Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: self-imposed exile
Venus has always had trouble with inconsistency - even at her best, it was not uncommon for her serve/forehand/brain to go walkabout for entire sets, especially early in tournaments. The difference was, she was always able to shake it off and come back to win. On court (forget interviews, taking interviews seriously ≠ taking tennis seriously and vice versa), she just doesn't seem to have the same fire.
She may get it back, but whether her interest has slipped, or her priorities have shifted (and I wouldn't blame her if they had), she's not the same person on court that she was a few years back.
Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men.