Psychology of a player dating
If she doesn't pocket her sixth Wimbledon and her fifth U. Open titles this summer, check the ground because the world may have spun off its axis.
She's never been more dominant than now, at the age of 31, which is about 179 in tennis years.
And she would not have given a flying fuck what you thought.
This is a woman who one minute is reading inspirational notes during changeovers and then, in the 2009 U. Open semifinals, threatening to personally make a line judge eat a tennis ball.
It's two days before the start of the Sony Open in Miami, one of the circuit's premier nonmajors and the first significant test for Serena since she was upset in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open after spraining an ankle that had ballooned to three times its normal size. Serena has been giving tennis the two-finger salute for more than half her life. "Lots of my friends have been telling me lately that I'm spoiled," Serena says with a baffled look on her face. I'm not spoiled.'"I almost spit Coke through my nose. If she'd pulled a Jamesian I'm-taking-my-talents-to-South Beach event, she would have put it on pay-per-view and hawked her Home Shopping Network-all-under-a-hundred-bucks fashion line during the commercial breaks.