Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Welcome back Serena. For real this time.

Fanatic Omes:

When Serena made her comeback at Wimbledon after almost a year off the tour and fought her way through to the second week, we were all left either rejoicing, quivering with fear, or rolling our eyes (personally I was rejoicing). This was the start of the Serena rebuttal and it was a gosh darn strong one. But when she was overpowered by Marion Bartoli in the round of 16, we were then reminded that she still had some way to go and understood that it would have been far too tall an order for her to lift that shield (- come on, the WTA field weren’t THAT hopeless). So we sat impatiently wondering where to place her form and recovery. 

Fast forward to the Bank of the West Classic et voila. Serena wins her first title since Wimbledon 2010. And she passed the patience, fitness and mental strength tests to do it; not to mention making mincemeat of power-players Sharapova, Lisicki and Bartoli. Hear that? It’s the sound of the US Open smiling. (Sorry that made no sense.)

Serena revealed that prior to her injury, she liked tennis, but now, she loves it. She also divulged that she’ll start to take the non-Slam tournaments more seriously; and that my friends, is a frightful proposition. She’s back for real this time.

And thus I’d just like to take the time to say:

(Original pic: Getty) 

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