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Feb 3rd, 2007, 05:40 PM
Serena anxious about Sania challenge



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New Delhi: Serena Williams says Sania Mirza is a much improved player now than she was two years ago, and the prospects of taking on the young rival on her home turf is a good enough reason for her to visit India.

"I saw Sania at the Australian Open and she played even better than when she played me in 2005. She is certainly a good player, a strong and solid player," the eight-time Grand Slam winner said in Florida.

The former world number one, who made a robust return from a lengthy injury lay-off by winning the Australian Open last month, will be the main attraction at the $175,000 Sony Ericsson International women's event in Bangalore starting February 12.

Serena said Sania, the first Indian woman to win a singles title, need not be apprehensive about being in the same half of the draw as her.


"She is a strong player and it will be interesting to play her on her turf," she said.

"Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania and I want to see all that. I am really excited about coming to India."

The Australian Open was her first Grand Slam win in two years and it saw the American jump from 85 to 14 in world rankings.

Serena used the break to dabble in acting and fashion designing.

She said Sania must also learn to strike a balance between tennis and other pursuits in life. "She should try not to be distracted but also be happy as well. She must do what she wants in life," Serena said.

The 25-year-old denied there was any lack of motivation to play a lower level tournament after winning a Grand Slam. "The schedule was fixed before I won," she said.

Serena said it was satisfying to beat world number one Maria Sharapova in the final but believed there won't be any advantage from the major win to carry forward in to the Bangalore event.

"It feels good but it was last month. This is going to be a new week, new game. She (Sharapova) too must have gone home now, probably she was furious she lost to me."

Serena was confident that her sister Venus too would make a strong comeback to the game. "Definitely she is capable of it. If anybody can do it, certainly she can."

Mina Vagante
Feb 3rd, 2007, 05:46 PM
yay serena cmon win this title :p

-VSR-
Feb 3rd, 2007, 05:51 PM
Cool, I can't wait for the event.

DavenportForever
Feb 3rd, 2007, 05:53 PM
serena is really nice. lol

RenaSlam.
Feb 3rd, 2007, 05:59 PM
Come on, Serena. Whoop her ass!

winone23
Feb 3rd, 2007, 06:08 PM
Go Serena!!!! Take the title back to Florida!!!

Apoorv
Feb 3rd, 2007, 06:09 PM
yay so Serena is coming to india! BUT please there is no need to be anxious! spare the poor girl.

Mightymirza
Feb 3rd, 2007, 06:15 PM
its more like excitement for her than anxiety!! A lot of em would also be cheering for serena for sure!! They lov her

Dawn Marie
Feb 3rd, 2007, 06:44 PM
Serena is sparing her. She knows what she's doing. She is going to India and getting paid a lot of money and she gets to see all the Indian people shower their love on Sania. If I were in Serena's shoes I would play this tourney too.

I saw Sania play in Cincinnati and I saw all of her supporters and was nice to watch. I LOVED it. She's a HUGE STAR in India. And she plays Tennis. This is great for the game and for India girls and boys to pick up a raquet play this sport!!!

I know Serena would like to see the country behind Sania. Also to play Sania in her hometown is a great way for Serena to work on mental focus.

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 3rd, 2007, 07:15 PM
:confused: where does it say Serena's "anxious"?

markhingis
Feb 3rd, 2007, 07:45 PM
Serena anxious about Sania challenge



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New Delhi: Serena Williams says Sania Mirza is a much improved player now than she was two years ago, and the prospects of taking on the young rival on her home turf is a good enough reason for her to visit India.

"I saw Sania at the Australian Open and she played even better than when she played me in 2005. She is certainly a good player, a strong and solid player," the eight-time Grand Slam winner said in Florida.

The former world number one, who made a robust return from a lengthy injury lay-off by winning the Australian Open last month, will be the main attraction at the $175,000 Sony Ericsson International women's event in Bangalore starting February 12.

Serena said Sania, the first Indian woman to win a singles title, need not be apprehensive about being in the same half of the draw as her.


"She is a strong player and it will be interesting to play her on her turf," she said.

"Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania and I want to see all that. I am really excited about coming to India."

The Australian Open was her first Grand Slam win in two years and it saw the American jump from 85 to 14 in world rankings.

Serena used the break to dabble in acting and fashion designing.

She said Sania must also learn to strike a balance between tennis and other pursuits in life. "She should try not to be distracted but also be happy as well. She must do what she wants in life," Serena said.

The 25-year-old denied there was any lack of motivation to play a lower level tournament after winning a Grand Slam. "The schedule was fixed before I won," she said.

Serena said it was satisfying to beat world number one Maria Sharapova in the final but believed there won't be any advantage from the major win to carry forward in to the Bangalore event.

"It feels good but it was last month. This is going to be a new week, new game. She (Sharapova) too must have gone home now, probably she was furious she lost to me."

Serena was confident that her sister Venus too would make a strong comeback to the game. "Definitely she is capable of it. If anybody can do it, certainly she can."

Did she mean Martina's comeback??

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 3rd, 2007, 07:59 PM
huh :shrug:

Dementieva Guts
Feb 3rd, 2007, 08:48 PM
Serena anxious about Sania challenge



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New Delhi: Serena Williams says Sania Mirza is a much improved player now than she was two years ago, and the prospects of taking on the young rival on her home turf is a good enough reason for her to visit India.

"I saw Sania at the Australian Open and she played even better than when she played me in 2005. She is certainly a good player, a strong and solid player," the eight-time Grand Slam winner said in Florida.

