Re: Will Venus ever get back to her best?
luck is part of sport, and she could get another miraculous draw on her favorite surface and consecutively face the 4 slowest players in the top 20.
...but, otherwise, the mid-ranked girls move better and hit harder than they did in 2000. take, for instance, jelena jankovic or tatiana golovin or the other teenagers who have defeated venus. they move well, hit hard, and don't hit 70 errors in a match. venus' groundies have always been erratic, and it was quite embarrasing for the tour IMO when she was winning slams hitting errors every other point. those days are long gone and venus' trophy collection will forever remain as it is
so to answer the question: no, but it doesn't matter anyway
"It’s always been, ‘I wonder what she’s got, Sharapova?’, because I don’t see that she’s got something that special… Or do you know? Can you tell? What’s so exceptional about her?”
-- Legend, shortly before crushing Vulturepova