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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2005, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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Have you ever noticed Venus Williams is almost ...

causal about giving up service breaks. She doesn't change what's she trying to do at all. Jeez, end the set.

It's like she figures she's trying to do a certai set of things perfectly, and that, damn it to hell, is what she's going to do. Luv the gal, but it IS frustrating.

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She is ridiculous and if she keeps her head in the clouds about the state of her game, she will never win another slam

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Where is the MPH on her serve?? She needs to start cracking 125 mph ones again. It made it entertaining and fun.
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She plays like she thinks she'll just break the other player's serve. Of course, historically, that's usually the case. But sometimes, I just wish she'd get it over with and get off the court. That set should have been 6-1. But she kept blasting forehands, and too many found the net.

Of course, maybe she just trying to play the way she think she needs to play to beat Lindsay and Serena, which WILL require hitting forehand winners.

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Venus has a ghetto booty. Anyways, she bascially has no variety on her serve. I could understand if she was still cracking the regularly in the 120 mph+ and think that they should start playing doubles to improve their serve.
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Venus' serve has been improving though lately. However, her forehand is horrid.

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Where is the MPH on her serve?? She needs to start cracking 125 mph ones again. It made it entertaining and fun.
I'd rather she backed it off into the 110-115 range, and got up to a 70% first serve percentage.
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However, her forehand is horrid.
Disagree. Venus' forehand is fine. When she isn't trying to hit flat, thousand mph winners with it. She needs to use it to stay inthe rally more, and force people to hit to her backhand, where she can set up winners. She has the shots for it. She just doesn't choose to play that way.

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she plays WOMEN'S tennis and has a great return. she shouldn't panic when she gets broken. but maybe you're right and that she's too casual. meh, i dunno.
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I don't know the one thing that seems constant about Venus is that you never know if she's going to close out a set on her first opportunity. For years, I've never been surprised when Venus got broken while serving for the set. It's common. I don't think it has anything to do with a 'eh' attitude but more getting nervous.
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The key is to never panic when losing serve. And I think Venus was awesome tonight. She stepped up and hit some big serves at the right times. It looks like her old form is coming back, and Peng played great.

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I think she's been pretty impressive with the serve in both matches-she looks more like the "old" Venus in that regard.
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Venus used to blast 4 big serves 90% of the time to close out a set, but now she struggles more with it.
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Venus used to blast 4 big serves 90% of the time to close out a set, but now she struggles more with it.
i'll be the first and certainly not the last to disagree with this. venus to you is some mythical being.... i just don't know what to say. i don't know how many times i've watched venus as a fan and she has been broken serving for sets even when she was at her absolute best. that's why she doesn't panic. she knows she can get it back on her return.
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