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SAEKeithSerena
May 8th, 2008, 02:23 PM
very, very impressive.

into the quarterfinals, baby!!!:worship::worship::worship:

Olórin
May 8th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Serena :worship:

DownTheLine21
May 8th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Very Impressive Victory!!

32 Winners
9 Unforced Errors

ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 02:25 PM
:lol: I was waiting someone to do the thread.:p

Amazing Serena!:worship:
32/9 winners/UE ratio!:yeah: Although quite low first serve %.:hug:
Aga played ok today,just not on Serena's league.:hug:

ptkten
May 8th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Starting to play like '02-'03 :drool:

Now don't blow this with all of the other upsets ;)

SAEKeithSerena
May 8th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Very Impressive Victory!!

32 Winners
9 Unforced Errors
she is playing out of her mind. this is just so great to see finally. fans rejoice! 21-1!!!!!!:wavey::kiss::bounce::bounce::bounce:

RenaSlam.
May 8th, 2008, 02:26 PM
:worship:

Go, Serena! Take the title. It's yours.

Olórin
May 8th, 2008, 02:26 PM
32/9 winners/UE ratio!:yeah: Although quite low first serve %.:hug:


Yeah her first serve% was 57 in the first set and 76 n the second, but anywhere between 60-65 is generally good for Serena. If she can serve in the 70's though we will be seeing a lot more 61 sets :lick:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Too bad she didn't say anything about Ju losing against Dinara.She was just saying Dinara is a nice girl (:devil:) and she plays well on clay and it'll be an interesting match.:p

tae04
May 8th, 2008, 02:28 PM
take the title serena

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Yeah her first serve% was 57 in the first set and 76 n the second, but anywhere between 60-65 is generally good for Serena. If she can serve in the 70's though we will be seeing a lot more 61 sets :lick:it was 44 in the first set
that break game was just awful serving
i guess she cleaned it up in the second set
as always it depends on her serve

starin
May 8th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Serena won in less than an hour :eek: good stuff over a solid up and coming top 20 player.

Seemed like good stats except 0/1 bp saved. And her 1st serve % was low but she was wining a high percentage of points on both second and first serves so ..meh.

Good luck Serena against Dinara Safina!! Safina seems to playing out of her mind and on a confidence high for sure so Serena will need to be tough out there.

justine schnyder
May 8th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Aga :hug: :hug: :sad:

Just too good from Serena today..

AnnaK_4ever
May 8th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Probably the cleanest performance from Serena on red clay since defeating Mauresmo at RG-2003 :yeah:
And Radwanska wasn't even playing that bad:

Serena - 32 winners to 9 UEs
Aga - 12 winners to 6 UEs

Renalicious
May 8th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Serena was pretty much unbeatable...she really didn't even have to fight for anything...she was just cruising! Aga played well (more aces than Serena) but couldn't trouble Ree. Keep it going Serena. :D :D :D Take theeeee titleeeee.

Olórin
May 8th, 2008, 02:31 PM
it was 44 in the first set
that break game was just awful serving
i guess she cleaned it up in the second set
as always it depends on her serve


I meant to type 44, it was 57 overall for the match I think

cocco80
May 8th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Congrats to all Serena fans. She looks unbeatable at the moment. Impressive.

still I'm sad for Aga :(

SAEKeithSerena
May 8th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Congrats to all Serena fans. She looks unbeatable at the moment. Impressive.

still I'm sad for Aga :(
thank you:wavey::kiss:

Poova
May 8th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Very impressive. Serena is looking very good atm. :)

Lunatiq
May 8th, 2008, 02:33 PM
take the title serena


O Yes she will:)

Olórin
May 8th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Congrats to all Serena fans. She looks unbeatable at the moment. Impressive.

still I'm sad for Aga :(

:hug:

Bijoux0021
May 8th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Very Impressive Victory!!

32 Winners
9 Unforced Errors
WOW! That's amazing. I love seeing low unforced errors from Serena. They are so rare. She's unbeatable when her errors are in the teens, let alone single digits. Very impressive, indeed!

Thkmra
May 8th, 2008, 02:34 PM
So this Supposedly is a player past her prime, who will never regain her dominant '02-'03 form?! ;)

....While some clearly ARE :tape::help:....Apparently not! :devil:

Aaron.
May 8th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Serena played well today..But Aga has nothing to hurt her with.

