Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10. - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 26,391
                     
Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Do you agree?
GoDominique is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:02 AM
Senior Member
 
Mightymirza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,183
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

serens is still in top 10 right??

SANIA JUSTINE ELENAD

Martina Hingis Ana Ivanovic Myskina Safarova

When I have my goals set, I always attain them- Justine
Mightymirza is offline  
post #3 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Senior Member
 
VeeReeDavJCap81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 9,542
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

You really are digusting, you have nothing better to do than sit spew your venom about the Williams sisters. You probably would be a lot happier in your life if you didn't focus on being so negative all the time

Really, don't even look at me...
VeeReeDavJCap81 is offline  
 
post #4 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Senior Member
 
Wannabeknowitall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Posts: 17,274
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Oh hell no.
Did you see some of the volleys Kuzzie killed during her match against Radwanska.
They were awful.

"Everybody always said I didn't get that job because my wife is white. If you're not strong enough to look through that then you have the issue."
-Charlie Strong, assistant head coach of the Florida Gators

Black presidents of the US=1
Black head coaches in the SEC=0
Something needs to change.
Wannabeknowitall is offline  
post #5 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Senior Member
 
VeeReeDavJCap81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 9,542
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightymirza View Post
serens is still in top 10 right??
Yes, as well as Maria.

Really, don't even look at me...
VeeReeDavJCap81 is offline  
post #6 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:04 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 19,981
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

No. Stop starting dumb threads.




"I wish I were as aggressive and serious as those floors too!!" - GOAT Cynthia Zimmerman
cellophane is offline  
post #7 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:05 AM
Senior Member
 
40-0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,053
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Sharapova and Venus are tight there.
Venus has no confidence tho at net sad cause she has the best attributes to do so.
Sharapova doesnt have the hands... But can pull a lucky trick once in a while.


"People said, we weren't going to make it because we were from the 'hood. … People didn't believe in us because of where we came from." Venus Williams.

40-0 is offline  
post #8 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:05 AM
Senior Member
 
sfselesfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Nirvana
Posts: 5,916
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

I guess the fact that she's 70% at net for the tournament isn't a factor?

SF

My Feelings on the U.S. Democratic Primary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8lvc-azCXY
sfselesfan is offline  
post #9 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:08 AM
和平.
 
new-york's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,024
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Godomdom has a point though.

You usually finish the point at the net but during this AO, Venus' looked really bad.
Most of the time the opponent had a shot at reaching the ball.
Nice that she played conservatively to avoid an early upset but at the net, you kill.

to new beginnings.
***
new-york is offline  
post #10 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:13 AM
Rena's Army
 
BuTtErFrEnA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: "The Terror of Veerror"
Posts: 34,517
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

lol i can see the froth...lol

Raúl hasta siempre capitán ♥♥♥


I shall destroy the temple, and rebuild it in 3 days
BuTtErFrEnA is offline  
post #11 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:18 AM
Senior Member
 
DemWilliamsGulls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 4,839
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoDominique View Post
Do you agree?
Totally disagree lol....I think you are a little heated at her..because she didnt execute them right tonight. Venus actually is in the top 3 (Mauresmo, Venus, and Henin) Venus was off all tournament...too patchy..so she didnt excute her volleys like she normally does.

Venus and Serena ....Often imitated NEVER duplicated!!!!!!!
DemWilliamsGulls is offline  
post #12 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,623
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

a bait thread, I see ... Venus's volleys are not technically very sound, she gets away with them because of her incredible reach and stamina and also because most of them are easy put-aways anyway... said that, she still has one of the most effective volleys out there, her fierce groundstrokes allow her to come behind usually very good approach shots and the intimidating factor of having a quick 6 over footer player rushing the net make most opponents go for too much or nothing at all... we cannot forget that most players are not used to having a net rusher on the other side of the court, and passing shots are not a weapon they use or train often... as with most taller players, Venus has trouble with low dipping passing shots, especially when directed against her body, she does a better job when she has to reach out for the ball and stab the ball back over the net; also, as with most double-handed backhand players, the backhand volley is the harder shot, the wrist is not as firm like the forehanded one and the backswing bigger... she did miss a lot of high volleys tonight though, which is uncharacteristic...

I have seen a lot of fans on this board overrate their favorite player's volley skills anyway, very few players have quick hands and firm wrists to volley really well, Sugiyama, Hingis and Lisa Raymond being among them. TV commentators also do that, but that is part of their job, they always have to talk the match and the player up in order to make it more entertaining...
wayitis is offline  
post #13 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Cakeisgood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,462
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

Kuzzy is worse. But Vee isn't doing too hot either.

Maria Sharapova
Jelena Jankovic
| Kvitova | Wozniak | Azarenka | Marino | Dementieva (always) |

In love with Martha.
Cakeisgood is offline  
post #14 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 16,045
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

She's bad but maybe not the worst.A lot of top10 players suck at volleying too.
homogenius is offline  
post #15 of 71 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:36 AM
Senior Member
 
svetaisthebest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 22,837
                     
Re: Venus Williams. Worst volleyer in the Top 10.

at least Svetlana gets to net and plays some decent volleys unlike some other players

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claycourter View Post
Kuznetsova is probably the worst player in history to win more than one slam. Justine has 10 times more talent in her pinky than Sveta in her whole body. This match will be 2 routine sets.
svetaisthebest is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome