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hectopascal
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Whoa, Patty came very close to getting her first career win over Venus with an early break in the third set, but Venus broke back immediately and raced away for the win :bounce: .

vw.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Solid win I guess. 7 DFs though. Get that number lower.

Came back from a 3-1 defecit in the 3rd set. :yeah:

tennisbuddy12
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Great win Vee after a slow start!! :) :) :)

BigBabeTENNIS
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
great fight venus

lizchris
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Nice comeback after a bad first set.

Billabong
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
H2H now 9-0;)

Craigy
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
:haha: Patty!

cellophane
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Losing to Venus in 3 sets is Patty's destiny. :tape:

tennisbuddy12
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 AM
i was first :lol:

Billabong
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:05 AM
woohoo, 6 threads at the same time:lol:

vw.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:05 AM
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3019/untitledgk2.jpg

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:05 AM
Venus :D :worship:


Patty :sad: :mad: :tape:

hectopascal
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:05 AM
How do I delete this, there's so many

Denise4925
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:05 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: Good win Vee...a win is a win. Nice fight, but cut down on the DF's please.

winone23
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:05 AM
LOL there are like five threads about the win

winone23
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Congrats Venus!!!

racketspeed
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
good fight back in the 3rd vee, step it up now!

Couver
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Congrats Venus. She looks to have gotten of to a slow start, and I think Patty started out playing really well. A good fight from both, and a nice comeback from 1-3 in the 3rd for Venus.

serenafann
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Well done Venus,keep it up in the next round.

vw.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Few match pics:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070404/capt.399d4fe169c4456b836c91339dec827d.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc218.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070404/capt.dc8abf176582412c91ecdb23fc6b1d54.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc219.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070404/capt.fa76d68f428c4f83ad46cea8469d22b0.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc216.jpg

John.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
:tape: How many threads about this?

Congrats Vee.

Patty :haha:

Pasta-Na
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
poor patty, no cash to keep ur hair style :p

Serena!
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:06 AM
there are like 6 threads about this
but good win

starin
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
bad match venus. Venus needs to clean it up. 7df is not good :tape:
where's your memphis final form? don't tell me its a once every 2 years thing. :lol: at least she made it through and can keep working on her consistency.

Tennisation
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Venus:help: why is she so unpredictable with each match? You can never tell if she's going to trash her apponent or trash herself with a kazillion errors

Patty:haha: she comes close to Venus so many times and end up losing a close match

mirzalover
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Go venus

Poova
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Oh Patty :lol: So typical of you!

aisha
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
The ownage continues. :banana: :banana:

In The Zone
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Venus. Patty brings out sloppy play in everyone.
You played enough to win, that's all that counts.
Step it up for Melein, she has been playing well.

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
How do I delete this, there's so many

you shouldn't. ;)

I believe you were first to post the result. :)

vettipooh
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Nice fight, Vee. :banana: Head to head now stands at 9/0. :yeah: Now keep those df's waaaaaayy down, pleeese!!

tonythetiger
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Way too many threads about this, but I'm so glad that match is over. I thought I was going to have another depressing night because of Venus. I don't know why she sends me through so many changes! Whew!!! Now I can exhale.

davidmario
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
I love her shoes:hearts:

Great comeback from 1-3* with the break.

switz
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
There could not be a more predictable scoreline. Win the first set, lose a break early in the 2nd for the set, get a break early in 3rd only to lose a string of games and lose the match.

I don't even get annoyed anymore because i've been watching this happen since i was like 13 year old.

Blu€
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Oh Patty :lol: So typical of you!

I was about to say exactly the same, Patty :tape: :tape:

vw.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Nice fight, Vee. :banana: Head to head now stands at 9/0. :yeah: Now keep those df's waaaaaayy down, pleeese!!
:cool:

.Andrew.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Well done, Venus! :banana: :yeah:

Patty played pretty impressively in the first set, not allowing Venus many looks on her serve.

In the 2nd set, of course, Venus stepped it up. Taking it to Patty.

