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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2003, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Venus' Draw: Can you spell cakewalk?

I KNEW you could ....

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r1 Bye
r2 Serna / Asagoe - 

         I'm not familiar enough with 
         Asagoe's game, but you'd 
         expect Magui to win through.

r3 Mikaelian / Razzano / Gagliardi

         Mikaelian would at least let
         us see how far she is from 
         being an elite player.

r4 Maleeva   / Shaughnessy

         Now at least it's get's 
         interesting.  Maggie is
         the only player on tour who's
         played Venus at least three
         times who has a winning record 
         against her.  Won't help here.

It's supposed to get HARDER at this point.
So Venus' next two opponents are players
who CANNOT beat her. 

QF Capriati
SF Henin-Hardenne

Then, a Nightmare on Elm Street Part VI

FR Serena

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2003, 11:42 PM
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Looks good to me. Yet and still, I am a tad superstitious about picking Vee to easily go through a draw. I wouldn't mind seeing a Venus/Jen quarter though, with Venus reigning victorious ofcourse. Good luck Vee!!! Open up a designer bag of 'whup-azz' on the competition.

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i think everyone has a really really tough draw, but very few have an easier road ahead of them. i'm really liking this tournament already just by looking at the draw

Jelena Dokic.Vera Zvonareva.Tatiana Golovin.Mary Pierce.Monica Seles.Martina Hingis.Anna Kournikova


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I don't think her draw is easier to the Quarters than Kim's? Only one that is playing worth anything is Hantuchova and she really isn't a threat either.
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Don't Serena pull Davenport, clijsters, Alex and all the other top players...I mean Serena set herself up for the challenge when she said she wanted to go undefeated for the year.....well the tourney officials wanted to take her up on that challenge. Lets see if she fulfills this goal...that is a big goal and the year hasn't even gotten into full swing.......I hope she goes undefeated and wins even the year end championships.

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Venus should've just gotten a bye to the final

She's a combined 13-4 against those players
with none of the 4 losses coming on hardcourts
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Venus and Kim have easy draws...serena has a "tough" one...



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i meant seeded players to my knowledge btw
Serena does have a tough draw (if you can call it tough)
Monica/Lindsay, then Kim
I still say All-Williams final though
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2003, 11:49 PM
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Quote:
Now at least it's get's
interesting. Maggie is
the only player on tour who's
played Venus at least three
times who has a winning record
against her. Won't help here
You heard it here first, Maggie will NOT/CANNOT beat Venus on an outdoor hardcourt. All her wins over Vee have been on indoors.


YEAR Tournament Surface RD Player Score
10-30-1995 Oakland Indoor Carpet QF Magadalena Maleva 6-2 6-3
02-12-1998 Sydney Hardcourt QF Venus Williams 6-2 6-2
02-12-2001 Nice Indoor Carpet SF Magdalena Maleeva 7-6(8) 6-4
01-14-2002 Australian Open Hardcourt 16 Venus Williams 6-0 6-3
09-30-2002 Moscow Indoor Carpet 16 Magdalena Maleeva 2-6 6-1 7-6


Venus trails 2-3, but expect Maleeva to get a spanking this time out


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maleeva won't get bye Meg...who I would be more worried about than Maleeva...

Nothing is a cakewalk for Vee...she is too laid back in the early rounds for my taste...she never blows anyone off the court, so you always have to be a lil nervous for her. She gets up for the big matches, though...

Even though I would love to see her and Jen, I would love it more to see Myskina take down Jen

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Shit... Vee does have an easy road to the QF, and Jenny is the 2nd weakest player she would get in the QF. I like Maggie, but she's not playing well, and either way she has no chance of winning.

Kim has a breeze, too. Suarez, Anna Israel, Raymond... no fucking chance.

Dani and Dokic in the same quarter? The players in that section should be smiling. Great chance for Maria and Dechy.

Serena's draw is far from easy... yea, she should win because she's Goddess of all, but Lindsay in the QF isn't easy, and she has Kim in her half. Bovina, if playing well, can give her trouble too.
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no no I want a Venus and Jen quarterfinal...it's been sooooo long plus think about the QP

it's a pity Justine is on Venus's side, I wanted Kim also wish Monica was in Kim's quarter instead of Lindsay's.

I'm not underestimating anyone.. Good luck Venus.


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Angry Don't count your chickens...

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Originally Posted by bajangurl
guys i'm not THAT superstitious but lets not put the 'jinx' on Vee

back in the day, i would say Serena has a tough draw too but now....but you're right- it is 'tougher' than Vee's & Kim's on paper...i can't wait for this to start..shit i will get no work done for the next 2 weeks again...



I'm as confident as anyone is Venus' ability but lets celebrate the wins; not just take them for granted.

No one is promised victory against anyone...

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I just hope venus is happy and makes it to the finals and even win if she is not playing anyone named Serena.

I can spell cake walk by the way....but that is not a cakewalk. I imagine that no player has a cakewalk here. Well unless walkover shows up and we never know when she shows up......so until she shows up I consider this to be challenging to any player named williams.

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i agree with bk4ever

venus is like that ace pitcher who sometimes struggles in the early innings but only gets stronger as the game wears on.

jennifer versus venus should be fun though.
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