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SelesFan70
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:20 PM
I guess most of us were wrong in the poll. :o I'm sure most of us were assuming Venus wouldn't be injured... :tape:

volta
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:21 PM
I guess most of us were wrong in the poll. :o I'm sure most of us were assuming Venus wouldn't be injured... :tape:
wait for the haters to come

anyway congratz Farina

about Vee i have nothing to say

Nacho
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:21 PM
omg :o terrible result for Venus

but I'm happy for Silvia though :)

Wojtek
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match

AliciAmelie
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:21 PM
Congrats Silvia! Well done! :)

GoDominique
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Dreadful match, and yes, I'm saying that without having watched it.

darrinbaker00
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:23 PM
The only injury that should prevent Venus from beating the Silvia Farina Elias of the world is a broken right arm. She just didn't show up today, and she has no one to blame but herself. :fiery: :fiery:

volta
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match
yes pathetic is the right word

mfg 109 ue in a match :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Silvia :banana: :yeah: :D :)
how many chances did you need :o

lizchris
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:23 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match

That and the injury is why she lost.

Hopefully she will be better for Miami as she has QF points to defend there.

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Well anyone who assumed Venus wouldn't be injured or lose in Fantasy Tennis have their work cut out for them. Good match from Farina. Venus has never played very well at Dubai for her standards. Time to reconsider playing here next year.

henree
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:24 PM
I knew Sylvia had it in her. That Antwerp loss must have destroyed the little confidence Venus had left. Is this Venu's first 1st rd loss in her career?


:eek:

vutt
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:25 PM
That was one very weird match. One clearly bothered by injury and other just refusing to finishing off that match.

btw. I have never seen Venus serving sooo slooow :eek:

SelesFan70
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match

Holy cow! That is just horrible for 2 professional players! :scared:

Venus Forever
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Just pathetic all around. :o

Just when you think Venus is improving, she fools us again.

I honestly hope there was some type of an injury to explain this play from her, otherwise she should be ashamed of herself.

xr6turbo
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Vee :sad: Which hand were her blisters on???

Venus Forever
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:26 PM
So, what was Venus' injury??

Scotso
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:26 PM
:banana: Silvia :banana:

_LuCaS_
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Poor display of tennis, but congrats Farina :yeah:

~Rachel~
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Well however Silvia won it, congrats :bigclap:

tom2791
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Silvia!

K-Dog
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
I knew Sylvia had it in her. That Antwerp loss must have destroyed the little confidence Venus had left. Is this Venu's first 1st rd loss in her career?


:eek:

NO! Remember the French loss at the 2001 FO. 1997 she lost 1st round at Wimbeldon.

darrinbaker00
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match
SIXTY-SEVEN?? If not for the comeback in the second set, I'd use the T-word. This is by far the worst loss of Venus' career, and there's no way to spin it otherwise. :fiery:

ys
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
She is too slow and heavy. This surface is too fast for her. She'll be OK when clay season comes around.

Libertango
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Haha, as dreadful as that match was, it was exciting to watch, esp that 2nd set TB. :lol:
Silvia looked soooo nervous at the end, I thought she was gonna choke big time. But at the change of ends she managed to get herself together, she played the last 2 points with much more conviction. Still, even she played a pretty bad match. At times Venus was unbearable to watch!

Congrats Silvia :) Better luck next time Vee! :)

Nemesis
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Venus :crying2:

Get your act together, girl! :mad: Do as well & even beter in Miami than you did in Antwerp ...

..ikke..
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Not expected bu Sylvia :D

lizchris
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
I knew Sylvia had it in her. That Antwerp loss must have destroyed the little confidence Venus had left. Is this Venu's first 1st rd loss in her career?


:eek:


This is Venus' first first round loss in a while.

I don't think she lost a first round match at all last year and she was coming off of an injury.

DelMonte
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match

Good lord!!

Venus :help: :smash: :drink: :retard: :wazzup:

Sylvia Congrats. A win is a win is a win.....

xr6turbo
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
So, what was Venus' injury??
She had blisters on one of her hands.. she had 2 med timeouts during the match to try and treat them.

K-Dog
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
That was one very weird match. One clearly bothered by injury and other just refusing to finishing off that match.

btw. I have never seen Venus serving sooo slooow :eek:


Did you see the match? Was she not able to serve normally today. What were all the injuries plaguing her today?

DevilishAttitude
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
That is the most painful match I've ever watched

I don't know whether to be happy for Silvia or want to punch her :o

I hope to fucking God this match might give her belief cos she makes Amelie look the best player ever mentally. It was horrible watching how little belief she had and she knew it. I mean how she survived from 5-2 and 2 amtch points. 5-4. 6-2 in TB to still win is :scratch: It would have one of the biggest chokes ever. Well :) She won't be winning to many more top players though but this is a big win :D

Venus :tape: No matter what anyone says she really could have won this in 2. She had so many chances against a clearly nerve-wobbling player yet couldn't finish it.

