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Turning point for Venus Williams?

Venus has had some incredible victories and defeats in her moderately long career. That victory over Davenport in the final of Wimbly(=) must rank up there with one of the best victories for her. Likewise, the loss to Myskina in the quarters of the '04 French(=) must be one of her lowest moments.

However, I don't know if there is a match as import for this fan as the one that she is playing right now agains Maria Sharapova. There are several reason that this may be so crucial, but the main reason is that Maria's chaotic game is so similar to the flashes of brilliance that Venus used to show herself.

If Venus loses this match, this will be, in my mind at least, one of the signals that there is a definite changing of the guard. The era of Venus, Hingis, Kournikova(one of the best eras since Evert/Navratilova) is officially over.

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Well, she is down a set and a break...so

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Whooohhhooooo...she just broke back...

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I wouldn't get my hopes up too high, you knwo? Venus is so erratic. She was up 40-15 and now it's deuce.

While I have a lot of respect for Sharapova's steely, unabashed countenance at Wimbledon I am not that impressed by her game. I think she needs to mature a lot in terms of her game, therefore unless she's playing outof her mind Venus should be able to beat her.

I was so disappointed after she got broken for 4-2 I had to leave.

Consistency, consistency.


It's 2008 and I'm shopping for a new fave. Hell no! And Venus is still playing?


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BTW pureracket I totally disagree with your post. If Venus loses it may prove to be a disappointingly painful one for her but I know Venus has the ability to play better. If Venus was playing at her 2000, 2001, 0r 2002 levels with these results I might agree with you, but I know she can play better. If she doesn't improve she's as good as done, but only time will reveal that.


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The era of Venus, Hingis, Kournikova is officially over.
i have a feeling that there's a mistake in this sentence.


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i am not sure what a Venus loss to Maria would mean but a win would work wonders for her self-confidence.

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i have a feeling that there's a mistake in this sentence.
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i think he's wondering what's Kournikova doing in that sentence. i agree

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If Venus loses this match, this will be, in my mind at least, one of the signals that there is a definite changing of the guard. The era of Venus, Hingis, Kournikova(one of the best eras since Evert/Navratilova) is officially over.
It has when Venus fell out of top 10 last year. Now at 24, she is a veteran slam winner in a new era, more like Pierce. But I thought this is a great era as well. There is more dynamics in the tour now since anyone can win anything, and yet they are not unknown players like the ATP slam winners.
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I have some comments about Vee's game and where she is headed but :taped:

its really sad to see a champion end up like this! such is life...

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Maria 6-3 5-3

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BTW pureracket I totally disagree with your post. If Venus loses it may prove to be a disappointingly painful one for her but I know Venus has the ability to play better. If Venus was playing at her 2000, 2001, 0r 2002 levels with these results I might agree with you, but I know she can play better. If she doesn't improve she's as good as done, but only time will reveal that.

are u also pureracket by chance???? Just wondering, I know it would be so weird to question whether someone was actually pretending to be two different posters just to post something about Venus and pretend to disagree about it?????
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maria to serve for the match
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are u also pureracket by chance???? Just wondering, I know it would be so weird to question whether someone was actually pretending to be two different posters just to post something about Venus and pretend to disagree about it?????
Is that possible?.
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