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Question Am I the only one who still thinks Venus is the better player

I still think at her best Venus is a better player than Serena.

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I agree. It's just an open question whether that "her best" still exists.

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Haven't seen both of them at best against each other.
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no. there are many other people out there who can't count
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Venus is not the better player. It's been proven. It's not really up for debate, I don't think.
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I think the play of Venus summer 2000 would beat Serena in 2002. Both of them playing at their bests. But yeah Serena is more consistent than Venus, and has been the better competitor the last few years.

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Serena is the best player in the world.
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I used to think that...but I'm not so sure anymore. 9/10 Serena is playing at a higher level than Venus so all else is really speculative b/c she hasn't brought her A game in so long.
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I agree...Venus is just going through a phase, that ALL athletes go through, she'll come out of it. I believe it. Just a matter of time.

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this conversation makes me sick to the stomach

please...let's just get over it.
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this conversation makes me sick to the stomach

please...let's just get over it.
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For those who think Venus is the better player, what does Serena have to do to prove to you that she's better?

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For those who think Venus is the better player, what does Serena have to do to prove to you that she's better?

It's not about Serena, it's about Venus.

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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I do think Venus is the better player.

Problem is - does she still have that burning desire to be the best player in the world?

When Hingis was still playing, it seems to me that Venus was always pumped up to do well and show who the better player was.

I guess their on-court rivalry was good and brought out the best tennis in her.

Venus at her best is better than Serena at her best IMHO, she just needs to have that burning desire again.
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will always be my favorite, but at her best, she's better than everyone but . Serena has the head-to-head advantage, she has more majors, and she has a better overall winning percentage (not to mention the fact that she actually beat Elena Dementieva last week). The proof is in the results.

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