Sure it made sense, (I dont think it was tanked either but just an example) Venus had just come back from injury and everyone was saying that she wouldnt win because she wouldnt get past Serena who had been playing great. Plus everyone was questioning Venus abilities since Serena was the first to win a major while Vee hadnt won one. Then Viola Vee wins their match (I'm sorry but Serena played absolutley horrible in that match, she couldnt even keep the ball in play half the time.) Vee goes on to win the tournement and the questions go away, Venus wins another slam and gets a 40 mill contract blah blah blah.
Now my question is is this gonna become a regular occurence the die hard vee fans everytime Venus plays bad in a match against her sister that we are gonna hear this Venus "gave" bullocks? I hope not, if your off your off. Serena is a professional tennis player who deserves more respect than that. She doesnt need Venus help to win anything. Serena was clearly off in the US Open 2001 final, but what do you hear? "Oh it was just the big sister beating up on the little sister" hogwash. You whine that she gave the US Open final to Serena too? I fail to see this as Venus was nearly ousted by Rubin in the fourth round and struggled against Mauresmo in the semis, while Serena was in considerably better form in that tournement. BTW, can you find a direct quote by Venus stating that she felt sorry for Serena in anything.