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azinna
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:36 PM
That's my girl. Next up: Ana or Nicole. Let's work through this, V!

G1Player2
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Solid match from both. :) A little tense their at the end.

Josh.
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:36 PM
:yeah: venus

Andy.
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Well done Venus, I really hope she can win the title again this year

BigBabeTENNIS
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:37 PM
amazing venus

cartmancop
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:37 PM
YES! A little tight at the end, but other than that excellent overall. Big favorite to reach the final. Both are gonna give her tons of pace and a flat ball to hit.

junlee_vee
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:37 PM
:woohoo: Go Venus!!!

Got a little tight at the end, but wonderful match for Vee!!!

Nemo_Kool
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
haha..u remember a couple of weeks ago people branded Venus a hot mess....ha shut up lol!!! GO VEE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Il Primo!
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH :banana: Damn Venus, you lift my hopes up and it's too dangerous, I don't want to be disappointed :o

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
:eek: great match from both
vee is the class player left in the draw-sveta could have beaten anyone else today, ive never seen her play so well and lose

title to venus!

roxi
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Well done Vee!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
:worship: VENUS! YES! That makes it 7 out the past 8 years where a Williams sister is in the Wimbledon semis :yeah:

and 7 straight years when Serena and Venus play there together :yeah:

nhissan
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Good job Venus
Kuznetsova :hug:

hablo
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Impressive stuff! :drool:
C'mon Venus!. :drive:
You need to win Wimbledon this season. :armed:

Dexter
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
Congrats Venus on making the finals.

Good fight at the end, Swieta!

kiwifan
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM
I agree both played great tennis...

...until Vee had to serve for the match :scared:...

...let's hope she got that out of her system. :angel:

Now that was worth waking up at 3:57am for :cool:

WF4EVER
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Something did not look right with Venus in that last game. Was it nerves? I certainly hope that that's all it was because she wasn't jumping into her serves, she was arming it and she was not moving well at all.

Anyway congrats Vee and whatever it is work it out by tomorrow, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spokenword73
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Congrats, Vee. Wonderful job.

Vaidisova
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Venus:yeah:

supergrunt
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:39 PM
The last game scared me. :unsure: Go V! :bounce:

Avid Merrion
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
:banana: woohoo!! well done Venus! :yeah:

:awww: at Serena sitting in the players box and not being able to clap properly because of the strapping on her thumb.

good luck in the next round Venus!! :D

Slutiana
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
great match...well done both...i've become a fan of sveta after this match:worship:

venus to win wimbledon!

Kai
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
congrats Venus :yeah: :D

BigBabeTENNIS
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

cancelled1
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
:bigclap: :yippee: :bounce:
Go Venus!

Chance
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
I just jumped lol

I'm surprised Liz didn't create this thread ;)

It's amazing a stranger across the other side of the world can make you happy...lol Now I can have dinner lol

btw
CONGRATULATIONS VENUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope i get to see this match and see V's reaction when she wins!

venusdemilo
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
:yeah: Venus! Well done! Now win it all!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Just wish she could convert on those bps better :lol: but that's just being picky :yeah: Good job V!

Highlandman
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Again so amazing! Wow, I am so happy, sooo happy! :worship: :worship: Venus is back :woohoo: :yeah: :crazy: :aparty: I came home 10 minutes ago and I am just here for 15 minutes and in this time Venus won her match :yeah: :worship: :worship:

Please win this event now Venus :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

She beat second great player in two sets now :hearts: :worship:

Despite all this rain here in Germany, I'm feeling so good now:D

1jackson2001
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
The fucking Venus Williams! :hearts:

Yarden
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Great match Svetlana, even though you lost :yeah: :hug:
Congrats Venus, take the title :D

jbone_0307
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
She had me nervous the last game. She was up 40-0 and then she was down set point, but that was just nerves, I assume.

"Topaz"
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Carry on, Vee! :worship:

nhissan
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Congrats Venus on making the finals.

Good fight at the end, Swieta!
semi final

Impressive stuff! :drool:
C'mon Venus!. :drive:
You need to win Wimbledon this season. :armed:

yeah good work Vee
I think Sveta and Vens are friends :)

drez
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Fucking Venus Williams!
Now take the title!

mandy7
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
godverdomme :sad:

TSequoia01
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Venus played Great, serving big. If she keeps serving like this.............:eek:

Rachel_
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Venus was awesome today

Kampi
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Bravo Venus.:worship: :worship::worship: Looks like a rebirth of a champion.:D
Fantastic performance. BIG congrats.:wavey:

MistyGrey
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
That was an amazing performance! :eek:
IMO she is the player to beat at Wimbledon after todays match!

