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tennisbuddy12
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:23 PM
Good match by Tatiana. She played well and Vee had errors after errors.

nouf
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:23 PM
This match was great and tati was awesome!
merci Tati!!!!!!!

ViennaCalling
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Congrats Tati :bounce:

Venus :hug:

tennisbuddy12
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
I was the first to post....vee had 29 UE

RJWCapriati
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
So many errors - fittingly - it ended on an error.

Natash.
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

narrisch
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Tati :hearts: :woohoo:

pcrtennis
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
This match wasn't great. Venus hit a million UEs and lost it. Poor loss for Venus, confidence still isn't back...what a shame.

mirzalover
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Venus played like crap and Tatiana didnt help her by getting so many balls back and hitting forehand to forehand rallies

Lulu.
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Great win Tati :woohoo:

Now please win this tournament :yeah:

Williams Rulez
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Venus... :(

pcrtennis
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
This match wasn't great. Venus hit a million UEs and lost it. Poor loss for Venus, confidence still isn't back...what a shame.

vw.
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
oh venus.
im interested in hearing what she has to say after this one.

TomTennis
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
What was with Venus today, first 3 points she played where terrific, then feel to pits and went down 6-2 4-0

THEN, came back to 4-3 with sum great guts, then fell to pits again!!!

What was with her today!? I hope they play again in Charleston because I know Venus will want revenge.

Onto Chalreston, Im looking forward to it because Venus will have to up her game if she is to win the title.

The Daviator
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Wow :eek: The funny thing is, it could have been even more comprehensive for Tati :o

Vee :hug:

junlee_vee
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Maybe I'm not meant to watch Venus on TV, everytime I do, she plays like complete shit!

See you in Charleston Venus.:(

Vaidisova
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Sad to see Venus like this. Hope she can get it together soon.

Congrats Tati, she played some great points especially at net!

BigBabeTENNIS
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
say old crap from venus

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
tatiana!!! so proud of you!

dexx80
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
now Ana have good chance for final

tennisbum79
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Good match from Tatiana.

Congrats.

Venus needs to reassess and retool her game.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Awesome performance from Tatiana, it was a pleasure to see her playing like this :D
I should have bet more vcash on her :o

Russianboy
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
OMG VENUS!!!!!!!!!!:fiery: :mad: :o
How can you loose against a player like that? :confused:

Tennisaddict
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Well done to Golovin on playing a very good match. She deserved to win.

Venus, when are you going to stop making a thousand errors disabling yourself to even get into a match :rolleyes:
Anyway, good luck in Charleston.

nouf
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
no, tati was better!

égalité
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Tatiana! :woohoo:

That volley at 4-3 30-40 was delicious :hearts:

TomTennis
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
oh venus.
im interested in hearing what she has to say after this one.

same, hearing her interviews always help me get over these types of losses, matches that she should be winning.

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
What was with Venus today, first 3 points she played where terrific, then feel to pits and went down 6-2 4-0

THEN, came back to 4-3 with sum great guts, then fell to pits again!!!

What was with her today!? I hope they play again in Charleston because I know Venus will want revenge.

Onto Chalreston, Im looking forward to it because Venus will have to up her game if she is to win the title.


i agree. with her form, she's not even a close favorite for the title. go serena!

Myggen
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Please stop making excuses. Golovin played GREAT and Venus couldn't handle it. End of story.

Fired
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
yay that's my Tati!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

GracefulVenus
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Pitiful F****** Match Venus Williams.

LindsayRulz
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
:sad:

Vacant
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Under 40% of points won on first serve by Venus. :tape:

Tati tried to let her back in, but it seems Vee didnt want it. :lol:

Oh well, please get to the final Tati. :)

felipemiami
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Wooohooooo!! Great Win Tati!!

hingisGOAT
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
:haha:

Venus was crushed by Golovin once again. It was never close except for Golovin's choke in the second set. As usual Venus is simply not skilled enough to beat quick, steady baseliners...

clay-court tennis :bowdown: :worship:

Helen Lawson
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Tatiana is not very good. Venus officially sucks. :sad:

Lunaris
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
:bounce: YES!!! :bounce:

Philip
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
:yeah: Tatiana! :D

Win the title!

tennis ace
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Venus will never make the top 15 again.

:haha: She's a Williams nough said.......
Congrats Tati :) Venus do it up at Wimby.... sorry but you're not doing shit on clay this year:lol:

dybbuk
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
allez Tati! :woohoo:

Iceland
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Tati ... just great :worship:

Blackbeat
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
im really disappointed by Vee...what an ugly match...where is her forehand??

pls dont play Charleston...not in this shape...didnt see her in so bad shape...

congratz Tati :kiss:

Natash.
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Some of those drop shots and volleys were :drool:

stefi62
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Wow Tati, what a match! :eek:

You are the heiress! :worship:

©@®eLess
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Golovin has a really good chance to win the title.
Let's see if Ivanovic continues the tradition in H2H

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Can someone upload this?

Congrats to Tati :hearts:, she really owns Venus. :p Venus... try to step it up in time for the French.

LDF
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Tati :banana: :D

She played a very smart match overall, and did well to remain composed in the last game after seeing that big lead disappear :yeah:

Venus made too many UEs, especially off the FH, and generally she just seemed a little unsure of herself on court. She showed good fight in the 2nd set, but wasted her opportunity by making 3 horrid errors immediately :shrug:

Match stats

First serve %:
Tati - 60%
Venus - 54%

Aces:
Tati - 1
Venus - 1

Double Faults:
Tati - 2
Venus - 2

Winners:
Tati - 13
Venus - 21

Unforced Errors:
Tati - 13
Venus - 29

BPs won:
Tati - 5/9
Venus - 2/2

sweetpeas
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Great win Tati

Venus play ?

