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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2002, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Will Venus Be Devastated?

Yes, devastated.

Think about the implications of a loss to her nearest rival on Saturday. She will be denied the historic triple crown at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. Her Slam cabinet, while still bulging, will lack the variety of her sister's.

She will continue her losing streak against a player she used to toy around with. Key Biscayne was a regular trashing. Roland Garros was an improvement, but she still didn't make it to set number 3.

And then we have the mathematics. The rankings will see Serena Williams surging ahead with an 800 point lead - despite having played two tournaments less. A marked sign of superiority

And a clear signal that perhaps we should we be talking more about Serena domination than Williams domination. Sure, Venus would still be way ahead of the remaining pack. But we can hardly place her on the same pedestal as Serena. If she loses the final.

Of course, Venus Williams is too level-headed to be devastated - even if Serena blows her off court tomorrow. But when you analyze their rivalry and its current trend, she would have reason to be.

Comfort, in the shape of her main adversary, is near, though. And that's the silver lining.
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No way to deny it: Serena Domination is on.

And Venus did look devastated. Or should I say dejected. Sure, that's to be expected from someone who has just lost a Slam final. She recovered quickly, though. And handled the awards ceremony with grace and jocularity.

But when she gets back home and calmly reflects on her European summer tour, it must enter her mind if this it what will await her in the years to come.

An almost insurmountable challenge in the shape of her sister.
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Well the hardcourt season is coming up....

so I expect Venus to be better. She is clearly the best on fast hardcourts. IMO even against Serena.

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Serena has an advantage because she plays Venus no differently from the other top players. Venus came very close to returning in kind today. Unfortunately, she fell short.

I could see the devastation in Venus face after the loss. I shared her pain, believe you me.

Venus and Serena are sitting on top of the WORLD

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Yes, but the same was said about grass, wasn't it? And we have to remember that New York is where Serena had her career breakthrough.
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Yea, but IMO Serena to me has always looked like a better grass court player than Venus.

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Another interesting post. The results dictate that Venus/Jenn are pretty even over the past 52 weeks. Serena has two slams, a tour championship and 3 tier 1's. Venus and Jenn have a slam each, not much else. Serena is clearly a cut above. This really is SERENA domination, Venus has just been fortunate to be on the other side of the draw to her at RG and Wimby. Venus and the rest of the pack have alot of catching up to do, if Serena can sustain this level...
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Venus looked devastated... I felt real bad about it...

But some one has to lose... so that kind of puts things into perspective...

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i really hope venus wins us open.

i dont want her to go slamless this year

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Daniel_Forever what? Serena grass court player?
No way.

Grass court is more Venus' style. Serena plays on backline, which means she does better on hardcourts. Venus does the exactly thing, but she also likes to go at net, and makes her a better grass player.


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Daniel_Forever what? Serena grass court player?
No way.

Grass court is more Venus' style. Serena plays on backline, which means she does better on hardcourts. Venus does the exactly thing, but she also likes to go at net, and makes her a better grass player.
I guess, but its just that serve of Serena's it looks so beutiful to me on grass, lol

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I don't thing Venus looked that bad. She was dissapointed with her game today, but she looked very happy for Serena later.

She is a candy. So nice and classy

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Yeah I think Venus was disappointed but not devestated. USOpen 99, Venus was devestated. She has grown up since then and can put things in better perspective.
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Thanks for this thread, guys

i have been feeling so upset for Venus but your analysis puts things into perspective.





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Another interesting post. The results dictate that Venus/Jenn are pretty even over the past 52 weeks. Serena has two slams, a tour championship and 3 tier 1's. Venus and Jenn have a slam each, not much else. Serena is clearly a cut above. This really is SERENA domination, Venus has just been fortunate to be on the other side of the draw to her at RG and Wimby. Venus and the rest of the pack have alot of catching up to do, if Serena can sustain this level...
interesting comparison! especially when you factor in that both Venus and Jen are being dominated by the same person -- Serena! Serena has combined power and placement to become an unstoppable player. it's truly awesome to watch. i wonder if Jen and Venus will discuss strategy (in the way that Hingis and Davenport were rumored to have done) on how to beat Serena?
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