Ben.
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
venus :yeah: a nice solid win for her :D
keep this nice form going & go for title no.4 :yeah:

sveta :hug: you played really well but just beaten by the better player. but still a good performance this wimby :D

Thanx4nothin
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Defintiely that and the one be4 are the best perormances of any woman in the tournament so far and as the commentators said, noone in the draw can really cope with that...so if she keeps it up....don't be surprised to see her lifting a 4th plate.

Nemo_Kool
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Revenge for those tight losses earlier in the year...Now go get em!!!

Russianboy
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
YAY Venus! please win wimbledon :D
sveta :sad: next time :D

Nemo_Kool
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Revenge for those tight losses earlier in the year...Now go get em!!!

vettipooh
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
:woohoo: wtg Vee!!! :bounce: All the way, baby!!! If she keeps this up, that title is hers, hot mess or not!!!! :p

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Congrtas to Vee and her Fans!

simba
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
congrats to Venus.
better luck next time Kutzy

Infiniti2001
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
http://i9.tinypic.com/626cbnp.jpg

venus_rulez
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Beautiful. Venus has that look to her. Well done Venus, again just phenomenial stuff.

bandabou
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:44 PM
wow 2nd top 10 win in a row. impressive

Naranoc
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:44 PM
:woohoo:

maddogz48
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Congrats Venus. 2 top 10 players in a row. I hope Ivanovic wins her quarterfinals match so you can defeat a third consecutive top tenner. :)

TSequoia01
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Amazing how Venus has worked her way into this tourney, simply amazing.

Shuji Shuriken
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Fucking hell :hearts: :kiss:...amazing match for both of them :eek:. But Venus Williams :eek: :hearts: :kiss:. I love this woman. How people can give up on her is beyond me :hearts: :kiss:. Amazing day for her supporters :worship: :hearts:. The title is all but yours baby :kiss: :hearts:.

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Proud of ole Venus...she's gettin that confindence back. I still say she played better when she played Sharapova. The serve wasnt lethal like it was yesterday.. not as hard or as fast..but still faster than the remaining women left. The ground strokes are on point with the expection of a few forehand sprays. Everything else was on point. She was pissing me off the last game....I saw that unconsistent Venus trying to crack through..but she got Kuetz and those braids up outta Wimbledon...GOOD JOB! NO MERCY VENUS WILLIAMS!!

vw.
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Woohoo. Great job Venus, especially getting a bit nervous serving it out.

Make the finals baby! :cool:

Viktymise
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:46 PM
:worship: Great 1st set from Venus, not as good as againnst Sharapova but still good performance. I got a bit nervous in the second :unsure: but you came through ;), win it all pleeeease :yeah:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:46 PM
:banana: woohoo!! well done Venus! :yeah:

:awww: at Serena sitting in the players box and not being able to clap properly because of the strapping on her thumb.

good luck in the next round Venus!! :D

:sad::awww:

:o @ the people saying Serena was on a plane home :rolleyes:

:hug: Ree!

G1Player2
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:46 PM
wow 2nd top 10 win in a row. impressive


Agreed. Her movement is what's really impressive. Sveta was going for some impossible shots. :tape:

Iceland
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Congrats Venus. :yeah:
Impressive tournament from the worst to the best !

jbone_0307
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:46 PM
If she were to win this title, it would make up for all of those tough loses that we've seen her go through this year ten-fold.

azinna
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:47 PM
....Big favorite to reach the final. Both are gonna give her tons of pace and a flat ball to hit.

Yes, if she's confident yet careful about either player, she's through. But neither one will be great prep for the likely finalist.....well, let me not get ahead of myself. Well done, V!

kadirelf
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Congrats Venus
Good Luck SemiFinal
Go Venus Go GO

nikita771
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:48 PM
Yea, Venus:bounce: :bounce: I'm so excited for her. She has become a different player this second week and I am thrilled. There's something about Venus and Wimbledon that go hand in hand. Whether she plays Ana or Nicole, tomorrow's going to be a challenging match and I pray that she continues to play like she's done these past two days.

cellophane
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:48 PM
Very impressive from Venus. High quality match. Sveta played like the best I've seen her. :eek:

Chance
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:49 PM
umm now I'm worried I just read in the last game Vee didn't look like she was jumping into her serve, is that right?

btw good fight Svetlana!

winone23
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Congrats Venus. 2 top 10 players in a row. I hope Ivanovic wins her quarterfinals match so you can defeat a third consecutive top tenner. :)

Nicole is currently #10 in the world, so Venus can still make it 3 in a row

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Great match from Vee, not as solid as yesterday but she got through in straights against a well playing opponent.

winone23
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:52 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: Go Venus!!!! Kuzzy :hug:

I'm so happy right now!!! Venus made me proud!

soomaal
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Her serve wasn't on like yesterday, but still good enough to beat any player out there. I think that if she only worked on those break points she would save herself some time. But that doesn't matter as all that matters is that she won and is the player to beat at wimbledon now!!

Now go get that title and look forward to a wonderful summer season!!

Sam L
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Go Venus!

If Ana wins next this could be a perfect slam for me.

winone23
Jul 5th, 2007, 12:54 PM
:sad::awww:

:o @ the people saying Serena was on a plane home :rolleyes:

:hug: Ree!

I knew Serena was going to stay. She wants to make sure big sis wins the title.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:00 PM
Where the hell is the thread??? :lol:

Great first set. Both players played really well. Best set of tennis I have seen in this years Championships ;)

That last game was tight.

Good luck in the next round Venus :hug:

G1Player2
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:01 PM
I made the thread but I don't know what happened to it. :shrug:

vw.
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Lol, that's really weird, just disappeared...

Anyways. WOOHOO Venus!

azinna
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Strangeness. Got a thread going and now...

Avid Merrion
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:03 PM
oh well, we have to congratulate Venus all over agian! :lol:
:banana:well done Vee!!! :D

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:03 PM
I made the thread but I don't know what happened to it. :shrug:

lol i thought something was wrong since the match ended ages ago lol.

maryc
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:04 PM
Good match! Good fighting from Sveta, and amazing play from Venus.

Uranium
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:04 PM
:woohoo: Win your 4th Wimbledon title Venus!

Viktymise
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM
:banana: wheres the other thread

PamShriverRockz
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Venus is playing sooo well :yeah: (apart from that last game lol) :woohoo: She's going to be difficult to beat now, she is believing in herself.

tenn_ace
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:06 PM
well done Venus. now win it all since you beat my Sveta.

Sveta, got outplayed by a better on this day player. Now win doubles, get rest and win FedCup. :hug:

winone23
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:06 PM
:lol: :lol: where's the other thread???

Congrats Venus!:worship: :worship: :worship:

Shuji Shuriken
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:06 PM
What happened to the other thread :eek: :confused:? It had close to 100 replies then disappears :tape:...weird...

Anyways...way to go Venus :hearts:. Love you now and always. Kick ass in the semis :hearts:

junlee_vee
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Don't know what happen to the other thread, but...

:woohoo: WIN THE TITLE VEE!!!

akosijepoy
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Congrats VEE!!! :D

new-york
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:11 PM
there were two threads about the match which got merged.

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:12 PM
I didn't believe Venus could play high level tennis again but she shut me up. I'm glad she did it :) Good for her, good for tennis.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Well done Venus!!!:D

VishaalMaria
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:16 PM
Congratulatons Venus. Keep your focus.

Cat's Pajamas
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:18 PM
Venus :worship:

Just keep up this form and take your dinner ware home :armed:

Kuzy, you played well :hug:

Hashim.
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:21 PM
:clap2::woohoo:

kuzi :sad::tears:

Tennisaddict
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:21 PM
This is strange first I post in a thread the thread is gone I create a thread the thread is gone. I refresh and lo and behold the old thread is back :tape:

Amazing Venus, I knew this would not be an easy match but she sent everything Sveta threw at her back with interest. I just love this Venus and itīs why I became a fan of her and always will be win or lose. Her movement was superb, she frustrated Sveta so much :eek: Her first serve was not as well as yesterday but it was still impressive. She got nervous when she had to serve for the match but itīs understandable. I think Venus just passed her toughest test on her side of the draw and will beat Ana or Nicole pretty easy. They donīt move as well as Sveta and have less experience. It was good to see Serena there also. Venus has a big group of family and loved ones with her that will definitely inspire her to even more greatness.

