Well, there’s really not a whole lot to be said here – American Serena Williams came to Rome, re-crowned herself the “real” world no. 1 and found herself on the losing end of a clay-court smackdown – it’s all in the game.
In case you missed it, which I highly doubt, during her press conference on Monday at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia Serena stated, “We all know who the real No. 1 is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.”
I still don’t have any trouble with that statement even after Tuesday’s loss. The problem is, when you trash talk before a game, it always looks better if you win … then the trash talking isn’t quite so trashy.
Although Serena made no mention of her recent injury, she was either still hampered by it, or she’s really got to get her clay-court legs together.
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