Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee
I'm sorry but when I saw Venus' draw last week,
There were 5 players before the quarters who I thought had a chance of beating her (Bethanie, Sabine, Safarova, Szavay, or Cibulkova).
Typically I might see one for Venus.
At the Australian, she had none but lost to Saurez Navarro (who could have saw that coming).
I haven't seen a French Open draw this tough since Justine in 2005.
It's not the toughness that bothers me.
It's the lack of respect that the French Open organizers have shown Venus.
Switching courts for one thing when they knew that the possibility of Safarova/Venus going three sets was high which would mean it would not finish that day.
The liklihood of Venus playing on if Safarova did want to play on after 9pm? High.
The liklihood of Venus losing that match as she did last year to Flavia if that were to happen? High
Putting Venus in a position to choose between doubles with her sister or focusing fully on a very tough singles draw.
If Venus didn't lose to Szavay today, she would have lost to Cibulkova.
It's not her fault though.
Justine even when given a tough draw still got a lot better scheduling then this.
I'm rarely a fan of Venus like others on this board but today I've become a supporter.
"Everybody always said I didn't get that job because my wife is white. If you're not strong enough to look through that then you have the issue."
-Charlie Strong, assistant head coach of the Florida Gators
Black presidents of the US=1
Black head coaches in the SEC=0
Something needs to change.