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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Serena's explanation...

Found this on yahoo.com regarding her loss to Justine at FCC:

"My whole game was 9,000 notches down," Williams said. "I can't be on my top level every day, and today's just one of those days I just didn't play well. I didn't serve well, I didn't return well. I didn't hit well."

Justine countered that Serena made mistakes because of Justine mixing it up
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 03:29 AM
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I didn't watch the match so I'm not too positive, but I'm sure Serena didn't play at her best (the straight set win over Serena!! No way she played her best or even close!!) But at the same time, I think Justine is also right saying she forced Serena into those unforced errors. It's not easy to stay in long rallies against Serena who hits so hard with acute angles. Justine must have retrieved really well. Well done, Justine. Hope you will continue this great form.
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People have already yapped about this in numerous threads... yadda yadda Serena's an arrogant bitch... yadda yadda stupid arguments.
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IMO Serena didn't play her best, part of that ..she was off, BUT a good portion of that was b/c of the variety of Justine's game.....Serena tends to have problems with players like Justine ....Period....
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Sure, Serena's an arrogant bitch but Venus is an Angel

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IMO Serena didn't play her best, part of that ..she was off, BUT a good portion of that was b/c of the variety of Justine's game.....Serena tends to have problems with players like Justine ....Period....
I agree! That is why she had such a hard time against Loit at the Aussie Open and why she owns Lindsay because Lindsay hits the ball nice and flat just the way she likes it.
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Mix it up and keep it deep. Run down shots she thinks aren't coming back. Get her to yell at the linesmen and say "fuck you." Yeah. That's the game plan.

That's Jen's problem against her too.... Jen hits flat.
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 03:53 AM
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Maybe she's tired again.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 03:55 AM
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That was a stupid thing to say disposable. It's obvious it was food poisoning.

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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 03:55 AM
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Get over it folks...she lost...blah blah blah

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Oh come on BK. Why shouldn't we enjoy it, even though Serena was 9,000 notches below her best?
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Oh come on BK. Why shouldn't we enjoy it, even though Serena was 9,000 notches below her best?
Actually I was more referring to the fact that this has already been discussed in another thread


and yes...i agree with you...rena was far below her best today

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wow people sure hate the truth. She played horrible. That's a fact. Justine did what she needed to win and no one refutes that. If you all think this is going to be the norm and not the exception more power to you. I think you're insane in the membrain but it's you're perogative.

Or maybe you need to hear. Serena played pretty good but Justine was just soo good Serena or any one could've beat her. If you think that I have some swamp land to sell you.
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Uh, watched the match a couple of hours ago on tape. When Serena was on she was blowing Henin off the court.

When she was off she couldn't keep the ball in play.

Henin had some decent points but she mainly kept the ball in play. There was no masterful "mixing it up" in her game. Strong deep shots while waiting for Mama Smash to implode.

And that's what happened, Serena blew it.

Everyone can blah blah blah all they want, Serena's still the best and Henin is still a good solid player.

Henin was the favorite to win the French last year, anyone remember that long ago?

Better that Serena lose now that in the Slam.

The Slams are all that matters.

If your fave's coach isn't Richard Williams, that's just her first problem...

I was there when the ALL BLACKS won the World Cup in 2011!!!

"I don't know that I changed all that much. They just found somebody worse." - Aging tennis bad boy Jimmy Connors, referring to John McEnroe, in 1984.

There can never be too many "Sister Slams!"
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post #15 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 04:09 AM
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It's the arrogant posts like the ones in leslie's thread that make this win so lovely.

But one thing is certain. Serena's days at number one are numbered. She has no way to go but down.
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