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Mina Vagante
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Good win :)

Promising for the next rounds :)

The Daviator
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Go Serena :hearts:

tdot.
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:04 AM
That match was UGLY!:tape:

Pasta-Na
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:04 AM
last year 6-3 6-1, won one more game this time, yuan :hearts:

doni1212
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:05 AM
Serena looked good today, :yeah:
Keep it up Ree!!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:05 AM
She looked fitter, a bit lazy but thats normal Serena.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:05 AM
Serena :yeah: Congrats on the win.

Good luck in the next round :hug:

saul1333
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:05 AM
never in doubt :)

Mina Vagante
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:06 AM
She looked fitter, a bit lazy but thats normal Serena.

:lol:

friendsita
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Good job Ree

LindsayRulz
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:07 AM
Looked like she had toubles serving at the begining of the match but it was okay at the end. Well played Serena! :)

Serenita
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:07 AM
good win ree
NEXT!

Lucemferre
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:07 AM
last year 6-3 6-1, won one more game this time, yuan :hearts:

:worship:

Godis
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:07 AM
She played really well. Good job Ree...

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:09 AM
Nicely done Serena :yeah:.

I think she will have a tougher match up against ( most likely ) Dulko in the 2nd rd and Miss Thunda in the 3rd. I still expect both matches to be str8 set wins though ;):bounce:.

Br'er Rabbit
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Great way to start off and dealt with the heat nicely. Extra cool points for the outfit.

Lulu.
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Well done Ree. :yeah:

Played well, looked great. Good luck in the next round. :D

Vaidisova
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Serena:yeah:

young_gunner913
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Serena :hearts: Keep it up. :yeah:

Renalicious
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Nicely done. :)

supergrunt
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Serena :D !

starin
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:15 AM
She looks less fit than at USO. She's def gotten a little bigger. Serena please work on your fitness.

As for tennis she was meh. It was incredibly hot so that could be a factor. Please play better Serena!! and improve your serve please.

Good luck in the next round!! :yeah:

simonsaystennis
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Decisive win Serena! She barely even had to try in the end. :lol:

Ellery
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Meng :hug:

HRHoliviasmith
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:41 AM
:bigclap:

Roookie
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:42 AM
I missed the match!!!...but c'mon Serena you can totally win this tournament. I want another JJ vs Ree final!!!.

RenaSlam.
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:48 AM
I missed this match as well. Go on, Serena. Take the title again.

dynamoRockstarr
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:02 AM
she played well considering the on court temperature of 141 degrees she played in. GO RENA!!!

homogenius
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Almost 50 ue in 17 games and so few rallies :help:
Serena got the job done but really boring stuff.

kwilliams
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Go Serena! Onwards and upwards!

Mina Vagante
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Go Serena! Onwards and upwards!

:dance:

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:47 AM
serena looks in great shape, i didn't think she was by the look in the pictures from the tournament last week but boy is live tv different. i've changed my mind, she's a serious contender. i really think the only one that can beat her is venus. this tournament is all hers if her heart is truly there :)

iGOAT
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:48 AM
Ree :D

G1Player2
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:48 AM
serena looks in great shape, i didn't think she was by the look in the pictures from the tournament last week but boy is live tv different. i've changed my mind, she's a serious contender. i really think the only one that can beat her is venus. this tournament is all hers if her heart is truly there :)

You were saying she needed her ass kicked last week though. :rolleyes: :D

court70
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:52 AM
serena looks in great shape, i didn't think she was by the look in the pictures from the tournament last week but boy is live tv different. i've changed my mind, she's a serious contender. i really think the only one that can beat her is venus. this tournament is all hers if her heart is truly there :)

:rolleyes:As soon as she starts to have a little trouble in a match or she goes to 3 sets you will be back here talking crap about how unfit she is and the usual....So spear me fav or no fav.

This is the girls first match give her sometime to get a couple of matches under her belt before you start dubbing her the winner. Funny you were not saying all that a couple of threads ago that's why I feel people should just keep their negative comments to themselves before they get egg all over their faces.

LeRoy.
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:58 AM
Serena looked good. Considering the hot conditions i think she played well.

