Venus Williams once again was outstanding. Throughout the week the former world number one has had her arm and thigh heavily strapped and it has affected her serve and movement at times but she continues to fight and recorded another three set epic win this week this time against Peng Shuai.
From saving match points against Jelena Jankovic in her first match of the tournament she has continued the tradition of not giving in and in the tough heat of Indian Wells you cannot help but admire her determination.
Venus is the highest seed left in the bottom half of the draw but things will get tough, recovery time will be massive as her next opponent will be Elena Vesnina who saw of Kerber in straight sets and will probably ask more questions of Venus’ movement in their upcoming match.
Venus has been impressive from the baseline throughout the week and has looked solid from the standing backhand and forehand from the centre of the court and if anything it’s bad planning and game plan from her opponents who haven’t got her moving but have played centrally which for a player who isn’t moving as great as we know they can plays in her favour.
She continues to defiey the odds at times, at the age of 36 she seems to be getting stronger after a final appearance in Melbourne I really wouldn’t rule anything else out!