The Planet Smasher

Posted by Brodie under: SW19, Venus

29 Jun 2010

I’m really only making this post to fulfill my blogger duty, (at least I’m honest) but perhaps the biggest upset of the entire tournament, men or women, comes today in the form of a straight sets slopfest off the racquet of Venus Williams.

Let’s face it, Venus is getting over the hill. She has her days were things get wonky. Particularly the serve. The graciousness that it seems to be, especially on grass, turns into a million moving parts that don’t seem to all move at the same time. Serves way wide, way long, or into the bottom of the net. The backhand timing goes. The forehand looks like a rocket launcher. It’s what happened in Australia. Typically she can figure things out, and has the upper hand on talent and power alone on grass. Not this time.

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