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SV_Fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:58 AM
Good job Venus. I think you might win this title.

Donny
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:59 AM
Near superhuman tennis from Venus this match.

LeRoy.
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:59 AM
wow If Venus can maintain that form she is winning this tournament w/o dropping a set :eek:

Josh.
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:00 AM
alona.. :shrug:

Viktymise
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:00 AM
:hearts: Venus, super performance, some devastating winners and made a seed and top 25 player look rather oridinary. Take the title :yeah:

So one of my Faves wins 6-1 6-2, the other loses 6-1 6-2, meh

gocanadago
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:00 AM
So happy for Venus, she played really well tonight :bounce: Everything getting tougher now, Ana next round...

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:00 AM
Congrats Venus. She just killed her on court. Nothing Bondarenko could do!

Good luck in the next round :hug:

cellophane
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:01 AM
I guess I'm the only one who didn't think Venus played that amazing / her opponent was all that... she's played better IMO. She hit some sloppy shots.

ghost world
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:01 AM
yo, do you see venus? She's acting as if she's already won the open. I love her like this.

Tennisation
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:01 AM
:hearts: Venus, super performance, some devastating winners and made a seed and top 25 player look rather oridinary. Take the title :yeah:

So one of my Faves wins 6-1 6-2, the other loses 6-1 6-2, meh:lol: such an emotional ride for u :hug:

Lulu.
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:01 AM
Nice try Alona :hug:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:02 AM
Some of her forehands weren't pretty, but her backhand was popping.

Infiniti2001
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:03 AM
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5778/image1ek8.jpg

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:04 AM
and alona is no slouch she was hitting hard and deep. it takes a good performance to beat such a quality player with this scoreline and who said venus backhand isnt very good any more it was devasting.

CuteKoala
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:05 AM
I hope she'll be able to defeat Ivanović. This would make it much easier for Jelena to win the title at last.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:05 AM
:hearts: Venus, super performance, some devastating winners and made a seed and top 25 player look rather oridinary. Take the title :yeah:

So one of my Faves wins 6-1 6-2, the other loses 6-1 6-2, meh

well at least the right fave won :hug:

Viktymise
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:06 AM
well at least the right fave won :hug:

:p Vee was never going to lose to Bondarenko right now anyway, she's way too confident for that. Hopefully she keeps it up :yeah:

delicatecutter
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:06 AM
Venus was too good.

At least I finally got to see Bondarenko play, so that was exciting. Tomorrow I will get to see Radwanska for the first time as well. :woohoo:

Donny
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:07 AM
I guess I'm the only one who didn't think Venus played that amazing / her opponent was all that... she's played better IMO. She hit some sloppy shots.

Well, for me, the most impressive parts of Venus' game were her serve and return of serve.

The way Venus was serving, I don't think a Ivanovic, Jankovic, or Sharapova could handle her first serves much better than Bondarenko did.

And her returns were on point as well. Anyone wiithout a good second serve (like Ivanovic and Sharapova) are going to be feeling it, if she plays them.

starin
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:07 AM
Alona was a spectator in that match. Just completely overwhelmed. It was either a Venus winner or Venus error for the most part. I think Alona would match up better with Venus on clay, the USO is just too fast for her.

Tennis aside...Venus looked AMAZING!!!! :hearts:
She's looking so beautiful right now. She just looks so graceful and purrtty! lol....i'm obsessing but i've never seen Venus look so mature and happy. She's pretty much just beaming with joy.

psst..Serena you should ask Venus to borrow some of that positive energy.

njnetswill
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:07 AM
Alona's game is the perfect fit for Venus. No chance at all for Bondarenko.

Let's hope that Ana can put up a fight.

frontier
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:08 AM
Venus is looking good,a win is a win.She needs to tighten up her game though because its going to get harder.I like her chances against Ana but she has to cleanup her game like at Wimbledon .Looking good mama!

Andy.
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:10 AM
Another demolision job. Well done Vee good luck against Ana

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:12 AM
even tracy was impressed and she is much more of a serena fan. she even said how people think that venus doesnt play a lot of because she off doing other things like designing dress but that she is very committed and doesnt take time off except for injuries. she also said that alona could have pushed other players in that section of the draw but venus was too good. i agree. alona was getting some good depth and she still only held serve once.

DownTheLine21
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:12 AM
An absolutely dominating victory. Venus is on fire. Despite the scoreline, Bondarenko played well.

SV_Fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:12 AM
I think Venus has a good chance.

Chance
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:14 AM
you guys say V played great, but stats indicate average.

Not that I'm complaining, I just wish I could judge for myself.

Ben.
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:14 AM
Venus played some great tennis tonight :D
winners to unforced errors ratio was a positive :yeah:

serve was a bit patchy at times, however she made up for it on the groundstrokes.

cometz9
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:15 AM
Well Done Venus!!! :hearts:

starin
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:18 AM
you guys say V played great, but stats indicate average.

Not that I'm complaining, I just wish I could judge for myself.

big winners and some big errors. She played good not great. She'll need to tighten it up some more against Ivanovic. cut down on some of those errors. Score could have easily been 60 61 but she gave away her serve a few time with some bad serve and bad errors. She can't afford to give away games like that later on but really she looks so great out there, it doesn't matter what her tennis looks like.

Venus Forever
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:21 AM
Nice win Venus, now lay the beat down on Ana!! :banana: :bounce: :yippee:

Slutiana
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:24 AM
that was very, very good.Improving steadily. Served better but still dropped it twice. Gotta improve on theat. Low volleys need to be strenghthened and second serve needs to be kept deep constantly. Some of them were great today with a little slice and topspin but some were still a bit too short. Good to see she tried out other things e.g dropshots and was working on her rally shots not just the killer shots. Perfect preperation for ivanovic. Come on venus!! She also looks soo hungry for the title but shes keeping really focused. The outfit was :hearts: loved it. I wasn't too fond of the skirt of the first green one - it looked too cheap. (Yes i know there's obviously only a small budget but thats just my opinion). I haved loved everything else though and i look forward to something even better on Sunday:D

SV_Fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:26 AM
She is mixing it up out there.

"Topaz"
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:43 AM
I happen to think Bondarenko played very well. She was forceful and accurate during rallies, turned defensive gets into offensive shots consistently, and even broke Venus. Her only problem tonight was she was facing the reigning Wimbledon champion, Queen Vee. Ahhhh!! When V. E. Williams is on cue, you have no place to hide. No straight power player would have had a chance. Somehow, I think Justine, with all her guile, could have found a little gap somewhere; but we just have to wait and see, if they ever meet during this forthnight.

BTW, I did see Bondarenko up close in Toronto 2 weeks ago, playing double with her sister. She impressed me then and did showcase her skills tonight.

Anyway, Vee, just keep on taking them down, one at a time! :worship:

Thanx4nothin
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:00 AM
I hope she'll be able to defeat Ivanović. This would make it much easier for Jelena to win the title at last.

:rolleyes: You are a perfect example of delusional. Jankovic isn't playing very well this tournament, moreover, if she won she would then have to play henin or serena, whom we know she would lose to so :devil:

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:12 AM
:rolleyes: You are a perfect example of delusional. Jankovic isn't playing very well this tournament, moreover, if she won she would then have to play henin or serena, whom we know she would lose to so :devil:

i dont think she will get past venus. this isnt clay and she need 3 sets on clay. and comparing her wimbledon 06 form to her form this summer is ridiculous

Kenny
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:19 AM
Well, Venus played well! I hope she brings her game when she plays Ivanovic.

UDACHi
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:23 AM
Alona's game is the perfect fit for Venus. No chance at all for Bondarenko.

Let's hope that Ana can put up a fight.

exactly. same ball every time, right up the middle of the court.

Infiniti2001
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:32 AM
Vee's on court interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnd7lm0iet0

.Andrew.
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:07 AM
Very good performance from Venus. :banana:

She did make Alona rather ordinary. She didn't even play badly IMO, Venus was just too good.

Next up is Ana. She is playing excellent tennis as well. Should be a great match.

Alona :hug:

Langers
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:10 AM
Poor Alona. :(

Paneru
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:12 AM
What I love most is how Venus' confidence is seeing her
much more in control even when she is not serving all
that well in a match and making a few too many errors.

I think she's going to continue to just get better
and better with the quality of the opponenet going up.

Oh, love the outfit!!! :hearts:
And the hair. ;) :p

winone23
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:15 AM
alona.. :shrug:

:hearts: Venus, super performance, some devastating winners and made a seed and top 25 player look rather oridinary. Take the title :yeah:

So one of my Faves wins 6-1 6-2, the other loses 6-1 6-2, meh

Elena will rise again!!!

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:19 AM
Venus is winning the Open. I won't stop saying it.

She's playing very well. Man I never get tired of watching her crush winner after winner. :hearts: Please keep it up.

winone23
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:23 AM
Great Jobs Venus!

winone23
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:23 AM
Vee's on court interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnd7lm0iet0

I'm going to miss Tim. Great Avatar :worship: :worship:

ico4498
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:35 AM
V!

supergrunt
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:37 AM
Venus :D !

sfselesfan
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:41 AM
Venus, my baby gurl, you rocked my world tonight. Unbeatable if you continue to play at that level. Made Bondarenko look like an ITF mediocre player.

SF

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:51 AM
:eek: Great play Venus!:yeah:
Alona :hug:

blackflip
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:07 AM
Alona is a good solid player! No scrub....but Venus just blew her off the court! I think this open is Venus' to win.....even Tracy Austin thinks so....she said " I'm getting so nervous right now" when Venus was hitting winner after winner yeah---she is nervous that Venus is going to kick some Henin and Sharapova butt!Tracy has said Justine is going to win....time will tell all, but so far Venus looks the most formidable of ALL the players....

Calypso
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:27 AM
What a performance!

Go Venus, you can win this title. One match at a time!

ce
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:19 AM
Ana :unsure:
For JJ its better that Venus wins

Marshmallow
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:10 AM
Alona was not much of a test. Lets see how she does against Ana. :scared: :bounce:

Highlandman
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:23 AM
Venus :rocker2::rocker2::rocker2: What a great scoreline against a good player :eek: :D :worship:

Venus :worship: :worship: :worship: - come on against Ivanovic :rocker2:

Marshmallow
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:33 AM
Vee's on court interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnd7lm0iet0

Really good interview, very gracious and well spoken. Keep it up Venus :D

Chance
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:03 PM
thanks Infiniti for the clip :) All I've seen so far is that and the news clips.....

unkowilly
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:16 PM
Good Job Vee! That's the way it is! You're totally great! You have no problem beating everyone but Serena. I just want a Vee-Serena finaly once again. I think when they are on, they are totally unbeatble! The day has come back!

SV_Fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:44 PM
Brin against Ivanovic.

meyerpl
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:49 PM
Congratulations to Venus. She looked damn good!

Condolences to Alona. She's a sweet girl and a good player. I wish her well.

azinna
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:58 PM
Very good stuff, V. Keep focused and improving!

.:sk:.
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:00 PM
Alona :(

V-MAC
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:07 PM
Vee is a woman on a mission :cool: I only caught the second set but she looked great. Nice to see Vee keeping up with the black outfit theme too ;)

RenaSlam.
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:12 PM
Go V!

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:13 PM
Well, Venus played well! I hope she brings her game when she plays Ivanovic.
Love your avatar.

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:18 PM
Vee's on court interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnd7lm0iet0
That can't be Vee's interview because she doesn't compliment other players. :shrug:

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:20 PM
What I love most is how Venus' confidence is seeing her
much more in control even when she is not serving all
that well in a match and making a few too many errors.

I think she's going to continue to just get better
and better with the quality of the opponenet going up.

Oh, love the outfit!!! :hearts:
And the hair. ;) :p
I thought the hair was whacked. She needs to have her stylist clean up her hairline on her neck.