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MBM
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:27 PM
First set was BOOOORING! But Vee played ugly to win it 6-3. Some crazy first serves, no rhythm on ANY shot (many shanked fhs and taking bh too early on many occasions)... oh, except the smash, Vee had that DOWN! even with the sun, but Aga had it worse with a dicky fh and terrible serve!

In the second, Aga seemed to have NO energy early on. Vee got her serve going to an extent (she didnt hit the baseline or bottom of the net NEARLY as much as the first set :tape:) and towards the end of the match she REALLY started firing those 115-120s with quite a few aces/unreturned, and started feeling her groundies. Aga continued being a mess. Not a good day for Miss Radwanska! Oh, and Aga REALLY needs to learn not to dropshot Vee so much!

A big problem for Vee in this match, the first set particularly (a recurring problem, actually) is that she plain-out REFUSED to budge off the baseline, and Aga was playing a lot of balls deep. If vee had just taken ONE step back when on the defensive, it wouldn't have been such a huge effort!

In a nutshell: Vee played below average, but it was all she needed. Aga SUCKED!

Dear Oprah, we thankyou for stopping the rain :cool:! And also for allowing Vee to overcome her toughest opponent... her own fh :angel: Hallelujah, praise Gayle, Amen!

RebelPrince
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Well played. Can def still improve and take the title.
go venus

Tennisstar86
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Welcome back to the top 4 Venus. ;) take the title

Serenita
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:29 PM
It was all up to Venus.

Vee Williams
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:29 PM
It was all up to Venus.

As it usually is.

is1531
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:30 PM
What an ugly match. Radwanska is laughable with here 62 mile an hour serve and just 5 winners.

Inger67
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Defended her SF points last year, now win the title! :)

fouc
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Well, not much positive can be said here. Plain dominance even though Vee could have been so much better. It's :sad:

Inger67
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Welcome back to the top 4 Venus. ;) take the title

Venus is in the top 4 now?! :D

Her match win streak is 14! Woo hoo

fantic
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Aga :hug: GL in dbles.

And Venus..is she going to drink all that 3 bottles? :lol:

matty
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Thank god....

BlackPanther.
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Venus :yeah:.
Aga :hug::hug: Great two weeks. ;)

ArturZ
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Really bad match by Aga. She played some decent tennis till 3-4 in the first set, then she lost some rallies and started to look disinterested.
She really has zero confidence against Williams sisters.

Michael!
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Not a good match, but an easy and pretty fast win for Venus :D
Radwanska just hasnt the game to beat Venus, and in 2nd set she played just terrible while Venus just did enough to win!
Only one break for Radwanska in the whole match, and no BP at all in 2nd set, Venus really didnt play great, especially her 1st serve percentage in 2nd set was too low and some stupid UE“s but it really was more than enough, hopefully she can raise her level a bit when her opponents get stronger now in the semi final /final, good luck :)

Vee Williams
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Venus is in the top 4 now?! :D

Her match win streak is 14! Woo hoo

Could be No. 3 after Saturday ;)

John.
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Venus :yeah: Take the title

slamchamp
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Aga is Venus's bitch so it was expected

Pops Maellard
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:33 PM
What an ugly match. Radwanska is laughable with here 62 mile an hour serve and just 5 winners.
People say Radwanska is a smart tactician or whatever, but all I see is a pusher with a dropshop addiction. :lol:

Well done Venus.

fawnrc
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Venus really didn't play well. There were only a few games that her serve and court game looked good. Enough to win! Hope she continues to improve.

friendsita
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Good, V played better than yesterday, improved her served 8 aces :)
Long life to the Queen... make it 15 V!

KV
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Venus :)

geoepee
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Yay Venus! Top 4! :D

Kworb
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Radwanska barely even tried. Completely intimidated. Well done Venus!

LoLex
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Same old story.

MBM
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Thank god....

Thank Oprah ;)

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Meh... good job Vee.

I think Aga is afraid of Vee or feels totally overwhelmed by her. Every time they play Aga's body language is just awful.

SerenaSlam
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:35 PM
great match from venus! scratchy first set but she then regrouped. after 3-3 AR only won one game ! :eekk:

s.n. i tweeted serena to send a twitpic of venus and she did! #loveher lol!

TennisFan66
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Aga :hug:

SF in IW, QF in Miami. Not too shabby couple of weeks after all.

madmax
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Lady Aga was not in a mood today...:yawn:

young_gunner913
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:38 PM
Good job Vee. Win the title. :yeah:

miffedmax
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:39 PM
People say Radwanska is a smart tactician or whatever, but all I see is a pusher with a dropshop addiction. :lol:

Well done Venus.

