Tennis: Serena Williams Self-Diagnoses OCD

Chato StewartContributor IFebruary 2, 2009

Tennis: Serena Self - diagnoses OCD

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Serena Williams. Photo / AP

Dinara Safina living with a well-publicized mental health iuuse may have been the one reason considered before Serena Williams said she has her issues, too.

Friday Williams claimed she had an obsessive compulsive disorder and that it helps.

"I get really angry and I'm a perfectionist. I have a slight case of OCD," Williams said. "Yeah, those are my issues. It's definitely self-diagnosed. But I think I can pick it out...maybe."

"I think it's good to have it," she said. "I mean, you have a lot of order in your life. I like order. I'm not necessarily the neatest person in the world, but I do like to have order.

"I'm obsessed with my nails, too. I have to do them like every day. That's another OCD thing I have."

Although some might feel Williams said this now to show she can relate to Safina.  Yet, one might not be too far from the ace think she was saying that to take the attention off Safina pity vote. When we all have issues, then it's all fair game.

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"I idolised Marat, too," Williams said ahead of the pair's showdown for the world No. 1 ranking. "I can totally understand."

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