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is1531
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:30 PM
Less than 3 hours from now, Vera Dushevina will play one of the biggest matches she has ever faced. She gave Caroline a major problem at Roland Garros until the 3rd set was suspended for the next day. Dushevina has an excellent to hand back hand shot. Her personality is the same after each point. Vera is getting better and better. Tonight we will find out how much better. Tonight Vera faces Sledge Hammer Williams. :)

Dodoboy.
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:34 PM
And this is a thread because...

CloudAtlas
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:35 PM
Venus will completely pummel her and her puffball strokes off the court. The only reason she gave Wozniacki trouble was because Wozniacki was playing 10k Pago Pago level tennis and letting Dushevina dominate. Once she woke up and actually started playing properly , Vera was completely overpowered.

John.
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:36 PM
Less than 3 hours from now, Vera Dushevina will play one of the biggest matches she has ever faced. She gave Caroline a major problem at Roland Garros until the 3rd set was suspended for the next day. Dushevina has an excellent to hand back hand shot. Her personality is the same after each point. Vera is getting better and better. Tonight we will find out how much better. Tonight Vera faces Sledge Hammer Williams. :)

Venus wins 61 62

Wonderlander
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:46 PM
Vera had a brilliant chance one year ago but she blowed it and then Coin got her lucky ticket.
I don't see any opportunities for Vera now.

Slutiana
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:53 PM
Douchevina's forehand is such a mess. :tears:

Marshmallow
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:09 PM
Douchevina's forehand is such a mess. :tears:

:lol:

And she's a bit of a headcase, I can't see Venus letting her get away with anything, especialy under the lights at Flushing meadows. No way, she hasn't lost to a nobody there maybe ever.

young_gunner913
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:21 PM
I thought she's already made a name for herself based on her last name having douche in it :shrug:

DefyingGravity
Aug 31st, 2009, 09:26 PM
This is, as Spirlea so eloquently put it, the "f@#%ing VENUS WILLIAMS" here. And this is a Grand Slam, isn't it? It is? Venus in 2, out of there in an hour and 15 minutes.

Svetlana.
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:06 PM
I don't expect anything magical tonight, but any way Go Vera!!!

Dav.
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:29 PM
I expect a bump tonight. :lol:

The Dawntreader
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:35 PM
Anyone with a serve and forehand like Dushevina's, is in trouble against Venus Williams.

Her game is as under-developed as it was at junior level.

cellophane
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:02 PM
It's going to be 5-6 games at most for Vera.

tennnisfannn
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:10 PM
venus has a habit of blowing opponents in the first set and then goes to sleep, lately she has forgotten to wake up beofre the match point.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:11 PM
It depends on Vee, and not on Vera. If Vee starts making too many errors. anything can happen.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:13 PM
Only if she gets double bageled :shrug: Other than that NO.

Temperenka
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:14 PM
6-2, 6-3. Venus.

Tennisstar86
Aug 31st, 2009, 11:15 PM
lol, why did I feel like i was reading one of those lame keys to the match reports the announcers always try to throw out there.... why is this a thread? lol Dushevina has a chance, hell anyone has a chance with Venus if shes sleeping....otherwise girl better look out.

cellophane
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:25 AM
I expect a bump tonight. :lol:

Bump. :o

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:25 AM
Vera has a nicer game than I remembered.

DefyingGravity
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:27 AM
PAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

I'm eating crow now, I said an hour and fifteen minutes for a Venus win, and after an hour and fifteen minutes, it was actually Dushevina who only claimed one set by that amount of time.

Dodoboy.
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:27 AM
Since when has Vera been this good? WTF :lol:

AkademiQ
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:29 AM
One can hope.

Slutiana
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:30 AM
It had to be her left knee :o, it couldn't be her shoulders or her arm, now her footwork is fucked and she can't serve properly, yay!

Henpova
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:33 AM
LOL, at every one who didn't give this girl a chance. I mean I still think and and did think last night Vee would win, but i never say never to a young player. Let hope if win,she dose not lose 61 62 in the 2nd round

cellophane
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:37 AM
Well, the times I've seen Vera play before, she's been crap... she is playing decent tonight, although really an 'on' Venus should have destroyed her.

serenus_2k8
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:39 AM
Shit, another boring player suddenly bursting to life vs a WS on a big court :sobbing:

Williamsser
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:39 AM
So much for the tennis "experts" in this thread. :tape:

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:41 AM
LOL, at every one who didn't give this girl a chance. I mean I still think and and did think last night Vee would win, but i never say never to a young player. Let hope if win,she dose not lose 61 62 in the 2nd round

Oh please...that was before the knee injury so people were predicting with good reason.

Eduardo Oliveira
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:42 AM
Incredible tennis :worship:
If she plays like Istambul, she can win ;)

serenus_2k8
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:46 AM
So much for the tennis "experts" in this thread. :tape:

Who here has the arrogance to call themself an expert. I think Im always learning more and more about different players. I think only the pros who have been there and dont that can call themselves genuine experts.

Hayato
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:53 AM
Shit, another boring player suddenly bursting to life vs a WS on a big court :sobbing:

You know what, Serena and Venus are not the only WTA players that know how to rise to the occasion. Have a think about that ;)

I expected this one to be a tight one. Dushevina has always been a good player.

joz
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:18 AM
Vee is toying with her... making the best of prime time TV in the US. The leading lady came back from the depths... desparate grunts louder than MBD or VA... It's tennis entertainment at its best!!! I'll say 6-1 in the third.

AkademiQ
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:21 AM
Hope all gone.

serenus_2k8
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:22 AM
You know what, Serena and Venus are not the only WTA players that know how to rise to the occasion. Have a think about that ;)

I expected this one to be a tight one. Dushevina has always been a good player.

But Venus and Serena dont just raise it for the big match then go out in straights ;) You have a think about that :weirdo:

saarsngg
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:25 AM
She had a chance last year too, but then decided that Julie Coin was in need of the fame more.

Hayato
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:28 AM
But Venus and Serena dont just raise it for the big match then go out in straights ;) You have a think about that :weirdo:

I don't need to think about that. That's all I hear about on here :unsure:

is1531
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:33 AM
Men are so arrogant, that's why I do't bother with them. They know everything, so they think. I said Vera had a chance 2 and one half hours before the match started. Venus injured? Don't be silly.

At least Vera put up a fight. She's still much prettier than Venus and the crowd had fun.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:35 AM
At least Vera put up a fight. She's still much prettier than Venus and the crowd had fun.

Its subjective :shrug: (For me she has a potato face with eyes straight out of a horror flick.)

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:37 AM
Men are so arrogant, that's why I do't bother with them. They know everything, so they think. I said Vera had a chance 2 and one half hours before the match started. Venus injured? Don't be silly.

At least Vera put up a fight. She's still much prettier than Venus and the crowd had fun.

good grief. and that has what to do with what? :unsure:

serenus_2k8
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:39 AM
Men are so arrogant, that's why I do't bother with them. They know everything, so they think. I said Vera had a chance 2 and one half hours before the match started. Venus injured? Don't be silly.

At least Vera put up a fight. She's still much prettier than Venus and the crowd had fun.

Is that a joke? Shes a grade A baghead with a personality to match. :spit: Pipe down son, pipe down.

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:51 AM
NOT TONIGHT!!!! :wavey:

SAEKeithSerena
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:52 AM
i like her for sure...kinda a fan :)

is1531
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:54 AM
60,000 people saw Tennis in Flushing NY today and tonight and the best ladies match was Dushevina vs Venus. It was a great try by Vera, but Venus was too good. Vera, work on your serve in the off season and you will be fine. The USA Open in one of 6 tournamnets that literally pay for th eplayers prizes which include Indian Wells. Vera, you really did have a chance.

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:58 AM
Men are so arrogant, that's why I do't bother with them. They know everything, so they think. I said Vera had a chance 2 and one half hours before the match started. Venus injured? Don't be silly.

At least Vera put up a fight. She's still much prettier than Venus and the crowd had fun.

Subjective regarding who looks better, but Venus moves through and the DUSH goes home!! :wavey:

2Black
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:03 AM
She'll never make a name with THAT serve

Volcana
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:03 AM
I don't believe players 'deserve' to win matches. You win or you lose. But Dushevina played a bigger, faster, stronger, more highly skilled, more experienced, MUCH more accomlished opponent, and gave it everything she had. She stepped up to the moment, and played her best tennis.

I hope she finds a way to deliver that level of tennis on a consistent basis. It probably won't win her a slam, but it would put her in the top ten. Nadia Petrova would sell her soul to play that way once against Maria Sharapova. And if Dinara Safina gets to the final, she should ask Dushevina for a blood transfusion.

It's only one match, and a round of 128 match at that. But all you can ever ask is that you perform your best when it matters most. All you can ever CONTROL is that you perform your best when it matters most.

Congrats Dushevina. Nice damn job.

Donny
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:05 AM
I don't believe players 'deserve' to win matches. You win or you lose. But Dushevina played a bigger, faster, stronger, more highly skilled, more experienced, MUCH more accomlished opponent, and gave it everything she had. She stepped up to the moment, and played her best tennis.

I hope she finds a way to deliver that level of tennis on a consistent basis. It probably won't win her a slam, but it would put her in the top ten. Nadia Petrova would sell her soul to play that way once against Sharapova. And if Dinara Safina should ask Dushevian for a blood transfusion if she gets to the final. It's only one match, and a round of 128 match at that.

But all you can ever ask is that you perform your best when it matters most.

All you can ever CONTROL is that you perform your best when it matters most.

Congrats Dushevina. Nice damn job.

If Dushevina had played her best tennis, she would have won in straights. Venus stepped ehr game up, Dushevina faltered.

By the same token, if Venus had played her best tennis, she would have strolled. Let's not pretend here.

SharapovaFTW
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:05 AM
This thread proved there isn't 1 expert in this forum. Just a bunch of fanboys, who hardly know anything about the game outside of the Top 10-20. Plus all the IF bullshit is getting old. If Venus did this, If Dushevina did that. Do you guys live your lives through IFs? Kind've pathetic and not realistic. Venus didn't play her best because of her knee, and Dushevina was extremely solid especially from the backhand side. Dushevina didn't play her best because Venus started to up her game and decided she was going to go for broke. Like Richard Williams said (and I've never ever agreed with this guy), a wounded duck is much more dangerous than a healthy duck.

young_gunner913
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:05 AM
Time for Veeliever's to have a drank yall.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/FlamingoSpice/med_ny_ilny2dance.gif

Slutiana
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:08 AM
I don't believe players 'deserve' to win matches. You win or you lose. But Dushevina played a bigger, faster, stronger, more highly skilled, more experienced, MUCH more accomlished opponent, and gave it everything she had. She stepped up to the moment, and played her best tennis.

I hope she finds a way to deliver that level of tennis on a consistent basis. It probably won't win her a slam, but it would put her in the top ten. Nadia Petrova would sell her soul to play that way once against Maria Sharapova. And if Dinara Safina gets to the final, she should ask Dushevina for a blood transfusion.

It's only one match, and a round of 128 match at that. But all you can ever ask is that you perform your best when it matters most. All you can ever CONTROL is that you perform your best when it matters most.

Congrats Dushevina. Nice damn job.
Top 25-30 maybe. I think 10's pushing it. But anyway, speaking of petrova, I think Douche really reminds me of a Nadia without the serve and the fat. :lol:

Serenita
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:42 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/FlamingoSpice/med_ny_ilny2dance.gif
Gimme some

Volcana
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:58 AM
If Dushevina had played her best tennis, she would have won in straights. Venus stepped ehr game up, Dushevina faltered.

By the same token, if Venus had played her best tennis, she would have strolled. Let's not pretend here.Hadly pretending. I've competed in a lot of different spots. The day when I was perfect hasn't happened yet. And I've never scene anyone else ever be perfect either. 'Best' isn't about perfection. Some of best is taking chances because the rewards for that chance are great, at that moment.

If you can show a match where Vera Dushevina played better, against that caliber of opponent, in that kind of setting, do it. She didn't lose, She got beat. In boxing, this was a middle-weight fighting a heavy-weight and losing on points despite two knockdowns of the bigger opponent.

Richard Williams, many moons ago, once said that all Venus had to do to win a match was 'show up'. A lot of people reacted to that like he meant all she had to do was step on the court. No. Vera Dushevina 'showed up' today. Women's tenis fans are so quick to condemn players for cracking under pressure. I prefer to celebrate those that show heart. Those that treat the moment like an opportunity, not a horror movie.

Losing is losing. But I'd sure rather lose in the first round like Dushevina lost today, than lose like Dementieva in the 2004 RG final, Safina in the 2009 OZ final, Sharapova in the 2007 OZ final.

Donny
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:03 AM
Hadly pretending. I've competed in a lot of different spots. The day when I was perfect hasn't happened yet. And I've never scene anyone else ever be perfect either. 'Best' isn't about perfection. Some of best is taking chances because the rewards for that chance are great, at that moment.

If you can show a match where Vera Dushevina played better, against that caliber of opponent, in that kind of setting, do it. She didn't lose, She got beat. In boxing, this was a middle-weight fighting a heavy-weight and losing on points despite two knockdowns of the bigger opponent.

Richard Williams, many moons ago, once said that all Venus had to do to win a match was 'show up'. A lot of people reacted to that like he meant all she had to do was step on the court. No. Vera Dushevina 'showed up' today. Women's tenis fans are so quick to condemn players for cracking under pressure. I prefer to celebrate those that show heart. Those that treat the moment like an opportunity, not a horror movie.

Losing is losing. But I'd sure rather lose in the first round like Dushevina lost today, than lose like Dementieva in the 2004 RG final, Safina in the 2009 OZ final, Sharapova in the 2007 OZ final.

Dushevina, when she was in a position to close out the match, started spraying BHS, which had been rock solid all match. She got tight. That allowed Venus to come back.

jacobruiz
Sep 1st, 2009, 01:45 PM
I don't believe players 'deserve' to win matches. You win or you lose. But Dushevina played a bigger, faster, stronger, more highly skilled, more experienced, MUCH more accomlished opponent, and gave it everything she had. She stepped up to the moment, and played her best tennis.

I hope she finds a way to deliver that level of tennis on a consistent basis. It probably won't win her a slam, but it would put her in the top ten. Nadia Petrova would sell her soul to play that way once against Maria Sharapova. And if Dinara Safina gets to the final, she should ask Dushevina for a blood transfusion.

It's only one match, and a round of 128 match at that. But all you can ever ask is that you perform your best when it matters most. All you can ever CONTROL is that you perform your best when it matters most.

Congrats Dushevina. Nice damn job.

Now, THAT makes a lot of sense!:yeah:
However, I'm glad that Venus pulled it together in the end.

is1531
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:35 PM
I don't believe players 'deserve' to win matches. You win or you lose. But Dushevina played a bigger, faster, stronger, more highly skilled, more experienced, MUCH more accomlished opponent, and gave it everything she had. She stepped up to the moment, and played her best tennis.

I hope she finds a way to deliver that level of tennis on a consistent basis. It probably won't win her a slam, but it would put her in the top ten. Nadia Petrova would sell her soul to play that way once against Maria Sharapova. And if Dinara Safina gets to the final, she should ask Dushevina for a blood transfusion.

It's only one match, and a round of 128 match at that. But all you can ever ask is that you perform your best when it matters most. All you can ever CONTROL is that you perform your best when it matters most.

Congrats Dushevina. Nice damn job.

Thanks for your honesty. It's something that lacks on most message boards. :)

is1531
Sep 1st, 2009, 02:45 PM
She'll never make a name with THAT serve

What I was talking about is making a name for herself in the US Open which she definitely did. She may never win anything but the 24,000 in attendance went home thinking this was one of the better matches of the day. In fact most matches were lousy yesterday, but not this match. Vera did not win, but the effort was immense. :)

Warrior
Sep 1st, 2009, 03:03 PM
Not surprised that Vera pushed Venus. She has very good return game. Yesterday I saw her return 120 mph serve. Very good couterpuncher as well. Alas, a weak serve.

MisterMan
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:14 PM
So funny reading that first page after the original post. People were SO positive it was going to be a blowout - giving reasons, etc. Venus was three points from losing the match.
Proves that for as much as these posters blab on and on about stats, they really don't know sh*t.

Mynarco
Sep 1st, 2009, 04:20 PM
Poor Vera. So close to make it. But she faltered in the crucial moments :(
I think mentality is really important to decide a player's future, if she isn't tough enough in crucial moments, she won't achieve much...

(btw, would vera smile, she hits a beautiful winner in the first set TB to grab the set, her face is the same)