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Kiswana
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:04 PM
What do you think? It's a public poll. :p

Il Primo!
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:07 PM
We can say nothing about a player who has just played a unique tourney and lost in the 1rst round..But in shape she surely can,I think

Drake1980
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:07 PM
no

tennisjay
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Venus is not as bad on clay as some people make it out to be, maybe should could have won last year if not from that girl cheating, but we will never know. I think if she gets into good shape she has a slight chance, but my picks are.

1. Justin
2. Kim
3. Lena D
4. Hingis
5. Patty
6. Serena
7. Momo
8. Venus
9. Maria S.
10. Petrova

LH2HBH
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Venus is pretty good on the clay, has won many titles on clay and has reached the finals of the French once and quarters on three other occasions.

The only trouble is the key to winning on clay is consistency which is not Venus's strong suit, especially if she is not match tough going into the clay court season.

RJWCapriati
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:16 PM
no and never, too many errors on the slow clay.

AsGoodAsNew
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:41 PM
They say one shold never say never. But I will say never. But does it actually matter? Surprisingly there are people I know who haven't heard of Justine who has won it twice, but sure know who Venus is!

tennisboi
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:03 PM
No offence or anything but if Venus wins the French open I think pigs will start flying

junlee_vee
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:08 PM
I'm a huge Venus fan, and I think she can, but if I'm being realistic, I don't think she will. Hopefully she will surprise me one day. :)

Stamp Paid
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Venus is good on clay, but she sucks at Roland Garros. However, I doubt if she'll have a third consecutive fluke loss at the tournament.

PatrickRyan
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:10 PM
No offence or anything but if Venus wins the French open I think pigs will start flying
i think the pigs are getting ready to fly :)
i think many people forget that venus was a finalist there

-sugi-
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:16 PM
no

Sanneriet
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:20 PM
Not the way this year is going...she has ONE official tour match, which she lost. But, if Mary can do it, Venus surely can.

IceHock
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:20 PM
theres no way she can beat henin on clay no affence

Wojtek
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:22 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:38 PM
No. I would probably say never.
She hasnt evolved her game enough towards the clay.
She slides better on clay than any American I have ever seen. That part does seem very natural to her.
Other Americans need to take a lesson from Venus.
Other than that she doesnt have too much margin for error on her groundstrokes which hurt her a bit.
She doesnt have exceptional upper arm and shoulder strength which doesnt help with the topspin used on clay.
She doesnt come in enough on clay to use her arm length as an advantage.
2 of those three can be fixed with a slight grip change.

Stamp Paid
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:44 PM
theres no way she can beat henin on clay no affence

Theres NO way? :lol::lol::lol::tape:

Equipped
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:47 PM
I was hoping the options would be:

Yes __
No __
Hell No __

Stamp Paid
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:47 PM
No. I would probably say never.
She hasnt evolved her game enough towards the clay.
She slides better on clay than any American I have ever seen. That part does seem very natural to her.
Other Americans need to take a lesson from Venus.
Other than that she doesnt have too much margin for error on her groundstrokes which hurt her a bit.
She doesnt have exceptional upper arm and shoulder strength which doesnt help with the topspin used on clay.
She doesnt come in enough on clay to use her arm length as an advantage.
2 of those three can be fixed with a slight grip change.

Evert didn't slide well?
And Venus' footwork becomes VERY suspect on clay. Serena slides better than her. (Well maybe not anymore - but the last time I saw Serena on red clay, she slid better)

IceHock
Mar 17th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Theres NO way? :lol::lol::lol::tape:


no there seriously isnt.shes not gunna win on clay

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Evert didn't slide well?
And Venus' footwork becomes VERY suspect on clay. Serena slides better than her. (Well maybe not anymore - but the last time I saw Serena on red clay, she slid better)

I look at it this way.
For most Americans its already hard to slide side-to-side well.
Chris Evert was probably better at it than Venus from side-to-side.
Venus is better with her front slide towards the net.
Chris Evert was always a bit hesitant to come to net during her career.
It was something that Navritilova took full advantage of.
It shown in her footwork and also in her slides towards and around the net.
Venus even has a diagonal back slide she uses on her backhand sometimes.

tennisjay
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:02 PM
No offence or anything but if Venus wins the French open I think pigs will start flying


That will only happen if Lindsay wins.

Lulu.
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:35 PM
I dont know if she will. But she certainly can if she wants to

LucasArg
Mar 17th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Why not? With Venus you never know.

tennisboi
Mar 17th, 2006, 09:48 PM
That will only happen if Lindsay wins.

As a fan of hers I totally agree. If she wins the French I think the sky will cave in

venus_rulez
Mar 17th, 2006, 10:27 PM
Venus has as good a chance as anyone not named Henin hardenne to win the French Open. She has won many titles and has a very solid record on clay. However, what is so funny about Venus is that these days she's just as capable of losing to a french qualifier at Roland Garros as well :lol:

LoveFifteen
Mar 17th, 2006, 10:37 PM
With the way things look for Venus at this point, I think a better question should be "Will Venus win her first-round match at the French?"

I sincerely hope she is playing good tennis. We'll see in Miami, I guess.

Volcana
Mar 17th, 2006, 11:22 PM
Hmmm... in terms of tournament wins, Venus is probably #6 or #7 on the tour, at worst.

Anyone below age 25, who has won the French, has to be ranked above her. That's three. Throw in Clijsters. Mauresmo is better on clay, but not at Roland Garros. Pierce .... oh what the hell, props to an ex-champ.

Venus has won Rome, and been a finalist a Roland Garros. That's way better than most. Of course, a player that's played one match all year can hardly be favored at Roland Garros.