Venus Williams: The thinking in 1999 and now
As late as 1999, there were quite a few people who posted or started threads arguing that Venus Williams would never amount to much as a player. Never win anything important. Certainly never win a GS title. Certainly never be #1.
What I'd lke to ask those people is, what was it about your estimate of Venus that was in error?
It's easy in 2002 to look at her speed, power and 4 GS titles and jump on the bandwagin. It's easy to have been a fan since stories began popping up inthe late 1980's. It's not so easy to analyze why things SEEM like they should go one way, and then see them go another.
How is the player Venus IS different than the player you thought she'd be in 1999?
(I would like to ask my fellow Williams fans NOT to argue with whatever is posted in reply to this. Let folks have thier say. Some things may be posted we disagree with, but I'm asking Venus's detractors to extend themselves here, so we should be polite if they do.)