Re: Venus: Vulnerable on Dirt or Just getting warmed up?
Obviously if you want to beat Venus clay is your best chance and early in the tournament, and Beth played great tennis in that second set today, really had good volleys, great returns at times, so she played well
Clay certainly makes it more difficult for her to be steady but she's always so up and down.
She always surprises me at the US Open because it's where she looks the best from the get go usually.
Unfortunately doesn't always translate into a win, but that's another discussion.
Yes, her last 3 US Opens (2005,2007, and 2008) she looked liked the favorite until the QF