AnywhereButHome
Jan 20th, 2009, 05:51 AM
:hearts:Serena:hearts:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 20th, 2009, 05:53 AM
serena looks in great shape, i didn't think she was by the look in the pictures from the tournament last week but boy is live tv different. i've changed my mind, she's a serious contender. i really think the only one that can beat her is venus. this tournament is all hers if her heart is truly there :)
:unsure:

You were saying she needed her ass kicked last week though. :rolleyes: :D

Took the words off of my keyboard

:rolleyes:As soon as she starts to have a little trouble in a match or she goes to 3 sets you will be back here talking crap about how unfit she is and the usual....So spear me fav or no fav.

This is the girls first match give her sometime to get a couple of matches under her belt before you start dubbing her the winner. Funny you were not saying all that a couple of threads ago that's why I feel people should just keep their negative comments to themselves before they get egg all over their faces.

.....amen!

Br'er Rabbit
Jan 20th, 2009, 05:56 AM
:rolleyes:As soon as she starts to have a little trouble in a match or she goes to 3 sets you will be back here talking crap about how unfit she is and the usual....So spear me fav or no fav.

This is the girls first match give her sometime to get a couple of matches under her belt before you start dubbing her the winner. Funny you were not saying all that a couple of threads ago that's why I feel people should just keep their negative comments to themselves before they get egg all over their faces.


:worship: Exactly!

RJWCapriati
Jan 20th, 2009, 05:57 AM
At least Yuan got 1 more game than last year.....Nice hitting from Serena as always

bandabou
Jan 20th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Serve stats don't look that great..more df's than aces?! fastest serve 174?!
Needs to pick it up..

darrinbaker00
Jan 20th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Serve stats don't look that great..more df's than aces?! fastest serve 174?!
Needs to pick it up..
In my opinion, aces and double-faults are the two most overrated statistics in tennis. First of all, you don't win an extra point if you serve an ace, and you don't lose an extra point if you double. Secondly, a double at 40-0 isn't nearly the same as a double at 0-40, but they both show up on the stat sheet equally. Patrick McEnroe said it, and I believe it: whoever wins the battle of second-serve points (55%-45% to Serena) and break points (Serena 3 of 7, Yuan 0 of 2) usually wins the match.

Avid Merrion
Jan 20th, 2009, 07:18 AM
:bounce: nice start Serena, keep it up!! :D :kiss:

bandabou
Jan 20th, 2009, 07:33 AM
In my opinion, aces and double-faults are the two most overrated statistics in tennis. First of all, you don't win an extra point if you serve an ace, and you don't lose an extra point if you double. Secondly, a double at 40-0 isn't nearly the same as a double at 0-40, but they both show up on the stat sheet equally. Patrick McEnroe said it, and I believe it: whoever wins the battle of second-serve points (55%-45% to Serena) and break points (Serena 3 of 7, Yuan 0 of 2) usually wins the match.

Agreed..it's that we're used to Serena AND winning those battles as you say AND having better serving stats. But your point is well made.

youizahoe
Jan 20th, 2009, 08:57 AM
She looks less fit than at USO. She's def gotten a little bigger. Serena please work on your fitness.

As for tennis she was meh. It was incredibly hot so that could be a factor. Please play better Serena!! and improve your serve please.

Good luck in the next round!! :yeah:

You need to buy some glasses :o
Serena's legs are a lot slimmer and more toned, she also has her abs ago :o:o:o

youizahoe
Jan 20th, 2009, 09:06 AM
In my opinion, aces and double-faults are the two most overrated statistics in tennis. First of all, you don't win an extra point if you serve an ace, and you don't lose an extra point if you double. Secondly, a double at 40-0 isn't nearly the same as a double at 0-40, but they both show up on the stat sheet equally. Patrick McEnroe said it, and I believe it: whoever wins the battle of second-serve points (55%-45% to Serena) and break points (Serena 3 of 7, Yuan 0 of 2) usually wins the match.

Not really true what you are saying, Aces these days do give you extra points, not during the match, but they give a mental advantage over your opponent. The opponent will be more struggling with his serve because of the extra added pressure by the well-serving-opponent.

