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Old Aug 29th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Venus Williams Is Enhancing Her Legacy

I am doing this because I know that there is a thread out about her tarnishing her legacy, but what I just saw from her today I can't help but feel like I Just Witnessed Greatness!






Although she lost the match, watching Venus who was clearly and visibly fatigued because of the Sjogrens was not only greatness, but moreover heroic and inspiring for a lack of better words in the English dictionary to describe what the world just saw from Venus Williams. I am floored that this woman with this debilitating and incurable disease is out there giving her all while the auto-immune disease is running through her body and sapping her energy.

Venus Williams pre-Sjogrens was not only the one to beat, but her arsenal of weapons were so untouchable that the best player of this generation and arguably the best player of all-time could not touch her. She owned the tour. Obviously Serena hadn't come into her own weaponry with massive...well actually yes she had. I mean she played out of her mind when she won her first Slam. That Serena was serving well and hitting winners from all over the court. And her return was deadly. And even then she hadn't scored her first victory over Venus.





What I'm trying to say is, Venus really doesn't need to be out there with this disease causing her body to get so fatigued to the point of her possibly passing out on the court. But she's out there GIVING HER ALL! She's always been a fighter(Thanks to her parents, Serena and family), but now she has turned into a warrior in my book, which is something that is outer-body for someone to become. How many tennis players can you use the word "warrior" to describe there personality on the court? Very few.


If Venus would have pulled out this match against Jie Zheng, I would have probably died. It was that inspiring to see her on the court like that.



So instead of having a negative feeling and thoughts about her loss today, this is the way I feel:




I believe Venus Williams is enhancing her legacy and will go down in history as one of the most important and pivotal athletes to have ever picked up a racket and not only raise the sport to a higher level of greatness, but she help advance the worldview on women athletes who are paid less than a male athlete because of gender. And to do that being a black athlete is even that much more great!


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Old Aug 29th, 2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

Nice idea for a thread I was leaving a bar and saw that Venus was serving to stay in it at 5-6 down and I saw that she was up 40-15. I was really hoping she could take the tiebreaker
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Old Aug 29th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

she lost in the second round and not the first, so i guess in a way she is enhancing it.
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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

I know where you're coming from. Years and years ago I saw George Best, one of the greatest footballers ever, when he was playing out his string in the old NASL. He was fat, the alcoholism that would eventually kill him was already taking its toll and for 89 minutes and 50 seconds he waddled around like the old man he was. Then, he got all the ball just outside the penalty area and it was...magic. One of the most perfect goals I've ever seen.

Vee's shows the flashes more often than that, but yes, these days her moments are to be treasured and remembered. There will be other good players, but there will never be another Vee.
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Old Aug 29th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #5
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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

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she lost in the second round and not the first, so i guess in a way she is enhancing it.
I believe any win in her career or having a match tightly contested clearly exhibiting the effect of the disease in her body and losing is equal to enhancing her legacy for the rest of her career.

I am just so inspired right now. This is huge for anyone dealing with any debilitating disease and know exactly how it feels to be healthy all of your life and then suddenly dealing with a disease that saps the energy from your body and causes a great deal of uncertainty and destroys your confidence.


The way Venus played today should inspire anyone to not ever give up, but to fight and keep fighting and become the victor to whatever is in front of you, or even inside you that is trying to slow you down or take you out.
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Old Aug 29th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #6
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I know where you're coming from. Years and years ago I saw George Best, one of the greatest footballers ever, when he was playing out his string in the old NASL. He was fat, the alcoholism that would eventually kill him was already taking its toll and for 89 minutes and 50 seconds he waddled around like the old man he was. Then, he got all the ball just outside the penalty area and it was...magic. One of the most perfect goals I've ever seen.

Vee's shows the flashes more often than that, but yes, these days her moments are to be treasured and remembered. There will be other good players, but there will never be another Vee.
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This is exactly how I felt watching her. I have to be honest, when she was down 4-1, I really was angry and even sad to see her so visibly tired, but so focused to win that she was pushing herself beyond her own physical limit to try to win out there. There are players out there completely 100% percent physically who choose all the time to wilt under pressure rather than fight and push themselves beyond the moment and fight with everything they have to try and win a match.....all the while with no energy-sapping or injury-causing disease.

I am just in awe of Venus. She is so courageous!!!
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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

I like fighters, not quitters. Venus can only add to her legacy in my book.
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I like fighters, not quitters. Venus can only add to her legacy in my book.
Absolutely.

I will continue to watch every match Venus plays until she hangs up her racket because I know that one thing we will definitely see and be inspired by is her will to fight and transform into a warrior out there despite her condition.


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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

The way I see it, Venus can only enhance her legacy at this point. If these losses had occurred during her peak years then perhaps she would be tarnishing her legacy, but, as you say, since she is, arguably, nearing the end of her career, and is fighting her disease, no damage can be done to her legacy.

I do, however, have a slight issue in using the term "heroic" in describing an athletic endeavor, though I can see where you're coming from.
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she lost in the second round and not the first, so i guess in a way she is enhancing it.
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she lost in the second round and not the first, so i guess in a way she is enhancing it.
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Re: Is Venus Williams Enhancing Her Legacy?

If Venus is still playing, she is "enhancing her legacy."

Legacy is what you leave behind - good, bad, indifferent.

So, of course, she's enhancing it.
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