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Date: 28 Jan 2009 22:36:22
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Subject: Can Serena break Graf's record of 22 slams?
Just 13 more to ago after the AO. If she wins this she has won 2 slams
in a row. And could be in line for another "Serena slam" as well.

She is 27 years old but she is strong enough to play and win until she
will be 33-34.





 
Date: 29 Jan 2009 10:48:26
From: Raja
Subject: Re: Can Serena break Graf's record of 22 slams?
On Jan 29, 8:02=A0am, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <2bef5f26-41f1-472f-a4cc-1dc573948...@o40g2000yqb.googlegroups.com>,
>
> zepflo...@yahoo.com () wrote:
>
> > Just 13 more to ago after the AO. If she wins this she has won 2
> > slams
> > in a row. And could be in line for another "Serena slam" as well.
>
> > She is 27 years old but she is strong enough to play and win until
> > she
> > will be 33-34.
>
> Remember how many injuries she's had over the years, though. Yes, she
> *can* win any Slam she enters (except probably the FO, now), but your
> schedule would require her to win two Slams a year for the next six years=
.
> It's just so incredibly unlikely - if she wins on Saturday she'll have
> averaged one Slam a year since she won her first one. And look what
> happened after 2002-2003, when she won four in a row - she was hardly abl=
e
> to play the following year (although she did play the Wimbledon final),
> and didn't win another Slam until 2005, and after *that* nothing for
> another two years. If she has *one* great year this year (with Sharapova
> injured, Ivanovic seemingly on an extended walkabout, the Russians not
> mentally strong enough, and VW effective primarily on grass, and
> Henin/Clijsters gone, *and* Mauresmo apparently unable to build her game
> back up to its previous level), she will be doing well.

She might go a CYGS this year with the way things are going. Sharapova
does not seem to return. Ana is going downhill. Venus the only one who
can stop her at Wimbledon. She will have a bit of trouble in FO, but
if she wins FO somehow, no one is stopping her from CYGS.


>
> But no one in the women's game seems to have more than one great year in =
a
> row any more - too many injuries (and illnesses).

yep

>
> wg



 
Date: 29 Jan 2009 06:05:55
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: Can Serena break Graf's record of 22 slams?
On Jan 29, 1:36=A0am, zepflo...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Just 13 more to ago after the AO. If she wins this she has won 2 slams
> in a row. And could be in line for another "Serena slam" as well.
>
> She is 27 years old but she is strong enough to play and win until she
> will be 33-34.

She is good but her big body with her movement will get her another
knee injury.


 
Date: 29 Jan 2009 08:02:58
From:
Subject: Re: Can Serena break Graf's record of 22 slams?
In article
<2bef5f26-41f1-472f-a4cc-1dc5739482b5@o40g2000yqb.googlegroups.com >,
zepfloyes@yahoo.com () wrote:

>
> Just 13 more to ago after the AO. If she wins this she has won 2
> slams
> in a row. And could be in line for another "Serena slam" as well.
>
> She is 27 years old but she is strong enough to play and win until
> she
> will be 33-34.
>

Remember how many injuries she's had over the years, though. Yes, she
*can* win any Slam she enters (except probably the FO, now), but your
schedule would require her to win two Slams a year for the next six years.
It's just so incredibly unlikely - if she wins on Saturday she'll have
averaged one Slam a year since she won her first one. And look what
happened after 2002-2003, when she won four in a row - she was hardly able
to play the following year (although she did play the Wimbledon final),
and didn't win another Slam until 2005, and after *that* nothing for
another two years. If she has *one* great year this year (with Sharapova
injured, Ivanovic seemingly on an extended walkabout, the Russians not
mentally strong enough, and VW effective primarily on grass, and
Henin/Clijsters gone, *and* Mauresmo apparently unable to build her game
back up to its previous level), she will be doing well.

But no one in the women's game seems to have more than one great year in a
row any more - too many injuries (and illnesses).

wg



 
Date: 29 Jan 2009 07:07:02
From: Stapler
Subject: Re: Can Serena break Graf's record of 22 slams?
<zepfloyes@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:2bef5f26-41f1-472f-a4cc-1dc5739482b5@o40g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
> Just 13 more to ago after the AO. If she wins this she has won 2 slams
> in a row. And could be in line for another "Serena slam" as well.
>
> She is 27 years old but she is strong enough to play and win until she
> will be 33-34.
>


With current clown era in women's tennis, anything is possible. Just imagine
no Nadal, Federer would have 18 slams already... That is the situation over
in the WTA