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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2002, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have to make an admission.

I have to make an admission.

If Venus Williams is ranked number one in the WTA on Feb. 25th, 2002, cross-my-fingers, knock-on-wood, there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-living-lock, then I will be very, very happy.

The circumstnces which could preclude this eventuality are all traigic, literally.

But should Venus achieve the #1 ranking, I have to admit that, for me, the moment will be all the sweeter, for my memories of all the posters on all the boards who said "Venus will never be number one."

Next week, I'm SURE I'll be thinking of you.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2002, 05:57 AM
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Yeah, I know how you feel. Some people have said about VENUS:

1. Did not have the skills to be a pro
2. Would not get ranked over 100
3. Would not get near the top 20
4. Could not possibly win even a Tier IV title
5. A Tier IV title was out of the question
6. Will not win a Tier I
7. Getting in the top 10 was out of the question
8. Had nothing against her personally, just didn't like the way she hit the damn ball.
9. She would never, never win a Grand Slam title
10. All athleticism, no mental ability
11. Doesn't have mental toughness.
12. And don't even think about her getting that #1 ranking.

But, I am sure that those same highly intelligent individuals will, as usual, come up with some other negative shit to hurl at VENUS, which she will, once again, gracefully avoid.

Go VENUS!

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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2002, 06:04 AM
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Anyway I am glad that Venus is now going to be #1 in the WORLD. I don't care if it last a week.. she will go down in history with a very select few

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Tee Rex. You forgot to add the current one. She'll never win RG!

I believe never going to be number one was quite common till last week.
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LOL...

If i'd been hearing this fro years like you guys have, I'd be saying the same things right now

I'm just glad I was never silly enough to say that stuff!
Or I'd admit my idiocy shamefully lol
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the only thing that was predicted that she would do, that she would beat Anna 6:0 6:0(that was in 93), didn`t happen till now

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Tee, why do you make things up to provoke people into bashing Venus more? Isn't it enough? Don't try to make it like everyone's bashing Venus all the time, because she doesn't get more dirt than any other top player. (Except Lindsay)

I admit that I didn't think she'd be healthy/interested enough to be #1, but I was wrong. I still don't like the power playing and never will, but I'll deal with it. The rest of your ramblings, I don't see the point.

And of course, she won't win RG!
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I'm just so happy! I hope she wins Dubai to get her reign as #1 off to a good start. #1 came later than she expected but it's the perfect time actually because she has matured so much on and off the court in the last year. Proud of you, Vee!
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I'm not really a fan of Venus, but I respect her a whole lot! She now deserves to be # 1 because she is winning the tournies and most of all, the Grand Slams.

Another reason why she has earned my respect is because she has beaten my fave player (Lindsay Davenport) in three of the four slams she has won. To be able to beat a player of Lindsay's stature continually in big matches is an incredable feat.

Well done Venus! Although I hope the next Grand Slam match vs. Lindsay will go Lindsay's way.

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OMG smygelfh....you totally missed the entire objective of this thread!!!!!! LOLOL


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I find it a bit funny, the ranking system. There used to be a big fuss over the ATP system, and now that they've changed it for the better, I think the WTA should follow suit. No doubt Williams deserves to be no.1, but didn't Capriati just win the Australian Open a couple weeks ago? If you take the slam results of last year plus this year(on the basis of the ATP's 52wk system), Capriati has 3 against Williams' 2.

And then there are those who claimed that Capriati's no.1 is 'empty' or lacking something. If there's anyone who has said that she deserves it and so on, at the same time believing that Capriati's no.1 was not fully justified(or of that meaning), isn't this hypocrisy?

For those who didn't claim the above in that previous post, do ignore that last comment. Firstly, I'm just a tennis fan, who admires Williams for her being quite an outstanding women's player, but also Capriati for her comeback story after being down in the dumps. And of course, Hingis for being the intelligent, skilful player that she is. So, no bias!
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Congratulations to Venus for obtaining the #1 ranking "on paper".
There have been many who have stated that Venus WOULD NEVER win a tournament. There will be many who will continue to bash her even if she wins every tournament during a season. Why? Who cares? The Venus supporters will continue to cheer and the haters will continue to jeer. GO VENUS!
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Originally posted by daNieLa iS cUtE
I find it a bit funny, the ranking system. There used to be a big fuss over the ATP system, and now that they've changed it for the better, I think the WTA should follow suit. No doubt Williams deserves to be no.1, but didn't Capriati just win the Australian Open a couple weeks ago? If you take the slam results of last year plus this year(on the basis of the ATP's 52wk system), Capriati has 3 against Williams' 2.
In the last 52 weks, Capriati has won only 2 slams (2001 FO and 2002 AO). You can not count twice the same tournament to come up with a ranking!!!

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What makes me laugh right now is the assessment that nobody can be #1 by playing a part-time schedule!!! Well my friends, Venus showed everybody that you can indeed be #1 even when you don't play a full schedule!!! She will be #1 with only 15 tournaments under her belt in the last 52 weeks (16 if you count Dubai but even without Dubai, she would have been #1)!!! Does anyone know if this is the 1st time someone will be crowned #1 without having the minimum required???
Anyways, this shows once more that Venus was right from the beginning ..... and that nobody handles her career like her!! Smoothly but surely!!! I wonder now if players will think about that??!!
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daNieLa iS cUtE - I have an emotional attachment to Venus that makes me quite unobjective about her. Still, I can't for the life of me figure what it is about Jenn that so many people want to refuse her credit. She had far and away the best GS record last year. She was totally deserving of the #1 ranking. You could argue Venus was a better player, but Jenn clearly had the better record. And the record is what is used to produce the ranking.

The hell with the 'incredible comeback'. Capriati is an incredible PLAYER. If they can't see that, some folks need to get their heads out of their ..... out of the sand.
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I will most definitely be thinking of QUEEN LINDSAY!. Hell, I already am

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We've had many an argument about this #1 issue and the WTA ranking system. I honestly believe that Venus is long long overdue for the top spot. Once she contains it, I will have no complaints because she was due to end the year #1 back in 2000, if you ask me. Jen came from a #12 ranking, won 2 GS and about 1 other event and she became #1. Venus was ranked #5 when she won Wimbledon; went on to win US Open, had a 35 match win streak during all of this, and she ended the year #3. Not to mention repeating both Wimbledon and US and 4 other tourneys in 2001, only to reach #2. Like I said, Venus is long long overdue for the top spot. When she gets there, she will more than deserve it.

Dammitt, Venus!!!
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