Re: Safina: Serena must play full year to be real No. 1
Let's be honest here, since they started winning slams Venus and Serena have made a mockery of the #1 ranking. Over the arc of both their careers they both have rarely played more than 15 tournaments a year, yet still managed the top ranked players and win major titles and grand slams without the so called benefit of the #1 title. If you look back over the different periods where Serena held the #1 spot, she at most may have played 13 or 14 tournaments during that time frame. With their lucrative endorsement deals they've never really had to chase after prize money. I think Serena when she is healthy has the mind of a warrior and champion and deeply believes that she is the best player in the world regardless of the ranking beside her name. I don't think Serena has ever been intimidated by her opponents ranking, and she's got plenty of trophys to prove it. Azarenka may be the number 1 player based on points, but I think 99% of the players would rather face her in a slam final (or any final) than have to face Serena in a final. It has nothing to do with the number of tournaments a player plays, one of the reasons why Safina's career is OVER is because she overplayed in too many tournaments, its the same thing that's happening to Jankovic right now. Over playing just wears down a players body over time. Simple as that.
The bottom line is that there are a lot of players and a lot of haters who are jealous, yes I said JEALOUS, that Serena can simply play 13 tournaments in a year, win two Grand Slams, and the Olympic gold metal, while trashing the #1 and #2 players along the way, and still be within striking distance of being #1. Do you think that by calling Serena a "part-time" player that she gives a rats ass? LMFAO. She's been doing this for most of her professional career. Don't be mad that your favorite or the #1 player in the world can't beat a "part-time" player. LOL. But it does make the full time players who bitch about it look even worse.
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Last edited by spartanfan; Oct 5th, 2012 at 02:41 PM.