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A Passionate Serena Williams Takes on Brisbane International

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Serena Williams getting passionate during a match

Serena Williams might be the most recognizable player in international tennis at this point and a lot of that has to do with her impassioned yells and behavior while on the court. Do you think these bursts of vocal energy helped her at the Brisbane International or is it a little too showy for you?

An angry and impatient Serena Williams overcame blustery conditions at the Brisbane International yesterday in an ominous beginning to her only tournament before her charge at a 16th major title at the Australian Open next month.

The American threw her hands in the air, shook her head, gesticulated towards her coach and stomped her feet in petulant protest, but that did little to help compatriot Varvara Lepchenko, who suffered a 2-6 1-6 first-round defeat.

Howling with frustration in her first match since winning the WTA Championships at Istanbul in October, Williams lacked rhythm in swirling winds on Pat Rafter Arena...


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