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2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

... tonight on the Tennis Channel. Was it a good match? I can't remember anymore. I do remember some Serena-Amelie semis from 2002 or 2003 that were very good, but not Venus- Amelie.
Is it worth staying up and watching?
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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

I remember the match. It was close and hard fought. As I recall Venus squeaked out a win.

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ugh i remember all the errors. the end of the 2nd was drama filled (blisters from venus etc) and the end of the 3rd set started to build drama but the world serve and venus don't usually go together. but she came through

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The seminal moment of the match: Venus serving for it at 5-4, 0-40 in the third. Bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb. Reminiscent of her 4th round match that year. Why can't she serve like that anymore?

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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

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The seminal moment of the match: Venus serving for it at 5-4, 0-40 in the third. Bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb. Reminiscent of her 4th round match that year. Why can't she serve like that anymore?
GOAT Rubin who defeated Serena in LA 2002 almost beat her here (7-5 in the third), shame she didn´t...

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GOAT Rubin who defeated Serena in LA 2002 almost beat her here (7-5 in the third), shame she didn´t...

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She probably would have laid down for Seles in the QF anyway.

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The seminal moment of the match: Venus serving for it at 5-4, 0-40 in the third. Bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb. Reminiscent of her 4th round match that year. Why can't she serve like that anymore?
I guess a lot happens in 8 years.
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I was in the barbershop watching that match. One of the barbers asked if Amelie was from America too. I told him that Amelie was French. I asked him why he would ask. He said because the crowd cheered louder for Amelie than it did for Venus.

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I was in the barbershop watching that match. One of the barbers asked if Amelie was from America too. I told him that Amelie was French. I asked him why he would ask. He said because the crowd cheered louder for Amelie than it did for Venus.

That's one reason I'm glad Venus didn't always break her neck for Fed Cup.
Yep, I remember this ... It was all me & my best friend talked about after this match. The crowd was so for Amelie ... And it's not about the underdog because they would have cheered wildly for Capriati had it been her against Amelie.
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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

So far (end of first set) the crowd is cheering more for Venus than Amelie.
Amelie gets nice hands after clear winners, but so does Venus- even more so.
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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

I remembe that as easily the nost disgraceful match in a long time. the crowd was plain hideous, even Navritalova had to remind people that serena and venus are american. What made it worse was around the time of the first anniversary of 9/11, Venus was dressed in American flag colours( looked more like the british one though- but the effect was there). It was a real shame! Thank God a williams claimed the title!

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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

Venus was a bad bitch back then lmao.

You don't close your eyes, even for a milli-second,
when Serena is backed into a corner and looking to bust out.
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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

Entertaining match. Amelie played pretty aggressively, what a pity she had to wait 4 more years to shine on the big stage.
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Yep, I remember this ... It was all me & my best friend talked about after this match. The crowd was so for Amelie ... And it's not about the underdog because they would have cheered wildly for Capriati had it been her against Amelie.
That match up happened either in the 4R or the QFs I think.

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Re: 2002 USO semi Venus- Amelie

I loved that outfit Venus had on, but her hair was a mess

Really, don't even look at me...
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