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Andrew..
Jul 9th, 2005, 03:19 PM
After winning the Australian Open, it looked like Serena was really back, and ready to post strong results again.

Since then, Serena has done nothing. She's gotten injured, and her ranking has fallen down to six.

Will Venus back up her Wimbledon title with results, or will she revert to the player she was prior to winning the title?

lizchris
Jul 9th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Venus appears to be healthy, so I don't see why she would suffer any slump. Plus, she has had pretty good results in the North American hardcourt season in her career, so I see her doing very well during the summer unless she is injured.

Volcana
Jul 9th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Venus might get injured. That abdominal tear is a chronic problem, for a start. That could flare up at any time. And anybody can roll an ankle. What I DON'T think will happen is that Venus let's herself get out of condition. As for winning and losing, well, hardcourts are slower than grass, which negates a bit of Venus' footspeed advantage over the rest of the tour. Davenport may well repeat last year's sweep of California.

I doubt that Venus will do 'nothing', however. I'm looking forward to seeing her play Kuznetsova on a hard court.

ys
Jul 9th, 2005, 03:38 PM
No player has been able to maintain a momentum this year so far.. Serena appeared to have it first. Then Maria did. Then Kim. Then Justine. Now it is Venus. It could well be someone else come USO time..

Haute
Jul 9th, 2005, 03:50 PM
As long as she's healthy, she'll have the results to back her efforts up. Also, she's showing that she's hungrier than Serena to have those results again.

faboozadoo15
Jul 9th, 2005, 03:54 PM
i think she'll slump for a bit with results like maria's last year after maria won wimbledon....... nothing too awful but losses to myskina and zvonareva types i think.

RenaSlam.
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:01 PM
She plays well on the hardcourts leading up to the Open.

She'll do well.

Maryamator
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:02 PM
well i think venus iz playing pretty good these dayz.... so i think she will continue playing this cool type of tennis

TomTennis
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:06 PM
No!


If Vee had to lose, im glad it was on clay at FED cup. Its better losing here than at Stanford or Toronto. I think all she needs is a week/2 weeks rest. Even she said she was so tired.

If she gets the rest and feels refreshed before Stanford then she will dominate!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Remember that clay is where Venus has done the WORST this year. Lost in the QF at Amelia Island, lost early a Charleston and the French. She's done a lot better on hardcourts. If Venus stays healthy she'll be fine.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:12 PM
No!


If Vee had to lose, im glad it was on clay at FED cup. Its better losing here than at Stanford or Toronto. I think all she needs is a week/2 weeks rest. Even she said she was so tired.

If she gets the rest and feels refreshed before Stanford then she will dominate!

Plus, Venus feels very comfortable at the US tournaments, especially Standford that was her first professional tournament.

Experimentee
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:13 PM
She wont follow in Serenas footsteps. They re not the same person. Just because one gets injured doesnt mean the other will.

up!
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:16 PM
i can't choose any of this suggestion. i think Venus will play very good tennis one day and very poor tennis the next day.

Paneru
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:29 PM
So long as Venus can maintain her
health she'll do just fine.

That's what it's about for Venus,
be healthy enough so that she
can train as she likes to.

Knizzle
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Venus probably won't dominate, but she'll have good results. I don't see much losing before the SF's now.

SJW
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:39 PM
if she can stay healthy. that's something Serena couldn't do.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Health is the key for Venus. Health is the reason why she won Wimbledon...she ran down balls, kept her serve up, etc; Injuries is THE only reason why Venus has declined, everyone knows it but refuses to admit it.

justine&coria
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:48 PM
If Venus doesn't get injured, it'll be ok. Don't think she'll be dominating though, because Justine, Kim, Sharapova, Davenport are here.
No way she will follow Serena's steps : the level she displayed at Wimbledon is a lot higher than Serena's at AO.

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 9th, 2005, 06:39 PM
You may want her to slump but Venus has been improving and going up this whole year. I can't imagine that she'll go in the opposite direction.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 9th, 2005, 06:42 PM
Was Richard at Fed Cup? Because he is going to be the one keeping her at top level for the rest of the season I believe.