I think the way she played at Wimbledon against Venus should have given her confidence to continue more than anything. She blew Venus off the court in the second set when Venus was playing decently well. Then the WS-less US Open probably ignited a fire under her because all of a sudden she had a great chance to win a GS. The fans could also be a big factor like you say at New Haven. The fans there are great which is why Venus probably likes it there.henenport said:She was really down on herself at Wimbledon, saying things about retirement, etc. But it seems towards the end of the summer, she stopped talking about that. Now it's an "I'm definately coming back situation." I'm thinking it was in New Haven when she retired against Capriati. I was watching it, and when she started to speak, the crowd stopped her with a standing ovation which lasted for like two minutes. Then she started crying to "Awwwwws" from the audience. I think she was really touched. Ever since then it was like, "Yeah, I'll be back next year." Anyone agree?