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How well will the Williams sisters playe next year?

I predict Venus wil have the year of her career. She will figure out the Russians' game and start demolishing them apart.
As for Serena, I think she could equal this year at best but she may very well have a worse year. I mean..she ain't the same Serena Williams she once was.
My projected year end rankings of the sisters: Venus 2 Serena 9
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Talk about turn around.....going on what both did this year Serena´s closer to acheving what you said than Venus....I don´t know. Hopefully they will stay healthy and then the results are gonna come.

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IMO Serena could well finish no.1 next year, Venus will be lucky to finish in the top 10.
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i hope they both have a really good year, but their form is too unpredictable to say now

a strong aus open showing will help no doubt
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I predict Venus wil have the year of her career. She will figure out the Russians' game and start demolishing them apart.
As for Serena, I think she could equal this year at best but she may very well have a worse year. I mean..she ain't the same Serena Williams she once was.
My projected year end rankings of the sisters: Venus 2 Serena 9
Yeah i agree with you, I think Venus is gonna sort them out next year

Serena has probably got as far as she can already

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I predict a 1 and 2 ranking by the sisters. Who is number 1 and who is number 2 out of those 2 is anyones guess (hope it's Venus though, as I favour Venus ever so slightly over Serena ever since US Open 99 and when I saw Venus' face in the final)

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Serena will finish in the top 2 and Venus in the top 5!

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I predict a 1 and 2 ranking by the sisters. Who is number 1 and who is number 2 out of those 2 is anyones guess (hope it's Venus though, as I favour Venus ever so slightly over Serena ever since US Open 99 and when I saw Venus' face in the final)
I am with you 100% on this one!

Venus and Serena number 1 and 2 again!!!

OMFG i soooooo cant wait for 2005 so the Williams sisters can shut the door on the russains!!!!!!!!!!

GO VENUS AND SERENA SOOOO MUCH!!!
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Talk about turn around.....going on what both did this year Serena´s closer to acheving what you said than Venus....I don´t know. Hopefully they will stay healthy and then the results are gonna come.
Hm-m? I feel the same. I thought Serena did quite a bit better.

At any rate, I 'm cautiously optimistic. If they can remain healthy, they should approach or exceed their best years ever. IF they remain healthy and match-ready.

Oh yeah...!
I also see them again reaching the #1 and #2 spots. I mean, there are so many points they can accumulate in 2005!

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I don't expect anything to change. More injuries, no slams.
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Originally Posted by Saint Seiya
I predict Venus wil have the year of her career. She will figure out the Russians' game and start demolishing them apart.
As for Serena, I think she could equal this year at best but she may very well have a worse year. I mean..she ain't the same Serena Williams she once was.
My projected year end rankings of the sisters: Venus 2 Serena 9
Well then, you are obviously foolish.


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I agree with the consensis here, I think both sisters will show strong in 2005. Both of them feel like they have something to prove... Serena has to prove that her dominating days are not over and that she can still win Slams and big tourneys on a consistent basis when she's healthy, and Venus has to prove that she's still got it... period.

The only thing that worries me about Venus is that where as Serena is visibly upset and frustrated when she isn't doing well, Venus seems not to care all too much... like it isn't the biggest thing in the world to her. IMO if Vee wants to get back to the top she has to start showing some dedciation to the game, 100%. Make us believe that she wants to be on the court and not decorating some celebrity's mansion somewhere. Bring back that drive of old! I think she is fully capable of doing that and I'm confident she will this coming season.

The best way for Serena to improve would be for her to play Sharapova when she's healthy. She needs a win over Maria. At Wimbledon Serena got her ass kicked, plain and simple, but at the YEC she was obviously injured and if not for that it she would have won that much. I'm sure she'de love nothing more than to put the smack down on Masha at Wimbledon, but I don't think Sharapova will get far enough for that to happen. I think this season will be a sophmore slump for her... all the heavy scheduling and that overbearing father will take it's toll on her. She won't get past the QF's at a Slam at best. Most likely 4th round. She has to be careful... if she doesn't watch herself, she's going to end up like Hingis, burnt out and retired at 22.

I expect to see Serena win the Australian, Venus win the French, Serena win Wimbledon, and then an all-sister showdown at the US Open.

Bring back the Sister Slam's!!!! Venus & Serena Domination 2005! Stay healthy! Watch out girls, because it's about to get Compton up in here!

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I don't expect anything to change. More injuries, no slams.
I agree with you

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Tennistutor and felipe...what´s it. You KNOW this or you HOPE so?

And funny...comments about more injuries and no slams coming from a member of Justine´s Phillistines´s society....would be careful for what I wish for....I mean there might well be more injuries, but it might turn out to be for the WRONG person...

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Judging by their respective performances this year. Very little.

Venus, has given up the ghost. And with Venus not around to cover little sisters back. Won’t be long until she’s had enough too.
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