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Serena Williams & The Quest For 23 Majors

My attempt at making my post titles sound like Harry Potter movies. What do you think? ?

Are any of y’all tennis fans? Were you paying attention to the Australian Open the past two weeks? Well I was, even though it took a toll on my sleeping patterns.

As the draws started to take shape, there were some amazing story line lines unfolding. Both number one seeds were upset early, and some great underdogs emerged.

Then we all started to look ahead. Could it be? Could it truly happen? Could we really be so blessed to end up with an all-Williams final on the women’s side and a Roger vs. Rafa final on the men’s? A vintage set of championship matches we thought we saw the last of a decade ago.

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Serena Williams Is Feeling 22…

I know I’m probably the 49974729596734th person to use that line, in the past 48 hours, but I don’t care! My girl, Serena Williams, has finally won her 22nd Grand Slam title! She had been super close over the past 3 slams, but it appeared the pressure had really gotten to her. She adjusted her game and her mindset for Wimbledon and voila, she successfully defended her title from last year to equal the great Stefi Graf in Grand Slam Championships!

And as if that wasn’t enough, three hours after raising the Venus Rosewater Dish, Serena returned to Centre Court, with her sister Venus, and won the doubles title as well. Everything is coming up Williams Sisters!

I’m so proud of Rena. I hope this win took some of the anxiety and pressure off of her, so she can get back to how she was playing in late 2014 and most of 2015. She was carefree and enjoying the sport. And with the Olympics coming up, that’ll be needed more than ever.

Anyway, I just wanted to take time to post my excitement for Serena and Venus. My family and I are going to London next year, and we are timing it so that we can hopefully catch a match or two at the All England Club. In doing so, we would be crossing a key event off our Bucket Lists!

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There’s A Williams Sister Documentary?

Venus and Serena

A lot of movie trailers, I’ve been anticipating, have been released lately. (Still waiting for the Catching Fire teaser, though!) Yesterday I got to see the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer came out and was amazing! Today, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters came out.

So, while I was on YouTube, I started browsing through other recently released trailers and saw one for a Venus and Serena Williams documentary! Say WHAT?!?! How long has this been in the works? And why did none of y’all tell me?! You know how much I stan for the Williams Sisters!

Anyway, it’s called Venus and Serena and I Googled to find out as much information as I could. Info like its Facebook page and website. I also learned that it’s getting an on-demand release on Thursday, as well as a theater release on May 10th. I want to see it on the big screen, so you know I was white knuckling because this movie screams “limited release.” And knowing my luck, well you know. And there would be hell to pay if it I can’t see it live! Y’all hear me?

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Balance Is Restored to the WTA

The experiment that occurred when Dinara Safina was ranked #1 in the women’s tennis universe will soon be over. My girl, Serena Williams is headed back to where she belongs; the top! When the next rankings come out, next week, Serena will have a fitting “#1” next to her name.

Serena made her move, winning in the 2nd round of the China Open, while Safina continued to struggle, losing to Zhang Shuai in her 2nd round match.

Now, I understand why Safina was #1. I don’t agree, but I understand. Slow and steady apparently trumps winning the big events. I think the rankings should be even more heavily weighted to the Grand Slams, but the situation is what it is.

I’m just glad that things are back where they should be. Actually, I’d like Venus to be #2, but she can work on that next year 😉

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WTA Needs to Redo Rankings Formula

We all saw this go down today.

Serena Williams hoisting another Grand Slam trophy. Ho Hum. This happens most of the time. Pretty much any time the surface isn’t clay. She’s won 3 of the past 4 slams and still isn’t #1.

< begin rant >That ‘title’, which no one agrees with, still belongs to Dinara Safina, who got killed in the semi’s by Venus. I mean, it was an ol’ fashioned ass-whoopin’ if you ask me. The number 1 player in the world isn’t supposed to lose matches 6-1, 6-0. She’s also supposed to have won a Grand Slam tournament at some point in her career.

I know how she got to #1, and I’ve blogged about this before, but I just can’t get behind how the points determine the rankings. So what if she “won Rome and Madrid”. Those are warm-up tournaments that not everyone competes in. She needs to be able to get it done on the big stage as well. There needs to be some sort of update to the formula, because it’s majorly flawed.

“If you hold three Grand Slam titles, maybe you should be No. 1, but not on the WTA Tour, obviously. I see myself as No. 2. That’s where I am. I think Dinara did a great job to get to No. 1. She won Rome and Madrid.”

OH SNAP! You tell ’em, Serena!

We all know who the real #1 women’s tennis player in the world is. It’s Serena Williams (not Dinara Safina), and it’s not even close. < / end rant >

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