Neptune
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Good job Tati.:worship: .

Infiniti2001
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Good, Venus needs some more of those defeats-- maybe then and only then she will change her game :tape:

FrenchY52
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Yehahhh !! Tati showed her great serve, great forehand, great passing-shots, great footwork
And great volleys :eek: !!

~Kiera~
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Tati :bounce:

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Congrats Tati!:)

Nicolás89
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:29 PM
someone finally stoped all this hyped talk after the memphis final, glad it was tatiana

BigBabeTENNIS
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:29 PM
venus awfull

XCoco
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:30 PM
:yeah: Tatiana! :yippee: .

She played very well but Venus sucked too to be honest.

Hashim.
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:31 PM
yayyyyyyy..

Geertvg
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Very, very, very smart play from Tati, deep groundstrokes, nice variation, and really beautiful points. Got shaky at 4-0 but finished off nicely.... Great display Tati, you simply were the ebst today, as expected on clay! Proud of my Tati!

:yeah:

Stamp Paid
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:32 PM
So THIS is the NEW Venus?!!?!

tonythetiger
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:32 PM
I never felt comfortable about Venus winning this match. Venus has to address her errors, but Tati played very well and she as a consistent forehand. I wish Venus would add the slice drop shot to her game. Tati used it on her at least twice. Most of Vee's opponents play so far in the backcourt that a slice drop would keep them guessing, draw them it and then she could go for a passing shot. At least Venus served a little better, but she gave far too many free points away. I refuse to be depressed about this loss, I'm moving on.

Frode
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Very impressive from Golovin. Off course we all know she only won because of Venus UE or/and her 22 different injuries or whatever.

But I was still impressed.

H2H against Ana is 0-5:help:

Maybe that will improve tomorrow?

I hope not;)

hacberto
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Oh man, I'm just sick of seeing this type of perfomances by Venus
Error and Error
Sick, Sick of it.

You don't win like that Venus
You need to to something else

What's wrong with you baby??

Please tell me becuase I want to know that
I really want to know if you are going to play as the 5 time Champion and a great tennis player that you are or just be a doll of confidence for other players that you must be beating right now and you're don't.

I'm sorry
I love you but that's what I think
I'm not going to cry anymore for your losses because I'm realizing you're not learning a thing from your losses.

I mean come on, whats up with you Vee?
I don't blame Richard for saying those hard comments about you.

Wake up!!

By the way congratulations Golovin

Geertvg
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Great, smart display from Tati, deep grounstrokes, varied game, delicious drop shots, and patient tennis. She found an answer to everything and Venus got desperate... Expected easy win on claycourt, but the way she did it was awesome. Proud of you Tati! :yeah:

Hashim.
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:36 PM
yayyyyyyyyyyy

Kenny
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:38 PM
Sad for Venus, but I knew it was going to happen. That's why I didn't bet .. cuz I can't bet against V.

Mina Vagante
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:44 PM
:sad:

MistyGrey
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:47 PM
:woohoo:Tati!

V-MAC
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:47 PM
First of all, congrats to Tati. She played a great match. Her returns of serve were quite something else and she served very well too. ;)

Venus, what can I say :sad: That very first game was awesome with all that agression and moving forward and then it suddenly all fell apart :o Same ol same ol with serve and forehand issues unfortunately and I wasn't even convinced by that mini-second set comeback coz I just knew the confidence wasn't quite there to build on it and carry it through. Still, nudging up the rankings and I guess just need to play as many matches as possible :shrug:

Effy
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM
:hearts: :eek: Tati :devil: :woohoo:
great win! she did it once again :rocker:

Venus :hug:

tonythetiger
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM
I never felt comfortable about Venus winning this match. Venus has to address her errors, but Tati played very well and she as a consistent forehand. I wish Venus would add the slice drop shot to her game. Tati used it on her at least twice. Most of Vee's opponents play so far in the backcourt that a slice drop would keep them guessing, draw them it and then she could go for a passing shot. At least Venus served a little better, but she gave far too many free points away. I refuse to be depressed about this loss, I'm moving on.

trufanjay
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Sad, just sad. That was a mess from Venus. Venus needs to find her game quick. I'm tired of waiting until Wimbledon to see great tennis.

Serena!
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:56 PM
venus...

jamatthews
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Consistent depth + good returning = 100 errors

Ryan
Apr 6th, 2007, 06:59 PM
I hope Tati can play this way against Ivanovic tomorrow, she NEEDS a win against her. Plus if she plays Nadia in the final, could a title finally be in her future?

Mynarco
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Golovin:kiss:

Hope that you can beat Ivanovic and get into the final:hearts: :woohoo:

swiss
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:01 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
bravo Tati

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:01 PM
I knew it :sad:

COME ON VEE! Get it together :hug:

AJZ.
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:01 PM
Venus will never make the top 15 again.

You're quick to judge, don't you think? She's already nearly top 30, isn't she?

Pick it up next tournament, Venus ;)

Slutiana
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Well Done Golovin...played amazing :bounce: nd as for venus come on slow it down stop trying to kill every ball...shes not match fit and shes playing on her worst surface so why?? she should just play herself into the matches the way serena did...

Well Done tati tho....go out and BATTER Ivanovic!! Break the duck against her!!

