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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Does Vera have any chance against Venus?

These two have never played before, and Venus's fitness coming into the tournament has been suspect. However, she plowed through Silvia pretty convincingly.

What are your takes on the match?

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 04:18 AM
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the way they played today (vs. Farina and Sanchez-Lorenzo), no...

Vera has committed lots of ue, more than Venus, which means there is no way she can win (Venus will hit more winners, I'm sure). Besides, Vera's 1st serve average speed was 134kmh, 2nd - 114kmh.... Venus will kill that serve. (compare with Farina's 144 and 124).

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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 04:29 AM
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Vera CAN raise it up a notch..
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 04:36 AM
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she has a chance to win games, but the match, i dont think so

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 04:38 AM
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if VERA can beat Venus, then that would mean Karolina could too! But Vera can't, so that point is really null and void

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*tries not to snicker*

umm...ok. Vera has a chance to win points but not this match and I love the girl!

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 05:24 AM
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i really dont wanna jinx venus, but unless vera develops some sort of weapon that is better than venus by tomorrow has then venus will win...

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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 05:31 AM
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Vera is one of the most improved players right now, Venus needs to be careful 'coz I really wanted a Venus-Jen quarterfinal.

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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 05:38 AM
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i think vera definitely has a chance because she's beaten top players before and the fact that she hasn't played against venus will make the game even more interesting as both players would try every tactic or stroke that's around to outplay each other...... she can pull off an upset but it will mostly depend on how fit or well venus is playing today..
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 05:41 AM
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It's interesting; but I don't think it's actually
about the weapons of Venus, or the lack of
so called weapons of Vera. I see it as more of a mental

Vera is obviously a solid baseliner, with a very
consistent game, and improving. Venus wouldn't
be impressed nor worried if she see's Vera fold
like a futon within the first 3 games. It's a mental
battle and alot of it depends on how much Vera
can hold up under the spotlight and against the
charisma of Venus. She will have to really give
Venus something to think about other than how
much of a pushover these Eastern European girls
are. Venus's game isn't perfect this week; it's just
been enough to beat the others unlike say Kim or
Serena or even Amelie.

Answer to the question is yes if she isn't timid.
Don't use the Farina match as a barometer of
Vera. Farina doesn't have a big serve, Vera
hits harder ground strokes than she does..
Vera reminds me alot of Kim. I think Vera will get more
games out of it than Farina whatever the final
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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 02:26 PM
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it depends on which Venus Williams shows up.

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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 02:29 PM
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I think she has chance to win seeing from Vera's results this season she has absolutely imrprove in every way.. Let's just pray that venus won't play like against Evie Amen

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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 02:32 PM
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I really think Vera has a chance at beating Venus. I would not be suprised if they go on to three sets at the least. But Venus seems to be getting more comfortable playing and she looks to be raising her game level after the Evie match so Vera will need to play cleanly and aggressively and keep a positive attitude against Venus.
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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 02:35 PM
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Vera's fastest serv is 100 mph and her 2nd serves are Hingis clones. I think Venus at 50% will be able to win this match.

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Vera is tougher then she may appear, and has given in form players a run for there money. She has a chance for definate, but I doubt she will win, unless Venus struggles with her abdom problems.

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