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WWW Rome Rnd 2: Venus Williams or Ekaterina Makarova

Hmmm this one going to be harder for venus if her serve improves from 28% she should win it...

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Re: WWW Rome Rnd 2: Venus Williams or Ekaterina Makarova

Makarova in 2 probably
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i want a venus-maria match up so please vee!

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The 1st serve percentage needs to improve, i'll go with venus, but i wouldn't be surprised if she lost

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i want a venus-maria match up so please vee!
She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.
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She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.
Ekats worse surface is clay she lost 1 and 1 to sharapova last year at rome...

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She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.
my bad, i thought (for some reason) this is going to be the 3rd round

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What I have seen from both in the 1st round Makarova should win comfortably. She ain´t afraid to beat a Williams either.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
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She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.


Hardly think it's a foregone conclusion she will lose to Stosur or Makarova, and she's hardly gunna tank when she needs the Olympics points

Will be tough if she serves like today, but if she gets it up to anywhere above 50% her ground game will be too good for Makarova.

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Re: WWW Rome Rnd 2: Venus Williams or Ekaterina Makarova

The anti-LOB conspiracy continues. Avi aside, I'll be pulling for the old lady (), but obviously I'll be okay with a win for the cute Russian chick.

Given the randomness of Ekat, Vee could pull it off if she plays a consistent game.

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Ekats worse surface is clay she lost 1 and 1 to sharapova last year at rome...
I remember that, but this surface won't do Vinas' serve any favors. And Ekat will have plenty of time to create those angles. Sharapova destroyed her last year.
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Hardly think it's a foregone conclusion she will lose to Stosur or Makarova, and she's hardly gunna tank when she needs the Olympics points

Will be tough if she serves like today, but if she gets it up to anywhere above 50% her ground game will be too good for Makarova.

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Venus in 2. She'll be more than ready.
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I remember that, but this surface won't do Vinas' serve any favors. And Ekat will have plenty of time to create those angles. Sharapova destroyed her last year.
Not to put a dampner but venus is a better mover than sharapova... I do not see her being able to hit angles everywhere plus venus is a better defender... but we shall see tomorrow.

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