Williams was in tears when recently beaten by a relatively unknown tennis player. She must have felt that she was at the end of her career. Yet, she is still one of the strongest female tennis players in the sport of tennis. She tries hard to look feminine but, as a trained and exercised athlete, she looks like a shot-putter in a tutu. She has literally sacrificed her appearance to be better in her sport. To lose it all now, due to old age, would be a terrible blow. We all must feel sorry for athletes at the end of their careers. They still have their memories, but they can feel their advantages slipping. Former boxer and TV Sci Fi writer, Rod Serling, did a show called "Requiem for a Boxer" that was about the sad end of an old boxer. Lets hope that Williams has a few more victories in her before retirement. I must say, the power of her serves is still awesome.