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Is No.1 ranking Venus' goal?

I really doubt she wants to take over Serena as no.1. If she did, she should play more tournaments and shouldn't avoid to enter the same events her sister plays. I know it's difficult for them to play against each other but as long as they don't change the stance, I just find it difficult to see them seperate competitors, let alone the rivalry between them.
I personally wanna see them play more of the same events and face off against each other in non-slam events.
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It's every tennis players goal to be number one.

It's just that Serena has a vise-like grip on the ranking at the moment. She's definetely playing in a different level than Venus & her other rivals.

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But do you think any rivalry between the sisters is gonna ever build?
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It's tough to say. She has always maintained that the ranking HASN'T meant anything to her. It showed last year [as she had little effort in 4 matches against Serena]. I think this year, may be different. She has stated she will be #1 again, and she proved in Aussie she can beat Serena [I am a belief that Venus COULDN'T have beaten Serena in OZ. Why? She couldn't beat Serena, thus end her quest for history--consciously or subconsciously]
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I disagree tennisIlove09, Venus achieved the no.1 ranking by playing successive tournaments last year.

gogomagie, the rivalry is ON no matter how one-sided it is becoming. But gradually their matches are improving and this is a great sign.

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But I mean if Venus wants to close the gap between her n Serena, she should play more tournaments even taking the risk of playing her sister. I know Serena is in a dlfferent leauge by herself at the moment. but playing more tournament shouldnt hurt Venus' quest to the no.1 spot. Ummm..it seems more complicated than that..
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Basic: I don't think you want me to continue this conversation with you. Our views are too different.
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I disagree tennisIlove09, Venus achieved the no.1 ranking by playing successive tournaments last year.

gogomagie, the rivalry is ON no matter how one-sided it is becoming. But gradually their matches are improving and this is a great sign.
But as long as they continue to avoid entering the same tourments except the grand slams, their rivalry wont go as far as it could. I still dont think Venus sees Serena as someone to beat n neither does Serena if not less.
I just hardly see them separate competitors... for it seems the willams sisters are on the top rather Serena, no.1 and Venus no.2
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I believe even the past top two players didn't play many times against each other. In a year, how many times did Hingis & Davenport played against each other?

tennisIlove, my point is, Venus also wanted the the no.1 ranking (nobody dreamed of becoming the no.2 player in the world as Serena has stated), the reason why Venus played so many tournaments last year. She achieved the no.1 ranking even though she lost to Sandrine at the 2002 Dubai Open semifinals.

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I believe even the past top two players didn't play many times against each other. In a year, how many times did Hingis & Davenport played against each other?

tennisIlove, my point is, Venus also wanted the the no.1 ranking (nobody dreamed of becoming the no.2 player in the world as Serena has stated), the reason why Venus played so many tournaments last year. She achieved the no.1 ranking even though she lost to Sandrine at the 2002 Dubai Open semifinals.
I think she wanted it this time last year...but it was a part of a bigger plan
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As a former no.1, of course Venus wants badly to get it back; the reason why she's still competing. Right now, she's Serena's nearest rival.

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As a former no.1, of course Venus wants badly to get it back; the reason why she's still competing. Right now, she's Serena's nearest rival.
Yes, but if Venus *really* wanted the #1 ranking, the past year wouldn't have happened, IMO.
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hmmm...now that Venus wanted it badly, I know she won't achieve it this year.

Serena's just getting better and better and better.

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Basic: I don't think you want me to continue this conversation with you. Our views are too different.
I think this applies again
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LOL I'm not bothered, you'll be on my side after Serena completes her career Grandslam this year.

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