VENUS WILLIAMS now has 11 match wins in a row and is aiming to extend that streak to 16 in the German Open this week.
is healthy once again and on top of her game and will be using this event as a stepping stone to the French Open, which will be held later this month.
After playing through the French Open and Wimbledon with the injury, VENUS
was sidelined for the remainder of 2003.
"What happened here last year wasn't in my mind," VENUS
said. "I feel normal now because before, when I wasn't winning, it was very abnormal for me. But of course they were extreme circumstances, and I try not to be too hard on myself for the matches I didn't win earlier this year.
"I think I've been able to really get my movement back to the way it used to be before my injuries. I feel like I can get to any ball, and I know my opponent is feeling the pressure because I am getting to every ball."
Another title in Germany and possibly beating a #1 player in the process, will make VENUS
one of the top three favorites, if not the top contender, when the Roland Garros event commences.