Re: Venus Williams: Overachiever, Underachiever, Achieved Enough?
Underachiever but (this next part won't tickle Venus fans) i feel like Venus' career is looked at with rose colored glasses. She was only a TOP top player for about 2 years and from 2004- sjogrens/2011 so was very much an average top player( and outside of grass just plain old mediocre top 10/15 player). She is probably the player that get's the most exemptions or excuses from fans, and now i even see people claiming the sjogrens has been a cause of her weak results all the way back to 2004(!!).
And as for that WITHOUT SERENA talk, well without Serena Venus may not have even lasted this long. They drive and feed off one another just as much as Serena feeds off of adversity, proving doubters wrong and certain match ups. So with no Serena, Venus may not have had the fire or desire to achieve the utmost…...
~Elena Makarova~goddess of tennis
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