Anyone else notice Serena seems more comfortable on the Dirt rather then American Clay

Emina.
May 8th, 2008, 02:35 PM
expected:)
She will win the whole thing imo and she deserves it.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 8th, 2008, 02:35 PM
gratz ree..aga has a lot of potential and she is a sweet girl..

Destiny
May 8th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Title belongs to her now

Come on Serena Yessssssssssssss

doni1212
May 8th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Good job, Ree!!!

frontier
May 8th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Way to go Rena!there are a lot of jitters in the locker room....

Avid Merrion
May 8th, 2008, 02:37 PM
:rocker2: great job Serena!! :D

keep it up in the next round! :hug:

Shuji Shuriken
May 8th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Keep going Serena :hearts: :worship: :hearts:.

TheBoiledEgg
May 8th, 2008, 02:39 PM
not fair Serena used Super Rentokil :shrug: :spit:

cocco80
May 8th, 2008, 02:40 PM
she didn't even need the time to warm up. no slow start this time. I think other girls will have some tough time trying to stop her in winning the title.

Serenita
May 8th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Well done serena

starin
May 8th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Serena played well today..But Aga has nothing to hurt her with.

Anyone else notice Serena seems more comfortable on the Dirt rather then American Clay

Serena has a better wining % on red clay..b4 Charleston she had never won a title on green clay and had been injured on it like 2 or 3 times.

DownTheLine21
May 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
I don't think she should have too much trouble with anyone in her half now.

practiceboy
May 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Can someone post highlights or a short video clip?

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 8th, 2008, 02:50 PM
That was...um...quick? :lol: Too bad I didn't watch it.

doni1212
May 8th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Can someone post highlights or a short video clip?

Belgicano is going 2 post highlights and the interview on youtube! Give him like an hour or so. 15 min for the interview.

kwilliams
May 8th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Great win for Serena! I would have liked to have seen a match up against Henin but only for the purpose of seeing who of the two frontrunners was more likely to win RG. I suppose my question has been answered (for the moment), though not as decisively as I would have liked it to be.

ghosts
May 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
that was good ;) :lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
That was...um...quick? :lol: Too bad I couldn't watch it.

Nemo_Kool
May 8th, 2008, 02:54 PM
woo gooo rena the title awaits lets make it 20!

SAEKeithSerena
May 8th, 2008, 02:58 PM
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:)

Elwin.
May 8th, 2008, 02:59 PM
awesome match from Serena :D :yeah:
Well done!

ViennaCalling
May 8th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Serena played great :eek: If she plays like that in the weeks too give her the RG trophy :lol:

Aga :hug:

Mina Vagante
May 8th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Serena is just playing great tennis.

Onto the QF's :worship:

Dexter
May 8th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Nothing surprising. Aga doesn't have the game to hurt the likes of Serena when they're playing well.

A'DAM
May 8th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Flawless play from Rena.

Aga also played well but Serena is on another planet right now!!!

eugreene2
May 8th, 2008, 03:25 PM
She looks so focused in those pictures. The draw for RG is gonna be so interesting. Obviously Serena wont be in top 4 by the French. I hope she's in bottom half with Ana. If we're gonna get a Justine/Serena match, I want it in the final.

spartanfan
May 8th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Great win Serena. I was wondering what the scoreline was going to be against a top 20 European player on clay that she had never played before. Keep up the focus and game.

DA FOREHAND
May 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Someone better beat or give Serena a scare soon, or she will continue to roll over these girls. Right now she's like a freight train going downhill. Keep it up Ree Ree

AndreConrad
May 8th, 2008, 03:27 PM
It wasn't Agnieszka's day just yet; don't get discouraged Babe ;)... Serena, congratds very well deserved :)

Harju.
May 8th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Comin' back looking delicious.
New Serena's on mission :drool:

RenaSlam.
May 8th, 2008, 03:29 PM
:)

gmokb
May 8th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I watched the match on and off between sleep. Serena looks very good and seems set to take this title. Three more matches to go and we lift another throphy (taxing on my body though, matches are just too early)

Lindsayfanumber1
May 8th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Rena :drool:

RJWCapriati
May 8th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Looks like it will be the 4th tournament in a row for Serena

Adal
May 8th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Wow Serena! Lookin' good

Dodoboy.
May 8th, 2008, 03:44 PM
it was 44 in the first set
that break game was just awful serving
i guess she cleaned it up in the second set
as always it depends on her serve

I think this match and many other matches like this - including 6-2 6-0 - victory over Henin would beg to differ. She beat Henin pretty much without a first serve.

