Serena Williams “Absolutely” Thinks She Can Win The Calendar Grand Slam This Year
by Tom Gainey | December 31st, 2012, 11:20 am
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After a near perfect second half of 2012, Serena Williams has high goals for the new season. Speaking after an easy Brisbane first round win over Varvara Lepchenko, Serena said she’s the thought of winning the 2013 calendar Slam.

“I think for me, absolutely,” she said of possibility of winning all four. “I think maybe whoever wins will Australian Open will have that same thought. I think there is no way that Victoria or Maria or maybe some other players don’t feel the same way. So I think I definitely feel that way.”

The World No. 3 swept Wimbledon, the Olympics, the US Open and the year-end WTA Championships to prove she’s unquestionably the best in the game.

“If I have a year like I had last year, or 2012, I should say, it would be exciting and I would be really happy for that as well,” she said. “Obviously I would like to do better namely at Roland Garros and at the Australian Open, too. So we’ll see.”

Despite all her recent domination, she still thinks there’s areas in her game which need improvement.

“Honestly, I think I can do better on my serve,” she admitted. “Basic serve returns I think I can do better and play better on that. I always like to feel like I can improve all around, from movement to hitting less unforced errors, which I think I’ve been trying to do.”

Serena will next play Alize Cornet in the second round at Brisbane.


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16 Comments for Serena Williams “Absolutely” Thinks She Can Win The Calendar Grand Slam This Year

Dan Martin Says:

I kind of hope she does. It would be a great year long story. Sharapova, Azarenka and others would all have chances to derail her quest.


Humble Rafa Says:

Which number is higher?

a) Number of Grand Slams that the Big Woman will win in 2013

OR

b)the # of boyfriends (or sleep buddies) she will have in 2013

In my Humble Opinion, B will be twice as big as A.


jane Says:

Is it true that Serena is dating her coach?


lazlo Says:

Humble Rafa
The answer is B.


Wog boy Says:

jane,

If you are talking about Mouratoglou bloke, I read the same thing, in my young days we use to have a different name for what he is doing and that name wasn’t “coach,” Richard Gere came to my mind and one of his movies.
Nick Pilic had a go recently at him because of his comments about Nole (not nice comments) and said the same thing about Mouratoglou, sleeping with Serena is about only thing he knows and does in tennis. Pilic was very upset and he let it go.


lazlo Says:

If she is paying him as a coach and he is sleeping with her, I would say he is a gigolo. What on earth is she doing with that bleedin’ old duffer.


lazlo Says:

Oi WB, who is Patrick to say anything about Novak? What did he say? What titles has HE earned? Doesn’t he run some cheap academy in Paris? Do you think it could be bitterness due to loyalties to his defunct Ottoman Empire?


Wog boy Says:

As much as Serena is superior tennis player and can finish easily as GOAT I think she is also very naive and emotionally fragile, she can be hurt and probably will be in this relationship. She looks tough outside, but I think deep inside herself she is looking for love, lots of love like any other normal girl. Just to make it clear about my earlier post, he is using her and not the other way around.


Wog boy Says:

lazlo,

I will stay out of that one;)

But your point about Patrick and his tennis knowledge and credibility to make such comment is exactly what Pilic said and Pilic is the man who was very good tennis player, has academy for 30-40 years, produced (not just worked with) more than 40 top 100 players and won DC with three different countries. Pilic said for him “he is not McEnroe or Borg so he can talk sense.”
On the other hand Mouratoglou never played pro tennis (stoped when he was 16), opened his academy when he was 25-26 years old, and never produced good player, worked with Baghdatis and few others. Dimitrov made mistake by going there and yet he was the one who talked Serena into coming and joining him at Mouratoglou’s academy. I told you that girl is naive and she will be badly burnt.


moam Says:

Serena is the queen of American women’s tennis. She is arguably the greatest female player ever. And, if she remains healthy, it’s clearly possible and very probable that she will win more slams. She no longer lacks for motivation. Injury and life-threatening illness humbled causing the realization of how truly fortunate she is to be endowed with such immense talent. She is, so to speak, reborn with desire and enthusiasm.
http://martinstake128.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/serena/


moam Says:

Serena is the queen of American women’s tennis. She is arguably the greatest female player ever. And, if she remains healthy, it’s clearly possible and very probable that she will win more slams. She no longer lacks for motivation. Injury and life-threatening illness humbled her causing the realization of how truly fortunate she is to be endowed with such immense talent. She is, so to speak, reborn with desire and enthusiasm.
http://martinstake128.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/serena/


jamie Says:

The FO will be very hard. She might win AO, Wimbledon and USO. Doubt she will win the FO. So no CYGS.


jamie Says:

By the end of 2013 Serena might have 18 slams and equal Navratilova and Evert.


jane Says:

^ But I believe the aptly named Margaret Court’s record is unbeatable – 24 slams!


Wog boy Says:

Margaret Court was watching Venus last night, she is real lady, I admire her results on the court and moreso her life. She looked great when they told Venus that Margaret Court is in the stands, and she still looks fit. I saw recently video about her, what the athlete she was, great tennis player and great athlete and first mother to win GS:)

BTW, Venus played really well.

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