A Whole New Racquet

Will Venus Williams retire at 19? Last week when her outrageous dad said she might leave tennis to focus on her education and investments, people laughed. "I wouldn't take anything he says too seriously," said top player Lindsay Davenport. Even Serena Williams said she expects the sister act to continue. But a source close to Venus says, "She has very little desire to return and has made that clear to her family. She's never really had the passion for the game her father would have liked, and now that she's in fashion school, she's found her true passion." Teens are fickle. Fashion could go out of fashion.

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