Re: Maria Sharapova vs. Venus Williams again!
First of all Donatello,
Maria will not have a cake walk. These 2 three setters have really been good for Venus because she's had to dig deep and fight. Venus had gotten into a slump and would not gut out the 3 setters, but she's digging deep and fighting back.
That's the old Venus who use to battle it out when she was on the roaps.
MJF was all down on Venus, but Luke Jensen had to say that the wind was so bad on all the courts and all the players was struggling with their serves just like Venus was because the wind was blowing the balls all over the place and they were double faulting too.
And they purposely put Venus on that bad court hoping she would lose.
Like BJK states, when you have to battle you get more determined with each round not to go down. And when Venus walks onto Center Court with Maria watch, she's gonna be a different player because she's the only one who's had to fight to the end.
That's what happened to Serena at the AO this year. Serena did not win her matches easily. Serena battled with every round and that made her determined to win. Serena was going the distance too.
Maria was hoping Venus lost because she knows that when a true champion has to put her war paint on and battle to the end, that's sometimes what they need.
Venus is in this tournament just like the rest of them because she too has made it to the next round. All of them are in the 4th round right along with Venus.
I watch these players who will fight Venus to the end, then turn right around and lose to a lesser player in the following round. And they do that because they too are listening to the commentators say how to exploit Venus forehand.
How many times do you here them say what to exploit when the other players are in a match. It's only Venus they talk about.