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Venus' statement: I'm in it to win it

Updated: June 28, 2005, 3:34 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England – When the ball finally met the ground just beyond the baseline, bringing an end to the 22-point tiebreaker and the 1 hour and 29 minute match, Venus Williams nearly collapsed.

She held her arms high above her head, smiled as wide as she possibly could and began to fall to her knees. But she caught herself, instead pirouetting around the court, waving to seemingly every fan who looked down upon her while mouthing the words, "I love you."

These emotions were ...

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