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vw.
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:09 AM
SOLID start of the tourney for Venus. Great serving stats, (never faced a BP all match) and great stats overall.

Keep up the AWESOME play! :banana:

tonythetiger
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:09 AM
Good Job Venus! Take the title!

5 Aces!!

bridgepea
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:10 AM
You go girl. Now win that title:worship:

Callystarr
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:10 AM
Yeah looks like Venus got stronger as the match went on. Looks good for her.

vw.
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:11 AM
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3038/untitledkg5.jpg

Great stats. Plus: BAGEL! :drool:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:11 AM
Congrats Venus!!! Nice win and nice serving (in the first set) ;)

cancelled1
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:11 AM
Good win Venus:)
Keep it up!;)

bridgepea
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:11 AM
never even faced a break point. Now I can go to bed

vettipooh
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
:woohoo: Go Vee!!! 5 aces!! Nice!!

cartmancop
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
Nice start, still on a good roll..:) Not really rusty from the looks of it which is a good sign for Vee in the 1R :D

Callystarr
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
yay!

tonythetiger
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
Yes she did. I was hoping for a bagel. Seldom does Vee score bagels these days. I hope she wins this title.

Expat
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
nice win venus specially impressive on second set

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
in 50 mins ;)

Knizzle
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:12 AM
wow a bagel from Venus, that's rare these days.

Cat's Pajamas
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:13 AM
Pleasing match from the stats. Good work Venus! :yeah:


The only thing a bit iffy was the 1st Serve % but it's all gravy :dance:

tonythetiger
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:13 AM
never even faced a break point. Now I can go to bed

Exactly! I only stayed up to cheer her on. I've got to get to bed too because I've got a plan to catch in the morning.

vw.
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:14 AM
Pleasing match from the stats. Good work Venus! :yeah:


The only thing a bit iffy was the 1st Serve % but it's all gravy :dance:

If we MUST be picky, she should've broken Rodionova earlier in the first set, as she had a very low 1st serve %. ;)

supergrunt
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:14 AM
:D Good job V!

supergrunt
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:14 AM
who does she play next?

vw.
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:15 AM
winner of Razzano vs. Shvedova.

heytennis
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:15 AM
Is that the only night match?

vettipooh
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:15 AM
Good job, Vee!! :banana: Nice stats. Love the bagel. :cool:

geoepee
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:16 AM
*death* at the sharpie cartoon

GOOOO VENUS!
Green Flag

vw.
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:16 AM
Match pics!!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.e574a7d79ae84776a7d5ed3b94435152.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp109.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.7d7ffd1c9ef54cf6a9f61d5522eadce3.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp108.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070731/i/r2168476039.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.42962783ee23478093d566a164d432b2.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp110.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070731/i/r2539867188.jpg

Janet
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:17 AM
Great JOB Venus!!

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:17 AM
She's wearing her Wimbledon outfit :)

Infiniti2001
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:17 AM
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2695/image1qq1.jpg

Expat
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:18 AM
can someone upload the match for the benefit of American sufferers
I cant believe India gets live feed and we dont

tennisIlove09
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:19 AM
Nicely done Vee!

vettipooh
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:19 AM
Wow! Wimbly outfit!:hearts:

starin
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:20 AM
good start but rodionova really isn't that great of a player. But very solid start for venus especially considering that she tends to start very slowly in her first matches at tournaments.

This is the first bagel given by Venus this year!!!! :hearts:
Now I just hope she picks up her 1st serve % and keeps her UE down.
Good luck in the next round Venus!!!

cometz9
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:20 AM
Keep It Up Venus :yeah:

Foxy
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:21 AM
Well I can tell you guys have not watched Venus in her beginning days. If you had, then you'd know that Venus never really bageled players, and she never tried to blow opponents off the court.

Here you guys go again talking about the first round. The first rounds are not to blow the opponents off the court. They are for you to work out your kinks, and not get eliminated.

You are suppose to save yourself physically and mentally for the quarters, semi's and the final.

daniel122292
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:21 AM
how many UE did she have?

darrinbaker00
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:22 AM
Six-three, six-love, no break points faced, done in fifty minutes. You can't ask for much more out of a first-round match. ;)

LindsayRulz
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:23 AM
Venus :yeah:

Paneru
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:24 AM
Greatness(hair), now people can shut up about it! :p ;)

tae04
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:24 AM
cool

Infiniti2001
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:24 AM
how many UE did she have?

