I'm a bit concerned about Venus' form
It's adequate, but compared to Lindsay's right now, well, I'm a bit concerned.
It just seemed to me that Lindsay is hitting really cleanly right now. She hit some short angle winners today almost casually. Her serve wasn't as devastating as it has been at her VERY best, but it was very solid. And i admit Bovina isn't a line painter, but she hits hard, and Lindsay wan't having much trouble reaching her shots to make returns.
Venus wasn't painting the lines today, made 40+ UEs and had an awful first serve percentage (51%). I visualize Lindsay lining up return those 80 mph, high bouncing topspin 2nd servers from Venus and I cringe. What's the gain of 'free points' on your first serve if you're virtually giving away points on your second?
Venus CAN play well enough to beat Lindsay on Monday. I just haven't SEEN it for a while. Well, I guess I'll cross my fingers and pace around the living room for the whole match as usual.
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