Even though Serena lost her top ranking on the WTA tour to Dinara Safina, she still thinks of herself as the #1 player on the tour. I can’t say that I argue. While Safina has played the relatively ‘slow but steady’ card, Serena has made her prescence known by winning the “big ones”.

Safina has yet to win a Grand Slam. I believe that time is coming for her, but it just feels odd to have a top-ranked player who hasn’t hoisted one of the major trophies. That’s the way things go.

Judging from her comments at a presser in Italy, she knows who’s really #1:

“We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.”

And this is why I *heart* Serena Williams. She brings something to the sport of tennis that the women’s game has never seen. It’s called swagger. Now, go get yourself another title!