This is the first time that Venus has failed to reach the semifinals of the US Open in her career. She has been beaten many times this season by players that she at one time would not lose to. Personally, I just can't understand why Venus has not worked on the two glaring weaknesses in her game: her forehand and second serve. It is because of these obvious cracks in her game, that Venus is unable to reach the elite status she once had. I also think that her ego has prevented her from working on these areas, and I also believe that she is too old to do anything about it now. At first I was a bit disappointed in the short-shake that Lindsay gave Venus at the net after a fierce battle. However, I do understand Lindsay's point. Venus has never given her opponents the proper credit when she loses, and today was no different. Venus said that it was her own inconsistency that led to the defeat, and gave no praise whatsoever to Lindsay. It is just sad when you can't give credit where credit is due. I haven't seen Lindsay Davenport serve as well as she did today since the 1999 Wimbledon Final when she beat Steffi Graf. If Lindsay can continue to serve like she did today, she will be a force to be reckoned with. Maybe Lindsay can ride the wave of her current win streak all the way to the final and recapture some glory of old. Wouldn't that be great? I for one would like it very much!