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Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

For me, is Serena, because her game is more solid than Venus and her second serve is the best, but Venus has better volleys... but Serena is a little better!
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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

For the majority of their careers, I'd say Venus was the better player. At their peaks, or almost peaks, it's been Serena.

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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

Venus is the better tennis player because she's more devoted to the sport. Serena had so much talent, and very possibly could have been the Court or Navratilova of the 2000's if she'd just dedicated herself to the sport completely instead of her 'acting' career and clothing and whatever else comes with it. I don't think Venus devotes herself entirely either, but moreso than Serena.

I can't stand athletes that have the potential to be great and waste there talent. Sadly the William sisters have joined Ian 'model/actor' Thorpe in that category, atleast to me anyway.
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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

I think its even and comes down to motivation so Venus

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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

One has 6 Slams (4 of them Wimbledon). The other has 8 Slams (including the Grand Slam).

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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

If I take Elena out of the picture, Venus is my favorite or second favorite player ever. I love her to absolute pieces. Very few athletes in general have made me feel the wide gamut of emotions she has. But there's no doubt I think Serena is a much better player than she is. When it comes to technique, timing, ballstriking, and mental fortitude Serena is the better player, I think. Venus isn't a slouch or anything, but Serena's reached the very highest level of tennis. Venus has come close, but just didn't quite cross that border, I don't think.

Everything Venus does, Serena does better. But it's weird, on a consistent basis, Venus has been the better player/had better results for much of their careers, like Geisha said. But Serena's little two/three year spell is enough for me.
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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

Venus has 36 titles, 6 slams and gold medal
Serena has 288 slams and Serena Slam
Venus plays more, more committed, but Serena can go into a tourny underdog and win like Venus.
this was tough, but Venus. Serena's commitment/unjuries make her play less.


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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

When Venus is on, at Wimbledon, no one can stop her. Not even Serena. Serena doesn't go into the error, erratic messes Venus does. Serena can turn cut-throat in one minute. Venus, it seems, still doesn't know what cut-throat is. Venus has brought consistency into her game while Serena shows up every day and hopes for something to happen.

Legacy wise? Still Serena. Currently? Venus Williams.
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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

I think both are more or less equal. Athough Serena has more power on her shots, Venus' movility is awesome.

I personally prefer Serena. Most likely because her attitude on court.

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One has 6 Slams (4 of them Wimbledon). The other has 8 Slams (including the Grand Slam).

Take your pick
If I could have four of any one particular slam, I'd rather it be Wimbledon. I think most would agree.

I love how having four Wimbledon titles out of six slams is such a bad thing. Not saying you're saying that, I guess, but it's always pointed out as a negative on Venus' behalf. She'll probably never win another slam outside Wimbledon but like that's such a bad thing.
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I think it's Serena
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uuuuummm Serena
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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

Career-wise? Serena hands-down

Right now? Venus

By the end of their careers? If I make a bold prediction, it's Venus. She still has the fire and commitment to add 2-5 more slams and I'm not exaggerating. If Henin slips, US Open could be Venus's for the taking. Give Venus the confidence at other slams again and she will be a powerful force.

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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

I think they're pretty much even in terms of ability. Venus has had the more even career in that she's consistently shown up and been better, but like someone else said Serena's peak has been better, I don't know if I 'd say necessarily in terms of tennis, but in achievements. There head to head I think is interesting because i believe it's even (if you take out the indian wells walkover) If they both play their absolute best, Serena probably edges Vee just barely, if only because I still think venus still has that awww my little sister thing when it comes to closing her out, at the same time though I think Serena has to play peak tennis to beat venus, anything less than that and Venus wins.

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Re: Who is the better player: Venus Williams or Serena?

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Career-wise? Serena hands-down

Right now? Venus

By the end of their careers? If I make a bold prediction, it's Venus. She still has the fire and commitment to add 2-5 more slams and I'm not exaggerating. If Henin slips, US Open could be Venus's for the taking. Give Venus the confidence at other slams again and she will be a powerful force.
Agree with your statement in total. I voted Venus, not based on total career, but career so far. I think Venus has the total game, and her commitment seems enough to drive her further. In the end, I think Venus will out shine Serena.

They are both great players - complete in their games. But I have always thougt that Venus could do more. Maybe now is her time, as I wonder if Serena is past her prime.
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