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RenaSlam.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:44 AM
StraightSetRena :hearts:

Saw a glipse of NetRena, too!

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:45 AM
are you for real? is it over already?

Kenny
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM
oh ok, so great.. I just tuned in and saw them walking off the court, I wondered. Yay! Go Serena! :D

Serenita
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM
YAY Serena!!!

Geisha
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM
Woooooohoooooo!

Dave.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM
Total breakdown from Olga. Serena barely had to play after so many DF's from her opponent. It's tough to say what level Serena is playing at from that match, but things seem alright for now. Cannot see anyone really troubling her till the QF.

young_gunner913
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Congrats Serena!! :woohoo:

Disappointed I didn't get to see it though. :o

Wolverines08
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Go Rena!!! She did not want anymore rain, but she brought out all the thunder!

winone23
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:47 AM
well done Serena. Go USA!

LudwigDvorak
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Govortsova is one of the worst top fifty players I've ever seen.

Serena didn't have to do anything to win this match, but she hit some nice serves and volleys too.

kwilliams
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Well done Serena! She wasted no time today!

RenaSlam.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Chris Paul and Lebron were in the stands cheering after the match :worship:

Team USA :worship:

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Good job, Serena!!!
And LeBron was there, :drool: He looked so good, :lol:

LudwigDvorak
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:49 AM
It's all about Chris Paul. :lol: So frickin' gorgeous.

supergrunt
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Serena :D !

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:51 AM
It's all about Chris Paul. :lol: So frickin' gorgeous.

Yeah, he's sexy as well, :lol:

starin
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Govortsova is one of the worst top fifty players I've ever seen.

Serena didn't have to do anything to win this match, but she hit some nice serves and volleys too.

i think that's a bit ott.
I can see why Govortsova is top 50. She's got a lot of power and she handles power well when she can get to the ball.

I thought Serena's one forehand on the run was amazing. reminded me of her back at her peak. Govortsova made a lot of errors and dfs and Serena played okay enough and that's why the match went so fast. Govortsova only has one speed on her groundies, and when they go in she's fairly tough.

Serena was good enough. not horrible and not pushing and babying the ball so much. Room for improvement but good enough to get through. def. not horrible like some people were saying.

Lin Lin
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Jia You!!Serena!!

starin
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:52 AM
Chris Paul and Lebron were in the stands cheering after the match :worship:

Team USA :worship:

woot!! the basketball players and football players love Rena.


Roger Federer just got huge applause. poor Tursunov.

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:54 AM
woot!! the basketball players and football players love Rena.


Roger Federer just got huge applause. poor Tursunov.

Hey, it's my favorite ump for the men, :lol:

RichyRena
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:02 AM
Well done serena, woke up at 5.30am and I think she was on court for about 15mins lol

Hardiansf
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Well done Serena. Good luck against Stosur.

*Jean*
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Poor Olga, always looking depressed :sad:

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:20 AM
:)

Serena's Hubby
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:25 AM
Thats they way gold here we come

Renalicious
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:35 AM
First singles win in Olympics. :drool: Well done Rena. :)

hankqq
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:39 AM
Of course I'm thrilled Serena is through to the next round, but as others have said, Govortsova didn't play well, and she didn't test Serena that much. Serena should be able to handle Stosur tomorrow. Go Ree :yeah:

Rising Sun
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:39 AM
Rena :kiss:

Lulu.
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:06 AM
Well done Serena. :yeah:

tonybotz
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Usa!! Usa!! Usa!!

Dodoboy.
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:17 AM
I knew i shouldn't have woken up.

Ree got it handled :angel:

Well done! Glad she ddin't concede a game!

Dodoboy.
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:18 AM
Chris Paul and Lebron were in the stands cheering after the match :worship:

Team USA :worship:

WOW!

That is so cool!

Her first olympic win :hearts:

Destiny
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:23 AM
hELL NO
i WISH i woke up early now :sobbing:

Glad she won

Brooklyn90
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Serena :bounce:
Team USA :bounce: :bounce:

The Dawntreader
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Was HittinghardandflatSerena out there today?;)

Anyway, great start to her olympic campaign:bounce:

Elwin.
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:50 AM
Serena :D

azmad_88
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:52 AM
congrats serena

Chance
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:49 PM
I like the jacket when Serena is warming up but I'm not feeling the dress.
Serena keep it going!!!!
:D

cn ireland
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Very comfortable start to Serena's quest for gold :)!

sweetpeas
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Well done...Just play your game,Serena...Love you!:wavey::kiss::bounce::worship::cool::D

Tennisaddict
Aug 11th, 2008, 02:41 PM
:yeah: Looks like Venus and Serena are the only top players left with a real chance to win a medal. I hope they will stay healthy troughout the whole week.

Emina.
Aug 11th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Excellent! :yeah: Keep it up :cool:

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:35 PM
I like the jacket when Serena is warming up but I'm not feeling the dress.
Serena keep it going!!!!
:D

The colors make the dress horrible.

Denise4925
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Damn, I'm so mad I missed the match. The Olympics are on so many networks, it's hard to keep up where the tennis is. I missed Vee's match too.

Saw Rodger and Ginipri today.

I'm glad she is moving on to the second round. GO USA.

Demska
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:22 PM
How the heck is Govomitsova in the top 50? Totally and utter brainless ball basher, that doesn't even come close. Horrible serve and nothing in her game.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:22 PM
The colors make the dress horrible.

If they were arranged differently (red dress, blue belt, white ruffle) it might be better...and that FLAG?! :ugh: Tacky as HELL!

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Serena :yeah:

SV_Fan
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:37 PM
any video? highlights?

Vincey!
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Olga played soooo bad in the 2nd set :tape:....Well done Serena :yeah:

Amalgamate
Aug 11th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Good Job Rena! Keep it up :yeah:

LightWarrior
Aug 11th, 2008, 11:37 PM
It's SErena, not Rena, I hate this nickname. Sounds like Renee, which is probably the ugliest name ever. Vee is much better.