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Venus vs Serena Miami 1999 Highlights



It's so crazy how different their games are nowadays. For all the hate they (well, Venus) get for their technique today, it's just amazing how far they have come. They're both technically pretty good nowadays (Venus still has certain hitches but it's nowhere near as bad as certain posters like to make it out to be), and they have without a doubt become two of the most skilled and complete tennis players of this generation and others too - but back then they were simply pure, raw athletic talent. It's amazing.


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They were both such little toothpicks back then as well, Venus is about a stone heavier and Serena about 3.
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THIS was the moment where i fell in love with these two. Back then i didn't even know they were Sisters thanks for these highlights

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THIS was the moment where i fell in love with these two. Back then i didn't even know they were Sisters thanks for these highlights
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I love it.

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Re: Venus vs Serena Miami 1999 Highlights

Venus's backhand is still as ugly as hell.

Even then, Serena, less experienced and younger of the two clearly shows she is better than her sister.


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Re: Venus vs Serena Miami 1999 Highlights

I just love how they have progressed so much in their respective careers. It is amazing because watching them play in 2010 I can see a difference from 2008.
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i must be the only one who actually prefers this forehand (1999) over the new improved one ._.

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Venus's backhand is still as ugly as hell.

Even then, Serena, less experienced and younger of the two clearly shows she is better and her sister.
yeah and that's why she won the match. oh, NOT!

thanks for the trip down memory lane.

and that U.S. Open match was incredible. Serena refused to lose.

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It's easy to say this with hindsight, but from those highlights, you can tell that once Serena reined in her game, she would be the better player. "Straighter", more penetrating and accurate groundstrokes, compact swings, more aggressive point construction. Her errors and inexperience did her in in that match. She messed up easy shots, left herself open to the counterpunch occasionally.

In the video, all the creative energy was coming from Serena, especially in the third set. She was the one trying to make things happen, mixing it up, hitting hard, etc. Venus pretty much won by "pushing".

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I was in the crowd cheering Vee on. It was so sweet when she hoisted that trophy

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What a terrible choke from Vee... Terrible (8 set points T_T)
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Great highlights

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Venus's backhand is still as ugly as hell.

Even then, Serena, less experienced and younger of the two clearly shows she is better and her sister.
lol haters are such freaks

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This was such a great match! Let's hope the Miami final this year is half as good.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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It's easy to say this with hindsight, but from those highlights, you can tell that once Serena reined in her game, she would be the better player. "Straighter", more penetrating and accurate groundstrokes, compact swings, more aggressive point construction. Her errors and inexperience did her in in that match. She messed up easy shots, left herself open to the counterpunch occasionally.

In the video, all the creative energy was coming from Serena, especially in the third set. She was the one trying to make things happen, mixing it up, hitting hard, etc. Venus pretty much won by "pushing".
Venus wasn't pushing, Venus was counterpunching. It's hardly like Venus plays like that on a regular basis, in fact that was the right thing to do as Venus was the better player at the time and i'm sure Serena wanted more of Venus' spotlight and was going to go out there and try to bully her around. It's not always right to be aggressive and Venus was right to let Serena throw the kitchen sink at her.
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