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vw.
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:22 AM
Nice win Venus! :yeah:

Beat Patty in Round 2. ;)

Craigy
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Nice win Venus ;)

Cat's Pajamas
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Good one Vee :hearts:

first set was fantastic! :dance:

Paneru
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
:cool:

vw.
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8376/untitledum3.jpg

new-york
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
:D cool. good scoreline, impressive serving in the first set.

keep it up.

Ferosh
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Too easy, Venus! Congrats!

The Daviator
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Nicely done Vee :yeah:

Craigy
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Anyone have the winner/UE stats? :p

cellophane
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Nice. Stats?

Wtrain
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Awesome job Vee!!!!

sdtoot
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:25 AM
Awesome serving 1st set. Well done Venus.

winone23
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:26 AM
Great jobs Venus! She faced no break points!

tae04
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:26 AM
Yay Venus!

hotandspicey
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:26 AM
As expected. Well done Vee. :banana:

fufuqifuqishahah
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:27 AM
yaaaaaaaaaaay

Bremen
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:28 AM
Good job! Hopefully she can beat patty in the second round.

Infiniti2001
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:28 AM
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/6154/1stsetpu8.jpg
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/8720/2ndsetpz9.jpg

WTG Vee-- Get ready for your 2nd match :p

cartmancop
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:29 AM
Great serving numbers :) Destroy Patty in the 2R :devil:

-VSR-
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Great first set Venus, second set a good too. Get rid of the 3 double faults though.

vw.
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:38 AM
Some match pics:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070403/capt.196a24cd1e8d47d6800ce8e64d423ab9.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc208.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070403/capt.8faeadeadac54b6fa72dcc1cc065a379.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc207.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070404/capt.de7877f9d3c846b4af0fef0240f3a759.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc209.jpg

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:44 AM
I like the outfit, Venus usually looks great in bright colors :hearts:

Black Mamba.
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Allez Venus

TSequoia01
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Venus is on the road to domination. But Vee would like to see a better second set than the first. Go Gal.

venus_rulez
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Great job Venus, now take out Patty!

hectopascal
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Wow what a thrashing! It will be an interesting match agianst Patty, but Venus seems to be the more in-form player.

Direwolf
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:52 AM
... Venus..!!!
should have been a love set..!!! :(

Good lUck in yer 2nd Match..!!

Bijoux0021
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:58 AM
Keep it going Venus.

starin
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:00 AM
Venus is on the road to domination. But Vee would like to see a better second set than the first. Go Gal.

lately she's been having 2nd set set let downs. Her level of play seems to go down in the 2nd.

Wayn77
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Convincing start Venus!

Wayn77
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:06 AM
Great serving numbers :) Destroy Patty in the 2R :devil:

:devil: :devil: :devil:

Vlover
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:08 AM
Great job Vee! Keep up the good job in the next round.:hearts:

mike1
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:09 AM
Venus look very healthy and fit. She really looks good and in good form

Gooooooo Veeee


Some match pics:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070403/capt.196a24cd1e8d47d6800ce8e64d423ab9.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc208.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070403/capt.8faeadeadac54b6fa72dcc1cc065a379.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc207.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070404/capt.de7877f9d3c846b4af0fef0240f3a759.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc209.jpg

.Andrew.
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:10 AM
Very well done, Vee. Played an excellent match.

Good luck against Patty ;)

Aravene :hug:

azmad_88
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:11 AM
congrats vennus

continue ur winning streak against patty!

oliverbecken
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:11 AM
VENUS:kiss: , keep going

dangerjenny
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:14 AM
well done girl,now good lkuck with Patty.

Frode
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:14 AM
No surprise here, but an impressive scorline:worship:

Caravane is now 1-8 this year. She's had some hard draws yes, but still:help:

stevos
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!

Great win Venus, she excels against this type of player.
And she also excels against Patty :hehehe:

Andy.
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Good stats well played Vee

vettipooh
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Let's go Vee! Patty is next!! ;)

doris_hdz
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:26 AM
Congrats Venus....

RenaSlam.
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:39 AM
She stuffed this bitch.

LindsayRulz
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:42 AM
Impressive win! Vee :yeah:

davidmario
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:51 AM
when does tv coverage start?

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:55 AM
Great stats from Venus.

Frode
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:02 AM
when does tv coverage start?


Eurosport start Saturday morning.Recorded Quarterfinal

First live match: Saturday evening. Semifinal.

Couver
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:09 AM
Congrats Vee, one match at a time.

Patty will be a tough test though. Venus has a good head to head against her but they've had some battles in the past.

Denise4925
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Good win for Vee. She needs to cut down on those DF's though. Just win the whole damn thing Vee :bounce:

UDACHi
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:18 AM
yay venus. keep winning like this and show everyone what you can do on clay.

rezai is doomed come roland garros. not being able to complete a point does not bode well for the defense of a large chunk of her ranking points.

tonythetiger
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:33 AM
Coverage is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on ESPN2.

Good job Venus! Beware of lefty Patty. She uses a lot of spin and that has given Venus trouble in the past. Venus needs to be ready and focused. Especially since she may be playing another night match tomorrow.

Go Venus! Get it done in straight sets.

tennisIlove09
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:35 AM
YAY!
Go Vee!

:woohoo:

Serenita
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:37 AM
good ASS whooping

vw.
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:42 AM
Venus waltzes through at Amelia Island


AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 3 (Reuters) - Venus Williams used a strong serve and powerful groundstrokes to whip Aravane Rezai 6-1 6-2 in her opening match at the Amelia Island championship on Tuesday.

Williams needed just an hour to record the victory before saying she feels better than she has all year.

"Tonight was the most comfortable I've felt on the court of all the matches I've played this season," the American said. "I'm rounding into form at the right time with the claycourt season ahead."

Williams was near perfect on her first serve in the match. She won 14 of 18 points on her first serve in the opening set and was even better in the second, capturing all but two of 12 points.

The five-times grand slam title winner consistently frustrated Rezai by placing forehand shots down the line that the Frenchwoman could not reach.

"My service game was that strong in Memphis too," said Williams of the tournament she won in February. "Yet last week at the Sony Ericsson (in Miami) I couldn't find my serve.

"My second serve was also very strong tonight. That definitely helped me hold serve."

Williams never lost her serve and broke Rezai twice in both sets.

The victory set up Wednesday's featured match between the unseeded Williams and number four seed Patty Schnyder. Schnyder, ranked No. 16 in the world, has never beaten Williams in eight matches.

soomaal
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:42 AM
Awesome babe

vw.
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:43 AM
"Tonight was the most comfortable I've felt on the court of all the matches I've played this season," the American said. "I'm rounding into form at the right time with the claycourt season ahead."


Awesome to hear! :yeah: Win this damn thing Venus!

Derek.
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:45 AM
Some match pics:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070403/capt.196a24cd1e8d47d6800ce8e64d423ab9.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc208.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070403/capt.8faeadeadac54b6fa72dcc1cc065a379.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc207.jpg


I love Venus's repeat outfits. :drool:

austennis
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:45 AM
I see her taking this tournament .. if she turns up and plays her own game no one here can beat her..

austennis
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:50 AM
OMG i just saw venus changed outfits :eek:

nhissan
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:06 AM
good job Vee take the title home

moon
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:08 AM
:D
Keep it up in the next match.

Denise4925
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:13 AM
Any pics and where is the scoring thread for AI?

vw.
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:14 AM
Any pics and where is the scoring thread for AI?
Two pics of Venus on post 21. :wavey:

Denise4925
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:14 AM
Thanks TY :D

Denise4925
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:16 AM
I didn't see the UFE count in the stats. :confused:

Paneru
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:43 AM
Venus Williams opens Bausch & Lomb
Championships with victory

Associated Press Sports
Updated: 6:46 p.m. PT April 3, 2007

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla.(AP) -Venus Williams needed just an hour to defeat Aravane Rezai 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Bausch & Lomb Championships on Tuesday.

Williams used a powerful serve, winning 24 of 30 points on first serve to overwhelm Rezai.

"Tonight was the most comfortable I've felt on the court of all the matches I've played this season,'' said Williams, who won the 2002 Bausch & Lomb Championships when she was No. 2 in the world. "I'm rounding into form at the right time with the clay court season ahead.''



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17921826/

:cool:

Veronique
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:52 AM
WTG Vee. Beat Patty tomorrow!

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 4th, 2007, 03:55 AM
:dance: Go Vee, get all that yucky rust off! :yeah:

:devil: Now take out Patty and remind her who you REALLY are ;) :yeah:

Scotso
Apr 4th, 2007, 04:32 AM
good win for Venus :D

spokenword73
Apr 4th, 2007, 04:38 AM
any video?

Denise4925
Apr 4th, 2007, 04:50 AM
Any pics and where is the scoring thread for AI?

:o I was looking for Amelia Island, not Bausch & Lomb Championships :lol:

Paneru
Apr 4th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Williams was near perfect on her first serve in the match. She won 14 of 18 points on her first serve in the opening set and was even better in the second, capturing all but two of 12 points.

The five-times grand slam title winner consistently frustrated Rezai by placing forehand shots down the line that the Frenchwoman could not reach.

"My service game was that strong in Memphis too," said Williams of the tournament she won in February. "Yet last week at the Sony Ericsson (in Miami) I couldn't find my serve.

"My second serve was also very strong tonight. That definitely helped me hold serve."

Williams never lost her serve and broke Rezai twice in both sets.

The victory set up Wednesday's featured match between the unseeded Williams and number four seed Patty Schnyder. Schnyder, ranked No. 16 in the world, has never beaten Williams in eight matches.

http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=sportsNews&storyID=2007-04-04T024549Z_01_N03291439_RTRIDST_0_SPORTS-TENNIS-WOMEN-AMELIA-COL.XML&archived=False

~Eclipsed~
Apr 4th, 2007, 04:54 AM
Good job Venus! Now continue your winning streak against Patty in the next round!

LucasArg
Apr 4th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Well done Venus!! :yeah:

Keep it going!!! :wavey:

serena_fan
Apr 4th, 2007, 05:23 AM
good win Venus :)

Vut
Apr 4th, 2007, 05:27 AM
:yeah:

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:00 AM
Caravane :sad:

Kenny
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:23 AM
Go v.

*Jean*
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:43 AM
Aravane :lol: :lol: :lol:

CooCooCachoo
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:45 AM
:sad: Aravane. The scores are bad these days :(

Nickk
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:52 AM
Great job, Vee:)

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:55 AM
Rezai. :sad: Time to start playing down a bit.

Venus :D :yeah: Win this thing.

Kunal
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:57 AM
a clinic or what!

Josh.
Apr 4th, 2007, 06:59 AM
Aravane. :( you need to change your game, seriously.

vee :yeah: take down patty :devil:

stefi62
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:06 AM
Aravane :hug:

Il Primo!
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:09 AM
:yippee::banana: Nice scoreline!
Well Venus :yeah: Show people you're a great claycourter!

jazar
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:15 AM
bad luck aravane

The Dawntreader
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:29 AM
Venus just floored her:D

adrovi
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:31 AM
Aravane :help: :help:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:32 AM
I can't wait to see her post these kinds of scores in finals again :drool:

:hearts: Steamroll Patty next Vee :rocker2:

Williams-forever
Apr 4th, 2007, 08:18 AM
Great win Venus!:cool: Now go for Patty!:devil:

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 4th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Nice serving, Vee!!!

If you can be consistant like that, watch out!! Your only comp' will be little sis'.

I'm definitely concerned about the Schnyder match. Patty's got real lefty court craft and is ALWAYS a spoiler for ANYONE on clay.

Geertvg
Apr 4th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Very expected, Rezai isn't playing her best game at all... Congrats Venus nevertheless!!! :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:32 AM
Venus :)

Viktymise
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:40 AM
:yeah: :banana: it was too late for me to stay up ad watch tthe scoreboard :sad: but you didn't need me :p, now beat Patty :boxing:

Highlandman
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:41 AM
:woohoo: :hearts: :worship:

What a great win and she says it was a great match by her :hearts: :worship: :bounce: :bounce:

Now vs Patty :devil:

(I forgot to post here) :eek: :tape:

Tennisaddict
Apr 4th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Congrats Vee :bounce: now go beat Schnyder!

SoClose
Apr 4th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Congrats Venus!
Good luck agains Patty!

V-MAC
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:19 PM
:bounce: Venus :worship:

ioni
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:32 PM
expected win !

Nemesis
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:36 PM
:D Vee!
Now don't make as much mistakes against Patty like you did against Maria.

tobi
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Congrats Venus

Expected result really.

Now beat Patty :devil:

Sylwiiia
Apr 4th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Good job Venus! Stay focus on next round :D

:inlove:
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Nice one Vee! :banana: :woohoo: :smooch: :kiss: :hearts:
Aravane :hug: :sad:

BlkCampbell
Apr 4th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Good job Venus.