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Say what you want about the Williams sisters

But they have a knack for making people, commmentators, haters, look like fools.

Exhibit A: Serena. At the beginning of the year...everybody was calling her washed up, a has been, all kinda letters were written..so what does she do? Win the Oz open, destroying media-darling Maria Sharapova in the final, despite starting the event ranked no.81!

Exhibit B: Venus. Washed up, can't beat top players anymore. What does she do? Breaks her OWN record for lowest-seed to win Wimbledon, beating three top 10-ers ( including a trashing of Maria Sharapova AGAIN!)..doesn't drop a set in the last 4 matches and only lost serve twice!!

Wow!!

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Which commentators this year said Venus can't win Wimbledon?




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Re: Say what you want about the Williams sisters

The favourite at the start was Justine, a lil Serena, maybe Momo and Maria..

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everyone just said dont count her out so they weren't eating crow by the end
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The favourite at the start was Justine, a lil Serena, maybe Momo and Maria..
I don't recall commentators saying that Venus won't have a chance though.




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But they have a knack for making people, commmentators, haters, look like fools.

Exhibit A: Serena. At the beginning of the year...everybody was calling her washed up, a has been, all kinda letters were written..so what does she do? Win the Oz open, destroying media-darling Maria Sharapova in the final, despite starting the event ranked no.81!

Exhibit B: Venus. Washed up, can't beat top players anymore. What does she do? Breaks her OWN record for lowest-seed to win Wimbledon, beating three top 10-ers ( including a trashing of Maria Sharapova AGAIN!)..doesn't drop a set in the last 4 matches and only lost serve twice!!

Wow!!
A TON of posters made some of the worst statements on here about her as well. Even many of her fans gave up on her. But in true Venus fashion, she AGAIN rips the heart out of the haters and naysayers.

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seriously they have knack of proving people wrong. This is the 3rd or 4th slam they've won that they were not supposed to win.
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just amazing...go girls!

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I don't recall commentators saying that Venus won't have a chance though.
depends on what type of "commentators" you're talking about. more than a few in the print media declared Venus slam days done.

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people saw MaSha in her draw in the 4th rd and immediately said....no way she can get past her...last time I had checked...when playing on grass and at her best MaSha was trounced by Venus...this goes to show...once more...that they are the best when their games are on...

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The favourite at the start was Justine, a lil Serena, maybe Momo and Maria..
The did actually put Venus in there if you were watching properly I have recorded it on DVD!

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people saw MaSha in her draw in the 4th rd and immediately said....no way she can get past her...last time I had checked...when playing on grass and at her best MaSha was trounced by Venus...this goes to show...once more...that they are the best when their games are on...
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The did actually put Venus in there if you were watching properly I have recorded it on DVD!
again, dunno who "they" are ...

bookies, who have absolutely no reason for bias, viewing the issue strictly from a $ perspective, had Vee as a 100-1 underdog during this tourney.

don't blame 'em & surely don't wanna be 'em today.

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Venus was definitely in the mix. I never heard anyone say that Venus wouldn't win! Everyone said that they draw was wide open and they did throw her in the mix.
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But they have a knack for making people, commmentators, haters, look like fools.

Exhibit A: Serena. At the beginning of the year...everybody was calling her washed up, a has been, all kinda letters were written..so what does she do? Win the Oz open, destroying media-darling Maria Sharapova in the final, despite starting the event ranked no.81!

Exhibit B: Venus. Washed up, can't beat top players anymore. What does she do? Breaks her OWN record for lowest-seed to win Wimbledon, beating three top 10-ers ( including a trashing of Maria Sharapova AGAIN!)..doesn't drop a set in the last 4 matches and only lost serve twice!!

Wow!!


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