Bijoux0021
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:30 PM
Go Venus! It's your title to win or lose.

Venus Forever
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:30 PM
Great Job Venus... just keep it up and take the title home back with the Williams family!! :banana: :bounce: :yippee:

Uranus
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Crazy :eek: Congrats Venus! Who would have thought? (except for the numerous fans here)

winone23
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Crazy :eek: Congrats Venus! Who would have thought? (except for the numerous fans here)

(except for the numerous fans here, Mary Carillo, and Richard Williams)

vwfan
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:36 PM
couldn't be happier! :bounce:

Adaora
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:40 PM
This is the Venus I love and adore:)

VRee_Willario
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Very solid and ispired match from Venus. She was moving really quickly and easily and made some great gets. She made very few errors, except in the last game, but she eventually was able to close it out!!! Congratulations Venus :worship: :worship: :worship:

darrinbaker00
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:42 PM
(except for the numerous fans here, Mary Carillo, and Richard Williams)
Actually, Richard picked Venus to win before the tournament started, and Carillo predicted a Williams-Williams final. ;)

Paneru
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Very nicely done Venus! :cool:

Continue to "Do Work" baby girl! :rocker:

V-MAC
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:45 PM
It is great to be able to watch a Venus match again without having to endure a near heart-attack :lol: Well done Vee - really superb stuff :bounce: Vee just completely wore down Sveta mentally out there with her consistent play.

shrOOf
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:50 PM
vee :)

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 5th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Congrats Venus. 2 top 10 players in a row. I hope Ivanovic wins her quarterfinals match so you can defeat a third consecutive top tenner. :)

i hoping vaidisova so she can get revenge for the french open. vaidisova is ranked 10 right now so shes a top tenner as well.

Poova
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Sveta :sad: You played a good match though, Venus was just great today. :)

Jasmin
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:09 PM
Wow..now this is the real Venus.

Love Svetlana but love Venus more.

DownTheLine21
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:17 PM
Another great performance from Venus. Kuznetsova played really well, but Venus always had a response to the shots Sveta threw at her. Looking to the future, I like her chances against either Ivanovic or Vaidisova. Assuming that Henin gets past Bartoli, Venus has the game to overcome Henin in straight sets.

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:20 PM
Like both, but so happy Venus won :clap2:

mc8114
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Venus :worship:

volta
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:29 PM
get em Vee :hearts: :hearts:

davidmario
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Great court coverage:yeah:
Intelligent serving with a lot of slice to Kuznetsova's forehand and also great body serves (saw the one that hit Sveta at the back?:lol: )
Sveta was very fair and applauded at some of Vee's shots.

However, yesterday's performance against Sharpie was still better:hearts: :)

~Carsten~
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:39 PM
:sad: Sveta

SV_Fan
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Maybe like 05' Serena won a title so Venus might have to win a Grand Slam title.

WF4EVER
Jul 5th, 2007, 02:41 PM
I've been trying to find news reports on this match because I wanted to read Venus' comments about it but to no avail. The Wimby site has nothing and yahoo has nothing. I guess I'll have to wait for her interview.

azinna
Jul 5th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Maybe like 05' Serena won a title so Venus might have to win a Grand Slam title.

Definitely seems like the situation here. The motivation and work is now evident. Hope the confidence and on-court intelligence remains intact and continues to develop.

cometz9
Jul 5th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Venus :hearts: :yeah: another fine win today, please make it your 3rd tomorrow!!!

Ballbasher
Jul 5th, 2007, 03:49 PM
We could have repeated '05 if Kim didn't retire :lol:
Sveta :sad: but congrats Vee :)

2moretogo
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Venus!!!:kiss: :bounce:

Awww Kuzy! :hug: I really liked the hair, but I agree with the William Sisters you gotta take betta care of it. Somebody get her a stocking cap, or a silk wrap, so she won't have any fuzzies.

Some incredible power rallies. I mean all of the angles with the pace were beautiful. Getting a little worried though, about Venus' break conversion rate, but so long as that serve holds up I think she looks pretty good!!!

:inlove:
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Oh my God. :D :yeah: :hearts: Come on Venus!!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Venus :D

serenafann
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Well done Venus.
Kuznetsova,good try.

Mrs. Peel
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Congrats Venus! I slept through this:rolleyes: Hopefully NBC repeats.....

