If Venus or Serena lose early ...
.. and that's a BIG 'if', I'm going to keep my fingers clenched and I'm I'm not going to write a blessed word beyond 'good match' to whoever beat them.
The stuff that's being written after Justine's loss is just too absurd. If not having her endurance back after recovering from a viral infection had no bearing on the match, if playing no red clay tune-ups had no bearing onther match, then sprained ankles and bad knees have no beraing either. If you can be 'over-rated after winning three slams, then you can be over-rated after wining four, or winning six.
Bookmark this thread, and shove it back in my face if I offer up one word of defense for Venus or Serena.
Venus, I love you, and if you knew me, you'd know you're my fave forever, but this is all I can do in response to this crap.
Now go out there, trounce you next fouir opponents, then pay back Serena for every time she borrowed your clothes without asking! And then, you and Amelie can have 'Revenge of the 1st Round 2002 RG Losers'!
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.