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This was evidence that Serena has issues with Roland Garros

There's no other explanation. Virginie certainly outplayed her, no doubt about that, but Serena mentally collapsed...Zvonareva style.

She simply cannot handle the French crowd and her emotions and focus get the best of her MORE than usual. This year was probably her best chance at getting a French Open crown since 2008. Evidence that the past is still haunting her at the French.

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Re: This was evidence that Serena has issues with Roland Garros

6-4 6-6 5-2 2nd set...

She let that damn ball go!!
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no I don't think it's Serena having problem with RG. It's just Serena knowing she's not at her best and hoping that her opponents will give her the match as they often do.

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She will never win Roland Garros again...
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Re: This was evidence that Serena has issues with Roland Garros

OR : she has always struggled on red clay. Always has, always will be.
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no I don't think it's Serena having problem with RG. It's just Serena knowing she's not at her best and hoping that her opponents will give her the match as they often do.
Like Cadantu did?
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Well, luckily she already has one. On to Wimbledon!

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She'll probably win it when no one considers her a real threat to lift the trophy. She'll handle that psychological challenge a bit better at RG.

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Most crowds hate her
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I dont think so. Most crowds hate her and she has managed to win Madrid and Charleston this year
yeah, she even destroyed sharapova in one of these events


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Re: This was evidence that Serena has issues with Roland Garros

French crowd is her issue.
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I dont think so. Most crowds hate her and she has managed to win Madrid and Charleston this year
"Most crowds" don't hate her It's just the French crowd hate anyone who isn't French, and even then it's still dodgy. She's very well respected in tennis. It is something about the FO, and the crowd probably do get to her. Since Handingate she's never been the same there and the crowd were heavily involved in that one.
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She will never win Roland Garros again...
...and other three

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Like Cadantu did?
What? I don't get it? Why are you talking about Cadantu? lol

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