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SchittSchett
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:38 PM
What will she do, maybe retire? I cannot envisage her playing another year and falling further down the rankings. As if last year wasn’t bad enough.

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:40 PM
If Venus doesnt win the Australian, then she will simply move on and win Rolland Garros. :) Since she probaly wont win there she will then go to Wimbledon and definately win there. Cmon, its the beginning of the year, give her a break.

SchittSchett
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:43 PM
If Venus doesnt win the Australian, then she will simply move on and win Rolland Garros. :) Since she probaly wont win there she will then go to Wimbledon and definately win there. Cmon, its the beginning of the year, give her a break.

Are you really serious?

What's wrong in speculating? No matter what time of the year.

jimbo mack
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:52 PM
i think if venus doesnt have a better 2005 than 2004 then she'll retire

its too early to say whether this will happen but its obviously a possibility

i think she needs to get herself a good coach for a start, and play more tourneys rather than exos

she should have played gold coast or auckland for proper match practice

SchittSchett
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:56 PM
i think if venus doesnt have a better 2005 than 2004 then she'll retire

its too early to say whether this will happen but its obviously a possibility

i think she needs to get herself a good coach for a start, and play more tourneys rather than exos

she should have played gold coast or auckland for proper match practice



Yeah I agree. Why play another meaningless exhibition match, and be humiliated again by Maria. It was a pointless exercise. Maybe she'll give Brad Gilbert a call?

SzavayFi
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:58 PM
I thought the exhibition was a could idea, Venus doesnt have a tournament sceduled untill the Aussie Open so she needs the practise against the top players.

jimbo mack
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:00 PM
I thought the exhibition was a could idea, Venus doesnt have a tournament sceduled untill the Aussie Open so she needs the practise against the top players.

but venus needs confidence, you cant get that by playing exos

gold coast offers ranking points and gives her a chance to start off on a possible winning streak

Julia1968
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:34 PM
Venus needs new coaching that can work on her service game, confidence and forehand.

SchittSchett
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:35 PM
Venus needs new coaching that can work on her service game, confidence and forehand.

Do you have any suggestions luv? :)

jrm
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:35 PM
Since when is she a contender for AO crown? Results will come if she's 100% devoted to tennis.

Dawn Marie
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:40 PM
Venus will do what all of the other players who won't win the trophy will do. Continue to play tourneys.


There will be only one winner of the OZ slam. You act like Venus will be the only one to lose and millions will win the trophy.

Venus may win the OZ Open.:)

Chrissie-fan
Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:43 PM
I don't think she will retire. She will only retire after she's won another major,or after a strong season. That would be my guess anyway. :smoke:

franny
Jan 2nd, 2005, 09:27 PM
Venus will keep improving her game and win many tournaments in 05. She is still one of the best in the game and when she is playing well can beat any of the top girls.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Jan 2nd, 2005, 10:28 PM
I don't think she would retire because she doesn't win the AO. That is silly. She is still young and a great tennis player. SHe just went through a tought season last year, but there is no reason she can't bounce back. You see the pics of her training she looks like she is taking it seriously at least more serious then her sister who is just laying around on the beach, but she is hurt right?

Sportfan
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:08 PM
Why would she retire if she doesn't win the AO? There are many players who won't win the AO are you suggesting they should retire by your logic it would seem so. Loss is part of any sport as an athlete what you do is move on to the next tournament. The only real disappointment in Venus's 2004 season was the fact she didn't do as well in the Slams as she would have liked and having some injuries forced her to pull out of a few tournaments. It is not like she didn't win any tournaments last year she was having a real streak leading up to the Fench Open and she went to some finals and semi's in the latter half keeping herself in the top ten. Also I wish people would stop about the new coach based on her website it appears she knows she needs to work on her forehand but this is not something you can just change on a whim it involves changing ingrained habits and that takes time. People need to stop giving this exhibition more weight than it deserves. It was not a tournament just a friendly exhibition nothing more nothing less it certainly doesn't dictate how anyone's season will go. Venus will play tennis as long as she wants to and will retire when she doesn't want to play anymore or is physically unable to simple as that. In any case I wish Venus a great 2005.

Sinnet
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:09 PM
I don't think she would retire because she doesn't win the AO. That is silly. She is still young and a great tennis player. SHe just went through a tought season last year, but there is no reason she can't bounce back. You see the pics of her training she looks like she is taking it seriously at least more serious then her sister who is just laying around on the beach, but she is hurt right?

Both Venus and Serena have been hard with training, however when you look at their most recent play/matches, they don't appear to be the top condendors for the Australian Open.

Or are they..?

Justine Henin will be back to defend her title, but the odds are against her...strongly. I cannot recall whether or not Kim Clijsters was given a wild card and will be playing, however regardless, she's not much competition either as she's been out with injury for some time. Maria Sharapova, although a wonderful champion, has somewhat relied on the unforced errors of the Williams sisters to beat them. Venus and Serena have both shown that they don't have to be playing their best to compete and win. I think the tennis world will be shocked all over again when they're both back at 100% and playing with 100% confidence -- noone is at that level when they're playing their ABSOLUTE best. Noone.

In closing, don't count either of them out of the Aussie Open or the 2005 season. So long as they both stay healthy (for tennis' sake, PLEASE stay healthy!!!) they'll have plenty of time to regain their confidence. Neither one of them really have a quick start in the season, however once the matches get rolling, they start to show their fire. They're both extremely hungry for a major...and I wouldn't be the least surprised if one of them snag a slam...or two...or three...or four. Only time will tell.

Kart
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:18 PM
Is the right answer:

a) She'll move on to the next tournament

or

b) The world as we know it will end

I always get those two mixed up :shrug:.

Volcana
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:24 PM
Are you really serious?

What's wrong in speculating? No matter what time of the year.Actually 'move on and win Roland Garros' isn't as farfetched a plan for Venus as it seems. She played her best tennis last year on clay, winning Charleston, Warsaw, and then had to give away Berlin on a walkover in the final. Based SOLELY on 2004 results, RG might be her best shot at a slam. (That's obviously not true once you look at the rest of her career.)

Jericho
Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:37 PM
Venus will do what all of the other players who won't win the trophy will do. Continue to play tourneys.


There will be only one winner of the OZ slam. You act like Venus will be the only one to lose and millions will win the trophy.

Venus may win the OZ Open.:)
:lol: well said