Venus looked back to her old self in that match. She was explosive moving around the court, and hitting winners. Smacking aces. She had 10 DF, but that was about all that was wrong with her game today. I think she is a strong favorite to take the title. Also I think she played well enough today to beat Petrova is straights. Petrova is good, but she ain't never seen the likes of Venus Williams. Capriati should not be a benchmark of gauging a player against Venus because frankly Capriati loses to everyone, and she doesn't have a serve like Venus' and is not as athletic. Venus is just a far better player than Capriati at this point. Capriati has backed off the form she showed in 2001. Capriati seems afraid to hit hard and attack anymore, at least vs. the top players.
Last edited by Knizzle; Jun 24th, 2003 at 06:44 AM.