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aguy9797
May 9th, 2008, 03:21 PM
the balls were too small?
the balls were too green?
the crowd sill thinks that Steffi Graff was a better tennis player than ME?!
the surface was too clay-ish?
the match should be played in the US where I always win?
I am the best anyway and I lost because my sister is sick, and her puppy got lost?

:devil::devil::devil:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 9th, 2008, 03:22 PM
She doesn't have to use any excuse :rolleyes:

Shoulderpova
May 9th, 2008, 03:24 PM
lol
she was very nice at the net as i can see :)

southpaw58
May 9th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Safina just played better at crucial spots. Safina played that little bit better then Serena in the tiebreak. It's evident that isn't an "excuse" to give.

bandabou
May 9th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Why would she have to give an excuse? Safina was better in the end and she won. Next match...

gmokb
May 9th, 2008, 03:26 PM
the balls were too small?
the balls were too green?
the crowd sill thinks that Steffi Graff was a better tennis player than ME?!
the surface was too clay-ish?
the match should be played in the US where I always win?
I am the best anyway and I lost because my sister is sick, and her puppy got lost?

:devil::devil::devil:

Why don't you send her an e-mail and help her come up with one?:rolleyes:

Mashafaaaaan
May 9th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Serena Williams : You know, I didn't play well, in fact I play at 25%, and I lose in a third set in a final tiebreak, If I had played at 50%, I could easily won 6163:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

kwilliams
May 9th, 2008, 03:26 PM
She was very, very gracious at the net and with the exception of the second set she played a good game so I don't see any excuses coming. She seems to quite like Safina so I think she'll take this loss on the chin.

Avid Merrion
May 9th, 2008, 03:27 PM
the pressure of trying to live up to adeegee's thread title was just too much for her :sad:

Olórin
May 9th, 2008, 03:27 PM
This is one of the rare occassions where Serena was actually outplayed, so I doubt she'll bother giving excuses :shrug:

AndreConrad
May 9th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Why should she use any excuse. Serena played a great game, Safina just played better... here is tennis for you

The Kaz
May 9th, 2008, 03:27 PM
She has a inferiority complex to Safina :lol:

eugreene2
May 9th, 2008, 03:28 PM
No excuse ... Serena got a little lax in that 2nd set and she couldn't put down the hammer in the 3rd because Safina now had a world of confidence. Serena still will do well next week and at the French!!!

The Kaz
May 9th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Why should she use any excuse. Serena played a great game, Safina just played better... here is tennis for you

Thats NEVER the case with Serena...its always "something" went wrong causing her to lose, hence never giving credit to her opponent :o

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 03:29 PM
We probably won't see many excuses. However, Serena is surely upset with her serve (DF's + Low First Serve %), so we may hear her talk about that.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 9th, 2008, 03:30 PM
No excuses. Just say "I play bad today".

ElusiveChanteuse
May 9th, 2008, 03:30 PM
I think she'd be saying Safina played better than her in crucial moments.:shrug:
She won't admit she played bad herself usually.Maybe she'll say her serve is missing.:shrug:

Karsten Braasch
May 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
"I chipped a finger nail" :devil:

pov
May 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Wtf? I'm not a Serena Williams fan. However, I have yet to see a case of her making excuses. There was a time when she wouldn't give her opponents any credit in their wins but recently she has been very gracious in all her comments, pre and post match. Yesterday she simply said she was thankful that she had won her match.

VRee_Willario
May 9th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Serena :) She'll be focused for Roland Garros now. Hopefully she'll do better there. :D

Pureracket
May 9th, 2008, 03:35 PM
:haha: I love these threads about Serena. :haha:

brehondavis
May 9th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Serena Williams : You know, I didn't play well, in fact I play at 25%, and I lose in a third set in a final tiebreak, If I had played at 50%, I could easily won 6163:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Interesting Mashafan you are saying this now...but when Serena beat Maria in Charleston, you were quite quiet..lol...too bad Maria is "injured" or else Serena could have smacked her down AGAIN..lol

gmokb
May 9th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Serena Williams : You know, I didn't play well, in fact I play at 25%, and I lose in a third set in a final tiebreak, If I had played at 50%, I could easily won 6163:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I see you are still reeling from the beating she gave your favourite a few weeks ago. All I can say for you is seek help.

Thkmra
May 9th, 2008, 03:40 PM
:lol::lol::lol: @ this thread blowing up in the thread-starter's face!!:smash::banghead::silly:

See this match was very competitive, and well played by both and MOST 'Serena fans', can digest this lost....still can't complain about her finding her game, and the terrific run she's had.:p

Only the typical haters and trolls will come out from their holes to play:lol::lol::wavey:

Destiny
May 9th, 2008, 03:42 PM
It waS a bad day thats all she has to say :o

brehondavis
May 9th, 2008, 03:44 PM
It waS a bad day thats all she has to say :o
It was a bad serving day, but that's about it. As a Serena fan, yes I will admit I dont like for Serena to lose, but this is digestable indeed because of the level of play. Serena didn't lose the match, Safina won it.

DA FOREHAND
May 9th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Serena Williams : You know, I didn't play well, in fact I play at 25%, and I lose in a third set in a final tiebreak, If I had played at 50%, I could easily won 6163:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Or maybe it was Serena's shoulder acting up, yes the very same shoulder she won her previous three tournaments with.:wavey:


Maybe they forced her to take a few pictures, we all know how mentally draining that can be. I mean she's a delicate little flower, flashbulbs could ruin her preperation.:rolleyes:

DA FOREHAND
May 9th, 2008, 04:44 PM
No excuses. Just say "I play bad today".

She might say "I played bad today" I doubt you'd hear her say "I play bad today"


Salt, Peppa, Ketchup!?

Il Primo!
May 9th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Serena was vey gracious at the net. You're smocking something.

Craigy
May 9th, 2008, 04:50 PM
She lost to give her #1 fan The Kaz a reason to live another day. :hug:

AyumiMorita
May 9th, 2008, 04:50 PM
yeah even though she might make an excuse
she was pretty gracious and was smiling and was pretty happy (relatively)
yeah broken string
but congratulation to dinara!

VeeJJ
May 9th, 2008, 04:53 PM
what excuse does she have to use. It was good hard fought match that she ended uplosing in the end. I woulndn't thinks she's too dissappointed.

huberalertsystem
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
well crud.. i knew i should only think serena is going to win against maria .. you know that is the deal with serena and maria ..i try to be a maria fan but maria loses to serena and serena always looks halfway decent when she plays maria .. i guess one just has to pull for maria at this point.. until they play and hope that maria can get over her slump of losing to serena.. but i still think maria gets the best serena ..whereas everyone else gets a break ..literally

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM
She will only improve from here!

After her last loss she came back stronger! Hopefully, this will have the same effect. :yeah:

Serena loves Safina, she won't be making any excuses.

vejh
May 9th, 2008, 05:22 PM
I'm going to get in trouble here but Serena did say Dinara didn't win the match, she lost it. And she's never served so many dfs in one match etc. I thought it was funny reading the excuse and then reading this thread.

Good call thread starter.lol.

PS> be lenient I don't usually do this. But life is funny sometimes.lol

And her beaten opponent Williams was taking defeat in her stride.

"I didn't play at all well, I have never hit so many double faults (seven) in one game," said Williams who says she will raise her game for Roland Garros which starts on May 26.

"I definitely lost that match, rather than she won it off me, it just wasn't my day out there.

"It wasn't pretty for me out there at all.

justine schnyder
May 9th, 2008, 05:22 PM
I don't know :lol:
But she actually seemd nice and smiley at the net

Demska
May 9th, 2008, 05:23 PM
INUrjEDd OF COURSE!

Olórin
May 9th, 2008, 05:27 PM
I'm going to get in trouble here but Serena did say Dinara didn't win the match, she lost it. And she's never served so many dfs in one match etc. I thought it was funny reading the excuse and then reading this thread.

Good call thread starter.lol.

PS> be lenient I don't usually do this. But life is funny sometimes.lol

Well I will wait for a full transcript for I judge but...I would be surprised to hear Serena say that Safina didn't win the match. It's still not really an excuse...she did serve a lot of doubles. I guess she's just upset that she lost. She was nice to Dinara on the court though, which is what counts most. Be professional on the court and in the locker room and you can say whatever you like in the press conferences and in the street as far as I'm concerned; the opponent isn't really going to care about a routine press conference, they're busy preparing for their next match.

