Friday, July 6th, 2012
Some people think she’s past her prime. Some think it’s time for her to retire. No matter what the critics say, Serena still proves she deserves to be on the court. With a power serve with speeds up to 120 mph, Serena beat Victoria Azarnanka and will face Agnieszka Radwanska in her 7th Wimbledon final.
On Saturday, the 30-year-old Williams will try to become the first woman at least at that age to win a major tournament since Martina Navratilova, who was 33 when she won Wimbledon in 1990.
“The older I get, the better I serve, I feel,” Williams said. “I don’t know how it got better. I really don’t know. It’s not like I go home and I work on baskets and baskets of serves. Maybe it’s a natural shot for me.”
Natural? Maybe? I think her dad has something to do with it:
“When she was little, I wanted her to throw like a boy. I bought her a football. And her serve is just throwing,” Richard Williams said. “That’s why the serve is so devastating.”
Or perhaps Serena has learned, like many others that success is a habit, and one she’s mastered. After a tumultuous 2010 Serena worked hard to come back.
“Serena is blessed to be here,” Dad said.
I agree dad. And we’re blessed to see such a talent.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,