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Philbo
Nov 16th, 2004, 05:30 AM
I really think that the rest of the tour better look out next year for Serena Williams.

The last time Serena had a year like this (forgettable) she came out at the start of the year and said something like "Im sick of seeing my name in the rankings below players I know I should beat" - and then went on to win the Serena Slam.

The Williams have lost their aura of invincibility - which I see as a good thing cuz I really do find myself cheering for them more these days, especially Serena..

All the big matches next year I'll be bettin money on Serena, I think she will use 2005 to stop the rot and reclaim her rightful place at the top of the pile.

bandabou
Nov 16th, 2004, 05:32 AM
They have lost their auras, some players are better than both of them right now, etc.....

But watch-out! specially for Serena.......her getting to the YEC finals, coming 2 games from winning it, after almst no indoor play and the level she displayed round by round at this event. I wouldn´t like to see her name anywhere close of my side of the draw.

Experimentee
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:16 PM
I also think that Serena will come back strong next year and be as successful as she was during the Serena Slam. There were glimpses of it during the YEC, but I fear that she'll keep on getting injured. Every time she seems to be playing ok something happens, sort of like Venus but not as bad. I just hope she'll be healthy for 2005 and if that happens the rest will come.

Navratilove
Nov 17th, 2004, 04:00 PM
The more she loses, even the more I despise her.

J_Migoe
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:28 PM
eat shit navaratilove

PointBlank
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:32 PM
Im on the bandwagon also. :yeah:

JLDementieva
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:34 PM
I used to dislike Serena a lot, but I must admit, I've been starting to like her lately.

Kabezya
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:12 AM
I think next year will be a definite better year than what we've seen in 2004. The YEC alone made me so proud.

Doc
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:19 AM
It all depends how much effort Serena is going to put into her tennis as opposed to her acting and designing careers.

If she plays tennis Part-time, I think her progress will continue to come in fits and starts - two steps forward, one step back. She may also be more prone to injury by losing the constant conditioning. To get back to the top she would need to start playing more steadily in more tournaments.

SzavayFi
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:32 AM
Venus has lost her aura, definately, serena has too. The thing is Venus's confidence level has hit rock bottom. Serena still has the confidence to go for her shots. Its sad to watch Venus play because u know how much better she CAN play.

Denise4925
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:33 AM
I really think that the rest of the tour better look out next year for Serena Williams.

The last time Serena had a year like this (forgettable) she came out at the start of the year and said something like "Im sick of seeing my name in the rankings below players I know I should beat" - and then went on to win the Serena Slam.

The Williams have lost their aura of invincibility - which I see as a good thing cuz I really do find myself cheering for them more these days, especially Serena..

All the big matches next year I'll be bettin money on Serena, I think she will use 2005 to stop the rot and reclaim her rightful place at the top of the pile.
I want to be the first to welcome you. ;)

vs1
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:55 AM
There's PLENTY of space on Babygirl's bandwagon...even with all of those people who PRETEND they despise Serena :tape: :tape: there's space for everyone...because Serena is all about the love, all about the beauty. :hearts:

Philbo
Nov 18th, 2004, 02:01 AM
I really think its just taken me a while to get used to Serena.. I used to dislike it when she would say 'my opponent didnt beat me, I beat myself' and stuff like that.. But nowadays I just accept that as part and parcel of Serena - just like being a headcase is part of Momo, having NO serve is part of Dementieva, always being the bridesmaid, never the bride (lol) is part and parcel of Clijsters etc....

Ive come to the point where I just basically like Serena for who she is - took me a while to come around, I admit, but the girl marches to the beat of her own drum and u have to respect that..

Go Serena - Reclaim your rightful place at the top of the throne in 2005!

Williams Rulez
Nov 18th, 2004, 04:01 AM
I really think its just taken me a while to get used to Serena.. I used to dislike it when she would say 'my opponent didnt beat me, I beat myself' and stuff like that.. But nowadays I just accept that as part and parcel of Serena - just like being a headcase is part of Momo, having NO serve is part of Dementieva, always being the bridesmaid, never the bride (lol) is part and parcel of Clijsters etc....

Ive come to the point where I just basically like Serena for who she is - took me a while to come around, I admit, but the girl marches to the beat of her own drum and u have to respect that..

Go Serena - Reclaim your rightful place at the top of the throne in 2005!Nice post! :)

Denise4925
Nov 18th, 2004, 04:05 AM
The Serena Bandwagon...the best place to be. :)

AimeeLizAni
Nov 18th, 2004, 04:10 AM
Oh my god....the last thing she needs is more narrow-minded fans.

SJW
Nov 18th, 2004, 07:53 AM
i seriously can't wait for next year. this year was due to coming back after injury. next year? no aura, no pressure, when they're at their most dangerous ;)

Jeff
Nov 18th, 2004, 08:12 AM
Seriously, it's up to Serena. If this crappy year has motivated her to kick ass next year, then I have no doubt she'll win a slam or two or more...During the third set with Sharapova at the YEC, Serena was unstoppable at 4-0. Mind you that is because she was going full force because of her injury, but Serena was playing that way all the time when she had the desire. Serena hates to lose, but the question is if she will be motivated enough to focus. When she's confident and on a mission, then watch out!

bandabou
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:01 PM
exactly....people are saying we shouldn´t read too much in those 1st 4 games of the 3rd-set and that it was all because she was injured.....but Serena´s capable of doing that, ending points on the second or third stroke..but she has to be confident and focused to that. This year, due mostly because she was coming from injury....didn´t know what to expect, etc.....she was playing safely, just pushing the ball back....but during this YEC she was showing glimpses of the old-Serena....

Hopefully those are signs of things to come in 2005.

raquel
Nov 18th, 2004, 01:24 PM
Czechfan :)

Glad your on the bandwagon - I've been driving this thing for about a year now :lol:

CrossingDelancey
Nov 18th, 2004, 05:37 PM
I really think that the rest of the tour better look out next year for Serena Williams.

The last time Serena had a year like this (forgettable) she came out at the start of the year and said something like "Im sick of seeing my name in the rankings below players I know I should beat" - and then went on to win the Serena Slam.

The Williams have lost their aura of invincibility - which I see as a good thing cuz I really do find myself cheering for them more these days, especially Serena..

All the big matches next year I'll be bettin money on Serena, I think she will use 2005 to stop the rot and reclaim her rightful place at the top of the pile.


Well, at least there will be plenty of you to get off , and start pushing. When the wheels come off.

Dava
Nov 18th, 2004, 05:48 PM
Im sorry but the Serena Bandwagon kinda left in 1999...

bandabou
Nov 18th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Well, at least there will be plenty of you to get off , and start pushing. When the wheels come off.


:lol: Nice try......

Kart
Nov 18th, 2004, 06:38 PM
The Williams have lost their aura of invincibility - which I see as a good thing cuz I really do find myself cheering for them more these days, especially Serena..

There's something very attracting about vulnerability in great champions. I always find myself cheering for people I used to cheer against.

I might join the Serena bandwagon myself but at the moment I'm on the Venus one :drive:.

Dawn Marie
Nov 18th, 2004, 07:57 PM
Serena being healthy is a Serena that I would not want to meet in a match. What has really hurt her this year was her injuries. The stopping and starting. If she can remain healthy next year then of course the girl can win more slams. It was not so long ago that she won Miami after being out and beating the top Russians back to back. venus as well has a great chance at a slam. They gotta remain healthy for a long period of time though imho.

It will interesting to see how well everyone does in 2005. Imho the WTA tour will be wide open. I am putting my money though on Serena Williams.:)

Becool
Nov 18th, 2004, 08:05 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Philbo
Nov 18th, 2004, 09:07 PM
I also have to say the guts and determination Serena showed in the YEC's was awesome! She won me over even more watching that match

AimeeLizAni
Nov 18th, 2004, 09:12 PM
I didn't see any determination...she lost a huge third set lead..

LindsayRocks89
Nov 18th, 2004, 09:38 PM
I didn't see any determination...she lost a huge third set lead..

well she sure had alot of determation to try and win and she tried her hardest, considering she was serving like one of ur favs elena ;)

no offense to elena or her fans because i love elena but just had to say it

Jaime Bahena
Nov 18th, 2004, 10:36 PM
There's PLENTY of space on Babygirl's bandwagon...even with all of those people who PRETEND they despise Serena :tape: :tape: there's space for everyone...because Serena is all about the love, all about the beauty. :hearts:

...and definitely, she's all about the booty!!

Philbo
Nov 18th, 2004, 10:40 PM
I didn't see any determination...she lost a huge third set lead..
What crap!

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 19th, 2004, 12:06 AM
The Williams Sisters lost their Aura because they chose to do that themselves...they started participating in other things and puttin more of their time into outside activities rather than Tennis. The WTA tour is 100% while the Williams Sisters are 50% tennis now. When they started focusing on other things, the rest of the WTA tour went back to the drawing boards...to raise the level of their game...and I still say they are not where the Williams Sisters were when they were dominating, the rest of the woman has just IMPROVED...while the Sisters have gone down from their game.