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Tennisaddict
Mar 9th, 2005, 02:58 PM
Come on Venus, make history and win this title for the fourth time :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:.

You sooooooooooooooooooo deserve it :yeah:.

Paneru
Mar 10th, 2005, 11:59 AM
:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

vw.
Mar 11th, 2005, 11:05 PM
GO VENUS! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

VeNuS#1LoVa
Mar 12th, 2005, 02:04 PM
:bounce: :worship: :hearts: :drool:

tennnisfannn
Mar 12th, 2005, 11:36 PM
go queen vee

RenaSlam.
Mar 12th, 2005, 11:45 PM
I'm torn...Venus or Serena? I might pull for Venus during Miami even though Serena is my all time fav.

LiliaLee-Frazier
Mar 12th, 2005, 11:50 PM
[QUOTE=RenaSlam588]I'm torn..
So is Venus' stomach...hope it gets better in time :scared:

Tennisaddict
Mar 12th, 2005, 11:54 PM
I'm torn...Venus or Serena? I might pull for Venus during Miami even though Serena is my all time fav.

I'm not torn, Venus is my nr 1 fave and then Serena, but I know what you mean. Let me put it like this, if Serena would have been in the title drought Venus is in, I would have pulled for Serena regardless of the fact that Venus is my nr 1 favourite ;).

So feel free to support Venus because she is definitely up for a challenge :cool:.

Paneru
Mar 13th, 2005, 01:20 AM
[QUOTE=RenaSlam588]I'm torn..
So is Venus' stomach...hope it gets better in time :scared:
Sure you do! :cool:

-Kieron-
Mar 14th, 2005, 10:32 PM
Come on Venus! :) :)

LucasArg
Mar 16th, 2005, 07:33 AM
GO VENUS YOU CAN WIN HERE AGAIN!!! :bounce:

Venus_Serena
Mar 17th, 2005, 02:21 PM
VENUS:kiss:

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Go Venus!!!! Regain what's yours!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :hearts: :hearts:

vettipooh
Mar 18th, 2005, 05:23 PM
You are over due, Vee!!!! Take it home!!!!:bounce:

CJ07
Mar 19th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Come on Venus, lets start the romp!

sesilfan
Mar 19th, 2005, 04:13 PM
go VENUS the title is yours!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 20th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Beleiving in you always and forever Queen V :)

Tennisaddict
Mar 22nd, 2005, 10:48 AM
Looks like Venus has one of the thougest draws as usual :rolleyes:. She could meet Serena in the quarterfinal :eek:. I would like to see them play each other though, because I have never seen them play before.

It's a relieve that Venus is healthy and seems ready to play. I wish her the best of luck and joy.This draw can give her the match toughness and confidence that she needs.
I just hope that Venus and Serena will be healthy and stay healthy for the whole year, because these injuries are too much :fiery:.

Good luck sistahs :yeah:.

Loulou
Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:08 AM
GO VENUS :hearts: :bounce:

cometz9
Mar 24th, 2005, 12:19 AM
Go Go Go Venus!!!! :woohoo:

CJ07
Mar 25th, 2005, 05:42 PM
Just be healthy and happy Venus, that's all I need Good luck today!

-Kieron-
Mar 25th, 2005, 07:27 PM
She played well today! Go Venus! :)

Bероника
Mar 26th, 2005, 01:14 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050325/capt.flla12103252020.nasdaq_100_open_flla121.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050325/capt.flla11803252013.nasdaq_100_open_flla118.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050325/capt.flla11703252012.nasdaq_100_open_flla117.jpg

ezekiel
Mar 26th, 2005, 01:18 AM
those are not complimentary pics

Tennisaddict
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:21 AM
those are not complimentary pics

Why not? She's looking good and healthy, doing what she can best and that's crushing her opponents with her beautiful game :devil:. Anyway Venus's victory over Groenefeld was very convincing, but her next opponent is a tricky one. Zuluaga is a player who can push the top players when she's on but I think Venus will be fine :yeah:. So good luck Venus in your third round match. Five more matches to go :cool:.

Tennisaddict
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:19 AM
Congrats Vee winning 6:2 6:0 again :yeah:. Next awaits another Colombian good luck.
An all-Williams quarterfinal is getting closer and closer.................

power26
Mar 28th, 2005, 02:46 AM
Fourth Time Is Sweeter.................

Bероника
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:53 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20050328/sge.boe82.280305025508.photo00.quicklook.default-384x289.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20050328/sge.boe84.280305025527.photo00.quicklook.default-268x384.jpg

GO VENUS GO!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:37 PM
V. WILLIAMS/F. Zuluaga
6-2, 6-0 An interview with:

VENUS WILLIAMS

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Venus, please.

Q. You seemed to be tougher today and so focused, and you made so few unforced errors. You played a great match today. I guess you agree, don't you?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Thank you. Thank you very much (smiling).

