This Tuesday morning finds me a bit mystified by headlines in the media and twittertalk about the World#1 Women’s Tennis Player – Serena Williams! The chatter would have me believing that Williams’ number one status and, even her ‘greatness’, is in question. Why? (Warning this is where it gets comical and I may get cynical being a Serena Williams Fan.)
Tennis Sports Writers, those who tweet and even some fans are aghast that Serena lost matches in ‘exhibition’ play: two of three singles matches at the Hopman Cup. I admonish all to keep in mind…Serena Williams has maintained her status as World#1 for 100 weeks and counting; and more importantly, since her debut as a teenager, has never been – and never will be – your average tennis player!
And the beat goes on…for example Serena being the player who dances to the beat of her own drum, took a coffee break during the Hopman Cup match with Pennatta. What else could a jet-setter who just flew halfway round the world – with no time for breakfast – have but a bagel and expresso? 😉
I can only shake my head in confusion and dismay – at the non-controversy ESPN Tennis wrote of as Serena losing her temper during Hopman Cup play while partnering with Josh Ishner. With the U.S. 2-1 down in the second set, a point had to be replayed after Janowicz prematurely celebrated after he thought Isner and Williams both struck the ball. A five-minute argument involving ‘all four players’, the chair umpire, and a tournament referee ensued.
the ESPN Tennis headline read “Serena irked in Hopman defeat” and ran this photo(with caption).
What did Serena say about this year?
“I want to move a lot faster on the court,” she said. “I want to be more dynamic and just completely awesome out there. And I need to bring my serve back. My serve in 2014 was a little disappointing for me. I want my 2013 serve back, but a better version of that for 2015. I had so many double faults this year: I was hitting, like, seven in a match, and it was driving me insane.”
And when asked how much further she felt she could go by Evert, Williams replied:
“Well, it’s no secret. I’m going for the gusto. I’m going to try to catch up with Steffi. But right now I’m really focused on 19, which will begin in Australia. Whether I get there or not, I don’t know. But I know if I get to 19, the second it happens I will be thinking of 20.”
About the early losses in 2015 “Exhibition Play”:TROLL TENNIS puts it in proper perspective:
@TrollTennis: Serena Williams be like.
In closing: nonsense talk, doubting Serena, is well underway and to those doubters I say hold those thoughts
and let the damn
‘GRAND SLAM’ play begin…K!
humbly submitted by guestBlogger and diehard WilliamsSisters Fan @BlackPearlMoi!