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vw.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:27 AM
:)

Didn't get to see it (Damn CBC) but it looked like she started off great, and level of play went down a TAD in the end... but served it out! :banana:

Good luck in 3r vs. Azarenka or Dellaqua!

RenaSlam.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:27 AM
Go on, Venus!

Great first set, a little patchy in the second, but overall good win.

Serenita
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:27 AM
vee :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:28 AM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=352666

Vote for Venus here -- give a point to her, take a point away from someone else. Click on the last page to vote ;)



Did anyone else notice how Benesova was pissed at the end of the match?

Ben.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Nice win from Vee :yeah: only 4 match wins til that elusive gold :drool:

Amalgamate
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Great play from Venus in the first set! Keep going V :yeah:

frontier
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:30 AM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=352666

Vote for Venus here -- give a point to her, take a point away from someone else. Click on the last page to vote ;)



Did anyone else notice how Benesova was pissed at the end of the match?like she was going to win over Vee:rolleyes:

kwilliams
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Go Venus!!! Her 498th win!

Good luck in the next round! Good luck in doubles later.

V's a star
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:31 AM
from wat i hear decent match :bounce: Keep the straght sets up Vee u need rest!!!

Infiniti2001
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:31 AM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7239/image1pg8.jpg

Every time she looked up at the sun , she'd DF :lol:

Thanks for the win Vee, now I can go to bed. Happy Birthday to me :)

Wolverines08
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Great Play Venus!

geoepee
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Love the backhand lob towards the end Venus!
Clean up those double faults, and work on that backhand return.. :wavey:

nouf
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:32 AM
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/3096/venusxl4.jpg

starin
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:32 AM
zomg please play better in your next match Venus. She was like 2/10 today at the end of the 2nd set. That first set minus those 6 straight UE was excellent tennis from Venus w/ some poor UE from Benesova. But that 2nd set :help::tape:. She hit 5 df in 2 service games and hit a bunch of 2nd serves. saved by poor returning and poor UE from Benesova. And then once her serve left her her shots started flying which gave Benesova a solid foothold in the match but Benesova was worse than Venus in terms of UE and she made UE on all the big points.


But :worship: at 0-15 54 Venus serving. Benesova hit a smashing return into Venus' forehand corner. Venus barely got to it in time and then hit an amazing lob over Benesova. :drool:
and :nerner: to the people who say Venus can't hit lobs.

geoepee
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:32 AM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7239/image1pg8.jpg

Every time she looked up at the sun , she'd DF :lol:

Thanks for the win Vee, now I can go to bed. Happy Birthday to me :)
Happy birthday! :hug::hug:

Uranium
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Venus with another lob:hearts:, it was amazing and bounced in front of the line.

*Jean*
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Iveta :sad:

debopero
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:35 AM
Venus :) !

Uranium
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:37 AM
How'd Venus win MP, I missed the last point:o

VeeReeDavJCap81
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:37 AM
What a bitchy handshake from Iveta in that pic someone posted. I know it's not easy losing at the Olympics but grow up and be respectful ;)

friendsita
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:38 AM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7239/image1pg8.jpg

Every time she looked up at the sun , she'd DF :lol:

Thanks for the win Vee, now I can go to bed. Happy Birthday to me :)

Happy b-day!!!

and well done V!

Lin Lin
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:39 AM
I watched the live show, Venus is awesome

Tennisation
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:40 AM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7239/image1pg8.jpg

Every time she looked up at the sun , she'd DF :lol:

Thanks for the win Vee, now I can go to bed. Happy Birthday to me :)Venus always look hilarious at the net whether she wins or lose, it's always the exact same style:lol::hearts:

Slutiana
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Benesova has always been a moody *****. :tape:

Go Venus! She played well. The DFs came because she was being so aggresive on her second.. And knowing what Venus is capable of (on the DF front) Im not worried one bit. :rolls:

mdterp01
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:44 AM
The NBC Olympic sight is great. Its a perfect picture and no delay at all!!! I came in on the second set and what I saw was patchy play. Neither player was at their best level. Benesova missed a chance to take advantage in the second set. Venus needs to get those double faults in check as well as the errors. No long rally could really be established because either Venus would make an error or her power was too much for Benesova. But, a win is a win and its Venus' first real play since Wimbledon. Good luck going forward Queen Vee. :yeah:

P.S. That lob was HOT!! :hearts:

Dave.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:46 AM
:haha: I love Iveta :inlove:

Venus :yeah: Very strong performance. Keep that up and she will be playing for Gold.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Benesova walked straight off court after that too -- she was very upset.

Danči Dementia
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:53 AM
Iveta :awww: :sobbing:

*W*
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:53 AM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7239/image1pg8.jpg

Every time she looked up at the sun , she'd DF :lol:

Thanks for the win Vee, now I can go to bed. Happy Birthday to me :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!:bounce:

Hardiansf
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:58 AM
Well done Vee.
Make another record. A sibling final in the Olympics!

young_gunner913
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:27 AM
Great Job Vee!! :woohoo:

LucasArg
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:27 AM
Congratulations Venus!!!! :yeah:


Best of luck in round 3! :wavey:

Rhémila
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:49 AM
Iveta :sad:

Cat's Pajamas
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:00 AM
A win's a win but that second set from Venus was sketchy to say the least. :help:
Hopefully this means she's working out the ugly from the game. :p

The lob :hearts: Point of the match for sure. Venus will need to shape up though as the tournament progresses, especially her first serve percentage.

Iveta :hug: at least you won one match..but people, she should be angry with the way she played today. Venus was beatable. :shrug:

Michael!
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:31 AM
Great 1st set, the 2nd set wasn´t that good
But great service statistics :D

starin
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:55 AM
A win's a win but that second set from Venus was sketchy to say the least. :help:
Hopefully this means she's working out the ugly from the game. :p

The lob :hearts: Point of the match for sure. Venus will need to shape up though as the tournament progresses, especially her first serve percentage.

Iveta :hug: at least you won one match..but people, she should be angry with the way she played today. Venus was beatable. :shrug:

yeah i understood why Iveta was upset. Venus was beatable in that 2nd set. not in the first where she played well. But in that 2nd set there were a few times Venus gave Iveta openings into her service games w/ dfs and wild ue.

Effy
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Venus :hearts:
Iveta :hug: shame she had to play against Venus :(

Destiny
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:26 AM
Good going Venus :woohoo:

Renalicious
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:30 AM
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/3096/venusxl4.jpg

No one was watching :eek:

Elwin.
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Venus :yeah: :D

Iveta :hug:

The Dawntreader
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Venus!:bounce::worship:

Didnt even face a BP, but i've heard the second serve was erratic in the second. She's going for really aggressive serves of late, so doubles will come and go. As long as the first serve % keeps in the 60's, it'll be all good:lol:

Onwards and upwards Vee (god i'm riddled with cliches today :haha: )

Sam L
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Win it all, Venus!~

Highlandman
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Venus :yeah: :woohoo: Another easy & very good win :D

Keep it up :woohoo:

patch.
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Iveta :sobbing: Went down to easy today :hug: Good to see she picked it up slightly in the second but a set was more than possible and if she had done that, who knows :shrug:
Congrats Venus though :yeah:

Dinayer
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Go venuus :D

Emina.
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:46 AM
cool :bounce:

tucker1989
Aug 12th, 2008, 12:15 PM
Nice job getting through this Venus, but all of you who think that she played well at all in the second set are slightly delusional. What mattered most was that she won the important points. Nice fight Venus, but you are going to have to clean up your game for Azarenka.

Shuji Shuriken
Aug 12th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Let's keep going Queen Venus :hearts: :kiss: :worship:. Good solid win...keep winning babe :kiss:.

Tennisaddict
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Well done to Venus, next up she will play a tougher opponent but she should beat Azarenka in straights.

Kai
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Iveta :hug:

Rumkin
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Go Vee!

ce
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:19 PM
:woohoo:

SV_Fan
Aug 12th, 2008, 02:36 PM
any highlights?

xr6turbo
Aug 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e1/fullj.ab6fc3c658341eed176381cf2cb526e6/ab6fc3c658341eed176381cf2cb526e6-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f0/fullj.ed5d61a45943e8768e15dadeaccb15c1/ed5d61a45943e8768e15dadeaccb15c1-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/23/fullj.5c432924bfab528278547194794ae6c1/5c432924bfab528278547194794ae6c1-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/87/fullj.0f338e78dbd0af94fcd1cf1c251df163/0f338e78dbd0af94fcd1cf1c251df163-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/fc/fullj.e37dac7f0c82ac0bc53464a13ff9a5a0/e37dac7f0c82ac0bc53464a13ff9a5a0-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/57/fullj.2b1af215da654a832a7e91be729f48af/2b1af215da654a832a7e91be729f48af-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/4e/fullj.1ef7956ce188dd98fcea3e98974b31a9/1ef7956ce188dd98fcea3e98974b31a9-getty-oly-2008-tennis-usa-cze.jpg

Destiny
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Love the Venus wave :hearts:

cn ireland
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Another good win for Venus :D!

It will be tougher in the next round but she should be good enough to beat Azarenka:bounce:!

Infiniti2001
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Benesova walked straight off court after that too -- she was very upset.

:lol: I'd be upset too. How many opportunities did she miss in the 2nd set? Then again Venus never faced a break point :shrug:

mygirlV
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Hi Infiniti
HAPPY BIRTHDAY:bounce::dance::yippee: May you live to see many more:)!!
Have a great day!!!

harloo
Aug 12th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Nice job getting through this Venus, but all of you who think that she played well at all in the second set are slightly delusional. What mattered most was that she won the important points. Nice fight Venus, but you are going to have to clean up your game for Azarenka.

Yep, the second set was a mess. :lol: But I knew she wasn't going to lose it. On to the next match.;)

K-Dog
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:03 PM
That second set was sloppy. Her serve was all over the place and the forehand was completely gone for a couple of games in the middle of the second set. She'll have to improve to beat Vika. That is going to be a test.

sweetpeas
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:00 PM
:bounce:Venus:wavey::kiss::cool:

Denise4925
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Good match. I only saw the first set, but it looks like Benesova tried to come back to make it a match.

Is it me, or is that court ultra fast? :eek:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Keep it up Vee!! :bounce:

Olórin
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Good match. I only saw the first set, but it looks like Benesova tried to come back to make it a match.

Is it me, or is that court ultra fast? :eek:

Yeah it seems to me, to be playing rather fast.

Craig.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:42 PM
:woohoo:

Slutati
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Iveta :bigcry::sobbing::hug:
Venus :ras:

Denise4925
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Iveta :bigcry::sobbing::hug:
Venus :ras:

:lol:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:49 PM
I hope the court is playing fast -- to bad they couldn't have put it on grass ;)

Denise4925
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:51 PM
I hope the court is playing fast -- to bad they couldn't have put it on grass ;)

It's really fast.

andrewC
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Woohoo :D Keep winning Venus :banana:
No tricks up Iveta's lefty sleeves today thank goodness

V's a star
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:06 PM
any stats?

K-Dog
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:10 PM
I hope the court is playing fast -- to bad they couldn't have put it on grass ;)

The court is as fast as the USO, if not slightly faster. The USO is faster than Wimbledon now. This obviously favors Venus because of her past history on fast surfaces. Venus would've been the USO champ in 2005 and 2007 if those two Belgians weren't on such hot streaks. With neither of them in the field, Venus is probably the best player on this surface bar Serena.

Venus is looking like a favorite if she can move on from the horrid second set she displayed today in singles and the form from her doubles match. Like Jimmy Arias said, she needs to get a bucket of balls and go serve a few. Other than that, her game looked good minus the three games of FH errors late in the second set.

Infiniti2001
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:41 PM
any stats?

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tennis/resultsandschedules/rsc=TEW001509/index.html

Andrew Laeddis
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:48 PM
The court is as fast as the USO, if not slightly faster. The USO is faster than Wimbledon now. This obviously favors Venus because of her past history on fast surfaces. Venus would've been the USO champ in 2005 and 2007 if those two Belgians weren't on such hot streaks. With neither of them in the field, Venus is probably the best player on this surface bar Serena.

Venus is looking like a favorite if she can move on from the horrid second set she displayed today in singles and the form from her doubles match. Like Jimmy Arias said, she needs to get a bucket of balls and go serve a few. Other than that, her game looked good minus the three games of FH errors late in the second set.

She didnt lose to Kim because of a hot streak she lost because she choked. Henin was too good (although hitting 70% of your shots up the middle to Henin isnt going to get the job done.)

starin
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Venus hit a 114 mph 2nd serve. lol.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Venus hit a 114 mph 2nd serve. lol.
Wow, she usually never breaks 100 with those.

Dodoboy.
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Wow!

AcesHigh
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Nice first set Vee. After that, I fell asleep :lol: Anyway, keep it going and gold will be yours :)

Denise4925
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:06 AM
I'm watching the last set now. What happened to Vee's forehand in this match in the second set? She started hitting it out like a wild woman. She lost total focus. Also, what was up with that serve? I don't understand what happened. She was so focused and playing so well in the first set.