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Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-3

3 Sets to beat Scheepers?
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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

Rusty at times, but a win is a win.

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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

she was rusty and get lagged so I think we need to give her a bit of a break. I mean seriously what were people expecting for her first match She started to play really good tennis in parts of the 2nd and 3rd. She will only get better as the week goes on. Im just so happy she is still playing and was able to get the win.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

Dire footwork in the first set, standard up-and-down serving, UEs galore. She's fortunate Scheepers is a complete non-factor.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

Not V's best tennis by a long shot, but I'm pleased she could get through a 2 hour match in 100 degree heat. The second set and most of the third set were solid though.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

Win's a win Venus came out really flat, but her energy really picked up in the 2nd set. Led 4-0 in the 3rd and really let Chani back into the match, she really should've closed it out much earlier.

Anyway, I think Chani is a tough match for her first match back especially in the heat and I'm glad Venus was able to dig deep and got to hit plenty of balls.

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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

Backhand looking fantastic best it's looked in years. Forehand looking rusty and more inconsistent than it has in years.

Other than that a standard Venus struggle with herself, sun in her eyes, doubles, mental walkabouts and first match in months.

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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

The first set was predictably rusty. The forehand needs some major work, but the backhand was the shot of the day for her that won her the match. Great volleying too!

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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

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Decent tennis in the last two sets and some great vintage bhdtl
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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

I enjoyed this match.

Chanelle had a pretty solid 1st set as Venus was trying to find her range. Venus really started to come alive in the 2nd set. Some great serving at times and her net play was really good. 15/16 good stat. That third set Venus ran away, but her form started going off. Chanelle had some chances but got tight her self. All in all some nice stuff. Venus 44/44 winners to errors. Nice to see Venus less than 24hrs after arrival play some decent tennis. Good luck to John against Kevin.
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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

The forehand was dire but other than that, good match for her first time at Hopman.

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Re: Hopman Cup 2013 RR: Venus Williams [USA] def. Chanelle Scheepers [RSA] 4-6 6-2 6-

Vee just wanted to give everyone something to talk about.

She made it through and that is what counts.
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