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TomTennis
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Nice win for Venus and great comeback from yesterday!!!!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Wojtek
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Well done Venus

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:15 AM
:lol: :woohoo: :bounce: Go Venus!!!!

Brooks.
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:15 AM
VENUS! :hearts: :hearts: :angel: :worship: :bounce:

xr6turbo
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:17 AM
:lol: :yeah: Go Vee

Stu_Vee
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:18 AM
Well Done Venus !! :bounce: :hearts: :hearts:

Sunny_Boy
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Well done venus!! but wtf happened to Elena D?

Brooks.
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Dementieva only held serve one time :tape: .........yet venus had more double faults........you can definitely tell that elena is trying to change her service motion a bit......overall not a very high quality match though......venus didnt seem to have that much energy and elena never seemed able to get things going for herself.......venus just played the better match

@m@nd@
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:25 AM
seems like venus played a reali good match
well done :yeah:

elena......:crying2:

VRee_Willario
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:25 AM
Way to go Venus, bouncing back from that horrible match yesterday!
:worship: :worship:

Paneru
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:32 AM
Nice return after that tough
match yesterday.

Nice work Venus. :cool:

davidmario
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Wow:eek: Stunning win over the 2004 French Open finalist on clay:eek:

JenFan75
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:42 AM
Elena!!! wtf?! :sad: :(

switz
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:44 AM
well done Venus but Elena has been pretty bloody awful in big matches this year.

Elena you have been Dementinated (by yourself)

switz
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:45 AM
Elena!!! wtf?! :sad: :(

obviously an american patriot ;)

CJ07
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:56 AM
good job Venus....now get some rest!

Experimentee
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Where are the people who were saying yesterday that Venus would have a bad season bc she lost to Myskina? By their logic, she will now have a great hardcourt season :lol:

ys
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Excellent match, Venus.. :yeah:

xr6turbo
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:10 AM
Where are the people who were saying yesterday that Venus would have a bad season bc she lost to Myskina? By their logic, she will now have a great hardcourt season :lol:
:)

DanWoody
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:12 AM
I think, Elena needs more condition training; maybe that's why she didn't play well against top players this year.


Woody

Dymension
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:13 AM
:eek:

ys
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:14 AM
I think, Elena needs more condition training; maybe that's why she didn't play well against top players this year.


Woody

Elena has just dumped her coach, with whom she reached two GS finals in one season.

Harju.
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:16 AM
Allez Vee :yeah:.

DanWoody
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Elena has just dumped her coach, with whom she reached two GS finals in one season.

Who is her trainer now?


Woody :)

SJW
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:33 AM
damn...Venus put the smackdown on her
Venus :yeah:
Lena :sad:

Maria Croft
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:36 AM
Looks to me like Elena used this match too practice, knowing that Myskina would win anyway :tape: :lol:

VRee_Willario
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Looks to me like Elena used this match too practice, knowing that Myskina would win anyway :tape: :lol:
You can win practice matches too,
Bur threre's never toooo much practice

Maria Croft
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:45 AM
You can win practice matches too,
Bur threre's never toooo much practice


Not against Venus you can't ;)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:55 AM
Lena :help:

ys
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Looks to me like Elena used this match too practice, knowing that Myskina would win anyway :tape: :lol:

Lena has just played an awful match. No excuses here.

davidmario
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Elena has just dumped her coach, with whom she reached two GS finals in one season.
...who wasn't able to show Elena how to serve :wavey:

aNYthing
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:40 PM
great win for Vee :hearts:

Chunchun
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:45 PM
:crying2: :tape:

vettipooh
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:45 PM
Great win for Venus...just wish she could have done that vs Myskina. Now USA is out of the finals.:bigcry:

No Name Face
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:51 PM
yeah, lena isn't a top 5 player anymore. she struggles against players like klaschka only to go out to great players like clijsters and venus 1 and 2. i know lena's a fighter so she's being completely outclassed right now.

...better luck next season.

Paneru
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:56 PM
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http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/9075/xmj106071006800x6008vb.jpg

btw, Venus has decided to play
doubles with Corina.

victory1
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Great win for Venus...just wish she could have done that vs Myskina. Now USA is out of the finals.:bigcry:

Yeah but clay was a handicap after playing 7 straight matches on grass. She would have adapted faster if it was hardcourt. That's why it's a big deal when a women or men are able to win Rolland Garros and Wimbledon back to back!

VRee_Willario
Jul 10th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Not against Venus you can't ;)
Well that's true ;)

gmak
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:01 PM
lena :rolleyes: :tape: :mad: simply awful....