Wasn't she att 55% in that match?

Dodoboy.
May 8th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Serena R3 to QF MIGRATE!

:haha:

This looks so promising and the road to the final just got easier!

I hope Ana keeps winning too :drool:

We definitely have to re-think the frontrunners for RG now!

Wayn77
May 8th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Ms Williams in "majestic" mode - gratz.

Serena-rules-no1
May 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM
easy stuff for the real no.1

StarDuvallGrant
May 8th, 2008, 03:56 PM
:clap2:

youizahoe
May 8th, 2008, 04:01 PM
1. Match Interview (short on court)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T3SnLknUHo

henree
May 8th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Can someone upload this match?

Fretchap
May 8th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Another convincing scoreline :D

youizahoe
May 8th, 2008, 04:34 PM
*** 3RD ROUND

1. Match Highlights, Third Round [S.Williams d. A. Radwanska 63 61]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCkNfh4YKs

2. Match Interview, On court, Third Round

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T3SnLknUHo

Sir Stefwhit
May 8th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Thanks belgicanofl- I've been waiting for you!!!

Serena's in the zone right now, I'm just hoping she's still peaking and that she saves her best for Roland Garros. This is all very promising and it's a great time for us Serena fans. We've been through a lot, it's nice to be able to be going through moments like these again.

Good on ya Serena; now more of the same please!!!

DA FOREHAND
May 8th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Serena slays the Sharapova slayer!!:bounce:

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Okay, this the the first of my hearing that Justine lost. :banana: I hope it's true because I haven't looked at every thread in GM yet today.

And, this scoreline :woohoo: :woohoo: Serena, you go Babygirl. Take the TITLE! :clap2:

G1Player2
May 8th, 2008, 04:44 PM
YAY! Serena :banana: :banana: Words cannot express how happy she makes me. :sad:

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Congrats to all Serena fans. She looks unbeatable at the moment. Impressive.

still I'm sad for Aga :(

Thanks :) That's really nice. :hug:

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Serena played well today..But Aga has nothing to hurt her with.

Anyone else notice Serena seems more comfortable on the Dirt rather then American Clay

I think the green clay is a little too slippery and she loses her footing. She always gets injured on the green clay. The last time she played Charleston, I believe it was, she sprained her ankle. I'm glad she was careful in Charleston this year. But, she's never really had any problems on the red dirt.

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Serena has a better wining % on red clay..b4 Charleston she had never won a title on green clay and had been injured on it like 2 or 3 times.

:yeah:

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 04:58 PM
I watched the match on and off between sleep. Serena looks very good and seems set to take this title. Three more matches to go and we lift another throphy (taxing on my body though, matches are just too early)

Aren't you in the US?? How did you see it? :confused:

morningglory
May 8th, 2008, 04:58 PM
LETS GO SERENA! Even tho u wont be playing Justine next match... :sobbing: so disappointed...

young_gunner913
May 8th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Serena. :hearts:

Amazing play today. :worship: Keep it up! :yeah:

Highlandman
May 8th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Serena :yeah: However it was was expected I think.

Becool
May 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Well she is playing well, but I'm not that confident..I mean.. serena is a box of surprises.. if she wins this tournament I'll be confident.. ;p

attis765
May 8th, 2008, 05:15 PM
I knew Serena would beat Aga.
What I didn't know,she would do it with an ease..:drool:

cn ireland
May 8th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Very good result for Serena:). This could've been a very tricky match for but she blitzed her way to the QF. She really is back in form and not only can I see her being difficult to beat here but also in RG if she stays fit;).

serenus_2k8
May 8th, 2008, 05:19 PM
:woohoo: Serena is playing amazing :D

gmokb
May 8th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Aren't you in the US?? How did you see it? :confused:

No, I am on work assignment in Calgary, Canada. I was able to watch on TVAnts.

starin
May 8th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Well she is playing well, but I'm not that confident..I mean.. serena is a box of surprises.. if she wins this tournament I'll be confident.. ;p

that's how i feel too. While she's much more consistent then her sister she's still highly unpredictable in the sense that you're not sure what you're going to get from match to match or tournament to tournament. And more importantly she needs to stay healthy and she needs a little luck for that cuz she's been very unlucky w/ injuries and outside personal tragedy during the last few years.

saw the highlights and :lol: at Serena standing halfway to the service line on Radwanska's serve. that was hilarious....exactly what Radwanska did to Sharapova difference is Serena stayed there (actually she moved closer) and smacked away some ROS winers. Too bad she won't be able to do the same to Safina who has a good serve.

Thkmra
May 8th, 2008, 05:28 PM
that's how i feel too. While she's much more consistent then her sister she's still highly unpredictable in the sense that you're not sure what you're going to get from match to match or tournament to tournament. And more importantly she needs to stay healthy and she needs a little luck for that cuz she's been very unlucky w/ injuries and outside personal tragedy during the last few years.

saw the highlights and :lol: at Serena standing halfway to the service line on Radwanska's serve. that was hilarious....exactly what Radwanska did to Sharapova difference is Serena stayed there (actually she moved closer) and smacked away some ROS winers. Too bad she won't be able to do the same to Safina who has a good serve.

:rolleyes: you never cease to amaze me!

SOA_MC
May 8th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Aga:hug: Don't feel too bad Serena's in killer form right now

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 05:38 PM
No, I am on work assignment in Calgary, Canada. I was able to watch on TVAnts.

Oh so lucky and you were sleeping? There is no sleeping when Serena is playing and you are able to watch her on TV. :lol: :p

SAEKeithSerena
May 8th, 2008, 05:38 PM
those videos!!! :) she looks SO in shape...this is just so exciting.

ce
May 8th, 2008, 05:40 PM
:woohoo:
02 03 serena :drool:

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Oh so lucky and you were sleeping? There is no sleeping when Serena is playing and you are able to watch her on TV. :lol: :p
u can watch online on espn360.com

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 05:41 PM
that's how i feel too. While she's much more consistent then her sister she's still highly unpredictable in the sense that you're not sure what you're going to get from match to match or tournament to tournament. And more importantly she needs to stay healthy and she needs a little luck for that cuz she's been very unlucky w/ injuries and outside personal tragedy during the last few years.



No, not me. I have an abundance of confidence in Serena. Especially when she's on a winning roll. The only thing I get afraid of is her getting injured, but I'm not even going to let that enter my mind. She was on a roll at Wimbledon, but she got injured. She is like a freight train when she's on a winning streak. There's no stopping her. She's got tunnel vision right now, and that's being at the top where she belongs. Her eye is on the prize right now and that's beating Justine & Co. any which way she can and getting to No. 1. I've witnessed this particular Serena before and she has arrived once again to give us joy and celebration. :)

-VSR-
May 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
I only saw the end but I'm gonna watch the beginning soon. +23 winner to UFE ratio! :eek: :bowdown:

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
u can watch online on espn360.com

I didn't know that. :eek: Do they have repeats?

G1Player2
May 8th, 2008, 05:44 PM
No, not me. I have an abundance of confidence in Serena. Especially when she's on a winning roll. The only thing I get afraid of is her getting injured, but I'm not even going to let that enter my mind. She was on a roll at Wimbledon, but she got injured. She is like a freight train when she's on a winning streak. She's got tunnel vision right now, and that's being at the top where she belongs. Her eye is on the prize right now and that's beating Justine & Co. any which way she can and getting to No. 1. I've witnessed this particular Serena before and she has arrived once again to give us joy and celebration. :)

:yeah: If she wins Roland Garros that would be my happiest moment of the year and that is talking about my personal life as well. I'm obsessed. :scared:

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 05:45 PM
I didn't know that. :eek: Do they have repeats?

not sure about that
cant access espn360.com now maybe you can login and try

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 05:52 PM
not sure about that
cant access espn360.com now maybe you can login and try

I just tried. I registered and everything. My internet carrier does not carry espn360.com video streams, and I don't know what they have here at work. So, I'm SOL. :shrug:

Aaron.
May 8th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Im watching Bammer-Ana on espn 360 :D

Tennis90
May 8th, 2008, 06:12 PM
^Me too :)
Congrats Serena!!!Job nicely done...

