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How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

No wonder she's never won one. She comes into it without proper match-fitness. She should come to the ASB Classic in New Zealand held in January to get some matches under her belt (I'd love to see her there).
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

She plays Honkong exo. Its kind of like a place for her to try out new things.

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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

The randomest thread ever.
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

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She plays Hopman cup. Its kind of like a place for her to try out new things.
Hong Kong Exo. Where she generally does well, but it does not similate match conditions. There is really no pressure, she swings freely.

Then she gets to Melbourne and she is not match tough and generally hasn't played in match conditions in months. This past year she actually played in the fall through the end of the year championship, so

Time for her to reconsider her approach. Hell, she's got nothing to lose after a 2nd round exit.
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

I agree Venus should forget about that stupid exhibition in Hong Kong

She should go earlier to Australia and play Brisbane (Sydney is for Serena)
She needs to change something in her AO routine

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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

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She plays Hopman cup. Its kind of like a place for her to try out new things.
Serena usually plays Hopman Cup.

This year Venus played China Exo.
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

Because she's a glutton for punishment
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

Let's not overshadow IW week by WS threads.

Give IW it time its weeks in the sun . cough-cough
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

She won the Gold Coast title one year


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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

These are tough economic times. I say, play Hong Kong, win, and collect the cash. Venus is a pro and has been playing in Australia for years. If she is match fit from Hong Kong, she should be able to get adjusted to the surface when she arrives. She has her own routine for prepping for slams

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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

Wrong timing
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topic not researched enought
cuz she does play a warm-up tournament!!

grade: F-!!!
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She won the Gold Coast title one year
then Reached
the AO final the same year!!
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

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topic not researched enought
cuz she does play a warm-up tournament!!

grade: F-!!!
I looked at her playing activity on WTA tour website, and the Australian Open is listed as her first tournament the years I looked at apart from one year where she didn't play it. Anyway like others have said, an Exo tournament isn't really the same.
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Re: How come Venus never plays a warm-up tournament before Australian Open?

WS win/lose by actually being WS themselves. I never feel some "if" may do them good(or do them bad)in any way.
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