Re: Why Do Players Say "I Have Nothing To Lose"?
As mentioned before, it relieves the pressure put on Serena to win. No matter her ranking, Serena is "expected" to win every match she plays. No one likes the feeling of being expected to win because it boils down to two outcomes.
1) She wins the match.
- Not very exciting, she was expected to win and she did.
2) She loses the match.
- Major upset, you should have won but you didn't.
Serena likes to make herself feel like she needs to work for her wins. And as long as there are players ranked above her, I think she will keep saying this when playing them.
That being said, I wish her luck in the final.