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View Poll Results: Who will win - Venus or Maria
Venus in 2 33 37.08%
Venus in 3 23 25.84%
Maria in 3 19 21.35%
Maria in 2 14 15.73%
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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2004, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Maria vs Venus - WWW?

This will turn into "who do you want to win" I'll bet

The way I see it:

If Maria wins: That's awesome. Great stuff, and she proves she CAN beat top 20 players.

If Maria loses: There's no shame losing to a Williams.

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Not at all "who do you want to win"...

Although I want Maria to win, I voted for Venus in 3.

They're both not too impressive lately, but I'm pessimistic from nature...
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Yeah I voted Maria in 3, but I fear this match

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I think Venus in 2, one close set and one easy set.
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coudn't be more even that what it is right now.

Venus in 2- 4 votes
Maria in 2 -4 votes

Venus in 3- 3 votes
Maria in 3 - 3 votes

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Since Wimbledon Venus has beaten better players but ....

Venus is playing MUCH further below her best than Sharapova is below hers. And Venus has BEEN off her game since getting hurt before the French. If she plays the average of how she's played since then, Sharapova will win. Venus doesn't have to play nearly her best to win, but she has to play a LOT better than she has since May.

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Intriguing match....is this Venus the most mobile player Maria´s gonna face since China Open?! How´s she gonna react to being forced to hit more than three balls?!

Venus already got warmed up for the power-game...the question is: how are the errors?!

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Intriguing match....is this Venus the most mobile player Maria´s gonna face since China Open?! How´s she gonna react to being forced to hit more than three balls?!

Venus already got warmed up for the power-game...the question is: how are the errors?!
so you picked maria in 3

i think Maria is gonna be intimidated by venus' speed. b/c i think better than anyone even her lil sister one of venus' main intimidating factors is her speed. venus gets just about everything but what her sister delivers. and i think it will be the key to the match. it will knock maria off her hills, and she is gonna have re-adjust and focus to the talen taht venus displays out there.

venus in 2. sorry but she is just gonna do the "veteran" thing and run the gurl off the court with ease.

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so you picked maria in 3

i think Maria is gonna be intimidated by venus' speed. b/c i think better than anyone even her lil sister one of venus' main intimidating factors is her speed. venus gets just about everything but what her sister delivers. and i think it will be the key to the match. it will knock maria off her hills, and she is gonna have re-adjust and focus to the talen taht venus displays out there.

venus in 2. sorry but she is just gonna do the "veteran" thing and run the gurl off the court with ease.

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tough one to call. venus of course at her best is better than sharapova has been playing; however, i don't think either of these players are playing their best or their respective high level of play. both need to step it up from their last match if they want to win, that is unless you feel daniela and ana are as good as these 2 players we're talking about here (i haven't been able to watch ). speed gives the obvious edge to venus, but i think sharapova's serve effectiveness exceeds venus's (the second serve especially). maria wants to beat venus more than venus wants to beat sharapova. venus got the best of maria in hong kong with a good fight, and i think maria has done so much since then and venus has maybe even dropped her level.
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Venus will win 6:4 6:3
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Maria in 12 (games)
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I think Maria will win a tough 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 3 set battle againt Venus. It should be a humdinger!

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Venus in straights. I only wish that TTC would show this match instead of those underfed "ballgirls" at TMA Madrid.

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