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?
7 Wimbledons 5 US Opens 4 Australian Opens 1 Roland Garros 1 Olympic Silver Medal
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