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If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

She will win.

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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

i also think that venus doesn't play well in third sets

so if she can get it to a third i would favour janko, but venus might take it in straights

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Although i love Jelena, i hope that Venus will win, because she is the only one who maybe can stop Henin

Jelena would lose her nerves like always against Henin


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Although i love Jelena, i hope that Venus will win, because she is the only one who maybe can stop Henin

Jelena would lose her nerves like always against Henin
Last year when JJ played JuJu in the semis, I rooted for JuJu because I thought she was the only one who could stop Maria. Look where that got me. Never root against a player you love for that reason

Who knows...the streak might end sometime, JJ's come close on numerous occasions to beating Justine, who tends to freeze in semis & finals of slams outside of RG. That said, it'd be a tall order.

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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

I think Jelena can take the match.

She beat Venus at the French and at Wimbledon, so has that mental edge over her.
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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

I think Jelana can do it. She's such a solid player from the baseline, with the right tactic, she'll win the match, IMO.

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This time I'm sticking with Venus. I think she'll beat Jelena in 2 straight sets. She has been Superb since she started playing. Just like the Venus I used to see in 2001/2002.
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Me too, Venus will beat JJ in straights sets like 6-3 6-1 or something
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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

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.
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Although i love Jelena, i hope that Venus will win, because she is the only one who maybe can stop Henin

Jelena would lose her nerves like always against Henin
JJ has been mighty close - closer than anybody against the mighty Henin in 2007.

Jelena will need to do what she always does against Venus.
Keep the points going as long as possible and hope the Vee forehand and first serve, breaks down at some stage.
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JJ has been mighty close - closer than anybody against the mighty Henin in 2007.

Jelena will need to do what she always does against Venus.
Keep the points going as long as possible and hope the Vee forehand and first serve, breaks down at some stage.
yet she hasnt beaten her..!! lol...
and there are other players who has beaten her..
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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

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.

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yet she hasnt beaten her..!! lol...
and there are other players who has beaten her..
True.

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.
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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

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.
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Re: If Jelena can take Venus to a third set

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Venus' possible comment on Serena's loss "at least I am going to be an aunt in nine months"
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