Brooks.
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Venus.Sucks.Clay.

that's all I can really say...She's gonna have to play Rome or Berlin if she really even wants to make a run at Roland Garros...I'm just so disappointed in this type of match..she talks a big game but she's got a lot of work to do...

Venus just has way too much time on clay and her strokes are technically a mess

nouf
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
http://www.tatiana-golovin.fr/AmeliaIsland2007GolovinvsVenus.php

Mark Spruce
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:07 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070406/capt.ddf971f064b64b26ba784bed7d86c869.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc205.jpg

jazar
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:07 PM
easy win. tati didnt need to play well, all she had to do was keep the ball in court cos williams was soo shit

Viktymise
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:07 PM
:o Vee was a mess at times today, she still needs more events to get her confidence back unfortunatley :sad:

Mark Spruce
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:07 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070406/capt.700a500f9be34727891cce161a6fcac8.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc207.jpg

Mark Spruce
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:10 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070406/capt.28e0968649e8443a987c2a9712fdc458.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc208.jpg

KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:10 PM
:) Tati

Crazy 4 Anci
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Great win Tati!!!

junlee_vee
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Consistent depth + good returning = 100 errors

You must've missed all the errors she hit while inside the baseline and in the middle of the court.:rolleyes:

timafi
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:12 PM
good job working on those volleys with Loic because some of them were :devil: :eek: :yeah:
good serves and good defense :yeah:
good match Tati :woohoo:

Kipling
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:12 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070406/capt.700a500f9be34727891cce161a6fcac8.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc207.jpg

Were her boobs sweating? Or was she lactating?

Craigy
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:14 PM
OMG I'm so happy :D That was a great match from Tati. 2nd set should have been 6-0 Tati :p

rrfnpump
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Tati could have won 61 60 or something like that if she didnt start to choke being up 40 in the second set. She played a rock-solid match and didnt make too much errors, congrats, Tati :)

Venus on the other hand was awful, she doesnt have a plan B like Serena has, she just keeps thrashing the ball and makes catastrophal errors.

Frode
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Oh BTW I think Golovin looked better today then in those dresses she usually wears:yeah:

rockwithme
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:16 PM
omg!! :eek: had a feeling vee would be in an erratic form thus giving tati a win but epected a much tighter scoreline!!

anyway :woohoo: for tati!! with jankovic out, tati is guaranteed a place in the final :yeah:

i'm hoping her wta single title drought will be popped :p

Uranus
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Embarrassing loss for Venus :scared:

Derek.
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Tati. :yeah:

Venus, that was terrible. :tape:

gmak
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:22 PM
congrats Tati! :yeah: :woohoo: :D

i'm positive Tati will make the final now, and who knows? :shrug:
she might end her drought on Sunday ;)

stefi62
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Oh BTW I think Golovin looked better today then in those dresses she usually wears:yeah:


I totally agree! :worship:

-VSR-
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:23 PM
I'm getting used to the disappointing loses. I'm actually more surprised whens he wins easily (ex. Memphis final).

Anyway, Serena's playing next week and I believe in her soooo much more than Venus. I never worry as much and right now Venus is showing exactly why she isn't a top player.

Kai
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Tati :woohoo:
Vee :hug:

yukon145
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:24 PM
great win Tati. looks like your doubles play in miami payed off. she had some great drop shots and net play.

best of luck in the semis.

starin
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:26 PM
:help: beating Venus doesn't even mean anything anymore. All you have to do is keep the ball in play and watch Venus self destruct.

vesanto
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Well, I like Golovin so I am happy for her but I can't help to feel very frustrated. Venus' game was awful, sometimes she looked drunk on court because her footwork was terrible! :tape:

I don't remember watching her playing so badly ever and where the hell is her backhand? That magnificient shot that used to give her so many victories. In the few rallies backhand to backhand, she didn't do anything and she quickly passed to the forehand side (very wise move :rolleyes: ), where Golovin is clearly more consistent.

Another thing, where is her serve? Although she only made 2 double falts, her 1st serve was completely ineffective (some of them seemed like 2nd serves :help: ).

And by the way, have you forgotten how to use the angles in your shots, she is always playing shots down the line that most of the times go to the middle of the court and that, in clay is even worst.

I don't know what it is happening with you but you really have to work on your game! You need it!

vesanto
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:30 PM
I'm getting used to the disappointing loses. I'm actually more surprised whens he wins easily (ex. Memphis final).

Anyway, Serena's playing next week and I believe in her soooo much more than Venus. I never worry as much and right now Venus is showing exactly why she isn't a top player.


There is no need to be so harsh! And Venus is a top player, how dare you say something like that? I understand your first comment, we are getting used to these disappointing losses but you can´t say Venus is not a top player. 6 months ago no one was saying that Serena would be where she is right now and lots of people said she was not a top player anymore, so be careful, you might have to eat your own words.

piercerocks
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:33 PM
good match from tatiana. i think she was just letting venus hit the errors but then she realized toward the end that venus was going to come back, so she got aggressive and it paid off. there were flashes of the old venus though. allez tati!!

carling
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Really not surprising. However, Venus sucked today. I can't believe the wild errors she was making. I just don't understand why she doesn't add more topspin and grind out the rallies when she's making that many errors. Venus moves well and is clearly very fit. She looks fantastic! Venus should have been more patient and worked the ball around rather than continuing to hit flat shots that were flying on her. After a mini comeback, Venus played a very bad game at 3-4 in the second set, which pretty much sealed her fate. Had she won that game, anything could have happened. Everybody has bad days, but I'm disappointed.

That said, I love me some Tati! It's great to see her playing well. She also looks very fit and a few pounds lighter. Tati really needs to win a tournament soon though. She's 19 years old and has been a pro since 2002. Her contemporaries (Ivanovic, Peer, Nicole V.) all have tournaments wins, so it's time for Tati to step up. You can only be a player with "potential" for so long.

Can't wait to see how she does against Ivanovic tomorrow.

Just Do It
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Tatiana played too good !

GogoGirl
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:40 PM
Hey All,

Venus has won several titles on clay. Nothing against Tati and good on her - but she hasn't won any. I mean really! When Venus was winning her titles on clay - someone had to be on the other end losing thruout the tourney up until the final. That is just as it will be @ this tourney.

Tati just happened to beat Venus today. Tati has a very nice game, and I like to watch her play. Venus has a very nice game and I love to watch her play. No one likes to witness a sloppy error filled match by anyone. Venus had 29 errors - so she was the most erratic. And that fact certainly didn't help her cause, but she had won three matches before today's, so she is getting some matches in and getting match tough.

I'm just glad she is still out there trying.

Is it the end of the world because she lost? I think not! Can improve on clay and/or over all? I think so! All players can improve. And she did make the FO final before. Has any of the players at this tourney made the FO final? I thought not.

Some so-called fans sure are fickle. They've been praising Venus for winning three straight matches, after having played on three straight days - but when she is off her game - they want to crucify her and tell her she sucks on clay and can't improve even this year? What???!!! How short some folks' memories are - indeed. All she has to do is improve. There were doubters that declared she nor her sister would make a FO final - and we know what happened there.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/2002/french_open/news/2002/06/04/french_tuesday_ap/

"GET ON THE GOOD FOOT - VENUS" "KEEP FIGHTING AND IMPROVING" "REMEMBER THE FO FINAL - 2002" "YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN - GIRLFRIEND - W/YOUR RICH IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE - SELF"

Pilongo
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Well done Tatiana.
Good luck for tomorrow!

winone23
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Better luck next time Venus.

hurricanejeanne
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:49 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Allez Tati!
Goodluck in the semifinals.

junlee_vee
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:53 PM
I'm getting used to the disappointing loses. I'm actually more surprised whens he wins easily (ex. Memphis final).

Anyway, Serena's playing next week and I believe in her soooo much more than Venus. I never worry as much and right now Venus is showing exactly why she isn't a top player.

Then maybe you should take the "V" out of your user name.:o

Sylwiiia
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Venus has to do something with her game. She played awful today. Tati did good job but Venus was total disappointment :( It looks like Vee forgot how to play tennis :( :( :( :(

nhissan
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:54 PM
oh venus.
im interested in hearing what she has to say after this one.

yeah me too

seriously now I understand why Richard is upset :(

Monica_Rules
Apr 6th, 2007, 07:55 PM
Tati:)

Saw all the match, tati played so well, Venus not so good, a lot to work on before the french

mykarma
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:03 PM
Tatiana is not very good. Venus officially sucks. :sad:
:lol::lol::lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:05 PM
I'm getting used to the disappointing loses. I'm actually more surprised whens he wins easily (ex. Memphis final).

Anyway, Serena's playing next week and I believe in her soooo much more than Venus. I never worry as much and right now Venus is showing exactly why she isn't a top player.

Real fans don't lose confidence in the midst of a 9-2 season :o

She had a bad loss, get over it, she'll be FINE!

junlee_vee
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Real fans don't lose confidence in the midst of a 9-2 season :o

She had a bad loss, get over it, she'll be FINE!

Thank you!:)

mykarma
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Can someone upload this?

Congrats to Tati :hearts:, she really owns Venus. :p Venus... try to step it up in time for the French.
I wouldn't say that yet. Tati played a great match but Venus sucked.

*Jean*
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Well done Tati! Solid match :kiss: Now make the final :)

mykarma
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:10 PM
someone finally stoped all this hyped talk after the memphis final, glad it was tatiana
You are showing everyone what an idiot you are. How many times do you have to say the same thing. Are you going to post the same thing on every thread on wtaworld?:help:

Nicolás89
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:11 PM
You are showing everyone what an idiot you are. How many times do you have to say the same thing. Are you going to post the same thing on every thread on wtaworld?:help:

i think a thread about it and a reply in this thread is enough :p

ViennaCalling
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Well done Tati :hearts: :yeah:

Vee ... better luck next time :hug:

selyoink
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Excellent performance Tati! Hit with great depth and picked her spots to go for winners.

Now get some revenge against Ivanovic for all the one-sided defeats.

Venus as always was very erratic and paid the price for it.

Sefo
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Tati!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

Not to panic. Maybe a bad day for Venus or Venus is trying something new. But I haven't see it so no comment.

mygirlV
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Real fans don't lose confidence in the midst of a 9-2 season :o

She had a bad loss, get over it, she'll be FINE!

My first ever post on this board after being a member for waaay too long! I am just a reader. But I have to give you your dues---I always can count on Paneru, to give constructive criticism and insight to Venus' game, but you just climbed way up there too. We give up so quickly on people! Venus will be just fine, whether she wins another tourny or not:D! She will find her way.

Yasmine
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Tati! :worship: :hearts:

And I wish sometimes people were a bit more sport, whatever happened today to any of them, tati was the better player in the end and she won it, period.


