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bandabou
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:40 PM
But they have a knack for making people, commmentators, haters, look like fools.

Exhibit A: Serena. At the beginning of the year...everybody was calling her washed up, a has been, all kinda letters were written..so what does she do? Win the Oz open, destroying media-darling Maria Sharapova in the final, despite starting the event ranked no.81!

Exhibit B: Venus. Washed up, can't beat top players anymore. What does she do? Breaks her OWN record for lowest-seed to win Wimbledon, beating three top 10-ers ( including a trashing of Maria Sharapova AGAIN!)..doesn't drop a set in the last 4 matches and only lost serve twice!!

Wow!! :worship:

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Which commentators this year said Venus can't win Wimbledon?

bandabou
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:16 PM
The favourite at the start was Justine, a lil Serena, maybe Momo and Maria..

Slutiana
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:18 PM
everyone just said dont count her out so they weren't eating crow by the end

cellophane
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:20 PM
The favourite at the start was Justine, a lil Serena, maybe Momo and Maria..

I don't recall commentators saying that Venus won't have a chance though.

RVD
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:23 PM
But they have a knack for making people, commmentators, haters, look like fools.

Exhibit A: Serena. At the beginning of the year...everybody was calling her washed up, a has been, all kinda letters were written..so what does she do? Win the Oz open, destroying media-darling Maria Sharapova in the final, despite starting the event ranked no.81!

Exhibit B: Venus. Washed up, can't beat top players anymore. What does she do? Breaks her OWN record for lowest-seed to win Wimbledon, beating three top 10-ers ( including a trashing of Maria Sharapova AGAIN!)..doesn't drop a set in the last 4 matches and only lost serve twice!!

Wow!! :worship:A TON of posters made some of the worst statements on here about her as well. Even many of her fans gave up on her. But in true Venus fashion, she AGAIN rips the heart out of the haters and naysayers. :lol: :worship:

starin
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:24 PM
seriously they have knack of proving people wrong. This is the 3rd or 4th slam they've won that they were not supposed to win.

bandabou
Jul 7th, 2007, 07:26 PM
just amazing...go girls!

ico4498
Jul 7th, 2007, 07:30 PM
I don't recall commentators saying that Venus won't have a chance though.

depends on what type of "commentators" you're talking about. more than a few in the print media declared Venus slam days done.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 7th, 2007, 07:55 PM
people saw MaSha in her draw in the 4th rd and immediately said....no way she can get past her...last time I had checked...when playing on grass and at her best MaSha was trounced by Venus...this goes to show...once more...that they are the best when their games are on...

sharapovarulz1
Jul 7th, 2007, 08:16 PM
The favourite at the start was Justine, a lil Serena, maybe Momo and Maria..

The did actually put Venus in there if you were watching properly I have recorded it on DVD!

bandabou
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:19 PM
people saw MaSha in her draw in the 4th rd and immediately said....no way she can get past her...last time I had checked...when playing on grass and at her best MaSha was trounced by Venus...this goes to show...once more...that they are the best when their games are on...

ssssh...;)

ico4498
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:51 PM
The did actually put Venus in there if you were watching properly I have recorded it on DVD!

again, dunno who "they" are ...

bookies, who have absolutely no reason for bias, viewing the issue strictly from a $ perspective, had Vee as a 100-1 underdog during this tourney.

don't blame 'em & surely don't wanna be 'em today.

jmosh
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:53 PM
Venus was definitely in the mix. I never heard anyone say that Venus wouldn't win! Everyone said that they draw was wide open and they did throw her in the mix.

40-0
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:07 PM
But they have a knack for making people, commmentators, haters, look like fools.

Exhibit A: Serena. At the beginning of the year...everybody was calling her washed up, a has been, all kinda letters were written..so what does she do? Win the Oz open, destroying media-darling Maria Sharapova in the final, despite starting the event ranked no.81!

Exhibit B: Venus. Washed up, can't beat top players anymore. What does she do? Breaks her OWN record for lowest-seed to win Wimbledon, beating three top 10-ers ( including a trashing of Maria Sharapova AGAIN!)..doesn't drop a set in the last 4 matches and only lost serve twice!!

Wow!! :worship:

:worship: :eek: :worship:

HippityHop
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:12 PM
Venus was definitely in the mix. I never heard anyone say that Venus wouldn't win! Everyone said that they draw was wide open and they did throw her in the mix.


They may have thrown her in the mix, but I think that for most people it was for the purpose of covering their asses, not because they really believed that she had a chance.

Almost everybody should know that if you count out a Williams, you are setting yourself up to look like a fool. :)

!<blocparty>!
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:23 PM
A TON of posters made some of the worst statements on here about her as well. Even many of her fans gave up on her. But in true Venus fashion, she AGAIN rips the heart out of the haters and naysayers. :lol: :worship:

That's a load of :bs:. :wavey:

Anyone with a half a brain would not have dismissed her chances here at Wimbledon this year. Many learnt the hard way just two years ago.

Jasmin
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Slams are different baby. There's something special about slams that I never write off the sisters in it. I expect them to really give it a run in slams.

Actually you never know in any tournament imo.

Chrissie-fan
Jul 8th, 2007, 01:20 AM
A TON of posters made some of the worst statements on here about her as well. Even many of her fans gave up on her. But in true Venus fashion, she AGAIN rips the heart out of the haters and naysayers. :lol: :worship:
Some posters even said about a month ago that she should retire because she was hurting her legacy.:lol: