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Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

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Crazy. Hopefully this year she will pick it up and bring it outside Wimbledon!
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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

so what?


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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

I think she has a great shot at USO or a summer hardcourt title.

No Henin
No Kim
No Davenport(in 2004-2005 form)

Those players are gone who had stopped her the last summers she's played. And Serena is a question mark. This could be a really huge summer for Venus. She just needs to step it up.

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so what?
It's just crazy how she can step it up there! I love the attitude that she has: no matter what her season is entering into Wimbledon, she knows she can win there.
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I think she has a great shot at USO or a summer hardcourt title.

No Henin
No Kim
No Davenport(in 2004-2005 form)

Those players are gone who had stopped her the last summers she's played. And Serena is a question mark. This could be a really huge summer for Venus. She just needs to step it up.
I think Ana, and Jelena as always, will be her main competition at the US Open. Ana because it's about time she has a US Open breakthrough, her game is beauty on hard courts, and Jelena just because they have such a great rivalry.
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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

Venus' US Open record speaks for itself so I expect her to do very well there as usual...and hopefully she or Serena can go all the way!

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I think Ana, and Jelena as always, will be her main competition at the US Open. Ana because it's about time she has a US Open breakthrough, her game is beauty on hard courts, and Jelena just because they have such a great rivalry.
I sorta agree except I think she'll have to watch out for Jelena(mainly), Maria and Serena. Despite her win at AO, Ana's game just does not match up well against Venus at all. If VEnus is playing well, she should continue to win in straight sets against Ivanovic on fast surfaces.

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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

She certainly needs a big title on some other surface to prove many (including me) that she can win them not only on grass

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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

Venus historically loses to most in-form player at the time at the USO -

2007 - Justine
2005 - Kim
2004 - Lindsay
2002 - Serena

So she should do well in NY, she's probably the favourite, unless Serena really shows some hot stuff in the lead-up.

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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

I think she'll win the USO - Only Serena can stop her

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She certainly needs a big title on some other surface to prove many (including me) that she can win them not only on grass
Somehow, I don't think she cares
to prove anything to anyone.

Uranium, I feel you.
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This could be a really huge summer for Venus. She just needs to step it up.
I agree.

The question though is: will she ?

She needs to stay fit as well.
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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

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Somehow, I don't think she cares
to prove anything to anyone.

Uranium, I feel you.
So what?
exactly does it matter?
She is still in the top 10 and still winning majors, does it matter if it's only at one slam...NO. Rock on Vee


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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

Most players would die for a statistic like this.

It really doesn't matter to me if Venus doesn't win another title until next year's Wimbledon.

She's won plenty of other titles in her career.

Why not just Wimbledon once a year? Not too shabby.
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Re: Venus: 3 of her last 5 titles have been at Wimbledon

she is winning the most prestigious tennis title without dropping a set...she doesnt need to prove anything else.
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