2 and 5 aces :p

vw.
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:26 AM
More pics!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.b0e4de44c68d4d9eb5e08cdd71c68dad.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp111.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070731/i/r1109011927.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.cd2d6907d62f4f84838ee8e5b0c3fea6.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp112.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070731/i/r4019649720.jpg

StarDuvallGrant
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:27 AM
Congrats Venus! :clap:

ASP0315
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:27 AM
Expected win

AcesHigh
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:29 AM
Wow... Vee looks great!!! Keep your winning streak alive :D

moon
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:30 AM
Expected win

yes, but I didn't expect it to be so quick. :D
Hopefully she can keep this up!

Sally Todd
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:30 AM
Good job Diva V. :hearts: Win this thing.

But what I really wanna know is: did Rodionova pitch a fit? :help:

Venus sure gave her a reason to go BALListic. But maybe she likes bagels.
:lol:

Foxy
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:31 AM
Manatee crack me up talking about Venus' first serve in this tournament. Her first serve won her Wimbledon. I think you need to be worried about Maria's first serve and Hingis' first serve.

I keep telling you guy the first rounds are not to blow the opponent off the courts. It's to work on all the kinks in your game and not peak too soon. Venus served very well. I believe the game was over in less that 50 minutes.

She doesn't have to blow the players off the court, she just has to get to the next round and peak in the quarters, semi's and final.

Didn't you learn anything from Wimbledon and the AO.

Paneru
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:31 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070731/i/r3809541208.jpg

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:31 AM
Nice win V :yeah:

darrinbaker00
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:34 AM
Manatee crack me up talking about Venus' first serve in this tournament. Her first serve won her Wimbledon. I think you need to be worried about Maria's first serve and Hingis' first serve.

I keep telling you guy the first rounds are not to blow the opponent off the courts. It's to work on all the kinks in your game and not peak too soon. Venus served very well. I believe the game was over in less that 50 minutes.

She doesn't have to blow the players off the court, she just has to get to the next round and peak in the quarters, semi's and final.

Didn't you learn anything from Wimbledon and the AO.
W-R-O-N-G. When you have to win six matches in seven days, you don't want to spend any more time on court than necessary.

Il Primo!
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:38 AM
Good one Venus!Now I can sleep in peace! (it's almost 6am :o )

winone23
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:49 AM
yes, but I didn't expect it to be so quick. :D
Hopefully she can keep this up!

I didn't either, I looked at the score and it was 3-2, 40-30 on A-Rod's serve and I thought it was going to be a close match, then I came back to check the scores and to my shock the match was over.

winone23
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:50 AM
Congrats Venus keep it up!

Foxy
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:50 AM
darrinbarker,

If you've paid any attention to Venus' matches, she rarely goes over an hour unless she's just really struggling, which she isn't.

Go over Venus matches and you'll see, she actually plays fast.

You act like Venus doesn't know how many matches she has to play.

She has won the thing 3 times already.

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:52 AM
Amazing start for Venus' hardcourt season :D

venus_rulez
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:52 AM
Good Job Vee. Onward! :bounce:

-VSR-
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:52 AM
Great result from Venus. First bagel of the season. :yeah:

winone23
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:53 AM
Maybe it's just the pics, but it looks like Vee gained a bit of muscle.

Alexj
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:56 AM
WOW! what a shocker! :eek: lol.
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RJWCapriati
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:08 AM
That is really impressive

mike1
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:10 AM
good jo v

Mrs. Peel
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:11 AM
Lookin good Venus!!!!

darrinbaker00
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:12 AM
darrinbarker,

If you've paid any attention to Venus' matches, she rarely goes over an hour unless she's just really struggling, which she isn't.

Go over Venus matches and you'll see, she actually plays fast.

You act like Venus doesn't know how many matches she has to play.

She has won the thing 3 times already.
You said the first few rounds were for working out the kinks in your game, a la Wimbledon. I replied by saying that since Venus has to win six matches in seven days this week, she would want to get on and off the court as quickly as possible. My post was directed at you, not Venus.

LucasArg
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:12 AM
Good result Venus!!!:yeah:

Keep it going! :wavey:

starin
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:17 AM
Manatee crack me up talking about Venus' first serve in this tournament. Her first serve won her Wimbledon. I think you need to be worried about Maria's first serve and Hingis' first serve.

I keep telling you guy the first rounds are not to blow the opponent off the courts. It's to work on all the kinks in your game and not peak too soon. Venus served very well. I believe the game was over in less that 50 minutes.

She doesn't have to blow the players off the court, she just has to get to the next round and peak in the quarters, semi's and final.

Didn't you learn anything from Wimbledon and the AO.

:weirdo: i jsut said she needs to increase her first serve %. I didn't say she had to do it right now. u know just as she gets further in the tournament. And I never said she had a bad first serve. :rolleyes: so sensitive.

azza
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:19 AM
Def.

Foxy
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:33 AM
Manatee,

Her first serve isn't gonna be that high when the game was 6-3, 6-0. She only had to serve 4 times in the first match and 3 in the second. She broke the girl quite a bit.

Like I said, it's the other player who you should worry about. You know the ones who play tournament after tournament, but can't seem to win a slam.

PatrickRyan
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:36 AM
Maybe it's just the pics, but it looks like Vee gained a bit of muscle.
I agree :D
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/pacomexican/venus.jpg

austennis
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:43 AM
YAY VENUS Well Done.. Go on and take this title

austennis
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:45 AM
Nice to see Venus changing her outfit lol... come on venus bit of change is good

mdterp01
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:49 AM
Yay Venus!! :worship: Great start to the US Open series! I just hope Venus stays healthy. I want her to make some nice runs in these tournaments and would love to see her win a title or two but most importantly I want her to stay healthy and at 100% for the Open. These tournaments are nice but its the slams I want her to do her best in.

oceandrive
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:49 AM
She has gained muscle for sure,that will help with fuel.She really means business this summer,I hope this will culminate in a big win.She is ready for summer for sure and she is on a roll for sure.:bounce:

Pasta-Na
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:52 AM
good win, venus.

K-Dog
Jul 31st, 2007, 05:06 AM
Nice to see Venus changing her outfit lol... come on venus bit of change is good

Um, in 2002, 2004, and 2005, Venus wore her wimbledon outfit in her first few summer events. She debuts her new outfit at either New Haven (which she doesn't play anymore) or just at the USO.

sfselesfan
Jul 31st, 2007, 05:13 AM
Venus has obviously been more worried about her preparation than her clothing. Rightfully. Good win! Send a message.

SF

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 31st, 2007, 05:14 AM
Well done Vee. :D :hearts:

Ben.
Jul 31st, 2007, 05:56 AM
Nice thrashing of Bitchanova, Vee :yeah: dimolished her in 50 minutes & serving without facing a BP, just class :worship:

vwfan
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:50 AM
congrats Venus. nice way to transition to summer hardcourts. :D

serena_fan
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:52 AM
Go Venus

Hashim.
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:52 AM
:woohoo::dance:

dorotek23
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:55 AM
Good win for Venus:)

oreot23
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:58 AM
=]

Sexysova
Jul 31st, 2007, 07:46 AM
VEE!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship: :worship: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

The Dawntreader
Jul 31st, 2007, 08:14 AM
Superb opening win, serving great and by the looks of the pics on Yahoo- moving awesome!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Keep it going vee:D

Kenny
Jul 31st, 2007, 08:53 AM
Good job, V.

But does anyone else notice that when she does well in the first rounds she usually doesn't win the tournament. lol

Best of luck, Venus.. and WIN WIN WIN! :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:24 AM
great win Vee :yeah:

Chance
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:29 AM
nice win!

Why are people overanalysing this win?

