Serena serves notice

NEW YORK - Serena Williams likes proving people wrong and intends to surprise the sceptics at next month's French Open.

NEW YORK - Serena Williams likes proving people wrong and intends to surprise the sceptics at next month's French Open.

Williams stormed to victory in the year's opening grand slam, thrashing Maria Sharapova in the finals of the Australian Open despite finishing 2006 ranked 95th after battling injuries and appearing to critics to be in less than top condition.

"Everybody had written me off. Everyone was like 'she can't win a grand slam', which I thought was outrageous," said Williams. - Reuters

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