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young_gunner913
Jul 13th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Do you think that Serena should try and attempt to have the career slam in mixed doubles? She's won Wimbledon and the U.S Open in 1998 and has reached the finals of Australia and Roland Garros. She would be the first player since Martina Nav to have the career slam in all 3 events. And to my knowledge, I think the only other player to do this is Margaret Smith Court. :scratch:

What do you think? :D

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jul 13th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Both the sisters should try winning the Mixed doubles slams that they are lacking. Would be nice to have a boxed set.

RYNJ
Jul 13th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Both the sisters should try winning the Mixed doubles slams that they are lacking. Would be nice to have a boxed set.

Actually, if you combine both Venus and Serena's mixed doubles titles, they would have all of them :)

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2009, 08:54 AM
Depends. Maybe when Serena's after 30?:shrug:

Lulu.
Jul 13th, 2009, 12:48 PM
I would love to see her try and do it next year. :D

But I see this as something she will do when she's about done with tennis. Which is cool too.

Olórin
Jul 13th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Not next year, while she's at the top of the game she should concentrate on singles.

bandabou
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Not happening yet..only when she's not an elite singles player anymore.

serenafan08
Jul 13th, 2009, 01:44 PM
I would love to see her and Roddick team up. That would be fun. :drool: :hearts:

Breske
Jul 13th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Do it later when she's declining in singles.

mr_burns
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:02 PM
I think Navratilova completed a grand slam in everything 3 years ago, hasn't she


serena won't play mixed next year, don't see this happen at all...especially not at the 2 slams which are more physical than the other ones

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:14 PM
I would love to see her try and do it next year. :D

But I see this as something she will do when she's about done with tennis. Which is cool too.

It would be fun to watch certainly. Serena's accomplished all there is in ladies doubles so outside of practice there's no reason for her to continue with that.

darrinbaker00
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:22 PM
It would be fun to watch certainly. Serena's accomplished all there is in ladies doubles so outside of practice there's no reason for her to continue with that.
Really? What year did Serena win the Grand Slam in doubles? When did she break the all-time record for doubles majors? I can't believe I missed all that.

Dave.
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Navratilova completed the Boxed Set in 2003 with the AO mixed.

Serena has been into all 12 finals just lost the AO and RG mixed finals. I have always wanted her to go after it, I think it'd be a great thing to see someone accomplish. But if she has ambitions to do it I hope she starts soon, can't just expect to show up one year and win them both. :shrug: I wonder if she'd play with Mirnyi again, or Blake, Fish?



It would be fun to watch certainly. Serena's accomplished all there is in ladies doubles so outside of practice there's no reason for her to continue with that.

She's won all the Grand Slams yes. Still gotta get that no.1 and I don't believe she's ever qualified for a YEC let alone win one.

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Really? What year did Serena win the Grand Slam in doubles? When did she break the all-time record for doubles majors? I can't believe I missed all that.


Really. She has all the slam titles in doubles at least once. Conversely if this is the case about the 'Grand slam', Serena then needs to keep on playing tennis, even into her old, old, old age perhaps past Navy age until she gets the grand slam in singles and breaks the all-time record for singles. She only needs the French/Australian in mixed, that would be great and I hope she gets it. She can start next year :D

Olórin
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM
can't just expect to show up one year and win them both. :shrug:


Why not? She did in 1998 :lol:

Breske
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Exactly. It's mixed doubles for goodness sakes.

Bob Bryan would be the ideal partner for her. They'd be near unbreakable.

Dodoboy.
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:36 PM
She can just just show up and win, so no pressure to hurry.

Mikey B
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:37 PM
i think when the single slam titles start to become more difficult to obtain, then she'll go for the box set, but i dont think she's gonna waste energy on mixed doubles when she can still win the singles.

Olórin
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Why not? She did in 1998 :lol:

She can just just show up and win, so no pressure to hurry.

:lol:

Dave.
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Why not? She did in 1998 :lol:

True :lol: She could have actually got it all done then and there thinking about it.

But I hope she goes for it sooner rather than later if she wants to win them, never know how many chances you will get. Has she ever said anything about trying for the boxed set?

Breske
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:40 PM
They interviewed her around Wimbledon about it. She said she was knowledgeable of the fact that she needs those two but she keeps choosing to play doubles with Venus over completing them.

There's no way Serena is going to enter three events at a slam.

Olórin
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:46 PM
True :lol: She could have actually got it all done then and there thinking about it.

But I hope she goes for it sooner rather than later if she wants to win them, never know how many chances you will get. Has she ever said anything about trying for the boxed set?

True, all it takes it a bit of luck either way, perhaps she's waiting for a really good partner :shrug:

Breske
Jul 13th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Did you not read my post? :rolleyes:

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 13th, 2009, 04:11 PM
not yet. she's in a good time in her career to keep racking up singles slams :D

LindsayRulz
Jul 13th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I think she should, but I'd be really surprised if she did attempt it next year. :p

Diesel
Jul 13th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Question is, with who?

AkademiQ
Jul 13th, 2009, 10:20 PM
She can just just show up and win, so no pressure to hurry.

Then why wait? :rolleyes:

young_gunner913
Jul 14th, 2009, 09:00 AM
not yet. she's in a good time in her career to keep racking up singles slams :D

and doubles. ;)

Question is, with who?

bob bryan would be the ideal partner like others have said.

personally for australia i would have her team up with roddick for obvious reasons. :drool:

Uranium
Jul 15th, 2009, 01:39 AM
I hope she does in the coming years, preferably next year.

Do you think that Serena should try and attempt to have the career slam in mixed doubles? She's won Wimbledon and the U.S Open in 1998 and has reached the finals of Australia and Roland Garros. She would be the first player since Martina Nav to have the career slam in all 3 events. And to my knowledge, I think the only other player to do this is Margaret Smith Court. :scratch:

What do you think? :D
Doris Hart as well. BJK is only missing AO doubles which she lost twice in the finals and played AO 5 times for doubles.
I think Navratilova completed a grand slam in everything 3 years ago, hasn't she


serena won't play mixed next year, don't see this happen at all...especially not at the 2 slams which are more physical than the other ones
Mixed Doubles wasn't played from 1970 to 1986, so she didn't have many chances, along with the fact she then could only play to win it 3 times up until her fourth where she won it in 2003.


She's won all the Grand Slams yes. Still gotta get that no.1 and I don't believe she's ever qualified for a YEC let alone win one.
They qualified in 1999 I believe, but Serena withdrew from the YEC and they were first alternates in 2000 and would have gotten in the draw had Venus entered the event.

In The Zone
Jul 15th, 2009, 01:49 AM
If the Sisters can get to #1 in doubles this year, which they could if they win the Open and the YEC plus playing a few other events, Serena might want to play the Mixed next year since there won't be much else to earn in doubles.

I think she'll put it off for a few years, though. No need to go after it now when her and Venus are doing so well together.