The thing is, it's hard to argue with Serena's logic once she explains herself:
COMPUTER says Jelena Jankovic is the best player in the world. Serena Williams says: "No."
Williams lit the wick for an explosive Australian Open by scoffing at Jankovic's No. 1 ranking after crashing out of the Sydney International yesterday.
Jankovic holds top spot on the WTA Tour's rankings but there is a mile-high asterisk next to her name as the Serb is yet to win a major title. Russia's Sydney International finalists Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva, as well as Williams, are breathing down her neck on the rankings and can steal the No. 1 position if they lift the trophy at Melbourne Park.
"Best player?" Williams said in reference to Jankovic's No. 1 standing. "Uh, no. I don't think anyone is better than me. I would feel crazy sitting here being a professional tennis player and saying that someone is better than me.
"Yeah, she's ranked higher than me. But I wouldn't care if I was a thousand in the world, I would still feel like I was the best. You know, that's just me trying to be positive with myself. Hopefully she (Jankovic) feels that way herself."
"It's a really weird conversation. Whatever you do, you have to believe you're the best if you want to be the best. You have to strive to get there. I mean, I'm not superwoman. If I'm not playing well, obviously I'm not feeling that great about it. But I just try to speak positive, and hopefully that will carry over."