Venus Williams REAL problem
As Ive been lamenting Venu's recent losses I think Ive finally discovered what her problem is. Yes she is technically deficit.Yes the tour isnt as afraid of her as they use to be. Yes the tour as improved over the last year.... but thats not why Venus is losing. Venus has always had these problems with her unforced errors, forhand, and second serve.... and although the tour as improved there are only two players that can blast her off the court (Serena and Maria) and they both have to be perfectly on for that to happen.... Venus problem is Shes not having fun on the court anymore..... If youve seen any of Venus's recent matches say the last year and some months she doesnt look like she wants to be out there. It looks like shes out there because its her JOB not something she really wants to do. The Venus of the past 00-01 looked like she enjoed playing those close matches and pulling things out when it got tough... and even in 02-03 when she was losing to Serena she still seemed to be enjoying herself and the game of tennis. I know shes had injury but I honestly dont think thats played as big a role in her losses as others think. If you travel back in time to the begginging of the 2000 season she was coming off a very seriuse injury btu what does she do she goes on to win 2 slams that year and 2 olympic medals and why... b/c she wanted to be out there playing and competeting yes she cared about her results but she cared more about being out there competeing. The Venus of today plays matches and before shes even hit the first ball is concerned with how this result is going to help her ranking or confidence.... Venus confidence has taken a hit and it will continue to take hits b/c she is too concerned abnout her results and not enough about her play. If she would focus greater attention to her level of play(win or lose) than she could begin to really enjoy the game and there wouldnt be as much pressure on her shoulders ultimaly allowing her to just play her game with far more ease and she would see that the results will come b/c she has decided to play b/c she loves it and not b/c she feels obligated...... and if Venus doesnt care about playing anymore than honestly I feel it may be already too late for her.
Princess of Power: Serena Williams
21 time grand slam champion, Tours best fighter, Olympic Champion
Queen of Grass: Venus Williams
7 time grand slam champion, Olympic Champion,
The Tour Standard! .... still haha!