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V. Williams vs Zvonareva - 2nd verse, same as the 1st?

They just played two weeks ago. What will the two players try to do differently?

What will the difference between red and green clay FORCE them to do differently?

Zvonareva certainly isn't going to let Williams waltz to the net anytime she wants as she did at Charleston.

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Zvonareva certainly isn't going to let Williams waltz to the net anytime she wants as she did at Charleston.
We hope (or at least Zvonareva supporters hope) not.
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I don't know what happened to Maggie today, but if Venus plays Vera the way she played Maggie today, Vera has no chance.
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According to J and S cup stats, Venus hasn't been to net alot, but she has a HIGH success. They may count net points differently than the FCC did though.
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I don't know what happened to Maggie today, but if Venus plays Vera the way she played Maggie today, Vera has no chance.
Certainly if Vera plays the way Maggie did, Vera has no chance. But clay isn't exactly Maggie's best surface.

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According to J and S cup stats, Venus hasn't been to net alot, but she has a HIGH success. They may count net points differently than the FCC did though.
Venus was getting the job done from the baseline, maybe that is why she venture into the net alot.
Still an intriguing match

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Certainly if Vera plays the way Maggie did, Vera has no chance. But clay isn't exactly Maggie's best surface.
They way Vera was playing today, you would think the same thing.

Venus' serve was only vunerable in two games, while Vera was broken a few times in her match. The only difference is that she was able to break back.
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I think that the red clay is much better for Vera its slower then the green one. This can give her an advanced toward Venus.
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I think it might be a little closer given that it is on red clay, but Venus will probably come out on top. If Zvon Zvon can pull it off...well then she deserves to be in the top ten.

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Venus was getting the job done from the baseline, maybe that is why she venture into the net alot.
Still an intriguing match
Vera will be able to make longer points from the baseline because she stands so far back so Vee will need to go to net more to win easily.
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Venus' height makes it high-risk, but short, low slice followed by offensive lob got Conchi a few points vs Venus. Vera might want to try that.

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I think if Vee stays aggressive and gets a high percentage of her first serves in, Vera won't have any choice but to allow Vee into the net. Also, Vee will come in to net on Vera's second serves, because she stands so far inside the baseline to return. I think Vee is just on fire on clay this season.
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If Vera wants to be int he top ten she needs to prove it, unlike Elena. lol
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Venus is playing Great at the moment - with Venus in this form I wouldn't hold out much hope for Vera (sorry Vera fans). Venus in 2 (6-2 6-3).

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