In the 3rd set, Patty was up 1-3 before Venus took the next 4 games making it 5-3. Patty held once more, and Venus holds comfortably for a spot in R3.

Up next for Venus is Meilen Tu. Venus has a 4-0 career record against Tu. Expect Venus to take it in 2! :bounce: :worship: :bowdown: :woohoo: :yippee:

Patty, :sad: :hug: Good effort.

supergrunt
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Venus :woohoo: !

Lulu.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Patty :o

AJZ.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Patty :hug:
This was a good performance ;) Keep it going in future events!

:hug: Venus Good job ;)

-VSR-
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Well... at least she won. :shrug:

7 double-faults... :scared:

LindsayRulz
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Good job Venus :yeah:

Wtrain
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Great fight Venus! pick it up in the next round.

soomaal
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:09 AM
:lol: :lol:

please stop giving me heart aches.......please

*JR*
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:09 AM
I said in the prediction thread that PP would be tough on green clay. But still... a loss is a loss. :yeah: The Strange Suissie kissed the Top 10 goodbye earlier this year, she could easily do the same re. the Top 20 by this summer. To Mat & Greg... :p

Couver
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:10 AM
I wonder how the match was overall? It seems like the quality was relatively high.

Anyway one match at a time Venus.

doris_hdz
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Congrats Venus!!!

switz
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Venus:help: why is she so unpredictable with each match? You can never tell if she's going to trash her apponent or trash herself with a kazillion errors

Patty:haha: she comes close to Venus so many times and end up losing a close match

Rezai is like 1-9 for the year. It's not like beating her easily was sign Venus was going to romp in over Patty

GracefulVenus
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:11 AM
Hell to the yeah Venus!!

The Daviator
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:12 AM
Venus :clap2:

Patty, always wins the first set :lol: :hug:

Radix2
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:12 AM
This was a good test for Venus.

Infiniti2001
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:13 AM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8143/yuckwc9.jpg
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1032/improvementnc6.jpg

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/871/whewui5.jpg

Why Venus? Why? :shrug:

tonythetiger
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:13 AM
Venus. Patty brings out sloppy play in everyone.
You played enough to win, that's all that counts.
Step it up for Melein, she has been playing well.

I could accept that if the sloppy play didn't come off of Vee's serve. Patty has nothing to do with her 7 DFs. Venus can't beat the top players with those kinds of errors.

new-york
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:13 AM
phew, Venus.:o

Spinny's first serve seemed unplayable in the first set from the scoreboard.:eek:
Typical, Patty. dang, i hate this draw.

Venus is too patchy.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:13 AM
Thanks for the win Vee! :yeah:

Great fight in SEVERAL key games in the third, and it wasn't the cleanest match, but you got through and that's ALL that matters! Not to mention you won 5 of the last 6 games :dance: and earned yet ANOTHER Top 20 Win :yeah:

The first serve points won was :worship: AS usual! :yeah: and GREAT returning even though Patty served incredibly well in the match! :bounce: and another tough win to keep buffing off the last of the rust! :cool:

Tu next Vee! Show her who she's working with! :yeah:


http://www.tennis.com/uploadedimages/NNTP_Photos/75074_Amelia_Island_Tennis.sff.jpg

Paneru
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:13 AM
Good fight Lady V! :yeah:

8-0

*JR*
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:16 AM
How do I delete this, there's so many
Never too many when Patty Punked. ;)

mykarma
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:16 AM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8143/yuckwc9.jpg
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1032/improvementnc6.jpg

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/871/whewui5.jpg

Why Venus? Why? :shrug:
:lol:

iPatty
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:17 AM
and the plummet continues.

Haute
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:17 AM
Good fight Lady V! :yeah:

8-0

Isn't it 9-0 now?

