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Adal
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:02 PM
WHO? :bounce:

Demska
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Venus in 0 sets.

Watching
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Serena in 2...she will win the mental battle

Il Primo!
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
I really don't know. But I want Venus to trash Serena so she understands you can't be in and out with impunity, she needs a reality check. Plus Venus-Jankovic matches are always exciting!
Go Venus

jonny84
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Serena in two.

So Disrespectful
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:14 PM
I'm rubbing my hands together with glee already. :rolleyes:

Ghoul123
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Venus in 0 sets.

:lol:
That's pretty likely actually.

Beny
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Venus should win

Is she doesn´t...hmm...she tanks it

new-york
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:34 PM
i always give Serena the mental edge.
gogogo Venus.

the serve.:scared:

Effy
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Venus in 0 sets.

couldnt resist? :p ;)

--------

go Venus.

Renalicious
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Serena in two relatively easy sets...something like 6-4, 6-4.

Emina.
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Venus

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:47 PM
It's been ages since Serena has beaten Vee, she's long overdue.

Serena in two routine sets.

(i'm not one of those fans that can be happy with either one of em' winning) GO SERENA!!!

maddogz48
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Serena in 2. Tiebreaker in the first set as usual to keep it close then an easy second set.

*W*
Mar 7th, 2008, 12:58 PM
I think Venus in 2 sets..

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Venus in 3 :bounce:

Highlandman
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:04 PM
I think Venus will win like 6-3,7-6.

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:09 PM
little sis' avenges her 2005 US OPEN loss

Serena def. Venus 6-4, 6-3

Lucas_Arg
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Serena in three.

serena_fan
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Serena in 3 (3;6 7;5 6;1 ) Good luck Serena!!! :)

AcesHigh
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Without the speed advantage she had back in 2002-2003, Serena has to play very well to beat Venus. Venus can hit shots that Serena can't really get to now and it's not like Serena is super clean with her UE's.

Venus in 2 tough sets.

vwfan
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:49 PM
depends on which Venus shows up. ;)

Poova
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Venus 6-3, 6-4

Wilson_07
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:56 PM
could be an error filled battle which vee loses in 3 sets, because she loses focus in the third set...maybe they surprise me and play like they play against other opponents ;)

V-MAC
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I hope Vee inflicts an almighty beatdown on Serena :devil:

Michael!
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Venus beats Serena! :angel:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Serena in two

GO VENUS!!!

cn ireland
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I'm gonna say Serena just because I think she's able to handle this match better than big sis. Wouldn't surprise me if Venus won though!

kwilliams
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:03 PM
I think if Venus keeps her serve together she'll win. Her movement might be a bit too good for Serena to handle. Also Serena hasn't played a top player since January.

cypher_88
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:10 PM
gooo Venus :bounce:

Vacant
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:28 PM
I think Serena, 'cos surely she'll destroy Venus' serve right now.

But good luck Venus! :)

GracefulVenus
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Venus in 3. She'll drop the first set, and finish 6-4, 6-3

Taz Warrior
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Venus in 3

Chunchun
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:46 PM
This is shocking. I always think that one of them will fake an injury before this round so that they will not fight for a final in Tier II instead of grandslam trophies and men. :eek:

Fan_of_Venus
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Venus in 3

V-MAC
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:54 PM
This is shocking. I always think that one of them will fake an injury before this round so that they will not fight for a final in Tier II instead of grandslam trophies and men. :eek:

:confused: Has Serena been cracking on to Hank? :scratch:

Destiny
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:56 PM
I wish i could watch it

I think Serena is going to win but hope Venus does

Mina Vagante
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Serena?:rolleyes:

Natalicious
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:03 PM
serena in 3

Yonexforever
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:18 PM
When did they last meet each other?

Tennisaddict
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:23 PM
First of all I don't understand why they're both playing in such a small tournament.
I have not voted because this is really up in the air. Venus has been very inconsistent so far this year. Serena has not played in a while.

Eurosport is going to show one semifinal and the final. Which is a pleasant surprise. They normally don't show the smaller tournaments. I hope the semifinal they show will be Venus' and Serena's. I don't have clue who will win but I hope it will be great hard fought match with the winner taking the title.

Destiny
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Yes, Eurosport might show it :banana:

Come on !!!

Craigy
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Oh Serena please win. :sobbing:
But I think Venus will.

Mina Vagante
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:32 PM
When did they last meet each other?