Knizzle
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:02 PM
Excellent match, Venus.. :yeah:
ys what were you saying yesterday again??

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Go Venus!


I wonder if this will go five pages?:tape:

xr6turbo
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Go Venus!


I wonder if this will go five pages?:tape:
:haha: I seriously doubt it.

SJW
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:21 PM
well im willing to help :devil:

CoolDude7
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:35 PM
Go VEEE, great try Elena!

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:37 PM
I know your loss makes you sad, Lena, so I also feel sad.

But congratulations to the Wimbledon champion!

And also thanks to Venus for going to Moscow after winning Wimbledon, because she could have easily backed out.

V-MAC
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Congrats Vee :bounce: nice way to show that you have NO intentions of returning to the old form pre-Wimbledon like the haters would love you to do ;) now where is that Elena D fanatic who keeps on saying " ________ has been dementiated" or whatever after Elena wins a match :tape: :lol: Vee gave her a major dose of her own medicine today. Anyway cheer up Dementieva fans, there is no shame in losing to the Wimbledon queen.

Tennisaddict
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Venus :eek: I hoped that she would win but I never expected her to do it with this score. Well done Venus :yeah:.

Very nice pictures Kabuke, I can't ever get enough of pictures where Venus is gritting her teeth :worship: :lol:.

CoolDude7
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:46 PM
I know your loss makes you sad, Lena, so I also feel sad.

But congratulations to the Wimbledon champion!

And also thanks to Venus for going to Moscow after winning Wimbledon, because she could have easily backed out.

I totally agree :wavey:

geoepee
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:49 PM
Venus :eek: I hoped that she would win but I never expected her to do it with this score. Well done Venus :yeah:.

Very nice pictures Kabuke, I can't ever get enough of pictures where Venus is gritting her teeth :worship: :lol:.
Ditto :)

Reebok, get this woman a new dress ASAP!

Well done Venus! :) Besides the doubles, what's next on Venus' schedule for tennis?

V-MAC
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Venus :eek: I hoped that she would win but I never expected her to do it with this score. Well done Venus :yeah:.

Very nice pictures Kabuke, I can't ever get enough of pictures where Venus is gritting her teeth :worship: :lol:.

yep nice pics but WHY is Venus wearing her early 2004 season outfits still for?? :confused: surely now, as the reigning Wimbledon champion, Vee won't have to make do with recycling old outfits.

Sportfan
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:51 PM
Well done Venus. Good luck with doubles.

deckham
Jul 10th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Way to go Venus, bouncing back from that horrible match yesterday!
:worship: :worship:
wasn't horrible venus yesterday.... just too good myskina..... :) :woohoo:

no one touches myskina at home..... :drink:

CoolDude7
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:03 PM
someone said that venus had 60+ errors yesterday lol. I am glad she bounced back

spokenword73
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:04 PM
Venus you are fierce!
Nice job.
ED needs (serving) help-fast.

Tennisaddict
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:05 PM
Ditto :)

Reebok, get this woman a new dress ASAP!

Well done Venus! :) Besides the doubles, what's next on Venus' schedule for tennis?

She's going to play in Stanford which starts at 25 July. I think she has finalist points to defend there.

Tennisaddict
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:09 PM
yep nice pics but WHY is Venus wearing her early 2004 season outfits still for?? :confused: surely now, as the reigning Wimbledon champion, Vee won't have to make do with recycling old outfits.

I'll bet you that they're working their butts off to come up with a great line for Venus at Reebok.
I think that we''ll see Venus in some stunning outfits at the hardcourts, at least that's what I'm hoping, because Venus body is one of the best in the WTA Tour :yeah:.

V-MAC
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:16 PM
I'll bet you that they're working their butts off to come up with a great line for Venus at Reebok.
I think that we''ll see Venus in some stunning outfits at the hardcourts, at least that's what I'm hoping, because Venus body is one of the best in the WTA Tour :yeah:.

Yes surely at the US Open, she'll be wearing something spectacular ( if Reebok will get their act together :mad: ) :eek:

frenchie
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:28 PM
I think this result is pretty embarrassing for Elena!

morningglory
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Good job, Venus... :)
Yelena... maybe you'll do better when you learn to serve a bit better. Good luck in the finals :)

V-MAC
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:32 PM
I think this result is pretty embarrassing for Elena!

Elena can hold her head proud, like I said before, she lost to the Wimbledon queen so it many ways an expected result.

lizchris
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:41 PM
ys what were you saying yesterday again??