The former world number one, who made a robust return from a lengthy injury lay-off by winning the Australian Open last month, will be the main attraction at the $175,000 Sony Ericsson International women's event in Bangalore starting February 12.

Serena said Sania, the first Indian woman to win a singles title, need not be apprehensive about being in the same half of the draw as her.


"She is a strong player and it will be interesting to play her on her turf," she said.

"Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania and I want to see all that. I am really excited about coming to India."

The Australian Open was her first Grand Slam win in two years and it saw the American jump from 85 to 14 in world rankings.

Serena used the break to dabble in acting and fashion designing.

She said Sania must also learn to strike a balance between tennis and other pursuits in life. "She should try not to be distracted but also be happy as well. She must do what she wants in life," Serena said.

The 25-year-old denied there was any lack of motivation to play a lower level tournament after winning a Grand Slam. "The schedule was fixed before I won," she said.

Serena said it was satisfying to beat world number one Maria Sharapova in the final but believed there won't be any advantage from the major win to carry forward in to the Bangalore event.

"It feels good but it was last month. This is going to be a new week, new game. She (Sharapova) too must have gone home now, probably she was furious she lost to me."

Serena was confident that her sister Venus too would make a strong comeback to the game. "Definitely she is capable of it. If anybody can do it, certainly she can."

It's refreshing to see top notch player like serena acknowledge the talent of youngsters in the field. For sure she's a good player, but she's bringing intelligence into sometimes a selfish diva world. These "top players" always think, breath, talk about herself.

Way to go Serena

harloo
Feb 3rd, 2007, 09:07 PM
I'm glad Serena is still committed to this tournament when she could of easily pulled out. Good luck Babygirl!!!:bounce:

UncleZeke
Feb 3rd, 2007, 09:12 PM
show up and win, Serena.

Il Primo!
Feb 4th, 2007, 12:28 AM
She shouldn't

Ceze
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:05 AM
people, when you see a troll, don't quote them, else we have to delete your post too. Thanks :wavey:

plantman
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:08 AM
awww that round think kicked sharapova's ass!!! Still bitter bitch?!

Is this a Sharapova thread........Na, didn't think so! But since you brought her name up......You're still delusional I see! It's a shame that Maria was injured at the A.O, or things may have been alot different!!!:p

WonderfulLee
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:09 AM
good luck Serena!

darrinbaker00
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Is this a Sharapova thread........Na, didn't think so! But since you brought her name up......You're still delusional I see! It's a shame that Maria was injured at the A.O, or things may have been alot different!!!:p
You know, you're absolutely right. If Maria weren't injured in Melbourne, she would have won six or seven games off Serena instead of just three. ;)

darrinbaker00
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:11 AM
people, when you see a troll, don't quote them, else we have to delete your post too. Thanks :wavey:
Yes, Mother. ;)

nsquare
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:18 AM
there is no need to be anxious,Serena. You can double bagel mirza easily .But please dont do that, we will all be sad.Give her a few games.

mboyle
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:31 AM
You know, you're absolutely right. If Maria weren't injured in Melbourne, she would have won six or seven games off Serena instead of just three. ;)

if she had been playing as well as last year throughout the match, she might have won ten games. Maybe...

but yeah. Serena was zoning. She wouldn't have broken Maria's serve more than once in a set if Maria had served as well as her best last year, but there was no way in holy hell that Maria was ever going to break Serena's serve that day.

PatrickRyan
Feb 4th, 2007, 02:47 AM
Is this a Sharapova thread........Na, didn't think so! But since you brought her name up......You're still delusional I see! It's a shame that Maria was injured at the A.O, or things may have been alot different!!!:p

lol that fact that maria even said in an interview that she wasn't injured in australian contradicts your statement. :p

starin
Feb 4th, 2007, 03:02 AM
lol...this thread isn't even about Sharapova. I was impressed with Sania the few times I saw her. Plus she looks a lot fitter this year. She def. trimmed down. I love India too...I only wish they would show the matches there. But since its a tier III I doubt it'll she shown anywhere.

plantman
Feb 4th, 2007, 03:08 AM
lol that fact that maria even said in an interview that she wasn't injured in australian contradicts your statement. :p

No contradiction...........She's not one to use an excuse for a loss!!
She show's her opponents respect no matter what the outcome of a match!
Something other players should indulge in.:p

PatrickRyan
Feb 4th, 2007, 03:09 AM
lol...this thread isn't even about Sharapova. I was impressed with Sania the few times I saw her. Plus she looks a lot fitter this year. She def. trimmed down. I love India too...I only wish they would show the matches there. But since its a tier III I doubt it'll she shown anywhere.

i only commented about sharapova because a sharapova fan posted rude comments about serena, but his/her comments have been deleted.

dreamgoddess099
Feb 4th, 2007, 03:10 AM
:confused: where does it say Serena's "anxious"?

It doesn't, it's an Indian site just trying to drum up publicity.

plantman
Feb 4th, 2007, 04:32 AM
i only commented about sharapova because a sharapova fan posted rude comments about serena, but his/her comments have been deleted.

Stop the whining already............:lol: :lol:

40-0
Feb 4th, 2007, 04:42 AM
Talking about Serena.. i just got a photoshoot from australia in bikini coming tomorrow on my blog.

tease: http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8474/serenateasewq4.jpg


ps: Jimmy i know i might get this, dont post it okay? :) Its gonna pop out anyway :)

Lulu.
Feb 4th, 2007, 04:59 AM
Okay

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 4th, 2007, 06:53 AM
I hope they play :yeah: