Wimbledon 2014 begins on Monday and the Naysayers have started the negative talk about Ms. Williams already.
FYI: Serena will turn 33 this September
I honestly don’t believe that matters. People as chattering due to her recent early exits from several Majors, including the second-round exit at the French and a fourth-round exit at the Australian Open in January.
No need to cry for Serena, as the 2013 Season saw her win 11 Titles, with a record of 78-4. Her serve has always been her biggest weapon and when that’s working, she’s unstoppable. Chris Evert agrees, recently stating “She’s walking on the court 2-love or 3-love already,” and “If the serve is going the grass is custom-made for her. It frees her up to go for the returns. She’s athletic, she moves well, she stays down low… She’s the best grass-court player in my mind right now.” Yes, she is.
Serena isn’t playing any tune up matches prior to Wimbledon, she will continue practicing in South Florida with her hitting partner, Sascha Bajin. Does it matter that she’s not practicing on grass? Pam Shriver said “Grass is a surface that, while good to be on it sometime before, with her serve it doesn’t matter if she’s serving on cement, grass or a block of ice if she gets that rhythm back.” I agree…100% and I’ll be watching!