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flareon
May 15th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Hmmm this one going to be harder for venus if her serve improves from 28% she should win it...

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:09 PM
Makarova in 2 probably

Charlatan
May 15th, 2012, 04:09 PM
i want a venus-maria match up :inlove: so please vee!

Andrewraven
May 15th, 2012, 04:14 PM
The 1st serve percentage needs to improve, i'll go with venus, but i wouldn't be surprised if she lost

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:16 PM
i want a venus-maria match up :inlove: so please vee!

She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.

Maddox
May 15th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Venus

flareon
May 15th, 2012, 04:20 PM
She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.

Ekats worse surface is clay she lost 1 and 1 to sharapova last year at rome...

Charlatan
May 15th, 2012, 04:21 PM
She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.

my bad, i thought (for some reason) this is going to be the 3rd round :sobbing:

Patrick345
May 15th, 2012, 04:22 PM
What I have seen from both in the 1st round Makarova should win comfortably. She ain´t afraid to beat a Williams either. :lol:

Queen_Vee_92
May 15th, 2012, 04:23 PM
She's not getting past Stosur and she knows it. Might as well tank here and go to Paris. Makarova is gonna be a lot of work and she'll be exhausted after this match. Ekat and her wicked angles don't bode well for old Vinas.



Hardly think it's a foregone conclusion she will lose to Stosur or Makarova, and she's hardly gunna tank when she needs the Olympics points :facepalm:

Will be tough if she serves like today, but if she gets it up to anywhere above 50% her ground game will be too good for Makarova.

Vee in 3

miffedmax
May 15th, 2012, 04:23 PM
The anti-LOB conspiracy continues. Avi aside, I'll be pulling for the old lady (:lol:), but obviously I'll be okay with a win for the cute Russian chick.

Given the randomness of Ekat, Vee could pull it off if she plays a consistent game.

(Oh, not that the old lady isn't pretty cute, too).

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Ekats worse surface is clay she lost 1 and 1 to sharapova last year at rome...

I remember that, but this surface won't do Vinas' serve any favors. And Ekat will have plenty of time to create those angles. Sharapova destroyed her last year.

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Hardly think it's a foregone conclusion she will lose to Stosur or Makarova, and she's hardly gunna tank when she needs the Olympics points :facepalm:

Will be tough if she serves like today, but if she gets it up to anywhere above 50% her ground game will be too good for Makarova.

Vee in 3

Nah, I'm positive she's not getting past Stosur.

Pump-it-UP
May 15th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Venus in 2. She'll be more than ready.

flareon
May 15th, 2012, 04:25 PM
I remember that, but this surface won't do Vinas' serve any favors. And Ekat will have plenty of time to create those angles. Sharapova destroyed her last year.

Not to put a dampner but venus is a better mover than sharapova... I do not see her being able to hit angles everywhere plus venus is a better defender... but we shall see tomorrow.

KBdoubleu
May 15th, 2012, 04:36 PM
Nah, I'm positive she's not getting past Stosur.

Didn't you think that Sharapova was going to beat Serena in Madrid...?

Queen_Vee_92
May 15th, 2012, 04:41 PM
Nah, I'm positive she's not getting past Stosur.


I suppose you and your fave better hope she doesn't :oh:

Kairi
May 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Vozas and her pressed ass :o ..Masha destroyed Ekat in '11? ok then....well, fyi, Venus>>>>>Maria.

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Vozas and her pressed ass :o ..Masha destroyed Ekat in '11? ok then....well, fyi, Venus>>>>>Maria.

Can any of the mods do something about this crazy poster? What a stalker! This is getting ridiculous, all I said was Venus is slow and gets easily tired nowadays, so this match-up doesn't bode well for her :oh:

And I'm a he :)

MrProdigy555
May 15th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Vozas and her pressed ass :o ..Masha destroyed Ekat in '11? ok then....well, fyi, Venus>>>>>Maria, so suck it bitch!
+1

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:47 PM
Didn't you think that Sharapova was going to beat Serena in Madrid...?

Delusion. I always hope she'll beat Serena, even though I know she won't. This has nothing to do with Venus, who I don't give two shits about.

Kairi
May 15th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Can any of the mods do something about this crazy poster? What a stalker! This is getting ridiculous, all I said was Venus is slow and gets easily tired nowadays, so this match-up doesn't bode well for her :oh:

And I'm a he :)

Do I look like I give a shit?
Delusion. I always hope she'll beat Serena, even though I know she won't. This has nothing to do with Venus, who I don't give two shits about.

ETERNALLY PRESSED.

madmax
May 15th, 2012, 04:49 PM
E-Kat in 2.
She seems to do very well on natural surfaces, so Venus' old ass is doomed here me thinks

mistymore
May 15th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Makaraova is a solid player. Clay is a write off for Venus at this stage of her career. Makarova in 2.

dragonflies
May 15th, 2012, 04:51 PM
Nah, I'm positive she's not getting past Stosur.







Your positive counts for nothing. There 's nothing for sure before the last ball was played. How many times have you been wrong with your predictions on this board?

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:51 PM
Good to know you're self-aware.

Regarding my favorite tennis player? Of course I am. Otherwise I would've given up on her years ago given some of the defeats she had. Duh.

MrProdigy555
May 15th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Good to know you're self-aware.
:lol::lol::lol:

winone23
May 15th, 2012, 04:53 PM
:lol::lol::lol: At the Pova fans taking their anger out on Venus because of what Serena did to her in Madrid.

MrProdigy555
May 15th, 2012, 04:54 PM
:lol::lol::lol: At the Pova fans taking their anger out on Venus because of what Serena did to her in Madrid.
!!!!

Vozas is just crazy though.

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Your positive counts for nothing. There 's nothing for sure before the last ball was played. How many times have you been wrong with your predictions on this board?

Many. Hence why I said "positive", as in "I seriously doubt she's in good physical condition to beat Stosur, particularly on clay". Get the picture? It's not that hard :shrug:

Charlatan
May 15th, 2012, 04:56 PM
I remember that, but this surface won't do Vinas' serve any favors. And Ekat will have plenty of time to create those angles. Sharapova destroyed her last year.

ok, but let's not act like sharapova is some sort of yardstick on clay

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Your positive counts for nothing.

It's not supposed to count :lol::lol::lol: but I'm glad you gave it a thought :wavey:

zigga
May 15th, 2012, 05:04 PM
This one could go any way. I voted for Ekaterina to win but I guess end result pretty much depends on Venus.

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 05:04 PM
I don't think Ekat will have any issues dispatching the lesser of the Williams since she did it in straights against the better one in January :oh::oh::oh:

Banditoo
May 15th, 2012, 05:06 PM
Pova fans go away, please!

miffedmax
May 15th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Enough!!!

I am tired of deleting pointless post and will lock this thread if you can't control yourselves.

MrProdigy555
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
I don't think Ekat will have any issues dispatching the lesser of the Williams since she did it in straights against the better one in January :oh::oh::oh:
Something your fave can't do. Oh.

Banditoo
May 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Enough!!!

I am tired of deleting pointless post and will lock this thread if you can't control yourselves.

:yeah:

Queen_Vee_92
May 15th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Meh. cba with this pressed hater, just hope Venus does make it through to play Pova, and then we'll see :)

vspak
May 15th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Go Makarova! Show where is venus place!

The Witch-king
May 15th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Enough!!!

I am tired of deleting pointless post and will lock this thread if you can't control yourselves.

Just ban vozas and make everyone happy.

:bolt:

doomsday
May 15th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Something your fave can't do. Oh.

:lol::lol::lol::lol:OK.

Congrats Vee, I want a match vs Maria, I know Maria always snatch Vee's wig after Serena snatches hers.:lol:

Kairi
May 15th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Just ban vozas and make everyone happy.

:bolt:

and his other account, Karma Police.....please :o :facepalm:

Charlatan
May 15th, 2012, 05:19 PM
:lol::lol::lol::lol:OK.

Congrats Vee, I want a match vs Maria, I know Maria always snatch Vee's wig after Serena snatches hers.:lol:

know what you are talking about, at least, even when u want to defend maria...because venus won the last two meeting between them :facepalm:

Kairi
May 15th, 2012, 05:20 PM
know what you are talking about, at least, even when u want to defend maria...because venus won the last two meeting between them :facepalm:

I think he meant a match from 5 years ago :facepalm: ..desperation, plain and simple...

Charlatan
May 15th, 2012, 05:21 PM
I think he meant a match from 5 years ago :facepalm: ..desperation, plain and simple...

right? :facepalm:

StoneRose
May 15th, 2012, 05:28 PM
If Venus doesn't have an off day she will probably win this one. Stosur'll be tough though.

doomsday
May 15th, 2012, 05:33 PM
know what you are talking about, at least, even when u want to defend maria...because venus won the last two meeting between them :facepalm:

Are you Craigster reincarnated or what? :lol: I was kidding it's obvious.

Shvedbarilescu
May 15th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Not a match I would want to call. Both capable of great tennis on their day but at this stage of their careers both prone to the odd day when they aren't at their best. Anything would seem possible with this match. Either one could end up winning in a tight three setter but it is just as possible that either of them could win easily in 2 sets as well.

In The Zone
May 15th, 2012, 05:41 PM
Every win counts for the Olympics, especially with Lepchenko and King on her tail. Easy draws for them at RG and a bad one at RG for Venus (she can draw ANYONE 1R), Venus can be out of the Olympics. She'll win this one in two and then she'll get Stosur. I'm not convinced she loses to Stosur, either. She took Stosur to 3 in her 2nd tournament back on green clay.

nemurenai
May 15th, 2012, 05:44 PM
Go Makarova! Show where is venus place!

Where is Venus place, out of curiosity?

Viennalover
May 15th, 2012, 07:46 PM
Hope Vee wins and end the Olympic qualification thing.

But since Lepchenko came in, out of nowhere,
we have to wait til FO or even 75k Nottingham. :rolleyes:

I wonder what's gonna happen if King & Lepchenko ends up higher than Vee after FO.
Is there a chance that Vee's gonna play ITF tournament, Nottingham?
or Vee's gonna be selected anyway by USTA. :confused:

In The Zone
May 15th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Hope Vee wins and end the Olympic qualification thing.

But since Lepchenko came in, out of nowhere,
we have to wait til FO or even 75k Nottingham. :rolleyes:

I wonder what's gonna happen if King & Lepchenko ends up higher than Vee after FO.
Is there a chance that Vee's gonna play ITF tournament, Nottingham?
or Vee's gonna be selected anyway by USTA. :confused:

Venus has until Thursday evening to decide to take WC into Brussels or Strasbourg. If Venus loses to Makarova, I am sure she'll take a WC into one of them. If she defeats Makarova, the match against Stosur/Errani will probably be early in the day on Thursday so that if Venus loses, Venus can inform one of the tournaments of her intent to take the WC. If Venus makes QF here, I don't think she'll have anything to worry about.

The USTA can nominate Venus over them but that just won't happen. It's not right. The USTA is fortunately not run by the French.

donellcarey
May 15th, 2012, 07:51 PM
Just ban vozas and make everyone happy.

:bolt:

This:lol:

mauresmofan
May 15th, 2012, 07:55 PM
I'll go with the former champ in straight sets. Serve was poor today but the rest of her game looked pretty good.

http://www.monoli.com/tennis/rome99/rome995.jpg

Veesus
May 15th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Venus to SPANK!

Veesus
May 15th, 2012, 07:59 PM
why are people bringing up sharapova the non-factor. venus has snatched in in every important match of their careers. no?

Maddox
May 15th, 2012, 08:20 PM
I'll go with the former champ in straight sets. Serve was poor today but the rest of her game looked pretty good.

http://www.monoli.com/tennis/rome99/rome995.jpg

:yeah: