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CoryAnnAvants#1
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:35 AM
With her withdrawing from Miami and not entering Amelia Island this year, Serena will fall to around #137 when those points come off.:eek: Even if she plays some red clay tune-ups, she won't be able to get her ranking up in time because the entry lists are done several weeks on advance.

I think it's fairly obvious that she'll get a wild card into Roland Garros (can you imagine if they made her play qualies?!?), but does anyone else find it sad that it's gotten to this point...Serena Williams out of the top 100? I hope she figures out whatever she wants to do with her life and makes a full commitment to it. It's sad to see her floundering like this.

tenn_ace
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:40 AM
I'm not sad. A little more dedication to tennis and she wouldn't have found herself in this situation. In fact, I do hope they will make to play qualies to realize that nobody owes her anything.

ezekiel
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:42 AM
and maybe for Wimbledon too then she will win it like a wildcard like ivanisevic few years ago :p

darrinbaker00
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:45 AM
I'm not sad. A little more dedication to tennis and she wouldn't have found herself in this situation. In fact, I do hope they will make to play qualies to realize that nobody owes her anything.
Like Martina Hingis, you mean? :rolleyes:

Serena Williams has never played a qualie in her life, and she never will.

dreamgoddess099
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:50 AM
Like Martina Hingis, you mean? :rolleyes:

Serena Williams has never played a qualie in her life, and she never will.
She did play a few in the very begining of her career.

tennisfanxx
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:51 AM
Oh my god, her ranking will drop that much?? :eek: :eek:

Brooklyn90
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:55 AM
is it official that she's not playing in Amelia Island?

So Disrespectful
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:56 AM
Fear not, she'll just withdraw from those tournaments too :rolleyes:

Volcana
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:59 AM
It's sad to see her floundering like this.It's unfortunate, but hardly sad. If you don't play, your ranking drops. If she were playing badly, I'd be concerned. Not playing because of an injury is rather a tour norm these days.

sunset
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:01 AM
I'm not sad. A little more dedication to tennis and she wouldn't have found herself in this situation. In fact, I do hope they will make to play qualies to realize that nobody owes her anything.

Bravo!

:bounce: :bounce:

Goai
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:02 AM
They will give her a wildcard. That would be the right thing to do, because she is a former champion. I wonder if she will play the French Open this year though. Anyway, I wish her the best and for her to get healthy again. :)

FaceyFacem
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:11 AM
It's unfortunate, but hardly sad. If you don't play, your ranking drops. If she were playing badly, I'd be concerned. Not playing because of an injury is rather a tour norm these days.

it isn't an injury though, if i've interpreted what she had said properly...i thought she just said she wasn't ready to play top level tennis, i've been away all week on vacation so don't really know all the facts, but that's what i thought the situation was

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:14 AM
Anyone that thinks Serena would ever have to play qualies is a :retard:

Lulu.
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:25 AM
I dont care that she will need a wildcard. As long as she shows ready to kick ass

njnetswill
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:26 AM
Wildcard...Serena vs Venus 1rd anyone?

Mightymirza
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:27 AM
well if this happens most of the players will be praying not to draw her in 1st round...

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:30 AM
They will give her a wildcard. That would be the right thing to do, because she is a former champion. I wonder if she will play the French Open this year though. Anyway, I wish her the best and for her to get healthy again. :)

but according to some of the most vocal posters, the French hate her and are out to get her, so, what gives? :confused:

tennisIlove09
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:33 AM
I cant believe her ranking will really drop that much!? That's so harsh. Wow. I never thought that would be the day. It just seems like...I dont know. What was her rank after the Aussie last year? #3? #4? This must be one of the quickest droping in rankings ever for an active player.

darrinbaker00
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:56 AM
I cant believe her ranking will really drop that much!? That's so harsh. Wow. I never thought that would be the day. It just seems like...I dont know. What was her rank after the Aussie last year? #3? #4? This must be one of the quickest droping in rankings ever for an active player.
Actually, Dallas, Serena was Number Two after winning in Melbourne last year.

azmad_88
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:59 AM
what was her reason for pulling out from miami?

Drake1980
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:00 AM
Omg

Kirt12255
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:36 AM
:wavey: Serena will get as many wild-cards as she needs...someone who puts bums on seats...and past champion etc...just hope she gets herself better;)

up!
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:37 AM
well, she gets only what she deserves! i mean, tennis hasn't been the most important thing in her life for more than a year.

Slumpsova
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:10 AM
i guess she won't play RG.

Asif_Nawaz
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Serena brought this upon herself and she should be willing to fight through qualies before getting hand-outs.I know Hingis has gotten hand-outs and she was a former great and was willing to play qualies but not her fault if the directors choose to give her a wildcard.A month or two ago Hingis was unranked now she is in the top 30.serena should look at hingis and make herself as fit as she can cuz right now she looks overweight and underfit.

^bibi^
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:21 AM
She'd first have to play RG in order to get a WC... But if she does play, then she'll definitely get one...

LefandePatty
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:31 AM
she won't come back, fore sure

Stamp Paid
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:37 AM
She will fight. Period. End of story.

squash
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Serena will not need a wild card for the French Open, she won't be playing there anyway!

CooCooCachoo
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Like Martina Hingis, you mean? :rolleyes:

Serena Williams has never played a qualie in her life, and she never will.

:lol:

Of course she has.

1997.. Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Zürich (failed to qualify) and qualified in Moscow 97, Sydney 98.

Jeff
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:12 AM
Why are some of you so persistent in proclaiming that Serena will not be back? So ridiculous

-sugi-
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:42 AM
wow :eek:

Andrew..
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:44 AM
With her withdrawing from Miami and not entering Amelia Island this year, Serena will fall to around #137 when those points come off.:eek: Even if she plays some red clay tune-ups, she won't be able to get her ranking up in time because the entry lists are done several weeks on advance.

I think it's fairly obvious that she'll get a wild card into Roland Garros (can you imagine if they made her play qualies?!?), but does anyone else find it sad that it's gotten to this point...Serena Williams out of the top 100? I hope she figures out whatever she wants to do with her life and makes a full commitment to it. It's sad to see her floundering like this.
She's going to fall alot with the Miami and AI points coming off, but not as far as you say.

Right now, she has 400 points. Subtract 81 for the Miami QF, and 49 for the AI QF. That gives her 270 points, and puts her at 105 in the rankings. She could still make the main draw with her own ranking.

Carmen Mairena
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:05 AM
She will get as many WCs as she asks for. She's a multiple GS champion and former number 1. :bowdown:

But I can't see her doing well this season... :sad:

crazillo
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:08 AM
#137? Oh my god... I think she won't play a full season in her whole career again.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:29 AM
:lol:

Of course she has.

1997.. Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Zürich (failed to qualify) and qualified in Moscow 97, Sydney 98.

:worship:

All4Williams
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Serena is not the first to be injured and to fall out of top 100. It has happened to Clisters - yes, Justine etc what was her ranking last year? If you have game ,you have game and can always come back when you are ready - and get to the top in record time since there are no points to lose. Hingis is a good one to point to.

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Like Martina Hingis, you mean? :rolleyes:

Serena Williams has never played a qualie in her life, and she never will.
OMG! :haha: How the hell did she got Top 100 without playing the qualifying rounds? :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:34 PM
#137? Oh my god... I think she won't play a full season in her whole career again.

its not gonna fall that low, not until Wimbledon.

she's got 400 pts now
87 to defend in Miami. 49 in Amelia IS
that takes her down to 264, which is bordering on around 110.

Maryamator
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:45 PM
SERENA FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSe! UR A TENNIS PLAYER BEST TENNIS PALYER EVER START PLAYING!

Andy T
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:50 PM
If her ranking does fall below the cut-off for direct entry into the main draw at RG, I can think of no other player who would deserve a wildcard more - taking into account her record there and the circumstances of her low ranking. RG will of course give her one. If Serena chooses to play RG she will be in the main draw one way or another. Period.

Edward.
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Wow, I'm shocked her ranking has dropped so far. :eek:

I have every confidence she can return back to where she belongs. But...she needs desire. Without it, she won't be going anywhere soon.

redrubylips
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Diva............true dat.

vutt
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Why are some of you so persistent in proclaiming that Serena will not be back? So ridiculous

Well, she isn't injured and will be out of top 100. So one have to admit that there is chance that something is really wrong and she will not come back...

Martian KC
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:06 PM
It's official that she won't be playing RG, no?

Williams Rulez
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:10 PM
she hasn't said tt she wun play RG rite?

Angelnoir
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:17 PM
I'm not sad. A little more dedication to tennis and she wouldn't have found herself in this situation. In fact, I do hope they will make to play qualies to realize that nobody owes her anything.

Why would u assume she cares about tennis right now .................only message boarders stress themselves about Serena's life meanwhile she is everywhere having a good time

Wojtek
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Probably she won't play at RG

Martian KC
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:21 PM
she hasn't said tt she wun play RG rite?

I just don't see her playing the qualifying rounds. I guess she can opt for a wildcard.

tennisrox
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Who would have imagined this last year when Serena won the AO??

vwfan
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Like Martina Hingis, you mean? :rolleyes:

Serena Williams has never played a qualie in her life, and she never will.nor should she! she has more Grand Slams than any current player and she is entitlted to a wild card. trust me, they need Serena and won't be so short-sighted as to risk not having her in the tournament if she scoffs at the notion of playing to qualify.

Paialii
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Trust me, if it comes down to her needing a wild card to get into the draw, RG will give her one. She's Serena Williams.

Secondly, I don't know why her level of commitment continues to be brought up in any topic about her. Her own quote for pulling out of Miami was a positive one, in that she needs more time to PRACTICE to be playing at the highest level. This doesn't mean she's sitting around making dresses — it means that she's preparing herself to get in form, shape, and tending to any nagging injuries.

It's amazing how the same people that were so sick of her pulling out of events last year due to legitimate INJURIES are so annoyed by her doing it this year; everyone LAST YEAR was saying that she NEEDED to be taking time off to get herself into better shape, before rushing back into another tournament. That's what she's doing this year, folks: she's doing what everyone was bugging her to do on this board last year.

She knows her body; she knows what she needs to do before she's ready to play. It's better for her to take a few months from the tour to be on the practice courts and in the gym getting ready and to come back in top shape and form (which would raise her ranking quickly), than to come back in a hurry and bomb out of every first round, or stress any injuries.

vw.
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Is she not still entered at Charleston?

Leo_DFP
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:38 PM
It's not "sad" because she's not very dedicated at the moment. I'm sure she'll get WC's wherever she wants to play, but I'm not sure she'll want to play Roland Garros.

IceHock
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:40 PM
Trust me, if it comes down to her needing a wild card to get into the draw, RG will give her one. She's Serena Williams.

Secondly, I don't know why her level of commitment continues to be brought up in any topic about her. Her own quote for pulling out of Miami was a positive one, in that she needs more time to PRACTICE to be playing at the highest level. This doesn't mean she's sitting around making dresses — it means that she's preparing herself to get in form, shape, and tending to any nagging injuries.

It's amazing how the same people that were so sick of her pulling out of events last year due to legitimate INJURIES are so annoyed by her doing it this year; everyone LAST YEAR was saying that she NEEDED to be taking time off to get herself into better shape, before rushing back into another tournament. That's what she's doing this year, folks: she's doing what everyone was bugging her to do on this board last year.

She knows her body; she knows what she needs to do before she's ready to play. It's better for her to take a few months from the tour to be on the practice courts and in the gym getting ready and to come back in top shape and form (which would raise her ranking quickly), than to come back in a hurry and bomb out of every first round, or stress any injuries.





i totally agree with you buy at the same time serena has been like this since last year wimbledon.you'd think she'd be good by now.i haven't seen a change in her game from when she was in wimbledon

raquel
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Serena brought this upon herself and she should be willing to fight through qualies before getting hand-outs.I know Hingis has gotten hand-outs and she was a former great and was willing to play qualies but not her fault if the directors choose to give her a wildcardIf tournament directors choose to give Serena a wildcard it won't be her fault either then.

Scotso
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:46 PM
I hope they don't give her a WC. Why should the French give an American a WC? There are French players who work very, very hard year round and you would deny them a WC in favor of Serena, who only needs one because she's too lazy to train sufficiently?

raquel
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:50 PM
I hope they don't give her a WC. Why should the French give an American a WC? There are French players who work very, very hard year round and you would deny them a WC in favor of Serena, who only needs one because she's too lazy to train sufficiently?French players who work hard all year round but who won't pull a crowd, or Serena Williams? No contest. Wild cards don't necessarily go to who deserve them. If someone deserved a WC that bad for all their hard work, they wouldn't need one anyway because they would be good enough to make the main draw on ranking. There'll always be WC's set aside if a proven great needs one.

jj74
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Well if she stays focused on tennis this could be even good for her, rising from the bottom can make her grow in confidence (just like Hingis). She needs to play some red clay tournaments before Roland Garros and think that this is a long way run, and step by step she will be the top player she uses to be (maybe even more faster than anyone is expected)

CanadianBoy21
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Would be awesome if she played qualies. She should get some matches in ;)

I'm not worried. Serena will come back stronger than ever.

Scotso
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:03 PM
French players who work hard all year round but who won't pull a crowd, or Serena Williams? No contest. Wild cards don't necessarily go to who deserve them. If someone deserved a WC that bad for all their hard work, they wouldn't need one anyway because they would be good enough to make the main draw on ranking. There'll always be WC's set aside if a proven great needs one.

Serena might pull more of a crowd in the long run, but she won't be in the tournament in the long run.

French players will attract a number of French viewers.

raquel
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Serena might pull more of a crowd in the long run, but she won't be in the tournament in the long run.

French players will attract a number of French viewers.
I'm sure Serena could attract the French viewers too. And if a French WC like Pauline Parmentier or Stephanie Cohen-Aloro doesn't draw a high seed in 1R, they're likely to be out on Court 12. Martina Navratilova was never going to be in the tournament in the long run but they gave her a WC in 2004 because she was a big name and crowd puller. And I'm sure Serena would have a better chance of going further in the event than Navratilova did, or a French player in the lower 100s.

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:23 PM
well if this happens most of the players will be praying not to draw her in 1st round...

You know, a couple of months ago, I thought the same thing. However, I've changed my mind. If she has the motivation to play again, she should do well, but it might not come initially for her.

Paialii
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:46 PM
i totally agree with you buy at the same time serena has been like this since last year wimbledon.you'd think she'd be good by now.i haven't seen a change in her game from when she was in wimbledon

That's my point though, tennisguy21. All through last year, she would enter an event, play a round and either lose or retire. THAT was her problem: she kept trying to come back, not giving herself enough time. She then got to the point last year where she was making herself worse and worse, and now she has to make up for that, but she's doing it the RIGHT way this time.

lizchris
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:13 PM
I'm not sad. A little more dedication to tennis and she wouldn't have found herself in this situation. In fact, I do hope they will make to play qualies to realize that nobody owes her anything.


She is the 2002 chapmion. She will get a wild card, just like 1997 champion Iva Majoli did when she played at RG near the end of her career. She should not be treated different because she is Serena Williams.:rolleyes:

spartanfan
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:49 PM
I think so many of you fucktards forget that Serena's main problem is knee and ankle injury. I really think her knee is much worse than anyone in her camp has let on. Serena's is the meanest and fiercest competitors on tour. You don't win 7 Grand Slams with having no desire or game. I think she just wants to be back 100% healthy before she comes back for good. I think Serena's tired of all the stop and starts from reaggrevating her injuries. I also don't see Serena playing the clay court season at all, but will wait until Wimbledon to come back. I think the grass will be less wear and tear on her ankle and knee. And even if she has to play qualifying, do you see anyone in the qualies draw stopping her? When Serena gets back healthy and hungry to win, no one will stand in her way of getting back to the toop.

Paldias
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:49 PM
:shrug: Who cares? :o Although it would be pretty fucked up if she drew someone like Davenport or Sharapova in the first round :scared:

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:21 PM
I think so many of you fucktards forget that Serena's main problem is knee and ankle injury. I really think her knee is much worse than anyone in her camp has let on. Serena's is the meanest and fiercest competitors on tour. You don't win 7 Grand Slams with having no desire or game. I think she just wants to be back 100% healthy before she comes back for good. I think Serena's tired of all the stop and starts from reaggrevating her injuries. I also don't see Serena playing the clay court season at all, but will wait until Wimbledon to come back. I think the grass will be less wear and tear on her ankle and knee. And even if she has to play qualifying, do you see anyone in the qualies draw stopping her? When Serena gets back healthy and hungry to win, no one will stand in her way of getting back to the toop.

honey, you're just too biased to realize that, but nobody could possibly doubt about Serena's desire and commitment to the game at the time she won her Slams, but the same cannot be said maybe since Oz 2005, got it?

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:23 PM
nor should she! she has more Grand Slams than any current player and she is entitlted to a wild card. trust me, they need Serena and won't be so short-sighted as to risk not having her in the tournament if she scoffs at the notion of playing to qualify.

wake up, sweetie, "they" don't need anyone and did just as well last year without Serena or Hingis, for that matter... :kiss:

SelesFan70
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:28 PM
She's definitely get a wild card..assuming she needs one...and assuming she asks for one. :sad:

Brooklyn90
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Is she not still entered at Charleston?
so did i :confused:

spartanfan
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:31 PM
honey, you're just too biased to realize that, but nobody could possibly doubt about Serena's desire and commitment to the game at the time she won her Slams, but the same cannot be said maybe since Oz 2005, got it?


Well you tard, I'm not biased I just look at the whole big picture and actually look behind the reason why Serena's performance level is where its at. And please tell the board and the entire world how you know what Serena tennis desire is! Just how many candid conversations have you had with her? So stop acting like you know shyt when you don't! Got it, babe?! YDF!

Paneru
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Speculation and bs, guess you see
something new here everyday. :p

starr
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:37 PM
I think so many of you fucktards forget that Serena's main problem is knee and ankle injury. I really think her knee is much worse than anyone in her camp has let on. Serena's is the meanest and fiercest competitors on tour. You don't win 7 Grand Slams with having no desire or game. I think she just wants to be back 100% healthy before she comes back for good. I think Serena's tired of all the stop and starts from reaggrevating her injuries. I also don't see Serena playing the clay court season at all, but will wait until Wimbledon to come back. I think the grass will be less wear and tear on her ankle and knee. And even if she has to play qualifying, do you see anyone in the qualies draw stopping her? When Serena gets back healthy and hungry to win, no one will stand in her way of getting back to the toop.

I don't think any of us knows what is or isn't wrong with Serena. If she does have knee and ankle problems, she is going about healing them in a strange way. I do know she wears high heels and has gained weight. Neither of those things is good for a load bearing joint problem.

She can do pool exercises to keep her weight down and to keep her muscles toned while she heals from any lower joint problems she might have.

It seems that for now she has been seduced by the allure of being a minor celebrity on the red carpet scene.

Simplicity
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:38 PM
:o

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Like Martina Hingis, you mean? :rolleyes:

Serena Williams has never played a qualie in her life, and she never will.



so martina hingis should be granted wc's, but seven-time grand slam champion shouldn't? rightttttttttttttttttttttttttttt:rolleyes:

morningglory
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:44 PM
And she'll get one... if she decides she wants to play a 7-round tourny on red Parisian clay...

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Well you tard, I'm not biased

LOL, that has to be the quote of the day :lol: :lol: :tape:

I just look at the whole big picture and actually look behind the reason why Serena's performance level is where its at. And please tell the board and the entire world how you know what Serena tennis desire is! Just how many candid conversations have you had with her? So stop acting like you know shyt when you don't! Got it, babe?! YDF!

but hon, I'm not doing anything that you haven't done yourself :kiss:... how do you know she's "the meanest and fiercest competitor of them all" ;)? do you personally know how fierce and mean she or the all the other girls really are :rolleyes: ? if you think I don't know where her desire is, I don't think you should go attacking others for stating a point seen that you don't the answer to that moot point either :tape: ... now go drink your cup of warm milk and relax, will you? :kiss:

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Trust me, if it comes down to her needing a wild card to get into the draw, RG will give her one. She's Serena Williams.

Secondly, I don't know why her level of commitment continues to be brought up in any topic about her. Her own quote for pulling out of Miami was a positive one, in that she needs more time to PRACTICE to be playing at the highest level. This doesn't mean she's sitting around making dresses — it means that she's preparing herself to get in form, shape, and tending to any nagging injuries.

It's amazing how the same people that were so sick of her pulling out of events last year due to legitimate INJURIES are so annoyed by her doing it this year; everyone LAST YEAR was saying that she NEEDED to be taking time off to get herself into better shape, before rushing back into another tournament. That's what she's doing this year, folks: she's doing what everyone was bugging her to do on this board last year.

She knows her body; she knows what she needs to do before she's ready to play. It's better for her to take a few months from the tour to be on the practice courts and in the gym getting ready and to come back in top shape and form (which would raise her ranking quickly), than to come back in a hurry and bomb out of every first round, or stress any injuries.




:worship: :worship: :worship: you are so right...ps-my 2,000th post! love you guys!!!:wavey:

darrinbaker00
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:35 PM
so martina hingis should be granted wc's, but seven-time grand slam champion shouldn't? rightttttttttttttttttttttttttttt:rolleyes:
I meant that since Martina Hingis wasn't forced to play qualies when she came back, then neither should Serena Williams.

Lulu.
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:39 PM
That's my point though, tennisguy21. All through last year, she would enter an event, play a round and either lose or retire. THAT was her problem: she kept trying to come back, not giving herself enough time. She then got to the point last year where she was making herself worse and worse, and now she has to make up for that, but she's doing it the RIGHT way this time.



Excatly. And Im glad shes not playing if she feels she isnt ready. She will come back when she is ready and confindent. I hope she will play in the French Open. she's said how she really wants to win it again

tennisboi
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Maybe the ranking falling is a good thing in ways because it will shock her so much that she will commit to tennis again

iPatty
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Is she still playing Charleston? :eek:

Seyz
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:21 PM
I hope they don't give her a WC. Why should the French give an American a WC? There are French players who work very, very hard year round and you would deny them a WC in favor of Serena, who only needs one because she's too lazy to train sufficiently?

Sure, the French can give it to an unknown French Player who's ranked #452 whom will get slaughtered by a random player 6-0, 6-0 and at the same time lose a lot of $$$, have decreased attendance in the stands and lose a significant chunk of the TV audience (especially the U.S. audience). Sounds like a good idea. I'm sure that's a smart business move. I already think RG is on the bottom of the totem pole in terms of the 4 grandslams. Players have bad experiences there and many of the top players list it as their least favorite grandslam and the French crowd isn't the most welcoming crowd. Sure, they might as well write off Serena. Venus might as well withdraw. They can boo Hingis off the court, and Sharapova will probably leave the 1st round. They can have JHH and Amelie Mauresmo and Clijsters left. That's all they really need right?

spartanfan
Mar 18th, 2006, 10:39 PM
LOL, that has to be the quote of the day :lol: :lol: :tape:



but hon, I'm not doing anything that you haven't done yourself :kiss:... how do you know she's "the meanest and fiercest competitor of them all" ;)? do you personally know how fierce and mean she or the all the other girls really are :rolleyes: ? if you think I don't know where her desire is, I don't think you should go attacking others for stating a point seen that you don't the answer to that moot point either :tape: ... now go drink your cup of warm milk and relax, will you? :kiss:


HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING TENNIS FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS SINCE SERENA HAS COME ON THE TENNIS SCENE?? OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NOT B/C IF YOU HAVE, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE MADE SUCH AN UNINFORMED AND OBNOXIOUS COMMENT. ITS APPARENT I'M RESPONDING TO A SLOW TWAT WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT SERENA AND HOW SHE IS AS A PLAYER. AND HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT AT LEAST REVIEWING YOUR POST TO MAKE SURE IT MAKES SENSE? WHY NOT GO AND TAKE YOUR MEDS FIRST BEFORE RESPONDING.

Scotso
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Sounds like a good idea. I'm sure that's a smart business move.

Roland Garros isn't strapped for cash. It's not about money, it's about giving young French players opportunities.

I already think RG is on the bottom of the totem pole in terms of the 4 grandslams.

Wrong. Players love to play there, and it's a fan favorite.

liuxuan
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:26 PM
serena just needs to pick up a racket, lose some of the weight and she'll be swinging again.


I think this actually makes it soooo exciting for RG as who knows who she could draw early on.

Lulu.
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:33 PM
If Serena wants a Wildcard to play in the French Open she will get one over just about any other player. End of story

borisy
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:34 PM
They will give all the wildcards to French teens :)

darrinbaker00
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:02 AM
:lol:

Of course she has.

1997.. Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Zürich (failed to qualify) and qualified in Moscow 97, Sydney 98.
Thank you for the correction.

Experimentee
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:49 AM
:rolleyes: at some people acting like its the first time a top player has ever fallen out of the top 100

calabar
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:38 AM
It's sad to see her floundering like this.

Sad for whom?

iWill
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:47 AM
With her withdrawing from Miami and not entering Amelia Island this year, Serena will fall to around #137 when those points come off.:eek: Even if she plays some red clay tune-ups, she won't be able to get her ranking up in time because the entry lists are done several weeks on advance.

I think it's fairly obvious that she'll get a wild card into Roland Garros (can you imagine if they made her play qualies?!?), but does anyone else find it sad that it's gotten to this point...Serena Williams out of the top 100? I hope she figures out whatever she wants to do with her life and makes a full commitment to it. It's sad to see her floundering like this.

Doesnt she not have to play the qualfying rounds anyway because her results from last year were good enough to always get her a wildcard in any tourney she wanted to enter

Reuchlin
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:51 AM
This really put's all of Martina N., Evert, and Graf's longevity records into perspective---doesn't it?

iWill
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:53 AM
That's my point though, tennisguy21. All through last year, she would enter an event, play a round and either lose or retire. THAT was her problem: she kept trying to come back, not giving herself enough time. She then got to the point last year where she was making herself worse and worse, and now she has to make up for that, but she's doing it the RIGHT way this time.

Thats exactly how I feel I think this was bound to happen to her anyway becasue I think she came back too soon from her injury in 2003 she did win her first tourney back and had a pretty good 2004 but if she had been TOTALLY back to her old self Jennifer Capriati wouldnt have beat her at the FO and for sure not the USO then she injured herself and skipped the French but not Wimbledon she prolly should've been recovering and training until right about now but since she kept trying to bring out somethin that wasnt there she'll prolly miss the French again this year which is fine with me as long as she is training and working hard to get back to her 2002 early 2003 shape

CJ07
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:03 AM
Roland Garros isn't strapped for cash. It's not about money, it's about giving young French players opportunities.



Wrong. Players love to play there, and it's a fan favorite.
:lol: :haha: :spit: at a business not thinking about money