After seeing that match, I thought: "Wow! Venus and Dinara's match will be close to this good. I mean, Venus will be ready for a fight, and Dinara will feed the need to assert herself. After all, very few people in the media (Brad Gilbert among the most vocal) felt that Safina was not truly the number 1 player. Sure, she had the points, but she choked. She had the skill, but she'd leave them in the locker room. She had the desire, but she lacked the heart. OK, that should change. Right?
HEADLINE ON WIMBLEDON SITE: "Venus destroys Safina in 51 minutes"Go to http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB
07021246535434796.html for the full story
Okay, so I was wrong. It was a sad display by Safina. The score says it all: 6-1, 6-0.
- You need a lot more than statistics and a ranking to play at a major;
- Safina is her won worst enemy. Psychologically, she cannot hang with the big girls;
- Damn, Venus is good!
What do you think?