Originally Posted by SJW
just a question, i've noticed that you've adopted this style of writing a lot recentl. so...do you acknowledge there's a possibility of you being wrong? because you seem to think its a foregone conclusion that your predictions determine the outcome.
re Ms Austin, she's paid to give her opinion, and she gave it. whether she's wrong or not is irrelevant, what she says isn't law either.
If Serena were healthy, she'd make the SF w/o dropping a set. She's not healthy, and she hasn't played matches recently. Ivanovic is as good as a top eight player. No one beats top eight players with two torn apart ankles and no match toughness.
Hantuchova has played very VERY well lately, much better than Venus. Yes, Dani has dropped two sets and Venus none, but Venus has not played a top eighty player. Daniela had to play one of the most promising up and coming Russians (linetskaya,) and then another top sixty up and comer (Peer.) She managed to hit more winners than errors in both matches, and, when for the two sets she was on, she blew her opponents off court. Venus has not played with any conviction at all. She looks lost on the court. You can beat defensive players or aggressive players outside the top thirty w/o conviction on your shots, but you can't beat an aggressive player in the top thirty on grass unless you attack. Venus doesn't attack anymore.
Oh, and, as far as anyone should be concerned, the h2h is 1-0 for Venus. The Venus before the ab injury is a different player from this Venus. Just ask Mauresmo, Davenport, Farina-Elia, Sharapova, Raymond, Dementieva, Myskina, Sprem, well, you get the picture. Hantuchova is also in much much better form than she was at Miami 04.