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!
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.