Exactly how good a red clay player is Venus Williams?
She plays about three tournaments on it mst years. A Tier II, a Tier I, and Roland Garros. She's had some excellent results and some bad ones.
CH-'99 T1 Rome
CH-'99 T2 Hamburg
CH-'01 T2 Hamburg
FR-'02 GS French Open
FR-'98 T1 Rome
FR-'02 T2 Hamburg
FR-'03 T2 Warsaw
QF-'00 GS French Open
QF-'98 GS French Open
QF-'00 T2 Hamburg
16-'99 GS French Open
16-'03 GS French Open
16-'00 T1 Rome
16-'01 T1 Berlin
64-'97 GS French Open
r1-'01 GS French Open
Serena and Justine obviously have to be considered better red clay players. Venus, Kim and Amelie actually have pretty similiar red clay records. Look at championships and finals in GS, T1 and T2 tournaments. Venus' record is above.
Kim has won Rome, won Hamburg and made the RG final twice and the Rome final once.
Amelie has won Berlin, won Warsaw, and made the finals at Berlin and Rome twice. Amelie's inability to make any headway at RG is somewhat glaring.
Jenn, of course, WON the French. But she's way off her game, so I'd same Venus is a better player on red clay NOW, even though Jenn is obviously more accomplished.
And of course, unless she wins the French, Venus' record on red clay will never equal Conchi's.
At least on the record, it seems safe to say that Venus is one of the top five red clay players in the world.
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