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lizchris
Sep 7th, 2007, 08:46 PM
it is looking like it may be Henin/Kuznetsova final if Venus can't:

Do any damage to Justine's serve and
Have easy service games on her own serve

GoDominique
Sep 7th, 2007, 08:48 PM
No scoring threads in GM please.

CoolDude7
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:00 PM
the wind is creating a miss out there

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Now that she broke, maybe Venus can adjust her forehand and pick up
her service

DragonFlame
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:02 PM
justine, how in the hell did you let that slip. 3 setpoints for godsakes:o
You better pick up your game NOW!

SunriseSunset
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:05 PM
justine, how in the hell did you let that slip. 3 setpoints for godsakes:o
You better pick up your game NOW!

You shouldn't be so hard on Henin. If she wants to lose, as her fan, you should support her.:)

Tennisstar86
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:06 PM
justine, how in the hell did you let that slip. 3 setpoints for godsakes:o
You better pick up your game NOW!

Its called Venus picked up her game on the set points....

Ballbasher
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Justine will never beat Venus cause of mentality

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:11 PM
I don't understand why Venus already looked so tired.

Tennisstar86
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:14 PM
I don't understand why Venus already looked so tired.

Did you miss the 22 point rally?

Fabunny
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:15 PM
I don't understand why Venus already looked so tired.

She had a battle with Jankovic for over 2 hours and only had 1 days rest. Serena put up less resistance against Justine and Justine has had 2 days rest.

simba
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:16 PM
she better wake up and take it to the third.

sharapovarulz1
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:17 PM
It is one hell of a close match so far though!

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:17 PM
She was not the only one in that rally.
And it has been sometime since that rally.
Hopefully, this long break will recharge her battery

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:17 PM
i wish venus would hit some better approach shots. she did the same thing against jankovic and how she she keep getting passed when every passing shot is aimed down the line. this match should be a repeat of teh serne/henin match if venus is content with playing at this level. she used to up her level for these type of matches but she is playing no differently than her qf match. she also needs to back up on those 1st serve returns and stop hitting 2nd serves into the net on important points and get that 1st serve percentage up.

Haute
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:18 PM
She's still giving Justine too many unforced errors, and not playing the big points well.

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:19 PM
Why doesn't Venus ever lob?

i wish she would she has quite a few opportunities because some of her passing shots are really lacking power.

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:21 PM
i wish venus would hit some better approach shots. she did the same thing against jankovic and how she she keep getting passed when every passing shot is aimed down the line. this match should be a repeat of teh serne/henin match if venus is content with playing at this level. she used to up her level for these type of matches but she is playing no differently than her qf match. she also needs to back up on those 1st serve returns and stop hitting 2nd serves into the net on important points and get that 1st serve percentage up.
It does not seem Venus coaching staff made any adjsutment after JJ match

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:22 PM
am i the only who thinks venus is getting some good depth but not hitting a lot of angles.

Haute
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:23 PM
am i the only who thinks venus is getting some good depth but not hitting a lot of angles.

I noticed that too, she's playing it up the middle a lot of the time.

simba
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Justice looks tired too.

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:25 PM
just like against serena it looks like justine is hitting some of her shots harder than venus.

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:25 PM
I noticed that too, she's playing it up the middle a lot of the time.

thats not a good strategy unless she were playing her sister and she hits a poor approach shot to go a break in the second after being up 40-15

#1SteffiGraf#1
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:27 PM
If the US wants ANY ratings, then Veuns has to make it to the final.

NOBODY in the USA will care for a Henin/Kuzy final.

I myself would love it...but 99% of the US sports fans wouldnt. The rating will be TERRIBLE.

I think its more to do with Kuzy than Henin. Justine has a little juice to her name here because she is #1, and a dominant player...Kuznetsova has NO JUICE...its amazing considering Kuzy has won this event. :eek:

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:28 PM
If the US wants ANY ratings, then Veuns has to make it to the final.

NOBODY in the USA will care for a Henin/Kuzy final.

