Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Among The Greats
Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?
Can she? Yeah. She's got a great record there and her game is really effective on fast surfaces.
Will she? If she plays like she did at the YEC, and can maintain that for 2 more matches (which we will never know).
She hasn't been to the finals of a HC major since the 2003 Aussie Open, and for someone who's game is so effective on a surface like hardcourts, it's a little curious that she hasn't been able to put together at least 6 wins at a HC major in 5 years.
What does Venus need to do to get back to the finals of (and eventually win) the US Open? No one knows like she does, but in some of those matches that she lost, she either lead, or had chances and didn't take them. She's got to get better at closing out matches. On grass she has a RIDICULOUS advantage over everyone else (except Serena, and to a lesser extent, Maria) because she's so comfortable on the surface, but on hard, it's a neutral surface, so her advantage is in name and pedigree only.
It's ridiculous to say that a player like Venus Williams won't win another US Open, but if she does, it won't be as easy as it was when she won her 2000-2001 titles.
Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
There's only 1. Been around the world, copped all 4 thrice.