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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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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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Novak, What Happened?

My boy, Novak Djokovic, was upset today at Wimbledon!

I definitely didn’t see that coming! I mean today’s match was just the 3rd round and he’s ranked #3 in the world! But as we’ve all seen before, upsets happen and on any given day…

Man, I really enjoy watching him play. This definitely diminishes the remainder of the Wimbledon entertainment. Not that it really matters. I won’t be able to watch any next week anyway. I’ll be immersed in all things swimming at the Olympic Trials.

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