But here we are. Again. Venus vs. Serena playing against each other in a US Open match.
Primetime television at its best.
I was asked this weekend who I thought was the better player. It is easy to say Serena and why would you not pick her? But I stopped to think about it. Venus was dominate early in her career but was plagued by injuries. Serena, not as dominant, has found her stride in her early 30’s and is poised to complete the first calendar slam since 1988. I know the choice is clear but I stopped to examine them for a moment. Both have their strengths. Their serves are second to none. Venus is stronger at the net while Serena knows how to completely smother a second serve. I see more power in Serena while Venus tends to be more precise in her decisions. Both know how to dig deep to pull out a win but it will be interesting to see if Venus holds back simply because of what is at stake.
Either way, I will be watching and pulling for a Williams to win! Tune in at 7:00 and #WitnessGreatness.
I could go in on all the naysayers. I could go in on all the social media trolls who made it a point Saturday to claim Serena had an unfair advantage due to her size. I could go in on all those who refuse to recognize her greatness.
But then I would be stooping to their level and I am already short enough. So I’m going to just leave this here.
Whether you want to recognize it or not, greatness is here to stay.
Is anyone paying attention to how Serena Williams is DOMINATING at the U.S. Open?? She avenged her Australian Open loss that occured at the backhands of young phenom, Sloane Stephens. Yesterday, she beat 18 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, in straight sets. Not unusual. However, to “double bagel” someone is rare. Has not happened in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1989. Oh and for those of you wondering what a “double bagel” is, it is when someone beats a player 6-0, 6-0. And just like that Suarez made history. Up next in Serena’s line of fire, Li Na of China. Hope she brings her quadruple A game.