I agree with the consensis here, I think both sisters will show strong in 2005. Both of them feel like they have something to prove... Serena has to prove that her dominating days are not over and that she can still win Slams and big tourneys on a consistent basis when she's healthy, and Venus has to prove that she's still got it... period.
The only thing that worries me about Venus is that where as Serena is visibly upset and frustrated when she isn't doing well, Venus seems not to care all too much... like it isn't the biggest thing in the world to her. IMO if Vee wants to get back to the top she has to start showing some dedciation to the game, 100%. Make us believe that she wants to be on the court and not decorating some celebrity's mansion somewhere. Bring back that drive of old! I think she is fully capable of doing that and I'm confident she will this coming season.
The best way for Serena to improve would be for her to play Sharapova when she's healthy. She needs a win over Maria. At Wimbledon Serena got her ass kicked, plain and simple, but at the YEC she was obviously injured and if not for that it she would have won that much. I'm sure she'de love nothing more than to put the smack down on Masha at Wimbledon, but I don't think Sharapova will get far enough for that to happen. I think this season will be a sophmore slump for her... all the heavy scheduling and that overbearing father will take it's toll on her. She won't get past the QF's at a Slam at best. Most likely 4th round. She has to be careful... if she doesn't watch herself, she's going to end up like Hingis, burnt out and retired at 22.
I expect to see Serena win the Australian, Venus win the French, Serena win Wimbledon, and then an all-sister showdown at the US Open.
Bring back the Sister Slam's!!!! Venus & Serena Domination 2005! Stay healthy! Watch out girls, because it's about to get Compton up in here!
7 Career Singles Titles, 10 Career Doubles Titles, 2 Time French Open Quarter-Finalist, Australian Open Semi-Finalist, United States Fed Cup Team 1995-97, 1999, 2003, 2004. United States Pan American Team 1995. United States Olympic Team 1996, 2004.
GO SERENA, GO VENUS, GO SHENAY, GO MASHONA
Last edited by Chandafan13; Nov 21st, 2004 at 01:56 PM.