Originally Posted by sweetadri06
Serena was a major choker in her early career. She didn't start maturing mentally until 2002. Clijsters as well.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: beating Venus in Miami 2002 was a career-changer for Serena. I think by beating Venus so convincingly she realized that she was in fact a world beater and up to that point was wasting her talent.