Originally Posted by Fifth Set
I think the question is really how injured Serena really was. She was serving 115+ in the 3rd set. She was running just fine despite her claims that her ankle was THIS big. Commentators noted how Serena allows physical issues to get deep into her head.
It's a convenient excuse. Serena is always "injured" so it's just a question of how hard she fights through it. What a hero! Not.
Do you even watch tennis? We saw
her roll her ankle a few days ago. Have you ever rolled an ankle? It hampers your mobility on the court, reduced the amount of push off you can use for your strokes and messes up your balance. Never mind the back issue Serena MTO'd for. The woman was obviously hurt.
Also, why would she have nerves? She was up a set against a teenager.
If anything, it's Sloane who couldn't close it out due to nerves (or was it ability?) when she had the chance and allowed the third set to go on for so long.
Save this post please. The next time Sloane plays Serena, Williams will trounce the little one in straight sets.