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Stefwhit
Apr 15th, 2004, 07:15 PM
OK.. the purpose of this thread is to simply spread love and share words of encouragement for Serena anytime she experiences any kind of setback (or hardship)- whether it's due to injury, a loss, or any other problems on or off court.

Stefwhit
Apr 15th, 2004, 07:18 PM
I'll start... Stay strong Serena and keep your spirits up. It's just a matter of time before your body has completly healed- hang in there kiddo'

Let's keep building on the forward momentum.... so good, so far....

Nobody's Perfecc
Apr 15th, 2004, 07:18 PM
Go Serena! Rest your knee properly(no partying!) and come back strong in Rome(or maybe Berlin)!

Diesel
Apr 15th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Get better, get well :)

Come back, restore order, dominate as usual :)

silverwhite
Apr 15th, 2004, 09:35 PM
Get well soon, Serena! Get that knee injury totally out of the way, and come back strong in Rome and the FO.

Kabezya
Apr 16th, 2004, 01:03 AM
We acquire the strength we have overcome.

There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. We've all seen that Serena's foundation is not in the physcial matter but in the spirit and she'll only come back stronger!

SJW
Apr 16th, 2004, 03:22 PM
i don't wanna see you back until you promise not to go away with injury again :lol:

seriously babe, get healthy, keep ya head up, and can't wait to see you back on court :kiss:

DeDe4925
Apr 18th, 2004, 03:55 AM
Get some rest babygirl. There's a long road ahead and we all want you healthy and ready to kick some ass. Especially Justine's at the French.

Stefwhit
May 16th, 2004, 07:18 AM
If there is such a thing as a "good loss" then i guess Serena's loss to Jen comes really close to that.

Truth be told, I was a little nervous about Rena playing Jenn. Serena tends to bring the best out in Jennifer (in terms of her fighting spirit). Even when Serena's at her best and routinely blowing everyone off the court, Jennifer usually plays her tough enough to push her to three and can hang with her to make it close.

In terms of what this win could have meant to both players, I think Jennifer definitely gets more from this win than Serena would have got. And in some wayz this might be a blessin' for Serena. We don't want her to go into the French and under estimate the competition. A loss usually helps to put things in perspective, not to mention it adds fire to the motivation- which is alwayz a good thing... Serena at least got a chance to gage how her game is and has enough time to tweek things in time for the French.

I really hope Jennifer can follow up her big win with another big win against MoMo. If she does manage to win that would mean that each Tier 1 this season would have been won by a different player and it will make things that much more interesting going into the French.

TIER 1 Events
Toray Pan Pacific- Lindsay
Pacific Life Open- Justine
Nasdaq 100- SERENA
Family Circle Cup- Venus
German Open- Mauresmo
Rome- ??

silverwhite
May 16th, 2004, 11:05 AM
I agree, Stefwhit. I'm really glad that Serena sounded positive in her interview. She knows she has to work on her serve and other parts of her game, but she believes she can fix them before RG.

bandabou
May 16th, 2004, 01:29 PM
Despite the loss, I´m still happy with the form Serena displayed. If she was match-tougher I think she could have won in straigths, because obviously she didn´t capitalize on the bp opportunities and that was that....but still looked good in the rallies and she was patient. Now go work out some little things and you should be fine, babygirl!

LindsayRocks89
May 17th, 2004, 12:28 AM
i just first want to say that i'm so happy serena is playing again, you did great this week getting to the semis of Rome, and you overall didn't play that bad for not having much match play, your top form will come back the more you play, so just be patient and good things will come :bounce: Good luck in Paris!

Stefwhit
May 20th, 2004, 06:12 AM
I love all the positivity... I have a feeling our positivity is going to be rewarded very soon... thinkin' good thoughts...

FRENCH and WIMBY... coming up!!!

Marcus1979
May 20th, 2004, 06:15 AM
The loss in Rome was just a minor setback.

Remember in 2002 when she won the US Open she lost to Rubin at Los Angeles and never played again for the rest of the American Summer until the US Open.

Stefwhit
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:08 AM
I'm hopeful that this is one of last times we have to bump this thread back up...lol.

When you consider that this was her very first Slam since coming back from injury and that she lost to a player that routinely takes her to three sets- even when she's at her best, the loss to Jenn today is respectable.

On the positive side of things:

-she improved her effort in Rome by at least extending the match to three sets (proof she's getting better...OK I might be strechin' things a bit here...:lol: )
-before the ranis came down Serena had seemingly refocussed and put herself in a good position to win the match....again, before the rain.:rain:
-Missery loves company- and Serena's loss is just one of many surprises today. When you consider this year's WHACKY French, Serena lossing in the QF's is not the biggest headline.
-After about 9 months off from the slams, Serena returns to her first on her least favorite surface and makes it to the QF's
-Things could be a lot worse.... Amelie Mauresmo (nuttin' else left to say):tape:

silverwhite
Jun 2nd, 2004, 04:41 AM
Hope so... Go Serena! Defend your Wimby crown! :bounce:

Diesel
Jun 2nd, 2004, 05:37 AM
Serena will be back full force!

bandabou
Jun 2nd, 2004, 08:52 PM
Yep...many positive things in that loss. Serena was partially in control in the second and must say that without the rain-delay she probably wins that match. So it´s good...clay is still clay for Serena. Now go work on that serve girl and you should be fine at Wimbledon....and after that it´s all about adding the points!!

Kabezya
Jun 4th, 2004, 07:23 AM
I honestly feel Serena is going to come back stronger and more motivated than before. I do feel her loss at Roland Garros was a jolt, another wake up of sorts and we all know losing isn't a quality that a winner has on their resume. Faith is always in Serena's corner, but I think now she's fully joined in on the ride and that leaves me more confident than I've been since her return.

bandabou
Jun 10th, 2004, 10:00 AM
Good luck in Wimbledon, babygirl! Go for that three-peat!

DeDe4925
Jun 11th, 2004, 09:46 PM
Kick ass and take names on the way to the title baby girl. You still have it in you. I hope you come into Wimby focused and hungry. All the way Serena. :bounce: :bounce:

Aquanetta
Jun 14th, 2004, 02:18 AM
The one thing that I accepted long time ago being a Serena fan or even a Venus fan is that there will be ups and downs. I get worried but both of them always manage to come back and remind us how special they are even when we starting having doubts about them. I want them to win everything of course but they're human. The thing that always makes me smile is that in every tournament they play we know that one of them can win it. We're lucky fans cause not many fans can say that.

Stefwhit
Jul 27th, 2004, 01:22 AM
The one thing that I accepted long time ago being a Serena fan or even a Venus fan is that there will be ups and downs. I get worried but both of them always manage to come back and remind us how special they are even when we starting having doubts about them. I want them to win everything of course but they're human. The thing that always makes me smile is that in every tournament they play we know that one of them can win it. We're lucky fans cause not many fans can say that.
I agree!!! Being a fan means you take that ride with them through their highs and lows, and while "Camp-Serena" has experienced more losses than normal if this period of solid play and good results is actually a "low" then we as fans are trully LUCKY...

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 4th, 2005, 05:15 PM
It's time to dust this 'thread' off the shelf and throw some love Serena's way. When it comes to injuries Serena's the undisputed Queen and it just breaks my heart. I'm hopeful that this is a minor injury and by the time Miami comes around she'll be 100% fit and ready to go!

Kabezya
Mar 4th, 2005, 05:46 PM
Love the bump. I woke up wondering what went on and found out Serena lost, but due to inujury and that is just the worst thing. Here are to positive thoughts her way to recover and come back stronger. Serena started off this year on such a high note and I want it to continue that way.

vettipooh
Mar 4th, 2005, 06:08 PM
here's wishing Serena all the best for Miami. Really glad now that she does not play IW. Two weeks to rest that shoulder is good. sorry her Dubai run had to end in injury.:sad:

Diesel
Mar 4th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Rest is good. Recuperation - Go Serena!

Becool
Mar 4th, 2005, 09:13 PM
:worship:
Get healthy dear!! :) :bounce: :bounce:

StarDuvallGrant
Mar 4th, 2005, 09:58 PM
:clap2: will always be positive :)

lienie18
Mar 20th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Hi guys what do you think of the Williamses quotes on Kim in my signature? Pretty nice words of them huh? Kim also mentioned she called Serena when her sister died & that Serena e-mailed her when she was injured. So I guess they get along well? :angel:

Stamp Paid
Mar 20th, 2005, 07:10 PM
Serena, I LOVE YOU, LETS DO IT!

Craigy
Mar 20th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Hi guys what do you think of the Williamses quotes on Kim in my signature? Pretty nice words of them huh? Kim also mentioned she called Serena when her sister died & that Serena e-mailed her when she was injured. So I guess they get along well? :angel:
wow i cant believe richard williams said that about her. Thats probably one of the nicest things ive heard him say lol! WIN MIAMI SERENA!!!!

Kabezya
Mar 21st, 2005, 07:27 AM
Hi guys what do you think of the Williamses quotes on Kim in my signature? Pretty nice words of them huh? Kim also mentioned she called Serena when her sister died & that Serena e-mailed her when she was injured. So I guess they get along well? :angel:


:sad: It's making me all teary eyed. I really like when the players have an appreciation for one another so that really rocks. Kim does make it that much easier doesn't she? Thank you for sharing the quotes with us :)

lienie18
Mar 21st, 2005, 09:09 AM
wow i cant believe richard williams said that about her. Thats probably one of the nicest things ive heard him say lol! WIN MIAMI SERENA!!!!

Actually he said it twice, also in an other interview, there he said that she is the sweetest girl he knows & that they (the williams family) really miss her (when she was injured). She is like the only player that chats with him & is always nice to him. that's our kimmie :angel:

Diesel
Mar 21st, 2005, 01:19 PM
:kiss: Serena :clap2:

RenaSlam.
Mar 23rd, 2005, 01:49 AM
Serena, BELIEVE in yourself, you will do this.

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 30th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Well she just lost to her Big sis... I couldn't get myself to watch the match, I have no interest in seeing Serena lose and I'm not comforted at all knowing that she lost to Venus. To me this loss hurts just as much as any other loss would. I think the match between the two of them obviously meant a lot more to Venus, she has so much more to proove at this stage of her career. I hope Venus can at least make it to the finals, then I hope my Kimmie will avenge Serena's loss- but I DEFINITELY want Venus to beat SHARAPOVA...

As for my beloved Serena, if you had to lose at Miami, better to Venus than to Maria... I've felt that Serena was 'off' the whole tournament, a little rest, some foot speed drills, and some practice on her serve and I'm sure she'll be back to holding up trophies in no time. Best of luck to Serena at Amelia Island!!

tennisjunky
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:58 AM
serena saves her best for the slams, i have a good feeling about the french this year. don't worry about the other tournaments too much. serena has her eye on the prize and she won't disapoint, she never does.

StarDuvallGrant
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:33 AM
Serena will come out swinging and put things back in order like she did at the AO.

Marcus1979
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:54 AM
what the top 15 are defending in the clay season


Lindsay Davenport
Amelia Island (353)
Charleston (93)
Strasbourg (136)
Roland Garros (122)
Total: 704

Amelie Mauresmo
Amelia Island (284)
Warsaw (64)
Berlin (394)
Rome (451)
Roland Garros (256)
Total: 1449

Maria Sharapova
Berlin (72)
Rome (89)
Roland Garros (250)
Total: 411

Serena Williams
Amelia Island (79)
Charleston (44)
Rome (184)
Roland Garros (210)
Total: 517

Elena Dementieva
Amelia Island (1)
Charleston (50)
Berlin (46)
Rome (1)
Roland Garros (842)
Total: 940

Anastasia Myskina
Berlin (85)
Rome (1)
Roland Garros (1040)
Total: 1126

Svetlana Kuznetsova
Warsaw (199)
Berlin (137)
Rome (128)
Roland Garros (106)
Total: 570

Alicia Molik
Amelia Island (41)
Charleston (1)
Rome (1)
Vienne (117)
Roland Garros (2)
Total: 162

Venus Williams
Charleston (374)
Warsaw (311)
Berlin (286)
Roland Garros (274)
Total: 1245

Jennifer Capriati
Charleston (52)
Berlin (210)
Rome (353)
Roland Garros (478)
Total: 1093

Vera Zvonareva
Amelia Island (87)
Charleston (102)
Warsaw (113)
Berlin (29)
Rome (188)
Roland Garros (80)
Total: 599

Nadia Petrova
Amelia Island (177)
Charleston (87)
Berlin (52)
Rome (1)
Roland Garros (68)
Total: 385

Patty Schnyder
Amelia Island (37)
Charleston (247)
Warsaw (27)
Berlin (56)
Rome (35)
Roland Garros (52)
Total: 454

Nathalie Dechy
Charleston (1)
Berlin (33)
Rome (35)
Roland Garros (2)
Total: 71

Elena Bovina
Charleston (14)
Warsaw (33)
Berlin (27)
Rome (1)
Roland Garros (72)
Total: 147

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:33 AM
what the top 15 are defending this clay season

Lindsay Davenport
Amelia Island (353)
Charleston (93)
Strasbourg (136)
Roland Garros (122)
Total: 704

Amelie Mauresmo
Amelia Island (284)
Warsaw (64)
Berlin (394)
Rome (451)
Roland Garros (256)
Total: 1449

Maria Sharapova
Berlin (72)
Rome (89)
Roland Garros (250)
Total: 411

Serena Williams
Amelia Island (79)
Charleston (44)
Rome (184)
Roland Garros (210)
Total: 517
.....
Serena's in really good shape. Not having too many points to defend gives her a chance to make up the difference (in points) for not winning Miami. She can put herself in position to make a serious run toward the number one spot. The players that are of the most interest are MoMo, LindZ, and Sharapova. Unfortunately, Sharapova is an even a better position to add on, and increase her already growing lead over Serena. I have a hunch that Serena wont do much in the way of points until the slams- I honestly have a gut feeling that 2 of the next 3 are hers- just don't know which ones...

Serendy Willick
Apr 5th, 2005, 07:21 PM
Serena's in really good shape. Not having too many points to defend gives her a chance to make up the difference (in points) for not winning Miami. She can put herself in position to make a serious run toward the number one spot. The players that are of the most interest are MoMo, LindZ, and Sharapova. Unfortunately, Sharapova is an even a better position to add on, and increase her already growing lead over Serena. I have a hunch that Serena wont do much in the way of points until the slams- I honestly have a gut feeling that 2 of the next 3 are hers- just don't know which ones...


If I had to pick it has to be Wimby and US Open (we HAVE to repay M#$@! for that loss last year). Serena really cant do much in the way of points until the slams. Amelia Islands field isnt littered with many top seeds, she can play Germany, but with th IO, she has semifinal points to defend. If Serena wins the French and Wimbeldon, and loses the US Open (if she does lose, I hope it will be to Kim)

Diesel
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:17 AM
I really want Serena to make up those points. I'm straight up pulling for those slams. Go for it babe!

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 9th, 2005, 05:42 PM
Poor baby... our beloved Serena rolled over on her ankle yesterday and was forced to retire....

SENDING OUT LOVE AND SPEEDY RECOVERY WISHES... speakin' of wishes, I wish Serena had her own personal injury angel- she sure could use one to protect her!!!

Serendy Willick
Apr 11th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Get well soon Ree.

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Here's to wishin' Serena good health and great results for the remaining portion of the year!!!! Gotta stay positive and strong- just like your fans!!!!

Kabezya
Jun 27th, 2005, 10:15 PM
Here's to wishin' Serena good health and great results for the remaining portion of the year!!!! Gotta stay positive and strong- just like your fans!!!!

Exactly :)

Becool
Jun 27th, 2005, 11:27 PM
Get Well sweetie :sad: :Sad: :Sad:

Lita's Ex
Jun 28th, 2005, 11:15 AM
Staying positive is no problem for me because I'm a Serena fan throuhg thick and thin. :rocker2:

Craigy
Jun 28th, 2005, 01:10 PM
I wish i could talk to serena....... :sad:

Serendy Willick
Jun 28th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Her father said on the BBC that Serena is in "worst shape than him":mad: :sad: :eek: :sad: :sad:. I hope that our girl can pull it together to make a run at the US Open:sad: :sad: :sad:

AkademiQ
Jun 29th, 2005, 01:33 AM
Serena will be back. She's too competitive. It's one of her best features.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 29th, 2005, 06:00 AM
Serena we love you, and we know you'll be back in no time.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:04 PM
Time to dust this thread off the shelves and throw some luck and good vibes Serena's way- she sure can use a break from all the injuries. Health has been the major issue for the last two years and if she can't get well physically great things will happen.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!!!

serenafan08
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:13 PM
I agree Stefwhit. Serena needs some positivity, big time. We can't lose hope for her. She's got a couple of weeks before the US Open starts, so hopefully she'll use the time wisely to get the strength back in her legs. She's still got some weight to lose, but she's made great progress. Everything is going to be alright. Serena is a great fighter, and that's something that can't be injured. Come back strong baby girl - we love you!! :bounce:

Staticbeef
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:14 PM
I agree Stefwhit. Serena needs some positivity, big time. We can't lose hope for her. She's got a couple of weeks before the US Open starts, so hopefully she'll use the time wisely to get the strength back in her legs. She's still got some weight to lose, but she's made great progress. Everything is going to be alright. Serena is a great fighter, and that's something that can't be injured. Come back strong baby girl - we love you!! :bounce:


Yup, as usual, Sir Steffwith is right. :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: Calling all very Excellent Rena fans, drop by and give a shoutout, We love you Rena, got your back, anytime anywhere, anyhoooo :hearts:

ampers&
Aug 18th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Rena, stay positive and come back strong!
We have faith in you!
You're the best fighter in this game and we are sure you'll come back ON FIRE!!!
We'll miss you while you're gone but we know you'll be back when you're ready!!!
BEST WISHES, GIRL!!!

