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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2005, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Venus Williams v Elena Dementieva

They will play in the Watson's Water Challenge Final in 12 hours. Though this is an exhibition tournament, all players view it as a very important tuneup for AO, just like Sveta and Venus today. Who do you think will win?

On Elena, she is playing with a new serve, or I should say a proper serve. For her match against Masha and her doubles matches, she didn't use a single bad toss and she hit all serves at full strength, though consistency is still an issue. Her return game and groundstrokes are very reliable and accurate as usual.

On Venus, she is still a bit more erratic on the forehand side, but her two singles victories here displayed her determination and ability to fight back as her old self in 2000 and 2001. She is able to turn matches around.

I'll give a slight edge to Elena over Venus. Your view?

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I dunno who is gonna win, if venus can keep up the way she has been playing and keeps her forehand and 2nd serve in check she has a great shot. On the other hand if Elena can stay consistent with her serve and stay positive she has has a great shot also. I have a feeling its gonna be a cracking match!

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if both have bad serving days then I give the edge to lena d.
if both have good serving days then i give the slight edge to venus
this should be a good close match, too tough to call but the safe money has to be on lena d.
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Just on recent form, confidence and consistency off the ground, I have to say Elena D.

Elena D nearly defeated Venus in straight sets last year with a bad serve, so I'm interested to see how much of a weapon it will be.

I like Venus too, I hope she plays well. But its Elena who I am supporting and hope wins.

May we have a great match that will really give both ladies a good test and workout for the AO.

I say Elena in 3.

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Who is going to watch the match live in person or on tv?

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I voted Venus but I meant Elena! My vote goes to Elena
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im hoping it will be a tough 3-setter, to give both of them a good work out.
im hoping elena d wins it, even though i like vee too.
it'll be interesting to see how the serve works 2mara.
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I think the last time both played, Elena won in three sets with the third set being a tiebreaker. Venus doesn't like losing to the same person twice in a row, so I will give her the edge because she beat a player today that IMO is better than Elena.

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Venus doesn't like losing to the same person twice in a row, so I will give her the edge....
But she has still lost to the same person twice in a row many times.
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I actually don't care if Venus wins this match or not. Win or loose, I hope that it's 3 tough sets. I belive that the more Venus plays, the better she will get. I remember during the year that she had her longest winning streak, the wins were not easy, at times she was even out played, but she fought very hard and found a way to win. I want Venus to have as many tough matches as possible before the AO.

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But she has still lost to the same person twice in a row many times.
The only people she has lost to two time in a row in the past few years are her sister, Lindsay and Maria. That's not many times or many people.

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May Elena D be another person then. Elena has improved tenfold since Miami, she is a double GS finalist in that time.

And she is serving more aggressively.

Sveta is a v good player, but can be too explosive, erratic too.

Elena owns one THE best ground games in womens tennis and I think it will be that which will determine the outcome in Elena's favour IMO.

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Maybe Lena in 3 or in a close 2.
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Just on recent form, confidence and consistency off the ground, I have to say Elena D.

Elena D nearly defeated Venus in straight sets last year with a bad serve, so I'm interested to see how much of a weapon it will be.

I like Venus too, I hope she plays well. But its Elena who I am supporting and hope wins.

May we have a great match that will really give both ladies a good test and workout for the AO.

I say Elena in 3.
If her serve is improved that will play into Venus' hands cause Venus has trouble with the really slow serves ED served to her in their last match.
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