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Ok Williams fans. . .it's time to finally discuss this . .. ..

Was Venus using the French(=) as practice for Wimbledon(=)? During the match against Sesil K., I noticed the high winner/error ratio, I noticed the mediocre display or serving as well; however, I remember thinking, "Venus is moving beautifully. She shouldn't be losing like this." Serena was not there, and Venus played no doubles. Hell, she played her three matches in her off-court practice outfit. . .LOL!

Then @ Wimbledon(=), Venus dons a classy dress, continues the beautiful movement, and then goes on to play a few rounds of mixed d. I'm wondering if Queen Vee was pacing herself all along.

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yeah it was strange to see Vee playing in RG wearing shorts, she looked too casual for my liking She just looked like she was in "training" mode for that tournament and couldn't switch out of it. Like you said, once she hit Wimbledon, out comes the dazzling dress and she transforms into the Wimbledon grass queen Amazing I don't know how she managed it, you just never know with Venus,I guess that is one of the main reasons why we love her so much - she is just so damn unpredictable! Can be annoying but it makes all those rather unexpected victories all the sweeter

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No, I don't think so. Venus would not have gone to Turkey (and won) if that were the case. I just don't think she had enough time to practice and play, she did mention at Wimby that she was suffering form a sore shoulder in April and that was the reason why she could not practice and prepared like she had wanted
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No I actually think she was playing to try to get some good results....but she wasn't quite there yet..she was still in that slump.....I do think that she also was using it as a warm up too......I think playing doubles at wimbledon helped her game most of all.

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Good choice, Vee.
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Yeah I mean, obviously a Slam tournament on clay is a great preparation for a grass tournament. :retard: :retard: :retard:
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Was Venus using the French(=) as practice for Wimbledon(=)? During the match against Sesil K., I noticed the high winner/error ratio, I noticed the mediocre display or serving as well; however, I remember thinking, "Venus is moving beautifully. She shouldn't be losing like this." Serena was not there, and Venus played no doubles. Hell, she played her three matches in her off-court practice outfit. . .LOL!

Then @ Wimbledon(=), Venus dons a classy dress, continues the beautiful movement, and then goes on to play a few rounds of mixed d. I'm wondering if Queen Vee was pacing herself all along.

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No that match just showed how mush Venus sucks on clay.

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No I think she was just more motivated for Wimbledon than she was for RG. She did obviously want to win, since she warmed up and won in Istanbul, but she didnt show up on the day agaisnt Sesil.
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No, she just wanted to win really bad both, won one and got beaten by a top100 player in the 3rd round of the other

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Nah. Venus got whupped is all. Sesil has some ability.

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Yeah I mean, obviously a Slam tournament on clay is a great preparation for a grass tournament. :retard: :retard: :retard:
I don't think Pureracket meant court type preparations.
He certainly can speak for himself, but If think if I understand well, he means working on general technique, different aspects of the game, specific areas,
managing a match play.
Pureracket can clarify for himself.

As for the question at end, I doubt that Venus took the French purely as a practice session. My take is she lost ealry because she was not prepared enough, Not because she took the tournament as a pratice session.

I think loosing early probably brought home to her that she should step up her preparations for Wimdbledon.

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No that match just showed how mush Venus sucks on clay.
Venus far from sucks on clay. She has won clay court titles at Amelia Island (against the hand in the finals), Charleston, Warsaw, Hamburg and Rome. And made the finals of the French Open. She just hasn't won the "Big One", but she will one day, just wait and see.
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it reminded me of 2000 when everyone was writing Venus off after RG that year. And then, BAM, her first major.

Serena: Queen of the odd in OZ.

Venus: Please follow suit and win Wimbledon again.
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