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Venus Draw - She's the 2 time defending champ, of COURSE her draw looks weak

1r Voegele - Haven't a clue
2r Lesser Bondarenko
3r Makarova, says instinct. Suarez Navarro, say Capital 'A' Art.
4r Stosur. But I want Artificial Intelligence
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Venus being Venus, she could lose any of those matches. And very few players win thee Wimbledons in a row. But, 2nd week, she's seeded to face Ivanovic, Jankovic and Safina. In 2009. On grass.

If Sharapova got that draw, Dawn Marie would be screaming.

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Re: Venus Draw - She's the 2 time defending champ, of COURSE her draw looks weak

You're obsessed with Venus
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You're obsessed with Venus
If you're just noticing that, you are very, VERY slow.

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Re: Venus Draw - She's the 2 time defending champ, of COURSE her draw looks weak

So...are you going to do these threads for every player in the draw or something?
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So...are you going to do these threads for every player in the draw or something?
Just the top four. Why?

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No reason.
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Re: Venus Draw - She's the 2 time defending champ, of COURSE her draw looks weak

You could at least do them all in one thread, no need to spam the entire board with 4 threads, and especially since 2 of the top 4 will most likely never win Wimbledon.

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Re: Venus Draw - She's the 2 time defending champ, of COURSE her draw looks weak

True, it isn't the toughest draw by a looong shot, but in recent years ('05, '07), Venus has done better at Wimbledon when she's faced tough, quality opponents that have forced her to be prepared and on her game. I was really surprised that she pulled through last year, because for most of the tournament it was more about Venus staying focused and doing what she needed to do, rather than battling through and becoming ominously sharper, thanks to most of the seeds falling so early...

I would actually have MUCH preferred that Venus met players like Maria and Kuz at some stage - players who could push her to find another level. I would have shrugged at a WS semi but wouldn't have bemoaned it. With the Serbs and Safina however, it is all too unpredictable. If the Serbs continue to slump, she could get past them only to then face an in-form opponent... But then again, they could just as easily face Venus on the other side of the net, take one look... and then suddenly remember that they *do* know how to play tennis after all and find their motivation.

Keep in mind that CSN and Li Na both have positive H2Hs with her - and on her day Li can spell danger for anyone. If I recall correctly, Dokic can play well on grass. Stosur's in good form and with a huge serve of her own and could do some damage if her return game continues to go awry. Jankovic was the last player to beat her on grass. And as you've said, we all know how flaky Venus can be when meeting young upstarts she's never played before. So true, it ain't a death draw but Venus often has a way of complicating (or screwing up) what *appears* to be a stroll in the green. I'm one fan who doesn't think that players benefit from cakewalk draws.
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.... Venus being Venus, she could lose any of those matches. And very few players win thee Wimbledons in a row. But, 2nd week, she's seeded to face Ivanovic, Jankovic and Safina. In 2009. On grass.

If Sharapova got that draw, Dawn Marie would be screaming.
that is what i was thinking.

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Let's just put it like this, there is Justine Bieber (I just threw up a little) who ... is hyped far beyond his talent.

Then you have Michael Jackson & that name speaks for itself, no hype needed at all.
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Re: Venus Draw - She's the 2 time defending champ, of COURSE her draw looks weak

Pretty easy draw, I'd say.

Barring a day where she cannot put the ball in the court, she should go very far.
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Venus's draw - FR

Just put her in the final already!

It's challenge round. Really.
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I just want to see her the 2nd saturday with the dish.

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If Sharapova got that draw, Dawn Marie would be screaming.
She already is.

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Venus sucks.
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