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Julian.
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:10 AM
Who will win?

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:10 AM
Vee will win the poll by 98% just like Stanford.

#kArLoS#
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:11 AM
Venus in two,75 61

Rafito.
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:13 AM
I cant believe one of them is going to be in the final :sad:

BartoliBabes
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:13 AM
Bartoli.

Buitenzorg
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:14 AM
Venus 4-6 6-1 6-1

vw.
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:14 AM
Venus. Maybe in 3, but she'll win.
I say 7-6, 6-3.

Broseghini
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:15 AM
H2H in 1-1 with two finals :worship: and now one SF :unsure:

Good Luck Marion :armed:

Chakvenus
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:15 AM
i really don't care - i love them both so much.
i think it will be 3 sets and i think it will be close, like the Vee-Dani match, but i ultimately think Vee will notch the win and hopefully win the entire thing.
although, it would be GREAT to see Marion have the opportunity to take out Henin again, if they both get the opportunity.

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:17 AM
I cant believe one of them is going to be in the final :sad:

You mean like last year? :shrug:

Pops Maellard
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:18 AM
Veelieve. :hearts:

is1531
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:21 AM
Bartoli won at Bank of the West in 2009 and I would like to see her win again in Miami. Venus has to be favorite.

Drine
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:22 AM
Hopefully Marion :)

ZODIAC
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:25 AM
Vee is taking this one and thats a fact...Bartoli will try all her tricks but it wont work this time...

Pops Maellard
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:26 AM
Vee is taking this one and thats a fact...Bartoli will try all her tricks but it wont work this time...
By her tricks you mean 20 minute bathroom breaks and faked medical timeouts? :lol:

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:27 AM
By her tricks you mean 20 minute bathroom breaks and faked medical timeouts? :lol:

No, he means the tricks where she pulls a rabbit out of her cap.

ZODIAC
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:29 AM
By her tricks you mean 20 minute bathroom breaks and faked medical timeouts? :lol:something like that to break momentum,she is shady...but this time it will not work.

Six Feet Under
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:32 AM
You can do this Marion!

But vee is in excellent form :eek:

Glad one will be in the final :D

Head: Vee in 3.
Heart Marion in 3.

Pasta-Na
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:33 AM
venus :p

BlackPanther.
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:34 AM
Venus in three ;)

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:34 AM
Venus....hopefully.


I'll say my prayers tonight and tomorrow night.

Carotastrophe
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:37 AM
Are you sure this is a semi-final??? More like a 4th Round..
But I think Venus. 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. She will be carried the distance by Bartoli but she will prevail but lose in the final.

RenaSlam.
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:38 AM
Venus, this time.

friendsita
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:38 AM
Queen V in 2

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:42 AM
Woe be unto Venus if I have to drive almost 3 hours to watch Bartoli in the final :fiery:

The Witch-king
Mar 31st, 2010, 01:49 AM
Woe be unto Venus if I have to drive almost 3 hours to watch Bartoli in the final :fiery:

:spit: if that's not motivation for Venus ...

iPatty
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:17 AM
I hope Williams wins for the sake of, well, I think win streaks are pretty neat. And with the clay season rapidly approaching, this streak of hers won't be lasting much longer. So I'm hoping she wins the event beating Wozniacki 61 60 in the final.

In any event, she will roll through this match. Bartoli wasn't playing well from what I watched tonight.

CoolDude7
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:22 AM
Venus has to increase her level of play. I don't mind her losing to marion cause she already beat marion in a GS final. However, I don't want her winning playing like crap only to be blown out in the final.

danieln1
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:26 AM
It will be tough, both of them are playing really well

I expect a Stanford like match (I suck real bad at predictions, so it will be a fast match)

vwfan
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:29 AM
Venus should win. I hope she will.:o

I think she won't take the match for granted. She'll be ready, so I say Venus in 2.

Veesus
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:30 AM
Venus :help:

Back to studying :bolt:

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:32 AM
Venus has to increase her level of play. I don't mind her losing to marion cause she already beat marion in a GS final. However, I don't want her winning playing like crap only to be blown out in the final.

I mind.. Losing back to back to marion is just not acceptable---besides I'm inclined to believe that any player would take a final loss over a semi loss :shrug:

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:39 AM
It will be tough, both of them are playing really well

The complete opposite :lol:

dynamoRockstarr
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:40 AM
i say Vee in three 4-6 6-2 6-3

CoolDude7
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:01 AM
I mind.. Losing back to back to marion is just not acceptable---besides I'm inclined to believe that any player would take a final loss over a semi loss :shrug:

I would rather Venus lose to marion than be beaten handily by her true rivals while not near her best. Lol. Of course, I would rather have her increase the level of play.

Thkmra
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:09 AM
The complete opposite :lol:

:rolleyes: And you'll be among the very first people to congradulate her when she wins the title!! UGHHH!!

sky20748
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:10 AM
lets just wait for the match.who knows what will happen yes i do hope venus wins.just a joy to see her win.

Roookie
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:12 AM
Venus in 2

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:29 AM
:rolleyes: And you'll be among the very first people to congradulate her when she wins the title!! UGHHH!!

UGHHHHH!!!! They both played poorly in their last matches. That's a fact.. I'm not going to sit here and lie so get over yourself.

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:29 AM
I would rather Venus lose to marion than be beaten handily by her true rivals while not near her best. Lol. Of course, I would rather have her increase the level of play.

That makes no sense... I would rather her make the final of Miami for the first time in nearly a decade than lose in the semi's.

austennis
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:50 AM
i think/hope Venus can take this match in 2 tight sets, i see her struggling a little early in the match and maybe even falling behind a break or two but ultimately comming back to win something like 7-6, 6-3.

jefrilibra
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:53 AM
Venus in 2!

She knows exactly what she has to do against Marion.

Chakvenus
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:54 AM
to win Venus must serve well.
if not, Marion will eat her alive.

Jaco·He
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:09 AM
come on venus

Huntress55
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:16 AM
Go Venus, Go!
I think she'll win it in 2 close sets.

Daniel
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:19 AM
Venus

Zweli
Mar 31st, 2010, 08:12 AM
I like Marion ,I LOVE Venus,so Venus for me

Noctis
Mar 31st, 2010, 09:05 AM
H2H in 1-1 with two finals :worship: and now one SF :unsure:

Good Luck Marion :armed:

they only meet in big matchs :lol:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 31st, 2010, 09:38 AM
I have to watch Bartoli/Wickmayer first but Venus was awful against Radwanska.

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2010, 10:35 AM
I have to watch Bartoli/Wickmayer first but Venus was awful against Radwanska.

Dont do it. :sobbing:

Slutiana
Mar 31st, 2010, 10:44 AM
Cmon Venus. Should get this done in two if she just moves her about.

Tales
Mar 31st, 2010, 10:52 AM
Venus will probably win, but I hope Marion wins.

Marion will be top 10 again if she wins right?

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 31st, 2010, 10:57 AM
Marion will be top 10 again if she wins right?

Clijsters is still alive.

SoClose
Mar 31st, 2010, 10:57 AM
Venus in 2!

VishaalMaria
Mar 31st, 2010, 11:00 AM
Venus cant come out slow like she did in Stanford, otherwise it's an uphill battle.

She needs to come out strong, as long as she plays a decent level she'll win.

vwfan
Mar 31st, 2010, 11:14 AM
I would rather Venus lose to marion than be beaten handily by her true rivals while not near her best. Lol. Of course, I would rather have her increase the level of play.Neither Kim nor Justine have beaten Venus handily, even when she is not playing her best.

Venus was Justine's toughest challenge in route to her U.S. Open victory in 2007 and she was Kim's toughest opposition to Kim's cinderella victory in 2009 and in 2005. She lost, yes. But I don't think that you can say it was handily. In a couple of those matches, she went away in the end and hopefully what we are seeing recently is that she is regrouping and closing out matches that she was letting slip away.

I feel fairly confident that even playing badily, she'll give both a run for their money. Anyway, people tend to forget how badly you played in route to a title. They just remember that you won it.;)

vwfan
Mar 31st, 2010, 11:21 AM
I have to watch Bartoli/Wickmayer first but Venus was awful against Radwanska.Bartoli-Wickmayer was pretty abysmal. Neither could hold serve and the rallies were meh!

