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BREAKING NEWS: Serena Withdraws From Sony Ericsson Championships With Stomach Injury

Friday, November 7, 2008


Just as the Jelena Jankovic vs. Vera Zvonareva match was wrapping up and I was all tuned in and ready for Serena Williams vs. Elena Dementieva, the commentator reports that Nadia Petrova will be playing Dementieva because of Serena withdrawing.

After being taken to the woodshed by big sis Venus on Thursday, I was aching to see Serena do what she does best, beat the odds. I expected to see her come out firing on all cylinders today, whizzing high powered serves by Dementieva's head.

In her press conference Serena said, "I felt I didn’t serve well, I had a lot of double faults. Looking back I think maybe that’s why I was doing it because I didn’t feel it at the time."

“I think I might have been over-compensating, but the moment I got home I did feel pain. When I woke up around 2pm I was still in pain just getting out of bed.”

"When I practiced I was in pain when I played the groundstrokes so I didn't want to risk it."

Oh well, hope she feels better soon.

On another note, from this day forward I shall no longer think of Vera "crying game" Zvonereva. After today's effort I shall think of Vera "got game" Zvonareva.

What a hustler!

Zvonareva hit the courts today and proved that she has serious metal. She wasn't dependent upon luck or mistakes from Jankovic to win the match and the White Group. Zvonareva blasted back from losing the first set and took it to the World No. 1 in very impressive style.

I had somewhat written Zvonareva off a couple of years ago, but she renewed my faith in her game today. Good to see her in such good form...work it out Zvonareva!

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