Re: Venus vs Serena Miami 1999 Highlights
It's easy to say this with hindsight, but from those highlights, you can tell that once Serena reined in her game, she would be the better player. "Straighter", more penetrating and accurate groundstrokes, compact swings, more aggressive point construction. Her errors and inexperience did her in in that match. She messed up easy shots, left herself open to the counterpunch occasionally.
In the video, all the creative energy was coming from Serena, especially in the third set. She was the one trying to make things happen, mixing it up, hitting hard, etc. Venus pretty much won by "pushing".
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.