Marion would have to be ON to beat Venus (and she might be). Venus doesn't have to be fully ON in constrast, she just has to play better than she has so far. She might have been awful against Aga, but she still delivered a beatdown.

One thing is for sure, she won't take the match for granted.

soomaal
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:09 PM
I love big babe MARION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But Venus for the win, please.

sasha&tennis
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:51 PM
Venus will win this one in 2. I really do like both players but Venus was not playing as well as she has been playing lately in the Stanford final. Marion won't get that kind of help from Venus again. Bartoli is good but Venus simply is the better player.

volta
Mar 31st, 2010, 12:59 PM
hopefully Venus :unsure:

Joee
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:07 PM
Lets Go MARION :) xx

SerenaSlam
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:17 PM
lets go venus!! if she wins miami she is number 3 and less than 200 points from number 2! good chance the sisters go in FO 1 and 2! and everyone wouldn't shut up about CW! lmao!

KV
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:20 PM
Venus

ZODIAC
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:22 PM
Vee all the way,she will smother Cake..

Ferg
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:23 PM
Vee all the way,she will smother Cake..

Ok, we get it, you dont like Marion.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:25 PM
The Cake did her job - beat Wickmayer, now send her home,Vee.

Cabomba
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:26 PM
High chance that Venus will win...I nv seen Bartoli played b4 but I've seen how Venus played plus she serves and hit so powerful.

Sund7101
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:27 PM
It should be an interesting match. In Stanford last year Marion was playing incredible defense and changed her return positioning. She mixed it up and was able to get enough balls back for Venus to miss. I think that this match is up to Venus. If she keeps her UEs down, she will win, but if she starts spraying the ball, Bartoli could really trouble her.

I think this match will be 3 sets.

HassanAli
Mar 31st, 2010, 03:30 PM
Venus will win this one in 2. I really do like both players but Venus was not playing as well as she has been playing lately in the Stanford final. Marion won't get that kind of help from Venus again. Bartoli is good but Venus simply is the better player.
Venus was playing fantastic in Stanford until the final - she lost just 5 games to Sharapova and Dementieva combined. Marion deserves a lot of credit for that win. Although I don't see her repeating it, she should be able to make it competitive.

jean_genie
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:13 PM
Woe be unto Venus if I have to drive almost 3 hours to watch Bartoli in the final :fiery:

:lol::lol::lol:
:kiss::wavey:

Infiniti2001
Mar 31st, 2010, 04:42 PM
:lol::lol::lol:
:kiss::wavey:

Yep :lol: :kiss: :wavey:

Leucoptera
Mar 31st, 2010, 06:04 PM
www? I don't know, but should be an interesting match. Both player seem currently in great shape and eager to earn victories.

I am rooting for Marion, but not too confident.

Tennisstar86
Mar 31st, 2010, 06:14 PM
Hopefully Venus...She needs the title to give her the confidence for the rest of the year...and that Slam win outside of Wimbledon....

VishaalMaria
Mar 31st, 2010, 06:14 PM
When are the semis?

Thursday?

BluSthil
Mar 31st, 2010, 07:30 PM
Who will win?
No contest ! The only light of day that bartoli will have is if she serves at 70%. Very unlikely !!!

Chloé&TheRubySun
Mar 31st, 2010, 08:11 PM
Venus in 2

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 31st, 2010, 08:13 PM
I wouldn't sleep on Marion. She capable of beating anyone on a good day :scared:

cn ireland
Mar 31st, 2010, 09:32 PM
Venus in 2: 6-2 6-3

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2010, 09:35 PM
Who will win?
Venus is playing like kucky. Unless her games changes and I mean now she'll lose to anyone that's playing fairly well. Doggone it Vee, wake the hell up. :smash:

Wilson_07
Mar 31st, 2010, 09:57 PM
I think venus played badly against radwanksa, because radwanska was playing badly herself. sometimes when you play an opponent that misses a lot of shots, you tend to lose your concentration, because you get too many easy points and don't have to the focused so much.
I think venus knows what's ahead of her and that she has to be more ready to win this and I hope she will be and reaches the final.