I myself would love it...but 99% of the US sports fans wouldnt. The rating will be TERRIBLE.

I think its more to do with Kuzy than Henin. Justine has a little juice to her name here because she is #1, and a dominant player...Kuznetsova has NO JUICE...its amazing considering Kuzy has won this event. :eek:

she wont make it to the final. this match will be over in a few minutes a la serena/henin

Fan_of_Venus
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:30 PM
If the US wants ANY ratings, then Veuns has to make it to the final.

NOBODY in the USA will care for a Henin/Kuzy final.

I myself would love it...but 99% of the US sports fans wouldnt. The rating will be TERRIBLE.

I think its more to do with Kuzy than Henin. Justine has a little juice to her name here because she is #1, and a dominant player...Kuznetsova has NO JUICE...its amazing considering Kuzy has won this event. :eek:

I definitely won't watch it if Henin makes it to the final. No offense to Svetw. I like Sveta.

aussie
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:30 PM
If the US wants ANY ratings, then Veuns has to make it to the final.

NOBODY in the USA will care for a Henin/Kuzy final.

I myself would love it...but 99% of the US sports fans wouldnt. The rating will be TERRIBLE.

I think its more to do with Kuzy than Henin. Justine has a little juice to her name here because she is #1, and a dominant player...Kuznetsova has NO JUICE...its amazing considering Kuzy has won this event. :eek:

so according to you, just for ratings' sake a player who may not deserve as much as her opponent(I'm not suggesting Venus is less deserving than Justine) must win? pathetic, is this what tennis has descended to??

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:30 PM
she wont make it to the final. this match will be over in a few minutes a la serena/henin
Instead of Richard talking all the times.
He should concentrate on improving Venus technique of forehand and other aspect of her game.

Haute
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:36 PM
I don't think she's doing anything technically wrong, but she's just not playing smart tennis right now.

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Instead of Richard talking all the times.
He should concentrate on improving Venus technique of forehand and other aspect of her game.

her tactics for this match are all wrong

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:39 PM
I don't think she's doing anything technically wrong, but she's just not playing smart tennis right now.
You think her technique on the forehand is sound?

Haute
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Finally! lol That was better/smarter hitting from Venus.

tenn_ace
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:40 PM
if Henin doesn't close out in 2 sets, she is a toast

Sylvester
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:40 PM
This match isn't already over thanks to Henin's chokes.

Haute
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:41 PM
You think her technique on the forehand is sound?

No, but her bigger issue right now is strategy. She keeps playing the ball up the line, when she could be hitting for the lines instead. The one volley in this game just now on Henin's serve made me cringe because she hit it right back to Justine when she had most of the court open.

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:42 PM
You think her technique on the forehand is sound?

she can hit great forehands when she is focused and hits them the way that she should but when she is playing flat everything falls apart no just the forehand.. her forehand up until her qf match has been pretty solid and a good weapons but she is playing dumb tennis right now. she should try to hit with a little more margin and more angle and come in off of flatter approach shots instead of spinny ones which justine can better track down. she also might considering justine which she had a number of opportunities to do. she broke back but im still not sure she is ready to win this match. no one can lose momentum better than venus williams.

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:43 PM
This match isn't already over thanks to Henin's chokes.
Venus is not in great shape to to the distance either
So it would be intesting if it goes the distance

sharapovarulz1
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Venus is coming to get you Justine lol

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:47 PM
No, but her bigger issue right now is strategy. She keeps playing the ball up the line, when she could be hitting for the lines instead. The one volley in this game just now on Henin's serve made me cringe because she hit it right back to Justine when she had most of the court open.

You need to watch the forehands more

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:55 PM
cant believe how many easy shots she has missed after going up 0-40 on henins serve. its like venus doesnt want to win the match.

Billabong
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Hhhmm these were REALLY wasted chances by Venus, she should have the lead in this second set.. Calling for the trainer really stopped her small momentum..

tennisbum79
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:57 PM
cant believe how many easy shots she has missed after going up 0-40 on henins serve. its like venus doesnt want to win the match.
She does not look like she wants it