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can't wait to see her first match!:kiss::bounce:


I’m the best despite the rankings, says Serena

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* Second ranked Serena still rates herself the best
* World number one Safina says time will tell
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By Paul Virgo
ROME, May 4 (Reuters) - Serena Williams still rates herself as the best player in the world even though she has been toppled from the top spot by Russia’s Dinara Safina.
“We all know who the real number one is,” Williams told a news conference at the Italian Open on Monday. “Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.”

Second ranked Williams, who will face Swiss Patty Schnyder in her opening match in Rome, felt she could back up her claim because she owns 10 grand slam singles titles while Safina’s tally stands at zero.
Asked which opponent she feared most, the American quipped: “Probably myself. I always beat myself.”
Safina, the younger sister of former men’s number one Marat Safin, said time would tell if her rival was right.
“She can say this because she won many more grand slams than me,” said the 23-year-old.
“But she’s also older than me so she has more experience. So let’s see when I’m her age how many titles I have and then we can say,” added Safina, who has contested 10 finals over the past 12 months, winning four titles.
“It’s not luck. Nobody gave it to me. I played two grand slam finals and last year I won four titles. This didn’t come out of sky.”
The 27-year-old Williams, who has already dabbled in fashion designing and acting, said she was thinking about expanding her off-court interests.
“I’ve been writing, but I haven’t been writing. In my mind I’ve been saying I want to write, but I haven’t actually physically picked up a pencil and started writing,” the U.S. Open and Australian Open champion said.
“So that is my next challenge, to actually to sit down and do it. No (not my life story). A screenplay. Nothing is impossible.”
(Editing by Pritha Sarkar, To query or comment on this story email [email protected])






http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-womenromeserena_pix&prov=reuters&type=lgns
 

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Safina thinks she can win as many titles and Grand Slams as Serena ? :shrug:

Of course, We all know Serena should be number one. :)
 

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Nothing new, really. :shrug: Serena has felt this way for...ummm I'd say most, if not all, of her career.

Not surprised to see the media tell Dinara of the comments, trying to start ish.

Thanks for the article, SAEKeithSerena.
 

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Serena must be so pissed of, no Henin, no Sharapova, and still not the spot

10 slam"s pissed off!:bounce::bounce::bounce::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: what do you think of THAT?:lol::lol::lol::lol::bounce:
 

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god DAMN is this girl full of herself. There is a fine line between "deserved confidence" and outright conceited snobbery. I'm afraid she falls into the second one.

Of course she may be right, but my God isn't there a more tactful way of saying it?
 

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I'm sure everyone believes they are the best, as they should or they would be in the wrong job. Just not everyone puts it so bluntly. :shrug:

I do think Serena will and should get the no.1 back, but for now it's Dinara and she deserves a fair chance. I think she handled that question very well.
 

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Good for her. I hope the haters choke everytime she says something like this.
 

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I'm sure everyone believes they are the best, as they should or they would be in the wrong job. Just not everyone puts it so bluntly. :shrug:

I do think Serena will and should get the no.1 back, but for now it's Dinara and she deserves a fair chance. I think she handled that question very well.
A fair chance at what? Is someone being unfair to her? She has achieved a major milestone in tennis.
 

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A fair chance at what? Is someone being unfair to her? She has achieved a major milestone in tennis.
She deserves to be no.1 without having to respond to these type of articles. But oh well, it's always going to happen in a field as close as the current one.
 

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Everybody knows that she´s right, and she is honest enough to tell people the truth! She´s been saying these kind of things since I don´t know when...
 

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Haha...I like Dinara but she thinks her accomplishments are going to be greater than Serena's when she turns 27...oh my god, :help:
 

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Haha...I like Dinara but she thinks her accomplishments are going to be greater than Serena's when she turns 27...oh my god, :help:
It is mathematically possible. She has four years to win 10 slams, that leaves six other slams for people to claim. All she would have to do on average is win 2.5 slams a year for the next four years.:tape::lol:
 

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dinara handled the response well...but it's kinda funny, too.


serena will be back in no time.
 
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