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Demska
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:48 AM
:)

Carofan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
Well Done Venus ;)

V-MAC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
Great first match of the year for Venus :bounce:

Andy.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
WOW what a start from Venus she means business. Loved the outfit too

Nemo_Kool
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
Onnnnn Firrreeeee!!!!

azza
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
wtf is this tournament?

Ben.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:51 AM
Well done Venus :yeah: very convincing victory & she looked so businesslike :D

Slutiana
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:51 AM
Played well.. Just needs to get to the net more... Allez Venus!

Why don't you hate Venus, Demska? Remember, shes related to Serena. :p

Paneru
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.8bdef3cf63734cffaa94442d6b573404.hong_kong_jb _group_classic_tennis_xvy106.jpg

vwfan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
Great! Nice to wake up to that news. Congrats, Vee. Take it all. :)

The Dawntreader
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
:bounce::clap2::bigclap:

Venus looked SOconvincing! She was moving superbly(as always) and her forehand was right on the money. Very few unforced errors, and her backhand was just awesome. I have a sneaky feeling she's modified the technique slightly during the off-season, because it looks very 2002/03 esque, with more disguise on the open stance.

Great way to start off '08!:D

Go Vee:bounce:

Oh btw, who does she play next?

xr6turbo
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:52 AM
Great work Venus! :yeah:

iPatty
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:56 AM
Ouch. Too good from Venus.

I'm afraid playing this exho was not the best choice, Peng. :tape:

supergrunt
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:03 AM
YAY VENUS!!! :aparty: :banana:

Modiac.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:04 AM
Venus was completely dominating on court and never gave Shuai any chance. :yeah:

Shuai,you still have a lot of work to do. :hug:

Video link:http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=12215899&postcount=142

wukenaihe
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:05 AM
Venus is just too good for Shuai...

frontier
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:07 AM
She looks so hot!Venus we love and wish you all the best in 2008 and beyond.

Paneru
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:10 AM
http://i2.tinypic.com/6urckds.jpg


Cute outfit!

Can't wait to see what
she has in store for OZ Open!

Nemo_Kool
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:20 AM
She plays winner of Dementieva/Ivanovic which is on in 40 minutes!!!!

*W*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:23 AM
She looks awesome!!!:hearts:
Congrats Venus i love you!!!!

Pasta-Na
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:25 AM
shuai :o

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:26 AM
:bounce::clap2::bigclap:b

Venus looked SOconvincing! She was moving superbly(as always) and her forehand was right on the money. Very few unforced errors, and her backhand was just awesome. I have a sneaky feeling she's modified the technique slightly during the off-season, because it looks very 2002/03 esque, with more disguise on the open stance.

Great way to start off '08!:D

Go Vee:bounce:

Oh btw, who does she play next?

are u talking about her backhand because i do think it was a little more of a weapon back then she could just do so much with the backhand. now that her her forehand has become some much more consistent and a better weapon i want her backhand to be more 2002/2003ish.

V-MAC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:29 AM
Venus was completely dominating on court and never gave Shuai any chance. :yeah:

Shuai,you still have a lot of work to do. :hug:

Video link:http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=12215899&postcount=142

Thanks for the link :)

Mcawen
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:38 AM
Wow I was very much impressed by how well Venus did in the match. She dominated Peng and was in control of the match. If she is playing like this, she's the one to watch in Melboune.

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:38 AM
i love thew racquet pj venus and serena have. its probably the best looking racquets on tour. i like it so much better than the white racquet venus was sporting.

*W*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:39 AM
http://i021.radikal.ru/0801/a2/74020c8e36e7.jpg

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:41 AM
Wow I was very much impressed by how well Venus did in the match. She dominated Peng and was in control of the match. If she is playing like this, she's the one to watch in Melboune.

i was worried that it would be tougher because even in an exo venus can be a little shaky in opening matches especially the serve (even against worse opponents than peng). i really hope she is fully fit and determined to win the ao and that her health issues are better and her stamina has increased from last year.

*W*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:42 AM
http://i030.radikal.ru/0801/09/82b198e22c47.jpg

*W*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:53 AM
http://i012.radikal.ru/0801/83/6f946c2dc48f.jpg

Shuji Shuriken
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:54 AM
Venus Williams :hearts: :worship: :hearts:. My Queen and my love is back :bounce:. Fucking hell...I missed her so bad :sobbing:. She looks so hot and i'm glad she totally ruled. LOVE the outfit :hearts: :worship: :hearts:. Missed you much Venus and I wish you can stay injury free throughout the season *crosses fingers*.
Woofuckinghoo :bounce:. Venus is back :worship:.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:59 AM
looks like the williams sisters are ready to kick some ass :D

volta
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:59 AM
finally :hearts: :hearts:

can someone tell me when is her match with the winner of Dementieva and ivanovic giong to start ? thank you

*W*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:09 PM
http://i034.radikal.ru/0801/19/6cd3bcfc0687.jpg

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:10 PM
Are Venus and Wozniacki friends. The've played each other a couple of times and I notice that they are playing doubles together.

andrewC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:17 PM
Very impressive Venus! :banana:
Shuai :o keep improving

frenchie
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:20 PM
Venus and Serena are playing with the same Wilson K blade

My next racket...

Ellery
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:51 PM
Venus :D :worship:
Shuai :o

tenn_ace
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:52 PM
well done Venus! :kiss:

V-MAC
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:01 PM
Are Venus and Wozniacki friends. The've played each other a couple of times and I notice that they are playing doubles together.

Not sure but they seem to form a good partnership:)

Michael!
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:05 PM
Great win Venus! :hearts:
Peng isnīt in good shape, but Venus hasnīt played since her match against Flavia!
So a 6-1,6-2 is clearer than expected...well done! :)

vwfan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:06 PM
is the Hong Kong surface the same/similar to the new Aus Open surface?

Serenidad.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:16 PM
I'm not excited of this result. I want to be excited of improvements. If anyone watched it has her second serve changed? If not it will be another up and down year with Grass as the standout.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:26 PM
^the only improvement venus needs is consistency...that's it...no more no less...

great going vee :D i guess serena didn't borrow your ring after all :p LOL crush them all baby girl!!!

The Dawntreader
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:29 PM
I'm not excited of this result. I want to be excited of improvements. If anyone watched it has her second serve changed? If not it will be another up and down year with Grass as the standout.

Well she only hit 1 double as i recall, and generally she was hitting a lot of second serves( because her percentage of first serves wasnt that high), and she was hitting them with a lot of depth tbh. More variation as well, not just slicing out-wide to the forehand.

Viktymise
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:42 PM
Great stuff. :yeah:

tae04
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:55 PM
Good job Vee. Liked the hair and outfit.

serenus_2k8
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:58 PM
She looked stunning :hearts:

When is her next match :D :D :bounce:

tennisIlove09
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:00 PM
YAY! Go Vee! I LOVE her new outfit. :drool: So cute.

Fan_of_Venus
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:08 PM
Congratulations Venus! :yippee:

brabbit
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:11 PM
Great win Venus!! I LOVE her outfit and hair!!!

doni1212
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:11 PM
Good job Vee!!!

vw.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:14 PM
Nice win! :D

brabbit
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:15 PM
I love you Venus!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a GREAT year.

*W*
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM
http://i034.radikal.ru/0801/2b/e87bdc5fc741.jpg

:hearts:

Highlandman
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:22 PM
Venus :woohoo: - Fantastic start in 2008 :yeah: :D

She loves to play players double-handed both-sides :D

Great win and very well done :D

Thanx guys for the videos :rocker2: :worship:

Bijoux0021
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:23 PM
is the Hong Kong surface the same/similar to the new Aus Open surface?
Good question. I doubt it is the same surface. That's not a good thing for Venus though. Hopefully, she won't have a problem getting use to the new surface at the AO.

akosijepoy
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM
Congrats Vee!
I kinda like their gold rackets...

Destiny
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:49 PM
great job by venus hope she keeps it up

RJWCapriati
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:09 PM
As expected

azinna
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:13 PM
Good stuff. Can't wait to see her in action. Hope she's been working, got her potent fundamentals in synch (esp that backhand, not sure what happenned to that stroke), and would love to see a strong kick serve by March....but let me not get ahead of myself...

Let's do Jan 2008 well, V!

Mrs. Peel
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:31 PM
So happy to see Venus coming back strong! Her line is adorable. Goooooo Venus!!!!! :bounce:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:36 PM
:o :smash: fucking hopeless Venus :o :rolleyes: How could you lose 3 games to Peng?!!?! :fiery: Good luck staying in the top 100 :o


























































:angel:

:hearts: That was AMAZING Vee! Especially since it's been a while since you've played a tour-level match :bounce:

I was really impressed with the whole thing. From first ball to last :yeah:


:scratch: now I just can't decide which looked better:

Vee
Her strokes
The Scoreline

:shrug:


:yeah:

serenus_2k8
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:45 PM
:o :smash: fucking hopeless Venus :o :rolleyes: How could you lose 3 games to Peng?!!?! :fiery: Good luck staying in the top 100 :o

[Huge space]
:angel:

:hearts: That was AMAZING Vee! Especially since it's been a while since you've played a tour-level match :bounce:

I was really impressed with the whole thing. From first ball to last :yeah:


:scratch: now I just can't decide which looked better:

Vee
Her strokes
The Scoreline

:shrug:


:yeah:

Lol :lol: But why the huge space ? :mad:

Vee looked amazing, probably my favourite EleVen outfit! 10/10! :drool:

Haute
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:51 PM
Vee looked amazing, probably my favourite EleVen outfit! 10/10! :drool:

Shouldn't that be an 11/10? ;)

serenus_2k8
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:58 PM
Shouldn't that be an 11/10? ;)

:haha: Nice correction!