Also the stat thing that McEnroe stated is hardly ever true, you can find many serena matches where she had half the second serve percentage as her opponent and she easily won.

Example:Winner d. Loser 6/4 6/4

Winner has = 2/4 second serves won, 2/3 break pts won
Loser has = 2/3 second serves won, 1/1 break pts won

If this would ever be true, it would be really coincidence cause numbers don't say anything.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 20th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Serve stats don't look that great..more df's than aces?! fastest serve 174?!
Needs to pick it up..

Serena's serve changed depending on the side of the court she was on.

When she was serving on the far side (from the camera) she was just arming in the serve and not using her legs. She was mainly slicing the first serve in because of the sun. She began to hit it slightly more like her usual serve towards the end of the second set.

On the side closest to the camera she was hitting her serve pretty well. She really didn't need to serve fast because Meng is a small player and she was using the angles on her serve.

youizahoe
Jan 20th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Serve stats don't look that great..more df's than aces?! fastest serve 174?!
Needs to pick it up..

Serena doesn't pick it up unless she is challenged, her serve is always on, but she was practicing today, not really competing.

Why would she serve 190 km's while she knows she can win the same amount of points with a lower speed?

Ciarán
Jan 20th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Ree :yeah:

bandabou
Jan 20th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Serena's serve changed depending on the side of the court she was on.

When she was serving on the far side (from the camera) she was just arming in the serve and not using her legs. She was mainly slicing the first serve in because of the sun. She began to hit it slightly more like her usual serve towards the end of the second set.

On the side closest to the camera she was hitting her serve pretty well. She really didn't need to serve fast because Meng is a small player and she was using the angles on her serve.

Thanks for the head up..so Serena's gonna be aight. Ok. Nice..' cause as the serve goes so goes Serena.

bandabou
Jan 20th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Serena doesn't pick it up unless she is challenged, her serve is always on, but she was practicing today, not really competing.

Why would she serve 190 km's while she knows she can win the same amount of points with a lower speed?

I see..indeed there was no real challenge. The numbers just stood out I guess.

Dodoboy.
Jan 20th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Well done Ree!

Onwards :drive:

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 20th, 2009, 10:18 AM
Yuan is a weeeeaaak player :tape:
She didn't even try to push Serena who almost fell asleep on the court. No rallies at all.

winone23
Jan 20th, 2009, 10:58 AM
congrats Serena keep going

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM
i only saw half of the second set but i swear yuan used to be better than that :tape:

volta
Jan 20th, 2009, 02:34 PM
get it :rocker2:

harloo
Jan 20th, 2009, 03:14 PM
What worries me is Serena's movement because her game looks fine. The reason she hit so many errors is because of the footwork. She was lethargic out there and I hope she can overcome this within the next few matches. I always wonder why won't she just try to lose the extra weight because if she did nobody on tour would be able to defeat her.;)

Black Mamba.
Jan 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM
Very workman like effort from Rena. She conserved energy and looked to be in pretty good shape to win. When it comes to Serena I think as long as she is mentally focused she'll be alright.

SV_Fan
Jan 20th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Good Job

sweetpeas
Jan 20th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Serena looks very very nice!Venus to!

raquel
Jan 20th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Well done Serena :) Good solid start ;)

Serena's Hubby
Jan 20th, 2009, 11:51 PM
I missed the match!!!...but c'mon Serena you can totally win this tournament. I want another JJ vs Ree final!!!.

since she and vee are on the same side i would like to see that too!!

She looks less fit than at USO. She's def gotten a little bigger. Serena please work on your fitness.

As for tennis she was meh. It was incredibly hot so that could be a factor. Please play better Serena!! and improve your serve please.

Good luck in the next round!! :yeah:

Yeah i really don't compare USO to Now I compare YEC to now and Serena looks a lot better..Too me she looks the same as USO if not better!!!!!!! I feel like her fitness is what shes been working on

Very workman like effort from Rena. She conserved energy and looked to be in pretty good shape to win. When it comes to Serena I think as long as she is mentally focused she'll be alright.

I totally agree..serena can be as big as aretha franklin and as long as she's mentally tough, she's fine :lol: although seeing Aretha this morning looks like she loss some weight