Tennisaddict
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:36 AM
:yeah: Strong start of the tournament for Venus.

volta
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:39 AM
Go V :bounce:

Viktymise
Jul 31st, 2007, 10:26 AM
:bounce: Nicely done, i expected such a score ;) Keep it up please

vettipooh
Jul 31st, 2007, 11:17 AM
Nice to see Venus changing her outfit lol... come on venus bit of change is good

Bit of winning is even better!!!:lol: As long as she's healthy and playing and winning I don't care if she wears the same shyt for the rest of the year!!!:bounce:

Bijoux0021
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:10 PM
More pics!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.b0e4de44c68d4d9eb5e08cdd71c68dad.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp111.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070731/i/r1109011927.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070731/capt.cd2d6907d62f4f84838ee8e5b0c3fea6.carlsbad_ten nis_cadp112.jpg


Venus looks great in her Wimbledon outfit. She must be feeling great as well, which can only translate in playing better tennis.

RenaSlam.
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:14 PM
I like when V and Rena don't focus on their attire, it usually translates to a more focused champion.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:21 PM
omg what is up foxy??? you are too quick to disregard everyone....

nice win Venus :)

azinna
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:26 PM
Love the bagel.

Love the Wimb outfit. I think she looks, feels and plays her most athletic in it, so keep bringing it out tha closet!

V-MAC
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:29 PM
The short shorts are back :drool:

Anyway, great opening win Vee. Keep it up :bounce:

mykarma
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:37 PM
Venus looks great in her Wimbledon outfit. She must be feeling great as well, which can only translate in playing better tennis.
Vee must have forgotten to speak to Martina N. about wearing that outfit. :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:55 PM
Vee must have forgotten to speak to Martina N. about wearing that outfit. :lol:

LOL LOL :lol:

Viktymise
Jul 31st, 2007, 02:00 PM
The hot pants are great :yeah:

Kunal
Jul 31st, 2007, 02:14 PM
keep goin veeee

TennisGuy21
Jul 31st, 2007, 02:16 PM
wow, great display Venus, dont play with these girls! Take your USO title!

Stamp Paid
Jul 31st, 2007, 02:18 PM
If Venus gets a strong rhythm going by the US Open - watch out. :scared:

xr6turbo
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:02 PM
Go Venus! http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/dlandy22/face2.jpg

SV_Fan
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:21 PM
Ms.Vee looks bigger now compared to Wimbledon and the french Open
Good win by Vee she has a good chance of winning the title and maybe the U.S. Open.

new-york
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:52 PM
yay.

nice start.
i hate now being able to watch her matches.

ce
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:05 PM
:drool:

serenafan08
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:16 PM
WTG Venus! :yeah:

serenafan08
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:17 PM
If Venus gets a strong rhythm going by the US Open - watch out. :scared:

My thoughts exactly!!!

Direwolf
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:24 PM
FoXy:rolleyes:

so.. you expect Venus to play poorly so that you would be satisfied?
what do you think she did, last week on her off??

its not like she didnt do anything and lie down on her sofa for the entire weekk...
she went on the court and fixed her "kinks"

everyone has the right to win a Bagel,
Venus worked hard enought for a bagel
and she deserved one to show that she is serious
enought to have one...

Mind you, she lost 3 games...
and i bet that as a champion as she is...
she still isnt THAT satisfied untill she get the title..!!

Direwolf
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:25 PM
ooh...
and i want Vee to wear
that green shorts
that she wore in UCLA
while training...

moor
Jul 31st, 2007, 04:49 PM
Love the bagel.

Love the Wimb outfit. I think she looks, feels and plays her most athletic in it, so keep bringing it out tha closet!


A bit of superstition perhaps;)

although i am inclined to believe that she enjoys showing off her legs for the benefit of someone very close to her :lol: :angel:

Bremen
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:35 PM
I'm very happy about this. I'm just praying she keeps herself injury free. I want the best player in the world to be at the us open!!!

GracefulVenus
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Looks like playing WTT has some benefits! Well done Venus!

Zweli
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:54 PM
Iam pleased Vee, good luck in your second round.

Denise4925
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:58 PM
Well done Vee :yeah:. Somebody give me some info on this tourney. I've been out of the loop, tenniswise.

tennisbum79
Jul 31st, 2007, 10:00 PM
Ms.Vee looks bigger now compared to Wimbledon and the french Open
Good win by Vee she has a good chance of winning the title and maybe the U.S. Open.

I agree. She did look too thin in Wimby.
I think looks more "normal" now for lack of a better word.

Neptune
Jul 31st, 2007, 10:20 PM
I call this "Good work" :drool: