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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2003, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Is Venus really injured?

Forgive me, but I find it really suspicious this time. Just hours before her interview. she gave an interview to BBC, which was posted somewhere in this forum and in which she says that she isn't 100% but will play. And, her agents were giving all the signal that she will play. So, what changed? I don't know. May be she took a page out of Martina Hingis' strategy book, analysed all the competition, reached a conclusion that her chance of winning are not that great with the Belgians and others in great form, and decided to give USO a pass. I don't think she is 100% yet, but I have a feeling she could have played.

Okay, that is my opinion.
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yea, thats it, Venus is scared of a lil competition

have you actually ever read any Venus interviews etc? i doubt she was shitting her pants at the prospect of playing the two Belgians
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yea, thats it, Venus is scared of a lil competition

have you actually ever read any Venus interviews etc? i doubt she was shitting her pants at the prospect of playing the two Belgians

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Forgive me, but I find it really suspicious this time. Just hours before her interview. she gave an interview to BBC, which was posted somewhere in this forum and in which she says that she isn't 100% but will play. And, her agents were giving all the signal that she will play. So, what changed? I don't know. May be she took a page out of Martina Hingis' strategy book, analysed all the competition, reached a conclusion that her chance of winning are not that great with the Belgians and others in great form, and decided to give USO a pass. I don't think she is 100% yet, but I have a feeling she could have played.

Okay, that is my opinion.
You've got to be kidding me right? Venus has never backed down from any competition. Against the Belgians, Venus is currently 3-0 this year. She wasn't 100% at Wimbledon, but certainly had no problem taking out Davenport in the quarterfinals and Clijsters in the semifinals. She beat Henin-Hardenne at the AO without having played any warmup events. Venus has had great success at the USO and I'm sure that she would have played if she felt it was possible.

Sorry, but your opinion really doesn't have any merit based on Venus' performances this year, especially at Wimbledon.
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No...... she's pregnant!

"They'll never win a grandslam title" LOL!
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You've got to be kidding me right? Venus has never backed down from any competition. Against the Belgians, Venus is currently 3-0 this year. She wasn't 100% at Wimbledon, but certainly had no problem taking out Davenport in the quarterfinals and Clijsters in the semifinals. She beat Henin-Hardenne at the AO without having played any warmup events. Venus has had great success at the USO and I'm sure that she would have played if she felt it was possible.

Sorry, but your opinion really doesn't have any merit based on Venus' performances this year, especially at Wimbledon.


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yea, thats it, Venus is scared of a lil competition

have you actually ever read any Venus interviews etc? i doubt she was shitting her pants at the prospect of playing the two Belgians
lol I'm not a williams fan at all but you're a 100 :% right

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You've got to be kidding me right? Venus has never backed down from any competition. Against the Belgians, Venus is currently 3-0 this year. She wasn't 100% at Wimbledon, but certainly had no problem taking out Davenport in the quarterfinals and Clijsters in the semifinals. She beat Henin-Hardenne at the AO without having played any warmup events. Venus has had great success at the USO and I'm sure that she would have played if she felt it was possible.

Sorry, but your opinion really doesn't have any merit based on Venus' performances this year, especially at Wimbledon.
Actually I am not kidding. I know she never backs down and what you state about her record is true. But, why didn't she withdraw before the draw appeared? If her injury is that serious, I think she would have been able to determine whether she will play or not a bit earlier. And, then there is that BBC interview where she sounded so optimistic. I find it quite strange that within hours her whole attitude about playing in the USO changed drastically. If it was a new injury she suffered it would have been understandable.

All right, let me rephrase the question: do you think venus would have played if her draw was any easier?
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lol I'm not a williams fan at all but you're a 100 :% right


how can u not be a Williams fan??!?!?!??!......RACIST!
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Actually I am not kidding. I know she never backs down and what you state about her record is true. But, why didn't she withdraw before the draw appeared? If her injury is that serious, I think she would have been able to determine whether she will play or not a bit earlier. And, then there is that BBC interview where she sounded so optimistic. I find it quite strange that within hours her whole attitude about playing in the USO changed drastically. If it was a new injury she suffered it would have been understandable.

All right, let me rephrase the question: do you think venus would have played if her draw was any easier?
Venus plays when Venus decides that Venus is 100%. her half coulda had 64 Alex Stevensons but if shes less than fully fit, she wont step foot on that court.

some get frustrated, some may make smart remarks...but at the end of the day she's 100% correct for doing so
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She withdrew with her tale between her legs.
She shoulda or coulda made up her mind before the draw was out. I think she decided to wait until the very last moment. It musta been a very tough decision on her part as she's always said she feels most belonging at the Open which is like her yard.
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