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Venus vs. Farina Elia; Will This Be Another Struggle For Venus?

On paper, Venus should win this match in straight sets, since she has a 7-0 record against Silvia and has only dropped one set in those victories. But Venus has struggled in both of her matchs and she was awful in her second round match. She will have to clean up her unforced erorors and work on her first serve (though is wasn't as bad as it wan in her first round match) if she wants to win in striaght sets. However, if she plays tomorrow like she played on Thursday, she may find herself going home and falling to number four (at least) in the rankings.

Personally, I think being ranked number three is bothering Venus because she believes she is better than nubmer three (which she is, but so far, not this year) and she really wants to prove to her critics and to the other players that she still is a force to be reckoned with and hopefully that fighting spirit (and a cleaner match) will lift her into the fourth round,, which I think she will advance to.
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Let's hope so.
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Venus Williams (USA) leads 8:0
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) vs. Venus Williams (USA)
1997-10-27 Moscow Indoor Carpet R16 Venus Williams (USA) 6-4 6-0
1998-03-02 Indian Wells Hardcourt R32 Venus Williams (USA) 6-3 6-4
1998-03-16 Key Biscayne Hardcourt QF Venus Williams (USA) 6-1 6-2
1998-10-05 Filderstadt Indoor Hardcourt R32 Venus Williams (USA) 6-2 4-6 6-3
1999-07-24 Fed Cup (WG-SF) ITA vs. USA Clay RR Venus Williams (USA) 6-1 6-1
2001-04-30 Hamburg Clay QF Venus Williams (USA) 6-1 6-1
2002-02-04 Paris Indoor Hardcourt QF Venus Williams (USA) 6-2 6-1
2002-02-11 Antwerp Indoor Hardcourt QF Venus Williams (USA) 6-3 0-1 ret

With such a commanding h2h, I feel Vee will pull it out but if she sticks to her current form, she will struggle and Silvia will capitalize on her errors for a few games. The score won't be 6-1, 6-1 but more like 6-3, 6-2 which is still a cakewalk.

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GO SILVIA!!! GO SILVIA!!!

PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ surprise us!!!


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Good luck Silvia
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Looking forward to tape this one.
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I cant actually see Silvia winning this one, unless Venus is in a bad way. Okay I know dropping sets to players outside the top 100 is something we usually leave to Anna K but Venus is a totally diffrent kettle of fish.

Silvia is in form, but she has to get over the mental hurdle of never beating Venus. Then she can move forward.

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If Venus plays well she will win in straight sets. If she plays like she did against Evie she will still win, but maybe in three sets. Her first real test will be against Vera. I can see her losing that match if she keeps up this kind of form.
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Venus will win this encounter.

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There s no doubt Venus will win. In fact I think she will show a much better tennis than expected.

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I think Venus will win in 2
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I think Venus will win in 2
Venus will win this match in any occassion.

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Good Luck Silvia But Venus will win, even if it is a struggle!
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Good Luck Silvia But Venus will win, even if it is a struggle!
u can say that again....venus loves to struggle.

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Venus will win and I think she'll be more focused than in her previous match ( it's like a gradual warm-up ).
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