-VSR-
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Another great match. I liked watching these two trade groundstrokes. Her serve was pretty good today but she needs some more aces! :drool: :lol: I got a little nervous with her at the end of the match when she couldn't serve it out. Hope she overcomes these nerves in her next match.

gocanadago
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Vensu :bounce: Win it all!

LindsayRulz
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:23 PM
:yeah:

Selah
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:40 PM
I was pretty sure of this win because I have no faith in Sveta's abilities when it gets deep in a grandslam. Congrats and continue the awesome play.

WF4EVER
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Watching the match, it looked really tough for Venus. She didn't seem as relaxed as she was against Sharapova, but she was still able to wrap it up in two. Good for her..

adrovi
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Sveta :sad: :sad:

John.
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Venus :banana:

Sveta :hug:

AkademiQ
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:37 PM
:woohoo:

Direwolf
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:12 PM
Very good win for Venus..!!!

now wheres svetas interview??
its not on the site...
but they have ivanovic n vaidisova...

cancelled1
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:13 PM
My post was erased or something so...
:bigclap: :bounce: :yippee:
Go VENUS! Win the whole thing!;)

GogoGirl
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Hey All,

I told y'all Venus could still bring it. And when both sisters are at their best playing each other, and if they were to play when both all the way on - I'd wager on Planet Venus. She has been on fire these last two rounds. I can see her holding up the Venus' Dish in me mind's eye. Just think - she might not have another chance to do so.

Kuzy played very well - so good on her. I felt she'd prove out to be the more consistent Russian player. She's played a lot more tennis than Venus has - so Venus already knew - she had to bring it. Great match.

I'm still trying to watch Nicole and Ana - though too. Maybe next on NBC.

"RECLAIM YOUR THRONE - VENUS" "WIMBY MILLENIUM QUEEN" "YOU CAN DO THIS"

"KUDOS TO ALL OF THE REMAINING LADIES"

The Daviator
Jul 5th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Vee :yeah: :D

Thanx4nothin
Jul 5th, 2007, 09:14 PM
I must say Sveta had me worried there for a little while with those 6 clean winners in the 1st 2 games...but the first time she made the backhand long and shouted at herself i knew immediately she was pressing beyond her limits because, she was aware she couldn't beat a confident Venus on grass. I love Sveta though and she never gave up so....she put in a good fight against the player in the best form of the tournament. No shame in taking a loss. She could actualyl be a Wimbledon Champion of the future, she's certainly a future french Open champion.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 5th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Congrats Miss V :worship: !!! Nicely played! :yeah:

serenafan08
Jul 5th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Venus is grooved right now. Everything is clicking and that spells trouble for the other players. I'm so happy to see her healthy and playing well again. I told y'all not to let the clay court season fool you - grass turns her game around. Go get 'em Vee!!! :bounce:

KBdoubleu
Jul 5th, 2007, 09:59 PM
I thought it was a really fun match to watch, a little nervous watching the ending though (throwing in only her second double of the match on match point number three)

azinna
Jul 5th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Watching the match, it looked really tough for Venus. She didn't seem as relaxed as she was against Sharapova, but she was still able to wrap it up in two. Good for her..

True, she wasn't as zoned and relaxed as in the 4th round match. But I think it was because Sveta's shots were less of a perfect fit for Venus'. Kuzzie mixes things up more and so Venus had to tough more rallies out (good practice for justine if she gets there). Also, her serve wasn't as sharp. But I liked that she could count on it for most all the big points.

Expect the same in the semis, since she's favored to win.

Sportfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 12:31 AM
Congrats Venus. good luck next round.

raquel
Jul 6th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Well done Venus :hug: :woohoo:

Sveta :hug:

Bruno71
Jul 6th, 2007, 12:39 AM
I knew this match was pretty much over the moment Sveta started grunting early in the 1st. When she does that, you know she's overworking herself, and she can't last long that way. She did a good job of keeping the match competitive though, and Venus also started to look more fatigued later in the 2nd set. She was just too dominant though...she should definitely make her way to the finals.

Hots4Safin
Jul 6th, 2007, 01:17 AM
I'm actually a bit glad she struggled to serve it out cause even though she was struggling she DID IT. That's huge for confidence and now she's won 10/12 sets and the last 5 straight. Can Richard fufill ANOTHER prophecy? Let's hope. :drool: