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jrollaneres25
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Williams stressed in Perth that she is enjoying her tennis more these days and the way she laughed and joked her way through mixed doubles matches with her partner Mardy Fish at the Hopman Cup suggests a new attitude.
"I started this last year," she said. "Last year I had no pressure on me and I just enjoyed myself and had fun in every match that I played. I like that feeling.
"I put so much pressure on myself because I am a perfectionist, but I realise not everything's going to be perfect in life, there are bumps you have to deal with.
"I wasn't dealing with it last year. I had a court case, eight hours of every day and it was very difficult." Williams, her sister Venus and their father, Richard, were accused of reneging on a deal to play an exhibition match.
She added: "It's hard to sit down for eight hours, sometimes even longer, for over a month. The fact that I didn't have to do that (this year) pretty much explains it (her relaxed attitude)."
When Williams won the title last year, the only top 10 player missing from Melbourne was Belgian Justine Henin, who captured the French and U.S. Open titles later in 2007.
Henin has beaten Williams in their three most recent meetings and will be the favourite for the title in Melbourne, starting on Jan. 14, but Williams said she had another motivation to win the tournament.
Victory at Melbourne Park would take her to nine grand-slam titles, level with Monica Seles, Williams's hero growing up.
"That would be awesome," Williams said.
"She was definitely a big factor. I love her and I think she's a great person. She was my favourite player.
"I'm feeling really match fit and ready. I am never where I want to be. I am getting there. I can't put a percentage on it right now, but I am getting there."


http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-openserena_interview_pix&prov=reuters&type=lgns

sonnys
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:21 AM
I love the williams sisters:worship:,thank you for a nice article!;)

sweetpeas
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Serena Venus always told us that!Thanks:wavey:!!!!!!!!!!!.Both ladies,:bounce: look so beautiful here:cool::D:worship:....

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:30 PM
:)ty

Dodoboy.
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:39 PM
sweatpeas have i told you how much i LOVE your avatar lol...
hoffentlich, her wish will become a reality.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:16 PM
She could have won her 9th @ FO, Wimbledon, or the USO :rolleyes:

Motivation isn't the problem, it's winning 7 straight matches that's the problem.


Fortunately enough, (barring any 4th round injuries against a certain blonde Slovakian :scared: ) she's fit enough to make sure that shouldn't be a problem this time around :yeah:.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:28 PM
She could have won her 9th @ FO, Wimbledon, or the USO :rolleyes:

Motivation isn't the problem, it's winning 7 straight matches that's the problem.


Fortunately enough, (barring any 4th round injuries against a certain blonde Slovakian :scared: ) she's fit enough to make sure that shouldn't be a problem this time around :yeah:.

daniela's more like a dark blonde... light brunette

Mina Vagante
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:34 PM
yay im using my ps3 hehe. well serena could have won 11 slams by now. lets hope she win ao

serenus_2k8
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:57 PM
:worship: Ree!

schorsch
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:39 PM
yay im using my ps3 hehe. well serena could have won 11 slams by now. lets hope she win ao

Do you also have a bad conscience sometimes when you beat your fav's ? :haha:

faboozadoo15
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:49 PM
What a sweet thing to say. :kiss:

Denise4925
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I think the admiration is reciprocated by Monica. She was certainly rooting for her at the US Open this year, or was it Wimbledon?

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:41 PM
one of them :shrug: lol like pierce brosnan was rooting for bartoli :)

Serenidad.
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Mademoiselle Seles. I want Serena to win 10 so we can see the flood of Who is Greater -

Serena or Seles.

jonny84
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I think Serena definitley has at least another three/four slams in her before she retires. Personally I would love her to win them all once again.

Stamp Paid
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Monica. :hearts:

jrollaneres25
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:53 AM
I think Serena definitley has at least another three/four slams in her before she retires. Personally I would love her to win them all once again.


Yea I agree, but moreover Venus!;)