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LightWarrior
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:31 PM
I was struck by the fact that right after she won she counted on her hands and showed it to her people the 13 lucky number. I just read her post-match interview and she just said that she wants to give back, bring more schools in Africa, make people happier (I paraphrase) etc, that it matters more than how many slams you win. But to me that's just PR. Next step : catch up with Nav/Evert's 18 slams.

Helen Lawson
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:36 PM
5 more majors at 28 is a large task, but Serena is the breaker of the rules. She does want it, not sure she can get it, but she will get close.

StephenUK
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:39 PM
Well it's got to be, she doesn't win WTA events, what else should she go for, ITFs?

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:39 PM
with how the tour is right now compared to her, i wouldn't be surprised if she won 10 more really lol

$uricate
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:43 PM
Slams are the ones that matter. She's got the right idea frankly, Serena could get away with only playing the slams and have a chance at every one.

dreamgoddess099
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:46 PM
If that's her choice.

Pureracket
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:49 PM
I was struck by the fact that right after she won she counted on her hands and showed it to her people the 13 lucky number. I just read her post-match interview and she just said that she wants to give back, bring more schools in Africa, make people happier (I paraphrase) etc, that it matters more than how many slams you win. But to me that's just PR. Next step : catch up with Nav/Evert's 18 slams.She's opened up two schools on the continent of Africa. Why would you dismiss her desire to help others as PR? :confused:

Marty-Dom
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:50 PM
two more years like the last two and she might just catch up with Martina and Chris. That would put her at 30 years old when catching them. Certainly doable. But, can she stick with it for that long?

StephenUK
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:51 PM
I still think she should win another grass court tournament to prove Wimbledon wasn't a fluke. She could enter ITF Nottingham if she gets dumped out of Roland Garros early enough!

Pureracket
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:53 PM
I still think she should win another grass court tournament to prove Wimbledon wasn't a fluke. She could enter ITF Nottingham if she gets dumped out of Roland Garros early enough!:haha: She's won Wimbledon 4 times. I know you're a troll, but I'm board before I go to this 4th of July cookout.

Tennisation
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:56 PM
I still think she should win another grass court tournament to prove Wimbledon wasn't a fluke. She could enter ITF Nottingham if she gets dumped out of Roland Garros early enough!But Ana's already playing there, poor Ana :sobbing:

hurricanejeanne
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:56 PM
If Serena stays healthy and as focused as she's been the last few years I think she has an awesome chance of meeting the Navratilova/Evert 18 slams, especially if she wins this year's US Open.

azinna
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:00 AM
Yes, if she gets #14 at this year's US Open her chances of catching Nav/Evert are actually high. Remember her current slam-winning rate includes injuries, the odd choke and flame out. As long as she's hungry and focused, even if she were to slow down, she'd be a contender for slams for another 4 years.

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:02 AM
She can catch up to Martina/Chris, but even if she doesn't it does not matter. Serena, to me, is the Greatest Female Tennis Player ever!!

LightWarrior
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:03 AM
She's opened up two schools on the continent of Africa. Why would you dismiss her desire to help others as PR? :confused:

Oh I don't dismiss that at all. I mean, read between the lines. Like when she said before the final : "I've got nothing to lose". That's just fake humility. And I'm sure that it's hard for her to find the right balance between achieving in tennis and her other activities. More power to her.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:03 AM
i expect the williams sisters/belgians/federer to retire after the 2012 olympics/us open, i imagine they will all be pushing for slams big time. its only 2 years away now, shes chasing the record books now

StephenUK
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:04 AM
:haha: She's won Wimbledon 4 times. I know you're a troll, but I'm board before I go to this 4th of July cookout.

Sorry, you are too slow-witted to realise I was joking or how to spell 'bored'.. :help:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:04 AM
She can catch up to Martina/Chris, but even if she doesn't it does not matter. Serena, to me, is the Greatest Female Tennis Player ever!!

I agree, even if she doesnt end up with as many majors, she and Venus have moved the game up a notch and that means a fuckin lot imo

Veesus
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:06 AM
I still think she should win another grass court tournament to prove Wimbledon wasn't a fluke. She could enter ITF Nottingham if she gets dumped out of Roland Garros early enough!

:o No words. :sad:

jefrilibra
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:11 AM
I dont think Serena really cares at this point in time. She's gonna do whatever she feels like doing. But I personally think she'll have at least 3 more slams and maybe then will she contemplate on chasing that next target of 18!

I for one would love to see more of this in the future. This is what sports is all about. No one does it like Serena!

http://i50.tinypic.com/2jbwao3.jpg

Gdsimmons
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:23 AM
If she chooses. I dont think she wants to stop anytime soon. 2012 Olympics are 2 years away. Between now and then thats 8 majors to be played. If she keeps playing like this then she is a contender at each and every one

Optima
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:25 AM
Shame.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:32 AM
new revelation really...she's never said this before

cehowardrx7
Jul 4th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I was struck by the fact that right after she won she counted on her hands and showed it to her people the 13 lucky number. I just read her post-match interview and she just said that she wants to give back, bring more schools in Africa, make people happier (I paraphrase) etc, that it matters more than how many slams you win. But to me that's just PR. Next step : catch up with Nav/Evert's 18 slams.


And to me, your chit is "just hater talking"..:bounce:

Pureracket
Jul 4th, 2010, 02:14 AM
Sorry, you are too slow-witted to realise I was joking or how to spell 'bored'.. :help:...or how to properly use quotation marks. :bolt:

RenaSlam.
Jul 4th, 2010, 02:16 AM
Well duh, she's won just about everything else multiple times. 5 Miami, 2 IW, 2 YEC. What more do you need now other than slams?

LightWarrior
Jul 4th, 2010, 02:24 AM
5 Miami, 2 IW, 2 YEC.


Those are priceless to her. :lol:

bandabou
Jul 4th, 2010, 09:54 AM
She can get very very high up there, if she remains fit and motivated. Oz open and Wimbledon are pretty much a lock. Then it's about what she does at the Open and RG. But she's certainly gearing her game for the majors.

bandabou
Jul 4th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Well duh, she's won just about everything else multiple times. 5 Miami, 2 IW, 2 YEC. What more do you need now other than slams?

Amazing huh...she only has what, 36 or so career titles..but 13 majors, 2 YEC, 5 Miami's, 2 IW's?! :eek: :worship: