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SerenaSlams
Jun 24th, 2007, 10:46 AM
by Matthew Cronin
FoxSports - Tennis

Even the proud Sharapova, who says her injured shoulder has healed to the point where she should be able to rip some big serves, is giving Serena's style a nod on grass. She knows better than anyone that when Serena is hitting the right spots with her serve and launching huge returns, that it's almost impossible to get into points against her. When Serena is enforcing her style of first-strike tennis and shortening points like she's grabbing the end of a noose, she becomes so confident that she can cut loose on her groundstrokes without a care in the world. Hence, Sharapova's 6-1, 6-2 loss to Williams in the Australian Open final.

"When she's playing well and she's serving the way she can really serve, what you're hoping to do is probably hold your serve, which does put a lot of pressure on her," Sharapova said. "She has one of the biggest serves on tour. She's physically one of the strongest. But you never know what can happen. There's a very thin line in tennis. A lot of it is mental. A point here, a point there, can change many things. Serena is definitely mentally tough. You can see that on the court. She's a fighter. She goes for her shots. If she's going to lose the match, she wants to lose it on her terms."


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BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 24th, 2007, 11:50 AM
well at least she's smart but who doesn't know that about Serena...I guess she found out the hard way ;)

Donatello
Jun 24th, 2007, 02:54 PM
:d

Serenita
Jul 14th, 2007, 06:12 AM
well at least she's smart but who doesn't know that about Serena...I guess she found out the hard way ;):lol:

sweetpeas
Jul 14th, 2007, 08:46 PM
guess she found out the hard way


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