Sunday, November 9, 2008

Venus rose!

Anyone remember my "Is Venus done rising?" post of a few weeks ago?

I guess I should delete that out of the blog archives now!

Venus Williams won the season-ending championships in three sets over surprise finalist Vera Zvonareva today. And I gotta tell ya, I couldn't be happier for the champ. She did what I was saying she's capable of doing: demonstrating she's still one of the most dominant players on the tour. She really hadn't been showing that to me much over the past few years, except at Wimbledon. I think picking up a title a couple of weeks ago really helped her well going in to this event. Looking at the way she played in Doha makes me think that I can't figure how anyone should ever be able to beat her.

What an awesome week she had. I can't believe this is the first year-end title of her career! I thought that she had managed to grab at least one during her heyday. Anyway, congrats to Venus, and to Zvonareva, who had an awesome week as well.

I'm gonna try to sneak in some year-in-review posting on the women's tour, so I don't want to shut it down on the season yet. What can I say? I just can't let go!

(Photo: Getty Images)


TopSpin said...

Fantastic performance from Williams - I actually think its her best hard court match of recent years.
Kudos to Zvonareva too - she's done well to mature as much as she has and I expect her to put in better Slam performances next year.

Shelia said...

I am so thrilled for her! Not because of the additional title or the additional million that will join her others, but because she looks so healthy and happy. Venus seems to be in a very good place, and you know that mind over matter is a very powerful thing.