And I agree with the poster above me Venus is a champion you should believe in her a bit more :yeah:

mykarma
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:18 PM
My first ever post on this board after being a member for waaay too long! I am just a reader. But I have to give you your dues---I always can count on Paneru, to give constructive criticism and insight to Venus' game, but you just climbed way up there too. We give up so quickly on people! Venus will be just fine, whether she wins another tourny or not:D! She will find her way.
:worship::worship::worship:

DavidEllul
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Great job tati

tennisjunky
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:26 PM
maybe just a bad matchup for venus. maybe tati is a problem player for her, it's possible.

FrenchY52
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:29 PM
I wouldn't say that yet. Tati played a great match but Venus sucked.

So what ? Venus sucks in something like 80% of her matches but she always wins them coz she's a champion. Today, for once, she was just not able to win playing badly :shrug:

Mightymirza
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:31 PM
maybe just a bad matchup for venus. maybe tati is a problem player for her, it's possible.

Yeah true..tati is bad news for a lot of big hitters out there..She brings soo many balls in court!! (remember her matches with sharpy :tape: ) I am surprised how ana owns tati..Anyways good win for tati and Vee get your act together..:tape:

Europe rocks
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Very well done Tati :) Solid win, maybe you can play like this more regularly

Il Primo!
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:36 PM
Damm Venus the score is embarrassing :unsure:
I really thought she were going to win it all.
Do better next time.:hug:

Well done Tatiana :yeah:

Rod the Bama
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Great win for Tati. :clap2: I echo everyone else`s sentiment on Venus. She looked terrible out there with all the unforced errors. She`s still not back to elite level yet. Anyway i`m looking forward to the semifinal matchup between Tati and Ana. I really would love to see a nice competive match between these two hotties. :drool:

Cat's Pajamas
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Venus, fuck that. :rolleyes: :mad: :help:

.Andrew.
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Sad match for Vee. She was hitting so many UE's.

Nice comeback from 4-0 to 4-3 but she couldn't keep up her own momentum.

Well done, Tati.

Mother_Marjorie
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Not surprised by the result. Congrats CCake! Venus just needs more matches.

mykarma
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:45 PM
So what ? Venus sucks in something like 80% of her matches but she always wins them coz she's a champion. Today, for once, she was just not able to win playing badly :shrug:
Who pushed your panic button? :shrug: Vee didn't just play badly, she sucked. I was only saying that because Tati beat Venus today it doesn't mean that she owns Venus.

BoucharDRules
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Congratulations, Golovin. :kiss: :D

cellophane
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:48 PM
You are showing everyone what an idiot you are. How many times do you have to say the same thing. Are you going to post the same thing on every thread on wtaworld?:help:

About 1,000,000 times less than people who said Memphis showed Venus was back in the top 10 after one tournament. :tape:

sky20748
Apr 6th, 2007, 08:55 PM
why are we always judging someone.there is always a winner and non-winner.and today was not venus day.tati kept the ball in play and allowed benus to just self destruct.it happens when venus pressures herself to come up with out right winners.and on clay you have to be patient and wait for your opening.it hurts though to see her out there struggling when she doesnt have to be struggling.i started watching tennis because of them.and i want to say this on the off chance that its read by many and related back to her and her camp.venus confidence is not there.serena went to nick boleteri's and venus needs to do the same.for one she has gone as far as she can with her coaches.there comes a time when you have to say ok i need help.i need outside help.she doesnt listen or cant comprehend that her loses are from stupid errors.these players arent beating her.she is giving it to them.venus you need an outside ear.fresh perspective.yes serena is good but so are you.hell u didnt get 5 grand slams for nothing.and the players that your losing to dont even have or will amass what you have.why are you letting them come in an steal your thunder girl.wake up please wake up.if your coaches truly wished u well they would get the extra help that you need and get you back to the venus ebony star williams that we know and love.its breaking our hearts to see this venus that is out there now.you can get away with that play with the lesser ranked girls.but u should not be allowing these girls to score wins on you in this manner.its one thing if they are blowing u out the water.but your over working yourself making foolish errors and for what.calm down and be patient.work on your serve.first and second.pick your spots and stop over hitting.do not go for the outright winner unless you have that opening.we as fans are tired of the same ole.this was ur tournament girl i felt it in my soul.you went out there and handed it to them.tighten up ur net play.if u cant tighten up ur game against these players.how are u going to go up against the big girls.i miss venus of old.please when u find her tell her that we are ready for her to return and give us and herself the enjoyment of tennis that she used to give us.we enjoy serena progressing.when are u going to step from behind her and become the big shot of old.venus please i beg u to seek the structure in your game that got you to what you amassed so far.please bring back the old venus or at least the new and improved venus.we miss you.stop going out there already defeated.you talk a good game in ur interviews.now its time to back it up.your a grown woman and u have game.now i am going to get real.girl u have talent stop letting it be wasted and letting these little chicas with no titles or grandslams punk you like this.get off your dam high horse and get that ass back in gear.you want to be on the court now act like it.

Sexysova
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:02 PM
wow TATI!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

new-york
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:15 PM
i have really a hard time dealing with this one.

Tatiana seemed to have played a good match, congrats. I'll be for Ana in the sf but if you beat my other fave:fiery::p, win your first title please, you deserve one.

Venus, long way to go.
I'll wait, but do it one day, please.

Josh.
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:15 PM
hell yeah..

tati owned :D

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:22 PM
I'm surprised Venus has won tournaments on Green clay. Her footing was so bad. She kept slipping all over the place.

4-3 in the second, she fights back from 4-0 down then hits a double fault and backhand in the net and a backhand wide, meaning Tati only had to hit one good shot to win the game and she did that with the volley (after Venus won two points). It was a disgusting match but to be honest for some reason I wasn't really that bothered. Normally when watching Venus I'm screaming at the TV but today I didn't. Hope Venus picks up her game soon!