Direwolf
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:24 PM
wow.. great tennis..!!
VERY FEW unforce errors
lots more forced and winners...
her backhand cc is so near the sidelines
and deep...
what i notice in her forehand is that...
she putting more angles on it..

and the first serve looks strong
and sliced...
2nd serve still kinda needs more depth and a
little more power...

her movement is soo great...
good passing shot
though need to come in to the net
a little bit more...

in her doubles...
i only got to watch when they were down 3-4
down a break 3-4 Peng/Anna Serving...
Caro/Williams is a good team..
they just know who to hit what shot...
They won 8-4

Vees outfit looks great at first...
she played with both Pink(singles)WhiteBlack
and Green(doubles)WhiteBlack...

it looks good
but it seems too mature for me..
hehe

RenaSlam.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
Pics of Venus?!?!

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:47 PM
Venus played VERY well. She was finding the lines and the corners, and hitting so hard. She didnt let Shuai to make her game. Venus played so quick. The commentator said it: "Every time Shuai hit a very good shot, Venus replied it with a better one". Really an amazing display and start of the year for Venus ;)

Shuai, good luck against Ana :)

RenaSlam.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
:) All-Williams Final in Melbourne, Take Two :)

Dodoboy.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 06:47 PM
L - O - V - E this scoreline!!!

vwfan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 07:47 PM
:worship: can't wait for the dementieva match

Wilson_07
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:05 PM
dementieva will be the first real test for her. peng is definitely a good player, but she doesn't move as well as elena. if venus beats dementieva who actually beat ivanovic and looks as impressive as she did against peng then you can really count on her for melbourne. anyway...she did already a quite impressive job in her match against peng so i believe she'll be the victor ;)

SV_Fan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:18 PM
I am about to watch the video. BUt thats really good to hear. Is she kicking her second. But good news. She looks great.

dorotek23
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:36 PM
Easy win for Venus :)

Denise4925
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
wow.. great tennis..!!
VERY FEW unforce errors
lots more forced and winners...
her backhand cc is so near the sidelines
and deep...
what i notice in her forehand is that...
she putting more angles on it..

and the first serve looks strong
and sliced...
2nd serve still kinda needs more depth and a
little more power...

her movement is soo great...
good passing shot
though need to come in to the net
a little bit more...

in her doubles...
i only got to watch when they were down 3-4
down a break 3-4 Peng/Anna Serving...
Caro/Williams is a good team..
they just know who to hit what shot...
They won 8-4

Vees outfit looks great at first...
she played with both Pink(singles)WhiteBlack
and Green(doubles)WhiteBlack...

it looks good
but it seems too mature for me..
hehe

Good analysis. Thanks. They must have played super set doubles.

Denise4925
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:47 PM
dementieva will be the first real test for her. peng is definitely a good player, but she doesn't move as well as elena. if venus beats dementieva who actually beat ivanovic and looks as impressive as she did against peng then you can really count on her for melbourne. anyway...she did already a quite impressive job in her match against peng so i believe she'll be the victor ;)

Dementiava will really be the test. Vee always has trouble with her. She gets back so many of Vee's balls. Vee is really going to have to have a solid forehand and have her first serve percentage really high.

Anyway, congrats to Vee :banana: Even though I wish she had played in an Aussie tournament, I'm glad she's playing and playing well. Keep it up Vee :D

daniel122292
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:48 PM
what kind of racquet is that?

Seyz
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:48 PM
mybe instead of all the focus on Justine and Serena winning the AO, maybe Vee?

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2008, 09:50 PM
Big gap between those at the top of the rankings, and those in the middle!

Congrats, Venus. Is the exhibition over, or does winner continue to play?

ce
Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:26 PM
:woohoo:

hotandspicey
Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:09 PM
keep it going Vee. :banana: Get some match play before AO.

Kenny
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:24 AM
Can anyone host it on a different site as it's not allowing me download it or even preview it! It is downloading but at a crawl.. it started quickly and then tapered off very quickly as well. Anyone have any tips/ideas?

danieln1
Jan 4th, 2008, 02:31 AM
Fine looking racket, I want one! Is this the first time that the sisters play with the same racket???

Jessie181
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Venus is using the same Racquet as Serena. They're using the Wilson [K]-Factor K-blade team racquets.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-KBLADT.html
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7507/kbladtbigsm8.jpg

Calypso
Jan 4th, 2008, 07:57 AM
C'mon Vee!! Good luck in Melbourne, I really hope she wins it.