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 06:32 PM
A far more impressive performance from Serena here than in her first match yesterday so congrats to her :) Whereas Fran played awful, Agi seemed to be playing decently but Serena wouldn't allow her into the match. I don't think there were any grunts in the match either, not even a single one :eek:

PatrickRyan
May 8th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Great win Serena! :)

frenchie
May 8th, 2008, 06:43 PM
serena is playing great but what strikes me is that she's playing very clever!
She uses angles, slices, volley, driving volleys...

And she must have worked very hard physically!

I think she will be number 1 at the end of the year and I love it!!

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 06:50 PM
serena is playing great but what strikes me is that she's playing very clever!
She uses angles, slices, volley, driving volleys...

And she must have worked very hard physically!

I think she will be number 1 at the end of the year and I love it!!
not sure about the no 1 but if she plays this way she is definitely taking wimbledon
FO is still justine's to lose really

but yes she has been mixing it well
not totally dependent as she was wimby till the end of the season last year on serve alone

Bounty Hunter
May 8th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Good going, Serena!! Keep it up!! :bounce:

gmokb
May 8th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Oh so lucky and you were sleeping? There is no sleeping when Serena is playing and you are able to watch her on TV. :lol: :p

I know but I had to work till 2 a.m to get the file completed for review. Thankfully I am finished so I can get some sleep for tomorrow match. I want to see all of that one.

Denise4925
May 8th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I know but I had to work till 2 a.m to get the file completed for review. Thankfully I am finished so I can get some sleep for tomorrow match. I want to see all of that one.

Awww, I know how you feel. You are forgiven. ;)

hotandspicey
May 8th, 2008, 07:00 PM
+
Good job Rena.:banana: Aga can be tough, but looks like Serena was focused and determined. She's starting to play like Rena '02...ready to restore order on the courts. Go Rena ! :bounce:

RenaSlam.
May 8th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Wow. She is in devastating form. Moreso than I ever expected.

Stepping into it like she used to in 02/03...towards the end of the highlight reel she was almost 3/4 inside of the baseline on one of Agnieska's second serves :eek: and then just pounded it for a BH winner up the line.

Tech1
May 8th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Serena Scores 17th Straight Win To Set Up Quarterfinal With Safina
By Tennis Week
Thursday, May 08, 2008

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Serena Williams continues to create a comfort zone on clay.

The fifth-seeded Williams racked up her 17th consecutive victory powering past Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-3, 6-1, to storm into the Qatar Telecom German Open on the red clay of Berlin today.

Last month, Williams captured her first clay-court title in six years beating Vera Zvonareva in the final to win the Tier I Charleston championship.

With today's win, Williams raised her record on clay to 7-0 this season, which is one more win that she produced in the last two years combined on clay.

The victory vaults Williams into a quarterfinal match with Dinara Safina.

The 13th-seeded Russian rolled over Justine Henin, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the last eight. Safina, who had not won a set against Henin in suffering five straight losses, advanced to her third quarterfinal of the season on the strength of a victory she called the best win of her career.

"Going into the match I had inside the feeling that today I have a chance," said Safina, who was a quarterfinalist at Gold Coast in January and Miami in March. "Because for her it was the second match and I already played two matches so I was more into the tournament. I just had to take my chances and not make the same mistakes against her I made in previous matches."

The four-time French Open champion suffered her first clay-court loss since she succumbed to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, in the 2007 Berlin semifinals. Henin's loss came 24 hours after reigning Roland Garros men's champion Rafael Nadal fell to former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in Rome.

"It's never easy to lose and to lose that way," said Henin, who will continue her quest for a record fourth consecutive Roland Garros title when the French Open begins in Paris on May 25. "During the whole match I didn't have the intensity and the consistency and it was quite tough. There's nothing more I can really say. She's been better. That's it."

The sixth-ranked Williams is 3-0 lifetime vs. the 17th-ranked Safina, including a 6-2, 6-3 decision in the Roland Garros round of 16 last year.

Alona Bondarenko, the No. 15 seed, fought back from a first-set blowout to send third-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova packing, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Bondarenko is 2-0 lifetime vs. Kuznetsova, who was runner-up to Ana Ivanovic in Berlin last year.

Safina, who had failed to win a set in five prior meetings with Henin, teed off on the three-time Berlin champion's serve, converting eight of 16 break-point chances.

