Originally Posted by Knizzle
Serena is luck she listened to the doctors advice and got 2 extra months of rest and practice because it has paid off. Venus just needs more practice and matches and she'll be OK. Part of the reason she has three losses is that she keeps running into people playing GREAT matches. Raymond played great, Kuznetsova played great, ED played very well off the ground although her serve sucked. Venus' biggest problem is NOT technique, it's seems to be motivation. Serena wasn't exactly sparkling this week, but she willed herself to win and got pumped up. She had the fire. Maybe Venus will regain her fire once that special seeding wears off and she is facing top players in the fourth round of a slam.
Venus' technique is what let her down and was
why she was unable to close out the match!
When you get to that point nerves start to creep in and if your
technique is off an not working you're sunk!
Serena wasn't sparkling but her service technique held her up
and helped her through as she said!
If Venus had no motivation,
she could've simply crumbled against Hantuchova when it got tight,
she could've let Zheng's low balls take her out,
or she could've let Schiavone make it more of a match!
Venus fought through and it happened for
her when she needed her game to work.
You can have all the motivation you want but, if your technique isn't their
it isn't going to make much of a difference except to say you're going to continue to try, which Venus did!
She just needs more consistency!
She may have lost to Dementieva but I could definitely see
more improvemnt in this tournament where her game is
concerned, as in getting back to the form of just even 03' Wimbledon!
Venus just needs time,
some don't seem to realize that.
Also, it isn't fair to compare her comeback to that of anyone else's
because all of them are different and get back at their own pace.
It'll be interesting to see how many Vee fans can stick out this period
and remain positive in ther support and how many will or have abandoned ship.
In ways, seems more a test for fans than for Venus.
Who's gonna leave and who's gonna stay?