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Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

She is a great player who can win matches on clay.

But Golovin, for example, is ten times the clay-court player that Venus is.
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

Thats why Golovin made the French Open Final !
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

Thanks for posting the some what obvious
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

i disagree, she is not GREAT, but she is better than a lot of other players...

she obviously has things to work on though.

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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

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Thats why Golovin made the French Open Final !
and won Amelia Island, Charleston, Warsaw and Rome!
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

Why did I call this thread at the beginning of the second?
So predictable.


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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

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She is a great player who can win matches on clay.

But Golovin, for example, is ten times the clay-court player that Venus is.
Golovin is a great clay courter, but wouldnt beat a great Venus Williams on clay, or any surface for that matter.

Its a shame that Venus Williams isnt playing great tennis because she is losing matches like these that she should be winning.
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

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She is a great player who can win matches on clay.

But Golovin, for example, is ten times the clay-court player that Venus is.
I have watched this match from the second set and I think that in the past when Venus was a true force on clay , she knew how to slide in it , and today she couldn't. that drop volley that Golovin hit - old times Venus would have picked it up. still the way she has come back from 4-1 down to 4-3 reminded me of the great player she was- as the commentator said- just like an express train.
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

Yeah she's just won 7 clay titles, and has beaten Henin on clay.

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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

Venus was just mindlessly ball bashing the whole match. That isn't going to work on clay. Venus refuses to add more spin to her shots. And she doesn't use the angles of the court. She will never win the French. It just isn't in her.
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

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Golovin is a great clay courter, but wouldnt beat a great Venus Williams on clay, or any surface for that matter.

Its a shame that Venus Williams isnt playing great tennis because she is losing matches like these that she should be winning.
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Golovin is a great clay courter, but wouldnt beat a great Venus Williams on clay, or any surface for that matter.

Its a shame that Venus Williams isnt playing great tennis because she is losing matches like these that she should be winning.
Get over it.Tati won.The end.

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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

Well this match wasn't a great example of Venus' abilities on clay. If Venus wasn't a good clay court player she wouldn't have as many clay court titles and a Roland Garros final.

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venus should stop losing to nobodies,players with no track record of ever achieving anything.golovin is a non achiever and venus should stop doing this to her legacy.
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Re: Venus is NOT a great clay-court player.

It was a sloppy match from Venus. Tatiana is a natural clay court player. Just the way she hits her shots shows her clay abilities. She's not a hard hitter, a counterpuncher with accuracy and consistency. Even if she has not won a clay title, does not mean she is not better than Venus on clay. Venus is the all around better player, but clay is definitely her weakness. I was disappointed with the results and her play. It was not looking good at all when I came into the match at 0-2 first set. I hope Venus rests up and heals those blisters. I just wish Venus could get a good string of matches under her belt, esp. on clay so that she can get ready for the French.

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