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Jeff
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:40 AM
Vera went away for a while in the second set, but came alive again towards the end. Venus' serve and forehand were on fire, though. She has played very well this week. Congrats, Vee :kiss: Carry this play over to the Aussie Open :D

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:41 AM
comprehensive :worship:

Il Primo!
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:42 AM
She rocks my world!

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Bad match, but Vee did what she had to!

So excited about AO.

6 ACES
2 DFS
10 WINNERS
7 ERRORS

Oracene looked great :D Vera was awful for the most part. It should have been 6-1 6-1 :lol: Well done Vee!

starin
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:22 AM
just like last year Venus goes undefeated in singles and wins the tournaments albeit as part of a team this time. :unsure: as to what this means for AO if anything. Venus played awful last year at AO after playing well at HK so :shrug: I'm just glad Venus is healthy and playing :)

:worship: Venus
:worship: Team America
:worship: Gisela
:shrug: Coco lol j/k :kiss:

and Venus is such a great spokesperson now. She was very elegant and articulate during the trophy ceremony. and lol at her wearing a blanket even though she just finished a match. and is wearing a fleece during her doubles match.

Adal
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Vera :(

volta
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:49 AM
dammit i missed the match :fiery:

Vee this better mean that ur going to win the AO :bounce:

Bepa :hug:

Marcelo.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Venus :hearts: :yeah:
Vera :awww: :hug:

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:49 AM
I know she was so mature in the trophy ceremony! She treated those girls like her daughters or something, she looked so sweet :awww:

I am watching the double now! And omg! What great chemistry CoCo and Venus have, maybe it doesn't translate to great doubles tennis but they like eachother :lol:

Vee got champagne :cool:

SoClose
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:57 AM
:worship:Venus:worship:

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:02 AM
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20090110/all/l3578521.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20090110/all/l3578512.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20090110/all/l3578510.jpg

young_gunner913
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Venus :hearts:

Wolverines08
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Love you Venus...great match now win the AO!

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:18 AM
EVERY1 has the same racket in the doubles match :haha:

Agassi Fan
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:20 AM
She is in great form.

Andy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Well done Venus :worship:

volta
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:28 AM
EVERY1 has the same racket in the doubles match :haha:

:confused: Panova was playing with a Babolat

sammy01
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:28 AM
EVERY1 has the same racket in the doubles match :haha:

coco using yonex isnt she?

volta
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:29 AM
coco using yonex isnt she?

yeah her 2. although it looked like a Wilson but i doubt it

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Ok, i am blind :crying2:

sammy01
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Ok, i am blind :crying2:

awwwwwwwwww *hugs*, but yes you are lol

vettipooh
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Congrats Vee. :hearts: :yeah: Vera gave it a go, a little too late, plus she cries too much and needs to control her emotions. :sad: I really like her but I'm getting tired of that 5 yr old behaviour. Good luck to both at AO. Lol at Vee having fun with Coco in dubs. I enjoyed that.

Jeff
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:41 AM
The one time out of the year that someone other than Serena has the opportunity to play doubs with Venus. Coco looked like she had a blast. Both of them were having a good time :D It is funny that they chose to do the ceremony before the doubles. I wonder why :confused:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Yay Venus! Now take the AO by not being a silly choker like last year

sammy01
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:46 AM
The one time out of the year that someone other than Serena has the opportunity to play doubs with Venus. Coco looked like she had a blast. Both of them were having a good time :D It is funny that they chose to do the ceremony before the doubles. I wonder why :confused:

i assume because team americas had already won. it was getting cold and late, so the important people can go home and the 4 girls can play an exo doubles match to whatever crowds left.

V-MAC
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Solid stuff from Vee :bounce:
Congrats to Coco and Gisela too on winning the exho tournament :cool:

btw, the doubles match was very entertaining. What a differance a smile makes for Coco. She seemed so relaxed today joking with Vee and everything compared to the other day when she looked so tense through out. Her volleys were much improved today too. I hope the opportunity of playing with Vee will inspire her to do good things in her career. Maybe Vee will become some sort of mentor to her ;)

Nederlander RUS
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Vera :hug:

Chance
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:57 AM
I was surprised when I saw how annoyed Vee got when she made her errors...

I really want her to leave cold HK and see pics of her in Melbourne.

Doubles match sounded like fun, good to hear V was having fun on the court.

kwilliams
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Yay!!! Go Venus! Go team America! Dulko has been very impressive too. I know Venus always plays well in Hong Kong. I think I remember reading last year that it was her 4th or 5th title there, so now she has 5 or 6. She has done especially well this year though and I hope given her success in Zurich, Doha and now Hong Kong that she can continue to go onwards and upwards! I'm quietly hopeful about Melbourne.

homogenius
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Stopped watching after the first cause it's was too ugly.AO can't come soon enough.Want to see some real matches.

sweetpeas
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Well done my Queen V.

zxcVbnm88
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:12 PM
The one time out of the year that someone other than Serena has the opportunity to play doubs with Venus. Coco looked like she had a blast. Both of them were having a good time :D It is funny that they chose to do the ceremony before the doubles. I wonder why :confused:

It's weird but because of this arrangement, I managed to watch the ceremony as cable tv here didn't show the doubles after the ceremony.

new-york
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:56 PM
mighty cool HK for Venus.

please, make your next tournament a mighty cool one too.:angel:

pav
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Venus seems to have got straight into top gear for the start of the season, but Bepa has a rust problem! (not because she lost but her serve and shot execution not good) congratulations to Venus and a spanking for Bepa

Dodoboy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:12 PM
mighty cool HK for Venus.

please, make your next tournament a mighty cool one too.:angel:


In the words of Venus. Super 2.

TennisMindCamp
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:24 PM
I think she's playing some of your best tennis right now! Her focus is off the charts!


http://www.tennismindcamp.com/images/tmclogosm.jpg (http://www.tennismindcamp.com/)

GracefulVenus
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Venus :yeah: Impressive. AO Baby! :armed:

Infiniti2001
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:32 PM
WTG Miss Venus :hearts: Now step it up in Melbourne ;)

DOUBLEFIST
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:40 PM
:yeah: Some of the best Pre-Oz form I've seen Vee in in a long time!

Way to go, Vee!!!!

eugreene2
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:44 PM
For some reason, this feels different than last year. I hope I'm right

Inger67
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Wow amazing play this week Vee :) If she isn't the favorite for the AO then idk who is... :confused:

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:19 PM
This makes me feel better :angel:

tonybotz
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:23 PM
go VEE STARR, the 2009 Australian Open Champion!

RJWCapriati
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Hopefully she'll finally win in Melbourne

Dini.
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Vee you make me PROUD!! I am one happy fan right now :D

Well done for thumping top players like that :worship:

Does anyone have a video of the ceremony at the end? I missed it :sad::sad:

winone23
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Congrats Venus keep your form up!!!

pwayne
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Venus plays well in Hong Kong. Will she bring that form to Melbourne in a week?

winone23
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:34 AM
Venus plays well in Hong Kong. Will she bring that form to Melbourne in a week?

Well Venus is still on a win streak from last year, so her chances to win Melbourne are higher than ever.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Congrats Venus :hug:

Uranium
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Venus:D
Please don't play bad in Melbourne after winning Hong Kong like last year:bounce: