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cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Which Venus do you think will show up in the hardcourt season?

ico4498
Jul 7th, 2007, 03:53 PM
that didn't take long ...

Jasmin
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:01 PM
:lol: who cares...she just won Wimbledon.

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:02 PM
The same Venus that showed up in 2005 when she won Wimbledon.
She'll play someone like Jankovic or Chakvetadze who can run down shots and direct them for winners.

Seems like Venus has become a grass court specialist which is not a bad thing if you win Wimbledon every other year. :p

vwfan
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:03 PM
whichever one shows up, she is still the 4 time Wimbledon champion and best grasscourt player of her generation!

Ackms421
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:03 PM
After she won Wimbledon in 2005, she was playing great at the U.S. Open and I thought she would win it that year. She was up a set and a break on eventual champ Kim Clijsters, but somehow it slipped away. I think the U.S. Open will definetly go to one of the sisters...or Marion Bartoli

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:06 PM
that didn't take long ...

Um, it was just a simple question. No need to get bent out of shape. I'm asking because Venus is completely unpredictable and shows this brand of tennis once in a while.

maharbaforwards
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:06 PM
I always thought Venus would've won the US Open that year had she not been injured/sick for the US Open Series. She just wasn't fit and really exhausted and couldn't keep up with Kim that year. But she was definitely playing better than Kim for the first set and a half and it looked like it was going to be a real beat down.

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:06 PM
whichever one shows up, she is still the 4 time Wimbledon champion and best grasscourt player of her generation!

Yes, she is. But good god, that's not the question I was asking.

RunDown
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:06 PM
that didn't take long ...

I know :lol: No one's gonna spoil this win :bounce:

:lol: who cares...she just won Wimbledon.

whichever one shows up, she is still the 4 time Wimbledon champion and best grasscourt player of her generation!

:yeah: :bounce: :bounce:

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:07 PM
The same Venus that showed up in 2005 when she won Wimbledon.
She'll play someone like Jankovic or Chakvetadze who can run down shots and direct them for winners.

Seems like Venus has become a grass court specialist which is not a bad thing if you win Wimbledon every other year. :p

Yep.

TSequoia01
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:09 PM
I said after Memphis a new and improved Venus is on the tour. Although up until today it had not worked out that way, Venus is now ready to take her rightful spot. She is using more spin on her forehand and that Serve is booming. Still needs additional work on that second serve. But if she keeps serving in the high70's and low 80's it will not matter.

FaceyFacem
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:09 PM
The same Venus that showed up in 2005 when she won Wimbledon.
She'll play someone like Jankovic or Chakvetadze who can run down shots and direct them for winners.

Seems like Venus has become a grass court specialist which is not a bad thing if you win Wimbledon every other year. :p

i 100% agree...

she really is a sort of grass specialist, that being said she's still one of the top players on hardcourt as well, and she should (assuming this adductor injury or whatever isn't serious) post some good results and have good wins and lose only to top players, just like in 2005, she lost to kim who was just unstoppable on hard that year, if someone else is having a great US season she could lose to them, or if no one really steps up there is no reason she can't win some titles (or even in NY)

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:11 PM
I always thought Venus would've won the US Open that year had she not been injured/sick for the US Open Series. She just wasn't fit and really exhausted and couldn't keep up with Kim that year. But she was definitely playing better than Kim for the first set and a half and it looked like it was going to be a real beat down.

i agree she didnt have enough left especially after the second set. maria seemed tire too after winning the second set tiebreak vs clijsters in the semis.

ico4498
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Um, it was just a simple question. No need to get bent out of shape. I'm asking because Venus is completely unpredictable and shows this brand of tennis once in a while.

not bent in any way.


after all the speculation about whether she'd ever win another slam its a perfectly legitimate question. dunno why i thought the presentation ceremony would have at least started before it was posed ... :wavey:

G_Slammed
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:14 PM
lol... so many MAD folk. Come on... you know Bartoli had no chance of making your dream come true for you... lol

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:14 PM
I know :lol: No one's gonna spoil this win :bounce:

Queen Vee Da Best? :help:

Feel better now? This wasn't a spoiler thread... I asked a logical question. :help:

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Whichever Venus shows up, it won't be at Stanford..... :fiery:

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:23 PM
He asked a simple question with all fairness, and you Williams fans jumped all over him. THAT whats typical :)

starin
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Queen Vee Da Best? :help:

Feel better now? This wasn't a spoiler thread... I asked a logical question. :help:

no its not really logical cuz Venus isn't a grass court specialist. She doesn't have a grass court specialist game. The grass is too slow now for anyone to have a grass court specialist game. Her game translates very well to US hard courts which will allow her serves to fly through the court. And her defense will be jsut as good on hardcourts. It isn't the low bounce or anything like that benefits Venus on grass, its the fact that its fast. She's just been more consistent at Wimbledon. Most likely cuz she wants it the most and feels the most comfortable at the place she won her first slam. If venus stays this consistent she'll def. be a force on US fast hard courts. Unless US hard courts start playing as slow as clay then if Venus can keep this form up she'll be sweeping up titles in the US as well. And 2005 after Wimbledon Venus was injured for the majority of the year. She played Stanford and got to the final but was exhausted. And then she was injured then played USo and then injured again. And then 2006 she was injured the majority of the year.

Rocketta
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:30 PM
He asked a simple question with all fairness, and you Williams fans jumped all over him. THAT whats typical :)

We aim to please! :banana:

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:31 PM
He asked a simple question with all fairness, and you Williams fans jumped all over him. THAT whats typical :)

A Williams win truly brings out the crazy in some of their fans. :help:

vwfan
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:35 PM
Yes, she is. But good god, that's not the question I was asking.
i think your question was a really sad way to minimize her accomplishment today, so i couldn't possibily take you or your question seriously. :rolleyes:

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:36 PM
no its not really logical cuz Venus isn't a grass court specialist. She doesn't have a grass court specialist game. The grass is too slow now for anyone to have a grass court specialist game.

Um, I didn't say she could only win on grass, but grass is her best surface, and grass is still different from hard. I was asking if a) she can keep up this level (which only appeared at Wimbledon) b) if she will be winning the rallies on hard that she is winning on grass.

It isn't the low bounce or anything like that benefits Venus on grass, its the fact that its fast.

Well, the low bounce is the reason it's fast, duh.

Jasmin
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:37 PM
i think your question was a really sad way to minimize her accomplishment today, so i couldn't possibily take you or your question seriously. :rolleyes:

ITA..

:inlove:
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Um, it was just a simple question. No need to get bent out of shape. I'm asking because Venus is completely unpredictable and shows this brand of tennis once in a while.

Not much point in answering because she is so unpredictable.
Hopefully she can keep it up, but right now I'm just fucking ecstatic. :D

marcianito
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:38 PM
WTF?? today is all about her four wimblendon tittle

VAMOS VENUS!!!

vw.
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:39 PM
She had momentum going into the HC season in 2005, but she didn't really play with a flu. If she plays, she should go into the US Open as one of the top 3 favorites.

I think she'll keep this play up.

Hashim.
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:40 PM
dont know..it depends on how much she plays..

frenchie
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:41 PM
Venus' hard court schedule is

Fed Cup
week off
week off
San Diego
week off
Montreal
week off
USO

And she's playing some WTT matches here and there

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:42 PM
i think your question was a really sad way to minimize her accomplishment today, so i couldn't possibily take you or your question seriously. :rolleyes:

Wow, just wow. I really wonder sometimes what Venus did to deserve retarded fans like you.

Seyz
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:47 PM
As much as I love Venus, she is sooo erratic. But one thing is for sure, when she's playing her best tennis, she is literally unbeatable even by Serena whom is very much unbeatable herself when she plays her best tennis.

If Venus is back in-form, she will win the USOPEN.
She's done it twice before right? Wimbledon then USOPEN in the same year. Those are her two grandslams claim to fame.

Ven&Ser
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:51 PM
I mean for the person asking... will Venus keep this up? It just goes to show you can never please people (so quick to label her as the grass court specialist) when in fact she's proven herself on all surfaces. I mean she has just won.

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:54 PM
i think your question was a really sad way to minimize her accomplishment today, so i couldn't possibily take you or your question seriously. :rolleyes:
How can anything or anyone possibly minimize a Wimbledon championship? Some of you "fans" need to quit being so sensitive.

To answer your question, Cellophane, I think Venus can keep it up if she doesn't overbook herself like she did two years ago. After she won Wimbledon, she did all the talk shows (HUGE mistake), honored her Fed Cup and World TeamTennis commitments, and played Stanford. I was there for the final against Kim Clijsters, and you could tell by looking at her that she was running on fumes. If she can avoid that this summer, I think she'll be cool.

Il Primo!
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:58 PM
She's already injured!:lol:

She should skip Fed Cup and play Stanford/San Diego/New Heaven like she used to to in her brilliant years.

If she's not too injured, she will keep the momentum like she used to do each time she won Wimbledon.:yeah:

VRee_Willario
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Hopefully she will maintain this level of play, she had a change to repeat the 2000 and 2001 feat but crumbled in the second set of her match againts Kim. Hopefully she will win the US open and some othe tournies too this year. At least this is the best confidence boost you can get:) :) Hopefully Venus' injury isn't too serious...

1jackson2001
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:10 PM
I hope so, she needs at least another couple USO trophies to go with her rapidly expanding Wimby trophy case. :lol:

sweetpeas
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:29 PM
To answer your question, Cellophane, I think Venus can keep it up if she doesn't overbook herself like she did two years ago. After she won Wimbledon, she did all the talk shows (HUGE mistake), honored her Fed Cup and World TeamTennis commitments, and played Stanford. I was there for the final against Kim Clijsters, and you could tell by looking at her that she was running on fumes. If she can avoid that this summer, I think she'll be cool.


So true.If VENUS stay health to?

Viktymise
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:32 PM
If she stays healthy and plays a smart schedule (not playing Fed Cup, USA aren't going to win anyway if Serena doesn't play) then i think she can keep this up, she will have lots of confidence now, i don't see her losing too many matches on the US hardcourt stratch, or for the rest of 2007 ;)

Viktymise
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:34 PM
She's already injured!:lol:

She should skip Fed Cup and play Stanford/San Diego/New Heaven like she used to to in her brilliant years.

If she's not too injured, she will keep the momentum like she used to do each time she won Wimbledon.:yeah:

Her injury to me just looked like a bit of a groin strain, probably after she slipped a bit during one of the longer points, i definatley think she should give Fed Cup a miss because Serena is not likely to play either, and without both, the US have little chance. Hopefully its not like 2005 where she overplayed after Wimbledon and it stopped her own momentum

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Venus' hard court schedule is

Fed Cup
week off
week off
San Diego
week off
Montreal
week off
USO

And she's playing some WTT matches here and there

she should play one more tournament, maybe new haven instead of fed cup and WTT matches

Tennisaddict
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:45 PM
If she´s alright phisically she should be able to keep this up. Winning a slam always gives so much confidence. That´s what Venus was lacking all year besides her win in Memphis. But Venus is the kind op person who will play Fed Cup because she gave her word to Zina. She could burn herself out again like she did in 2005 didn´t she catch the flu in that period? Her chances to win are always the best on grass but fast hardcourts are her second best surface so I don´t see why she would not go far there. But she will have tougher competition because at fast hardcourts, Serena, Sveta and Maria also have a say.