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Nicolás89
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:45 PM
well everybody saw the big bandage over her right thigh but i noticed she was running a lot slower than in the uso and her second serve was really weak and paceless by her standard serves.

i also saw her biting her thumb multiple times while playing in the final.

Venus+Serena#1fan
Oct 15th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Personally I don't think so. She wouldn't have commited to playing 3/4 non grand slam events in the fall if her thumb wasn't ok.

I actually think at times in the final her court coverage was amazing, she can still run so fast when she wants what's killing her is footowork. It's been said so many times, the little steps to get out of her own way and be in perfect position are what's lacking.

Because of this she tries to overcompensate by sometimes looping the ball or abreviating her swings which affects the effectivness of her strokes and results in more UFE.

IceSkaTennisFan
Oct 15th, 2007, 06:32 PM
i also saw her biting her thumb multiple times while playing in the final.
She was practicing for a part to play Tybalt in a Romeo/Juliet play... :p

MLF
Oct 15th, 2007, 06:34 PM
I'm not sure, but she seemed pretty flat in Moscow, occasionally getting fired up when she was getting pissed off with herself.

I expect her to be a bit more dynamic if she makes the trip to Madrid.

sunset
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:10 PM
Bullshit!

Elena had her thigh taped up too.

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1d/thumbe.getty-tennis-atp-wta-williams-dementieva.jpg

Even the commentators mentioned that it was more of a preventative measure. I have seen this match about 6 times now and its quite clear Serena simply got smoked.
But if you really need an excuse you can blame her.


http://www.fuzzysignal.com/tennis/badhair/oracene-price.jpg


For this

http://www.7plus.ro/pics/4459e9b1ed0a64aedf62f03d08d9b963_williams%20sister s.jpg

gaggleguy
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:13 PM
I tell you what, its not affecting her game nearly as much as those extra 25 pounds she's packing

TSequoia01
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:19 PM
I tell you what, its not affecting her game nearly as much as those extra 25 pounds she's packing


A while back I guessed 15! Serena has lost her game, if she wants it bad enough it can be retrieved. She will need a big dose of humility sided with an awful amount of hard work. No short cuts here. I think she knows what is required.

tae04
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Its that extra weight. Its just funny that some of you think she can't lose at least 10 lbs, it would do her wonders on the court. She could be almost unbeatable again if she was dedicated enough.

Olórin
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:25 PM
I thought Serena seemed faster than at the USO :shrug:

Her 2nd serve was dire though. Not sure why. Didn't seem like she was injured.

Olórin
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:25 PM
A while back I guessed 15! Serena has lost her game, if she wants it bad enough it can be retrieved. She will need a big dose of humility sided with an awful amount of hard work. No short cuts here. I think she knows what is required.

I think her game is slowly on the way up, and she seems slightly more streamlined than the USO imo.

thrust
Oct 15th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Only when she loses! If she were injured, why would she play three tournaments in three weeks? She doesn^t need the points, she does need match play to get her back in shape.

Nicolás89
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:33 PM
Bullshit!

Elena had her thigh taped up too.

Even the commentators mentioned that it was more of a preventative measure. I have seen this match about 6 times now and its quite clear Serena simply got smoked.
But if you really need an excuse you can blame her.



first, elena have taped her thigh since 2004 if i remember correctly, second, you really need help if you watched the match 6 times, third im far for making excusses about her loss and for last i dont need an excuse because im glad elena won.

Marcus1979
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:16 PM
sunset hsa such a sad life that he/she watches any match of a williams losing multiple times.

I mean who is their favourite player as I never see posts about their favourite player just hating on Venus/Serena :confused:

Serena-rules-no1
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:16 PM
of course it is, she's not moving like she usually does and it's been like that for a long time

still credit to her for hanging on and trying to qualify for YEC

a Serena at 50% will surely make the final there

Denise4925
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Personally I don't think so. She wouldn't have commited to playing 3/4 non grand slam events in the fall if her thumb wasn't ok.

I actually think at times in the final her court coverage was amazing, she can still run so fast when she wants what's killing her is footowork. It's been said so many times, the little steps to get out of her own way and be in perfect position are what's lacking.

Because of this she tries to overcompensate by sometimes looping the ball or abreviating her swings which affects the effectivness of her strokes and results in more UFE.

Totally agree here. Her footwork is horrid. This is why her groundstrokes are :rolleyes: and :o now.

I really don't know why she started serving like that in the second set of the Kremlin final. It seemed like when she was 4-1 down, she just gave up and decided she would have to play a third, so she might as well conserve her energy, but a lot of good that did, since her groundstrokes is what let her down anyway.

Pureracket
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:22 PM
sunset hsa such a sad life that he/she watches any match of a williams losing multiple times.

I mean who is their favourite player as I never see posts about their favourite player just hating on Venus/Serena :confused:Too true.

DemWilliamsGulls
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:10 AM
Serena's ass just out of shape thats all...it dont take that long for a thumb to heal lol...i luv her to death but come on baby...we need to get it back together.

BuTtErFrEnA
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:21 AM
sunset hsa such a sad life that he/she watches any match of a williams losing multiple times.

I mean who is their favourite player as I never see posts about their favourite player just hating on Venus/Serena :confused:

does it do anything but watch and insult venus/serena....does it have a job..school...anything?? :shrug: even i don't watch a serena/venus match 6 times....

Zweli
Oct 16th, 2007, 02:35 AM
The thread starter said she /he was glad Elena worn,then why start a foolish thread about Serena as if you care?To some of you this board is not it wthout Serena and Venus.Get some life you , have ridiculed them enough, don't understand why you haven't worn an award or enter in the Guiness book of records.

Nicolás89
Oct 16th, 2007, 02:59 AM
The thread starter said she /he was glad Elena worn,then why start a foolish thread about Serena as if you care?To some of you this board is not it wthout Serena and Venus.Get some life you , have ridiculed them enough, don't understand why you haven't worn an award or enter in the Guiness book of records.

what a 'tard, im glad that elena won because she always wanted to win on her hometown, it has nothing to do with my hate on serena, hate that i dont have to begin with, this isnt a foolish thread because serena had her thigh and thumb injured since wimbledon i think and i was quite surprised that she still has a bandage on her leg and clearly her thumb still hurt/inch.

wtf is worn? :weirdo:

Zweli
Oct 16th, 2007, 03:26 AM
Idiot,then Shut Your Big Mouth And Open Your Ass If You Have Nothing Better To Say About Serena.

LudwigDvorak
Oct 16th, 2007, 03:44 AM
And Open Your Ass :spit:

Anyway, I think Serena's fine. She's getting better. She's 8-3 from USO-Stuttgart-Moscow, with two big wins in Moscow. She looked absolutely pathetic at the USO and was barely missing by the end in Moscow, although everyone else is right, it's her footwork that's causing her problems.

Nicolás89
Oct 16th, 2007, 05:37 PM
i knew something was wrong with her, but seriously :o