Derek.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:18 AM
Nice fight, Venus. :)

Patty. :help:

Brooklyn90
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:18 AM
Great fight and win Vee!!! :bounce: :yeah:

darrinbaker00
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:20 AM
Thanks for the win Vee! :yeah:

Great fight in SEVERAL key games in the third, and it wasn't the cleanest match, but you got through and that's ALL that matters! Not to mention you won 5 of the last 6 games :dance: and earned yet ANOTHER Top 20 Win :yeah:

The first serve points won was :worship: AS usual! :yeah: and GREAT returning even though Patty served incredibly well in the match! :bounce: and another tough win to keep buffing off the last of the rust! :cool:

Tu next Vee! Show her who she's working with! :yeah:


http://www.tennis.com/uploadedimages/NNTP_Photos/75074_Amelia_Island_Tennis.sff.jpg

Not only is Venus wearing three year-old outfits, she's wearing the VESW shoes she first wore in '03. Her closet is DEEP. :lol:

venus_rulez
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Good job Vee, tough it out if you have to :)

cancelled1
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Good fighting Venus but if you would play better then you wouldn't have to fight back. Play much better next round. And thanks for the V cash.

The Kaz
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Patty :bigcry:
How did u let her beat u :sad:

vw.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:31 AM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/2852/untitledjn6.jpg

AI's site is pretty... bad. No winner/UFE ratios, and the third set only lasted 10 mins? :confused: Not to remention the error in the serve speeds..

tennisIlove09
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:37 AM
YAY! Nice going Vee!

Winning when playing ugly ... that's what you USED to do so well. Nice to see you scrap it out.

Dunlop1
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:38 AM
:rolleyes: Patty
You should've won this match.

vwfan
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:39 AM
Whew!

Congrats on the win. A win is a win.;)

Bijoux0021
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:43 AM
Isn't it 9-0 now?
Yes, Venus leads their h2hs 9-0 now.

Great job, Venus. Cut down on the DFs.

stevos
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:43 AM
Venus, wow another win! 8-0 or 9-0 now?
Congrats, take down Tu!

cellophane
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:45 AM
I'm really hating this outfit on Venus. It just makes her look frumpy.

ewbangkok
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:45 AM
good luck Venus

Zweli
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:46 AM
Well done Vee,a win is a win,Patty is no push-over.Thooooooooose double faults,do something about them please.

Morrissey
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:47 AM
The double faults is something Venus can CONTROL. I don't know if she needs a sports psychologist or what. But Venus clearly NEEDS to WORK on that serve.

azmad_88
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:49 AM
congrats vee!

Veronique
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:57 AM
What's the deal with Vee and Reebok? Did she ever sign a new contract?

nhissan
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:01 AM
Poor Patty :hug:

Great job Vee

Dexter
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:02 AM
:yeah: ;)

trufanjay
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:07 AM
As long as she played well when she needed to. But nice win.

Patty Choker
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:10 AM
Pattyhttp://img413.imageshack.us/img413/826/ahhhhhhhrh6.gifhttp://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4309/wierdoth2.gifhttp://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3531/clubbedxu4.gifhttp://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9821/pukejb2.gifhttp://img215.imageshack.us/img215/151/monstersinc71ab3.gifhttp://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6431/cry4bg0.gif

starin
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:12 AM
Pattyhttp://img413.imageshack.us/img413/826/ahhhhhhhrh6.gifhttp://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4309/wierdoth2.gifhttp://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3531/clubbedxu4.gifhttp://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9821/pukejb2.gifhttp://img215.imageshack.us/img215/151/monstersinc71ab3.gifhttp://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6431/cry4bg0.gif

:lol: Typical Patty-Venus match. At least clay season has started...hopefully she can pick up some good wins during the clay and go deep in FO. All she needs is a decent draw.

Chance
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:14 AM
am i right in saying that Venus moves up to 30 in the rankings?

Keep it going V!!!
Just improve that serve please.

UDACHi
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:15 AM
the sloppy play really doesn't phase me against opponents who venus knows she can beat. it's good for her to get some tough matches under her belt. as long as she knows when to step it up.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:16 AM
exactly! :yeah: She almost always plays to the level of her opponents

RenaSlam.
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:28 AM
Great fighting. Win the title now.

sundoulos
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:31 AM
What else is new Patty? At least you're consistent.

sundoulos
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:46 AM
:rolleyes: Patty
You should've won this match.

