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kwilliams
May 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Took it on her 3rd match point!

The match got better as it went on but the serving was not great.

Venus had some luck and her second serve was solid considering her first serve percentage. I'm glad she didn't serve many doubles.

flareon
May 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM
:yeah: playing Venus at the end of the match :D

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 15th, 2012, 05:06 PM
:lol: @ them playing Bananarama's "Venus" after she won :lol:

FORZA SARITA
May 15th, 2012, 05:06 PM
they're playing Venus on court :rolls:

NeKo
May 15th, 2012, 05:06 PM
Simona :o

Leo St
May 15th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Yessssssss

Charlatan
May 15th, 2012, 05:07 PM
venus played decent :yeah: onwards

vixter
May 15th, 2012, 05:07 PM
She's got it!

sweetadri06
May 15th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Good job Venus.

supergrunt
May 15th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Venus :) !

JN
May 15th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Nice 2-setter, Vee! :yeah:

volta
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
patchy but as soon as she stopped rushing She got it done. On to the next one :dance:

Andrewraven
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Simona :hug: so glad venus is through though, a decent win against a tricky opponent, nice exchange at the net :hearts:

Serenus Christ
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
27% Serve Percentage First Set.
When your faves gon do it!?

Dodoboy.
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Not a good performance at all, but oh well she won. I feel like she has the right tactics though, if she can get her serve percentage higher than the 1st set embarassment the rest of her game will flow. Seems to have no rhythm on service and return, seriously wondered if she'd been practicing at all. Still a win, and an improvement from last week.

Interesting to see now if she can take a set of Makarova. If she serves better, maybe.

xr6turbo
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
C'mon Vee! :cheer:

Good luck in the next round! :woohoo:

V-MAC
May 15th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Good win Vee:) Please find more consistency on that serve.

Nice exchange afterwards between Vee and Simona at the net:)

darrinbaker00
May 15th, 2012, 05:12 PM
:lol: @ them playing Bananarama's "Venus" after she won :lol:

Actually, they were playing the original version by Shocking Blue. ;)

Meanwhile, back on topic.....there were only a handful of points from this match that can be used in an instructional video, but as they say, a win is a win. :bounce:

The Witch-king
May 15th, 2012, 05:14 PM
First serve was off visiting Auntie Lyndrea :eek: Just under 30% at the end of the first set and 40% overall. Venus even resorted to kicking it in towards the end of the second set. But it was windy at times and Venus has not a lot of matches recently so it's not a surprise.

She hit some very nice backhands and exquisite volleys :yeah:

Makaroni next!

xr6turbo
May 15th, 2012, 05:15 PM
The shadow of the trees on that court in the afternoon is awful btw :o

pedropt
May 15th, 2012, 05:16 PM
http://i.imgur.com/FoIvh.jpg

Simone de Oliveira (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Oliveira) approves.

Good luck for tomorrow! :hearts:

bjurra
May 15th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Some shocking errors from Halep. She can't be happy with herself.

volta
May 15th, 2012, 05:17 PM
http://i.imgur.com/FoIvh.jpg

Simone de Oliveira (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Oliveira) approves.

Good luck for tomorrow! :hearts:

LMFAO :haha:

Maddox
May 15th, 2012, 05:17 PM
:yeah: keep on winning Vee

Foot_Fault
May 15th, 2012, 05:18 PM
A Win, Is A Win, That's A Win.
On to da' Next One. :-)

donellcarey
May 15th, 2012, 05:18 PM
27% Serve Percentage First Set.
When your faves gon do it!?
DEAD:haha:


Decent win Vee, glad she kept it a 2 setter.

Onward to Makarova. Go!:cheer:

Queen_Vee_92
May 15th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Weird match :help:

Groundstrokes by in large were working really good for Venus, especially the backhand which she hit some nice winners off, but the first serve completely let her down. If she had got that in more this would've been 2 and 1.

At least it looks like she's playing better than Madrid.

Hope she delivers a revenge for lil sis beatdown to Ekat tommorow, but i won't be holding my breath just yet.

