Well, at least Venus' 2nd serve was pretty good
Only 5 DF's out of 38 2nd serves she hit, and although she took a lot of risk on it.
Lindsay didn't hit any winners off it, so that was definitely not a reason for her loss.
It was rather the 1st serve percentage that let her a bit down. And Lindsay returned very well too.
And Lindsay only had two breaks anyway.
The one at 5-5, Venus was 40-30 up and made three bad forehand errors in a row.
The one at 2-2 in the 2nd set was at love and just a messed up game.
In both cases the 2nd serve is not to blame.
I don't know whether Venus has actually worked on the technique or whether she just went for a lot more on them. Either way, it worked today.