Seventh-seeded Elena Dementieva dismissed fellow Russian Vera Dushevina, 7-5, 6-3, to set up a quarterfinal clash with Jelena Jankovic. The fourth-seeded Serbian broke serve six times and won 12 of the 16 points played on Maria Kirilenko's second serve in a 6-2, 6-4 decision. Prague finalist Victoria Azarenka defeated Argentina's Gisela Dulko, 6-3, 6-1, and will play Bondarenko for a place in the final four.

KEEP IT GOING, SERENA!

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I think Serena seems to be regaining the dominance of Rena 02 but this new and improved Rena 08 has more variety to her game. How awesome to see her play some delicious moonballs today (that were really effective too) :drool:

anon57
May 8th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Good play by Serena:yeah:, Radwanska tried and played a few nice points but she was outclasses for most of the match.

Serenidad.
May 8th, 2008, 07:09 PM
that's how i feel too. While she's much more consistent then her sister she's still highly unpredictable in the sense that you're not sure what you're going to get from match to match or tournament to tournament. And more importantly she needs to stay healthy and she needs a little luck for that cuz she's been very unlucky w/ injuries and outside personal tragedy during the last few years.

saw the highlights and :lol: at Serena standing halfway to the service line on Radwanska's serve. that was hilarious....exactly what Radwanska did to Sharapova difference is Serena stayed there (actually she moved closer) and smacked away some ROS winers. Too bad she won't be able to do the same to Safina who has a good serve.

She had no problem tagging Safina's serve @ FO 07.

The Daviator
May 8th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Serena is 21-1 in 2008.

She's getting better and better, the only thing that will prevent her from winning a Slam or two this year is injury.

Serenidad.
May 8th, 2008, 07:11 PM
:scared: Agnieszka was smothered today. That girl couldn't have done anything perhaps even more helpless because of her serve. However, Serena made that clay feel like grass to her. :tape:

LudwigDvorak
May 8th, 2008, 07:30 PM
From the highlights, this looked like a genuine clay court match. Beautiful stuff from both players.

Please meet Elena in the final. I don't even care if you beat her unless she wastes MP or something. Keep going. :yeah:

Fan_of_Venus
May 8th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Congratulations Rena. Good luck next round.

sweetpeas
May 8th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Well done,Serena,well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

winone23
May 8th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Congrats Serena keep it going!!

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 8th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Serena played a beautiful game. She mixed it up with some brilliant moonballs. I loved it when she hit one to Radwanska's backhand and then came into the court to smack the reply back for a winner :drool: It was so clean and so controlled. It was a stunning performance. Had only one wobble up 5-1 in the first set but after that she played flawless tennis. :yeah:

Good luck in the next round Serena :hug:

RVD
May 8th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Serena is just making me so proud right now. :worship: :cool:

This kind of 'elation' is the sort of feeling I crave, and why I'm hooked on being a Serena Williams fan!!!
It's taken 5 looong years, but babygirl is !%&*#!% BACK!!! :bounce:

Vacant
May 8th, 2008, 09:39 PM
:banana:

spiritedenergy
May 8th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Serena is just making me so proud right now. :worship: :cool:

This kind of 'elation' is the sort of feeling I crave, and why I'm hooked on being a Serena Williams fan!!!
It's taken 5 looong years, but babygirl is !%&*#!% BACK!!! :bounce:

well, it's too early to say if she's back to her 2003 form. But she's playing amazing and I really hope she can keep this form for long:worship:

huberalertsystem
May 8th, 2008, 10:01 PM
go serena.. i'm glad serena is starting to play well again.

gaja kesari
May 8th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Congratulations Serena.
Aga :hug:

dearplastic
May 8th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Serena is playing gloriously this tournament. Aga was helpless out there, and she knew it.

WIN THE TOURNAMENT SERENA!

jenny161185
May 8th, 2008, 11:30 PM
Serena is playing great tennis. Jo durie was like shes still vunerable on this surface - I was thinking "what match is she watching" part of mr wants serena to win the rest of the years slams I don t know whats come over me!!!

-VSR-
May 8th, 2008, 11:35 PM
It's good to see her so determined and confident! :yeah:

She deserves to be healthy and able to play to her abilities for a long period of time. :)

GogoGirl
May 9th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Hey All,

Some of us said Serena could play on clay. I know I did. I mean, she's won the FO before. She knows what it takes. Now granted, each matchup is different - and so she'll have to be ready and show up like she knows - but she can do it.

