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I doubt if we ever see Serena Williams at Roland Garros again

I think with this loss, we will not see Serena at the French Open anymore. I think she will just do a Clijsters and pretty much see clay as a write off in her career. If she does play again, I doubt if she does anymore warm-ups. This has played out almost exactly as the U.S Open(Does great in warm-up tournament. Pulls out with an "injury" the tournament before the slam, but still not able to do it). Seems she has completely lost her edge when comes to slams now. Everyone is human though.
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Re: I doubt if we ever see Serena Williams at Roland Garros again

Serena will never win RG again but don't delude yourself, she is too proud to stop trying. She will keep trying for a second RG title till she retires
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Re: I doubt if we ever see Serena Williams at Roland Garros again

I don't think it's that serious.

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Serena probaly won't come back. The court is too slow.
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Serena will never win RG again but don't delude yourself, she is too proud to stop trying. She will keep trying for a second RG title till she retires
I agree with that. I don't think Serena will ever win RG again but it would be a real shame if Serena allowed herself to think the same thing. Her self belief and stubborness has contributed greatly to the success she has had in her career and it would be very regrettable if she let go of those qualities.

James Stewart, in the movie "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" said, the only causes worth fighting for are the lost causes. Right now RG is a lost cause for Serena but she should most definately go on fighting for it.

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Re: I doubt if we ever see Serena Williams at Roland Garros again

I disagree. She was within 2 points of winning. Based on past experience (exhibit A-Emilie Loit at the Australian) if she survives this type of match she can on to win the slam.

A second French is vital to her legacy for her to move on up the ladder of tennis immortals. If she's healthy I hope she gives it another shot.
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Problem is , she hasnt a won a match after saving mps or choking.
against Zvonareva,Bartoli,Razzano, she's doesn't have it in her anymore.
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Nah she loves Paris too much even has a second home there she will play again.

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I don't think it's that serious.
I do.. she put in A LOT of work for this one. I think she will see it as pointless. Her game is just not suited for this surface at all. She even pulled out of Rome to prepare for it. In hindsight, she probably should have continued that tournament even though she might have lost. I think that would have taken some pressure off from her being the favorite. Or she probably should not have played the tournament at all. When she pulled out of the match with Li, I knew that was the final kiss of death.
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Re: I doubt if we ever see Serena Williams at Roland Garros again

The courts on which she won tournaments leading up to RG were not similar to French Open conditions. Everyone looking to put a crown on her head wanted to look past that but there's a good reason she hasn't won the French Open in a decade.

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Re: I doubt if we ever see Serena Williams at Roland Garros again

I still think that she retires at the end of the year.
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I still think that she retires at the end of the year.
she said she would, but i think she'll wait until 2013 to see how it goes, and then she retires.


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she said she would, but i think she'll wait until 2013 to see how it goes, and then she retires.
When?

As for the OP while I don't think Serena will win Roland Garros again, she will of course come back. As her career moves on I think it may just serve as a warm-up for Wimbledon, but I doubt she'd ever boycott it completely.


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I do.. she put in A LOT of work for this one. I think she will see it as pointless. Her game is just not suited for this surface at all. She even pulled out of Rome to prepare for it. In hindsight, she probably should have continued that tournament even though she might have lost. I think that would have taken some pressure off from her being the favorite. Or she probably should not have played the tournament at all. When she pulled out of the match with Li, I knew that was the final kiss of death.
See I think her biggest mistake was playing Charleston/Madrid rather than Stuttgart. In hindsight I'm sure she regrets not giving herself more red clay prep.


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Serena still played Rome


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