"Venus Rising" or "Venus Rose" or "Venus Isn't Rising" are usually my fallback headlines whenever I'm writing a Venus Williams-related post, but I vow to stay away from those from now on! : )
Anyway, in Dubai, the third seed is slated to take on Victoria Azarenka in the finals after they beat Shahar Peer (kudos to her for her history-making tournament) and Agnieszka Radwanska, respectively. But really, you could say it's all about Venus as she's been clocking opponents left and right throughout this tournament.
There was a story making the tennis headlines earlier in the week with Williams saying she wanted to win more titles in 2010. I really hope that's the case, at least to set my mind right because I can never figure out why she doesn't win four to seven events a year anymore. She should be more entrenched on the Slam contender circuit besides when it's time to hit the Wimbledon grass.
I wouldn't mind seeing her get it done here and hopefully using this as a springboard for the rest of the season.
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.