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Pump-it-UP
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:59 AM
Delicious. :drool:

azinna
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:00 AM
Strong.

RenaSlam.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:00 AM
Almost perfect :eek:

Did not expect her to come out and look THAT sharp. Wow.

Craig.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:00 AM
Lovely stuff.

Novichok
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:00 AM
Beautiful. :inlove:

Doully
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:01 AM
Back to back slayings by tennis royalty on AA Stadium tonight. Both ending on a double fault :lol:

Dominance asserted.

.Andrew.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:01 AM
Clinical. Keep it up, Rena :yeah:

Coco :hug:

Dodoboy.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Super stuff! Love the dress too, best in AGES

Becool
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Elegant dress!

dsanders06
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Adequate.

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
The best 1r performance I've seen from her at a slam in years!!!!! To play that flawlessly in the wind was awesome. :lol: at how Chris Evert was pumping this match up because of Coco having set point at Stanford. It was Stanford Chrissy!!!!!! Serenas footwork was so sharp and ground strokes and I love the talk of her mentoring Sloane Stephens!!

Lulu.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Serena. :yeah:
Good luck in the next round.

Serenita
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
:worship:

Rolling-Thunder
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Truly a great performance in 55 minutes. This is what I expected once Serena got to rest last week. She is on a mission. The serve is on. Her movement is great. And the power forehand was stinging.

Now that outfit is a bit frumpy. I was expecting shorter hair also.

young_gunner913
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
http://i48.tinypic.com/29dzl9u.png

Great numbers from Serena. :yeah:

Patrick345
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:02 AM
The way she casually shook hands and smiled, I can already sense the "I have nothing to lose"-speeches coming. :help: :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:03 AM
Servebot only managing 2 aces. :mad:

And what kind of brainless ball-basher only hits 9 UEs in the wind?! :confused:



Must be a 1 off.

Vaidisova
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Good start

Simugna Help
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Solid stuff from Serena.

What a dire day on Arthur Ashe. Players who lost their matches won combined 21 games in 12 sets. :o

wildemu
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:04 AM
awesome result, coco is a wannabe pro and serena put her in her place.

ExXotikal
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Proper.

doni1212
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:05 AM
Great start for Serena! She was so sharp tonight! Keep it up, :yeah:

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:06 AM
http://i48.tinypic.com/29dzl9u.png

Great numbers from Serena. :yeah:

2 aces? But I thought Serena was all serve and couldn't win easy unless she was hitting aces all over the place?? :rolleyes:

Diesel
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Good start

Oh yeah :yeah:

C. Drone
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:06 AM
this is why that Cincinnati BS playing should have never happened, when she can do like this. :lol: and her level will just rise from this. :drool:

Macomere
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:07 AM
Nicely done, Queen. :hearts: :yeah:

Gdsimmons
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:08 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/33mu7hu.gif

On and off in under an hour. Very nice play in some windy conditions. Serena looks great and is obviously motivated.

RVD
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:09 AM
That was nothing more than practice. :(
Was hoping that CoCo would have tasked Serena quite a bit more.
But maybe the windy conditions may have been too much for her.
Oh well...
Good win Serena!
And CoCo, please work on your returns girl because they are quite atrocious.

Annie.
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:10 AM
Pow!

Keep it up Queen!! :hearts:

sweetadri06
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:10 AM
So much for Coco's serve, Pam.

brickhousesupporter
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:14 AM
Positive start!

JN
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Ana, Vee, Sloane, and Rena... today was a good day. :yeah:

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:18 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/33mu7hu.gif
.

Omg that gif is :worship:

donellcarey
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:20 AM
Lord:inlove:

Great stuff!!!:hearts:

Whitehead's Boy
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:22 AM
Serena was solid but there was more sucking on that court than on Elton John's yacht. I had no idea Coco was that bad.

Renalicious
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:22 AM
It was pretty good.

Very similar to the way she came out in 2011.

And I actually loooooved the outfit. :drool:

Rolling-Thunder
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:24 AM
That match was also meant as a slap against Coco and her promoters. Yes the 1st set @BOW was competitive, but folks take things too far. Somehow they forget to mention Serena's 5,000 miles journey from England to CA right after Wimbledon and her double victory there. She was not going to be unnecessarily sharp or as at the same level as Wimbledon.

Thanks Serena for putting Coco in her place. It will help her be far more realistic going forward.

Stonerpova
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:26 AM
Amazing :worship:

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:27 AM
That match was also meant as a slap against Coco and her promoters. Yes the 1st set @BOW was competitive, but folks take things too far. Somehow they forget to mention Serena's 5,000 miles journey from England to CA right after Wimbledon and her double victory there. She was not going to be unnecessarily sharp or as at the same level as Wimbledon.

Thanks Serena for putting Coco in her place. It will help her be far more realistic going forward.

This!!!!

vettipooh
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:31 AM
Great stuff from Rena. best outfit at the open so far. :hearts:

miffedmax
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:38 AM
Rats. Coco is still relegated to the Reserves.

Vikapower
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:47 AM
Coco did nothing, 22 Ue's that's more than Serena's winners (and forced winners, 10) which means that almost 30-35% of the points were decided by Coco's stupidity.

Just saying if Wozniacki posted statistics like that she would be called a "pusher" since the basic definition of a pusher is to thrive on opponent's unforced errors but obviously Serena isn't (totally) one but it needed to be said accordingly to this match.

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:52 AM
Rena rena rena :drool: :banana:

brickhousesupporter
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:53 AM
Coco did nothing, 22 Ue's that's more than Serena's winners (and forced winners, 10) which means that almost 30-35% of the points were decided by Coco's stupidity.

Just saying if Wozniacki posted statistics like that she would be called a "pusher" since the basic definition of a pusher is to thrive on opponent's unforced errors but obviously Serena isn't (totally) one but it needed to be said accordingly to this match.

http://i48.tinypic.com/29dzl9u.png

Great numbers from Serena. :yeah:

In case you missed it.

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:54 AM
Lord:inlove:

Great stuff!!!:hearts:

Oh i just love your avi dayuuuuuuuuuuuum :drool: :angel: :devil:

acetoace
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:57 AM
Coco did nothing, 22 Ue's that's more than Serena's winners (and forced winners, 10) which means that almost 30-35% of the points were decided by Coco's stupidity.

Just saying if Wozniacki posted statistics like that she would be called a "pusher" since the basic definition of a pusher is to thrive on opponent's unforced errors but obviously Serena isn't (totally) one but it needed to be said accordingly to this match.


Ouch...... as expected, pressed GM resident roaches can't hide for long. There is no AC strong enough to provide them succor as Serena commenced pumping in the heat. Let's fry 'em Rena!

IceSkaTennisFan
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:00 AM
All props to Serena for bringing enough to make it a quick win. The wind could have been more of a factor, but Serena knows how to play the conditions like no one else on tour. I was actually more concerned for her hair than I was for Serena.


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Papi
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:11 AM
Buenoooo

Kunal
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:12 AM
The best 1r performance I've seen from her at a slam in years!!!!! To play that flawlessly in the wind was awesome. :lol: at how Chris Evert was pumping this match up because of Coco having set point at Stanford. It was Stanford Chrissy!!!!!! Serenas footwork was so sharp and ground strokes and I love the talk of her mentoring Sloane Stephens!!

great win!

oooh. whats the talk about her mentoring sloane?

Mrs. Peel
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:18 AM
Is this the fittest Serena has ever been? She was just smooth as silk out there. Love the dress :hearts:

gmokb
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:36 AM
Serena:hearts:

hdfb
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:43 AM
I was at the match, I really don't mean to start anything at all but I must say at how... unfair the crowd can be. Either they love an underdog or prefer Coco over Serena because of colour. Serena never drew large applause regardless of what she did apart from two instances, one where she snatched her final break and when she won the match at the end. I am not even exaggerating when I say Coco got lots of cheers and more applause when she went up 30-15 on her own serve than when Serena won the 1st set.

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:04 AM
I was at the match, I really don't mean to start anything at all but I must say at how... unfair the crowd can be. Either they love an underdog or prefer Coco over Serena because of colour. Serena never drew large applause regardless of what she did apart from two instances, one where she snatched her final break and when she won the match at the end. I am not even exaggerating when I say Coco got lots of cheers and more applause when she went up 30-15 on her own serve than when Serena won the 1st set.

Serena and Venus have never been embraced by the US tennis public the way they should've been. Andy Roddick hasn't won anything significant since his lone US Open win and Serena has kept the US flag flying high and US tennis relevant for years. Yes she hasn't been the most gracious and has had her worst major moments at the US Open but they surely didn't seem to mind it with John McEnroe. Part of it is underdog, part of it is paying tickets for night session and wanting to see a competitive match, but part of it is also race. Tennis is still very much a "lily white" sport and even after all these years there are some uncomfortable with Serena kickin these white girls asses (especially Sharapova since she was deemed the one who was going to take over the sport and replace Serena as the one who would win tons of majors). Sorry, but its the truth...not the whole truth...but part of it.

sweetadri06
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:10 AM
I was at the match, I really don't mean to start anything at all but I must say at how... unfair the crowd can be. Either they love an underdog or prefer Coco over Serena because of colour. Serena never drew large applause regardless of what she did apart from two instances, one where she snatched her final break and when she won the match at the end. I am not even exaggerating when I say Coco got lots of cheers and more applause when she went up 30-15 on her own serve than when Serena won the 1st set.

They've never embraced Serena or Venus and they never will. It's fine. Once Serena retires good luck with rooting for Cocos and Mchales of the world. Hopefully Sloane takes over for American tennis, i bet they are dreading another black girl being successful in this sport. I will be smiling. :lol:

mdterp01
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:12 AM
They've never embraced Serena or Venus and they never will. It's fine. Once Serena retires good luck with rooting for Cocos and Mchales of the world. Hopefully Sloane takes over for American tennis, i bet they are dreading another black girl being successful in this sport. I will be smiling. :lol:

OMG they will have a fit child!!!

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:16 AM
Serena :cheer:

Coco :hug:

Sally Struthers
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Serena's hair gave her more problems than coco :lol:

producer88
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:27 AM
They've never embraced Serena or Venus and they never will. It's fine. Once Serena retires good luck with rooting for Cocos and Mchales of the world. Hopefully Sloane takes over for American tennis, i bet they are dreading another black girl being successful in this sport. I will be smiling. :lol:

I was there for Sloane, and EVERYONE was cheering for her. People seem to like her.

Yeah there was a lot of cheers for Coco, and in my section there was a group of guys actually cheering for both, but mostly Coco because they wanted the match to last longer, but I did notice most of the people cheering for Serena were young adults, teens, and children.

My section was loud when Serena started, and finished the match, but during it they wanted Coco to be more competitive.

The Bookie
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:28 AM
"They hate their attitude" in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Double points if you manage to crowbar in the words "ghetto" or "thug".

Brooklyn90
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:29 AM
I was there today watching Serena play! She did what she needed to do to win, Coco really had nothing to hurt her with.

Michalka
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:47 AM
serenka :hearts: keep trucking :bowdown:

winone23
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:52 AM
congrats serena

DOUBLEFIST
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:01 AM
Is this the fittest Serena has ever been? She was just smooth as silk out there. Love the dress :hearts:

Fittest since '02. No doubt.

Larrybidd
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:09 AM
Uh Oh...Serena Williams is in Abrams tank mode. Get out of her way.

bandabou
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:45 AM
:lol: Vikapower..never fails.

Nice solid start by Serena. :bounce: As far as the crowd...they were silent, but I guess they just wanted a longer match..I mean the night session last a whopping 3 hours total?! :lol:

volta
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:48 AM
on to the next one :dance: :hearts:

spiceboy
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:39 AM
http://espndeportes-assets.espn.go.com/2003/photos2012/0807/williams_300x300.jpg

Mixal
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:08 AM
Wow :eek: I didn't expect her to be that convincing!

hankqq
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:28 AM
1 of her better 1st rounds :D She looked good. Hopefully she'll keep it up.

As for Vandeweghe...same old story-nice power but poor movement and fitness. It's hilarious her coach was 1 of the fitter guys on tour when he played but his focus on fitness hasn't rubbed off on her. Being fit can only help you and she comes from an athletic family...

dencod16
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:37 AM
The funny thing that the commentators keep referring to standford as the basis on how this match was going to go, Even the Eurosport guys said she should know what to expect she came close against Serena. They didn't even bother to see the match, and how horrible Serena was at Standford.

bandabou
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:52 AM
1 of her better 1st rounds :D She looked good. Hopefully she'll keep it up.

