Serena Williams: “I Love Winning”
by Tom Gainey | October 24th, 2012, 10:39 am
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Serena Williams is back on the tennis court for the first time since a very successful summer during which she won Wimbledon, the Olympic gold medal and then the US Open. Speaking to the press ahead of the WTA Champions in Istanbul on Monday, after all the injuries, illnesses and incidents Serena said she’s changed her attitude on tennis.

“I think I love the moment being on court,” Serena said. “I love walking out and seeing‑‑ I love winning, just to be honest. My attitude probably has changed a little bit. For the most part, I love being out there. It’s definitely work, but it’s a great moment to do something that you love so much, and to be able to do it, like I always say, halfway decent.”

Serena has won six titles this year and against Top 5 players this season she’s a perfect 11-0.

Serena began her bid for a third WTA Championships title yesterday with a resounding win over Angelique Kerber 64, 61. This meets Li Na in a match that just began.

(EDIT: So much for winning, she’s down 4-1 in the first set!)


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17 Comments for Serena Williams: “I Love Winning”

alison Says:

I get the feeling with the ladies YEC,aside from Serena the rest of the woman are playing for the runners up spot,just cannot see anyone beating her.


John Says:

Federer loses a set to Belucci…just sloppy…Cmon Fed!


steve-o Says:

Federer through, not without some difficulty. He’s been pushed to three sets both times he’s played Bellucci. Guy serves well and has a very powerful and spinny forehand, not so easy for Federer to handle.

But he’s on to the next round!


alison Says:

Well Done Roger,that was a tricky match,he did what great champions do by finding a way through,and a great effort from Belluci,good luck in your next match Roger.


alison Says:

Great contest between Azarenka and Kerber,Azarenka saves 2 match points to pull of a gutsy hold,what a fighter she is.


alison Says:

Azarenka now leads 3 0 in the second set tie breaker.


alison Says:

Azarenka takes the second set,Kerber will rue not converting those match points.


Polo Says:

Azarenka will be the number one women’s tennis player of the year. But Serena will be considered by most as the best player of the year.


alison Says:

Polo exactly well put.


dari Says:

There was just a tremendous match between kerber and vika at wta champs. They really gave the crowd what they paid for!


alison Says:

Dari i agree it was a fantastic match,Kerber will be gutted she didnt manage to convert either of those match points in that second set,such is life i suppose.


Rafael Says:

If I am not mistaken, the tennis balls used on WTA tour are “lighter” and therefore more faster than on the ATP. I am sure that is one of the reasons serena can dominate even at her age. Federer would be definitely much harder to beat with the balls flying around like they do on indoor surfaces!

Let us also not forget that the ATP has much better quality players than WTA!


Kimberly Says:

All of the matches today were good matches. This is a very competitive WTA final.


alison Says:

Yeah have to say this was a fantastic advert yesterday for womans tennis,i believe any other day against lesser players Li Na,Kerber,and Radwanska,would have won,but such is the will power and determination of Serena,Azarenka and Sharapova,the three most tenacious players on tour that they find a way,even when not playing at their best,or when the odds are against them,there is a good reason why they have been the best 3 players this year cleaning up at the slams,great stuff looking forward to more of the same today.


alison Says:

Interesting to hear complaints now about the woman taking too long in between points,Sharapova was taking 35 seconds between points in her match against Radwanska,and the umpire had words with Serena today.


Alok Says:

Serena usually plays fast, today might be one of the few times she didn’t.

Sharapova always takes more time in between points. She has to walk away, turn her back, walk back, adjust the hair, then look up, run her tongue over her lips, bounce the ball very slowly, then serve.


alison Says:

That was a good test for Serena,the thing is with Serena when shes down you have to keep her down,as shes too good a player,was hoping Vika would take that second set and push it to a 3rd,Li Na played great,the match against Vika tomorrow should be interesting.

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