I her heart, I think Venus doesn't mind losing to Serena. Serena doesn't want to lose to anyone.
I have only followed Seles career more closely than the Sisters and I agree with those who feel that Serena isn't as broken up when winning as Venus is when they play.
Serena even admits, when they practice, that she cheats when no one is looking (Venus admits that Serena cheats too, Venus also admits that she doesn't mind Serena cheating - which speaks volumes in itself).
By the way, I think that is cute (my little brothers cheated too).
Serena has the heart of a warrior and is blessed with someone in her own home (not trying to start trouble, but I do believe this) better than her to keep her on edge.
I think Venus may not go for her serve as much against Serena because she knows Serena can handle it and use that pace against her. If Serena is used to 120 and you throw in 110 hopefully she'll miss-hit a return or two.
I have a flat cannon serve, but once my opponent gets the rhythm of it, I start spinning them in so that they break off court or down the middle.
Oh heck, I don't know what to say about this, I an oldest brother and I expect to beat my little brothers in everything, but when they beat me, I feel like I've taught them and made them better.
That's why I can understand Venus taking pictures at the French when she loses and crying along with Serena when Venus wins. Even though Venus is saying the right things about wanting to be #1 again, I don't think she feels like #2 if Serena is #1. I think Venus thinks they are both #1 when Serena is on top. I don't think Serena felt that way, but now that she is on the mountain top, she may feel that way if and when Venus claims #1 again.
I think it would take a lot of pressure off of them both if they just made some humiliating side bet with each other, like the loser has to crawl off court on their hands and knees (that's one of my family's favorites) because then they aren't thinking about Grandslams and the world watching, they're just thinking how funny it would be to make the other one crawl off the court or how badly they don't want to be the one crawling off the court.
It could be as silly as the loser has to eat a bowl of Serena's gumbo without drinking any water.
As I've posted before the tennis should be fun for the players, if they meet in 4 more sister slams it will finally be no big deal.
Maybe that's what it will take (feel the haters groaning?).
I'm willing to be patient as long as one of them is winning the Slam at the end of the day.