Re: Is Venus tarnishing her legacy?
The question is not whether we want to see her struggling where she used to excel but if her level of play who's not as high as before would diminish her past accomplishments and legacy...which is clearly no. Nobody thinks that Mauresmo is not a GS winner anymore. People can want her to retire for obvious reason but it doesn't mean she's less of the great champion that she is. Many posters have said it already, it's Venus right to keep on wanting to play and work her butt off to try to still give her best on court when she could easily simply quit single and live a happy life in Florida, playing double with Serena whenever she feels like it. I think what she's doing is to be respected even if she never make it to the top 15 again.
You may not have been around but the last days of Mauresmo were dire and not only on here but even commentators and journalists wouldn't even think twice when she was in a draw and Mauresmo, unlike Venus , called it quits within 2 years of her decline....Venus is adamantly holding on until 2016 Rio Games, that's 4 years!! Arantxa Sanchez is another one, she wouldn't give up but her last days were baddddd(Taylor,Husarova,Marerro,Wartusch
)....not giving up is great but there is a saying if over staying your welcome.
It's admirable to fight and hang around a year or two ,working your butt off and tying your best but 2016 is faaaar away.
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