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Navratil
May 2nd, 2011, 02:28 PM
Venus was a finalist in Madrid last year. Next week she will have only 4 Grand Slam tournaments on her account - no WTA-tournaments at all :D

Did that ever happen before??


Serena Williams is still Top 10 with a Wimbledon title, a quarter final in Roland Garros and 3rd round in Madrid to her account.

She will lose Madrid points next week and will be out of the rankings.

:help:

Will she ever be back?

Any news on Venus or Serena?

:confused:

toby345
May 2nd, 2011, 02:31 PM
Serena will not drop her ranking, the rule has been changed.

Renalicious
May 2nd, 2011, 02:33 PM
It's seriously hilarious that Serena is still #10 with 3 tournaments... .and apart from Wimbledon it's not like she did exceptionally well in her tournaments. :tape:

And Vee urgh... she'll be back for Brussels hopefuly.

rockstar
May 2nd, 2011, 03:06 PM
epitome of a part-time tennis player :worship:

The Witch-king
May 2nd, 2011, 03:09 PM
Next week she'll still have the Madrid points.

Javi.
May 2nd, 2011, 03:10 PM
WS have seriously damaged WTA Tour to the joke it is now

dynamoRockstarr
May 2nd, 2011, 03:51 PM
I'm surprised that for a week or two serena dropped from the top ten, then gained it through the miracle workings of the points system and is still top ten for all these week :weirdo:

Mynarco
May 2nd, 2011, 04:18 PM
Serena is still top ten after missing the tour for almost like a year :lol:
Generation Sucks :haha:

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 2nd, 2011, 04:20 PM
I'm surprised that for a week or two serena dropped from the top ten, then gained it through the miracle workings of the points system and is still top ten for all these week :weirdo:

WTA :bowdown:

Sergius
May 2nd, 2011, 04:48 PM
Serena is still top ten after missing the tour for almost like a year :lol:
Generation Sucks :haha:

First of all, I checked TBE rankings, and she's not top ten, she's top twenty.
Besides that, I think people are too harsh on 'Generation Suck', Serena has a slam win + slam qfl + Premier semifinal points, that's how ranking system works and has nothing to do with the generation. When Henin retired first time she asked to delete her from the rankings, and if she hadn't asked for it, she could've been world number one till the end of summer (if I remember correctly), that is even more weird. Kim missed almost the whole season of 2004 playing only AO and a couple of Premier events (again if I remember correctly) and that was enough to end the season top 25. Maybe I'm missing smth (because I'm not the one who knows best how the rankings work), but I think there's not much in the situation for current players to be seriously ashamed of.

spartanfan
May 2nd, 2011, 06:48 PM
I really think the end is getting near for Venus...and I don't think Serena will be too far behind her.
I think that Venus only went to Germany with the Fed Cup team to keep her hopes of playing in the London Olympics alive, I doubt if she'll play past the 2012 US Open, if she even plays that long..she turns 31 next month. And I just don't see Serena playing too long without Venus gone from tour...they are both extraordinary players.

Chunchun
May 2nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
I really think the end is getting near for Venus...and I don't think Serena will be too far behind her.
I think that Venus only went to Germany with the Fed Cup team to keep her hopes of playing in the London Olympics alive, I doubt if she'll play past the 2012 US Open, if she even plays that long..she turns 31 next month. And I just don't see Serena playing too long without Venus gone from tour...they are both extraordinary players.

:sobbing:

sweetpeas
May 2nd, 2011, 07:27 PM
Well so what!NOTHING LAST FOREVER.Not even us.

Drake1980
May 2nd, 2011, 07:28 PM
That is incredible really! :eek:

faboozadoo15
May 2nd, 2011, 08:14 PM
I think it's funny that people moan about how the majors don't count for enough points, when we have players hanging around the top10 and top 20 who don't play anywhere else.

That said, these are very strange circumstances where career-threatening injuries have derailed things. I hope they both can get back on tour for the hardcourt season at least (to my knowledge, Venus and Serena have only been practicing on hardcourts, so I have to assume that that is what they are targeting).

Pump-it-UP
May 2nd, 2011, 08:23 PM
I think it's funny that people moan about how the majors don't count for enough points, when we have players hanging around the top10 and top 20 who don't play anywhere else.

That said, these are very strange circumstances where career-threatening injuries have derailed things. I hope they both can get back on tour for the hardcourt season at least (to my knowledge, Venus and Serena have only been practicing on hardcourts, so I have to assume that that is what they are targeting).

Venus will be outside the top 30 when Rome and Madrid come off.

