Re: Is there any point ever writing Venus off?
First of all a lot of people do not understand the game of tennis and injuries that go with being an athlete.
Do you guys realize that Venus is only just 15 months older than Serena and people say that she's too old to play. Hell, Serena will be 26 in the next few months.
Both sisters have enough game and athletic ability to play up until they are at least 33 years of age.
Lindsay was old and never won another grand slam and NO BODY said she needed to retire. So why does Venus need to retire.
Wimbledon is the "Title of Titles" It's the most coveted trophy of all the Grand Slams.
True Tennis Champions and Tennis Pundits has never written Venus off.
Even people on this board get all their opinions and clues from MJF, Carillo, Pam, Drisdale, Pat MacEnroe, and ALL the other losers who could never WIN a Grand Slam.
You never hear the true Grand Slam winners write any sister off.
These are the same commentators who ALWAYS said good things about Lindsay, despite her never winning another Grand Slam ever.
MJF's husband was Jennifer Capriati's agent and Jennifer would have 3 round sets and barely win her rounds at majors, and that same MJF would always say great things about Jennifer.
It's funny that all these other players have been playing sense last year, and NONE of them has managed to win a Wimbledon Title (Justine, Jelena,Ana, and others who you boast about when they get a win over Venus).
When Richard said that Venus was excited and he believed she was gonna win. I knew he was right.
Everyone keeps making comments based on what the commentators keeps saying because your response is "verbatem" of what they say.
When Venus struggled the first 3 games, people said bad things about her and how she was not gonna win and she should just go home.
But I keep saying that the first week isn't about blowing opponents off the court. It's about not getting eliminated, working out your game and adjusting, and NOT peaking too soon. And Venus did it in that order.
All of the other players had what one would call the better matches and they looked like the trophy should have their names already put on the trophy.
But none of them went through any tough matches to see just where their games actually were.
And ALL OF THE THEM GOT ELIMINATED THE FOLLOWING WEEK by Venus and Marion.
Venus just TRANSFORMED on center court, and the rest FADED on center court.