US Open 2005

Viktymise
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Pretty unpredictable.

No way to tell which Venus or which Serena will come out against each other. It usually depends on who wants it more.

Hopefully V. :angel:

K-Dog
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:32 PM
It would be a wasted opportunity for Serena to lose to Venus given the way that both have played to get into this round. Serena needs to be relaxed and focused to win this match. Venus' game is extremely patchy atm, while Serena is a little more even-keel.

Breaking it down:

Serve----- Advantage Serena

Returns----- Even

Forehands------ ???? (Depends on the confidence level of both girls)

Backhand----- Would normally give this to Vee, but her bh in recent years hasn't been that great. EVEN

Volleys/Net Play------ Venus

Speed------- Venus

Mental----- Serena usually (although in the last two meetings she seemed quite frantic)


I think that Serena should win either in two tight sets, or a lop-sided 3 setter. The match is in Serena's hands because she's clearly in better form.

Adal
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:33 PM
I want to Serena to win this one, but for some reason I think Venus will win pretty easily

Mina Vagante
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Oh Serena please win. :sobbing:
But I think Venus will.

Mindreader.:sad:

Hashim.
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:34 PM
i have watched all their matches this week and i will say Venus...

Serena isn't moving well...

Dodoboy.
Mar 7th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Serena in my opinion....i don't think she is really going to have to work that hard for it!

I am VERY excited about this match and whoever wins is OK with me....i refuse to vBet!

I want Venus to win but i think Serena will!

eugreene2
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:02 PM
TIme for me to write Tennis channel ... they need to adjust their sched & add this match. lol This feels like a Venus win for some reason.

tonythetiger
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:17 PM
As long as a Williams is in the finals! However, I hope Venus in two.

Lulu.
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Serena in two sets.

Sylwiiia
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:54 PM
I hope Queen Venus :)

alfonsojose
Mar 7th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Venus in 2

starin
Mar 7th, 2008, 05:26 PM
I'm rubbing my hands together with glee already. :rolleyes:

Serena in 2 tight sets. Serena's much more mentally tough and I expect her serve to hold up better than Venus. Venus serve is still shaky and I think she'll prolly have a few bad patches and Serena will capitalize.

friendsita
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:02 PM
This time I'll go for Venus in 3.

AcesHigh
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Serena's much more mentally tough

Why would you say this? Serena's game is more consistent but she's no longer more mentally tough. The last few matches they've had, Venus has had the killer instinct and that's why AO and Wimby 2003 were so close and why Venus beat Serena the last two times they played.

Venus can handle Serena's serve.. they know each other well enough that any shot each one has will not be a major weapon. The difference IMO is Serena doesn't have any shots Venus cant reach, while Venus can probably outrun and outhit Serena at this point.

It depends on how many UE's Venus has. If Serena isn't moving well, Venus will capitalize and take it in 2.

dawid
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Serena needs this victory to be in TOP10. She will win it. No mother if she will win it in 2 or 3 sets. She will win this match. For sure.

pov
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:42 PM
The only thing that I wonder is if Venus has "big sister-itis" and sometimes subconsciously lets Serena win. The way she talks about Serena makes me think it's possible.

Still - Venus in 3

serenus_2k8
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:51 PM
I don't know or mind really. If I had to say I would personally want Vee to win, but I think Ree will take this match.

danieln1
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:58 PM
One of the most uncertain polls that ever existed! The results are the same, practically

Dodoboy.
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Venus has a slight edge in the poll!...i don't like polls like this.

The options should JUST be Serena OR Venus

venus_rulez
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I'm picking Venus in 2. As someone else said Venus has a big lead in movement now and that might be the difference in this match. If anything, Venus has shown that she can be absolutely dreadful in one match (not that she was against Zvonereva) and then play lights out the following match. I'm expecting her level to rise in this match. The fact that it's not a final also helps her. I feel the mental side of it really only comes to play when it's a final. since it's not I expect her to take care of Serena somewhat comfortably. Something like 7-5,6-2. I really wish I could watch this.

Rik.
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Venus

slamchamp
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:15 PM
serena will bitchslap her sister 6-0 6-4 :devil:

treufreund
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I voted Serena. Venus's serve has been way off.

Slutiana
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Venus.

Couldn't care less on the OUTCOME of the match though. I only want to see good tennis.

Olórin
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Hopefully Serena, they're both so hit and miss lately though.

I really want Serena to come through this match though, I think she actually needs it more!