Don't you just love the "should've." :crying2:

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:54 AM
Venus' 2nd match against a top 10 player since being back. I know Patty hasn't been playing like a top 10 player lately, but she still is in the top 10 :shrug: Patty :hug: Hopefully this loss to Venus is more of a good thing than a negative. I didn't expect Patty to take the first set. That says something.

Mother_Marjorie
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:55 AM
What an unexpectantly close match.

jamatthews
Apr 5th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Venus' 2nd match against a top 10 player since being back. I know Patty hasn't been playing like a top 10 player lately, but she still is in the top 10 :shrug: Patty :hug: Hopefully this loss to Venus is more of a good thing than a negative. I didn't expect Patty to take the first set. That says something.

Except she isn't. :scratch:

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:00 AM
Except she isn't. :scratch:
My bad :lol: Patty was in there so long. I guess I started taking it for granted that she was still in. Too bad for her.

Nicolás89
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:02 AM
and i thought patty was the only competition for nadia :tape:

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:03 AM
Nice job, Vee!! :banana: :woohoo:

Don't like that df # though.

But nonetheless, that's a quality win!

darrinbaker00
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:09 AM
the sloppy play really doesn't phase me against opponents who venus knows she can beat. it's good for her to get some tough matches under her belt. as long as she knows when to step it up.
Of course it doesn't faze you, because you're not the one out there playing. ;)

akosijepoy
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:26 AM
congrats vee! better luck nect time patty!

LefandePatty
Apr 5th, 2007, 05:33 AM
ANOTHER choke.. great !

darrinbaker00
Apr 5th, 2007, 06:41 AM
ANOTHER choke.. great !
Death, taxes and Patty Schnyder blowing a lead..... ;)

narrisch
Apr 5th, 2007, 06:44 AM
Patty :sad:

K-Dog
Apr 5th, 2007, 06:55 AM
I expected this. Patty is a tough player will all sorts of spins and angles to throw Venus off. Footwork is very crucial to combat all the spin and junk that Schnyder puts on the ball. Venus admitted that her footwork was sub-par today. There is nothing wrong with this result because no other player left in the draw really plays like Patty. Double faults could be less, but if Venus is going for her second serve and winning points off of it, then that is an improvement from her powder-puff second serves of the past. Play better against Meilen Venus. Get yourself ready for the qtrs. against perhaps Tatiana. She'll be tougher, but it's time for revenge for Charelston 2005.

RJWCapriati
Apr 5th, 2007, 06:56 AM
A good test from Patty

fufuqifuqishahah
Apr 5th, 2007, 07:07 AM
only 5 points differnece

LucasArg
Apr 5th, 2007, 07:13 AM
Well done Venus!!! :yeah: :bounce:

Best of luck in the next round!!! :wavey:

ViennaCalling
Apr 5th, 2007, 07:33 AM
Patty :bigcry: :hug:

Congrats Vee!

Highlandman
Apr 5th, 2007, 07:38 AM
Venus :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :worship: :worship: :worship: - already R3 :hearts: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Now vs Tu - you will do it for sure :D

Kunal
Apr 5th, 2007, 08:23 AM
good win

jimbo mack
Apr 5th, 2007, 08:33 AM
venus's 2nd top 20 win of the year :)

i hope she beats tu quickly in the next match in order to reserve energy for the rest of the tournament

bandabou
Apr 5th, 2007, 08:47 AM
hmmm...a win is a win, but what's up with those df's? in her last two matches this is like 22 df's already..not good.

Il Primo!
Apr 5th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Great Venus :yeah:. Now we can all have a decent day :)
7 DFs in 3 sets is basically 2/3 DFs a set. Not that dramatic TO ME.
Good luck against Tu.

Shimizu Amon
Apr 5th, 2007, 09:32 AM
What a fight too get past Schnyder. Glad she did!

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 5th, 2007, 09:32 AM
Venus :)

Demska
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Great job Vee, I knew you would comeback!

