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Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

Let's face it....like everybody else, Venus was probably expecting to get family revenge on Justine in the final (for Serena's defeat).

Now that that isn't the case, some people think she'll let the standard of her game drop in the face of a player with a lesser reputation.

I don't see that happening. I've seen the laser-like look of determination Venus has been wearing since the 4th round. She wants this fourth Wimbledon title badly, and doesn't really care who she has to destroy to get it.

I think she'll come out, and play Bartoli as if she's the no.1 ranked player in the world. She'll do her best to hit her off the court. Venus herself has had too many down times, to suddenly get cocky and underestimate an opponent. If Bartoli can beat the world no.1 and get into a Wimbledon final, she's dangerous. Venus knows this,and will play her match as if she were facing Justine.
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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

bartoli plays like morigami...so Vee better watch out
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Venus is quite used to playinmg tough upcomers. There are always in her draw. She would be a fool to underrate Bartoli. You do not get to a Wimby final without having game!

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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

Justine managed to return Serena's serve much better than Marion's (not only here at Wim, but in Miami too). I know that Venus serve is a shotgun, but she has lower 1st serve percentage than Marion. This may be a factor.
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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

Yeah but Venus always has a hard time against people she hasnt played...so...I just hope she goes out there playing to Win..not making errors...Bartoli reminds me of Monica Seles just dont hit quite as hard.

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bartoli plays like morigami...so Vee better watch out
I don't think it really matters. The Venus who was playing Morigami was playing badly and playing her way into form and confidence. Unforced errors, shaky serves. She was a mess. She's currently a different player.

If Morigami faced the Venus who's been playing since the 4th round, I really wouldn't be surprised if Venus thrashed her 6-0, 6-1.
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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

I dont think that Venus will be..!!
she has been prepared for anything..!!!
she was prepared for Maria,
prepared for Kuznetsova
prepared for Ivanovic

y wouldnt she be prepared for this Final??

its the freakin final for crying out loud...
it would suck if she came out, only
with her serve as a weapon...
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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

I need to watch some Bartoli. It appears that her 1st & 2nd serves are the same. That's why she gets such a high percentage of 1st serves in. Venus should have some looks & should attack both 1st & 2nd serves!
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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

I think she will.
If you see a girl on the opposite side of the court who appears to be at least 170 pounds, it's instinctive to think their movement will be hindered.

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Justine managed to return Serena's serve much better than Marion's (not only here at Wim, but in Miami too). I know that Venus serve is a shotgun, but she has lower 1st serve percentage than Marion. This may be a factor.
what was marions?

coz at points today, venus was serving 80+% first serves in and by the end, it was around 75%
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i doubt she will...in all her interviews shes never acted like shes gonna win it and shes always saying shes taking it 1 match at a time...no matter who she plays, she wont underestimate them...i think she underestimated the first round person and she knows she wont do it twice...plus, shes probably seen marion play this week and plus, you dont beat JJ and JH nmber 1 and 2 in the WTA Race, without having something to bring to the table....
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what was marions?

coz at points today, venus was serving 80+% first serves in and by the end, it was around 75%
Venus = 74% 1st serve
Marion = 86% 1st serve
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Venus will win 6-3,6-2. She will run Marion side to side on a regular basis and those shots that went in today against Justine will be out tomorrow :
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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

i really hope that marion plays as good if not better tomorrow!!!
come on marion!!!

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Re: Venus won't underestimate Bartoli

I don't know,Venus is known for not doing her homework when playing the youngsters,but Bartoli is more known than Sesil when she beat Venus. Venus should be ok.
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