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Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

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Realistically, where does Serena go from here, and is it legitimate to start questioning if she'll ever win a Slam again?

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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

London, I guess.
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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

Well she goes to wimbledon... he can win another slam I know there is one in there, today was a blib, and a very good opponent, clay is not her surface but she goes into wimbledon fit and having match practise, I personally think she should take a WC to ebourne and try to win a round or two and then go to wimbledon, I do think she can win one though...

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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

To her hotel room I would guess.
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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

She lost in a tournament where she hasn't won in 10 years. Its not shocking she lost..maybe bc of first round...but still. She moves on! She'll be okay.

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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

Really dsanders? What's with Masha-fans all pressed about Serena? Just leave the worries for the Serena-fans. Jeez!

This was a tough loss, no need for fans of other players come and act all..

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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

She is still in Mixed
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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

I do think tbh that, when she's gone on streaks in the past 12 months, the ease with which she wins her matches has done her no good at all, because it seems to deceive her into thinking she's playing better than she actually is. Both this claycourt season and in the US Open Series last year. Objectively, she played well, but she wasn't playing THAT well. And then, she decided to tank at her final warm-up tournament for each and seemingly slacked off in practice over the next couple of weeks, judging by the fact that both times, she showed up at the Slams themselves playing much worse. I think she's gonna have drop the God complex and put her nose to the grindstone and actually play a full-time schedule, and not be satisfied after she's just put together one or two good tournaments.

Secondly, I'm surprised more people haven't picked up on the fact she seems to be losing her nerve It wouldn't be the first time a player has just been more prone to random meltdowns and mental no-shows once they've past 30. In the last 3 Slams running now, she's been visibly (and audibly) on edge in a way she never was in the past.

Realistically, I'd be surprised if she doesn't win atleast one more Slam (just like Graf and Sampras, great players usually manage to get one last Slam win out of them, even if it drains them of all their remaining inner-firepower), but I'd say 2-3 Slams more are her absolute upper limit, because her game just isn't consistently good enough and her nerve isn't as steady to dominate ever again.
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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

A Sharapova stan trying to start mess and then preface it by saying it's a "serious" discussion.

Anyways, Serena will be fine. Shit happens. On to Wimbledon, unless she's playing doubles here in Paris.

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On to Wimbledon..there's still hope.

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i think its a little shocking to stop and realize that serena has only made it past the 4th round in 1 of the last 4 grand slams.
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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

Whatever happens Serena always has that 2002 trophy.. she's already proved she can be a GS champion on clay

Don't expect her to lose 1st round of Wimbledon..like a true champion she is, Serena will be back. And at least she can look back and reflect on winning 2 big clay tournaments..lots of valuable ranking points
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Re: Serious discussion: Where does Serena go from here?

Her tennis is as good as anybody's but she can't stay healthy and she's not getting any younger. I expect her to play one more year--two if she has some slam success and we're lucky.
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Realistically, I'd be surprised if she doesn't win atleast one more Slam (just like Graf and Sampras, great players usually manage to get one last Slam win out of them, even if it drains them of all their remaining inner-firepower), but I'd say 2-3 Slams more are her absolute upper limit, because her game just isn't consistently good enough and her nerve isn't as steady to dominate ever again.
This is why Dsanders does not annoy me, he/she is realistic, for sure you do not like the williams but you are realistic, and I agree with you 100% unlike some of the other trolls so thank you...

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