Patty :hug:

The Dawntreader
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:11 AM
:D :bounce:

just what Venus needs early on, a good clay-court test. Thankfully Patty gave her that today:D Venus playing herself into form..........:)

Williams-forever
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Even though Venus lost the first set, i was never in doubt she was gonna win...i mean it's Patty for gods sake! :lol: :tape:

Viktymise
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:05 AM
:eek: tougher than expected, but a wins a win :yeah: keep going up :banana:

Hashim.
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Patty:mad:

Venus:yeah:

Monica_Rules
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Patty:sad:

Natalicious
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:23 AM
vee :woohoo:

good win :yeah:

SoClose
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Good win Venus!:)
Good luck agains Tu.

Wayn77
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Congratulations Venus - dem Williams gurls are back and b.a.d :scared:

PATTY! - oh Patty :sobbing: :bigcry: :hug:

Libertango
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Veeeeeeeeee! :hearts:

serena_fan
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Nice win Vee

PLP
Apr 5th, 2007, 12:04 PM
There could not be a more predictable scoreline. Win the first set, lose a break early in the 2nd for the set, get a break early in 3rd only to lose a string of games and lose the match.

I don't even get annoyed anymore because i've been watching this happen since i was like 13 year old.

:tape:

So true.

Well done VEE!!! Keep it going and grab this title!!!

Patty! :crying2:
So close as usual. It must be so depressing going out so early on your favorite surface. Better luck with the Charleston Draw.

Tennisaddict
Apr 5th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Great win Venus :yeah: I expected it to go three sets and that Venus would win.

I´m glad she has gone three sets as that´s good preparation for her.
Good luck in the quarters Venus!

tonythetiger
Apr 5th, 2007, 12:21 PM
"I think going to a match for her against an opponent you've never won against, I think that's tough," Williams said. "That probably played a role. She was probably nervous, too. She was hitting some double faults at times when there was no need to."

I had to laugh out loud when I read this. Venus actually criticized Patty's double faults like she had excuse for her's. Too funny!

"It was one of those days where I felt I was just a little bit off and against a player like Patty, you need that extra bit," Williams said. "I felt I was sometimes hitting in the open court too much and that some of the balls were floaters. That's why I went more to a serve and volley attack in the third set."

I was happy to read this. I've often wondered why doesn't Vee change her strategy during her matches when her power game isn't working.

tobi
Apr 5th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Congrats Venus :devil:

was never in doubt despite first set vs. Patty :lol:

Cat's Pajamas
Apr 5th, 2007, 01:47 PM
Venus! :woohoo: :unsure: :kiss:

ioni
Apr 5th, 2007, 01:58 PM
expected result ..

Nemesis
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:02 PM
tough, but made it :yeah:
please keep on winning Vee!

Sylwiiia
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Oh Venus, good that you won but this df .......

V-MAC
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Vee :) I think we all knew this was going to be a tough match so I'm just glad Venus was able to hang in there in that 3rd set and win. Patty :sad:

Andy.
Apr 5th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Great come from behind win Vee

Larrybidd
Apr 5th, 2007, 05:16 PM
The double faults is something Venus can CONTROL. I don't know if she needs a sports psychologist or what. But Venus clearly NEEDS to WORK on that serve.

Venus's game always revolves around her sevre. If shes serving well, she's playing well. But the truth is Venus has always played erractically until about June. She's a summer player definately. The first half of most years she struggles to get her serve consistent.

ico4498
Apr 5th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Vee!

cometz9
Apr 5th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Go Venus!!! Now Take Out Meilen :D

hotandspicey
Apr 5th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Wtg venus! :hearts: Now take care of those df and get past Tu. :yeah:

BlkCampbell
Apr 5th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Good job Venus.

Knizzle
Apr 5th, 2007, 08:29 PM
if she cut the DFs in half then that'd be great. She won 50% of points on her second serve even with GIVING away 7 points with double faults. That means that her second serve must have been pretty good when it went in.

serenafan08
Apr 5th, 2007, 09:19 PM
Great fight Venus. :yeah: