I dont know how long this will be up before the haters come in and mess it up...but Lets break it down anyway. As the 11 seed she has a pretty decent draw Venus can get deeper than expected in this Tournament...Let's break down her path.
(Played her this week, beat her Love and Love. See much of the same happening in Paris, may not be the same scoreline but a win nonetheless.)
(If I am not mistaken Venus took a love set off her before ON CLAY. Should get into so good Clay Court Rhythm here. I forecast a win here as well)
(Crafty player, playing Zulu may help her in this match, both are really better on faster surfaces, but at this stage i think Venus patience may win this match for her)
(Myskina has been very Mysterious this year, losing to ppl she shouldn't and playing very uninspired. I have NO IDEA how she is going to come out, can only on current form, Gut and Heart says Venus will pull this one out...If Myskina makes it that far.
(Toughest test so far. Mostly in Venus' hand, she has to control the court from the return of serve, IF she can keep Dementieva off Balance on her return game, Venus should secure enough breaks to win this match. However the key is Venus' Serve holding up over 60%. We all know how lethal Dementieva is from the Ground, Venus has an excellent chance but will have to remain focus, move forward and attack those weak serves, not so much with pace, but with precision of being one shot ahead of Elena to keep her off balance.) If Venus is Serving 60% or better, moving forward and keeping ED's Serve in Check I actually she her winning this in 2 sets.
(How can you NOT pick the #1 player in the world to make it deep into a GS event, I love Kim and Kim has Davenport's #, but we don't know how Kim is playing, which may even be better for Venus b/c she LOVES the balls fed off Kims racket. Bounce right in Venus' strike zone. However, with Davey, it depends on how she is feeling in the match. If she is thinking clearly, I pick her. If Venus is hitting the ball well and serving well and willing to Move Lindsay around, hit drop shots and make her run, Venus wins. When Venus is controlling the court, she beats Davenport everytime.) An inspired Patty may sneak in to mix up the pot a lil. Every year there is a surprised Semifinalist or Finalist...lets hope Venus is that surprise this year.
(this is her year, but we've said that every year b/c of her God Given rigged
Draws. If her head is into the WIN she will win. But Justine can also slip through here and she and Venus has matched up for a LONG while...could be interesting. I would love for Venus/Henin final or Venus/Mauresmo final and speaking as a fan. Ofcourse with venus being the Victor.
Venus has a great shot, but so do others. Her play this week in Turkey was inspiring, did it give her the confidence she needs to go in and play HER GAME, not her opponents. That is the Key w/ Venus. Serving and Conversions. If she take her opportunities...she's well on her way.
I Believe, any other Venus fans do?