And they always use hardcourts to prep for Wimbledon. ;) But we dont know what theyre practicing on anyway. Venus has kept quiet, and all we've gotten from Serena is that 1 pic (that happened to be on a hardcourt)... so who knows. :lol:

*Jool*
May 2nd, 2011, 08:42 PM
it's quite a pretty remarkable achivement .... those injuries finally happen at good times so that she still could play just the four slams ... :angel: how convenient !


don't worry, Vee fans ;) I don't mean what I just did say :p :hug:

faboozadoo15
May 2nd, 2011, 08:53 PM
Venus will be outside the top 30 when Rome and Madrid come off.

And they always use hardcourts to prep for Wimbledon. ;) But we dont know what theyre practicing on anyway. Venus has kept quiet, and all we've gotten from Serena is that 1 pic (that happened to be on a hardcourt)... so who knows. :lol:

Isn't there an article on ESPN about someone scouting their practices on hardcourts? You're right though, they do practice on hard for Wimbledon (why?). They only play 1 grass tournament anyway, so if they came back for Wimbledon it would hardly be shocking.

BuTtErFrEnA
May 2nd, 2011, 10:35 PM
First of all, I checked TBE rankings, and she's not top ten, she's top twenty.
Besides that, I think people are too harsh on 'Generation Suck', Serena has a slam win + slam qfl + Premier semifinal points, that's how ranking system works and has nothing to do with the generation. When Henin retired first time she asked to delete her from the rankings, and if she hadn't asked for it, she could've been world number one till the end of summer (if I remember correctly), that is even more weird. Kim missed almost the whole season of 2004 playing only AO and a couple of Premier events (again if I remember correctly) and that was enough to end the season top 25. Maybe I'm missing smth (because I'm not the one who knows best how the rankings work), but I think there's not much in the situation for current players to be seriously ashamed of.

serena is top 20 next week when the points come off from Rome....as of now she's top 10 at #10...

Alejandrawrrr
May 2nd, 2011, 11:16 PM
I love how (some) people are making it sound like Venus is perfectly fine and just showing up to the tournaments she wants. She had knee surgery after USO, and when she DID play AO she had to retire in the third round :shrug: it's not like she was exactly in tip-top shape for these four tournies.

SwissMiss19
May 2nd, 2011, 11:22 PM
I'm quite surprised that Venus is still hanging in there. Her serve is no where near as nice and consistent as her sister, Serena. Venus's ball toss is very inconsistent and she tends to hang her head to the left side, almost as though she's falling. As for her point play, she changes the direction of the ball way too soon in a rally, almost as though she's scared to fight in a long rally with the other player. You can tell in the latest matches she's played where she's lost that she's changing the direction.

Navratil
May 3rd, 2011, 06:56 AM
I am afraid they could retire too.

And Serena's injury is quite strange. First she stepped into a piece of glass and then? Does anybody know about her?

The Witch-king
May 3rd, 2011, 07:33 AM
I'm quite surprised that Venus is still hanging in there. Her serve is no where near as nice and consistent as her sister, Serena. Venus's ball toss is very inconsistent and she tends to hang her head to the left side, almost as though she's falling. As for her point play, she changes the direction of the ball way too soon in a rally, almost as though she's scared to fight in a long rally with the other player. You can tell in the latest matches she's played where she's lost that she's changing the direction.

Why are you so obsessed with where Venus hits the ball

Smitten
May 3rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Isn't there an article on ESPN about someone scouting their practices on hardcourts? You're right though, they do practice on hard for Wimbledon (why?). They only play 1 grass tournament anyway, so if they came back for Wimbledon it would hardly be shocking.

They practice on lightning quick indoor hardcourts for Wimbledon because generally if you can play on a fast indoor surface it translates to grass, especially if you have their athleticism.

spartanfan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:44 PM
They practice on lightning quick indoor hardcourts for Wimbledon because generally if you can play on a fast indoor surface it translates to grass, especially if you have their athleticism.

Not to mention their serve and court sense and smarts. It's not just about being a great athlete.;)

spartanfan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:45 PM
:sobbing:

I know, it breaks my heart too.

rechi
May 3rd, 2011, 06:03 PM
I really think the end is getting near for Venus...and I don't think Serena will be too far behind her.
I think that Venus only went to Germany with the Fed Cup team to keep her hopes of playing in the London Olympics alive, I doubt if she'll play past the 2012 US Open, if she even plays that long..she turns 31 next month. And I just don't see Serena playing too long without Venus gone from tour...they are both extraordinary players.

Unfortunately i think you are right :sobbing:

We get a sense of No-Williams tennis right now and in my opinion, now one is as great as Venus and Serena on and off the court!
She is such a nice person off the court. I met her at the US Open last year and had the chance to talk with her for a little. She was really, really nice and friendly - she is just awesome!

Please Venus come back soon and rock the tennis world!!!:hi5: