd say her motivation has diminished. She may be playing now more out of "just doing my job" than anything else.

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It's an Olympic year so if that doesn't get you motivated then you can't be motivated and should retire. This year you get 2 opportunities to play on the greatest stage in tennis, that comes along once in a lifetime if you're lucky.

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She spent almost a full year out last year and almost died, came back and completely fell apart physically and mentally in what would've been one of the greatest and most iconic victories of her career. Motivation is one thing she doesn't lack right now, and her six pack would probably agree.
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Re: Serena Williams 2012 : Motivation?

Wimbledon+olympics..

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She spent almost a full year out last year and almost died, came back and completely fell apart physically and mentally in what would've been one of the greatest and most iconic victories of her career. Motivation is one thing she doesn't lack right now, and her six pack would probably agree.
This. Plus she'll be motivated to do well to impress her man. That Twitter meltdown last night was the start of the Goldenrena Slam.
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Tankrena will limit her showings greatly.
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Wimbledon+olympics..
That's not "the hunger". Focusing only on majors has been her standard MO over the past few years.

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Plus she'll be motivated to do well to impress her man. That Twitter meltdown last night was the start of the Goldenrena Slam.
??? What do you mean?

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Re: Serena Williams 2012 : Motivation?

im sure her goal is Olympic Gold , and the 4 slams
i think she is not really motivated at the smaller events

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??? What do you mean?
Serena tends to play her best tennis when she's heartbroken. LaVar Arrington in 2001 inspired her to do the Serena Slam, Common at Wimbledon 2010, etc.
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Serena tends to play her best tennis when she's heartbroken. LaVar Arrington in 2001 inspired her to do the Serena Slam, Common at Wimbledon 2010, etc.
Wait, who was she with, and is she with now? I thought she was still with Common


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Oz open, Wimbledon and Olympics..those are the things she's gonna aim for. Plus maybe another Miami title.

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She'll either win slams and gold or not any of them. She won't win Stanford, Miami etc.
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I'm sure she does like 'Motivation' since she is friends with Kelly.
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Re: Serena Williams 2012 : Motivation?

Realistically her last shot at the Golden Slam.
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