Venus Williams Looking Ahead
Following a dismal performance at AO 2010, does this become a turning point for Venus Williams?
There is no question that Venus is stuborn and reluctant to get out of her comfort(should we say discomfort now) zone and make some serious decision about her future.
I am no pshycologyst or psychiatrist, but I don't think athletes who have been at the top of their sport, are content to continue their career as journeymen (journeywomen).
It is that fear of anonymity and "blandness" that drove them to strive to be the best in the first place.
Either Venus decides to overhaul her game and approach to tennis
Or she retires and dedicates herself to her company or other social causes.
Of course having been a fan of hers from the start, I would like her to follow Agassi's example and retool her game for a last hoorah.
The question is, this requires dedication and commitment, can she do it?
Unlike Andre, Venus has her sister as support and role model. It would be up to her to start the ball rolling
I realize Venus does not read this forum, so please refrain from make comment like do you really think Venus would listen to you?
This is just an exercise to engage all posters( fans or detractors alike) to give their 2 cents.
I am convinced many of you have something to say after Venus participation in this tournament.
For me, my concerns go back to couple of years, but I could not make a dent in bringing it up into the open. It was always dead on arrival. Many claiming there was "nothing wrong with Venus Willians", "she has always been like that..."
Now the inevitable has occured, maybe this can be discussed openly now.
I know it is tempting, but please refrain from the usual drive by posting, looking for a fight.
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Last edited by tennisbum79; Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:49 PM.