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In The Zone
May 31st, 2006, 06:06 PM
Unless Kuznetsova wins before 8pm local time in Paris, Venus will most likely not be playing today. This men's match has at least a set and a half to go on Chatrier and Lenglen will also have a men's match -- yet to go on. If Svetlana can win within the hour, Venus will get on -- but possibly not finish.
I hope she does get on. With her body, the day of rest is so key for her. :/

Il Primo!
May 31st, 2006, 06:08 PM
Unless Kuznetsova wins before 8pm local time in Paris, Venus will most likely not be playing today. This men's match has at least a set and a half to go on Chatrier and Lenglen will also have a men's match -- yet to go on. If Svetlana can win within the hour, Venus will get on -- but possibly not finish.
I hope she does get on. With her body, the day of rest is so key for her. :/

If she don't play this day,will she be programmed on the central tomorrow??:unsure:

lizchris
May 31st, 2006, 06:09 PM
My money says she plays tomorrow morning on Chatrier court. I can't see her starting a match , even on another court.

tonythetiger
May 31st, 2006, 06:10 PM
This really sickens me. I hope Gasquet beat Nalbandian's tail for not winning in straight sets. If Venus has to play too late or have to play two matches back to back, I will be further upset. The weather in France and England is pathetic!

Helen Lawson
May 31st, 2006, 06:13 PM
There's a price to pay when you want to make the big money, drive the fancy cars, and wear the expensive clothes.

V-MAC
May 31st, 2006, 06:13 PM
:mad: dreadful scheduling by the organisers :o putting 4 matches on Chatrier considering the weather and surface is just dumb :rolleyes: This is the kind of situation I was hoping Vee could avoid in RG, having to play matches on consecutive days :(

pierce0415
May 31st, 2006, 06:14 PM
well they can start it now on an outside court :unsure:

xin_hui
May 31st, 2006, 06:18 PM
:mad: dreadful scheduling by the organisers :o putting 4 matches on Chatrier considering the weather and surface is just dumb :rolleyes: This is the kind of situation I was hoping Vee could avoid in RG, having to play matches on consecutive days :(

what did you want them to do? 4 matches on chatrier has always been the standard, weather or not.

mr_burns
May 31st, 2006, 06:26 PM
If venus won't start they will change the shedule...only 4 full matches each day...maybe dechy or dementieva won't be on a showcourt then

RJWCapriati
May 31st, 2006, 06:29 PM
Hopefully she can just rest today :)

In The Zone
May 31st, 2006, 06:33 PM
Nalbandian is seemingly on his way to a 4-set victory as this thread is started. Venus could get on by 8:15 local time. And by this, unless she steamrolls -- and I don't think Emma will let her, Venus will have to continue tomorrow.

Rome
May 31st, 2006, 06:37 PM
Let me say this the french don't want venus to win here back to back late match come on.

Viktymise
May 31st, 2006, 06:40 PM
Its starting to look more like she might get out there and if she does i think she will be determined to finish it pretty quickly and shell prob race through it me thinks

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 06:44 PM
It's an unfortunate situation, but it is what it is. Venus has been in positions like this before though so I'm not worried. I think she knows what she has to do. The rest day would be nice though. Hopefully if she does get on court she can finish it quick.

GoDominique
May 31st, 2006, 06:45 PM
Obviously they still intend to put that match on.

Since Gasquet is folding now, it might work. They could play until 9 pm local time which is in 75 minutes, and that might just be enough.

nhissan
May 31st, 2006, 06:45 PM
Let me say this the french don't want venus to win here back to back late match come on.

I agree

davidmario
May 31st, 2006, 06:47 PM
will eurosport broadcast it?

Il Primo!
May 31st, 2006, 06:48 PM
will eurosport broadcast it?
Hell no!!Eurosport France will broadcast Sebastien Grosjean on the Suzanne :o

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 06:48 PM
Why can't RG play nightmatches? Do they not have the lights or something? I ask because doesn't Rome put on matches later than this?

davidmario
May 31st, 2006, 06:57 PM
eurosport germany is broadcasting a tape of federer vs falla and then sailing:rolleyes:

BigBabeTENNIS
May 31st, 2006, 06:58 PM
bristh euro sport are showing henman henman

PLP
May 31st, 2006, 06:59 PM
:bounce: It's about to start on ESPN2!

roooobert
May 31st, 2006, 07:00 PM
ohhh, why eurosport??? broadcast venus instead of sailing and shit

davidmario
May 31st, 2006, 07:00 PM
:bounce: It's about to start on ESPN2!
is there a live stream?

Il Primo!
May 31st, 2006, 07:00 PM
Grosjean just sucks :help:

Il Primo!
May 31st, 2006, 07:01 PM
i need to see my goddess!

jogoss_78
May 31st, 2006, 07:02 PM
Grosjean just sucks :help:

I know right :o

40-0
May 31st, 2006, 07:05 PM
i saw vee on walking the stairs of the phillipe court on the tv, so shes playing, i like her hairdo :)

davidmario
May 31st, 2006, 07:11 PM
wasn't there a live stream for roland garros`?

Nickk
May 31st, 2006, 07:12 PM
I hate Eurosport so much :mad: :mad:

Billabong
May 31st, 2006, 07:18 PM
Horrible start for Venus, 7 UFES in 2 games and down 0-2:o

Viktymise
May 31st, 2006, 07:18 PM
I think RG should seriously consider investing in some lights like the US Open

40-0
May 31st, 2006, 07:20 PM
bad idea to play today, vee needs to re group, please suspend the match

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 07:23 PM
Yikes! Venus needs to pull this together, and fast.

V-MAC
May 31st, 2006, 07:23 PM
0-3 down. damn , I bet Vee is rushing out there hoping to get this match finished quickly given the circumstances.:( I hope she can hold it together long enough this stage to st least keep in the match till bad light suspends the play...not looking good at all :mad:

V-MAC
May 31st, 2006, 07:25 PM
damn Eurosport too for not showing live tennis right niow :rolleyes: They spent over 4 and half hours of their coverage today showing Nicolas Kiefer :tape:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 31st, 2006, 07:25 PM
Down 0-3 to Emma Laine :help: :shrug:

Billabong
May 31st, 2006, 07:27 PM
It's getting worse and worse, 14 UFES and absolutely no rhythm for Venus, the stands are 98% empty now:eek:..

V-MAC
May 31st, 2006, 07:27 PM
getting worse :sad: Venus obviously is in "switched off" mode. I guess the cold conditions out there aren't helping her either. well I presume there will be at least another 30 mins of play but the way things are going at the moment, match could be over before then :(

cometz9
May 31st, 2006, 07:28 PM
Venus :o

No Name Face
May 31st, 2006, 07:28 PM
get vee some :help:

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 07:28 PM
Venus should be eating this girl for breakfast. GRRRRRRR

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 07:28 PM
Vee can't keep the ball in play. The worriesome thing is I don't sense much fight in her right now.

E. Blackadder
May 31st, 2006, 07:29 PM
At the rate this is going, they might indeed finish up in 65 minutes, but it'll be Laine who'll play the 3rd round

Down 0-4 against Emma Laine :tape:

middy
May 31st, 2006, 07:30 PM
Well she is 0% on 2nd serve :o

Her UE to winners ratio is not bad at all 9-12. The problem is Elaine is making nada errors she is 0-7 :eek:

Billabong
May 31st, 2006, 07:30 PM
Venus got on board with 2 winners, but still she looks uncomfortable out there..

40-0
May 31st, 2006, 07:32 PM
oh shes coming alive..

Dasha_
May 31st, 2006, 07:34 PM
guess it's getting better now...

Billabong
May 31st, 2006, 07:35 PM
Venus is on now, winners all over the place, 3-4!

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 07:35 PM
I hope she's settling in. Sometimes with Vee she comes back from down but then still gives up ground.

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 31st, 2006, 07:36 PM
I hate British Eurosport!!!

Why the hell are they showing Henman :fiery:

Dasha_
May 31st, 2006, 07:38 PM
2 brake points for 4 all. GO VENUS!!!

No Name Face
May 31st, 2006, 07:38 PM
Venus is on now, winners all over the place, 3-4!

lol at venus being 'on.'

laine is probably the worst player i've ever seen on tv.

40-0
May 31st, 2006, 07:39 PM
wow from 1-4 to 4-4 :O

BigBabeTENNIS
May 31st, 2006, 07:40 PM
i hate bristh eurosport to

Dasha_
May 31st, 2006, 07:40 PM
well, 4-4 - the match has just started. I think Vee was justing warming up!!!!

-sugi-
May 31st, 2006, 07:42 PM
Emma :sad: I want to watch the match but can't

I hope someone will upload it

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 07:44 PM
Oh Venus, she kills me sometimes.

cometz9
May 31st, 2006, 07:45 PM
Venus :tape: if she doesn't take this set after coming back from 0-4 :help:

akosijepoy
May 31st, 2006, 07:48 PM
C'mon Venus! You can do it!!!

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 07:49 PM
This is the Richard difference

LucasArg
May 31st, 2006, 07:50 PM
5-5 now. What is going on???

Helen Lawson
May 31st, 2006, 07:50 PM
I can't believe the Finnish chick is giving Venus a hard time.

middy
May 31st, 2006, 07:50 PM
This match is fugly :tape:

LucasArg
May 31st, 2006, 07:51 PM
Anyone watching? Why is Venus so erratic?

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 07:55 PM
I am not watching the match but based on the statistics I would say that Laine is just very consistent

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 07:56 PM
Anyone watching? Why is Venus so erratic?

Honestly it's hard to tell. She's certainly not spraying errors like she was in the begining but she's making them at crucial points. Laine isn't, which is I believe what is making the difference.

5-6, come on Vee

akosijepoy
May 31st, 2006, 07:57 PM
match conditions isn't really helping. they should've postponed it for tomorrow.

davidmario
May 31st, 2006, 07:57 PM
fight now, venus:fiery:

mc8114
May 31st, 2006, 07:58 PM
I am not watching, what´s the score now?

davidmario
May 31st, 2006, 07:58 PM
0-30 go now!

Viktymise
May 31st, 2006, 07:58 PM
Laine is barely doing much vee has 4 times as many winners as her but nearly 4 times as many UE

Viktymise
May 31st, 2006, 08:00 PM
break vee break it 30-40

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 08:00 PM
They are going into the tiebreaker

Viktymise
May 31st, 2006, 08:02 PM
Its a tiebreak, vee seems to have been rushing because she knew she wasnt gonna have alot of time out here

40-0
May 31st, 2006, 08:03 PM
wow i cant believe that in paris is 9 00 and its not that dark yet!!

mc8114
May 31st, 2006, 08:03 PM
What's going on? are they still playing?

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 08:07 PM
She has 4 set points

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 08:08 PM
Gone 7-6 (2) PHEWWW!!!

Dasha_
May 31st, 2006, 08:08 PM
Venus won the stupid set FINALLY!!!! 7-6 (2)

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 08:08 PM
Venus got the first set 7-2 in the tiebreaker. She's cleaned up her errors somewhat and is hitting more winners which is a good sign. But her serve is still a little shakey. She'll need to step it up in the 2nd set. Laine may not have a lot of weapons but she has belief and she's fighting pretty hard.

akosijepoy
May 31st, 2006, 08:08 PM
Poor stats from Vee :(
C'mon clean it up on the 2nd set!!

40-0
May 31st, 2006, 08:10 PM
its cold in paris, vee playing with a t shirt

LH2HBH
May 31st, 2006, 08:34 PM
it looks like she finally has control over the match

calabar
May 31st, 2006, 08:37 PM
Let me say this the french don't want venus to win here back to back late match come on.
What does this statement means?

Couver
May 31st, 2006, 08:38 PM
Venus' net game is very off today.

sfselesfan
May 31st, 2006, 08:40 PM
Venus up a break at 4-2...time to consolidate...

Her errors are way down in the second set.

SF

ico4498
May 31st, 2006, 08:44 PM
5 -2

akosijepoy
May 31st, 2006, 08:49 PM
YES!!! Congrats Venus!
It's weird that other matches were suspended but theirs wasnt
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060531/capt.a6a1fd96a74c4342a30969a196cb0c10.france_frenc h_open_tennis_rog164.jpg

GO VENUS!!!