Serena Williams: In 2009 I Went Out With a Bang, I Came In With a Bang Tonight
by Tom Gainey | August 31st, 2011, 10:52 am
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Serena Williams returned to the US Open for the first time since her 2009 semifinal default to Kim Clijsters. Serena, who is the favorite to win, made light of the her previous US Open experience.

“I feel fine,” said Serena. “Even last time I played here, I went out with a bang. I came in with a bang tonight. So it’s all good.”

And it is all good. Last night Serena pummeled Serb teen Bojana Jovanosvki to run her win streak to 13. But the match didn’t start till after 10:30pm local time because of a long Rafael Nadal.

“I definitely expected to get on a little bit sooner,” Serena said of the late start time. “But I can wait with the best of them. I think I’m number one at waiting. Venus is an excellent waiter, too. But we can wait. I mean, we hold it down at Wimbledon when it rains. We can wait, wait, wait. So it doesn’t usually bother me.”

Serena liked having Nadal as an opening act for her show, but she prefers the earlier start.

“I think the guys should play second,” she joked. “They should totally play second all the time. Ladies, you open the door for ladies. They should go second. It’s ridiculous.”

Today, Serena will have to watch her sister, Venus, play the dangerous Sabine Lisicki.


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3 Comments for Serena Williams: In 2009 I Went Out With a Bang, I Came In With a Bang Tonight

Richard Says:

It’s so hard to appreciate her sense of humor because of her dismissive attitude. A good win for her last night surely, but, you’d think- after all that she has been through this past year- that she might come out with a more humble sense of rhetoric. Oh well…if it sounds like a duck…


Kimmi Says:

“I think the guys should play second,” she joked. “They should totally play second all the time. Ladies, you open the door for ladies. They should go second. It’s ridiculous.”

I agree with serena..guys second!!


jane Says:

It seems to make sense that the guys play first once and a while; let the organizers mix it up. After all, ladies play best of three whereas men play best of five, so if the men come on last they could potentially be out there much much later than the ladies if the match is drawn out. Certainly even last night Serena’s match was over in the blink of an eye compared to Rafa’s.

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