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Venus versus Henin WIMBLEDON!

This would be a really exciting match. I think that the grass would really favor Venus. Your thoughts?
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Venus needs to improve her second serve (which Henin will attack these days), her consistency, and maybe even her conditioning as she looked really pooped against Jankovic.
If Venus plays a good match, I favor her but it won't be a walk in the park no matter what. Henin took a set from 2001 Venus at Wimbledon. We all know that Venus is not as good as she was back then and Henin is much better.

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No it wouldn't. At this point Justine would win easily.
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If Venus played Henin the way she played Sharapova and Davenport back in 2005...it would be a easy 2 set winner..Venus was off the chain that year..I dont know where it came from...but she needs to find it again!

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Re: Venus versus Henin WIMBLEDON!

Venus is every bit as good and
better in certain departments
than she was.

It's all there, she just isn't as
consistent as she used to be.

Also, Venus has the mental edge on
Justine. Justine herself said it's hard
for her to play Venus because it's hard
to gauge Venus' morale because she is so
stoic on court.


Justine may be a better player than she was
but, Venus on grass is/was/and will always
be a force to be recknoed with!


They meet in Wimbledon, Venus will win.
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Re: Venus versus Henin WIMBLEDON!

If Venus plays her game she would demolish Justine on grass. Venus Williams can dominate every player at Wimbledon except for Serena and Lindsay.

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If Venus plays her game she would demolish Justine on grass. Venus Williams can dominate every player at Wimbledon except for Serena and Lindsay.
I agree that peak Vee would beat Henin on grass, but it would not be a beat-down. Venus was at her peak in '01 and Henin was no where near the level she is now and she was still able to take a set off Vee. What makes you think it would be any different now?

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Re: Venus versus Henin WIMBLEDON!

Venus would need to play as well as she did at Wimbledon 2005 to win.


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I agree that peak Vee would beat Henin on grass, but it would not be a beat-down. Venus was at her peak in '01 and Henin was no where near the level she is now and she was still able to take a set off Vee. What makes you think it would be any different now?
That was one match though
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Venus would need to play as well as she did at Wimbledon 2005 to win.
Problem is that Venus seems very low on confidence and if Henin win the FO she'll be in the total opposite state of mind.It would be good to see how these two play each other after all these years.
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That was one match though
Exactly. One match (6 years ago). So where do you get the evidence that Wimbledon would "really favor Venus" if her and Henin were to play there in 2007?

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I agree that peak Vee would beat Henin on grass, but it would not be a beat-down. Venus was at her peak in '01 and Henin was no where near the level she is now and she was still able to take a set off Vee. What makes you think it would be any different now?
I actually think Venus at Wimbledon 2005 played even better than she did in 2001. It probably wouldn't be a routine match but Venus would not have any scares. Venus actually played better in 2002 and 2003 at Wimbledon. So I don't think 2001 was her peak. She achieved a lot that year but she has played better matches after that. Venus would win something like 7-5,6-2 or 6-4,6-4. As good as Justine is she has showed that she can easily be beaten by someone with Venus' style on grass or hardcourts. Venus can do to Henin what Serena did to her at Wimbledon 2003, and what Sharapova did to her at the US Open last year. Take it to her, give her no time to set up, hit hard and flat and make her feel as uncomfortable as possible.

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Ugh guys this was peak Venus vs Justine @ wimbledon

Venus vs. JHH 2002 W SF 6-3 6-2
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Yeah and peak Hingis beat Venus 6-0 6-4.
What Justine and Venus were capable of in 2002 is totally different from what they are capable of now.

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That match actually slipped my mind. I forgot these two played twice at Wimbledon. That's an example of what would happen IF Venus played her game.

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