Arcforce, I agree with you that Venus does seem to be (finally) getting back to her old level of play. A few more tournaments without injuries should put her back where she can be considered a real threat for every title. (She might have wanted that diamond racket too much and tried too hard).
Anyway, it's good to see her in good form again. If she keeps on improving, she might even beat Serena next time! I didn't think that would ever happen again, but now I'm beginning to think it might. If they play each other this year, maybe enough time has gone by that they could "forget" they were playing a sister and not be as up- tight as they usually are when they play each other.