As for Vandeweghe...same old story-nice power but poor movement and fitness. It's hilarious her coach was 1 of the fitter guys on tour when he played but his focus on fitness hasn't rubbed off on her. Being fit can only help you and she comes from an athletic family...

Yep..Coco does have some game, the serve could become a weapon..but she needs to get fitter.

C. Drone
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:02 AM
The funny thing that the commentators keep referring to standford as the basis on how this match was going to go, Even the Eurosport guys said she should know what to expect she came close against Serena. They didn't even bother to see the match, and how horrible Serena was at Standford.

commentators are often not analysts, and most of them dont follow tennis religiously like TF members.

young_gunner913
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:05 AM
Yep..Coco does have some game, the serve could become a weapon..but she needs to get fitter.

The serve already IS a weapon. It just needs to become more consistent.

GoofyDuck
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Nice Serena winning her first round easy :D

Her hair was driving me crazy though, she looked like a palmtree out there. :lol:

bandabou
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:11 AM
The serve already IS a weapon. It just needs to become more consistent.

Yep, agreed...better phrased, but I meant just that. :lol:

flareon
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Serena not going to lie I was a little worried so I am happy she won so easily :)

John.
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:28 AM
Great start

MrProdigy555
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Let's see how many of them back Sloane if she starts dominating the tour like Serena and Venus. Bet that crowd support would take a hit. Just saying.


Serena looked sharp, and more importantly, she looked willing to rally.

flareon
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Just watching it now it was so routine its not even funny, and with that wind as well.

SilverSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:50 PM
The commentators talked more about CoCo who's almost a nobody, than Serena who is playing GOAT.

Seriously? It's beyond a joke.

2Black
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Never seen Serena so focused for a 1st round match... Wow. Great job and loved the positive winners to errors ratio!!!

I think once Serena won Wimbledon & got the "No slam in 2 years" monkey off her back, she has totally relaxed. What we saw in Cincinatti was acting. She didn't wanna be there. She wanted to rest & prepare/practice for US Open.

Salve
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:34 PM
Regal.

RVD
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Yep..Coco does have some game, the serve could become a weapon..but she needs to get fitter.I first realized her potential at Stanford (BOTWC), and felt her that serve could become her primary asset as well. But I also took into account that Serena was spent coming in to that tourney and may have made her look better than she actually was.

On a side note, Serena looked GREAT!! Her hair and her outfit were POP'N!
And her attitude was all business, and I especially liked the fact that she tuned out the fans until the job was done.
That, in and of itself was very wise, given that she will not be embraced here at home. But that's okay because all that matters is that next win all the way up until the Final title is secured. :)

DOUBLEFIST
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Yep..Coco does have some game, the serve could become a weapon..but she needs to get fitter.

I don't know, Bandy. I think Coco needs more than just getting fitter. She doesn't hit the ball as purely as she could/should. Sure, I guess one could say that's an off-shoot of her poor movement, but there were plenty of times where she was well setup around the ball and just sprayed or framed it. Imo, she has A LOT of work to do, fitness being just a small portion of it.

Fuzzylogic
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:50 PM
I love that she still looked pissed at 5-1(I think) in the 2nd set when Vandewghe got a winner past her :lol:

DOUBLEFIST
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:59 PM
I love that she still looked pissed at 5-1(I think) in the 2nd set when Vandewghe got a winner past her :lol:

Yeah, I saw that too. But I think she thought the ball was out.

LightWarrior
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Great start. But only 2 aces ?

miffedmax
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I don't know, Bandy. I think Coco needs more than just getting fitter. She doesn't hit the ball as purely as she could/should. Sure, I guess one could say that's an off-shoot of her poor movement, but there were plenty of times where she was well setup around the ball and just sprayed or framed it. Imo, she has A LOT of work to do, fitness being just a small portion of it.

I actually agree. I'm 100% certain Sloane (California rule) will play her way out of the Reserves, but I don't think Coco ever will. She's like the American version of Dushevina. Just enough game to make you keep hoping there's something there and a certain level of raw talent, but there's just something missing. I don't know if it's mental, or heart, or never clicking with the right team. Coco, (unlike Vera) is still young enough she may turn it around, but I would actually be somewhat surprised, albeit it pleasantly, if she did.

bandabou
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:49 PM
I don't know, Bandy. I think Coco needs more than just getting fitter. She doesn't hit the ball as purely as she could/should. Sure, I guess one could say that's an off-shoot of her poor movement, but there were plenty of times where she was well setup around the ball and just sprayed or framed it. Imo, she has A LOT of work to do, fitness being just a small portion of it.

Sure, sure....I'm not saying she's the next Serena or anything..but there are elements that can be worked with and it all starts with fitness.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Yeah, I saw that too. But I think she thought the ball was out.

This.

And I think she thought it would be bitchy to challenge on MP being up by so much :haha:

HippityHop
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:24 PM
I was there for Sloane, and EVERYONE was cheering for her. People seem to like her.

Yeah there was a lot of cheers for Coco, and in my section there was a group of guys actually cheering for both, but mostly Coco because they wanted the match to last longer, but I did notice most of the people cheering for Serena were young adults, teens, and children.

My section was loud when Serena started, and finished the match, but during it they wanted Coco to be more competitive.

Well if Sloane develops Williams like dominance it will be interesting to see how long people continue to like her.

wildemu
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:25 PM
coco's technical problem is too high of a ball toss for her to consistently make contact on the serve. Of course, it's probably due to not enough practice as we've seen high ball-tossers be successful, but it really affects her game. Also, her backhand technique is really bad, the whipping action is not necessary and causes her to not really have good timing on the ball.

Forehand is her bread and butter but that seems to be the case with all the upcoming players. I don't think Coco will ever get to top echelon of the game like Mchale did, just because those problems I've mentioned have been there for years and she is still having them.

HippityHop
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Let's see how many of them back Sloane if she starts dominating the tour like Serena and Venus. Bet that crowd support would take a hit. Just saying.


Serena looked sharp, and more importantly, she looked willing to rally.

I posted essentially the same thing before I read your post. :)

RVD
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:37 PM
I don't know, Bandy. I think Coco needs more than just getting fitter. She doesn't hit the ball as purely as she could/should. Sure, I guess one could say that's an off-shoot of her poor movement, but there were plenty of times where she was well setup around the ball and just sprayed or framed it. Imo, she has A LOT of work to do, fitness being just a small portion of it.I actually agree. I'm 100% certain Sloane (California rule) will play her way out of the Reserves, but I don't think Coco ever will. She's like the American version of Dushevina. Just enough game to make you keep hoping there's something there and a certain level of raw talent, but there's just something missing. I don't know if it's mental, or heart, or never clicking with the right team. Coco, (unlike Vera) is still young enough she may turn it around, but I would actually be somewhat surprised, albeit it pleasantly, if she did.I think you guys both defined it quite well.
Something seemed out of synch in her overall style of play. Though I can't put my finger on it.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Congrats Serena :yeah: Good win! Good luck in the next round :hug:

Ntosake
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Nice win, Serena!

nadlinds
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Great win Serena. :)

Love the dress.

mykarma
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Let's see how many of them back Sloane if she starts dominating the tour like Serena and Venus. Bet that crowd support would take a hit. Just saying.


Serena looked sharp, and more importantly, she looked willing to rally.
I think the Willams sister paved the way for Sloane and whomever comes after her so don't think she'll have a hard of a time as they did.

SerenaMJ
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:58 PM
That was a fantastic win from Serena, she adjusted her game to the windy conditions perfectly. Totally in control. One of the commentators said that Serena would have to go and practise after that match because she didn't even break a sweat on that court, lol.

Just hope Serena will be fine for R2 after twisting her ankle in the doubles match today.

MrProdigy555
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:26 AM
I think the Willams sister paved the way for Sloane and whomever comes after her so don't think she'll have a hard of a time as they did.
I didn't say she would experience the tour in the same light as them, I'm just saying, we live in a time where it is still uncomfortable for people to see a strong, black woman succeed on the level of someone like Serena (and Venus).