Williams fans: No Excuses
I and many people are very proud of the way Serena came back and almost came close to defeating the top contender on clay. This says a lot about her determination, fighting spirit, and will to win. She can definitely win Roland Garros again next year.
To my fellow Serena or Williams fans please don't taint Justine's victory. Whatever factors were involved Justine won the match. Popular belief is Williams, Serena, or Venus fans are unable to accept defeat of their fave or faves. Williams fans always have excuses whenever Serena or Venus lose. Williams fans always say it was Serena's or Venus's play which were the sole reason of their losses and not because of what the opponent did.
Plus, in any tic-for-tac response it is the Williams fans which are going to come out looking as the bad guy. We are already considered the bad guy anyway but the image will be reinforced.
One of the reasons that we are feeling the backlash from the other fan bases is due to statements from the usual few smack-talking Williams fans. "Justine doesn't have a chance. Serena is the guaranteed victor or champion. Serena lost in Charleston only because she was off that day. Nobody stands a chance with a Williams in a grand slam match." Unfortunately, the rest of us who didn't make such bold predictions have to hear it from the other posters or eat crow.
How about we talk about what Serena and Venus could do to improve their overall game including their game on clay? Serena will have to come up with some kind of strategy to defeat Justine on clay.
Mary Carillo and Mary Joe kept harping on the point of the need for Serena to improve her footwork in the setting up of shots and the moving into them.
What other suggestions of improvement does anybody else have?
Last edited by topspin; Jun 7th, 2003 at 04:26 PM.