Destiny
May 9th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Lets not get the interview on here:tape:

vejh
May 9th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Serena Lover, I edited my post to put quotations from an article. However, it is true her full interview may include additional and somewhat contradictory responses to that (eg. "she played very well"/ "she played better than me today").

Also most players are at least cordial at net (eg. lately Serena seems very indulging at net), but those are just actions. Inside they could be steaming mad, wanting to punch someone out (esp. the ump.), etc. So I don't think folks should make too much of common, and sometimes, trained actions at net.

Olórin
May 9th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Well thanks for the quotes. Serena hates losing more than anyone else out there though, and to be fair she isn't that used to it :shrug:

treufreund
May 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM
"I didn't play at all well, I have never hit so many double faults (seven) in one game," said Williams who says she will raise her game for Roland Garros which starts on May 26.

"I definitely lost that match, rather than she won it off me, it just wasn't my day out there.

"It wasn't pretty for me out there at all.


HOW GRACIOUS OF YOU, SERENA :fiery:

treufreund
May 9th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Correction: SHE WON THE MATCH and YOU LOST. BOTH HAPPENED TODAY!

Pureracket
May 9th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Correction: SHE WON THE MATCH and YOU LOST. BOTH HAPPENED TODAY!

Let it go.....

justine schnyder
May 9th, 2008, 06:22 PM
"I didn't play at all well, I have never hit so many double faults (seven) in one game," said Williams who says she will raise her game for Roland Garros which starts on May 26.

"I definitely lost that match, rather than she won it off me, it just wasn't my day out there.

"It wasn't pretty for me out there at all.


HOW GRACIOUS OF YOU, SERENA :fiery:

Serena :o

whyme225
May 9th, 2008, 06:25 PM
I'm going to get in trouble here but Serena did say Dinara didn't win the match, she lost it. And she's never served so many dfs in one match etc. I thought it was funny reading the excuse and then reading this thread.

Good call thread starter.lol.

PS> be lenient I don't usually do this. But life is funny sometimes.lol

And her beaten opponent Williams was taking defeat in her stride.

"I didn't play at all well, I have never hit so many double faults (seven) in one game," said Williams who says she will raise her game for Roland Garros which starts on May 26.

"I definitely lost that match, rather than she won it off me, it just wasn't my day out there.

"It wasn't pretty for me out there at all.


That's the way to do it Serena. Just say how it was. Unlike someone I know who claims she has no confidence...such low self-esteem coming from the #1 player.

whyme225
May 9th, 2008, 06:29 PM
"I didn't play at all well, I have never hit so many double faults (seven) in one game," said Williams who says she will raise her game for Roland Garros which starts on May 26.

"I definitely lost that match, rather than she won it off me, it just wasn't my day out there.

"It wasn't pretty for me out there at all.


HOW GRACIOUS OF YOU, SERENA :fiery:

She said exactly what she felt...fuck graciousness that shit don't get you nowhere. she does not have to be gracious to a damn soul...you people crack me up with this stupid graciousness give me a damn break.

whyme225
May 9th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Correction: SHE WON THE MATCH and YOU LOST. BOTH HAPPENED TODAY!

And safina will most probably lose tomorrow. I am really hoping she wins this tournament though.

SharapovaFan16
May 9th, 2008, 06:36 PM
She said exactly what she felt...fuck graciousness that shit don't get you nowhere. she does not have to be gracious to a damn soul...you people crack me up with this stupid graciousness give me a damn break.


Uhhh sometimes yes you do. That is what we like to call sportsmanship. I agree no need to kiss your opponent's feet every time in defeat, but every once in a while credit needs to be given where it's due. It just shows the type of person Serena is. If she wants to be portrayed that way that is her deal though because I'm sure she could care less.

Williamsser
May 9th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Serena beat Serena.

Dave.
May 9th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Serena is alot more gracious after her losses these days. The whole excuse thing is old now.

Adal
May 9th, 2008, 06:43 PM
That's so old :o

SharapovaFan16
May 9th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Serena is alot more gracious after her losses these days. The whole excuse thing is old now.

You do know she said her opponent didn't win the match today right?

Kart
May 9th, 2008, 06:44 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=214492