venus and martina are gonna be 27 this year!
can you believe how time quickly goes by. it was only yesterday that these 2 played their first match at wimbledon in 97, when both were 16 and 17, and 2 months later in the us open final. success came so quickly for both that at their would be age of 27, they've had legendary careers. they've both had their issues, missed years of tennis, though venus was on/off. they've both grown up in front of the world. what happens when vee, martina, and serena retire? other players just dont have what these players have. the "it" factor. the matches from 97-2002 from linds, vee, tina, rena,capriati, seles, mauresmo, and throw in a young henin and clisjters, etc...were just awesome, and the matches that were produced then are just so much better than it is these days. will we ever see those days again.