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Jae, I am completely blown away by this news.
If you listened to the tennis commentators on television, you would think that Venus is languishing away and should retire.
This is laughable.
Here is something else to laugh about: Venus and Serena are ranked #3 among doubles players in the world having played only 6 tournaments. Liezel Huber is ranked #1 and Cara Black is ranked #2, but had to play 21 and 22 tournaments, respectively, to earn their rankings.
I just read a Tweet posted by Greg Couch who said, "Shocking how rare Venus and Serena have had top 2 spots. V has been 1 just 11 weeks. Graf, 377 weeks."
My retort: "Steffi is great but the level of competition she had to face was no where near her equal. She should have been #1 for 377 wks."
Honestly, I cannot think of anyone that Steffi had to face that could ever expect to beat her while she was in her prime.
I would love to see V get to number 1 again!
But right now she is caught up in a tough battle with Rezai in the Madrid final.
She is down a break in the first set. Come on Venus!