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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2004, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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How Unfortunate for Lisa and Lisa fans.....

Many posters don't give a crap about Lisa...they only cheer because she beat Venus.....that's really sad. Instead of celebrating a sensational match from Lisa......"the biggest win of her career", some only want to stick it to Venus and Williams' fans. It's unfortunate that they don't share that this could be a turning point in Lisa's singles play. She has long been referred to a "doubles specialist" and a singles player lacking what it takes to compete with the "elite" players. What's going to happen if Lisa doesn't win another match? It really doesn't matter because you guys don't care anyway....you'll just jump on the bandwagon of the next person who defeats Venus or Serena.

Personally, I am glad to know that I will continue to support Lisa win or lose without regard to her opponent. I am elated that she states she will not doubt herself when stepping on the court against "someone like Venus".

"They'll never win a grandslam title" LOL!
"They'll never be ranked #1" LOL!
"They'll never win a title on clay" LOL!
"All they do is hit hard" LOL!
"Venus will never win another Tier I title" LOL!
"Venus will never beat another top-5 player" LOL!
"Venus will never win another grand slam title" LOL!
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Well, I can't say I've ever been a fan of hers, but I was rooting for her to win not just for the upset but also because she was playing so well. It was such a pleasant surprise considering that one of the commentators said right at the start that Raymond suffered from lack of self-belief and would probably go down in straight sets - instead, after surviving that sticky patch towards the end of the first set she got stronger at the business end of the second. Interesting to note that there was little serve-volleying (mostly unsuccessful when she tried), but judicious use of down the line slices followed by flat forehands into the corner.

In a way it's not that much of a surprise that she lost, and it was a reminder to some Williams fans confident in her ability to sweep through the draw that after six months out of the game Venus could still be vulnerable to a player of Top 30 quality who used smart tactics. Undoubtedly her errors contributed heavily to her defeat, but she still hit an amazing 12 aces in the second set and fought hard, and Raymond had to come up with some great aggressive play to get the crucial mini-break in the tiebreaker.

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I've been a big fan of Lisa Raymond since Daniela beat her in Filderstadt last October. That's something even Venus couldn't manage!!!

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I've been a big fan of Lisa Raymond since Daniela beat her in Filderstadt last October. That's something even Venus couldn't manage!!!
poor GrahamD---you just don't get it! Ignorant and misinformed

"They'll never win a grandslam title" LOL!
"They'll never be ranked #1" LOL!
"They'll never win a title on clay" LOL!
"All they do is hit hard" LOL!
"Venus will never win another Tier I title" LOL!
"Venus will never beat another top-5 player" LOL!
"Venus will never win another grand slam title" LOL!
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poor GrahamD---you just don't get it! Ignorant and misinformed
and the biggest stalker fan of a player that is sooo lost she couldn't even make it to the third round much less fight in the match she lost and take it to a tie-breaker with a chance to take the match to a 3rd set....

poor is the right word..
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I've been a big fan of Lisa Raymond since Daniela beat her in Filderstadt last October. That's something even Venus couldn't manage!!!
Hehhehehehehe

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