Match point #7 :worship: How Venus didn't win it :lol:

volta
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Just pathetic all around. :o

Just when you think Venus is improving, she fools us again.

I honestly hope there was some type of an injury to explain this play from her, otherwise she should be ashamed of herself.
yeah me 2. ii´ll be by her side no matter what but com´on enough is enough.

!<blocparty>!
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Nasty match. Venus had to be treated for blisters on her hand :( and had so much straping on it the racket must have felt very weird, its happened to me and I played like shit :lol:

Well, on the bright side, she'll have more time to shop now :tape: :o

Wojtek
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:29 PM
SIXTY-SEVEN?? If not for the comeback in the second set, I'd use the T-word. This is by far the worst loss of Venus' career, and there's no way to spin it otherwise. :fiery:

They showed only ue stats after the match :rolleyes:

In the first set Farina had 2 winners :tape:

Mrs. Peel
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Dreadful match, and yes, I'm saying that without having watched it.

That has never stopped you from shooting off your big mouth :p

LiliaLee-Frazier
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:30 PM
The only injury that should prevent Venus from beating the Silvia Farina Elias of the world is a broken right arm. She just didn't show up today, and she has no one to blame but herself. :fiery: :fiery:
More lack of respect for sylvia ( or for any player that BEATS a williams)...so typical.
Well...you give disrespect and you get it right back. V always seems to have something injured....i don't think that week body will last another 2 years on tour.
Anyways...nice str8 set BEAT DOWN sylvia :wavey:

xr6turbo
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:31 PM
More lack of respect..so typical. V always seems to have something injured....i don't think that week body will last another 2years on thetour. Anyways...nice str8 set BEAT DOWN sylvia :wavey:
Beat down? :lol: :rolleyes:

lizchris
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:32 PM
More lack of respect..so typical. V always seems to have something injured....i don't think that week body will last another 2years on thetour. Anyways...nice str8 set BEAT DOWN sylvia :wavey:

7-5, 7-6 isn't a beatdown.:rolleyes:

Nacho
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:32 PM
I knew Sylvia had it in her. That Antwerp loss must have destroyed the little confidence Venus had left. Is this Venu's first 1st rd loss in her career?


:eek:

Of course not, she has lost in the first round several times, being her loss to Schett at the French maybe the most remembered one

Darop.
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:32 PM
OMG SILVIA! :eek: :sobbing: :banana:

aNYthing
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:33 PM
:sad: Venus itz okay. I know you'll do well in Miami :kiss:

Congrats Silvia...

SelesFan70
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:34 PM
If Venus has blisters, that would indicate she's changed her grip...which may account for all of the unforced errors, too. New grips are hard to maintain in a match....

Libertango
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Yea I noticed Venus' serve was pretty poor today. She was not jumping to hit the ball, almost as if she was injured again, maybe her stomach/abdominals. Not sure, but she definitely wasn't putting everything into it. However her general movement didn't seem that hindered.

volta
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:34 PM
:sad: Venus itz okay. I know you'll do well in Miami :kiss:

Congrats Silvia...
i wish i could say the same thing

oh well at least i still have Rena there so this tournament is still alive fo me

hablo
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Congratzzzzzzzzzzz Silvia! :crazy: :music:

Thanks for all the drama!! :lol: :lol:

Venus? :help: :smash: :banghead:

Get it together and soon please! :secret:

darrinbaker00
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:35 PM
7-5, 7-6 isn't a beatdown.:rolleyes:
When you were 0-9 against Venus before today, any winning score would qualify as a beatdown. Whichever parent is there should put Venus over their knee. :fiery:

Venus_Serena
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:36 PM
Of course not, she has lost in the first round several times, being her loss to Schett at the French maybe the most remembered one

Moscow 2002 ... but she had a bye in the first round, not anymore!

Shoulderpova
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Venus :wazzup:

hablo
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:38 PM
They showed only ue stats after the match :rolleyes:

In the first set Farina had 2 winners :tape:

:o And how many did Venus have??

AlexB
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:40 PM
100+ unforced errors in a 2 set match? i feel sorry for the viewers and the people in the stadium having to see this....they must be trying to rip their eyes out after that mess

crazillo
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Yay Silvia!!! :D

SelesFan70
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:45 PM
I wonder if the Royal Court bet all the kingdom's vcash on this match? :eek: :lol: :eek: We need an official statement from the RC! :devil:

lizchris
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:45 PM
When you were 0-9 against Venus before today, any winning score would qualify as a beatdown. Whichever parent is there should put Venus over their knee. :fiery:

6-3, 6-1
6-2, 6-2
6-1, 6-1
6-0, 6-0

Those are beatdown scores, not the one Venus lost to today.

Tennisfan-Mtl
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Silvia :woohoo:

You earned your victory :D

RussiansFan
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:49 PM
With more than 100 unforced errors it mst have been a pathetic match, but I'm happy for Silvia... Well done, Silvia! :) :)

Mrs. Peel
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:49 PM
I wonder if the Royal Court bet all the kingdom's vcash on this match? :eek: :lol: :eek: We need an official statement from the RC! :devil:

What did you bet on today? I see you are short $100 :p

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:50 PM
100+ unforced errors in a 2 set match? i feel sorry for the viewers and the people in the stadium having to see this....they must be trying to rip their eyes out after that mess


I saw the second set and the crowd loved the drama and by the side they were on Silvia's side!


It was a poor match from both players, both Venus played alot better when Silvia was forcing the play than when she was just rallying.


IM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD SHE WON!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

SelesFan70
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:50 PM
What did you bet on today? I see you are short $100 :p

I bet $100 on Molik beating Hantuchova. :D

AliciAmelie
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Good on ya, SelesFan70. ;) I hope you'll win...

selesbooz
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:11 PM
Why the Hell is she playing if she is injured... I never understood that, and why is it all way that Williams sister the ones injured when they lose. I am not trying to HATE on her i just want to know WHY. DO NOT PLAY IF YOU ARE INJURED.

SilviaFan
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:15 PM
:clap2: :clap2: Silvia is the greatest :clap2: :clap2:


WELL DONE :kiss:

SelesFan70
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Why the Hell is she playing if she is injured... I never understood that, and why is it all way that Williams sister the ones injured when they lose. I am not trying to HATE on her i just want to know WHY. DO NOT PLAY IF YOU ARE INJURED.

2 words: "Appearance" and "Bonus" :worship:

dylan24
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:39 PM
congrats venus for being the biggest favorite (-1600) to lose this year in tennis,
atp or wta. venus will NEVER win another grand slam event.

alfajeffster
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:44 PM
...Whichever parent is there should put Venus over their knee. :fiery:

or even better, enroll her in a tennis academy with a strict curriculum on percentage tennis...

CooCooCachoo
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:45 PM
:bigclap: Silvia :yeah: :D

ys
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Strange thing.. Each time when I see Venus and Serena drawn in the same half, I instantly get a feeling that something will prevent them from playing each other.

lunarossa
Feb 28th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Brava Silvia...:bounce:
olè olè olè olè Silvia...Silvia olè olè olè olè

p.s.
it's a little song from soccer stadium :))

thelma
Feb 28th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Congrats, Silvia! :yeah:

Lemonskin.
Feb 28th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Whoa...

gmak
Feb 28th, 2005, 06:50 PM
well done silvia :yeah: :kiss: not the best performance but a good win ;)

Lady
Feb 28th, 2005, 06:59 PM
Venus was loughing when Silvia was blowing that 5-1 lead.
Loughing in disbelief, that she was still on court.
She couldn't hold her racquette propertly because of the blisters! ;)

fammmmedspin
Feb 28th, 2005, 07:04 PM
Vensu 67 ue
Farina 42 ue

Pathetic match

Wouldn't give the referee or the umpire many points either. Venus, evidently not knowing you can't have 2 medical time outs for one injury asks for another one in the changeover as her bandage is falling off. Umpire talks to refereee and sends for trainer instead of asking is it a new problem and making the inevitable decision quickly , changeover is by now over. Trainer and referee ask Venus is the injury new. she says no and they say you can't have a timeout you need to ask for the trainer to come on next changeover. Meanwhile whilst this delay is going on Silvia is thinking about how not to serve out the match.....Those who should know the rules either don't or ignore them and those who decide things only do so after not deciding. Credit to the trainer though who seems to have said sorry can't touch that within seconds of arriving.

Darop.
Feb 28th, 2005, 07:06 PM
If Venus has blisters, that would indicate she's changed her grip...which may account for all of the unforced errors, too. New grips are hard to maintain in a match....

wtf? :tape:

Tennisaddict
Feb 28th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Congrats to Silvia.

And Venus don't play when your injured :fiery: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It doesn't matter how much appearance money you get your health and your confidence is more important. Wow at times it's really tough to be your supporter :banghead:. Oh well better luck next time.

Maria Croft
Feb 28th, 2005, 07:35 PM
OMG...I'm in shock that venus lost, there is nothing more to say really....

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 28th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Here is what Silvia has to say on wtatour.com


"I started thinking, 'I'm going to beat Venus', and I lost my concentration," said Farina Elia on failing to close out the second set. "Fortunately, I managed to get it back again and I did finish her off."

Farina Elia was glad to close out the match in straight sets, especially since momentum may have shifted to the American after multiple match points saved in the second set.

"After she saved seven match points, it's hard to say if I could react positively if I lost the 2nd set," Farina Elia said. "I've been in that situation before so I wanted to keep fighting to close it out in two sets."

KV
Feb 28th, 2005, 08:59 PM
Venus shouldn't have played, really think she's injured.

thelittlestelf
Feb 28th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Venus really should not have been out there today... I heard she was hitting first serves in at 73 MPH! :sad:

Best of luck to Farina Elia in the rest of the tournament.

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 28th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Go Silvia!!! :eek: :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :drool: :bounce: :angel: :worship: :devil:

1jackson2001
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Venus :( Not much to say really... If you're injured please rest and recover before playing again.

congrats Sylvia on your first win over Venus. :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Woohoo Silvia. :woohoo:

St.Sebastian
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:12 PM
Silvia was serving at 47%, Venus only at 40%.... That were the decisive 7%....

JenFan75
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:31 PM
That's a lot of UEs in two sets.


Good job anyways, Silvia!

GoSandrine
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:46 AM
omg Silvia wow!!! :eek: :hearts: :yeah: :D

just too bad it was at Venus' expense :sad: :sad: but Silvia needed this more than Vee

Brava! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

SzavayFi
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:47 AM
Venus! :eek:

Chunchun
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:48 AM
:banana: Silvia :banana:

Venus :help:

Dymension
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:13 AM
Venus :o

Odd
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:51 AM
I really hope venus recovers from this injury and finds her old form.

Although it can be somewhat satisfying to see a consistently solid player like sylvia grab the odd win against a high flyer like venus.

tennislover
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:38 AM
it's the first time an italian player defeats one of williams sisters....(if i'm not mistaken)

DevilishAttitude
Oct 24th, 2005, 05:51 PM
BUMP.

Since the Silvia beat Serena thread is closed here's this thread to celebrate one of Silvia's best ever victories in her career :worship: :worship: :worship:

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 24th, 2005, 05:53 PM
BUMP.

Since the Silvia beat Serena thread is closed here's this thread to celebrate one of Silvia's best ever victories in her career :worship: :worship: :worship:



:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Paneru
Oct 24th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Now, the end of the year
and we have Silvia retiring and
Venus the reigning Wimbledon Champion.

Dawn Marie
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:15 PM
So long Silvia.

Venus came back to take Wimbeldon on grass..amazing.

Silvia have a good after tennis life.

Pureracket
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:31 PM
What a wonderful homage to Venus! Defeating her has actually made the careers of other players.

G'luck Silvie!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Oct 25th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Good for Silvia to experience a win over Venus :)

But sad for Venus :sad: and her fans to have to experience this back then. Little did we know how Wimbledon would be :D

gsm
Oct 25th, 2005, 12:34 AM
wtaworld was down when this match was on.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=29885&page=20&pp=15 ;

"farina serving 5 6
15 0
15 15
30 15
30 30
livescore bombed again!

2nd set scores level 6 6

venus serve first
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
2 5
2 6 , four MP's for farina
3 6
4 6
5 6
6 6!!!
6 7
6 8

farina the victor! 75 76(6)"

Volcana
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:21 AM
I knew Sylvia had it in her. That Antwerp loss must have destroyed the little confidence Venus had left.I guess Venus had a little confidence left.DevilishAttitude][/b]Since the Silvia beat Serena thread is closed here's this thread to celebrate one of Silvia's best ever victories in her career :worship: :worship: :worship:I wondered what this thread was about. But under the circumstances, hey why not? SFE's fans deserve a chance to reflect on (their idea of) the high point of her career.

As for the real high points, congrats to SFE for winning Strasbourg three years in a row, being in three Olympics, and nine Fed Cup teams.

A solid career.

griffin
Oct 25th, 2005, 06:35 PM
What Dawn said ;)

Best of luck to you, Sylvia!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Oct 25th, 2005, 09:54 PM
I guess Venus had a little confidence left.I wondered what this thread was about. But under the circumstances, hey why not? SFE's fans deserve a chance to reflect on (their idea of) the high point of her career.

As for the real high points, congrats to SFE for winning Strasbourg three years in a row, being in three Olympics, and nine Fed Cup teams.

A solid career.
I had forgotten her 3 Strasbourg victories. That is pretty incredible :)

GoSandrine
Oct 26th, 2005, 03:39 AM
A great memory :D

Silvia :hug: