Will Venus Be Devastated?
Think about the implications of a loss to her nearest rival on Saturday. She will be denied the historic triple crown at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Her Slam cabinet, while still bulging, will lack the variety of her sister's.
She will continue her losing streak against a player she used to toy around with. Key Biscayne was a regular trashing. Roland Garros was an improvement, but she still didn't make it to set number 3.
And then we have the mathematics. The rankings will see Serena Williams surging ahead with an 800 point lead - despite having played two tournaments less. A marked sign of superiority
And a clear signal that perhaps we should we be talking more about Serena domination than Williams domination. Sure, Venus would still be way ahead of the remaining pack. But we can hardly place her on the same pedestal as Serena. If she loses the final.
Of course, Venus Williams is too level-headed to be devastated - even if Serena blows her off court tomorrow. But when you analyze their rivalry and its current trend, she would have reason to be.
Comfort, in the shape of her main adversary, is near, though. And that's the silver lining.