Escape
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Allez Tati :banana:

tennisjunky
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:30 PM
You are showing everyone what an idiot you are. How many times do you have to say the same thing. Are you going to post the same thing on every thread on wtaworld?:help:

nolop is known to talk nonsense.

think some people saw what serena did and figured venus would do the same. they are not the same people and they have different games. venus will need more time. and i still think that it might just be a good match up for tati. some players have other players numbers, not so hard to believe. anyway, good win for tati. and sloppy play from venus, but not a bad player to lose to.

Highlandman
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:34 PM
I wished she would give me another birthday-gift, but yeah, not really :sad: :sad: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

But yeah, try to forget it and give 100% in Charleston etc. :angel: :sad:

volta
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Venus *applause* :rolleyes:

Tati you better start to play like that more often :fiery: :hug:

DunkMachine
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Venus, fuck that. :rolleyes: :mad: :help:

Yea my thoughts exactly. I don't mind Venus losing but at least put up a decent game. Stay focused, stay disciplined in your footwork so there are less unforced errors.

Very VERY dissapointing.

Dexter
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Congrats Tatiana. :yeah:

Venus was horrible though... one of the worst performances of her I've ever seen. :o She looked less comfortable on green clay than Szarapowa does on red dirt and that says something. :o

Ballbasher
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Tati :hearts: Awesome win!Get your first title here :devil:

The Dawntreader
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Congrats Tatiana. :yeah:

Venus was horrible though... one of the worst performances of her I've ever seen. :o She looked less comfortable on green clay than Szarapowa does on red dirt and that says something. :o

Surely not as bad as maria moving on red clay like a drunk giraffe :haha:

Venus ironically moves far better on slow red clay:o

najad
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:49 PM
i don't know what to say, it's :help: ...i'm so sad.. venus needs some help.
i didn't watch the match but come on, she keeps making errors .her confidence is too low right now... she needs to work hard and now if she can win at least two matches in a tournament that would be great!!!

The Dawntreader
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:53 PM
i don't know what to say, it's :help: ...i'm so sad.. venus needs some help.
i didn't watch the match but come on, she keeps making errors .her confidence is too low right now... she needs to work hard and now if she can win at least two matches in a tournament that would be great!!!

Well she's won 3 this week:rolleyes:

Demska
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:54 PM
:inlove:

tennisjunky
Apr 6th, 2007, 09:57 PM
venus fans can be just as nasty as the haters can about their favorite players, sad. never turn on masha or serena like some you did. can't win every match and bad losses happen to all players. get over it.

doris_hdz
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Congrats Tatiana...

Poor Venus!!

Kunal
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:08 PM
venus is so frustrating.

god!!!!!!

Jubilee
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Nice run to the QFs, Ms. Vee !
The more matches you get under your belt the more you will improve.
You have made great strides in your ascent to your rightful place in the WTA.

Congratulations, Ms. Golovin !

jubilee

sapir1434
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Tatiana :worship:

Nemesis
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:30 PM
:sad: when I realised they might broadcast Vee's match on Eurosport, she was already 2-6 0-3 down. When I watched, she bounced back up to 3-4. I thought, I'm being her lucky charm, but it soon faded.
Damn, Vee. Do better at Charleston, please!

cometz9
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:37 PM
I'm disappointed right now, Venus has not found her game yet but it's still early in the year and she has more tournaments to play until the French Open and Wimbledon. Certainly, Venus will want to hit the practice court more after this loss and get herself ready for Charleston. Good Luck!

Congrats to Tati :eek: :clap2: i wanted Venus to win this title but my 2nd choice would be her. She played really consistent and defended pretty well against Venus today, i hope she'll be confident going into tomorrow's match with Ana :scared: Let's get your first win over her Tati :rocker2:

Slampova
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Win something at last Tati :D To all those who expected Vee to thrash Tati... :ras::p

trufanjay
Apr 6th, 2007, 10:56 PM
I wonder how long Golovin can keep this up. Most of the time when someone beats a Williams sister people want to pump them up for the rest of the tournament. Then a round or two later they flop.

But I am a fan of Golovin so I hope she actually does something here. She is too good to have not held a trophy at least twice by now.

serenafann
Apr 6th, 2007, 11:05 PM
Why Venus why,please work on your forehand,serve,and a plan B when you are losing with plan A.

mykarma
Apr 6th, 2007, 11:08 PM
About 1,000,000 times less than people who said Memphis showed Venus was back in the top 10 after one tournament. :tape:
That's still not as often as you prove to be an ass.

tennisbear7
Apr 6th, 2007, 11:19 PM
That's still not as often as you prove to be an ass.

:haha:

Great win Tati!

RVD
Apr 6th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Firstly, congrats to Tatiana. It would appear that you are asserting yourself and 2007 just may very well turn out to be your best year yet. :D :cool:

And to Venus...http://deephousepage.com/smilies/jawdrop.gif
What happened to you?!? I mean, I don't mind you losing if you are giving it your all and the other player simply outplays you. But THIS...?!

I look at that score line and analyze your stats, and I easily come to the conclusion that you simply "SUCKED" today. I won't even entertain the possibility of an injury. :rolleyes:

Oh well, disappointing but somewhat expected. :shrug:
Come ready to play next time Venus!!! :mad:

Mother_Marjorie
Apr 6th, 2007, 11:52 PM
I wonder how long Golovin can keep this up. Most of the time when someone beats a Williams sister people want to pump them up for the rest of the tournament. Then a round or two later they flop.
Cheesecake has never won a tournament before, so if history rings true, she could lose, which has nothing to do with playing V. Willias

Chance
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Seems like 2004 all over again....

I guess I thought with good health, Venus's form will also improve.....Onwards to the next tournament, but V can you add some more variety to your game when your A game doesn't work.

delicatecutter
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:08 AM
Tati rocks my socks!

Great result for her!

She is coming along quite nicely!! :D

-SheLL-
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Tati :bounce:

sunset
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:25 AM
Down Goes Venus! :lol: :lol:

Yessssssssssssssss!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070406/capt.ab0c3175cb154baf860cd377370d7152.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc209.jpg

Njay16
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Please stop making excuses. Golovin played GREAT and Venus couldn't handle it. End of story.

Golovin did NOTHING special except get balls back in play. Venus, as usual, hurt herself. I'd like anyone to think of a player besides Serena who beat Venus because they outplayed her.

Brashkoala
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:47 AM
im so proud of tati. she played extremely well. she played within herself. served well, returned well, good groundtrokes, good volleys, good defense, good passing shots, always looking to get on the offense with the forehand. awesome match.

Filadidas
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Nice win!!!!

Fidello
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:56 AM
Sweet !!! :bounce: :worship:

mauresmofan
Apr 7th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Not making excuses for Venus but Jo Durie commented that when you have as much bandage as Venus had on her right hand (she reckoned for blisters) that it is impossible to get a good feel for how you are hitting the ball. Tatiana played a very smart game and was really careful to keep her UE count quite low. I hope she gets to the final.

Lindsayfanumber1
Apr 7th, 2007, 01:16 AM
Tati :banana:

mykarma
Apr 7th, 2007, 01:56 AM
Down Goes Venus! :lol: :lol:

Yessssssssssssssss!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070406/capt.ab0c3175cb154baf860cd377370d7152.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc209.jpg
Look whose back. :lol: You damn coward, guess you finally finished that crow Serena fed your sorry behind. :lol:

cellophane
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:03 AM
That's still not as often as you prove to be an ass.

Better than you talking out of your ass any day.

starin
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:14 AM
Better than you talking out of your ass any day.

shulllup

austennis
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Wow good win Tati... not many young girls with 2-0 h2h over Venus.. Hope u can do well.. COme on Tati & Ana should b awesome semi and hopefully winner takes all..

mm1147
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:25 AM
go win the tournament :)

cellophane
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:27 AM
shulllup

Good luck finding your pacifier.

plantman
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:34 AM
Great Win Tatiana .......:bounce: :bounce:

starin
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:55 AM
Good luck finding your pacifier.

why don't you go grab a pole and stick it up your a**

cellophane
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:02 AM
why don't you go grab a pole and stick it up your a**

Thanks, I'm not really in the mood... you should try it though... helps with the anger issues.

mykarma
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:02 AM
Better than you talking out of your ass any day.
Oh, did you find someone else's ass you liked talking out of better? :sad:

mykarma
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:05 AM
why don't you go grab a pole and stick it up your a**
:lol::tape:

lecciones
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:24 AM
Great Job Tatiana! Better luck next time Venus. OMG by the way saw the picture whats up with Venus hand? :(

starin
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:29 AM
Great Job Tatiana! Better luck next time Venus. OMG by the way saw the picture whats up with Venus hand? :(

she just had blisters. no excuse for the crappy performance she turned in.

Dunlop1
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Not making excuses for Venus but Jo Durie commented that when you have as much bandage as Venus had on her right hand (she reckoned for blisters) that it is impossible to get a good feel for how you are hitting the ball. Tatiana played a very smart game and was really careful to keep her UE count quite low. I hope she gets to the final.

I didn't watch the match or hear that comment, but this is the first thought that came into my head when I saw the pic on the previous page that sunset posted.

I was like, bandage on her hand??? How are you getting any feedback from your shots?
The feel will NEVER be the same as if there is no wrapping but some people can play with less feel. Particularly baseliners who hit with lots of topspin. That's not Venus's game though...

Anyhow, CONGRATS TATI! You're a doll!
I really like you... but...

I like Ana better. Increase the head to head Ana. Take the title. Your game is way more beautiful :hearts: (and so are you :hearts: )

DemWilliamsGulls
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:48 AM
I guess Venus is going to sit around and let Serena win everything ...come on big sister pull it together!!! I still love you though...

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:54 AM
Tati :yeah:

Marshmallow
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:55 AM
Bandage is for blisters.

Worst part of it all is that Venus can win most of these matches she loses easily, she is the better player. But her footwork today was awful, and clay is unforgiving of poor footwork. And she didn't show much patience either Tatiana didn't have to do anything great, but she played well.

Ana / Tati, please stop Petrova. I can't stand that cow.

cellophane
Apr 7th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Bandage is for blisters.

Worst part of it all is that Venus can win most of these matches she loses easily, she is the better player. But her footwork today was awful, and clay is unforgiving of poor footwork. And she didn't show much patience either Tatiana didn't have to do anything great, but she played well.

Ana / Tati, please stop Petrova. I can't stand that cow.

I guess she is winning Wimbledon then. :D

Love-seles
Apr 7th, 2007, 04:18 AM
Please anybody win but Petrova! i just can't seem to like this girl

nytrainer
Apr 7th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Tati, very nice and solid play.

Venus, keep your head up. All champions fight through the hard times.

Tati is not a good match up for Venus on clay.

