Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: The West Indies
Venus seemed so timid most of the time and that forehand....oh my God. If Venus was playing one of the top 20 she wouldn't have gotten away with that kind of play.
She didn't play aggressively nor did she seem to be moving well (Taped knee?). Her serve was good, and her second serve at times was better than usual. First double in the 13th game? Nice.
She's not moving the way she did against Kuzzie in Hong Kong. And frankly there were too many forehand errors, especially when she had the open court several times and kept jamming the ball into the net.
Personally I think the match against Daniilidou was better because she just seemed to be doing more and making more of an effort. Not to mention that Eleni is a higher ranked and more experienced player than Peng; therefore Venus should reall have had the tougher match against her.
I wish MJF had asked her about the knee though. If it was orecautionary why wasn't she wearing it in the first match as well. Is she waiting to feel something before she takes a precaution. I was really hopeful for Venus to do well here and I hope she still can even though I'm not feeling it right now.
It's 2008 and I'm shopping for a new fave. Hell no! And Venus is still playing?
I Love You, Roger and Venus, 5-time Wimbledon Champions!