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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2009, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Will Venus win the US Open again?

Venus has only won two Opens, the last coming way back in 2001, but it has to be noted that she only loses to class players in Flushing. Just look at her record; it does all the talking:

1997: F (Hingis)
1998: SF (Davenport)
1999: SF (Hingis)
2000: W
2001: W
2002: F (Serena)
2003: DNP
2004: R16 (Davenport) --- unlucky draw that year
2005: QF (Clijsters)
2006: DNP
2007: SF (Henin)
2008: QF (Serena)

Thus, she has played 10 Opens in her career. In those 10 tries, she has won twice, made two more finals, and made three more semifinals. She has lost before the quarterfinals just once. She has lost to the eventual champion in 6 of her 8 losses there. Every player she has lost to is a Grand Slam champion and former world #1.

To me, it seems like destiny. She has to hold that USO trophy above her head at least one more time in her career. If not, it's a big disappointment. She's been unlucky in many of her losses but simply hasn't played the big points as well as necessary - I'm thinking especially about her QF this year against Serena and her QF in 2005 against Clijsters. But one day it will all click for her again, I believe.
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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

I think she can do it again. Time will tell.
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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

yes. perhaps in 2009!
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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

I think there's a good chance. The unfortunate thing is that she always plays the in-form player and always gives them their toughest match.
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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

im the only one who vote for no so far

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She should be able to do it again, she plays so well there!

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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

Yeah I think she'll get another one. Has she played a normal hardcourt season though since 2003? I think there's always been something that's stopped her from performing normally. 2004 was an injury, 2005 she was sick, 06 couldn't play at all, 07 i think she played fed cup and one event where she lost to anna, and then last year everyone was thrown off with olympics. Maybe it's why she hasn't been able to maintain a high high level to win it again.

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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

She has never lost to a player outside the top 4 at the USO, and she has always done great at the USO, she has a great chance to take that extra step once again, if she is fit and motivated.
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She always loses to the player in the best form that summer and has lost to the eventual champ every year except 1999 and 2004. I think she has a great shot of winning it again.
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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

There is nothing 'only' about winning it 2 times.

Despite not winning it, Venus has one of the better USO records from 2002-2008. And overall has one of the best records from active players. She always seems to find form there but in recent years has just run into better players. As long as she is healthy and keeps playing well in NY she will always be in with a chance.
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She could. But she won't


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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

Can she? Yeah. She's got a great record there and her game is really effective on fast surfaces.

Will she? If she plays like she did at the YEC, and can maintain that for 2 more matches (which we will never know).

She hasn't been to the finals of a HC major since the 2003 Aussie Open, and for someone who's game is so effective on a surface like hardcourts, it's a little curious that she hasn't been able to put together at least 6 wins at a HC major in 5 years.

What does Venus need to do to get back to the finals of (and eventually win) the US Open? No one knows like she does, but in some of those matches that she lost, she either lead, or had chances and didn't take them. She's got to get better at closing out matches. On grass she has a RIDICULOUS advantage over everyone else (except Serena, and to a lesser extent, Maria) because she's so comfortable on the surface, but on hard, it's a neutral surface, so her advantage is in name and pedigree only.

It's ridiculous to say that a player like Venus Williams won't win another US Open, but if she does, it won't be as easy as it was when she won her 2000-2001 titles.

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If she remains healthy, there is no doubt in my mind.

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Re: Will Venus win the US Open again?

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I think there's a good chance. The unfortunate thing is that she always plays the in-form player and always gives them their toughest match.
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