Turning point for Venus Williams?
Venus has had some incredible victories and defeats in her moderately long career. That victory over Davenport in the final of Wimbly(=) must rank up there with one of the best victories for her. Likewise, the loss to Myskina in the quarters of the '04 French(=) must be one of her lowest moments.
However, I don't know if there is a match as import for this fan as the one that she is playing right now agains Maria Sharapova. There are several reason that this may be so crucial, but the main reason is that Maria's chaotic game is so similar to the flashes of brilliance that Venus used to show herself.
If Venus loses this match, this will be, in my mind at least, one of the signals that there is a definite changing of the guard. The era of Venus, Hingis, Kournikova(one of the best eras since Evert/Navratilova) is officially over.
-one of those "bad" Williams fans that everyone keeps talking about
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