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MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 5th, 2007, 09:53 PM
Who Will Win This Match?

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Tatiana Golovin v. Venus Williams Round II

Golovin leads Venus 1-0

2005 Family Circle R16 - Golovin 7-5 6-4

kadirelf
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:00 PM
venus 6-4 6-3

piercerocks
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:00 PM
tatiana in three.. unless venus pulls a "williams" and shows up in her old form. this should be a good match-up

MarineGoTati
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Tati!!!
Come On!!!

Iceland
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Tati needs this win. If she can keep that level of play, she has a good chance to secure the victory. I believe in her, allez Tatiana ! :)

yukon145
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:02 PM
i hope this will be on ESPN tomorrow.

Craigy
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Come on Tati, you can do it :rocker2:

njtennis11
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Tati 6-4, 6-4

Mightymirza
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:04 PM
allez veee

Vacant
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Unfortunately, I think Tati in three.

Demska
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:06 PM
I really hope this will be shown on ES.

Tati is in great form, and Venus isn't playing as that well.

I really believe Tati can win this. But i think she'll win in 3.

ico4498
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Vee in 2, 6-1, 6-0

Demska
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Vee in 2, 6-1, 6-0

:help:

Couver
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:10 PM
I think it should be a good match. Golovin is playing well and Venus is trying to round into form. I think both want the win for different reasons. Hopefully it will be a great match.

Good Luck Venus.

Ryan
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:10 PM
I cant see this not going to three, unless Venus plays awful and Tati wins in straights. I'll say Venus in three 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Viktymise
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:11 PM
There is no way Venus is letting her have a 2-0 lead in their H2H :o, its payback time :armed:

tonythetiger
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:11 PM
It's all up hill from here on out. I hate predicting matches so I'll just say that I hope and pray that Venus wins in straight sets.

Go Venus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GracefulVenus
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Venus in straight sets! 7-5, 6-3, Golovin will choke in the first set and never regain confidence.

selyoink
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Venus in straight sets! 7-5, 6-3, Golovin will choke in the first set and never regain confidence.

You mean like she always does.

I think Tati will win which of course means she will choke and tank.

Knizzle
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM
unfortunately if venus doesnt pick it up it will be Golovin in three.

Il Primo!
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Venus will surely have her level up just for Tati.
I pick Venus in a 2 setter.

Neptune
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Tati will win.

-VSR-
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Venus in two.

Good luck Venus, play your game and you will win.

trufanjay
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:21 PM
No Poll?

dybbuk
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:22 PM
GL Tati! :bigclap:

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:25 PM
I just hope whoever comes out of this takes the title.

Good luck ladies.

starin
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Golovin in 2 sets.
Venus has still been playing like shite and I don't think it'll get any better against Golovin. I predict 6-2 6-2 Golovin. Venus will hit 15 df. and make 55UE.

~Kiera~
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:27 PM
I really hope this will be shown on ES.

It will be :)

Lulu.
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Good luck Tati you can beat her again :yeah:

stefi62
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Tati! :worship:

tennisIlove09
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:29 PM
I think Venus will have to pick up her serving.
Despite their meeting on clay, I think Venus is the better clay courter.

I say Venus in 2. I one close set, one easier. 7-6 6-2

NyCPsU
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:29 PM
venus in two tight ones....maybe three ;)

i really hope this is shown on espn, it would have to be right :shrug:

John.
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:29 PM
2 of my favs :(

Vee in 3 sets

selyoink
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:30 PM
venus in two tight ones....maybe three ;)

i really hope this is shown on espn, it would have to be right :shrug:

Yeah, I can't imagine it will be any of the other three matches.

winone23
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:32 PM
Venus! her game will come together

CanIGetAWhat
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:33 PM
It will not be a clean match. Venus has been struggling. I think Venus will hit 10+ DF and make 60+ errors.

Venus Williams def. Tatiana Golovin 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Stamp Paid
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:34 PM
A third set TB will result. Tati will choke. Venus will choke. Venus will prevail.

starin
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:35 PM
:o Id bet anything that the score will be nothing like that, do you know Venus at all

:lol: true...I'm just being dramatic. it'll prolly go 3 sets. 1set Venus. 2nd set Venus has let down. and a huge struggle in the 3rd set.

winone23
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:36 PM
match will be on tv so we all will be able to see where venus is at

trufanjay
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:37 PM
venus in two tight ones....maybe three ;)

i really hope this is shown on espn, it would have to be right :shrug:
ESPN's coverage begins at 1:00pm and the Amielia Island schedule says Venus vs. Golovin not before 1:00pm. So ESPN will be showing it.

trufanjay
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:46 PM
match will be on tv so we all will be able to see where venus is at
Yeah, that's the most important thing. I hope she plays well.

vw.
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:50 PM
I duno. Venus'll hopefully win, something like 6-3, 6-3.

Can someone record and upload? :hearts: :hearts: :angel:

Stamp Paid
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:51 PM
ESPN's coverage begins at 1:00pm and the Amielia Island schedule says Venus vs. Golovin not before 1:00pm. So ESPN will be showing it.

Tomorrow, or Saturday?

winone23
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Tomorrow, or Saturday?

