Serena Williams: I’m A Complete Perfectionist
by Tom Gainey | February 20th, 2014, 10:48 am

Top seed and World No. 1 Serena Williams admitted earlier this week that the fact that she’s never won the Dubai title add any extra motivation.

“There is no extra motivation,” Serena said after beating Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday. “I couldn’t have any more motivation than what I already have. I don’t think it’s humanly possible. I’m always so motivated every time I play. I’m a complete perfectionist. I just want to do better and better.”

The 32-year-old Serena is coming off a tough loss to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round at the Australian Open during which she was fighting a bad back. But, she says, the injury which kept her out of Doha is now much better.

“Body is fine,” she said. “I just had to get my feet moving, but it was okay.”

Serena is currently playing Jelena Jankovic today in the quarterfinals. “It’s exciting to be back on center court and to be playing Serena Williams,” Jankovic said. “It’s going to be our first match this season. I look forward to it.”

With sister Venus already into the semifinals after beating Flavia Pennetta on the other half, an all Williams final could happen on Saturday. The two haven’t met in a final since the 2009 WTA Championships won by Serena. The only time they played since was the Charleston clay event last year also won by Serena.

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7 Comments for Serena Williams: I’m A Complete Perfectionist

Polo Says:

As opposed to an incomplete perfectionist.

Brando Says:

Serena Williams: “I’m a complete diva”. I’ve fixed that one for you Serena.

Hippy Chic Says:

Im confused at the top of the thread in the 1st paragraph the fact that shes never won Dubai will add extra motivation,then in the next paragraph it says there is no extra motivation,there is no extra motivation,im always motivated,is she motivated,or extra motivated,or has no extra motivation,or is she always motivated????

Perfect fan Says:

I m glad serena lost….aftr reading this interview of her, I felt so nauseated….I was seeing this coming. sometimes too much vanity is not good for the mind.

“I dnt need any motivation….I m a perfectionist”….wat d hell!!

I’ll be more than glad to see venus win (a gr8 lady n champion)….or even if cornet wins.

Of late serena is p!ssing me off due to her antics….no wonder she is not popular among past legends.

Slice Tennis Says:

Serena is sometimes as big mouthed as Federer.

Perfect fan Says:

slice….thanx for that piece of sarcasm. but lets not bring this fedal war filth into each n every thread….there’s already couple of threads which is running hot with that and u can very well put ur esteemed thought there….will appreciate that!!

Perfect fan Says:

Congrats to both venus and cornet for a great week. Venus is looking good.

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