GL Vee and keep winning :)

Leo St
May 15th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Not a good performance at all, but oh well she won. I feel like she has the right tactics though, if she can get her serve percentage higher than the 1st set embarassment the rest of her game will flow. Seems to have no rhythm on service and return, seriously wondered if she'd been practicing at all. Still a win, and an improvement from last week.

Interesting to see now if she can take a set of Makarova. If she serves better, maybe.

da fuck..:weirdo:

miffedmax
May 15th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Venus! Halep's playing pretty well this year, so this is a good win IMO.

Ntosake
May 15th, 2012, 05:21 PM
:yeah: Way to hang in there Vee!

Larrybidd
May 15th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Other than the fact that Vee couldn't get a 1st serve in the box to save her life and all the ground strokes she blasted into the middle of the net...she played OK. A lttle more patience seemed to help. Oh well. She kept it to 2 sets and she moves on. Coulda been worse.

DS.Fan.
May 15th, 2012, 05:25 PM
:D Well Done!

Foxy
May 15th, 2012, 05:26 PM
This was a decent win for Venus and I think she was rushing on her first serves instead of relaxing. She started playing smarter in the second set and she won the match. This is the first week and she is suppose to use the first week to tweak her game somewhat and get into a rhythm. All of these girls should be testing Venus, afterall, this is like her fourth tournament back from her illness and she has to contend with that too.

so not so shabby from a person who's constantly battling an autoimmune disease and who is only playing her fourth tournament. Good luck Venus and keep winning.

You are on to the next round.

Curcubeu
May 15th, 2012, 05:30 PM
No fire, no anything, completely blew that 2nd set, but why bothering if the player herself doesn't.

Congrats Venus.

pov
May 15th, 2012, 05:33 PM
27% Serve Percentage First Set.

HFS!!! I read that and had to go check before I believed.

Has there ever been a lower first serve percentage?

Miracle Worker
May 15th, 2012, 05:37 PM
Win is win.

GL in next round :yeah:

akosijepoy
May 15th, 2012, 05:38 PM
woohoo Venus. a win is a win. I was late to work coz I was watching this. Good luck on ur next round

Stonerpova
May 15th, 2012, 05:44 PM
Vee :cheer:

Doully
May 15th, 2012, 05:44 PM
Good stuff Vinas.

Work on that serve!

Gilas.
May 15th, 2012, 05:44 PM
Vee :yeah:

winone23
May 15th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Congrats Venus!

tennisbum79
May 15th, 2012, 05:58 PM
they're playing Venus on court :rolls:
The should play this when Venus [The Queen Of Sheba] enters and leaves the court
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hotandspicey
May 15th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Vee!! :facepalm:, but a win is a win. Hope she raises that serve percentage in next round. :o

Michael!
May 15th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Not a good match from Venus but at least a win :lol:
Halep wasted big chances when she had the BPs for a *41 lead in 2nd set after that she totally gave up while Venus was playing a bit better at least.
Serve was completely off, she has to improve there if she wants to win against Makarova, which should be possible but thatīs it for Venus, I fear...

vspak
May 15th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Boring. Shit. Grandma.

winone23
May 15th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Boring. Shit. Grandma.

None of your faves have been in slam finals or won slams and yet your talking sh!t about Venus. :help: :lol:

Chip.
May 15th, 2012, 07:27 PM
27% Serve Percentage First Set.
When your faves gon do it!?

:worship:

Just happy to see Venus on court nowadays. Onwards :yeah:

V.e.s.W
May 15th, 2012, 07:46 PM
Venus showed some decent tennis :) However, she must get that serve to work.... Go Venus :)

PetraReeMona
May 15th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Very happy :) and she looked beautiful out there :hearts:

nadlinds
May 15th, 2012, 09:53 PM
Great start Venus with the win. :)

CrossCourt~Rally
May 15th, 2012, 10:39 PM
:lol: @ them playing Bananarama's "Venus" after she won :lol:


Love it! :lol::worship:

Well done Vee :yeah: