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March 17, 2006

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shawn

I think the ESPN Hollywood is old news. That show launched a long time ago. And the Oprah appearance was a repeat.

Ally

Two or three years ago Serena could blow off tournaments, come back and mop the floor with any player - she can't do that any longer and she knows it.

It will be interesting to see how much of the clay-court season either sister plays, if they play it at all and how they will do at the French Open. Actually, the only tournament I think both sisters can walk into cold and win is Wimbledon - because the grass suits their game perfectly. Interesting, isn't it? To me, if they're playing Wimbledon, I can't bet against them there.

lisen

Whoops - I'm out of date. Sorry.

Wimbledon suits Venus' game perfectly for sure. But Serena's? Why?

kundalini

I think it is great that the Williams sisters have other interests beyond the tennis court. They have already demonstrated their exceptional ability and if they want to devote more time to acting (Serena) and fashion (Venus) then why not?

Of course their tennis suffers, and they are no longer full time players willing to turn up to tournament after tournament. Last year they were pretty fortunate to end the season with a slam each, as both managed to fit all their best performances into a single tournament. I can't see them being so lucky this time around.

Personally, I no problem with Serena skipping events, just showing up when she feels she has a decent chance of success. I guess she will turn up for Wimbledon but a repeat of last year seems likely as her lack of hours on the practice court may hurt her in matches.

While Serena is the outstanding player of her generation, she is not so good that she can beat top players when unfit. Sometimes you wonder whether she appreciates this.

As for the tour, I think it should move on and stop relying on the Williams sisters to promote events that they are unlikely to feature in. So no more complaining when one or other Williams fails to show at the last minute.

blake fan

who cares about fatty serena? hingis is back!

boisetennis

Hey Blake Fan, I was going to say that, you stole my words. OK, I'll add Liposuction and breast reduction and she will be back in the top 10 in no time.

Ratinum

The question is not who cares about fatty Serena.. The question is who cares about tennis without Serena. Another question is does Serena care about tennis if she's already dominated the game for such a long time.

If you can make more money doing reality TV shows and cameo acting appearances than you can grinding your body down chasing after a ball what would you do?

I realize peoples' anxiety about whether she will or will not play. Is the casual fan caring about Henin-Hardenne or Capriati or Hingis? I don't think so. Fatty Serena is where it's at or you wouldn't be reading this stupid blog right now.

Bollox

Either you play or you don't. If you play, you play to win. Serena. bring it on or get lost. People have very short memories. Don't make your legacy stink.

David

I agree with David, In the Aussia Open, any other match, she could have killed Hantuchova, but she was killed, why play when she isn't playing to win? Serena is more or less playing just so she won't get fined by the WTA Tour for missing too many events. Hasn't she had this knee injury for ever, or so it seems.

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