Venus Williams will never go down as one of the all-time greats. She has consistenly shown over and over again that 80 plus percent of the time, she simply can't rise to the occasion. After 2000, it looked like she could be a double digit grand slam winner and maybe someday be put in that top 10 class. But, her game has not improved. She has never developed a consistent second serve and forehand--particulary under stress and pressure. She has not learned to attack the net at an elite level and close points off--not to mention taking advantage of her huge wingspan. She is not a particulary intelligent player, often staying with a strategy that won't allow her to overtake an opponent. She has not developed great touch on the court, something that is long overdue in her game. Under pressure, she usually fails to seize the moment and comes up small--as she did AGAIN yesterday to Mauresmo--also somebody who is often not very good in pressure matches. Venus has underachieved in her career and will never even come close to approaching the mental toughness of her younger sister and the game's all time greats.