There's slightly more to her than that, but let's face it, she only looks really clever against...suddenly, I choose not to follow this line of discussion any further.

Anyway, another good win for Venus, that's the important thing.

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Come on Vee, quit playing and get back to #2.

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Aga :shrug:
Vee :yeah:

Mrs. Peel
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:41 PM
This was to be expected but I think Radwanska is better than what she showed out there:o

hingisGOAT
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:41 PM
As usual Radwanksa proves that she's incapable of playing with the best -- another crushing defeat from a top player, kind of pathetic for someone who is ranked like what #8 in the world or someting? What a mug, she can join her equally unimpressive friends on the sidelines and blog about how they all get their asses kicked... :haha:

60mph serves, 5 winners, she is weak and brittle, like crap Hantuchova mixed with crap Wozniacki, she is the worst top 10 player of all time

At least she is out, So semifinals could be Venus/Wickmayer & Henin/Clijsters -- pretty good line-up, much better than IW...

Pops Maellard
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:43 PM
As usual Radwanksa proves that she's incapable of playing with the best -- another crushing defeat from a top player, kind of pathetic for someone who is ranked like what #8 in the world or someting? What a mug, she can join her equally unimpressive friends on the sidelines and blog about how they all get their asses kicked... :haha:

60mph serves, 5 winners, she is weak and brittle, like crap Hantuchova mixed with crap Wozniacki, she is the worst top 10 player of all time

At least she is out, So semifinals could be Venus/Wickmayer & Henin/Clijsters -- pretty good line-up, much better than IW...
Mmm, Venus VS JuJu final please. :drool:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Both played horridly : Radwnanska with a string of uncharateristic errors and Venus with all those home runs. :help:
But Venus at least had a serve.

Dodoboy.
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Aga is such a punchbag for the elite! Quite sad!

Vee didn't even play well!

winone23
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:48 PM
well done Venus!

2Black
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Come on Vee, quit playing and get back to #2.

THIS

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Both played horridly : Radwnanska with a string of uncharateristic errors and Venus with all those home runs. :help:
But Venus at least had a serve.

Agree. They both played well below their best

Pops Maellard
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Aga is such a punchbag for the elite! Quite sad!

Vee didn't even play well!
All the elite...except Lena. :bigcry:

friendsita
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:52 PM
great match from venus! scratchy first set but she then regrouped. after 3-3 AR only won one game ! :eekk:

s.n. i tweeted serena to send a twitpic of venus and she did! #loveher lol!

the pic was pretty cool... thanks for askin her ;)

joćo.
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Well done Vee! :)

friendsita
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Both played horridly : Radwnanska with a string of uncharateristic errors and Venus with all those home runs. :help:
But Venus at least had a serve.

:lol::lol::lol::worship:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:01 PM
:lol::lol::lol::worship:

Actually, I stole this from Corswandt who used this term for describing somebody's return game. :p

Drine
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Well done Venus but I'm really disappointed and sad for Aga :sad:

Larrybidd
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Easy, Breezy for Vee! Whose next?

Arnian
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:09 PM
grats Venus

vma
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:10 PM
I sooo regret having watched Aga today :o

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:12 PM
I sooo regret having watched Aga today :o

Only today?

The Untouchable
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Pretty nice match for the most part, obviously super hard for Aga to get anything out with the power difference. :hug::hug:

Gdsimmons
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:14 PM
As if anything different was expected. Good job for Venus.
Good luck in the next round

Direwolf
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Pretty nice match for the most part, obviously super hard for Aga to get anything out with the power difference. :hug::hug:

and what about 2 weeks ago vs Wozniacki??


Congrats Venus!!

Served good enought to win...

Larrybidd
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:20 PM
LOL. The kid Aga has had better days. I agree with some others who note that its kinda crazy to drop shot Venus. For one, she's never more than a half-step over the baseline, and is fast as hell with a real long reach. It's never a good percentage play for anybody vs. Vee. Why Aga thought it would work for her is beyond me.

vw.
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Good win Vee! Two more matches to go!

AndreConrad
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Congrats Venus :yeah:
Agnieszka :hug:... still not there to put up a better fight against player like Venus. Still hope that day is going to come.

jefrilibra
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:21 PM
I didnt watch this match.

Plz tell me that Venus played bettter than last night or did Aga really suck so bad?

Oh Go Venus!

joćo.
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:23 PM
I didnt watch this match.

Plz tell me that Venus played bettter than last night or did Aga really suck so bad?

Oh Go Venus!

Venus played better but Aga wasn't doing much either, not that she usually does but you know lol :rolleyes:

jefrilibra
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Venus played better but Aga wasn't doing much either, not that she usually does but you know lol :rolleyes:

Ok thanks.

Now Im somewhat glad I missed that match. But last night was at least interesting.

Nina.
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:26 PM
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

ZODIAC
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I am an optimist and I am happy Vee is finding her range and will peak when its most important...she will tough out every match from now onwards its not going to be easy but my money is on Vee winning this event for the fourth time.

Pops Maellard
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:35 PM
I am an optimist and I am happy Vee is finding her range and will peak when its most important...she will tough out every match from now onwards its not going to be easy but my money is on Vee winning this event for the fourth time.
I'd like to think so as well. :p But you just never know with her.

akosijepoy
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:37 PM
yay good job Venus!

I think she is ready to take this title!!! C'mon Vee!!!

better luck next time lady aga

V-MAC
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Well done Vee!!:bounce: That first set was pretty poor but the serve seemed to click more in the 2nd set. Onto the semi-finals:cool:

sky20748
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:52 PM
The First Set The Second Set It Doesnt Matter,she Won.she Gutted It Out And Turned It On When Needed Too,u Dont Have To Over Exert Youself Against Aga No Need Too.venus Is Showing That She Is Ready To Fight And Dont Count Her Out Yet.she Played Yesterday And Returned Back Today Still Tired From That Almost 3 Hours Of Tennis.still Congratulations.stop Nitpicking Geezzzzz Venus Won I Dont Care If It Went To 3 Sets As Long As She Won.rest Up And On To The Next One Venus.

donniedarkofan
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:55 PM
People say Radwanska is a smart tactician or whatever, but all I see is a pusher with a dropshop addiction. :lol:

Well done Venus.

Then you're blind.

Viktymise
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Venus should have won this 6-0 6-0. Ratwanska was fricking terrible, even for her standards.

Leo_DFP
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Win the title, please.

ce
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:14 PM
:dance:

hankqq
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:42 PM
wasn't the cleanest tennis we've seen from Venus, but she was able to win with a comfortable score and will now have plenty of time to rest :) :bounce:

GracefulVenus
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Venus Williams Everyone!!! :wavey:

Chakvenus
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:46 PM
yeahh Vee!
nice win over an always crafty opponent.
you just have her number these days!
GL in the semis against hopefully Marion, should be a good match.
and congrats to Aga as well, another amazing tourney! hope you win you're next one!

RenaSlam.
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Radwanska, seeded sixth, fell to 4-18 against top-five players.

nadlinds
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:50 PM
Welcome back in the Top 4 Venus :)

Well done for defending your SF points from last year :yeah:

Acinolbaj
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:51 PM
well, it looks Hantuchova played much better than Aga. :lol:

sky20748
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Venus should have won this 6-0 6-0. Ratwanska was fricking terrible, even for her standards. U KNOW VENUS LOVES GIVING GIFTS.SHE IS SO GENEROUS IN THAT DEPARTMENT BUT DECIDED IN THE SCOND SET TO BE SCROOGE LOL WAY TO GO VENUS.SHE SAID OK ENOUGH WITH THE GIFTS:worship::bounce: SHE BECAME FIRERY JUST LIKE HER DRESS:lol:

Pasta-Na
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:15 PM
y always the similar scoreline... aga? :o

gaja kesari
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Congratulations Venus, not a pretty win, but a victory all the same.
Agnieszka just gave up :shrug:
:hug:

tonybotz
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:19 PM
i'd love to see V-Starr make it back to number 1 in the world. i miss her dominating like she did at the turn of the century.

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Congrats to Vee. Well done! :bounce:

Agi's lucky. It could have been much worse if Vee hadn't had that early first set lapse.

