With Venus losing early, she won't have many points to defend next year...or even in the first six months. I hope she takes advantage of it and make a run for the No. 1 spot. For this year, I want Venus to work on her second serve and her forehand. She's too good of a player to have such a weak second serve.
I think deep down if Venus Williams thought she was good enough to win Roland Garros '03 she would have won that match today. For her getting to the final and losing is a curse where for most players it is a blessing. Her grand slam winning ways would not return on her weakest surface but rather on her strongest, grass or US hard courts.