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Paneru
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:24 PM
As a Venus fan, two thing from me have always
stood out about what he's had to say.

1. Venus won't be the better player out of the Sisters.
2. When Venus decides to play no one can beat her.

Was he right?


I always tired to wrap my mind around
this and finally started to get it, I think.

I've always known Venus loved her tennis but realized in the
grand scheme that tennis wasn't the "end all be all" and never
treated it as such. In watching "Raising Tennis Ace's" Venus said
she didn't necesarrily aspire to be the best that ever played the game.

She wanted to win as much as she could but
that when tennis was done it was done.

I'm guessing Venus just had to decide to play.

This year we saw the hard work in her game and it was
just the mental aspect and belief she needed in her game to
get the last bit of the way there.

This year she really did decide to play and
she ws healthy to play and train.

Not sure if you guys are getting what I'm trying to saw
and neither am I really for that matter but just
wanted to say it.

I think be healthy has allowed to to play and that
she has decided to put in all the hard work needed to get back.


So, I guess what I'm asking is that do you think with Venus
it's not so much about forehands, serve's, technique, ect....
but decideding she wants to play and believing she can win?

I also found it telling that in her post match interview that
while she enjoyed winning Wimbledon she wants to do more
and knows she can.

Love the attitude. :)

SJW
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:26 PM
i'm sure he's said the same thing about both sisters re. "when player A decides to play"...
maybe he was covering all both of his bases ;)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:31 PM
As a Venus fan, two thing from me have always
stood out about what he's had to say.

1. Venus won't be the better player out of the Sisters.
2. When Venus decides to play no one can beat her.

Was he right?


I always tired to wrap my mind around
this and finally started to get it, I think.

I've always known Venus loved her tennis but realized in the
grand scheme that tennis wasn't the "end all be all" and never
treated it as such. In watching "Raising Tennis Ace's" Venus said
she didn't necesarrily aspire to be the best that ever played the game.

She wanted to win as much as she could but
that when tennis was done it was done.

I'm guessing Venus just had to decide to play.

This year we saw the hard work in her game and it was
just the mental aspect and belief she needed in her game to
get the last bit of the way there.

This year she really did decide to play and
she ws healthy to play and train.

Not sure if you guys are getting what I'm trying to saw
and neither am I really for that matter but just
wanted to say it.

I think be healthy has allowed to to play and that
she has decided to put in all the hard work needed to get back.


So, I guess what I'm asking is that do you think with Venus
it's not so much about forehands, serve's, technique, ect....
but decideding she wants to play and believing she can win?

I also found it telling that in her post match interview that
while she enjoyed winning Wimbledon she wants to do more
and knows she can.

Love the attitude. :)

You know, I was actually thinking the same thing the other day. That it doesn't matter how bad Venus' forehand, 2nd serve etc; It's all about her hunger and passion, which has been missing in the last year. Which is understandable because of her sister's murder. She had to put things into perspective before she could regain that hunger.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:35 PM
If you think about it, there hasn't been many predictions that Richard has gotten wrong

Serena will be the better player. Check
They would become #1 & #2 in the world. Check
Both V&S would win slams and play in finals against each other. Check
Venus can do anything when she puts her mind to it. Check

SJW
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:37 PM
he said Venus would win Wimbledon :wavey:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:44 PM
he said Venus would win Wimbledon :wavey:

Check

Shane54
Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:46 PM
Honestly,

I think when both of them are on their games. Serena is the best. I guess that is because actually Serena has that fire more than Venus I guess. But who knows, Venus sure had some fire this week. Congrats Venus

virtue05
Jul 4th, 2005, 01:22 AM
I have actually heard Richard say, along with others, that Venus has the most talent, but she doesn't have the mean streak and desire Serena does.

Denise4925
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:49 AM
I think Serena is the better player because she has better technique and Venus' game tends to breakdown. During 2002-2003 Serena honed her game and technique and was virtually unbeatable by anybody. But, Venus has game too and fire and desire, which is why after not winning the first slam, she came back in 2000 to win the first Wimby between the two. However, I think Venus has to work harder at her technique, whereas it comes somewhat naturally to Serena. They both have always been fighters and I think that Venus had to train, get fit, and desire to win again after her sister's death and all the injuries. I think right now, Serena loves the limelight and I think that she really didn't have anything in tennis to focus on, since she's won everything, so she was loving her life outside of tennis and failed to train, got injured and gained weight. Now that Vee has her third Wimby, I doubt Serena will be outdone. ;)

xr6turbo
Jul 4th, 2005, 04:58 AM
The one thing I always remember Richard saying is that Serena will be the better player.. But Venus will be the champion.. :worship:

alexusjonesfan
Jul 4th, 2005, 05:00 AM
2 things


1. Venus won't be the better player out of the Sisters.

I haven't kept up with everything Richard has said but hasn't he said something to the same effect about Serena? Something about how Serena has more desire but Venus is more talented. Something vague like that that parents say to try and make both their kids look good without picking favourites?


2. When Venus decides to play no one can beat her.

Was he right?


That's the sort of statement that's impossible to disprove. Every loss can get explained with 'she didn't decide to play' so it's not really possible to reason it logically :shrug: