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Vivi/Paola proved themselves

Yes, they lost.

No, the score wasn't 1-6 1-6.

They played a much better *doubles* match than the Williams sisters did, in the end they were just overpowered.

Maybe next time people won't be so dismissive of their talent.


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I don't think anyone was dismissing their talent. I really felt that given the surface that the sisters "could" overpower them. Why dismiss a team who lost a close match to the sisters at Wimby. Paola and Vivi played really good positions and prevented serena and venus from ovepowering them for most of the match.

Lets not start anything...just say congrats to both teams and move on.

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BK, a lot of people were dismissing their talent.


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Who dismissed V & P? They obviously played very well. I think, however, that they'll still receive some flack because they complained about the seeding without being able to back it up.

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Vivi didn't complain. Why do people keep saying that?

Ruano Pascual and partner Paola Suarez of Argentina are only seeded No.2 at Australian Open 2003, despite being the highest-ranked doubles pair in the world, but she doesn't think there as anything wrong with the Williams sisters receiving the top seeding at the event.

"If the tournament (officials) put them at number one I understand that," she said.


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Paola & Vivi won 2 Slams last year, they feel very good together and they are N#1.
The sisters play good in singles but they don't play very well the doubles, they just hit everything they reach. And that's enough to win.

I am happy cos' Paola & Vivi reached their first OZ final, and of course I am happy Serena & Venus won it.

The thing is Paola & Vivi are the best doubles team in the world and Serena & Venus are the best players in the world.

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Who dismissed V & P? They obviously played very well. I think, however, that they'll still receive some flack because they complained about the seeding without being able to back it up.
As I said before, the seeding thing is not fair, but that's something not really important here. Paola and Vivi showed they can play at the highest level together.

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I didn't want to go there, but since you did BR....Venus and Serena would the favorite without regard to seed. Imagine the flack if they met unseeded Venus/Serena in the first round.
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I may be wrong, but I think one of them complained about it. At any rate, they showed why they're #1 in the world. They play like Siamese twins -- they're so connected. I also like how much they were smiling and high-fiving.

I'm happy it was somewhat close.

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The better players beat the better team. It was close though and could have gone either way.

P and V should have been seeded one, but thats an issue they should take up with the tournament not V and S.

Also that crap about being overpowered is just that, crap. Did you not see the lobs and volleys that P and V used to counter the power? They were outplayed in the end by the top two players in the world. Period.

Good match from both. I knew they were a great team but its good see P and V back it up with a great run and almost win. I'm sure they will be number one for the French.
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Hello? This thread is NOT about Venus and Serena.

All I'm doing is congratulating Vivi and Paola.


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Oz is to blame becasue they totally dismissed Paola and Vivi. If they were two Australian doubles players who won the same amount that P and V won they would have seeded them #1.

THIS IS THE REAL PROBLEM.

p.s. Kylie was watching them play doubles!! I bet she likes V@S in action!! Go Kylie!! whooooo hooo.

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I didn't want to go there, but since you did BR....Venus and Serena would the favorite without regard to seed. Imagine the flack if they met unseeded Venus/Serena in the first round.
You know the media and we the board will want to say something about it. So don't lay it on me, Uxobi. I think Mary Jo said something to the effect that she wouldn't have complained. Oh well, V & P should keep their heads up high tonight. They'll keep their rank.

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Hello this thread is about the doubles match.. hello? Anyone there? lol

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