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tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 01:05 AM
I see this a positive, it suggests she feels she still has some way to go.
But seeing this result today and her overall court demeanor, compared to Charleston, I am quite happy with her progress.





Rome wins for Williams sisters




Serena and Venus Williams both reached the quarter-finals of the WTA Rome Masters with straight-sets victories on Thursday.
Having been pushed hard by Nadia Petrova, Serena eased through to the last eight with a 6-3 6-1 triumph over Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain.
The ninth-seeded American has now won 16 matches on clay in a row, including picking up the title in Madrid last week.


Venus is also coming into form with the French Open looming large on the horizon, upsetting US Open champion and fifth seed Sam Stosur 6-4 6-3. The victory keeps her on target to play in this summer's Olympics in London.


"I wouldn't have come back so soon but I needed the points to get in the Olympics," she said afterwards.
"I probably wouldn't have come back before Wimbledon or maybe even after it. I need to win more but that's great."

Next up for Venus will be Maria Sharapova, the Russian having saved six set points in the first set on her way to a 7-6 6-3 triumph over former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic.


Petra Kvitova, seeded fourth in the tournament, also advanced with a 6-2 5-7 6-2 victory over Sorana Cirstea while China's Li Na and Italian Flavia Pennetta also reached the last eight.


Earlier, women's top seed Victoria Azarenka withdrew from her scheduled last 16 clash with Dominika Cibulkova with a shoulder injury, handing the Slovakian a free passage into the quarter-finals.


Germany's Angelique Kerber beat compatriot Julia Goerges 6-4 6-1.
Quarter-final line-up: Cibulkova v Li Na; Pennetta v Serena Williams; Kerber v Kvitova; Venus Williams v Sharapova.

jrollaneres25
May 18th, 2012, 01:11 AM
Are the Williamses on Opposite halves?

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Are the Williamses on Opposite halves?
Yes, I think so.

jrollaneres25
May 18th, 2012, 01:15 AM
Great. That's always an incentive for them to do better to make it to the Finals of any tournament. Takes the pressure off. Are you sure they are?

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 01:23 AM
Here are the 2 halves

Top Half

Cibulkova
Li Na
Penneta
Serena
Bottom Half

Kerber
Petra
Venus
Maria

jrollaneres25
May 18th, 2012, 07:24 AM
Here are the 2 halves

Top Half

Cibulkova
Li Na
Penneta
Serena
Bottom Half

Kerber
Petra
Venus
Maria

Wow, Very Possible final!

Miracle Worker
May 18th, 2012, 09:24 AM
I wonder if she still wants titles in Melbourne and Paris :scratch: That would be amazing if she plays few more years :sobbing:

Miss Amor
May 18th, 2012, 09:58 AM
It was obvious from that the start that Venus wasn't prepared for the comeback. She could barely play a couple of matches in a row before having to withdraw/lose really badly. I think it was a combination of the Olympics was well as coming back with Serena at the same time that motivated her.