Hey since everyone is talking about Planet Venus being slow, lets try this thread.
Everyone pick a match that Venus' has played a SMH: One that you still can't believe she lost, A YES: A Beat down or Win you really enjoyed, and a WOW, one you can't believe she came back and won! A FINALLY, for when she finally beat someone or finally won a title again or for the first time! Also to make it interesting and get some discussion post videos, pictures, and expound on reasons why!
My SMH: A Tie between the 2008 US Open QF & the 2010 US Open SF
That QF with Serena was because she clearly was whamming, bamming and slanging Serena all over Arthur Ashe Stadium only to tighten up in the most crucial point of the match! I still shake my head at all those Set Points, that backhand volley that clipped the tape, that backhand pass that was just out, the missed overhead, Serena Clipping the very outside of the line.
One thing that match did tell me though is that a healthy physically Peak Venus can take it to Serena like no one else can! Just only she would have had the mental fortitude it could have changed everything it was only one Grand Slam between them at the time. Also I believe the 2010 choke would not have happened.
My YES! Would probably be the 2008 Wimbledon final or the 2005 Wimbledon Semi! They both speak for themselves. The Sharapova beat down dethroning the glamor girl and the '08 frustration of Serena. Jumping on and wearing Serena out by handling her best and giving it back to her emphasis just like she did all the others on grass from 4th round of '07-to the '09 Final.
My WOW: Will still be the 2005 Wimbledon Championship. I'm still in awe of her fight, grit and determination in that match. Also because I didn't become a die hard Venus and Serena fan until '02 so remembering Venus getting beat by Serena during the Serena Slam then watching her struggle after coming back in 2004 that win was so epic! I still remember the nervousness from watching that match sitting in the same spot for every single second of it!
Honorable Mentions: Would be the 2011 Australian Open 2nd Round & that 2006 Warsaw vs. Martina Hingis
MY FINALLY: Will be the '07 US Open QF against Jankovic. I was like finally she beat that lil smug girl in a Grand Slam in a final set tiebreak. Those last 2 offensive and aggressive rallies were >>>>>!