What a wonderful match she played today. Just 9 UE's? My goodness. She wasn't playing around. Kudos to her - for she is on a mission. I wouldn't put it past her to win it all. She is still one of - if not the best competitor on tour.

I look forward to watching her tomorrow on the tube - and hopefully Sat & Sun too. LOL!

"COME ON SERENA" "KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE" "YOU CAN DO IT - GIRLFRIEND"

mal
May 9th, 2008, 12:16 AM
The Queen is Dead. Long Live the Queen!

No Name Face
May 9th, 2008, 12:19 AM
No, not me. I have an abundance of confidence in Serena. Especially when she's on a winning roll. The only thing I get afraid of is her getting injured, but I'm not even going to let that enter my mind. She was on a roll at Wimbledon, but she got injured. She is like a freight train when she's on a winning streak. There's no stopping her. She's got tunnel vision right now, and that's being at the top where she belongs. Her eye is on the prize right now and that's beating Justine & Co. any which way she can and getting to No. 1. I've witnessed this particular Serena before and she has arrived once again to give us joy and celebration. :)

100% agree with this post. Unlike Elena, who TRULY deserves worry on my end, when Serena wants something, Serena gets it. I've every confidence in her and I want her to win this tournament and Roland Garros. Honestly, I only worry about injury.

LightWarrior
May 9th, 2008, 12:59 AM
She's so beautiful on a tennis court. Powerful, accurate, gracious. Got rid of the grunting. Developped the sliced backhand. The best technique on the tour. I love the new Serena. So serene. And a wonderful human being who has gone through hardship and is making it thanks to her faith and her "never give up" attitude. Her time has finally come again. What goes around comes around indeed.

Volcana
May 9th, 2008, 02:00 AM
Didn't somebody say Serena had a tough draw?

In The Zone
May 9th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Someone better beat or give Serena a scare soon, or she will continue to roll over these girls. Right now she's like a freight train going downhill. Keep it up Ree Ree

Chu chu!! :drool:

hulky9999
May 9th, 2008, 02:20 AM
Wow good job Serenaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Keep it up!

DOUBLEFIST
May 9th, 2008, 02:25 AM
So happy that Serena is getting back to herself- playing close to her potential. What's surprising to me is that so many people here are so surprised! :lol:

When Serena is at or near her best she is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to beat. It's a fact that has ALWAYS been. :shrug:

I simply hope she can maintain this level. If so, this will be a great year.

vettipooh
May 9th, 2008, 02:34 AM
Nice win for Rena. :banana: Right now I think she's so focused on winning Berlin that it's hard to stop her. C'mon Ree. Bring it home!! We've waited a long time for that form and focus.

serenafan08
May 9th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Serena is just on fire right now! She's honestly focused, and that's why she's doing so well. And it's great to see her making an effort to do well on the clay. She's setting herself up for a great run at the French Open. I can't wait!!! :bounce:

MrSerenaWilliams
May 9th, 2008, 04:14 AM
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:yeah: If she wins Roland Garros that would be my happiest moment of the year and that is talking about my personal life as well. I'm obsessed. :scared:

Me too. When she lost to Justine at Wimbledon yesterday on my birthday, I was sulking the whole day, it fucked me up for REAL! lol

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 08:35 AM
The most consistent match I've seen from Serena on clay. Definitely the best since 2002.:worship::dance: This is very encouraging

mal
May 9th, 2008, 09:49 AM
All day? You know, on a good day, she's unbeatable.

BuTtErFrEnA
May 9th, 2008, 10:14 AM
:worship: i'm scared....32 winners and 9 ufe on clay :eek:

frenchie
May 9th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Serena is on a mission named "Olympics Gold Medal"!!

This is the reason for her resurgence this year IMO

frontier
May 9th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Whatever her motivation is,we are all happy she has found her form and should take her place on top of the ladder.These are good times if you are a Serena fan.

nouf
May 10th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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http://www.wtatour.fr/showthread.php?p=7784#post7784

mal
May 10th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Serena is on a mission named "Olympics Gold Medal"!!

This is the reason for her resurgence this year IMO

No it's called World Domination and Queen of the Universe.