Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: aka TennisPower
Now I understand why Serena didn't want to play.
After a long layoff, if you're an elite player and don't feel 110%, don't show up cold-turkey at a Slam. Venus's loss in the third round shows that an exhibition game is just not enough to get match tough and be ready to face players who've been battling it day in day out. Though Lisa is #25, she's an elite doubles-player who can rise to the occasion at any time; and today was one. Brave showing on the part of Venus, and I hope her confidence do not suffer from this loss.
Congrats Lisa! Let me say that was totally unexpected.
Get back on your feet, Vee. You MUST take home that well-known diamond trophy in February.
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"Playing aggressive tennis ... that's always the way to go, if you ask me." - Venus Williams, May/2002
"Some shots I will hit hard but not every ball. I'm not just using my power." - Serena Williams, Oct/2002