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What's Up With Venus' Performances?

After seeing her play amazing and destroy Sharapova in the finals of the Watson's Watergate challenge, Venus' performances have been mediocre to say the least. How can her level drop so much from week to week? What's up with her?

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Re: What's Up With Venus' Performances?

1. It's only been two tournaments

2. Hong Kong was an exhibition

3. Venus usually doesn't play so well around this time and I heard the conditions were bad.

4. Venus really didn't play so awesome in Hong Kong. The match wasn't that great.

and finally....
5. When was the last time Venus put together several weeks of consistent top level play?

I think you'll find your answer somewhere among there.

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1. It's only been two tournaments

2. Hong Kong was an exhibition

3. Venus usually doesn't play so well around this time and I heard the conditions were bad.

4. Venus really didn't play so awesome in Hong Kong. The match wasn't that great.

and finally....
5. When was the last time Venus put together several weeks of consistent top level play?

I think you'll find your answer somewhere among there.

but i also think no weave messes with her concentration
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Re: What's Up With Venus' Performances?

Please it hasn't even been a whole year since she WON Wimbledon. People are just quick to write her off after a few bad performances. But she comes back to prove all you guys wrong, just wait for it.

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Re: What's Up With Venus' Performances?

She went on a high between July-September last year but lost it half-way through Asia. That was the highest her confidence had been in five years. But all it takes is one bad or scratchy performance to destroy that confidence when you haven't had it in so long.
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Her wrists weren´t taped...maybe a strange feeling for her....
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yes, please grow some hair
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I'm just so tired of this bullshit

Stupid people saying ohh what's wrong with Venus?? Oh my God the Wimbledon Champion loosing so badly in a tournament!!! Oh my God what a disgrace and then when she satart winning all people are kissing her big black ass.

I'm tired of those fake people that call themselfs Venus' fans who say ohh Venus is so great and I love her and then they go damn bitch Im so ashamed of you loosing like that o my God I can't belive it, it just makes me sick.

Let's not forget the haters who loves Venus losses and I just can't believe how many of them come out of the closet when Venus had a lost. She's so famous.

I just wanted to do this because I thinks it's unfair when all this negative thread and all the bullshit came out when Venus didn't win a match but when another player didn't win
they go well it's ok she'll be back in the next tournament.
It's unfair. Venus isn't a bitch and when she doesn't play good you treat her like one. So muuch negative energy going around here

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well said.you completely read my mind.
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When you play physical power tennis, the consistency isn't there week to week to begin with. Venus game is go out and get the ball. She can handle the Sharapovas but the Sugiyamas of the world give her fits. She still hasn't figured out how to steamroll those players. She doesn't like to force errors in her opponents like lobs or variety shot placements which you have to do against lesser players. Venus wants to win the point outright with no help from noboby refs, umps, or tactics unless it is a major and she is down a break. That is why she is a great fighter but it works against her against lesser opponents.

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Re: What's Up With Venus' Performances?

I haven't seen her in Doha, but she didn't look good at the AO, but like others have said, this isn't her time of year, still she's planning on playing a lot in the coming weeks, so top 5 is right around the corner

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I'm just so tired of this bullshit

Stupid people saying ohh what's wrong with Venus?? Oh my God the Wimbledon Champion loosing so badly in a tournament!!! Oh my God what a disgrace and then when she satart winning all people are kissing her big black ass.

I'm tired of those fake people that call themselfs Venus' fans who say ohh Venus is so great and I love her and then they go damn bitch Im so ashamed of you loosing like that o my God I can't belive it, it just makes me sick.

Let's not forget the haters who loves Venus losses and I just can't believe how many of them come out of the closet when Venus had a lost. She's so famous.

I just wanted to do this because I thinks it's unfair when all this negative thread and all the bullshit came out when Venus didn't win a match but when another player didn't win
they go well it's ok she'll be back in the next tournament.
It's unfair. Venus isn't a bitch and when she doesn't play good you treat her like one. So muuch negative energy going around here
Really. Go in the other thread to have a pity party. This thread wasn't made out of malicious intent. She's been playing really scratchy and erratically so people are wondering what's up and we're here to give our reasoning.
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Re: What's Up With Venus' Performances?

They've got catfish on the table
They've got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis.

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Re: What's Up With Venus' Performances?

er(m).

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Venus is patchy, that is.
Too bad she couldn't do something this week as the big points are here but oh well, there will always be a faster court and a good day.

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well let's hope she can at least win Memphis

but then again Lindsay always brings her best for Venus
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