Re: Venus Williams: Overachiever, Underachiever, Achieved Enough?
Serena said it best a short while ago: the HCs are so slow now /and/ that before there were only 6-8 girls who could really whack the ball.
Both of these things worked against Venus in the long run. She couldn't adapt to the slower courts and the general increase in power, particularly concerning her second serve.
I kind of think Venus was already somewhat declining even in 2002. Yes, she was still the 2nd best player on tour but people were already closing the gap on her. She was barely beating some of those girls. The ab injury did not help matters, but she was already beginning to struggle.
I think people choose to believe that had she not had the ab injury and Serena still got injured, Venus would have dominated the tour outright in 2003-2004 or even later than that. I don't really believe that, but whatever.
Don't get dragged, girl.
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