Tomorrow

starin
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Tomorrow

woo hoo... I haven't seen venus play since Memphis.
Is there a livestream link for any of hte coverage cuz i'm going to be at work?

Tennisaddict
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:54 PM
If Venus serve isn´t consistent I pick her to win in three.
If she does serve consistent she will win in two.

Nemo_Kool
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:54 PM
man, why are theres sooo many doubters...she had abit of troublein the 2nd set toda...so what..isn't this the 5 time grand slam champion who fended who survived tight calls numerous times before and has shown recently she is better than the young talewnt (e.g Peer) Give Venus some credit she will win in 2!!!

Brooklyn90
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:54 PM
Take revenge Vee!!!

mdterp01
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:57 PM
I will be really upset if Venus loses to Golovin. Venus needs to draw inspiration from Serena, who is really far ahead of her in terms of performance right now and not lose to anyone outside the top 10.

Viktymise
Apr 5th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Is TTC showing any of AI

égalité
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Tatiana 6-3 6-2!

TaxPower
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:05 PM
I vote Tati too

felipemiami
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Vamos Tati!! Win This!

winone23
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:11 PM
woo hoo... I haven't seen venus play since Memphis.
Is there a livestream link for any of hte coverage cuz i'm going to be at work?

I'm not sure if I see any I'll post them on Venus' board

starin
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:27 PM
I'm not sure if I see any I'll post them on Venus' board

thanks :yeah:

TomTennis
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:32 PM
If Venus keeps the errors and double faults down then Venus will win in two sets.

williams123
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:35 PM
Golovin in 2 sets.
Venus has still been playing like shite and I don't think it'll get any better against Golovin. I predict 6-2 6-2 Golovin. Venus will hit 15 df. and make 55UE.
i agree. venus is a punk.

Vaidisova
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Venus in 3

aNYthing
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:45 PM
Venus really needs to pick it up in this match, but I'm gonna go with Venus 6-4 6-4

henree
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:45 PM
In my head Venus will lose worse than last year. But my heart says Venus will play a great match and win easily. Unfortunately my heart typically lets me down in predicting tennis matches.:lol: So Golovin in straights

Wtrain
Apr 5th, 2007, 11:59 PM
One of my favorites is going to lose, but I'll say Venus wins.

winone23
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:00 AM
In my head Venus will lose worse than last year. But my heart says Venus will play a great match and win easily. Unfortunately my heart typically lets me down in predicting tennis matches.:lol: So Golovin in straights
Golovin didn't beat Venus last year, she beat her in 05

Zombielicious
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Allez Tati!

hacberto
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Venus in 3 sets

Mark Spruce
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:05 AM
I have to go with Tati in 3

hacberto
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:29 AM
I have to go with Tati in 3

:sad:

RJWCapriati
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:32 AM
Williams

6-3, 6-3

hacberto
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Williams

6-3, 6-3

:bounce:

K-Dog
Apr 6th, 2007, 12:40 AM
~I posted this in the other thread about Venus beating Meilen. I thought that is shold prob be here though.~

She has three tough tests up next. Tatiana is going to be tough on clay. Venus is going to need to be confident and hit many of her shots to the backhand in order to win. Her forehand up-the-line and cross-court backhand approach are two shots that Venus needs to employ. Attack the backhand and get into the net. Hopefully she serves better in this match. Tatiana's second serve is attackable, so Venus needs to be aware of that and take advantage of it. If Venus gets in forehand exchanges with Tatiana, it is game over. Golovin has a terrific forehand that she is comfortable changing the direction of the ball with and unleashing some big winners on that side. Venus needs to use her head in this encounter and play controlled in order to get the win.

The winner of Ivanovic/Jankovic will be even tougher imo. If it's Ana, Venus will need to hope her serve is working and that she's moving at her peak. On clay, Ana has more time to set up for that forehand and blast it into the corners. Venus won their last encounter quite comfortably, but that was on a quick indoor surface that suits her game better. If Venus has to play Jelena, she better hope that Jelena is having an off day because her consistency is terrific and that backhand up-the-line is a great shot and always seems to be working for her. In both matches, Venus will need to be confident and play with controlled aggression to come out on top (unless Ana has an off day, where all Venus will need to do is get the ball over the net and somewhere inside the lines ).

If she gets to the finals, it will either be Safina or Petrova imo. These two play pretty similarly with the same weapons and tendencies, except that Nadia is a much better net player than Dinara. If Venus is in the finals, I imagine that her confidence will be much better and she'll be lookin to take control of the court. She'll need to get both girls on the move and keep them there. Attack the forehands and get a high percentage of first serves in because they'll be lookin to either attack the second serve or get the return neutral and then begin a baseline exchange. On clay, it is a dangerous proposition to get into rallies with Petrova or Safina. Both hit deep, heavy shots that are both consistent and pentrating at the same time. As Venus said after her match against Patty, her game isn't behind the baseline. She needs to keep that mind set and play aggresively, taking her game forward and into the net.

Keys for the rest of the tournament for Venus:

Better First Serve %
More Consistency on 2nd Serve
Get into the net
Footwork
Controlled aggression
Positive and confident attitude on court

That should do it for her to get this title and start off the clay season in a good way.