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Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

I'm sorry but when I saw Venus' draw last week,
There were 5 players before the quarters who I thought had a chance of beating her (Bethanie, Sabine, Safarova, Szavay, or Cibulkova).

Typically I might see one for Venus.
At the Australian, she had none but lost to Saurez Navarro (who could have saw that coming).

I haven't seen a French Open draw this tough since Justine in 2005.

It's not the toughness that bothers me.

It's the lack of respect that the French Open organizers have shown Venus.

Switching courts for one thing when they knew that the possibility of Safarova/Venus going three sets was high which would mean it would not finish that day.

The liklihood of Venus playing on if Safarova did want to play on after 9pm? High.

The liklihood of Venus losing that match as she did last year to Flavia if that were to happen? High

Putting Venus in a position to choose between doubles with her sister or focusing fully on a very tough singles draw.

If Venus didn't lose to Szavay today, she would have lost to Cibulkova.
It's not her fault though.

Justine even when given a tough draw still got a lot better scheduling then this.

I'm rarely a fan of Venus like others on this board but today I've become a supporter.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

As if Venus was ever going to win Roland Garros
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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

and the excuses start lol. she played crap, she always throws in crap matches especialy on clay its nothing new, schedule had nothing to do with it.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

No. Shitty, shitty play = no slam for Vee,

GS's are tough. You have to win seven matches. She's a professional athlete. You gotta suck it up and get on with your job.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

dont blame the organisers. vee fucked this up for herself

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

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As if Venus was ever going to win Roland Garros
She has come way closer than most.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

Yes, of course...blame it on anyone but Venus, for playing like she was drunk or has never held a tennis racquet before. It was ALL her fault, get a grip!
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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

Last 2 years it was a 3rd round as well.
The first 2 slams of the year are just not for Venus.


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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

Actually it's the opposite.

Playing shit at RG = 6th Wimbledon title

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

I didn't even bother to read the first post, but could the OP or someone else tell me what happened in all the other years Venus played at FO and didn't win.mmm ?
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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

oh God

it's Venus on clay and it's just a match out of the 97098709M that she plays.
yes it's a tough draw but Venus has been blowing up cake walk draws as well so

she lots let's just move on.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

Venus sucked it up. It's us fans that can't. These are excuses! I honestly thought it was nuts that Vee and Serena were going to play dubs at the FO. I'm like why? Oh, I guess they want to play Fed Cup so I guess it's okay. But not at the expense of playing every friggin day, having long matches, etc. Yes another excuse from a Venus fan here. But it's hard when you expect sooo much from a player like Venus.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

The blame game beings. It's called luck of the draw and yes Venus's draw sucked. But wasn't she beaten by a better player? Venus was never going to win the French open clay would have to be worst surface.
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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

Excuses.

Venus played crap, it is as simple as that.

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Re: Very tough draw + French Open organizers idioticy= no slam for Vee

You can't blame the draw or the organizers. That was an absolute joke of a match Venus played today. Just error after, error, after error, after error. It was absolutely pathetic.

Then, she gets up 4-3, has a GP for 5-3, and just flops.

With all this being said, is it time for Wimbledon yet?
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