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Venus..... a sad figure today on court

Although she smiled at the end of the match, the smile was hesitant, almost forced, a smile of relief... her big smile of a champion was no longer there today... she's lost something today, not her game but her confidence. Negativity>Positively

The Venus of old is suddenly disintegrating.. and this loss isn't going to help. Although her injury may have played a part, she didn't seem to have the determination she is renound for today.

At this very moment her heart isn't to tennis, perhaps her losses against Serena in the previous 4 slams have played a part.. She's still got game, it's just finding a way to relieve her mental anxiety on the court...
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It`s very sad to me I miss her champion spirit

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I'm not a great Venus fan.... but her confidence was totally not there, making error after error it was awful to watch, even Serena was cringing. have to feel sorry for her at this very moment
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She was giving it away today and Vera took it

VENUS. ANA, TAY TAY. NICOLE. LAURA. KONJUH. MADISON

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. SHENAY. DINARA. GISELA. SPREM.
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Well, this is why I'm a fan of sports. Though I am not happy she lost, fans have to know that these things happen. Who knows? She may never win on the big stage again, but I'm going to root for her like hell to do so.

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Although she smiled at the end of the match, the smile was hesitant, almost forced, a smile of relief... her big smile of a champion was no longer there today... she's lost something today, not her game but her confidence. Negativity>Positively

The Venus of old is suddenly disintegrating.. and this loss isn't going to help. Although her injury may have played a part, she didn't seem to have the determination she is renound for today.

At this very moment her heart isn't to tennis, perhaps her losses against Serena in the previous 4 slams have played a part.. She's still got game, it's just finding a way to relieve her mental anxiety on the court...

You must be joking, right? Truly there is nothing worse than bad couch potato psychology. She lost a match why would she smile her champions smile after losing? That makes no sense at all! And as far as her confidence goes she wasn't lacking that when she dismantled Kim in antwerp did she? And that was after losing four finals to her sister. Give it a rest please. Venus needs to work on her game and FOCUS on tennis that is why she lost. The competition is getting better. Vera played out of her mind and played smart tennis. The days of I can play at 70% of my ability against most of the tour are over. The new girls are here and they are ready to get to the top. Venus should hire someone to run her company and get back to her primary career imo. Business ventures will always be there Tennis won't and thats a fact.

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Venus will be back. She still has Wimby and USO. Hopefully,she'll be much better for Wimby
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cybelle, what company is Venus running? I didn't know that...
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Alot of people are counting Venus out...prematurely..

Her year has not been as bad as some are making it out to be. She lost in Miami and here...she was in the finals of the last four slams...and she was just in the finals of Warsaw...now if she goes to Wimby and loses and them loses in all of her summer tournaments then we have something to worry about...some of us just need to chill...

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omg Cybelle Darkholme we speak the same language. Ive been trying to say that all along that you can always start a business in your life so why jump into it when you tennis career is limited.
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I agree... I think she needs to concentrate 100% on tennis now and put the distractions away. I believe she still has the ability to be in each & every final but not without a total focus on tennis. THe other players are getting too good
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Is it just me or did Venus look really thin up top today? Her arms are almost bony to me.

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I just think those 4 slam finals she lost to Serena took something out of her. It was devastating, because in the past when Venus got to slam finals she would win. She has said in her interviews that it was dissapointing to lose all those times in important matches.

It is hard for her to deal with, especially with all eyes on her wondering what she will do next. How is she supposed to feel after her first early loss in a major in about 1 1/2 years? Any sane person would not be smiling.

IMO, Venus will have to re dedicate herself to improving. She is a proud young lady, and does not feel the need to get extra outside help with her serve and forehand. Richard and Oracence have both did a great job coaching, but what is wrong with getting extra help? Serena did without thinking twice.

My hope is that Venus will take this loss seriously and get some help with her game. IMO, these type of losses are good for her because they will force her to try too improve. If not then I don't know how she will keep going on in tennis. She has all the goods, but really needs to get her drive and dedication back.

I will continue to support her as all her fans should, but I hope she realizes that she needs to get some extra help.

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She needs to play more often, I hope she can play her best tennis in the grass and HC season.

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