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Serendy Willick
Nov 12th, 2002, 02:26 PM
In Munich last year, Serena J. Williams, then number 10 in the world, made a commitement in the year 2002 to win more slams, and to make a big go for the number one ranking. "I'm tired of being ranked below those who I'm beating" she said. With this decalaration, everyone thought that she was blowing smoke. With her heartbreaking wins in 2001, Serena knew that she had what it took to become the top player, but it was all in a matter of what was in her head.

January- Serena with a renewed fitness and mental toughness, but luck wasnt on her side, as in the Semifinals of the Adidas International, Serena badly hurt her ankle and wasnt able to compete in the Australian Open.

Febuary-She continued her rehablitation on her ankle, but didnt let it get her down.

March-Comming back from injury, she beat the Aussie Open finalist, Martina Hingis and the Aussie Open champ, Jennifer Capriati to win the State Farm Tennis Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona with this win she kept her older sister then number one Venus, on top of the world rankings, to win her first title of year.

Not dropping a set the entire tournement and then the eighth seed, Serena was the first since Steffi Graf in 99 to beat the top three seeds (Martina Hingis (3) in the quarters, Venus Williams(2) in the semis, and (1)Jennifer Capriati in the finals. to win the Miami Masters

April- After a quarterfinal finish in the family circle cup. Serena prove a lot of people wrong about her ability to win on clay. She got to the German Open final where she gave Justine Henin (a person who practically eats clay) a fierce battle losing in 5-7 in the tiebreak of the third set.

Proving once again, the detractors and doubters wrong, she stunned everyone by winning the Italian Open defeating the then reigning French Open Champ, Jennifer Capriati in the semis and then exacting quick revenge with a 7-6(8-6) 6-4 win over Justine Henin, who beat her in the German Open final the week before. These wins gave Serena the confidence she needed to do well at Roland Garros.

May- Beat the 2000 FO champ Mary Pierce in the quarters and the 01 FO champ Jennifer Capriati in the semis with a classic match in the latter. With this win, Serena showed her new mental toughness and the ablility to hang in there and play her heart out. She then beat number two seed Venus Williams in the final to win her second Grand Slam of the year and her first in three years!:bounce:

June-July- Won Wimbeldon, shutting down a hot Amelie Mauresmo in the semis and beating two-time defending champ and top seed Venus Williams in the finals. With this win, she acheieved what she had wanted all along.. THE NUMBER ONE RANKING!:bounce: :bounce:

Despite being up 4-1 in the third, Suffered only her fourth loss of the season losing 5-7 in the third to Chanda Rubin in the quarterfinals of the JPMorgan Chase Open in LA.

Withdrew from the Canadian Open with tendionitis in her knee, where she was defending champion.

August-Won her third consecutive Grand Slam at the US Open beating Lindsay Davenport, and two time defending champion Venus Williams in the semis and finals, showing why she is number one.

September- Won the Tokyo Princess Cup, beating Kim Clisjsters in the finals

October- Won the Sparkassen Cup,beating Justine Henin and Anastasia Myskina in the semis and finals.

And all though she didnt win it:sad: :sad: She finished strong with a finals apperence in the year end championships.
Aganist top opponents, she has been great

4-0 aganist Venus Williams
5-0 against Jennifer Capriati
2-1 against Justine Henin
1-1 aganist Kim Clijsters
2-0 against Amelie Mauresmo
1-0 against Jelena Dokic
2-0 aganinst Daniella Hantucova
2-0 against Martina Hingis
1-0 aganist Lindsay Davenport

Plus, Serena is the first since Martina Hingis to win three majors in a year
The first since Steffi Graf to win the French, Wimbeldon, and the US Open
She beat all defending champions in her Grand Slam wins

She finishes the year 59-5:eek: :eek:
Finishes the year ranked number one

Nov 13th, 2002, 02:54 AM
sO TRUE.tHANKS FOR THAT Luci.Hope Serena read it.:wavey: :bounce: Let see what those hater"s going to say,next year.It can only get better.Our girls will get in form.Papp will make them work,work.It only get better.there no other way but upppp.:wavey: :bounce: :) peace

King Aaron
Nov 13th, 2002, 02:06 PM
Well said Luci!! :bounce: can't wait for next year!

Nov 13th, 2002, 03:23 PM
I know, its amazing. I was watching my tape of the nasdaq 100 when she beat hingis and they showed some interview clips when she said she was DETERMINED to get to #1. and that she did!! quite an amazing year for her.
I hope she continues it in '03.

Serendy Willick
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:24 PM

Winning Scottsdale and helping to keep Venus at number one

Serendy Willick
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:28 PM
Winning Miami masters where she beat the top three seeds!:bounce: :bounce:http://media.eresmas.com/actualidad/img/30serena.jpg

King Aaron
Nov 14th, 2002, 12:56 PM
Thanks Luci :D

Nov 15th, 2002, 05:11 PM

Simply Amaaaaaaaaazing :D!

Go Serena! Make 2003 the sequel of this incredible year :bounce: :bounce:

Nov 15th, 2002, 09:32 PM
Serena is amazing and stunning!
I saw her for the first time in LA last week at the Champs and she was beautiful!! So classy, sexy and smart.

Serena, keep your focus and show the world that you are as good as a defender of titles as you are a conquerer of new titles!!

I have a feeling that next year we're going to see a real Grand Slam!!! You can go it babygirl!!!

vs1 :wavey:

Serendy Willick
Nov 17th, 2002, 07:06 PM
US Open Champ 02

Serendy Willick
Nov 17th, 2002, 07:10 PM
Wimbeldon Champ 02

Serendy Willick
Nov 17th, 2002, 07:13 PM
French Open 02 Champ