Good win for Venus. Too bad she and Corina lost in doubles.

I'll tell you what he/she said yesterday. This person said that Venus could go into a slump because of this. Well, I guess the slump ended.

igost
Jul 10th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Thank you Venus, for trying. Unfortunately, can't do it alone.

BTW, shows you once again who's real #1 in Russia

K-Dog
Jul 10th, 2005, 04:16 PM
I am happy that Venus absolutely dominated today in singles. It was hard for me on Saturday morning in San Diego's airport to see on my cell that Venus lost to Myskina. Zina must have seen tapes last night and told Venus to stay as forward in the court as possible. Venus was attacking everything today, coming in, serving pretty well, and hugging the baseline on the defense. I think that the loss yesterday helped Venus to play her best today. Too bad that Corina had to embarrass herself and bring Venus down with her today in dubs!! Good match Venus, keep staying aggresive!!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 10th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Venus :hearts:

Paneru
Jul 10th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Stumbled upon a Venus fan posting her horoscope
from msn for today and since it seems quiet a few are caught up
in what she's wearing I thought this would be rather interesting. ;)


July 10, 2005
Issues involving fashion, magazines, and the spoken or written word will all begin to take a slow turn in a positive direction today, Venus. You may find that these things have been somewhat obscured lately, or at least development in these areas has been in more of a backward rather than a forward motion. The good news is that the tide is turning, and you should notice over the next few weeks that things are getting back on track.


:cool:

Haute
Jul 10th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Go Venus!


I wonder if this will go five pages?:tape:

Took the words right out of my mouth. :lol: It's amazing how short these threads are when everyone isn't clammoring over each other to be the first one to declare Venus's season as dead. ;)

Great win Vee! She's starting to conquer some of the demons from the past year that have kept her from beating players she should have won against. :)

Knizzle
Jul 10th, 2005, 06:07 PM
``It was difficult to find energy after so many weeks of playing,'' Williams said. ``I definitely was not my normal self for sure. Last night I wanted to win for the team and that was important. It's definitely hard because it's not just one person. It's a disappointment for the whole team.''

Williams saved four break points in the opening game and won four straight games in the first set against Dementieva for a 5-1 lead. In the second set, Williams jumped ahead 4-1, saved a break point while serving for match at 5-2 and won with a backhand volley.

``It was another Williams today,'' Dementieva said. ``She was playing different tennis today.''

Myskina was glad she didn't have to face Williams on Sunday.

``I think she was really hurt that she lost to me,'' Myskina said. ``Her ego was hurt and she really wanted to give a point to her team. That's why she found extra motivation.''

Volcana
Jul 10th, 2005, 06:36 PM
All fine and good, but we don't win Fed Cup this year. If we have to play on clay, our Fed Cup team needs to be Venus and Serena in singles and doubles. We just don't have any other elite clay courters, and they're the most accomplished American doubles team.

deja_entendu
Jul 10th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Too bad that Corina had to embarrass herself and bring Venus down with her today in dubs!!

:retard:

Knizzle
Jul 10th, 2005, 06:59 PM
:retard:

I didn't see the dubs, but I have to agree with deja here that's was a stupid thing to say.

Vamos Feńa
Jul 10th, 2005, 07:01 PM
Lena :sad: :sad: :sad:
How many DF-s she had?
Venus congratz...

manu32
Jul 10th, 2005, 07:12 PM
bravo venus and myskina.....sorry for lindsay and mysterious selection of dementieva....(kuznetsova not injured,sharapova better russian on wta rankings).....is fed cup an politically correct or sportive event???
but i think that eltsine is not poutine.....what's the problem??

HAIL-VENUS
Jul 10th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Congrats Vee. I knew my girl wouldn't go down without a fight. Myskina's right, Vee's pride was probabaly a bit bruised by her loss yesterday, and she was more determined to at least get the US on the board. Oh, well, maybe next year team USA will be comprised of our most elite players.

Mathijs
Jul 10th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Lena :( :sad: what a bad loss :sobbing:

roxi
Jul 10th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Auch!!!!!!!That hurts, Lena!!!!!!!!!!1 Nice win Vee!!!!

raquel
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:03 PM
Well done Venus on keeping the team in the tie (at that point) and on a very convincing win. After struggling against the top 5 for a while, Venus has beaten 3 top 5 players in the space of 11 days :yeah:

raquel
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Thank you Venus, for trying. Unfortunately, can't do it alone.

BTW, shows you once again who's real #1 in Russia
Shows us who is the real number 1 in Russia? Who do you mean? Dementieva is the 3rd Russian behind Sharapova and Kuznetsova. Yet the 4th Russian, Myskina, beat Venus a week after Venus beat the Russian number 1. So who does this result show is the real Russian number 1?

raquel
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:12 PM
bravo venus and myskina.....sorry for lindsay and mysterious selection of dementieva....(kuznetsova not injured,sharapova better russian on wta rankings).....is fed cup an politically correct or sportive event???
but i think that eltsine is not poutine.....what's the problem??
Svetlana has a shoulder injury.

Maria, I am not sure about. There was talk about how she was back in the fold but she's on a beach somewhere so I'm assuming that was her decision and the Russian captain was OK with it (with the players Russia has, it's no surprise he was OK with it) but if Maria had made herself available and was enthusiatic about it I am sure he would have selected her.

Also mysterious selection of Dementieva? She's number 5 in the world and the highest ranked player of the tie. Nothing mysterious about it IMO.

Haute
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Shows us who is the real number 1 in Russia? Who do you mean? Dementieva is the 3rd Russian behind Sharapova and Kuznetsova. Yet the 4th Russian, Myskina, beat Venus a week after Venus beat the Russian number 1. So who does this result show is the real Russian number 1?

On clay, Myskina. On every other surface, Sharapova. ;) :lol:

Diesel
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:15 PM
Congrats to Venus on the win :) Big kudos for keeping the commitment.

Rocketta
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Very good Job Vee, now go get some rest! :yeah:

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:22 PM
:eek: Elena :sad: :sad:



Vee :worship: :D

selyoink
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Terrible result for Lena.

Nice comeback by Venus after the loss the day before. She really had a statement victory over Lena.

volta
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:13 AM
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btw, Venus has decided to play
doubles with Corina.
DAM HOT :drool: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: Vee :worship: :worship:

K-Dog
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:39 AM
I didn't see the dubs, but I have to agree with deja here that's was a stupid thing to say.

Since you haven't seen them, don't comment. Corina played the worst I've ever seen her play. She was slow, lunging for volleys a step away and mishitting them, serving awful, and missing easy sitters at the net. Venus did make errors, but Corina expected Venus to carry her like Mary, Lindsay, and Patty have done for her, and Venus is used to having a great partner on her side. I'm sorry, but in my opinion Corina embarrassed herslef out there today. The supposed no. 14 doubles player in the world and Oz open finalist was the worst player on the court today. Even Katrina Adams said that the Russians were picking on Corina today. She expected Venus to win the doubles for her!!

Knizzle
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:49 AM
Since you haven't seen them, don't comment. Corina played the worst I've ever seen her play. She was slow, lunging for volleys a step away and mishitting them, serving awful, and missing easy sitters at the net. Venus did make errors, but Corina expected Venus to carry her like Mary, Lindsay, and Patty have done for her, and Venus is used to having a great partner on her side. I'm sorry, but in my opinion Corina embarrassed herslef out there today. The supposed no. 14 doubles player in the world and Oz open finalist was the worst player on the court today. Even Katrina Adams said that the Russians were picking on Corina today. She expected Venus to win the doubles for her!!

No matter how she played, you made a stupid comment. They were a team so they lost together.

K-Dog
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:04 AM
No matter how she played, you made a stupid comment. They were a team so they lost together.

Okay, so if you want to be politically correct, yes they lost as a team. They both made errors and therefore they lost. But I was so embarrassed for Corina out there today, as well as angry with her for her performance. I don't like doubles players that pick a high ranked partner and expect them to carry her/him to the win. Corina is a perfect example of where having friends in high places can be a benefit!!

Knizzle
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:04 AM
Okay, so if you want to be politically correct, yes they lost as a team. They both made errors and therefore they lost. But I was so embarrassed for Corina out there today, as well as angry with her for her performance. I don't like doubles players that pick a high ranked partner and expect them to carry her/him to the win. Corina is a perfect example of where having friends in high places can be a benefit!!

All you had to say was Venus was playing better than her. or Corina wasn't playing well.

K-Dog
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:10 AM
All you had to say was Venus was playing better than her. or Corina wasn't playing well.

Okay, maybe I should've been nicer and more politically correct. I'm sorry, I'm a singles guy and I have don't have nearly as much respect for doubles specialists as I do singles players. I guess I'm a little hard on them. I was just angry that Corina didn't really help Venus out there. She didn't adapt to Venus' game at all, and wasn't as pumped up or focused as Venus. I don't think Corina would've been like this if Lindsay would've played with her. I know it was a dead rubber, but Venus would like to maintain her great Fed Cup record.

thelittlestelf
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:41 AM
Great stuff Venus :)

Paneru
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:32 AM
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Stamp Paid
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:34 AM
Kabuke, look at Elena's expression: SALTY! BITTER! :haha: :haha:

xr6turbo
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:37 AM
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3100/3797867ne.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/alex2215/016.jpg
:lol: Whats the Russian coach lookin at :tape:

ys
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Venus looks gorgeous in white..:)

Illuminati
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Lena :sad: ...but congratulation to Venus :yeah:

Paneru
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Venus looks gorgeous in white..:)
People complain about all the white she wears
but I think white just looks so amazing on her.

Her best ever outfit was white,
03' Wimbledon.

I loved her in the green outfit
from 03' RG as well.

LucasArg
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:38 AM
Great match Venus! :wavey:

Now get ready to play on hardcourts.

Pretty tough to play grass, clay and now hard.

Good luck Vee! :bounce:

Rocketta
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:54 AM
:lol: Whats the Russian coach lookin at :tape:

haha, I was going to say something too! Someone needs to lift their eyes. :tape:

RVD
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:31 AM
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3100/3797867ne.jpg
Is this dude checking out Vee's ass? :haha: GET IT OLD DUDE! :lol:

Old Dude: "Hmm...suddenly, I've got a jones for a chocolate shake!"

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:58 AM
Kabuke, look at Elena's expression: SALTY! BITTER! :haha: :haha:

Remember the cold look she gave Serena after she killed her in the Miami '04 final. That was ICY!! I take it she doesn't like the sisters too much :haha: :haha:

Prizeidiot
Jul 11th, 2005, 07:52 AM
Hmm.... I would hope that the score would've been closer if Russia didn't pretty much have the rubber won, and Venus wasn't fired up. Because that's a pretty bad score, even if Venus is playing well.

Elena really needs to beat a top player for some confidence.

ceiling_fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 10:52 AM
wow, amazing!! :eek:

Cash411
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Venus is back. I hope she stays focus

Cash411
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:50 AM
I bought this shirt after Wimbeldon from www.celebri-tees.com

Cash411
Jul 11th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Sorry Image did not come out. When I figure out how to post it I will.

Alize's#1fan
Jul 11th, 2005, 01:49 PM
Venus turned up her game to keep the Americans in it, but then Jill lost. :(

RenaSlam.
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:24 PM
Vee looks gangsta :)

jaga_gilly
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:41 PM
Well done Venus
Dear Madam,
How are u . Hows ur family. iam always praying for ur win. I am always ur fan.
i know b4, u will win the wimbledon. i always prayed for that.
I dont knw very well english if findout any mistake please pardon. u will be the world no.1 womens player.
By jaga

jaga_gilly
Jul 11th, 2005, 02:43 PM
i send the mesage b4 u got it venus

miffedmax
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Of all the women on the tour I would not want to play after a big loss, VW is probably at the top of my list.

When I saw she lost to Myskina, my reactions were:

1. Crap. This is bad for the U.S. as we needed V to go 2-0.

2. But I'm happy for Myskina, she needs a quality win

3. Poor Lena.

Experimentee
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Wow Venus looks amazing!

TF Chipmunk
Jul 11th, 2005, 03:28 PM
:lol: The Russian coach's expression is priceless!

raquel
Jul 11th, 2005, 04:47 PM
On clay, Myskina. On every other surface, Sharapova. ;) :lol:
Really? Sveta has a better hardcourt record than Maria. Last year Sveta was 40-14 on hard, Maria was 34-11 but 9 of Maria's wins were in those Tier 4's she played in Asia. Maria only made one QF on the American hard court circuit in 4 tournaments and when Svetlana played Maria on hard court in China, she comfortably beat her 6-2, 6-2. Maria got her own back in the Australian Open but I would not say it's clear cut she's the best Russian on hard courts.

Paneru
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:42 PM
Definitely have to give the overall
edge to Sveta on hardcourts.

She is afterall the US Open Champion.

Knizzle
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:03 AM
Finally saw this match, it was really a workmanlike effort from Venus, nothing spectacular just putting pressure on Dementieva and Elena was inconsistent sometimes because of the pressure Venus put on her and sometimes not. Venus looked really tired on the court and seemed to only be mustering enough energy to beat Dementieva as fast as she could.