About the blisters, it's not bothering Serena. Serena said it wasn't hurting because of the tape, but during the Semis, the tape starting slipping and it was beginning to burn. I think the blisters have no affect on her game right now.
I do agree that Venus needs to win, not just for the title, but for herself. She may start doubting herself and whether she can truly do it again if she loses.
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