Hopefully Venus can learn from this loss and add some spin to her shots (which she can do somewhat) and play more patiently until an opening presents itself. When Venus plays on clay against players like Tati, Venus can only win by working the points. She cannot blow them off the court.

As for the serve, I am not sure what she can do. She needs to maybe play mixed doubles so she can practice serving under pressure (I think she did this in Wimbledon 2005 when she won). Her poor serving if affecting every aspect of her game. If she cleans up her serving she is back in the top 3 in the world.

junlee_vee
Apr 7th, 2007, 05:15 AM
venus fans can be just as nasty as the haters can about their favorite players, sad. never turn on masha or serena like some you did. can't win every match and bad losses happen to all players. get over it.

I admit that I'm that way sometimes, it's just my initial reaction. Sometimes I don't understand why she can't keep the ball in play!

But you are too right!:)

serenafan08
Apr 7th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Venus just made way too many mistakes today. She didn't give herself a chance to get into the match because she missed too many shots. That aside, physically she's looking better than ever! So fit and healthy, and that dress looked great on her. Her skin is so dark - that's why bright colors look good on her. Once she gets her game together, she'll be a force again.

starin
Apr 7th, 2007, 05:32 AM
I admit that I'm that way sometimes, it's just my initial reaction. Sometimes I don't understand why she can't keep the ball in play!

But you are too right!:)

me too. I get upset when I see Venus playing like crap cuz I've seen her play well and its disappointing to see her lose to player she should not be losing to. What makes it worse is that when Venus is playing well its a joy to watch. I'm too hard on her cuz I am anxious for her to finally play well consistently and return to the top of women's tennis where she belongs.

nsquare
Apr 7th, 2007, 05:41 AM
vee had so many UEs.she still has a long way to go before wimbledon.

Shimizu Amon
Apr 7th, 2007, 07:31 AM
Too bad Vee.

Yay Tati :yeah:

Berlin_Calling
Apr 7th, 2007, 07:55 AM
please win the title Tatiana! venus fans shouldnt fret too much. watching this match reminded me so much of Rome 2000 where Dokic def. Venus 6-2 6-1. Venus went on to reach the quarters of RG and we all know what happened at Wimbledon and the US. Shell get her shit together, for sure. As for Tati, I hope she doesnt have the same fate at Jelena :o:sad:

brodle1
Apr 7th, 2007, 08:08 AM
Venus...error after error....maybe she could do with some different coaching. These error-festival matches seem to plague her throughout her career. It was painful to watch, and a big fan of neither player I was really hoping for some good stuff and didn't care who won. Clearly her current method doesn't work for her - I know she can string together some good matches and win big ones, but overall if she were to get some outside help she might be better off. I'm not saying a different coach is the solution, but at this point, why not try??

Williams-forever
Apr 7th, 2007, 08:19 AM
Venus played horrible. Tatiana played smart. End of story.

thetennisgirl
Apr 7th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Well done to Tati...just a pity Patty couldn't do the same!!!

Shoulderpova
Apr 7th, 2007, 08:59 AM
Venus :hysteric::fiery:

LucasArg
Apr 7th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Venus :sad:

Wayn77
Apr 7th, 2007, 09:45 AM
sub-standard performance from Williams but well played Golovin!

:inlove:
Apr 7th, 2007, 09:55 AM
That was just a comedy of errors from Venus. :lol: :sad: :o
Congrats Tati. :yeah: Consistency did the job!

Elwin.
Apr 7th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Tati :bounce:

hwanmig
Apr 7th, 2007, 11:10 AM
In two easy sets as I predicted:angel:. And for some light comedy

Golovin in two easy sets.

Don't count on it.:wavey:

tobi
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:12 PM
Congrats Tati.

Apart from one part btw 4-0 to 4-3 she played really well out there

Keep that going vs. Ivanovic too :devil:

treufreund
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:15 PM
I think the injury and lack of fitness did hurt Venus's level. Also hurting her were her VERY VERY BAD footwork on clay and the fact that Tati played smart and really came up with some good depth, good serving, good changes of pace and some really stunning stab/drop volleys and drop shots on key points.. you combine all of those things and you come up with a pretty clear smackdown.

Well done, Tati :hearts:

Venus :sad: :rolleyes:

Sha_ra_po_va
Apr 7th, 2007, 02:37 PM
I'm just glad someone gave venus a real beatdown! she is really annoying me recently with all her empty promises and lame, laboured fighting talk and is clearly much more bigheaded, lacking in manners and respectful than serena...less talented, too....

Mina Vagante
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:12 PM
good luck vs ana :D

Nicolas
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Tati :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

serena_fan
Apr 7th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Venus :help: :fiery: :sad: :confused: :mad: :o

and good win Tati :)

joaco
Apr 7th, 2007, 04:19 PM
YEEESSSS!!!!! Well done Tati

Hashim.
Apr 7th, 2007, 04:41 PM
she did well..

Stavie
Apr 7th, 2007, 04:55 PM
wwooww :eek: well done Tati! :yeah:
Venus? :help:

junlee_vee
Apr 8th, 2007, 10:06 PM
In two easy sets as I predicted:angel:. And for some light comedy

Oh I'm sure it just made your day that you were right.

Get a hobby.:o

Corswandt
Apr 9th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Complete self-destruction by Venus. Serve was ineffective, footwork was all over the place (literally), FH was off by kms. Only thing decent were the volleys. A few good points here and there, with Venus hitting the corners well from both sides and trying to build the points, but these got lost on the avalance of UEs. I lost track of how many decisive points Venus lost with wild errors, some completely out of the blue.

Golovin was just a spectator.