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Finally looks like we're gonna have a champion ....

not named either Venus or Serena.
I dunno who that's gonna be. Possibly Justine or Kim...
Given Venus didn't play any warm-up event leading up to the Open, I daresay she has pre much no chance to win it this year.
I'd be really really happy if she proved me wrong but I seriously doubt she will.
Anywhoo, guess that's a good thing for the sport overrall.... more different faces should do us world of good.
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Maybe if she had no warm-up before the French, since it is on her least favorite surface, I will agree, but she as much chance has Kim and Justine if she is healthy and motivated.
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finally a good thread
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Has Venus already withdrawn from the Open?!
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not named either Venus or Serena.
I dunno who that's gonna be. Possibly Justine or Kim...
Given Venus didn't play any warm-up event leading up to the Open, I daresay she has pre much no chance to win it this year.
I'd be really really happy if she proved me wrong but I seriously doubt she will.
Anywhoo, guess that's a good thing for the sport overrall.... more different faces should do us world of good.
For a fan, man you sound too negative, but how do you say it-anyone who has you as a friend does not need an enemy. Go figure..shit head!
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not named either Venus or Serena.
I dunno who that's gonna be. Possibly Justine or Kim...
Given Venus didn't play any warm-up event leading up to the Open, I daresay she has pre much no chance to win it this year.
I'd be really really happy if she proved me wrong but I seriously doubt she will.
Anywhoo, guess that's a good thing for the sport overrall.... more different faces should do us world of good.
why not say "hoping that a Williams doesn't play so that we can
finally have a new champion". Some of you are so stupid that you
almost foreget what you are writting.
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Can somebody please tell me when has Venus or Serena ever needed a warmup tournament to win a slam? Lets see.... Wimbledon 2000, wimbledon 2001, wimbledon 2002, AU OPEN 2003, Wimbledon 2003, hmmmmmmmm. Do they really need warmup tournaments? i mean what exactly will they learn from a warmup tournament? All they seem to need is practice and hitting with a coach or partner it seems. Well u cant argue with results.
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Can somebody please tell me when has Venus or Serena ever needed a warmup tournament to win a slam? Lets see.... Wimbledon 2000, wimbledon 2001, wimbledon 2002, AU OPEN 2003, Wimbledon 2003, hmmmmmmmm. Do they really need warmup tournaments? i mean what exactly will they learn from a warmup tournament? All they seem to need is practice and hitting with a coach or partner it seems. Well u cant argue with results.

exactly.
how many times do people have to learn this painful lesson?? venus and serena do not need to play a lot, or play there way into shape, or play singles and doubles and chase after ranking points like pavlovs dog! they can step on the court after three weeks off and dominate.

there might be other reasons that venus might not contend for the title (injury, maybe less of a focus on tennis these days) but for pete's sake, not playing a warmup tourney is NOT one of those reasons. they have taken that out of the equation! have you been paying attention?
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Can somebody please tell me when has Venus or Serena ever needed a warmup tournament to win a slam? Lets see.... Wimbledon 2000, wimbledon 2001, wimbledon 2002, AU OPEN 2003, Wimbledon 2003, hmmmmmmmm. Do they really need warmup tournaments? i mean what exactly will they learn from a warmup tournament? All they seem to need is practice and hitting with a coach or partner it seems. Well u cant argue with results.
They sure make a certain no.1 look like a fool! Play all year long, leader in the race for both singles and doubles.....but when crunch time arrives who´s winning?! Right, the ones who ain´t playing week after week!

My girls sure know how to frustrate people though. Who can forget how Serena made Kim say:" I need a vacation." like it was T2 all over again, at Miami?! Or how Amelie had to take FOUR weeks off to recover from the SPANKING she got from Serena at the French?!
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Let's just focus on ONE example for Venus....

She retired from the Championships in LA last November because of her foot injury. She didn't play another tournament AT ALL until the Australian Open over two months later. She demolished her half of the draw...including removing Justine in SF as if it was a second round match. She then went on to stretch Serena in three sets in the final before losing it. I think this example itself is enough to say that if venus is properly healed from her injury, she's going to be JUST FINE. Warm-ups are just simple exercises for her. She can comeback and win a grand slam without matchplay.

For Serena...look at last year. Injured her ankle in Sydney, didn't play until Scottsdale and then won her first tournament, taking out Jenn and Martina in the process. Repeated her victorious ways again a few weeks later in Miami.

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exactly i dont think it matters whether venus plays warm ups or not, i think she'll do fine. i cant see anyone else but her winning it.
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