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n1_and_uh_noone
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:15 PM
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=78825

Got to say, her interviews really crack me up because it seems like she does not even listen to the questions and her mind is a million miles away when answering. Which is not always that bad when the questions are so generic :lol:. Never a dull moment.

Q. How do you feel about your game on clay at this point? Do you feel you're as tough on that surface as any?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Clay is actually my favorite surface. I haven't played in a year on clay, so we'll see how it goes. But I actually love playing on clay. I really like it.

Q. Is it like riding a bicycle, you think?
SERENA WILLIAMS: It is. Except for I don't ride bicycles. Hopefully it won't be like riding a bicycle for me. God.

DragonFlame
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:16 PM
:spit:

azinna
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:17 PM
Back what three days and already making post-match interviews readable.

Mightymirza
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:18 PM
:lol: She has said it before clay season sometime earlier also I think..

GoofyDuck
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:18 PM
She does ride a bike, I remember she said she fell off one last year.

pov
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Not listening? :confused: That would make sense if she'd said "yeah it's my favorite surface."

donellcarey
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:19 PM
:spit:

Stamp Paid
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:22 PM
You have to fake it until you make it.

Thiudans
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:25 PM
She has said things to this effect before. I don't see how this should be a problem for anyone...

jj74
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Oh, Serena is always joking

Tenis Srbija
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:46 PM
:lol:

NeKo
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Was she drunk? Maybe drunk on love.

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:13 PM
It's just like you're tired of something and forced to say you love it in order to feel better for yourself.:oh:

Lisickinator
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:15 PM
favourite surface ≠ best surface

bandabou
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Babygirlll!! :lol:

StoneRose
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM
:lol:, Serena's always good for a joke.

Shivank17
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM
:rolls:

JJ all the way
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:19 PM
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd511/RyanHasGIFS/GIFS/tumblrle99d2xidf1qdrkw0.gif

Mynarco
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:20 PM
Sarin :lol:

Dominic
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:54 PM
:confused: :weirdo:

Sammo
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:55 PM
It's not funny, the poor woman has gone mental.

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 26th, 2012, 04:59 PM
You have to fake it until you make it.

She's played 10 French Opens and she's made it to at east the QFs 7 out of those 10 times...I think we have to separate myth from fact. *She's more than competent on clay and has a good record at the French. *It's nothing like Seles on grass, or Sampras on clay. *She's had wins over clay court specialist Justine and Mauresmo. *It's only when u compare her record to the other slams that it makes her clay record look not so great. *I think she does enjoy sliding and the challenges that clay presents, so I don't doubt she really does like the surface. *But yeah- at the end of the day we all know it's not her favorite and u are right...fake it till u make it (although one could argue by winning the FO she's already made it ;) ).

Utterchaos
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Serena's RG title was probably the biggest fluke in tennis history.

The Witch-king
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:03 PM
we go through this every year

Stamp Paid
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Serena's RG title was probably the biggest fluke in tennis history.Oh God, another one trying to make a name for herself.
http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1i1tyiFfd1ql5yr7o1_400.gif

Direwolf
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:11 PM
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=78825

Got to say, her interviews really crack me up because it seems like she does not even listen to the questions and her mind is a million miles away when answering. Which is not always that bad when the questions are so generic :lol:. Never a dull moment.

Q. How do you feel about your game on clay at this point? Do you feel you're as tough on that surface as any?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Clay is actually my favorite surface. I haven't played in a year on clay, so we'll see how it goes. But I actually love playing on clay. I really like it.

Q. Is it like riding a bicycle, you think?
SERENA WILLIAMS: It is. Except for I don't ride bicycles. Hopefully it won't be like riding a bicycle for me. God.

Well she grew up on it.
So no surprise here.
:confused::confused::confused:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:15 PM
She's played 10 French Opens and she's made it to at east the QFs 7 out of those 10 times. I think we have to separate myth from fact. *She's more than competent on clay and has a good record at the French. *It's nothing like Seles on grass, or Sampras on clay. *She's had wins over clay court specialist Justine and Mauresmo. *It's only when u compare her record to the other slams that it makes her clay record look not so great. *I think she does enjoy sliding and the challenges that clay presents, so I don't doubt she really does like the surface. *But yeah- at the end of the day we all know it's not her favorite and u are right...fake it till u make it (although one could argue by winning the FO she's already made it ;) ).

I really do think that people's perceptions aren't in line with reality- and I'm not talking about Serena. She's gotten a reputation at being a player who cant play well on clay. It's only when u compare her remarkable achievements on other surfaces to clay that helps perpetuate that myth. No doubt the surface presents her with some challenges, but looking at her record and accomplishments on the surface she is in fact one of the best clay court players in the game right now.

Vuvurenka
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Well I guess if she says so then...

Just because its her "favorite" surface doesn't mean she think she's good on it or whatsoever.

LUVMIRZA
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:21 PM
bless her, always witty:rolleyes:

Charlatan
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:22 PM
bless her, always witty:rolleyes:

:lol:

zigga
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:24 PM
she mad?:weirdo:

Thiudans
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Why the hell is this an issue for anyone? It's her own business to cite a favourite surface, regardless of whether or not she has performed exceptionally on it. (Just typing that feels really stupid to me, because it's not even something that should have to be defended; certainly not attacked). Some of you people are absurd.

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:27 PM
Serena has always enjoyed the clay. Just because she hasn't been as successful as others on it, doesn't mean that it isn't fun for her :)

Linguae^
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:27 PM
PeakRena again, well done.

InsideOut.
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Good for her. Besides, as has been mentioned earlier, Serena is actually a very good player on clay as well. Her kick and slice serves help to get opponents out of court, she has good topspin on her strokes, she constructs points well and has enough power to hit through a slow court. Plus, she's naturally athletic and so can defend adequately on the surface even if her footwork is sometimes sloppy.

2Black
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:40 PM
favourite surface ≠ best surface

Yea, the OP obviously doesn't know this! :lol:

vixter
Mar 26th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Serena's RG title was probably the biggest fluke in tennis history.

And you probably didn't follow tennis during these crucial years in time. Although Serena had won one GS before, that was already couple of years in the past and after that it was all about Venus for a few years. The tennis world was waiting for Serena's game to finally bloom into excellence which would have happened probably at AO2002 but then Serena got injured in Sydney so instead the greatness started at the French Open 2002, and I don't think anyone was surprised.

faboozadoo15
Mar 26th, 2012, 06:02 PM
*It's nothing like Seles on grass,

Excuse you. Seles wasn't THAT bad on grass. The first 3 times she played Wimbledon she had a great record, she beat Navratilova, and she won a title or 2 on grass.

faboozadoo15
Mar 26th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Serena has always enjoyed the clay. Just because she hasn't been as successful as others on it, doesn't mean that it isn't fun for her :)

Well put. There's also little reason to think she's not among the most likely to win any of the big clay tournaments.

Fighterpova
Mar 26th, 2012, 06:50 PM
:spit:
Gotta love Rena :hearts:

StephenUK
Mar 26th, 2012, 07:00 PM
And you probably didn't follow tennis during these crucial years in time. Although Serena had won one GS before, that was already couple of years in the past and after that it was all about Venus for a few years. The tennis world was waiting for Serena's game to finally bloom into excellence which would have happened probably at AO2002 but then Serena got injured in Sydney so instead the greatness started at the French Open 2002, and I don't think anyone was surprised.

Of course it was a fluke! :rolleyes: If Serena was so fabulous on red clay, how come she has never won a tournament on the surface since that Roland Garros in 2002 and indeed, besides that RG and Rome 2002? She won that year because a) it was the start of her Serena slam zenith of form, which commenced at Miami 2002 when she finally beat Venus and turned the tide against her sister, b) her main clay rivals all flopped, - Henin was not yet good enough (cf 2003 when she was), Clijsters lost early and Capriati ought to have beaten her in the semi. Serena's clay results are not that bad, of course, but they are more a symptom of her status as a great champion than any innate clay abilities. The fact that she has never even made the Roland Garros final since 2002 and only once made a semi-final (2003) shows that, outside the extraordinary circumstances of 2002, Serena cannot be considered as more than an adequate CC player. The fact that she has not been able to take advantage of the decline/retirement of the best clay player of her era, Henin, and win RG since 2008, allowing B-rate players like Ivanovic, Li Na and Schiavone to win, is testament to her limitations on the surface.

Matt01
Mar 26th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Excuse you. Seles wasn't THAT bad on grass. The first 3 times she played Wimbledon she had a great record, she beat Navratilova, and she won a title or 2 on grass.


Yeah, Seles's record at Wimbeldon isn't even that much worse than Serena's at RG...



Serena has always enjoyed the clay. Just because she hasn't been as successful as others on it, doesn't mean that it isn't fun for her :)


Clay is Serena's worst surface by far, she doesn't enjoy that surface I'm quite sure of that...

Matt01
Mar 26th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Well put. There's also little reason to think she's not among the most likely to win any of the big clay tournaments.


Are we talking about green clay or red clay here? Because Serena hasn't won a tournament on red clay in ages, almost decades...

LightWarrior
Mar 26th, 2012, 07:43 PM
It's Serena being playful again, got carried away. It has to do with her loving Paris. That what she said in this interview :

Q. When you say winning, you mean the match point or...
SERENA WILLIAMS: Just holding up that trophy. I love Paris. I love Roland Garros.
I absolutely love that tournament, like I love the city more than I can explain. On my Twitter I have, "From Paris." So I just love it. I can't even describe it.

Q. You still have an apartment in Paris?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah. I actually went there after the Australian Open. I hung out there.
I was gonna go again after Fed Cup just to hang out and train there at Roland Garros. I live so close to Roland Garros, so it's perfect.

Q. You train at the actual Roland Garros site or one of the academies there?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, a little bit of everywhere. Yeah.

Brena
Mar 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Especially in Rome and Madrid.

~CANUCK~
Mar 26th, 2012, 07:59 PM
favourite surface ≠ best surface

And the thread should have ended with this post.

Cp6uja
May 13th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Someone (maybe some friend, or journalist) ASAP should to remind Serena that clay is hers less favorite surface, or she goes to win everything on dirt this season :help:

BTW did anyone else notice that Serena actually still not won any RED clay tournament since Roland Garros 2002!? :tape:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 13th, 2012, 02:30 PM
Someone (maybe some friend, or journalist) ASAP should to remind Serena that clay is hers less favorite surface, or she goes to win everything on dirt this season :help:

BTW did anyone else notice that Serena actually still not won any RED clay tournament since Roland Garros 2002!? :tape:

What's your point?

Cp6uja
May 13th, 2012, 02:33 PM
What's your point?That Serena not won any red clay event since 2002. And don't argue with me about that - its official statistics, not personal opinion.

Macomere
May 13th, 2012, 02:38 PM
That Serena not won any red clay event since 2002. And don't argue with me about that - its official statistics, not personal opinion.

speaking of official stats, and not personal opinion, when is the last time Ana won a tournament..other than the Bye Championships, aka Bali? :scratch:

new-york
May 13th, 2012, 02:43 PM
It has to be.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 13th, 2012, 02:49 PM
That Serena not won any red clay event since 2002. And don't argue with me about that - its official statistics, not personal opinion.

Well, not that I want to argue, it's not like she said "Red clay is my most favourite surface" :shrug:

BuTtErFrEnA
May 13th, 2012, 03:02 PM
speaking of official stats, and not personal opinion, when is the last time Ana won a tournament..other than the Bye Championships, aka Bali? :scratch:

stop it :sobbing:

Sammo
May 13th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Green clay and this shit have nothing to do with real clay.

Chip.
May 13th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Green clay and this shit have nothing to do with real clay.

http://www.insidesocal.com/tennis/aaaaaserena1.jpg

How is Sam's FO campaign going?

Sammo
May 13th, 2012, 03:24 PM
http://www.insidesocal.com/tennis/aaaaaserena1.jpg

How is Sam's FO campaign going?

I have always wondered if Serena is a natural blonde :oh:

pov
May 13th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Serena Williams (May 13 2012):

Serena, who has now won 13 straight matches on three different colors of clay — on green Har-Tru at Charleston, on red clay in Ukraine during Fed Cup and on blue clay in Madrid — says she loves the dirt. It was her first title on European clay since she won 2002 Roland Garros.

"It's a big myth because I actually love the clay, I grew up on clay," said Williams, who played a fair amount on clay after her family moved from Southern California to Florida. "My results haven't been stellar, but I have won the French Open, the ultimate clay court tournament. Actually I like it more than the grass, which is weird."
http://tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=17640&zoneid=25