Monday, January 3, 2011

TTA? Looks Back #3: Serena Williams' pain with the glass

Today's math lesson: After number three here, there's only two more look-backs to go!

OK, like most of you out there, I just don't get it:

How has a piece of glass taken Serena Williams out of the game?

I don't mean to make light of it, but when you read stories that say "Serena cut her foot on a piece of glass," you don't expect too much of that being a seriously threatening injury. She only played six tournaments in '10 and won two of them, the Australian and Wimbledon. If not for that piece of glass, would she have won the U.S. Open, too? Would she have finished the year in the top spot?

A few weeks ago, she announced that she won't be returning into spring '11. It's crazy to think that a fluke injury could stop her when 98 percent of the players on tour couldn't.

(Photo: AP)