Originally Posted by lenavee
02 Final, played a bad match really but so did serena really
03 4th round, against zvonereva her forehand was all over theplace in the final set hit over 70 UE
Venus a majority of the time plays poorly against Serena
and vice versa. I also think Venus really wanted Serena
to get on the board again after her 2 1/2 year drought.
And Venus shouldn't have even been in Paris
in 03'. Upon reflection she would've definitely
heeded both Richard & Serena's advice and sat
that one out with the stomach injury.
RG is never gona be Venus' best place, but she
can play and imo she's in far better form than last
year which is surprising considering the layoff. I personally
feel very relaxed and at ease with where Venus is at right
now form wise & mentally. The biggest difference from any of
the years mentioned is the fight. We know for certain now Venus
doesn't give up or just let go. So, even if she were to struggle in the
1st few rounds(which I don't think she will) she'll be more likely to find
her way through them and post wins.
Given the situation, I'm going into this simply loving
that she's playing and even more that she's eager to play.
Venus has definitely been backing up her words in this short
time period that her wanting to get back to the top and dominate
aren't just words.
She'll do quite well I think.