Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
I guess I'll write this again.
I'm just tired of some random injury being the excuse for Venus losing. Venus knows her body better than anyone. If she has any feeling that she can't play a tourni like she would want to, then don't play. She's never had results she would consider great at Dubai. Last year she played three straight weeks twice. What happened each time? She got injured. You would think she would have learned from that. Nope. She's now committed to playing three straight weeks at Miami, Amelia Island, and Dubai. I get annoyed by people who continue to do things that they know aren't beneficial to their well-being. Lindsay is number one because her schedule last year was amazing. She knows what her body is capable of. Venus won slams when she played warm-up tournis and when she stayed to her schedule and didn't care about her ranking. Venus needs to just do her.
P.S. I'm going to try to explain this in a way that I hope people can understand.
Yes Venus is a superstar and I'm well...
The point is Venus wants to get back to number one and win slams again.
I want the same. Even if I happen to be the lowest of the lows tennis is still a sport.
A sport has entertainment value to it. If I don't feel that a player is playing up to the standards that they should, then I have a RIGHT to say something about it. If I'm not being entertained because a player is not making themselves better than I can say something about it.
She's doing SOMETHING WRONG. She hasn't won a slam in four years. She didn't beat anyone in the top 10 in 21 months until 2 weeks ago. She hasn't been in the top 3 for a while now too. Even if she wins tonight what then? She's injured.