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Venus playing like the old Venus

She is playing tremendously well. If I were on her side of the draw (I'm looking at you Ivanovic, Justine and especially Serena), I would be practicing my ass off. She looks almost unstoppable right now against Bondarenko. I'm picking her as the USO winner. Both her backhand and forehand are looking very strong. She's coming into the net to finish off points. She's even slicing and approaching the net. I'm scared for the other players.

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Bondarenko isn't that impressive IMO.




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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

She has played really well against Bondarenko (from what I've been watching anyway) and will be a contender for sure. But I don't like to judge the top players until they get into the second week, as most cruise through.
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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

Venus looks like and is playing like a '07 Miami Serena. maybe even better.
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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

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Bondarenko isn't that impressive IMO.
Well Venus made her look bad

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Well Venus made her look bad
Bondarenko is just a top 30 player.




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Bondarenko isn't that impressive IMO.
John Weirtheim (sp?) called her a future top 10 player in his USO preview.

Venus did play great tennis.
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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

I'm sure Bondarenko is a fine player, but she's not nearly aggressive enough to trouble an in-form Venus. Ivanovic is a different story. Venus' serve is far more suspect on HC than it is on grass and I'm sure Ana is going to take advantage of Venus' second serve. And if Ana serves like I saw her serving today it's going to be a great match.

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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

I wish I had some coverage.....

Exciting 4th round match next, pity they had to draw each other so early...


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John Weirtheim (sp?) called her a future top 10 player in his USO preview.
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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

Venus hit some fantastic shots but i still think it wasn't her best tennis, she still has more gears to go, which is actually a promising thing for her.

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Re: Venus playing like the old Venus

Her attitude is alot better than it has been the past three years. She's not being so hard on herself and she's not getting down when she makes an error.
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I have to agree. She has really impressed me lately. She is back at the top of her game, and she is also my pick to win it all.
Not original, but I am predicting a Venus - Sharapova final.
I dont think Serena will get to the semis.

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Bondarenko is just a top 30 player.
Exactly, a top 30 player should be able to hold serve more than once during a match on a hardcourt.

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Good job Venus. One match at a time.
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