:worship: Serena Williams:The Queen Shall Return:worship:

Stamp Paid
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:30 AM
Cmon Serena, get well fast!!

RenaSlam.
Aug 19th, 2005, 02:31 AM
Cmon Serena, get well fast!!

I second that! Rest up, babe. :drool: :hearts: :drool: :hearts:

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 19th, 2005, 06:34 AM
Rena, stay positive and come back strong!
We have faith in you!
You're the best fighter in this game and we are sure you'll come back ON FIRE!!!
We'll miss you while you're gone but we know you'll be back when you're ready!!!
BEST WISHES, GIRL!!!

:worship: Serena Williams:The Queen Shall Return:worship:

:yeah: stated so nicely.

tennisbum79
Aug 19th, 2005, 08:37 PM
Under No Circumstance, Do NOT Consider returning unless...

You have your doctor, physical therapist/trainer, coach approval
AND

You feel 100% healthy
AND

You feel like your training and practice have satisfied the serena-standard match play readiness. This would avoid premature return, which itself may lead to sub-par performance or re-injury and further setback.
The US Open is around the corner, please DO NOT make it a priority in your come back plan. Of course there will be pressure from many corners to have you back in NYC. Pressure from the press, WTA officials, some of your fans, but also your eagerness to come back and satisfy all the tennis fans around the world who have become accustomed to the excitement your personality and explosive game bring to the event.

My advice, block ALL that out of your mind, relax, and start the rehabilitation process at the normal, doctor recommended pace. Do not let your judgement be clouded by the short term satisfaction of anybody or entity.
It may be tempting to come back before you are ready, do not do it.
Nothing is worth your health and career.
Think long term about your career and legacy.

Remember what you told Katie Couric after your first US Open, and this is not an exact quote but it conveys the general idea:
" I don't just want to be known as another tennis player, I want to make history and be remembered as someone who left her mark on tennis."

Sure you've already accomplished a lot, but we, the fans know that you are commited to do even more. And we support you and are behind you 100%.

Please get well and we will eagerly, but patiently wait for your triumphant return

ampers&
Aug 19th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Under No Circumstance, Do NOT Consider returning unless...

You have your doctor, physical therapist/trainer, coach approval
AND

You feel 100% healthy
AND

You feel like your training and practice have satisfied the serena-standard match play readiness. This would avoid premature return, which itself may lead to sub-par performance or re-injury and further setback.
The US Open is around the corner, please DO NOT make it a priority in your come back plan. Of course there will be pressure from many corners to have you back in NYC. Pressure from the press, WTA officials, some of your fans, but also your eagerness to come back and satisfy all the tennis fans around the world who have become accustomed to the excitement your personality and explosive game bring to the event.

My advice, block ALL that out of your mind, relax, and start the rehabilitation process at the normal, doctor recommended pace. Do not let your judgement be clouded by the short term satisfaction of anybody or entity.
It may be tempting to come back before you are ready, do not do it.
Nothing is worth your health and career.
Think long term about your career and legacy.

Remember what you told Katie Couric after your first US Open, and this is not an exact quote but it conveys the general idea:
" I don't just want to be known as another tennis player, I want to make history and be remembered as someone who left her mark on tennis."

Sure you've already accomplished a lot, but we, the fans know that you are commited to do even more. And we support you and are behind you 100%.

Please get well and we will eagerly, but patiently wait for your triumphant return
:rolleyes:
Did we really need the lecture???
Did you not read the rest of the posts in this thread???
Can you not see the difference in your post vs. the others??

tennisjunky
Aug 20th, 2005, 07:06 AM
once venus said she can feel the love coming to her from all her fans around the world. hope serena knows how much she means to her fans. the sport of tennis is great but with no serena there's a huge void and just not the same. but the most important thing is her health, health first.

tennisbum79
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:58 PM
:rolleyes:
Did we really need the lecture???
Did you not read the rest of the posts in this thread???
Can you not see the difference in your post vs. the others??

Look, this thread is supposed to stay positive.
Serena has fans from different countries and cultures, therefore the
encouragement posts will reflect each counry/culture way.
Some will be short, others will be deep, evoking her inner strength.

So please calm down, tolerate diverse ways of doing things and stay positive.

tennisbum79
Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:39 PM
Fans and non-fans alike miss you.
Non-fans did not know what they had until they lost it.

All are waiting for your return

Diesel
Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:48 AM
once venus said she can feel the love coming to her from all her fans around the world. hope serena knows how much she means to her fans. the sport of tennis is great but with no serena there's a huge void and just not the same. but the most important thing is her health, health first.

There really is a big void when Serena isn't there. That something is missing. I agree with you the most important thing is her health no matter how much I want to see her play the Open.

-VSR-
Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:13 AM
Serena will def. bounce back, and I hope it is soon. She really looks like she wants to train, and become fit again. I think she will want a great showing at the US Open to show all those ppl where to put it that doubted her. But she really needs to stay healthy and fit. So please dont play in hurt, or if she does play pull out once you feel ANY pain. We cannot suffer for too long without Serena!

Black Mamba.
Aug 23rd, 2005, 05:22 PM
I still don't understand how people could doubt Serena or claim she is in a decline. She already won a major this year which is more than most of the players on tour. Her demise and decline is greatly exaggerated.

ampers&
Aug 23rd, 2005, 07:12 PM
I still don't understand how people could doubt Serena or claim she is in a decline. She already won a major this year which is more than most of the players on tour. Her demise and decline is greatly exaggerated.
Ain’t that the truth.
Is she unfit? Absolutely
Is she unhealthy? Absolutely
Is she lacking confidence? Absolutely

Her lack of superb play is attributed to all these things.
Injuries have slowed down her recovery process. She’s been unsure of her game since at least the Italian Open. Do ya’ll remember her saying something like “Normally, I expect to win in 2 easy sets, but now I just go out and hope for the best...” on V&S: Keep it Real???

She’s has lost confidence in her ability to just win matches on pure will alone. But it’s obvious that she has been putting forth an effort to regain her old form. She has lost weight since Wimbledon, and there is footage of her doing strenuous workouts.
It’s only a matter of time before it pays off. But she needs to take her time. Returning early to shut doubters up is a bad move.

Wait until she’s back at 100%. She’ll beat everyone handily. No matter what anyone says, a Serena at 100% is a league of her own. NOBODY can touch her. I can’t wait until her return of dominance. All the haters will STFU then.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 23rd, 2005, 07:30 PM
I just hope she doesn't let all the "talk" get into her head. Serena's always been good about not letting that happen and I hope it stays that way. Let's not forget she is human, so the pottential for a little self doubt to be exagerated by the media's doubt is more than likely. In any event the "cure" for Serena is time. With time she'll get her groove back, and just think if Serena winning a slam means she's in decline- we as fans, could definitely live with that!!!- if only all players could decline as fashionably!!!

Diesel
Aug 23rd, 2005, 08:28 PM
It is unfortunate that Serena is put to a different standard that any other player. The price of success? Perhaps but I wish her the best and that she gets on that Serena like road we all know she is capable of.

Denise4925
Aug 26th, 2005, 10:29 PM
Serena, I believe in you. I always have and I always will. I will stay positive, even through the criticisms of your decisions by pessimistic fans. I believe in you. I believe in you, because you believe in yourself. Whatever your decision, whatever happens, I will support and defend you. As ever stay true to yourself.

Stamp Paid
Aug 27th, 2005, 01:22 AM
Its hard to stay positive with that bastard tennisbum spamming up every Serena thread, but I will remain loyal. ALWAYS.

Gogo123
Aug 27th, 2005, 04:57 AM
Serena, I believe in you. I always have and I always will. I will stay positive, even through the criticisms of your decisions by pessimistic fans. I believe in you. I believe in you, because you believe in yourself. Whatever your decision, whatever happens, I will support and defend you. As ever stay true to yourself.
^^^ what Denise said...

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:02 PM
Today's loss was hard... I'm still dealing with it. Not too much to say except for the obvious:

I still love the girl!
I still believe in the girl!
She will rise again!

To say I’m devastated doesn’t quite sum my emotional state up appropriately, I’m simply crushed. This year has been a rather tough one for my beloved Serena. You can’t quite say it’s been bad, although that isn’t too far off from truth- any year you win a slam has to be considered, at worse, an ok year. It’s just sad seeing Serena not live up to her enormous potential. I won’t doubt her when she says she’s been working hard, but obviously she’s going to need to step it up another notch.

Serena’s my heart, so I wont be giving up on her. I’m just not accustomed to seeing her struggle- even when she took 8 months off she didn’t struggle like she has been lately. I can accept a loss, they happen to the best of em’, but Serena’s losing to freakin’ nobodies- those take a little longer to digest.

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:09 PM
I'm gutted right now, I don't know what to say. I'm really disappointed. I thought she would win here or at the very least a SF. Who is the Tian Sun chick??? :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:43 PM
:eek: This my first hearing of this. Oh noooo. :sad: Well, the woodrats will be out in full force.

