Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: The West Indies
She may; we'll have to wait and see.
Personally, I'd love her to play but if she thought it was too much that would be totally understandable. However I feel Venus is riding high on a wave of confidence right now; she's so thrilled that she won Charleston and is winning tough matches again she just doesn't seem to want to stop the rhythm she's in. But if she's tired, by all means she should drop Berlin; unfortunately she's not gonna play another tourney till the FO and I'll miss her playing those weeks.
It seems to me Venus is just so happy to be back on the court that she can't wait for her next match, to keep hitting those great first and second serves, practising her forehand, playing well.
I don't think she's so caught up in the rankings right now as to overextend herself. She does want to improve it but I don't think she's willing to risk serious injury to do it. She knows she only has the Wimby final to defend (since the others are minor) and as long as she continues to play well it's very likely that she will. After that it's all gravy, so I don't think it's the rankings at all, but just unspeakable joy that can only be expressed when she's on the court hitting those balls.
Go, Vee! I want you to sweep 'em all but if you don't I'm just happy to see you out there playing again and playing well.