Serena is one of the top female tennis players in the world, but she's certainly not unbeatable. The thing about her is, she won't give credit to an opponent who has just dispatched her. You'll never hear Serena say, "I got beat, fair and square. She was better than I was today and deserved to win".
Oh no. With Serena, there always seems to be a multitude of excuses. A sore foot, a twisted knee, an ingrown toenail, something with an elbow or wrist, headaches, cramps, or whatever the whine of the day is. What's next? The balls weren't bouncing right? Solar flares? Global warming? Halley's Comet?
Serena will never jsut humbly admit defeat. Perhaps the late, great Gilda Radner put it best in one of her roles on the original Saturday Night Live.
Like her older sister Venus, it would appear Serena has come down with an illness of her own. Mysteriously, the symtoms keep changing.
If it's not one thing -- it's another.
But it's always something.
We came to know it as Roseanne Roseannadanna Syndrome.