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Volcana
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:23 AM
"Winning isn't everything, it's the ONLY thing." - Vince Lombardi

Keeping that in mind ...

Are V&S invincible? No not hardly.

Good enough to win 9 times out of 10 if they're playing someone they aren't related to?

Well, take Lindsay off the table and we'll talk.

Good enough to win 7 times out of 10 if they're playing someone they aren't related to?

Sure.

Williams Rulez
Jul 16th, 2002, 08:38 AM
7 out of ten? More like at least 8 out of 10... their win lost records have been that good for the past 2 years, and this year, it is ever better.

Volcana
Jul 16th, 2002, 12:49 PM
The losing player learns more than the winning player. With each loss, a smart losing player learns what's effective and ineffective. The rest of the top ten is talented and most are pretty bright. So they'll learn. Whereas Venus doesn't know much more about beating Jenn than the first time they played. So by the time they play the matches 6-10, I expect Venus and Serena would lose a bit more.

Competition itself levels the playing field. (Given talent within orders of magnitude, anyway.)