Re: Florianopolis SF: Puchkova def (1) V.Williams 4-6 6-4 7-5
I really don't understand why people get so indignant about Venus possibly retiring. I'm a huge, huge fan, but who wants to see her losing to journeywomen, whilst grimacing and looking distinctly past her prime? Obviously her fight and dedication to the game is commendable, even inspiring, but it's so so sad seeing Venus like this. Unable to serve and immobile.
Venus is a champion, and would be a huge loss to the sport, but everything ends. I'd rather see Venus retire healthy, and competitive at the elite level than trawling from MM to MM looking progressively weaker and physically unable to replicate her best form.