Mrs. Berasetegui
Mar 31st, 2010, 11:32 PM
Vee :)

V's a star
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:52 AM
I tihnk u guys are all overreacting about Venus' last match.... I mean she was completly out of sorts in the R16 fought through it all and got to the semis 3 and 1 vs the 6th seed. Venus didnt play great but she didnt play bad either and came away with her best score of the week.

She knows what to do against Marion, she can most likely break Bartolis serve whenever she needs and not to be a passive biotch like in Stanford. Not rocket science just execute Vee!

LightWarrior
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:57 AM
bartoli is so lucky to be in the last 4...She's no match to Venus. In fact she's even less of a threat than Radwanska. That tells a lot.

Yorker
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:00 AM
bartoli is so lucky to be in the last 4...She's no match to Venus. In fact she's even less of a threat than Radwanska. That tells a lot.



you should till approach with a little caution, she did beat her in stanford even though venus brought her F game and it was still a tight three setter, I see no problem for venus but there still is that small chance, and she hasn't been spectacular this week.

Andrewraven
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:48 AM
venus has been a mess at times this week but has pulled through when she needed too, if venus plays better than she has she will take this match otherwise i think she will be in trouble, she has managed to get out of trouble quite alot recently so even if things get tight i think she will pull through.

Knizzle
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:34 AM
It's gonna be tough for Venus honestly. If Venus is not aggressive Marion will make her run like no other player she's faced in this tournament has. Venus better be aggressive from start to finish.

AcesHigh
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:46 AM
bartoli is so lucky to be in the last 4...She's no match to Venus. In fact she's even less of a threat than Radwanska. That tells a lot.

What are you basing this on??? :o

sky20748
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:38 AM
Each player has something to prove but I get the sense Venus is in winning mode now.I am glad she defended her semi points here and finding a way out of sticky situations.It's not about playing pretty,its about playing to win and finding a way to win point blank.

esquímaux
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:09 AM
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE VEE, but on the inside I'm routing for Made Marion. I heart two-handed forehand queens :hearts:

Rafito.
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:11 AM
Go Vee!

DS.Fan.
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:39 AM
Vee,revenge pls:bounce:

Ferg
Apr 1st, 2010, 10:48 AM
What are you basing this on??? :o

Basing it on his own opinion it seems. :haha:

kwilliams
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:40 AM
Venus, I hope!

Good luck!

Hardiansf
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:59 AM
Love both players. But I love Vee more. I hope she win.
I hope whoever win this match, will win the final too

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 1st, 2010, 01:19 PM
Venus in 2.

vwfan
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM
Revenge taken!

Bye, bye, Cake.:wavey:

vwfan
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:13 PM
It's gonna be tough for Venus honestly. If Venus is not aggressive Marion will make her run like no other player she's faced in this tournament has. Venus better be aggressive from start to finish.not so much. ;)

Infiniti2001
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:13 PM
Venus in 2 :banana:

Ferg
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:15 PM
Revenge taken!

Bye, bye, Cake.:wavey:

No need to gloat. :tears:

Infiniti2001
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:24 PM
not so much. ;)

Yep!! Venus is the one who made it tougher than it should have been :lol:

Roookie
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:40 PM
fugliest match i've seen this year :tape:....she's not even playing well and its on a Premier final :help:. The tour needs to be saved!

Infiniti2001
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:43 PM
fugliest match i've seen this year :tape:....she's not even playing well and its on a Premier final :help:. The tour needs to be saved!


Bitter much ? :help:

Olórin
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:43 PM
fugliest match i've seen this year :tape:....she's not even playing well and its on a Premier final :help:. The tour needs to be saved!

But you're a fan of both Justine and Jelena Jankovic?

vwfan
Apr 1st, 2010, 11:50 PM
No need to gloat. :tears:sorry! I like Cake, although that service motion is :help::tape:

ZODIAC
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:15 AM
Ok, we get it, you dont like Marion.whatever man:pBartoli is one of my favorites after the sisters...I like Marion,Caro,Zheng,GISELA and Schiavone:p

Ferg
Apr 2nd, 2010, 12:17 AM
sorry! I like Cake, although that service motion is :help::tape:

Fluid, graceful, and natural? :hearts: