I have a feeling that Venus is just playing too well at the moment & if she maintains the form that she has displayed in her last 4 matches she will win in straight sets. However I wouldn't be surprised if Jelena took Venus to a third set & won it & it could may well happen if Jelena gets plenty of shots back in play to frustrate Venus.
I like both players so much but my pick is Venus to win straights as I mentioned before.
I think Jelena matches up better against Venus than just about any other player. That said Venus's form right now is sublime and I expect Venus to win in 2. But if it does go to three then taking into account Venus's anemia problem I do think Jelena does become a warm favorite.
Assuming Venus does get past Jelena she will also be the favorite for sure against Justine although that match would certainly not be a sure thing for either opponent. Actually if Venus vs Justine does happen it could be the highest quality match of the year.
yet she hasnt beaten her..!! lol...
and there are other players who has beaten her..
They have probably met more times than any other H2H in 2007.
Don't remember any bagels or beatdowns from Henin.
But yes, Jelena needs to find the finishing line against Justine.
The Belgian is tough ... not easy.
When Venus plays well Jelena will not go to a third set. Jelena is dependent on Venus' errors and second serve and/or DF to beat her. So far Venus has been very consistent. The way she beat Ivanovic who actually has a very good serve was impressive. If Venus attacks Jelena's serve well, serves well herself and keeps her composure in the rallies she will beat Jelena in straights.