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Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

If Elena beat Serena in the semis and faced Venus in the final. Could she have been Wimbledon champion?
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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

Probably not. It's a Grand Slam final, Venus owns their H2H. even though she played below standard, Venus would have won her eighth slam that day.

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Yes, definitely. An easy win for Elena.

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No Venus would won score be something like 7-5 6-4 Dementieva best chance was FO 2010
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I wish Elena would comeback one day through too win a slam
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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

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Probably not. It's a Grand Slam final, Venus owns their H2H. even though she played below standard, Venus would have won her eighth slam that day.
I agree with this. Venus was a tougher match-up for Elena than Serena was (9-3 and 7-5 respectively in H-2-H). Although, Serena beat Venus pretty easily in the final, and was in overall better form that tournament. We'll never know for sure though. This thread really needs a 'hard to say' option. I voted no, but would have voted for that were it there.
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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

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I agree with this. Venus was a tougher match-up for Elena than Serena was (9-3 and 7-5 respectively in H-2-H). Although, Serena beat Venus pretty easily in the final, and was in overall better form that tournament. We'll never know for sure though. This thread really needs a 'hard to say' option. I voted no, but would have voted for that were it there.
Venus was in much better form throughout that tournament until the final IMO. She played miles better than she did in her title runs in 07' & 08'. I just watched the Serena/Dementieva highlights last night, and was just asking myself this same question. I still think Vee would have gotten the edge, but I think it Would have been something like 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2.
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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

Definitely Venus. Despite being over-powered by Serena, she absolutely crushed Safina in the previous round and was moving well when required despite her strapping. With the head to head in Venus's favour, and the fact that Dementieva's mentality in a slam final would have been questionable at best, I think Venus would have taken it.

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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

I think Elena could have made a match of it in my opinion. She did push Venus in the second set of their semi in 08 and Elena would have been much better than she was in 08. I think if Elena was mentally there i actually think she could have beaten Venus, i might be crazy, but I do.
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i think there is a chance...she beat her in YEC in 2009, she is the underdog against Venus in Wimbledon for sure..so she may play her best... you never know about Lena through

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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

Lena would have gone up 6-0 5-0 40-0 and then choked it away

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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

She lost to Serena, no would or could.
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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

Nope. Once a choker, always a choker.
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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

I think she very much could. So I am going to say yes. She was play on par with a inform Serena and would of won the Semifinal match if she would of just hit into the open court on match point.

Venus was not playing all that great in the final and Serena totally wiped the court with her. So even though Serena is a better match up for Elena than Venus. I still think she was playing so great in that 2 weeks that I believe she would of worn like 75 64..

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Re: Would Dementieva have beaten Venus in the Wimbledon 09 final?

Goddess Lenochka would have won the Holy Grail of tennis.
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