Steven Martens' Take on VENUS WILLIAMS en HINGIS
Steven Marten: VTV headcoach
"Can Hingis win this slam? I don't think so. I think she won Rome because some others had a bit of a let down. I do definetly see her beating a potential GSwinner. but, to win it herself, she would have to beat a couple of those potential winners in a row. And that's something i cannot see her doing"
"Venus has always been the Willimas sister with the biggest "hunger for tennis". So i don't see a problem there. But mentally, she was heavily challenged by the string of injuries. She has been injured more often end longer than Kim and Justine, and look at how much it affacted both of them. The fact that she didn't play that much shouldn't be a handicap. The Williams' have always played less matches than the rest. Where they played, they won. The crucial question is probably whether Venus has had a decent preparation"
Rememeber, Steven isn't just anyone.
he coached Appelmans for years, he was fedCup coach for years, he was Davis Cup coach for years, he is now head of the VTV (flemish tennis association)
J u s t i n e x p l i c a b l e
Justine: feb. 5, 2007:
"I hung on to tennis. I have done so for the past 20 years. It is something that is in me, it is me."