Q. You're leading the tournament in return games won. Why do you think that is?

VENUS WILLIAMS: My return is one of my best shots. That's the shot my dad's always emphasized since we were little kids. Just you need a great return game, hold serve, be able to break. And I'm of course getting a better rhythm, better and better this year.

Q. Your opponent said you hit hard from the baseline. When she tried to move you around, she said you hit harder. How do you think you are in terms of velocity on serve and ground strokes?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, just all last year I had a hard time keeping my balls in because I never really was able to play my game because I never was able to get a good amount of practice because I was usually pretty injured.

So this year I've had a much better chance to hit, and so I can hit it with a better velocity and keep it in so I don't have to take so much off my shots. Now I'm just striking it.

You know, that's one of my assets. I don't know where I get the power from because it's not like I have tons and tons of muscles, but I got blessed, I guess.

Q. When you've got a score line of 2 and love, can you take anything away from that? Can you gauge the way you're playing?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, normally - especially in women's tennis these days - if your opponent only gets two games it usually says that you were on or they were off. I think in my case I played a good game. I had a couple breakpoints against me and some close games. I feel like I won those important points and always returned her best shots. That can be frustrating.

Q. In the case of preparation, do you like matches which are so quick like today?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, my first match was quick, but I didn't get to hit a lot of balls. I felt like I would hit a shot and it was like one or two shots and the point was over.

But today I did get to hit a lot of balls - high balls, short balls, low balls, lots of returns - so that was good. The score line didn't show the intensity in which I had to play in order to get that score line. She played very well, and she's a great player.

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Bероника
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:37 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050328/capt.flla13803280125.nasdaq_100_open_flla138.jpg
Venus Williams waves to the crowd after defeating Fabiola Zuluaga, of Colombia, 6-2, 6-0, at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 27, 2005.


(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Bероника
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:38 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050328/capt.flla13703280125.nasdaq_100_open_flla137.jpg
Venus Williams returns a serve from Fabiola Zuluaga, of Colombia, at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 27, 2005. Williams won, 6-2, 6-0.
(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

LH2HBH
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:38 AM
If Venus could win this tournament, it would send a huge message to the field that the sisters are back!!!! One AUS open and one Nasdaq 100 !!!

CJ07
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:15 AM
please win tonight V!

Tennisaddict
Mar 29th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Nice pics Veronika :yeah:.

So the sisters showdown is finally going to take place :bounce:. I really hope Venus will pull this win off. She has played pretty good and consistent in this tournament besides the match against Castano. She's healthy and focused and I think she could beat Serena in three tight sets. She just has to throw her will in the mix because if she wants it she will get it. Serena on the other hand isn't playing like she can. I won't mind if Serena wins though, it's just that I want Venus to win this match and the title more :p. I hope they're showing it on Eurosport.

Go Venuuuuuuuuuus you can do this girl only three more matches to go :shout:.

Bероника
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Best of luck tonight Venus!!!!!!!!! I really hope you win this time!!!! GO GO GO!!!! :bounce:

power26
Mar 30th, 2005, 02:48 AM
Congratulatons My Queen! It's Been A While Since You've Beaten Serena....
Go Take The Title For The Fourth Time....win Win Win Win Win Win Win.....


vee wins over serena...6-1 7-6(8)... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 30th, 2005, 10:34 AM
wow I'm super happy for her win over Serena. I went to bed really late following the live score but it was worth it :bounce: But the hard work has to continue until she takes the title.So let's concentrate on beating Sharapova next. GO VENUS GOOOOOO!!!!!!! : bounce:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050330/capt.flkb12103300221.nasdaq_100_open_flkb121.jpg
Venus Williams returns a shot from her sister, Serena Williams, at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne,

Bероника
Mar 30th, 2005, 10:35 AM
More photos of the clash:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050330/capt.flkb12703300337.nasdaq_100_open_flkb127.jpg
Venus Williams, left, and her sister, Serena, walk off the court after Venus defeated Serena 6-1, 7-6 (8) at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., Tuesday, March 29, 2005.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050330/capt.flkb12403300325.nasdaq_100_open_flkb124.jpg
Venus Williams celebrates her 6-1, 7-6(10-8) win over her sister, Serena Williams, at the Nasdaq 100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., Tuesday, March 29, 2005.

Bероника
Mar 30th, 2005, 10:41 AM
And the post-match interview:

V. WILLIAMS/S. Williams
6‑1, 7‑6

An interview with:VENUS WILLIAMS

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Venus, please.

Q. Terrific match.

VENUS WILLIAMS: Thank you.

Q. Where would you place that one in terms of quality?

VENUS WILLIAMS: You know, I kept my errors down. I think the first set for me was fantastic. The second set I feel like I definitely lost some opportunities, but that was okay with me because I wanted to ‑‑ I just felt it was good to have those tests at the same time, even though I would have liked to have held serve when I got the first break in the second and all those kinds of things, when I had all those points to win games.

But, you know, of course credit to Serena. It's not like she gave me that many points. Especially when she got down, big first serve, great approach shot. I definitely had my hands full.

Q. In terms of quality, where would you put that match with your sister, in terms of quality?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I don't know. I mean, we've played some huge matches. I mean, we played two‑and‑a‑half hour matches in Grand Slam finals. This one definitely is a highlight, sure.

Q. When you went up 5‑0 in the first set, your sister did a little damage to her racquet. How did you react?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, her racquet is actually fragile. It's powerful but fragile. Mine is not fragile, so I can tap mine a bit harder. But hers goes no matter what.

She is definitely a little bit more fiery than I am. I kind of keep an even keel. It's just the way I am.

Q. When was the last time you felt you played that consistently against anyone, particularly against anyone of that caliber?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I played some good matches in Antwerp, but I'm definitely feeling a lot more comfortable, better rhythm now. I'm just really dedicated to doing the right thing on the court. When I make a mistake, I'm just trying to correct them. If I don't move forward, then the next one I make sure I move forward whether I win or lose the point. Just little things like that.

Q. You said you had these tests and it was good to have those tests. How satisfying is it, you had everything that Serena could throw at you in the second set, and still you won?

VENUS WILLIAMS: She definitely picked up her serve, she picked up her speed. She had some great dropshots. Like I said, I definitely needed that. I definitely need to get to the point, too, as soon as I break, I hold like normal and just close it out. That's the way Serena and I both play under normal circumstances.

Q. Has it been a while since you've actually felt that comfortable at the big moments in a match like this?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Yeah, I wasn't really nervous. I just am trying to play the ball.

Yeah, definitely felt nice. Obviously, I had a pretty big match, I guess, in Australia ‑ I guess for Australians. For the rest of the world, probably not. I didn't play too well in that match, and I was extremely disappointed. Not in the fact that I lost, but in the fact how I played.

But at that time I tried my best with what I had, and I feel like I got a little more right now.

Q. Why is that?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I just, you know, am training harder. Not that I wasn't training hard, but just keep going at it, getting better, just like every other player.

Q. The backhand was really impressive, wasn't it?

VENUS WILLIAMS: You think?

Q. No?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I don't know. Just I went for it on both sides, I guess.

Q. Your thoughts on playing Maria Sharapova? She's been steamrolling all her opponents the past few days.

VENUS WILLIAMS: I think it will be a good match, I guess. Not too many thoughts. When I get out there, I tell you what, I'm gonna do me. That's all I'm gonna do. Just keep it real.

Q. How confident are you of going right back to the top?

VENUS WILLIAMS: To be honest, for me, it's a given because I feel like I have the talent and the experience. And obviously maybe it hasn't been exactly as I would have planned it, but these things happen. So for me, I just feel like (inaudible) is a matter of time.

Q. How close do you feel you were playing tonight to when you were playing at your very, very best?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I never felt like I played my best. I think there's one tournament where I felt like I played my very best, and even when I hit it wrong it went in. One tournament in my whole career.

Q. Which was?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I played Hamburg in ‑ I don't know, 2001 or 2002, something like that. I don't remember now. But one tournament in my whole career, so...

You have to be willing to die on the court whether you're playing good or bad, basically. It's not about whether you're playing your best, it's about you're going to do the right thing at the right time. So that's the player who usually wins, whoever does the right thing.

Q. You only played Serena for so long. Obviously, to have a sequence where you lost some, did it help you tonight having that gap between the matches?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I don't know, it's been so long. So much has happened between this match and the last match.

I just feel like in the last matches, Serena always played better. There were times, I guess, when I probably had chances and I couldn't do it or whatever that may have been. But she won them, and I was happy at least there was a Williams on it. That's what would matter to me, and that there was two Williamses in the final. I'm quite selfish about those kind of things.

Obviously, I would have loved to have won those matches. For me, it's like the past now.

Q. Was there any urgency to get it done in the second set and not let it go to a third?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Obviously, that was my goal, is straight sets. But if there was a third set, I would have been just as focused and ready.

But my focus was definitely on that second set, on closing it out there.

Q. Are you aware of how much the crowd was into it?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Yeah, I felt like they were definitely into it. That was nice. The yells, that was cool.

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Loulou
Mar 30th, 2005, 11:36 AM
BIEN JOUE MA BELLE ! :hearts: :bounce: :yeah:

Tennisaddict
Mar 31st, 2005, 01:17 PM
Wow, you can really tell how relieved Venus is that she finally beat Serena in that pic with both of them.

I'm so proud of Venus. I think she has overcome her biggest hurdle by beating Serena.
I would not be surprised if she beats Sharapova in straights. When Venus is in the zone you better watch out.

Go Venus two more matches to go :kiss: :bigclap: :hug: :bounce: :rocker:.

-Kieron-
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:54 PM
Come on Vee! :)

Tennisaddict
Mar 31st, 2005, 08:50 PM
And Venus exciting run ends here. She showed us that's she's getting back to her old amazing self though. Venus fans I think we are going to have a good year if Vee continues to play like this :yeah:.

I'm proud of Venus and wish her the best of luck in Amelia Island.