Kabezya
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:58 PM
I'm disappointed right now. If Serena's ankle and her knee is still a problem maybe the best thing would have been for her to not be on the court for a bit until it healed in the necessary way. It doesn't seem like Serena playing and not playing well does her any service. Let alone the fact that the ankle or knee will be the reason for the loss after the fact. Serena comes in fine and then the knee/ankle is an issue. Rest, rehabilitation and fitness doesn't sound too bad to me. Regardless of what will happen to Serena's ranking, I'd be more positive having Serena fight back to the top as healthy and fit as she can be so her state matches her fight and full potential we all know is there.

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:59 PM
People love to kick Serena when she's down, that's why it's cool we've got this forum. This loss hurts, but it helps to lessen the pain a tad bit knowing I'm not going through this alone. It's not the end of the world, unexpected defeats will happen regardless.

Serena stated that she's focused on working hard to get back to the top- and we shouldn't doubt her resolve because of this loss. As I said in another post, I think this loss will only further motivate her.

No matter what, they can't take her Australian Open title away from her- and considering what the rest of her year has been like, I appreciate that win even more.

I'm ok with Serena taking off the rest of the season and continuing to do the right things off court which will make her a more formidable contender in 2006. How many people are lucky enough to say that in their favorite player's worse season ever they won a slam??

Keep the chins up and don't engage the enemy, they're looking to cause trouble and bring us down- Don't give em' the satisfaction!

Denise4925
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:06 PM
People love to kick Serena when she's down, that's why it's cool we've got this forum. This loss hurts, but it helps to lessen the pain a tad bit knowing I'm not going through this alone. It's not the end of the world, unexpected defeats will happen regardless.

Serena stated that she's focused on working hard to get back to the top- and we shouldn't doubt her resolve because of this loss. As I said in another post, I think this loss will only further motivate her.

No matter what, they can't take her Australian Open title away from her- and considering what the rest of her year has been like, I appreciate that win even more.

I'm ok with Serena taking off the rest of the season and continuing to do the right things off court which will make her a more formidable contender in 2006. How many people are lucky enough to say that in their favorite player's worse season ever they won a slam??

Keep the chins up and don't engage the enemy, they're looking to cause trouble and bring us down- Don't give em' the satisfaction!
You're right and I will be staying out of those threads. I have more dire concerns right now anyway. Hurrican Rita is a category 4 and building to a 5 right now and is about to hit the Texas Gulf Coast. My neice and her family (husband and three small boys) are still there. I just talked to her and she said they were going to evacuate tonight and come here to San Antonio. Please pray for them you guys.

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:10 PM
I'm on it!!! Definitely will be praying for your family and all the other families in that area.

What's up with all these hurricanes?!?! Is that typical or are they having an unusual amount of activity. I'm in Cali so naturally I don't know to much about hurricanes. I'm used to Florida having a few small ones and maybe one big one every other year, but I thought that was the extent of hurricanes in the States- looks like I was wrong.

pigam
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:24 PM
You're right and I will be staying out of those threads. I have more dire concerns right now anyway. Hurrican Rita is a category 4 and building to a 5 right now and is about to hit the Texas Gulf Coast. My neice and her family (husband and three small boys) are still there. I just talked to her and she said they were going to evacuate tonight and come here to San Antonio. Please pray for them you guys.
I will. this really puts every loss by every tennisplayr ever into perspective doesn't it?

Still, I saked this question in GM but it maybe isn't the appropriate time and certainly not place to do so. What is the latest official/reliable news on Serena's injury (if she has one, but I'm almost certain she has).
I mean, should she rest or should she work out to strenghten her muscles, ankle, knee, ... :confused: Resting is good and you have to if you have to but it's not good for the confidence! I really hope she will be back to rovide great rivalries (with you know who ;) next year or in the following months :yeah:

Denise4925
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:24 PM
I'm on it!!! Definitely will be praying for your family and all the other families in that area.

What's up with all these hurricanes?!?! Is that typical or are they having an unusual amount of activity. I'm in Cali so naturally I don't know to much about hurricanes. I'm used to Florida having a few small ones and maybe one big one every other year, but I thought that was the extent of hurricanes in the States- looks like I was wrong.
Well, this is hurricane season, but I've never seen two big ones, one after the other like this.

Staticbeef
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:31 PM
You're right and I will be staying out of those threads. I have more dire concerns right now anyway. Hurrican Rita is a category 4 and building to a 5 right now and is about to hit the Texas Gulf Coast. My neice and her family (husband and three small boys) are still there. I just talked to her and she said they were going to evacuate tonight and come here to San Antonio. Please pray for them you guys.

For sure, Denise. I have been doing a lot of praying lately, and cant see nothing but good coming from it. It seems like Serena fans are the most disliked at most sites, people love to hate her, what that usually signifies is "FEAR" and they should fear her, because if the truth be told, Serena Jamica Williams is still the Baddest mother in the Valley, this is something we all know, no one has caught up with her or her game. Get healthy baby girl, they cry and moan but a healthy Serena still strikes fear in the heart of the ones that know and the ones that don't, well they are the ones trying to bait us with their childish insults and hopes, lol, good luck, as the General said, we have a grand slam under our belts in 2005, only 3 other players can say that.

tennisjunky
Sep 21st, 2005, 06:56 PM
I'm disappointed right now. If Serena's ankle and her knee is still a problem maybe the best thing would have been for her to not be on the court for a bit until it healed in the necessary way. It doesn't seem like Serena playing and not playing well does her any service. Let alone the fact that the ankle or knee will be the reason for the loss after the fact. Serena comes in fine and then the knee/ankle is an issue. Rest, rehabilitation and fitness doesn't sound too bad to me. Regardless of what will happen to Serena's ranking, I'd be more positive having Serena fight back to the top as healthy and fit as she can be so her state matches her fight and full potential we all know is there.
i agree. rest and rehabilitation is what is needed most. everything else will come in time.

Stamp Paid
Sep 21st, 2005, 07:36 PM
You're right and I will be staying out of those threads. I have more dire concerns right now anyway. Hurrican Rita is a category 4 and building to a 5 right now and is about to hit the Texas Gulf Coast. My neice and her family (husband and three small boys) are still there. I just talked to her and she said they were going to evacuate tonight and come here to San Antonio. Please pray for them you guys.

Done.:wavey:

Kabezya
Sep 21st, 2005, 08:04 PM
Resting is good and you have to if you have to but it's not good for the confidence!

Sometimes I feel as if this does have an impact on Serena continuing to play when she's not 100%. Serena's fighting ability and passion have never been questioned, but certainly her body and fitness as of late have. A connection is definitely made with how you feel physically affecting how you feel emotionally tied in with confidence. Her knee/ankle seems to be something that has bothered her throughout this whole year and I have to wonder the severity of the problem. I would personally like for her to rest and rehabilitate, but with Justine wasn't the word that the doctor said time off wouldn't necessarily help her circumstances? Serena and her camp of course know the true depth of the situation but it begs to question what she's being told and what the experts in her camp feel is best even with the result she's getting like today.

I just don't know but I wish Serena the best and I know she'll be back with time.

tennisjunky
Sep 21st, 2005, 08:05 PM
for better or for worse- SERENA WILLIAMS!

Denise4925
Sep 21st, 2005, 09:32 PM
Sometimes I feel as if this does have an impact on Serena continuing to play when she's not 100%. Serena's fighting ability and passion have never been questioned, but certainly her body and fitness as of late have. A connection is definitely made with how you feel physically affecting how you feel emotionally tied in with confidence. Her knee/ankle seems to be something that has bothered her throughout this whole year and I have to wonder the severity of the problem. I would personally like for her to rest and rehabilitate, but with Justine wasn't the word that the doctor said time off wouldn't necessarily help her circumstances? Serena and her camp of course know the true depth of the situation but it begs to question what she's being told and what the experts in her camp feel is best even with the result she's getting like today.

I just don't know but I wish Serena the best and I know she'll be back with time.
That's the very reason I'm not speculating on what she should do, because I just don't know. Whatever it is, I hope it's what's best for her and her career.

PaulieM
Sep 21st, 2005, 10:40 PM
feel better soon serena. get yourself back on track and i'll be waiting here to support you when you come back. :hug:
denise, i'll be thinking about your family and all the people who are going to be affected by the hurricane. :hug:

Denise4925
Sep 21st, 2005, 10:44 PM
Thanks Stef, Static, Justin and Paulie :hug:

Diesel
Sep 21st, 2005, 11:44 PM
Serena will get back on track. She didn't start winning overnight and become the champion she is now in one day. Time will show what she's been doing and the fighter that Serena is I think we'll be seeing the positives soon enough.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 22nd, 2005, 01:25 AM
Serena should keep playing this year, as long as it doesn't make her injury worse. She needs matches...even if she is Serena. I personally think last year....her march to the finals at the YEC gave her the confidence that propelled her to victory at the AO. Keep playing Rena, even if you might lose early again.

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:19 AM
Just wanted throw some positive vibes Serena's way... here's to hoping all's with Serena knee and any other physical ailments she's dealt with in the past.

Denise4925
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Me too Tony.

BTW, WHERE'S PAULIEM these days?

Staticbeef
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:47 PM
:bounce: You do your thingy in Oz, Rena. Your fan base is intact and rooting for nothing less than total victory :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ampers&
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:50 PM
BTW, WHERE'S PAULIEM these days?
probably stalking Roger probably busy with school.

Denise4925
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:51 PM
probably stalking Roger probably busy with school.
:lol:

Hey Static, do your dream stuff and work your magic, sweetie. :kiss:

Staticbeef
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:55 PM
:lol:

Hey Static, do your dream stuff and work your magic, sweetie. :kiss:
Yup, I try hard to be a Shaman, but no-one takes me seriously, I am always dreaming stuff, most of it X Rated. :wavey: :kiss: :hearts:

Denise4925
Jan 13th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Yup, I try hard to be a Shaman, but no-one takes me seriously, I am always dreaming stuff, most of it X Rated. :wavey: :kiss: :hearts:
:lol: Well get your mind out of the gutter and on Rena and Vee at the AO :p I may have put that the wrong way, but you know what I mean. :lol:

Staticbeef
Jan 13th, 2006, 04:05 PM
:lol: Well get your mind out of the gutter and on Rena and Vee at the AO :p I may have put that the wrong way, but you know what I mean. :lol:

Yup, you know I do. Back to work, working my Maaaaaaaaaaaaaajik, hooooo doooooooo for the sisters :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :sport: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

Stamp Paid
Jan 13th, 2006, 04:08 PM
I'm always positive for my future wife.

http://www.news.com.au/files/williams-fiona400.jpg

Oh Jesus... :drool: :drool:

Staticbeef
Jan 13th, 2006, 04:12 PM
I'm always positive for my future wife.

http://www.news.com.au/files/williams-fiona400.jpg

Oh Jesus... :drool: :drool:

:shrug: See denise, this is why it is so hardfor me to keep my mind on the job :lick:

Denise4925
Jan 13th, 2006, 04:13 PM
:shrug: See denise, this is why it is so hardfor me to keep my mind on the job :lick:
:haha: Stay focused on the job Static.

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 20th, 2006, 12:29 PM
Cheer up my fellow Serena fans!

Hey, it's not all bad newz. I was planning a trip this year to Australia to catch Serena in action. Unexpectedly I had all sorts of problems with my visa and as a result ended up canceling my vacation. Had I stuck to my original plans I would be arriving this weekend. See, I couldn't stay the full two weeks with my boo so I decided I'd catch Serena during the second week of competition. All I can say is that God is GOOD. He knew what he was doing keeping my ass home. I'm a little bummed and I feel a little deflated, but I'm not sulking. It's just the normal disappointment and in a week I'll be back to full on SERENA-BATTLE-MODE. Hopefully, Serena will be as well.

Let me just throw this out to all the Serena fans who might be feeling a little down. Last year Serena wins the Australian Open and the general consensus then becomes, 'this will be Serena's year'. Everyone thought her performance was an indicator as to how the rest of her season would play out. Unfortunately for us fans it wasn't. Now applying this same logic to her results this time around should give us hope. My basic point is that one event isn't a necessarily precursor of what's to come. Call me crazy but I still believe in this chick- she'll get the job done before the end of the year. MARK MY WORDS- the record is NOT over!!!!

pigam
Jan 20th, 2006, 12:57 PM
Sorry for barging in here, you guys know I'm not her nr1 fan, but certainly respect her a lot.
Just realise that people in GM are "afraid". They know what a Serena in topform means, so just let it 'blow over' and don't let it get to you.
Serena can do much better, and I still believe she will. It will take time and hard work, but I have a feeling that e.g. Hingis' comeback could stimulate/motivate her, I dunno, it's just a feeling. We'le see if I'm right.

Monirena Wiles
Jan 20th, 2006, 01:26 PM
I never post in here but I just wanted to say that pigam is right and that there will be plenty of wins to come. It's Serena's destiny to be great.

Craigy
Jan 20th, 2006, 03:37 PM
This is really getting hard to cope with now :sad:

Bounty Hunter
Jan 20th, 2006, 05:04 PM
Sorry for barging in here, you guys know I'm not her nr1 fan, but certainly respect her a lot.
Just realise that people in GM are "afraid". They know what a Serena in topform means, so just let it 'blow over' and don't let it get to you.
Serena can do much better, and I still believe she will. It will take time and hard work, but I have a feeling that e.g. Hingis' comeback could stimulate/motivate her, I dunno, it's just a feeling. We'le see if I'm right.

Thank you!! :awww: :)

StarDuvallGrant
Jan 20th, 2006, 06:39 PM
It's a little easier to stay positive for Serena because I like and respect her far beyond her just being a tennis player. I just want Serena to do well and be happy while she's doing what she loves. I believe she'll get back to where she needs to be and I'll be patient because I know we all will be that much happier when the Serena we dig starts winning and winning in her Serena style.

TomTennis
Jan 20th, 2006, 06:43 PM
It's a little easier to stay positive for Serena because I like and respect her far beyond her just being a tennis player. I just want Serena to do well and be happy while she's doing what she loves. I believe she'll get back to where she needs to be and I'll be patient because I know we all will be that much happier when the Serena we dig starts winning and winning in her Serena style.


well said!! Totally back it up.

She isnt just a tennis player, she is a fantastic person, ok so she lost one tennis match, she'll get it back, no sweat.

Denise4925
Jan 20th, 2006, 06:48 PM
Cheer up my fellow Serena fans!

Hey, it's not all bad newz. I was planning a trip this year to Australia to catch Serena in action. Unexpectedly I had all sorts of problems with my visa and as a result ended up canceling my vacation. Had I stuck to my original plans I would be arriving this weekend. See, I couldn't stay the full two weeks with my boo so I decided I'd catch Serena during the second week of competition. All I can say is that God is GOOD. He knew what he was doing keeping my ass home. I'm a little bummed and I feel a little deflated, but I'm not sulking. It's just the normal disappointment and in a week I'll be back to full on SERENA-BATTLE-MODE. Hopefully, Serena will be as well.

Let me just throw this out to all the Serena fans who might be feeling a little down. Last year Serena wins the Australian Open and the general consensus then becomes, 'this will be Serena's year'. Everyone thought her performance was an indicator as to how the rest of her season would play out. Unfortunately for us fans it wasn't. Now applying this same logic to her results this time around should give us hope. My basic point is that one event isn't a necessarily precursor of what's to come. Call me crazy but I still believe in this chick- she'll get the job done before the end of the year. MARK MY WORDS- the record is NOT over!!!!
God is good!
Well about our Rena, I think she will get fit. I think she will get serious. I think she is as tired of losing as we are of her losing, unless she just doesn't want to play anymore and I don't think she wants to go out like that. She knows what she has to do to start kicking ass and taking names again. I still have hope for the season.

Serendy Willick
Jan 20th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Hang in there Serena fans.

TomTennis
Jan 20th, 2006, 09:00 PM
well i dont know what i have done but Karma is certainly not in my favour!

I was studinying SOOO much for my exams this month, and i have my LAST one on monday, so i thought, thats a bit unfair that i miss most of the first week, but thought it a nice conceltaion that i get to see Venus and Serena play in the second week, and now look whats happened. lololol.

But to be honest, i was totally gutted when they both lost, but im always like that, they have taught me alot, and that winning is not everything. You dont die and crawl intoa corner with every loss, you pick your racket back up and win the next one.

And that is definetly what Serena, and Venus, are going to do. But only the "next point" will be the entire remainder of the 2006 season! lol :bounce:

Hang in there Williams fans, its always reassuring to see others going through the same thing as you, so stay positive because I can gaurentee that Serena and Venus are (and if they dont for a second, then Oracene will be straight on the case!) !!

Stamp Paid
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Serena is no longer aggressive.
She is moving around the court at a Daniela Hantuchova/ Maria Sharapova pace.
I'm sure Maria Sharapova's footwork is better than Serena's right now.

Couver
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:07 PM
I'm sad about Serena's AO loss but I'm also positive. What I saw while watching that match was that fitness was not the issue there, match play was. Serena just needs to get some solid matches under her belt, win a couple of tour titles. The nonsense about her weight was blown way out of proportion. Yes she can get into better shape but that was not the reason IMO for her loss. With more matchplay I think her footwork will improve greatly, which should really help things cause it was totally off last night.

I just hope she stays healthy. Others have mentioned how injury has really prevented her from being able to really train and actually play in tournaments. So I'm just hoping for a healthy season. :)

Denise4925
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:11 PM
Oh, I'm so exhausted. Physically and emotionally spent. It will take me a couple of days to get past this sadness, but still I have hope that she doesn't want to end her career on this note. God, I want her to dominate again so badly, because it's just so beautiful to watch. I disagree about her weight. She is too big to play her game. She needs to be fitter and the footwork will come. When the footwork comes, the shots come. She really, really needs to train hard. The question is she motivated to do it? Because if she's not, it will never come and before you know it, she'll be too old to do anything about it.

ampers&
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:22 PM
i'm not gonna complain about anything.
Serena knows what she needs to do to regain her form.
hopefully she'll make the necessary changes.
go Serena...

tennisjunky
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:40 PM
i'm not gonna complain about anything.
Serena knows what she needs to do to regain her form.
hopefully she'll make the necessary changes.
go Serena...
100% agree!!!

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 20th, 2006, 11:32 PM
A little positivity can go a long way!!!!

tennisjunky
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:28 AM
not bad for playing so little, we have a lot to be hopeful for.

Diesel
Sep 5th, 2006, 02:48 AM
not bad for playing so little, we have a lot to be hopeful for.

:worship: Co-Sign on this!

Craigy
Sep 5th, 2006, 07:14 PM
And it's only gonna get better :woohoo:

serenafan08
Sep 5th, 2006, 08:48 PM
I'm really encouraged by what I saw at this tournament. Sure, it was disappointing to see her lose yesterday, but she showed that she's still ready to challenge for the top. This was the first real big match she's played since the '05 Aussie Open, and she took the world's number one to three sets. Not bad at all. :yeah: And it can only get better from here. Serena has a lot to look forward to.

Staticbeef
Sep 5th, 2006, 09:58 PM
I'm really encouraged by what I saw at this tournament. Sure, it was disappointing to see her lose yesterday, but she showed that she's still ready to challenge for the top. This was the first real big match she's played since the '05 Aussie Open, and she took the world's number one to three sets. Not bad at all. :yeah: And it can only get better from here. Serena has a lot to look forward to.


:wavey: She looked great. Some are saying that MoMo gave Rena the second set :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: Serena went off in the second set and left Amelie nothing to hit, by the time MoMo realized what was happening it was to late, she might have tanked the last 3 games, but no way she gave the 2nd set to Rena. Rena needed to maintain the aggresion in the 3rd but let up a bit, it could have went either way. When Rena realized what was happening in the 3rd, depression set in, thats what we have to work on Rena, keeping that killer insting for 3 sets, giving no quarter. You looked great Rena, we are on our way. Goooooooooooooooooooooo Williamsessssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Denise4925
Sep 5th, 2006, 10:51 PM
Well, I'm back from the Open. It was a great trip. Although, I was sad to see Serena lose last night, I was happy I got to see her play live twice for the first time in my life. She's so much smaller than what the TV and pictures portray. Anyway, I'm only taking positives away from last night's match. She had a tough draw and looked really good. I'm curious as to why she lost form in the third set, but I guess she'll figure it out between now and the next tournament, which I predict she wins. She can only get better and she's looking really good. It's onnnnnnnnn. :D

P.S. I will post my Serena pics when I get my film back from the developers.

P.S.S. Thanks Lauren for all your help. I hope Rocketta made it out of SC safely to to the Open.

PatrickRyan
Sep 5th, 2006, 11:11 PM
there was way more positive things to take out of this tournament then bad things.

StarDuvallGrant
Sep 6th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Serena's positive and I'm following her lead. Anyway she's back and I missed the best player in tennis.

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 7th, 2006, 09:46 AM
exactly!

Williams-forever
Sep 7th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Im sure Serena will have a great fall in terms of tennis, and she will be ready for any top-player next time :D :cool:

tennisjunky
Feb 15th, 2007, 03:21 PM
serena won the australian since the last time we used this thread, so good things have happened.

damn flu has caused her to already miss two tournaments this season. was looking forward to dubai, oh well- hopefully she'll be ready for miami and not too rusty.

:inlove:
Feb 15th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Hmmm...Positive things about Serena withdrawing from Dubai...:scratch:


...


...


...

No I got nothing. :tape:

Lulu.
Feb 15th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Come back strong in Miami Serena :)

:inlove:
Feb 15th, 2007, 03:49 PM
On the bright side, we do get the pleasure of having threads day in day out in GM asking questions like: "Will Serena ever start being serious about playing again?" or "Poll: How Many Matches Will Serena Play This Year?" or "!!! Serena has lost her intimidation factor!"

-VSR-
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:10 PM
It's hard when she's hasn't played since the end of January and won't play again till March 20-something. :sad:

StarDuvallGrant
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:15 PM
The positive is that this is just the flu and not a physical injury with an ankle or arm or knee.

Craigy
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Well to be honest, in the australian open final she was touching her shoulder a lot. That got me worried :unsure:

Lulu.
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:19 PM
The positive is that this is just the flu and not a physical injury with an ankle or arm or knee.

Very true. Thank god she has no injuries

Becool
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:44 PM
Please Comeback Before Miami Serena :(

Mina Vagante
Feb 15th, 2007, 08:42 PM
i'm annoyed :sad:

tennisjunky
Feb 15th, 2007, 09:20 PM
i'm annoyed :sad:

was too at first, but then i thought about it. she says she's sick, so i believe she's sick. the flu can be mild or it can be severe and if its really bad then i could understand her withdrawing.

it sucks and it doesnt improve her bad track record pulling out of tournaments, but things like this happen. why sooooo many things happen to serena is a mystery, but it's nothing too serious this time.

we probably will NEVER see her play more than 10 tournaments a season and that's annoying being her fan. but when she does show up she makes it count. thankful for that.

Knizzle
Feb 15th, 2007, 10:25 PM
I'm just tired of her having to withdraw, it's really a shame. A downer for her and her fans. :sad: It's hard to be excited about her tennis when she's not likely to show up except for at the slams.

vettipooh
Feb 16th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Have faith, my brother, have faith. She only holds back to please! ;) :lol: I just realized how that sounded! :eek:

Denise4925
Feb 16th, 2007, 02:09 AM
Have faith, my brother, have faith. She only holds back to please! ;) :lol: I just realized how that sounded! :eek:

:lol:

tennisjunky
Apr 11th, 2007, 02:55 AM
last time we used this thread she pulled out of india, then she went on to win miami. the time before that she lost at the us open, then went to win australia. now she's out with a minor injury, hope more good things are on the way.

Vaidisova
Apr 11th, 2007, 04:11 AM
I'm glad it doesn't seem to be too serious. The more important tournament(s) are coming up - so good to rest and be ready for those!

Craigy
Apr 11th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Good luck on your return Serena!

winone23
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Get well Serena come back stronger!

StarDuvallGrant
Apr 12th, 2007, 01:41 AM
2007, how it's begun makes it very easy I think to stay positive. As it is, we know what Serena's capable of at her best and even semi-best. Positivity in great depth.

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 12th, 2007, 03:18 AM
just a slight set-back....I think she has to be the unluckiest player in tennis ever....just the injuries and how they keep coming one after the other and they always come when she's on her way to more greatness.....she'll be back for the red clay...RG 07 is ours :D

Natalicious
Apr 12th, 2007, 10:47 AM
get well serena

Denise4925
Apr 12th, 2007, 04:12 PM
A groin pull or strain is not serious. I've had a couple of those playing tennis and they go away in a couple of days. She probably just slid the wrong way. I'm sure she will be back for the next tournament she's signed up for.

Craigy
Apr 12th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Ok I know this is me being my paranoid self as usual. But she had a right groin strain. So what's she doing to the left knee? :o
http://i11.tinypic.com/2jfg4rp.jpg

Williams-forever
Apr 12th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Ok I know this is me being my paranoid self as usual. But she had a right groin strain. So what's she doing to the left knee? :o
http://i11.tinypic.com/2jfg4rp.jpg

:lol: Craig, dont be so worried. Serena's knee is fine im sure:)

:inlove:
Apr 13th, 2007, 10:55 AM
Well hopefully Serena will get well soon and start her real clay campaign in Fed Cup, or if she doesn´t manage that, then Berlin. :yeah: :)

Craigy
Apr 13th, 2007, 11:25 AM
Tom, will you be able to take pics when you go? :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 13th, 2007, 06:19 PM
:dance: Can't wait to see Vee and Ree play dubs :hearts::drool:

venusdemilo
Apr 13th, 2007, 07:18 PM
:dance: Can't wait to see Vee and Ree play dubs :hearts::drool:


Me neither. Will this be televised?

urock34
Apr 13th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Me neither. Will this be televised?

are they gona play 2gether cuz i think zina would rather pick raymond and king for that

Craigy
Apr 13th, 2007, 10:08 PM
I dont see them playing doubles together. Also I think if Serena is gonna play Fed Cup shes gonna take it easy.

darrinbaker00
Apr 14th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Well hopefully Serena will get well soon and start her real clay campaign in Fed Cup, or if she doesn´t manage that, then Berlin. :yeah: :)
The Fed Cup tie is being played on Plexipave, not clay.

Serendy Willick
Apr 14th, 2007, 07:32 AM
I thought Whiny Raymond wasnt playing for Garrison anymore

urock34
Apr 15th, 2007, 05:21 AM
I thought Whiny Raymond wasnt playing for Garrison anymore

well shes on the team along with king and the williams sisters.

urock34
Apr 15th, 2007, 05:23 AM
I dont see them playing doubles together. Also I think if Serena is gonna play Fed Cup shes gonna take it easy.

well even if she does take it easy shes gona win
she'll be playin maes and flipkens

Vaidisova
Apr 19th, 2007, 12:57 AM
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams said the groin injury that forced her to retire from a match last week has healed and she'll be able to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team this weekend against Belgium.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/fed/2007-04-18-serena-us_N.htm?csp=34 :D

Craigy
Apr 19th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Good luck :)

Mina Vagante
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:11 PM
is it televisedin the UK?

Craigy
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Nope.

Craigy
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Well, I dont think so :lol:

Mina Vagante
Apr 19th, 2007, 03:40 PM
well that sucks

:inlove:
Apr 19th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Come on Serena. :) :)

hotandspicey
Apr 30th, 2007, 11:58 PM
Rumour in GM is that Rena is out of Berlin. :sad: If so, rest up babygirl. Stay healthy and come back strong in Rome. Beat 'em down, again and again. ;)

Olórin
May 1st, 2007, 10:17 AM
Stay positive Serena fans, we know Serena wants it so she's obviously just planning on playing her heart out in Rome....I hope!

Lulu.
May 1st, 2007, 04:23 PM
I had a feeling she would pull out of Berlin. She loves Rome so I fully expect her to play there :)

Olórin
May 1st, 2007, 06:22 PM
I just hope she wins Rome and doesn't have another silly loss a la Amelie 2003. She needs those points!!!

urock34
May 1st, 2007, 11:03 PM
so its final that shes out of berlin then

StarDuvallGrant
May 2nd, 2007, 04:11 AM
I had a feeling she would pull out of Berlin. She loves Rome so I fully expect her to play there :)

Not worried - great attitude by the way :yeah:

Williams-forever
May 3rd, 2007, 10:46 AM
so its final that shes out of berlin then

Yeah. She's not on the entry list anymore...:sad:

Craigy
Jul 4th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Bump!

Natalicious
Jul 4th, 2007, 07:20 PM
good luck for your next tournaments serena :hug:

starin
Jul 4th, 2007, 07:48 PM
vamos Serena!! If I can remain fans after her horrendous 2006 season I can remain a fan now. If only Serena hadn't lost so much of her movement. If she could move like at 80% of what she used to I would be more confident of her beating Justine on a regular basis.

ohh wait this is the stay positive thread.
so get healthy again and kick ASS again!!!!

:inlove:
Jul 4th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Rest your thumb and your stupid calf, Serena. :D

PatrickRyan
Jul 4th, 2007, 07:58 PM
I doubt Serena will play Fed Cup and Cinci now :sad:

Craigy
Jul 4th, 2007, 08:02 PM
I doubt Serena will play Fed Cup and Cinci now :sad:

Positive :(

Slutiana
Jul 4th, 2007, 08:20 PM
she said she thinks she will play them in her interview...

anyway..on the theme of positivity....she gave it 100000% i cant be upset llike i was at RG coz she tried her best and faught to the end...it just wasnt meant to be this year..as she said...theres another GS left this year so its not over....go venus!

Craigy
Jul 4th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Something positive:
This could be the first time Serena has played all 4 grand slams since 2001 :yeah:

venusdemilo
Jul 4th, 2007, 09:25 PM
^ Now that, Craig, would be VERY good news! :bounce: Heal up first Ree!

supergrunt
Jul 4th, 2007, 09:28 PM
I mean, come on :rolleyes: the poor girl couldn't even hit a backhand. She should have just played with one arm. I haven't lost any confidence that her year will be excellent.

:inlove:
Jul 4th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Something positive:
This could be the first time Serena has played all 4 grand slams since 2001 :yeah:

OMG you're right. :speakles: :tape:

starin
Jul 4th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Something positive:
This could be the first time Serena has played all 4 grand slams since 2001 :yeah:

:eek: has it been that long. And we all know what happened after that 2001 season :)
woo hoo.
Vamos Serena!!!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 4th, 2007, 10:31 PM
aww Serena :hug: come back and smoke some tail during summer...guess Richard was right...

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 4th, 2007, 10:34 PM
yea 2001 was the QF year....then 02 was ;)

PatrickRyan
Jul 4th, 2007, 11:11 PM
I really think Serena has the best chance out of anyone to win the Us Open if she's healthy. She is the queen of hard courts.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 5th, 2007, 08:30 AM
Summer HC here we come :yeah:

Lulu.
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Back to the hardcourts :D

It would be awesome if Serena wins the US Open. End the year with a bang!

-VSR-
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:59 PM
yea 2001 was the QF year....then 02 was ;)

2001... hmm it's looking mightly similar (take away AusOpen victory). She lost in the QF to Hingis 8-6, but this year beat Peer 8-6. :lol: Then she won IW, but this year she won Miami. Didn't she lose in the QF at RG & Wimby to Capriati (who won RG in 2001; like Henin who won in 2007 and has beaten Serena in both QF). Then Serena made the US Open final and won the YEC... I would be happy with that. :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:49 PM
me 2 :yeah:

Il Primo!
Jul 5th, 2007, 08:53 PM
After all the problems she had, this injury is nothing to her and us. Vamos! I'm pretty confident for the summer hard court season and especially US Open! She played with some much agressivity last year!:drool:

young_gunner913
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:24 AM
i think Serena has a huge chance to win the US Open if she stays healthy. she loves to kick the crap out of everybody but she needs to make sure shes not over doing it.

darice
Jul 10th, 2007, 11:47 AM
kewl thread. :D it's not always easy but i totally never count rena out cause she always surprises us. i mean c'mon how many times has she come back to remind everybody esp the haters how great she is. lol :wavey:

starin
Jul 12th, 2007, 04:35 AM
Summer HC here we come :yeah:

:bounce: exactly!
hopefully her injury heals soon and she can play at least 2 tournaments b4 the USO.

Denise4925
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:24 AM
Serena will be fine in about three weeks and she'll be back to kicking ass and taking names. She's winning the US Open, b/c she will never let Justine beat her again, as long as she has a breath of life in her. I'd bet my life on it. :yeah:

starin
Jul 15th, 2007, 01:11 AM
keep rehabbing that hand Serena!!!
I hope to see her blasting her way to a couple titles this summer.

:inlove:
Jul 15th, 2007, 01:18 PM
Serena will be fine in about three weeks and she'll be back to kicking ass and taking names. She's winning the US Open, b/c she will never let Justine beat her again, as long as she has a breath of life in her. I'd bet my life on it. :yeah:

:eek::lick: Allez!

Il Primo!
Jul 16th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Serena will be fine in about three weeks and she'll be back to kicking ass and taking names. She's winning the US Open, b/c she will never let Justine beat her again, as long as she has a breath of life in her. I'd bet my life on it. :yeah:

After what Serena showed her in London with these injuries, it's pretty obvious yeah. And Serena plays so great in Flushing Meadows:hearts:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 16th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Can't wait to see her this summer :yeah:

Tennisaddict
Jul 16th, 2007, 02:11 PM
I really think Serena is sick to death about her loss against Justine at Wimbledon. She was injured but she was giving everything in the quarterfinal. Did anybody see her face when she was watching Venus play Kuznetsova? She was not looking happy at all.

I think her injuries will heal up nicely and that she will bring it this hardcourt season. She had big plans for Wimbledon but it didn´t pan out. Her sights will definitely be on the US Open and I would not be surprised at all if she wins the last major of the year and hopefully crush Justine en route :devil:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 16th, 2007, 03:03 PM
I think NO ONE can question her fight after this years' Wimbledon :worship:


:awww: too bad it didn't work out in the end, but I think that'll make her STARVED for the US Open :yeah:

Olórin
Jul 16th, 2007, 05:09 PM
I think NO ONE can question her fight after this years' Wimbledon :worship:


:awww: too bad it didn't work out in the end, but I think that'll make her STARVED for the US Open :yeah:

Absolutely, her desire must be as strong as its ever been. I really don't see who is capable of beating her if she recovers from the injury in time :) Venus perhaps if she can serve as well as she was at Wimbledon....

I thought Serena was rounding into form excellently at Wimbledon until that injury:sad: :fiery:

Im hoping for a Williams sisters final at San Diego with some Serena revenge against Justine along the way. :drool:

Im sure she would've beaten her at Wimbledon in 64 64 or something if she hadn't been so injured.

Olórin
Jul 16th, 2007, 05:10 PM
hopefully crush Justine en route :devil:

I know, the Miami FInal was great and exciting, but it's easy for some people to forget just how good Serena can be when she is the zone. I would love for a 75 60 repeat of their 2001 encounter where Serena was just clinical :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 16th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Even if the calf was the way it was, she still could have pulled it out, but that damn THUMB :o :awww: Hopefully the summer HC will be better, because she was moving VERY well on the hardcourts so :yeah:

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 16th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Serena's committed and she's determined.Those factors have shown this whole season and she's produced. It'll continue and the US I honestly feel is a toss up between Serena and Venus.

starin
Jul 20th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Even if the calf was the way it was, she still could have pulled it out, but that damn THUMB :o :awww: Hopefully the summer HC will be better, because she was moving VERY well on the hardcourts so :yeah:

yeah not being able to hit her backhand really lost her that match. But it's all good she still showed a lot of fight against Justine something she didn't show at all in Paris.

Come on Serena!! :bounce: Rest up that thumb. I really hope she can be healthy and play at least 2 warm up tournaments b4 the USO. And I hope she wins the USO. well her or Venus.

Tennisaddict
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:11 PM
I know, the Miami FInal was great and exciting, but it's easy for some people to forget just how good Serena can be when she is the zone. I would love for a 75 60 repeat of their 2001 encounter where Serena was just clinical :D

Yep, I really feel that Serena could have won her quarterfinal at the FO if she would have fought for it. Her fight at Wimby was amazing but unfortunately not enough, damn injury :fiery:

Serena should just play her game against Justine. I got the impression that she was trying to play a different style against Justine as if she wanted to prove something. Maybe she felt she had to do something special to beat Justine. I believe that her aggressive game should always beat Justine on hardcourts and grass and split victories at clay.

:inlove:
Jul 21st, 2007, 02:48 PM
I would love for a 75 60 repeat of their 2001 encounter where Serena was just clinical :D

That match is just so :bowdown: :bowdown:. Absolutely amazing. The first set was high quality, and the second set was destruction. I liked it even more than the Hingis match 2 rounds later. :angel:

supergrunt
Jul 21st, 2007, 03:13 PM
is that match uploaded anywhere? :D

sweetpeas
Jul 21st, 2007, 06:06 PM
Come back, restore order, dominate as usual


AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

winone23
Jul 30th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Serena get well soon, we miss you!!!!

-VSR-
Jul 30th, 2007, 12:49 AM
This season has sucked since Miami. :sad:

Come back and win L.A. with a bang. ;)

winone23
Jul 30th, 2007, 08:21 PM
This season has sucked since Miami. :sad:

Come back and win L.A. with a bang. ;)

Yes, right now I just want Serena back doing what she does best. I hope she plays before the USO.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 31st, 2007, 02:05 AM
Hopefully the hardcourts will bring out the best Serena again :)

Denise4925
Jul 31st, 2007, 10:03 PM
Somebody give me an update on Babygirl. I've been out of the loop a couple of weeks and have no idea what's going on with her wrist or thumb. I keep getting Yahoo mail saying she's withdrawn from this tourney and that tourney. Anybody know how she's doing and what she's actually playing next.

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 1st, 2007, 12:49 AM
i think she's actually playing L.A. tomorrow is usually the time she announces withdrawal from a tournie so we may know if L.A is on the cards for her tomorrow

Craigy
Aug 1st, 2007, 01:02 AM
She really needs to play L.A.

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 1st, 2007, 12:33 PM
tell me about it :o lol .......I really hope she does

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:29 AM
well its official...she isn't..... :o

Craigy
Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:31 AM
I knew she wouldn't. :o
Oh well, I guess her next tournament will be the US Open.
Good luck? :shrug:

Il Primo!
Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:57 AM
I was extremly confident about the US Open series but now I admit I'm losing it.

She's too fragile these latest years, it's frustrating cause we know that if she's not injured, she's almost unbeatable. And the US Open suits her game the most, IMO. Hope she manages to play New Haven at least, she can't go to NY without a single pre-tournament, plus her ranking is going to drop and she could play dangerous players sooner :(

We just gotta wait and see how the situation evolves.

Get well Serena, please, we need some action :hug:

Lulu.
Aug 2nd, 2007, 03:26 PM
I hope she will enter New Haven. She needs some kind of match play before the Open but knowing our Serena we wont see her until the USO

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:54 AM
maybe a late wc into toronto?? I dunno....she needs something

Craigy
Aug 3rd, 2007, 12:08 PM
Well her agent said she'd be out for weeks at San Diego. I don't see her playing anything before the Open.
And she's done something worse than just a sprain. :shrug:

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 3rd, 2007, 06:01 PM
I hope she plays Montreal/New Haven, but as long as she's practicing w/ Vee, she'll be fine.

Craigy
Aug 3rd, 2007, 06:06 PM
I hope she plays Montreal/New Haven, but as long as she's practicing w/ Vee, she'll be fine.

No...she needs matches.

starin
Aug 3rd, 2007, 06:19 PM
No...she needs matches.

well her practicing with Venus is good for her and it means she's at least getting close to being ready to play a tournament. Maybe she'll enter New Haven.

Craigy
Aug 3rd, 2007, 06:26 PM
well her practicing with Venus is good for her and it means she's at least getting close to being ready to play a tournament. Maybe she'll enter New Haven.

Match play is what she needs. It's just different. :sad: Stupid thumb.
There's no way this is just a sprain. :shrug:

winone23
Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:33 PM
I was extremly confident about the US Open series but now I admit I'm losing it.

She's too fragile these latest years, it's frustrating cause we know that if she's not injured, she's almost unbeatable. And the US Open suits her game the most, IMO. Hope she manages to play New Haven at least, she can't go to NY without a single pre-tournament, plus her ranking is going to drop and she could play dangerous players sooner :(

We just gotta wait and see how the situation evolves.

Get well Serena, please, we need some action :hug:

What has history taught us about Serena, she has the ability to win without any previous play.

winone23
Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:38 PM
Match play is what she needs. It's just different. :sad: Stupid thumb.
There's no way this is just a sprain. :shrug:


Thumb injuries can take a long time to heal. Five years ago I was play fighting with my nephew and I injured my thumb and it took two months to heal, but to this day it's still messed up and causes to me pain. Also since the injury I can bend my thumb back pretty far which grosses people out :lol: :lol:

Craigy
Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:55 PM
Thumb injuries can take a long time to heal. Five years ago I was play fighting with my nephew and I injured my thumb and it took two months to heal, but to this day it's still messed up and causes to me pain. Also since the injury I can bend my thumb back pretty far which grosses people out :lol: :lol:

Did you break it? :unsure:

winone23
Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:07 PM
Did you break it? :unsure:

No I wasn't broken, just swollen.

Craigy
Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:15 PM
No I wasn't broken, just swollen.

Thankfully mine only took 3 weeks. It was basically just like Serena. :lol: Couldn't hit a backhand at all. Got all swollen up and bruised. :(

njnetswill
Aug 4th, 2007, 03:20 AM
Hey Serena fans. :wavey:

I just wanted to let you know that I saw Serena practicing at the Acura Classic today! :eek:

The court wasn't open to the public and I had to peer through the mesh windscreens. At first I thought it was Venus, but a clearer view (by lying down on the ground to peer through the bottom) clearly showed it was Serena, in her sweats, hitting with a man :lol: I had no idea she was going to be on the grounds. What a great surprise.

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 4th, 2007, 04:03 AM
Hey Serena fans. :wavey:

I just wanted to let you know that I saw Serena practicing at the Acura Classic today! :eek:

The court wasn't open to the public and I had to peer through the mesh windscreens. At first I thought it was Venus, but a clearer view (by lying down on the ground to peer through the bottom) clearly showed it was Serena, in her sweats, hitting with a man :lol: I had no idea she was going to be on the grounds. What a great surprise.

Thanks. I'm happy reading this. The things we'll do just to get a glimpse huh :lol:

winone23
Aug 4th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Thankfully mine only took 3 weeks. It was basically just like Serena. :lol: Couldn't hit a backhand at all. Got all swollen up and bruised. :(

Oh you had one too, it seems like Serena's injury is taking a little longer to heal. It has been messed up for 4 weeks now.

winone23
Aug 4th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Hey Serena fans. :wavey:

I just wanted to let you know that I saw Serena practicing at the Acura Classic today! :eek:

The court wasn't open to the public and I had to peer through the mesh windscreens. At first I thought it was Venus, but a clearer view (by lying down on the ground to peer through the bottom) clearly showed it was Serena, in her sweats, hitting with a man :lol: I had no idea she was going to be on the grounds. What a great surprise.

:) Thanks this means Serena will be back soon!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Craigy
Aug 4th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Oh you had one too, it seems like Serena's injury is taking a little longer to heal. It has been messed up for 4 weeks now.

Yeah. I managed to smack my thumb off the metal part holding the net up at the side. :o
Yeah, And she'll be out for a few more weeks her agent said at San Diego. :sad:

Mina Vagante
Aug 5th, 2007, 10:57 AM
hopefully shes hyealthy enough to play US open:sad:

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 6th, 2007, 01:54 PM
she's gonna be at kids day :)I don't think she will be missing the Open cause she must be hungry for another title esp a GS since Miami :)

Craigy
Aug 6th, 2007, 04:12 PM
She'll play the US Open with a backhand or not! :lol:

serenafan08
Aug 6th, 2007, 06:32 PM
She'll play the US Open with a backhand or not! :lol:

My thoughts exactly. And Serena's proven that she doesn't need a lot of matches to get grooved - she just has to show up focused and ready to play. Her ability to play her way into form is a great asset. Thus making her a dangerous "floatie." :lol:

Denise4925
Aug 6th, 2007, 08:10 PM
What exactly happened to her thumb? I don't remember her injuring it at Wimby.