Originally Posted by mmcdonald
Actually, Venus impressed me somewhat in her first match. She made errors, and her first serve wasn't too good. But everything else was solid. Her forehand was great (well not great, she made a lot of shank errors, but when she hit it properly it was spectacular) and I think she played better than Serena has so far.
But since that injury she has just gotten worse. Up and down. However I think its kind of rediculous to think that someone who's such a champion would just go a full year out of the top 10, just my 2 cents.
She hasn't gotten worse,
First and foremost for Venus is
keeping the injuries at bay!
If she can do that she'll
have half of her work done!
Second, just to become more consistent!
She has been stringing together a couple
of good matches and simply needs to extend that.
Third, staying positive!
She's not getting down on herself and is not allowing
anyone else's opinions influence how she know she feels!
I think she'll be fine!
Also, let's not forget that Venus only has THREE
in which she has any points to defend.(albeit two of them being Slams).
She's at 16 now and if she can defend her points(Warsaw
-F) anything besides these three tournaments is nothing but gain for Venus!
So, IMO her main issue for the time being is health more than really anything!
I pray she can keep up her health!
I personally wouldn't count Venus out of being in the top ten, five, or higher.
No one knows what the next few months will bring as things in the WTA are known to turn on a dime!