~Eclipsed~
Mar 7th, 2008, 08:00 PM
I think Venus will win, but in inconsistent fashion as she has been lately. Maybe something like 7-6, 2-6, 6-3

hotandspicey
Mar 7th, 2008, 08:14 PM
If Rena wants to get back into top 10 she better win this! One thing is for sure, I'm guaranteed a Williams in the final. :p

Destiny
Mar 7th, 2008, 08:33 PM
We need to watch this has anyone anywhere found live stream

I really want to see them play :sobbing:

jeff2823
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Venus 6-3 6-7 6-2

Serena-rules-no1
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:14 PM
come on Serena, take the trash out

Destiny
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Trash :o

Finish it off would be nicer ;)

Dodoboy.
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:37 PM
come on Serena, take the trash out

:o

How vile!

supergrunt
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Serena is going to crush Venus! hahaha :devil:

Stamp Paid
Mar 7th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Serena hasn't beaten Venus in 5 years for a reason - she is too slow. Her lack of mobility puts her at such a disadvantage against Big Sis. Venus should thrash her, like she thrashes every other powerful leadfoot girl. But Venus has been a hot mess for a minute now. Sadly, this is one matchup that is not in Serena's hands. But I hope Serena wins, of course.

supergrunt
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:06 PM
um.. Serena isn't every other powerful leadfoot girl.

supergrunt
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:06 PM
* :(

~Cherry*Blossom~
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:12 PM
It's Serena's serve vs. Venus' movement. I think Serena's greater serve will be the key. Hopefully she'll win. Something like 7-5 6-4.

However, if Serena loses the first set then she will lose the match. I just can't see her wanting to fight in three sets for a win against her sister in a Tier II semifinal. Hell, she wouldn't do it unless it was a slam or Miami.

Venus, however, would probably try and fight for the win even if she lost the first set. But I can't see her beating Serena.

I would feel more confident in Venus winning the final than Serena for some reason.

Go Serena, win this title! :yeah:

supergrunt
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:38 PM
but Serena has problems against Patty

supergrunt
Mar 7th, 2008, 10:38 PM
* :sad:

The Kaz
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:02 PM
This will be a boring match whatever the outcome :o

beecharmer
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:16 PM
well, i've always said venus is better, but it depends on richard of course

Cp6uja
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:30 PM
"Venus in three" leading here now :eek: but for me that is less posible scenario.
If this match going in three Serena is strong favorite. Only TOP15 player which Venus beat in three since start of 2007 at some WTA tournament is Jankovic (TB in 3rd) at USO/07 and all other 3-setters she lose (Jankovic twice, Sharapova, Kuznetsova and Chakvetadze) and also Serena always have better mental game for 3-setters.

H2H Serena/Venus is tied but in 3-setters lead Serena 3-1 and also Serena records in 3-setters since 2004 is 26-9 and Venus after impressive 3rd set record when she healthy - since 2004 have bad 24-18.

Venus have good chances tommorow, but not in three (IMO).

Thanx4nothin
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Venus in 3 but i have no idea.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Vamos Venus !!

Marty-Dom
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Whoever loses this match will win their next one, which might be a Slam, so think strategy. I see Serena winning in 3 here but Venus beating her at Wimbledon. Of course it could be the other way around, but Serena is the hungrier one today, so look for her to win tomorrow.

Judging Amy
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:51 PM
Goooooooooo Venus

austennis
Mar 8th, 2008, 12:00 AM
i think Venus in 2.... Serena hasnt played any serious challenges this year except Jelena and she lost
Vee has some goood wins this year.. especially Maria.. So i think Vee will want this more..

RJWCapriati
Mar 8th, 2008, 12:14 AM
V. Williams

6-2, 6-3

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 8th, 2008, 01:41 AM
I cant help but think that when Venus is playing well and Serena is kinda in a slump, she doesnt play Serena with much fight and kind wants her to win to help boost her confidence. Based off of how they've been playing I would say Venus, but I think Serena is goign to win....either or..I'm happy..both of my girls are at the top playing each other....now lets have and All Williams final at a Grand Slam!!!!

SV_Fan
Mar 8th, 2008, 01:52 AM
WWW? UMMMM a Williams. I am soo scared. I can't bear to watch. But the good thing is one of them will be in the finals.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 8th, 2008, 02:36 AM
rena in 2

Pasta-Na
Mar 8th, 2008, 02:38 AM
i like venus :sad: but i think serena will win :scared:

maddogz48
Mar 8th, 2008, 03:01 AM
One thing is certain, this All-Williams showdown won't go to 3 sets.The sisters know that the finals will be played in a few hours afterwards and will not want to spend all night grinding out a long 3 set win.

Whoever wins the first set will go on to win the second set and the match.

Come on Serena. Win this match. :)

hulky9999
Mar 8th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Venus in 3. Serena will be too powerful to lose in 2.

Chrisi
Mar 8th, 2008, 09:14 AM
Venus in 2

Uranium
Mar 8th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Venus in 3

I want Venus to win whole tournament
1. for confidence
2. to shut the haters up about Venus not winning a Tier I or II in years.

COME ON VEE

kwilliams
Mar 8th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Venus in 3

I want Venus to win whole tournament
1. for confidence
2. to shut the haters up about Venus not winning a Tier I or II in years.
COME ON VEE


Right, there with ya. Hate that talk. Many players have gone on the record (Lindsay Davenport and Tracy Austin) as saying they would trade like ten of their titles for another slam. Who cares about winning a few tier II's each year when you can win a slam.

kwilliams
Mar 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Now that we know Schnyder is in the final I would really rather see Venus playing her. She has a
9-0 record against her. Serena is 6-3 (although one of Schnyder's wins was Zurich '07 when Serena was injured) I know either sister is quite likely to win anyway but I'd love to be more completely secure in that.

If only Jankovic hadn't entered, Venus and Serena would be the top seeds (probably) meeting in the final. Also Jankovic wouldn't have wasted her time and could have RESTED for once between tournaments.

At least we'll have a Williams in the final and a likely winner.

LudwigDvorak
Mar 8th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Congrats Ree on re-entering the top ten! :yeah: Venus has never beaten Serena when she lost the first set, doubt that'll change here.

SV_Fan
Mar 8th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Venus has a break point so I think it'll go to 3.

kwilliams
Mar 8th, 2008, 03:50 PM
3-6, 6-3, 3-3! I can't tell anymore but at this point I would give the edge to Venus, she hasn't faced a break point in a while now and is holding a little easier but Serena is coming back a bit so who knows!?

*W*
Mar 8th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Venus leads in the third set 6-5!

Cp6uja
Mar 8th, 2008, 04:37 PM
"Venus in three" leading here now :eek: but for me that is less posible scenario.
If this match going in three Serena is strong favorite. Only TOP15 player which Venus beat in three since start of 2007 at some WTA tournament is Jankovic (TB in 3rd) at USO/07 and all other 3-setters she lose (Jankovic twice, Sharapova, Kuznetsova and Chakvetadze) and also Serena always have better mental game for 3-setters.

H2H Serena/Venus is tied but in 3-setters lead Serena 3-1 and also Serena records in 3-setters since 2004 is 26-9 and Venus after impressive 3rd set record when she healthy - since 2004 have bad 24-18.

Venus have good chances tommorow, but not in three (IMO).After Serena lead 6-3 2-0 Vee won 9 of next 12 games and lead 3-6 6-3 3-2 but i'm been so sure that she will down soon or later in 3rd. When Serena lead 5-3 or have MP at *5-4 i realy dont see any chance for Vee comeback... but she did it and even have MP at 6-5. Despite she lose this 3rd set is actualy very good sign for Venus and much better phisicaly performance in long matches than she have in last 12 months (actualy since 2003)...

Dodoboy.
Mar 8th, 2008, 04:58 PM
After Serena lead 6-3 2-0 Vee won 9 of next 12 games and lead 3-6 6-3 3-2 but i'm been so sure that she will down soon or later in 3rd. When Serena lead 5-3 or have MP at *5-4 i realy dont see any chance for Vee comeback... but she did it and even have MP at 6-5. Despite she lose this 3rd set is actualy very good sign for Venus and much better phisicaly performance in long matches than she have in last 12 months (actualy since 2003)...

Very true!

Marty-Dom
Mar 8th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Whoever loses this match will win their next one, which might be a Slam, so think strategy. I see Serena winning in 3 here but Venus beating her at Wimbledon. Of course it could be the other way around, but Serena is the hungrier one today, so look for her to win tomorrow.

toot-toot!
Great match- especially the third set. In the end it came down to the hunger. Serena played a few gutsy and risky points in the tiebreak and it paid off for her. Venus competed very well and her serve was holding up, but she played her match point too safe, while Serena went all out. Congrats Serena.