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Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

To break through at the tender age of 17, winning the USO, to winning Wimbledon and the Olympics back to back as a 30 year old veteran. Throughout all these years, winning the big titles, demolishing, fighting, scrapping her way to victories.

Even if she doesn't win the USO, to have a Wimbledon/Olympics/Charleston/Madrid/Stanford year is just phenomenal. Her game is still the best, and after all these years no one has taken that mantle from her. Sure she had brilliant rivals like Venus and Henin, but she's outlasted, and outshone them all.

Respect and admire while she's still here, folks.

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Re: Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

Here here! I completely agree. We are very lucky to be tennis fans while she is still playing. Awesome.
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Re: Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

One of the best ever. And clearly with some yesrs ahead of her to get more slams.

Actually she won everything.possible in tennis, except a International event

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Oh yeah she's very good I guess.
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I'm certainly going to miss her when she retires. Glad I was around to see her dominate.

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I think to compete with Serena you need to have different weapons, that's the reason Henin was a great rival. But most players use exactly the same scheme, and nobody is better than Serena playing that way (and she even have more tricks than the rest of hard hitters).
If she stays fit, she will be the one to beat
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It's been the Serena era in women's tennis.


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Not the biggest Serena fan but boy I have to , she is killing everyone at the min and I dont see any end in sight yet !!!
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Only the haters don't.
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Complete awe? Not me. Respect and admire her tennis, her career and her accomplishments? Without a doubt! Have been and still will be - even when she retires in 10 years or so.

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Re: Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

Yesterday before her match against Ana the U.S. commentators were going on and on about Serena's skills and accomplishments ad naseum and yes, it does get a little "over the top" with all the accolades, derserving of them as she might be...she still had some "ugly" moments of degrading herself and other officials...she's been dominant for sure and has exhibited the most power of any player in her era...but annointing her for "sainthood" ain't gonna happen!

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Re: Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

I am a big fan of Maria sharapova. I am in awe of Serena. I think she is playing better than I have ever seen, and I think she looks prettier this year than ever. Most people do not give Maria a chance to make it to the finals, but if she does, there is still a small chance she could beat Serena. If she manages to win a set, then the third set could be a classic, and, overall, for tennis it would be a good thing.

Probably the thing most likely, we will have still another reason to be in awe of Serena, Maria has accomplished a few things, herself, so if she gets past azarenka...you never know.
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Re: Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

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Yesterday before her match against Ana the U.S. commentators were going on and on about Serena's skills and accomplishments ad naseum and yes, it does get a little "over the top" with all the accolades, derserving of them as she might be...she still had some "ugly" moments of degrading herself and other officials...she's been dominant for sure and has exhibited the most power of any player in her era...but annointing her for "sainthood" ain't gonna happen!

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ok. i think you should have sent this to the commentators who got on your tits.

because this thread is about respecting serena's greatness as a player.

which i do. yay serena

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Let's just put it like this, there is Justine Bieber (I just threw up a little) who ... is hyped far beyond his talent.

Then you have Michael Jackson & that name speaks for itself, no hype needed at all.
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Yes! We are clearly not worthy. I praise her light as often as I can; we all should.
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Re: Is anyone just in complete awe of Serena Williams?

i am, with the crap she has put on top of herself and thats been put on top of her and yet still be able to achieve so much is something i can only envy
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