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Any chance for Dementieva against Serena?

by guesswho1356 (U9023999) 13 October 2007
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I guess the title is self explanatory, your thoughts?

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posted Oct 15, 2007

I am a Serena fan and a Venus fan. However when they lose I always give credit to the player who beat them. Elena thoroughly deserved to win on Sunday; she deserves all the credit because beating Serena is never easy. I just find it ridiculous when people call Serena 'the biggest choker in history.' To some extent every player chokes now and then, they are human. Some could say Henin choked in the Wimbledon semis this year. But letís be honest here, Serena is absolutely nowhere near the biggest choker in history. Those players donít win slams when their 18 (US Open 1999) Nevertheless, detracting nothing from Elenaís win, Serena hasnít been physically fit since 2002/2003, perhaps even 2004. She needs to clean up her act even more and work her ask into shape. (Ask is put there deliberately I am sure you can work out what it is suppose to say smiley)

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posted Oct 15, 2007

About the'ask', she says there's little she can do about it. But I agree, issues around fitness keeping raising there ugly head. Her susceptibility to injury is a worry also. She looks too 'heavy and bulky', she has to tone down.

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posted Oct 15, 2007

Blue,

your asking is a big tasking !!!!

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posted Oct 15, 2007

Thatís true; there isn't much she can do. Looking back at her matches from 03, she has always had the big 'ask' However she was 10X more in shape back then. Interestingly enough, Navratilova made comment on her shape this Wimbledon. She said she doesn't see the muscle in her legs anymore, and her movement was lazy compared to how it was in her prime. But I suppose Serena doesn't see it, if only she could return to the old Serena.

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posted Oct 15, 2007

Indeed, have you seen those pics of her in a bikini, not to mention another...a bit risque. blush

I am surprised that her fitness team cannot sort out a regime to condition her body. Clearly her body shape is not as defined, her injuries suggest a muscular imbalance which makes her more prone to injury.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

personally i think her body aesthetically looks better than it did when she was in her prime but obviously her tennis has got to come first if she wants to return to the top of her game. The suseptibility to injury is probably due to her age because she started playing sport so young. If she just had 1 great year left in her
I'm sure that would be enough for her fans and then we can just go out and buy the fashion lines and the perfume and whatever else she decides to do!

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posted Oct 16, 2007

mrireland...i could'nt agree more i've been a champion of rod laver on various threads on tennis 606...he was the best i've ever seen..he is dismissed by the kids with the ridiculous bland statement 'tennis has moved on and todays players would batter him'...racquet tehnology has moved on and general levels of fitness... for me the key components of a tennis champion are technique/tactical nous/mental strength...these certainly have not moved on...laver had all three..in particular a phenomenal technique that has never been matched....blue..sillyboyblunder..please explain how you assess[positive/negative] the abilities of a player without seeing them?do you have mysterious powers beyond the comprehension of 'silly girls'like melaughi of course refer to your bland dismissal of that great champion margaret court[24gs titles]

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 16, 2007

Despite losing, Serena has qualified for Madrid....

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1825

she becomes the fifth woman to make the end-of-season tournament. Not bad, considering how injury-ravaged her season was!

And how she missed most of the summmer....

and she's playing in Zurich!

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posted Oct 16, 2007

DOD, (prune) please explain yourself further? Another thing, why is your punctuation so terrible? I mean you did say your were older than me didn't you?

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posted Oct 17, 2007

blue...are you a eunuch?..if not i commend you on a most persuasive impersonationlaugh

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