Practice Makes Almost Perfect
You all are making some great and interesting points.
I'd like to make one before I forget. Venus has lost relatively early in her every tourney back - and this is true. She has struggled. We all know that she knows - she's struggling. She has some technique - and dare I say, injury problems. She will be the type of player to always play with some sort of nagging injury. She is an athete will always be prone to some type of injury because of her height and long legs.
Venus is not back to top form. Yet IMO - the only coaches she needs are the ones that got her to win 4 slams and a heap of titles. How many finals was she in last year? Compare her record to all others - other than Kim & Justine's - and see what we come up with.
Venus needs to improve - if she wants to start winning again - and she and her daddy knows it better than any of us. She just needs time and practice. She needs to practice her second serve - and get back like she had it that summer of 2000 and 2001. Look out! Before she arrived at that place in her career - she had had to practice - and improve this or that. That is all my girl needs to do again. I'd bet anyone big bucks that she improves and wins some tourneys this year. She just needs time - practice - and confidence.
I wouldn't count Venus out of anything - because we much remember that if a person can perform at a certain level that achieves wins and glory - then with that same hard work and drive - it can happen again. Venus is too loaded with weapons to just give up now. Besides, did Lindsay, for example, give up last year?
And for the ones that wish to bury your heads in the sand - and dis Venus by acting like she never achieved a very high level before, and was never all that - then how would one explain her accomplishments and achievements? All I'm saying is - I would never count her out - and I will always believe that she can get like she was before. There were many players that DID NOT want to face Venus as an opponent. Perhaps - most players don't fear her now when they see her name in their draw, but that's only because they know she is not playing at the level - we all now that she's capable of playing.
Venus just needs time and practice.
"I'LL BE HERE WHEN YOU TURN IT AROUND VENUS" "YOU GOT TO GREASE THOSE WHEELS FOR THE SUMMER SEASON - AND FOR WHEN YOU HOLD COURT AT WIMBY"
Last edited by GogoGirl; Apr 4th, 2004 at 02:21 PM.