Win this damn thing, Vee! WIN!!!!

saul1333
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Good results in the last 2 PMs for Aga :yeah:

Afraid to watch the match :scared:

Ellery
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Venus :worship:

cn ireland
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Venus:yeah:!

slamchamp
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Venus Williams Everyone!!! :wavey:Oh hi Venus Williams nice to meet you I'm slamchamp!:wavey:

austennis
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Well Done Venus, it seems like u did what was needed to get the win, hope you can pick it up and make the final..would be great to see a Venus vs Kim final :)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:41 PM
A pusher punished with no mercy

I want more of this :drool:

Infiniti2001
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:53 PM
It's all about the W baby :banana:

tennisbum79
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:13 AM
A pusher punished with no mercy

I want more of this :drool:
Unlike IW, that Pushers paradise, the pushers are bring shwon door in the mid-rounds here in Miami.

edificio
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:17 AM
This match was so...unwatchable almost! Well, the feed was terrible, and Vee could not do anything. Luckily, Aga was even worse. It seemed like a long match, but it was actually quite short. The toughest 6-3, 6-1 match Vee ever played (probably not, but...). I just hope she's able to get through her next match. Match by match. I hope Aga's hamstring isn't bad, samefor Venus.

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:24 AM
This match was so...unwatchable almost! Well, the feed was terrible, and Vee could not do anything. Luckily, Aga was even worse. It seemed like a long match, but it was actually quite short. The toughest 6-3, 6-1 match Vee ever played (probably not, but...). I just hope she's able to get through her next match. Match by match. I hope Aga's hamstring isn't bad, samefor Venus.
A real snoozer.

kwilliams
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:29 AM
비너스 가요!!! 아사아아아아아!! 올래!!

If Venus hasn't been quite up to form yet, I hope she can pick it up for the semis. There is often a big difference between QF Venus and SF Venus!

andrewC
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:30 AM
Yes Venus. Win it all :banana:

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:32 AM
This match was so...unwatchable almost! Well, the feed was terrible, and Vee could not do anything. Luckily, Aga was even worse. It seemed like a long match, but it was actually quite short. The toughest 6-3, 6-1 match Vee ever played (probably not, but...). I just hope she's able to get through her next match. Match by match. I hope Aga's hamstring isn't bad, samefor Venus.

I never understand why tennis fans call matches bad :shrug: I read this thread on my phone while I was getting an oil change at the dealership. Got home and watched the match and I just didn't see what others saw. Then again , I am not at all picky :angel: I mean, Aga definitely tried --- bless her heart :lol: The match was not great, but good enough. Both players gave what was within . There were some lovely points--too bad I don't know how to make highlight vids :help:

edificio
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:43 AM
I never understand why tennis fans call matches bad :shrug:

For me it is because I don't like seeing my faves frustrated at their own play, maybe at the opponents play, because then they can perhaps strive for better quality. But when they are making tons of UEs and are growing frustrated with their own shots, the match does wear on me. However, Venus' match against Hantuchova was good training for enduring bad Venus matches. Usually, I like to watch most women's matches (I am enduring Wick/Bartoli right now!), but Venus' struggles made ME frustrated. :p

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:49 AM
I'm trying to create some highlights, but failing miserably :haha: I liked from here--check out Aga ducking from Venus at the net :lol:

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Jaco·He
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:10 AM
good job

Midnight_Robber
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:40 AM
You've defended your points here. Try and lift your game now, and take it another step further.

tucker1989
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:45 AM
well, it looks Hantuchova played much better than Aga. :lol:

I mean, obviously. Hantuchova played pretty great tennis for most of yesterday's match, while Aga played like complete crap.

DS.Fan.
Mar 31st, 2010, 05:06 AM
well done!Davai Vee!:smooch:

~Eclipsed~
Mar 31st, 2010, 08:34 AM
Nice to see that even when Vee isn't playing her best, she can win a match convincingly like this. :D :p

Good luck in the semis! :cool:

SoClose
Mar 31st, 2010, 08:05 PM
Keep it up Vee!!!

Corswandt
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:48 PM
First of a bunch of random bumps to annoy everyone.

Actually, I stole this from Corswandt who used this term for describing somebody's return game. :p

And I in turn stole it from a Serbian Ancitard who no longer posts here. I think he used it about Ivanovic's ROS on some match she lost back in 2007 or so (PPO final vs Chucky?).

I sooo regret having watched Aga today :o

Only today?

:haha:

But this was exceptionally lousy, even if somewhat tighter than the score indicates. Radwanska's FH = one big LOL throughout the match. And DFs, fatal to a player with her game style. Plus the only actual hint of variety in her dreary pushing (the dropshot + lob combo) is useless against Venus, since she can get to the net in a couple of bounds and put those dropshots away with ease. But overall Venus played almost as bad as she had done during the first set vs Danka. Tons of wild, random errors for no apparent reason. Only her trademark "shock and awe" drive volleys and unorthodox overheads were reliable.