Why is Venus so prone to injuries? - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wherever Maggie goes.
Posts: 3,293
                     
Why is Venus so prone to injuries?

She seems to get injured every few tournaments she plays. I really can't fathom why she has to get hurt so often. I don't see anything wrong with her game that could contribute to al those injuries she's been suffering. Is she cursed or what? I really thought she was gonna finally win a GS, espeically the French Open where she would have been the favorite given the other big names are all suspect with injries and illnesses. Maybe her super-model like body is playing a part. It's a shame as a clay specialist, she would have had the best shot at winning another major at RG.
GoGoMaggie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 01:12 PM
Senior Member
 
xr6turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 6,629
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by gogomaggie
She seems to get injured every few tournaments she plays. I really can't fathom why she has to get hurt so often. I don't see anything wrong with her game that could contribute to al those injuries she's been suffering. Is she cursed or what? I really thought she was gonna finally win a GS, espeically the French Open where she would have been the favorite given the other big names are all suspect with injries and illnesses. Maybe her super-model like body is playing a part. It's a shame as a clay specialist, she would have had the best shot at winning another major at RG.
She aint out of the FO yet!

"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
VW
xr6turbo is offline  
post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 01:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Gaborone
Posts: 1,034
                     
First of all Venus is not a clay specialist. Now that we have that out of the way, I think that she does take all the necessary precautions and she has invested heavily in injury prevention, but I think some of her mechanics are not right, what with her long limbs and all. She also plays very hard. Just my two cents worth

I dont think she is yet out of the FO. I personally think she will do everything in her power to heal and then she will be there in all her glory in Paris. I certainly will be praying for her.

Take care of your character. Reputation will sort itself.
oddkayla is offline  
 
post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Senior Member
 
jimbo mack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: London
Posts: 9,010
                     
she's plays a high risk game, therefore she will suffer more injuries than others from time to time

most players nowadays play a high risk game..........
jimbo mack is offline  
post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sometimes U.S./Sometimes Asia
Posts: 1,531
                     
She plays such an athletic power game + She's built so lean = Injuries X a big, big number.

Hana Mandlikova and Kathy Jordan had similar problems due to the same reasons.
tommyk75 is offline  
post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood and other classified areas
Posts: 7,125
                     
VENUS had a rapid growth spurt in her preteen years and such rapid and extensive growth in persons typicaly weakens the joints of the body's limbs. This weakening of the joints is further enhanced by extensive stress during tennis traning during that time.

Hence, VENUS has had problems with most of her joints except for her elbws, hips and neck. So far.

Tee Rexx
Chairman, Williams Tennis Association
Tennis is a game ... Have fun with it!
TeeRexx is offline  
post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,980
                     
Define "high risk game."

You mean in terms of strategy, shot selection (like hitting for the sidelines rather than trying to keep the ball a foot inside the line) or what?
TonyP is offline  
post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Senior Member
 
alfajeffster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
Posts: 9,216
                     
She is prone to injuries because of her body type- long limbed and relatively thin at the wrists, knees, and ankles/feet. What complicates this most for her is that she really doesn't play percentage tennis- she generally does a great deal of running with long, huge steps just after her opponent has already hit the ball, and is quite often wrong-footed, especially on clay, which requires her to start and stop more frequently because the opponent has more time to play percentage tennis against her on clay than on any other surface. It's something she'll just have to live with if she stays on the baseline, however, I do think if she develops a serve-and-volley game, she could substantially cut down on her injuries, and be an even better player!

There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.
alfajeffster is offline  
post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:15 PM
Senior Member
 
SelesFan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,024
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyk75
She plays such an athletic power game + She's built so lean = Injuries X a big, big number.

Hana Mandlikova and Kathy Jordan had similar problems due to the same reasons.
God, poor Kathy Jordan...that frying pan grip she had on the forehand was scary (are you reading this, Amy Frazier?)!!....was always injured. A knee brace, an arm brace, a wrist brace...yikes!

Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

COUNTDOWN!
SelesFan70 is offline  
post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 04:15 PM
Senior Member
 
DA FOREHAND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 8,945
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by gogomaggie
She seems to get injured every few tournaments she plays. I really can't fathom why she has to get hurt so often. I don't see anything wrong with her game that could contribute to al those injuries she's been suffering. Is she cursed or what? I really thought she was gonna finally win a GS, espeically the French Open where she would have been the favorite given the other big names are all suspect with injries and illnesses. Maybe her super-model like body is playing a part. It's a shame as a clay specialist, she would have had the best shot at winning another major at RG.

Martina Hingis secretly replaced her Reeboks w/Sergio Tacchini's?

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"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. "


DA FOREHAND is offline  
post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 06:51 PM
pav
Senior Member
 
pav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: new zealand
Posts: 9,642
                     
With a body like that, so lean and fantastic
the poor tendons get stretched
to the end of their elastic
with the length of Her limbs, and the geometry's worked out
they get tested to the limit, when She throws Herself about
in changing direction, the hidden stain is immense
but We only can see, the face so intense
while it's easy to admire Her
flowing crosscourt, hitting and reaching
We can't see what's happening inside Her
the stretching,grinding and screaching
pav is offline  
post #12 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 7,274
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by gogomaggie
She seems to get injured every few tournaments she plays. I really can't fathom why she has to get hurt so often. I don't see anything wrong with her game that could contribute to al those injuries she's been suffering. Is she cursed or what? I really thought she was gonna finally win a GS, espeically the French Open where she would have been the favorite given the other big names are all suspect with injries and illnesses. Maybe her super-model like body is playing a part. It's a shame as a clay specialist, she would have had the best shot at winning another major at RG.
such an intelligent question! I mean really why cant she be sturdier like Monica Seles...whoops. I mean like Kim Clijsters....whoops. Wait I meant like Martina Hingis...whoops. No no I mean like steffi graf.... whoops. Jen Capriati....nope.

You see injuries plague athletics, its the nature of sports but of course anyone but a fool would have realized this by now.

The WTA Women of Wonder Featuring....The Goddess: Venus Williams The Glamazon: Serena Williams The Lioness: Jennifer Capriati The High Priestess: Monica Seles The Saint: Kim Clijsters The Phoenix: Chanda Rubin The Bon Vivant: Amelie Mauresmo The Titan: Lindsay Davenport The Courtesan: Anna Kournikova The Exile: Martina Hingis The Sorceress: Anatasia Myskina The Minx: Maria Sharapova
Cybelle Darkholme is offline  
post #13 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 452
                     
Are you including the fake ones in this Q
emptyhead is offline  
post #14 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Cariaoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hustler University
Posts: 21,802
                     
@ cybelle

Williams x2 Clijsters Golovin Ivanovic Li Jackson
Federer Blake Fish Roddick Grosjean Bryans x2

"I believe in being polite, you know. In life, the elevator goes both ways, up and down."
-- Roger Federer

like my av? want one like it?
Cariaoke is offline  
post #15 of 44 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 584
                     
Tennis is generally not the most healthy sport on the body.
Eurotennisfan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome