Even if Pam wasn't repeating what she read in the papers, SO WHAT? She's entitled to her opinion just like everyone else. By the way, Pam was Venus' WTA Tour mentor when Venus started on tour, so if she seems more critical of Venus than others, it's because she knows what Venus is capable of better than others. Bottom line, if you don't like what the commentators are saying, DON'T LISTEN. It really is that simple.
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." -- Proverbs 18:22
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -- Herb Brooks
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali