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Why is Maleeva good indoors?

She's beaten Venus three times indoors, but never on anything else?

I don't know the third result, but 2002 Australian Venus def 6-0 6-3; 2003 Warsaw Venus def 6-1 6-0.

She doesn't really make it close when it's not indoors.

Again, I don't know the third result, but 2001 Nice Maggie def. 7-6 6-4; 2002 Moscow Maggie def. 2-6 6-1 7-6.

Venus is at least making a match of it.

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Beat me. I just know that she is very good indoors.

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Maggie is a very solid indoors player but I have often believed venus is most vulnerable indoors not because of the nature of her game, but because she seems to pack it in after the USO, she almost always turns up at the indoor events after several weeks off while the rest of the tour is playing. She seems to play the indoor events before miami quite well though, like Antwerp.

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Maggie is a very solid indoors player but I have often believed venus is most vulnerable indoors not because of the nature of her game, but because she seems to pack it in after the USO, she almost always turns up at the indoor events after several weeks off while the rest of the tour is playing. She seems to play the indoor events before miami quite well though, like Antwerp.
Good theory, but the 2001 Nice was where Antwerp is now on the Calendar (although 2001, Venus didn't seem to come alive until Miami)
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Well,

Maggie plays flat balls and very deep. The surface helps her game. But i think quite a lot is mental at Maggie. She is good on Grass as well, bc she can equalize her lacked power there.

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the fact that Maggie happened to beat Venus twice on the same surface is probly just a coincidence and says more about Venus being a bit flat or unmotivated on those particular two days, than it does about Maggie being a great indoors player. obviously Maggie played great those times when she beat Venus, but twice in 4 years could just be a fluke. Maggie hasn't got a big serve, doesn't play overpowering tennis, so you can't really say just from looking at her game that she's an indoor specialist. Maybe Maggie benefits more than other players from the elimination of wind.
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the fact that Maggie happened to beat Venus twice on the same surface is probly just a coincidence and says more about Venus being a bit flat or unmotivated on those particular two days, than it does about Maggie being a great indoors player. obviously Maggie played great those times when she beat Venus, but twice in 4 years could just be a fluke. Maggie hasn't got a big serve, doesn't play overpowering tennis, so you can't really say just from looking at her game that she's an indoor specialist. Maybe Maggie benefits more than other players from the elimination of wind.
You can't call all of Venus' losses in her career flukes.
I've happened to watch Maggie beat Venus and it was because Maggie played amazing tennis!

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Maggie is a very solid indoors player but I have often believed venus is most vulnerable indoors not because of the nature of her game, but because she seems to pack it in after the USO, she almost always turns up at the indoor events after several weeks off while the rest of the tour is playing. She seems to play the indoor events before miami quite well though, like Antwerp.
Venus is vulnerable indoors on carpet, not indoors period. The Antwerp event, for instance, is played on Plexipave, which is what a lot of outdoor hardcourt events are played on.

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