Serena’s grand plans

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Serena Williams ended 2006 ranked 95th, now she’s world No.12. And not only that, she already has two important titles in 2007 – the Australian Open and the Sony Ericsson Open. However, Serena’s ambitions don’t end there; “I have something in mind, but I’m not going to say. It has something to do with clay… I’m really looking forward to Roland Garros. It’s going to be fun,” she told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Serena won the French Open title in 2002, which was the first one of her four consecutive Grand Slam titles, a phenomenon known as Serena Slam. If she pulls off the French Open victory this year, she’ll be halfway to achieving a True Grand Slam (winning all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year). “I think it can be done. I play well on all surfaces so I’m a good candidate to do it. Who knows?” said Serena.

After all, not many players can win a match after losing an opening set 6-0, as Serena was losing to Justine Henin, and eventually won the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open. Serena surely has abundance of mental strength, which is what makes a difference between an excellent and exceptionally excellent player. (source: Sports Illustrated)


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