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Wolverines08
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:26 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/usopen07/news/story?id=2989512

They all pick a certain person!!!

tennis_fanno
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:28 AM
wow weird they ALL picked the same, venus

tennisIlove09
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:28 AM
All three picked Venus :tape: :o

Bijoux0021
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:29 AM
All three picked Venus to win. I hope they don't jinx her.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:30 AM
Well, Bud Collins was correct at Wimbledon :angel:

Wolverines08
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:30 AM
I surprised Peter Bodo picked her....he mus tbe tired of eating Williams crow because somedays you would think he hates players and th enext day he praises them.

venus_rulez
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:30 AM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoop Some Ass Venus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sammy01
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:32 AM
its nice to see anna chakvetadze gets some mentions i think people are starting to notice her (plus shes in the rediculously easy bottom half she or maria will reach the final!)

starin
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:32 AM
did MJF really pick Venus at Wimbledon? I seem to remember diferent.
And what a massive jinx on Venus. She will now proceed to crash out to a qualifier.

AcesHigh
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:34 AM
W

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W

Really suprised here :eek: :eek: :tape:

DownTheLine21
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:39 AM
did MJF really pick Venus at Wimbledon? I seem to remember diferent.

Yes, she did. Even after Venus' early round scares, she still stuck behind her.

sammy01
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:41 AM
W

O

W

Really suprised here :eek: :eek: :tape:

me too they let peter bodo commentate! :lol: :tape:

Forehand_Volley
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:48 AM
"Mary Joe Fernandez
ESPN analyst
Winner

Men: You have to go with Roger Federer, but watch out for Rafael Nadal because he has a very favorable draw.

Women: I picked Venus Williams to win Wimbledon and I'm sticking with her until she loses and then I'll pick somebody else because there are a lot of players who can win it."

Don't go too far out on a limb, Mary Jo!:lol: Anyone else get the feeling before Mary made her prediction, she wanted to know what the others said first?:tape:

A pick from Mary Jo is a kiss of death. She picked Serena to beat Henin in both their quarterfinal matchups at the French Open and Wimbledon. She verbally sparred (as well as Mary Jo can) with Cliff Drysdale about her Wimbledon pick during Serena's fourth round match at Wimbledon.

If I had to go out on a limb, I would have picked Serena over Venus. If Serena defeats Henin, she'll run away with the tournament. Serena's recent major wins have all been on hardcourts, with Venus' drought of winning a hardcourt major at six years. Venus has won one hardcourt tournament since August 2002 (Tier III, Memphis 2007).

I think Venus has an excellent opportunity to make it into the quarterfinals but its too difficult to predict after that for anyone.

vw.
Aug 27th, 2007, 03:10 AM
Wow.

Ntour
Aug 27th, 2007, 03:17 AM
peter bodo is never right, there goes venus' chances

njnetswill
Aug 27th, 2007, 03:19 AM
Since when was Venus a critics darling. :spit: :lol: :yeah:

Jacey
Aug 27th, 2007, 04:40 AM
all picking the same player, hmmm what are the chance of Venus winning now? They have definetly jinxed her.

quasar-x
Aug 27th, 2007, 06:25 AM
and what a surprise that is!..
who did they pick on the mens?..
roddick, blake..?..

clonesheep
Aug 27th, 2007, 06:34 AM
Peter Bodo said Fernando Gonzalez needs to "salvage a bad year". Well, if reaching Australian Open final and reaching top 6 for the first time means "bad year" I don't know what a good year is.

And funny all three put Anna Chakvetadze in the honorable mentions. They just know that the bottom half of the draw is garbage, that someone is bound to sneak through so why not Chaky. All the better if she actually beats Sharapova at QF. (Good luck Chaky!)

~Eclipsed~
Aug 27th, 2007, 06:39 AM
YAY Go Venus! For some reason i don't think Venus will have the same "Wimbledon tennis" to win her the US Open, but i hope i'm wrong. I think if she beats Ivanovic in the 4th round, she will win. Not because the rest of her draw would be easy, but i think she will get the Wimbledon drive back.:hearts:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:11 AM
I hope Masha proves they're wrong .....

Juju4ever
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:15 AM
They picked Venus more than Federer :eek:

frontier
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:24 AM
I think they have realised that their predictions are always off the mark.I dont think they will jinx her ,I still believe she has a chance and I still believe one of them will win the title.They should win it to honour althea's memory.The draw on paper is tough but I like Venus chances.I have just heard the bbc saying Henin is the favourite but I think this time Serena will take her out.

tennnisfannn
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:30 AM
Women: Venus Williams over a mystery guest from the useless lower half of the draw. Intersting choice of words, surely maria with her draw cannot fail to make th final evenn if she served 25 dfs a match.

mankind
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Venus isn't going to win.

Foot_Fault
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:21 PM
i don't like that they picked Venus... i am pissed. I like the under the radar Venus

servenrichie
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Women: Venus Williams over a mystery guest from the useless lower half of the draw. Intersting choice of words, surely maria with her draw cannot fail to make th final evenn if she served 25 dfs a match.
Now was quite funny:lol: :lol:

new-york
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:39 PM
:sobbing:.[/stillajdeven]

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:49 PM
did MJF really pick Venus at Wimbledon? I seem to remember diferent.
And what a massive jinx on Venus. She will now proceed to crash out to a qualifier.

are you always this positive :unsure:

alexia1huff
Aug 27th, 2007, 01:03 PM
I think they should have hewitt on worth watching, cause their last matches where TIGHT!

Venus??? no way, not in the top half of the draw, too many tough matches. They didn't consider serena? that's strange.

And going for americans only in the men further introductions??? young doesn't belong there, the others yes...

DownTheLine21
Aug 27th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Sometimes being the favorite at the USO can work out. Kim Clijsters in 2005, anyone?

jdyshrky
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Well I would love to think Venus is gonna win but I would still have Henin and Maria ahead of her right now...prove me wrong Vee!!

GracefulVenus
Aug 27th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Mary Jo Fernandez picked Venus to win Wimbledon also! She is sooooooooo the bomb! Good luck Venus!

woosey
Aug 27th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Yes, she did. Even after Venus' early round scares, she still stuck behind her.

this is true. and i was surprised.

woosey
Aug 27th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Well I would love to think Venus is gonna win but I would still have Henin and Maria ahead of her right now...prove me wrong Vee!!

i don't think pova will be the problem.

although her record vs. henin is very good, they have played in a few years.

i've been picking venus for awhile so, i'm sticking with her.

sfselesfan
Aug 27th, 2007, 07:08 PM
MJF did indeed pick Venus from the beginning of Wimbledon. I remember when she did it how proud I was. She said she was going out on a limb at the time, but that she felt that Venus had the game. I also remember her saying that Venus' play at the French looked more like grass court play, and she felt that Venus had actually been preparing for Wimbledon.

Another interesting tidbit. Remember the competition that the commentators were having on their picks...as in who had the best record at predicting the outcome of matches. MJF ended up winning with the most correct picks of all the commentators. She's actually pretty good at it.

SF

mykarma
Aug 27th, 2007, 07:39 PM
I think they should have hewitt on worth watching, cause their last matches where TIGHT!

Venus??? no way, not in the top half of the draw, too many tough matches. They didn't consider serena? that's strange.

And going for americans only in the men further introductions??? young doesn't belong there, the others yes...
I think you missed Young's match today. He is someone to be watched.

DA FOREHAND
Aug 27th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Well I would love to think Venus is gonna win but I would still have Henin and Maria ahead of her right now...prove me wrong Vee!!

Only if Venus loses to someone not named Henin. If Henin and Venus meet, Venus would be the favorite.

Mightymirza
Aug 27th, 2007, 08:00 PM
bodo also jinxing sania :o :lol:

terjw
Aug 27th, 2007, 08:00 PM
I think it's fixed. What are the chances they all picked Venus. Larry Scott rigged their picks and should be fired. ;) :lol:

DA FOREHAND
Aug 27th, 2007, 08:50 PM
I think it's fixed. What are the chances they all picked Venus. Larry Scott rigged their picks and should be fired. ;) :lol:

Hillarious!!!:lol:

DA FOREHAND
Aug 27th, 2007, 08:50 PM
I think it's fixed. What are the chances they all picked Venus. Larry Scott rigged their picks and should be fired. ;) :lol:

NOT!:tape: