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Demska
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:35 PM
:(

Elena didn't play well. Too many errors and her serve sucked. :o

Venus did play well, was the better player. :)

Sharapova vs Williams final. :devil:

E.Dementieva_FAN
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:36 PM
:sobbing:

Russianboy
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:36 PM
venus played really well, but dementieva :help: espacially the service :o

xr6turbo
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Too good :) Go Venus :yeah:

vwfan
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Great. And as it should be. . .

On to the final everyone wanted!

LudwigDvorak
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Venus held her last two service games to love. Elena went down a double break in the second set and only got one back.

Venus looked almost unstoppable from 2-3 down in the first set.

Marcell
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Did Venus have to call the trainer?

LudwigDvorak
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Oh and of course great win Venus. :clap2: Get another title here. :D

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
good win venus. i was worried a bit when elena got 2 of the breaks back in the second and venus failed to convert some bps. i thought a 3rd set was coming but fortunately venus proved me wrong. now beat maria in the finals but please dont destroy her like at wimbledon i want a close match. i hope both ca serve well in the final.

ce
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
:woohoo:
i was alittle bit scared,but finally its good

Paneru
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.1f2de145efc48998e4964ff2a2a4c72c/1f2de145efc48998e4964ff2a2a4c72c-getty-tennis-hkg.jpg

Slutiana
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Venus played quite well. Really glad to see her being patient. Come on Vee!

Ninny
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
What was Venus' injury? :scared: Just as they were speaking to her the video link cut off? :rolleyes:

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
venus played really well, but dementieva :help: espacially the service :o

it must be rough being a dementieva fan as far as her serve is concerned.

Viktymise
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Lena's serve was awful. :help: She faught and hit some nice shots at least in the 2nd.

Venus played well in the 2nd :yeah: but looked a bit sluggish in the 1st. Hopefully nothing too serious with the injury. Now kill Sharapova. :drool:

-VSR-
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Hope to see this match if anyone recorded it. :)

Venus, it seems you did great! :yeah:

Russianboy
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
it must be rough being a dementieva fan as far as her serve is concerned.

compared to her match yesterday it was really poor :wavey:

The Dawntreader
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Venus really picked up her game in that second set. Starting taking the ball earlier and not giving Dementieva any chances to extend the rallies. Apart from Venus's serve( something like 6 doubles:o), she looked pretty sharp out there. On the big points she was always producing the goods:)

Dementieva's serve was all over the place toay. Just double after double:help: Still great fight in that second set.

Go Venus! Her third final in 4 years:bounce:

Ninny
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.1f2de145efc48998e4964ff2a2a4c72c/1f2de145efc48998e4964ff2a2a4c72c-getty-tennis-hkg.jpg

Lookin' good :lick:

vwfan
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
anyone uploaded the match?

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39 PM
loving it queen vee ;)

Michael!
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Good scoreline for Venus, I hope her back injury isn´t too serious! :sad:
Some great points from both, but many unforced errors, too. :lol:
Weak performance from Elena at the beginning from the 2nd set...:(
Great service games from Venus at 3-2 and 4-3 in the 2ns set..:D
It was just her 2nd game since October, so it was good ;)

Ben.
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Venus :yeah: great win for her & she has really been playing well :D
Now its her & Masha in the final :drool: although i'll be rooting for Vee :devil:

Lena :hug: at least you won six games :)

vwfan
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:41 PM
good win venus. now beat maria in the finals but please dont destroy her like at wimbledon i want a close match. i hope both ca serve well in the final. Destroy her Venus! :devil:

Bartosh
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Wooohoo :bounce: Good match Vee :)
Vee vs Masha in final :devil: I hope result will be something like at Wimbledon...
Dementieva :help:
Good luck Vee in final :)

*W*
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:42 PM
congrtas V starr:D the title is our!!!!1

Ben.
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Love vee's outfit :D she looks so classy!

*W*
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:43 PM
congrtas V starr:D the title is our!!!!

Serenidad.
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:43 PM
I predicted a Dementieva win. Grat Venus.

Paneru
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Venus into the Singles & Doubles Final! :yeah:

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:45 PM
i love her racquet.

Bijoux0021
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Great job, Venus!

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:45 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.1f2de145efc48998e4964ff2a2a4c72c/1f2de145efc48998e4964ff2a2a4c72c-getty-tennis-hkg.jpg

u almost feel sorry for the ball

Helaena
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:46 PM
venus was too good for elena i guess

elena :hug: :crying2:

Dementinator
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Well done Venus, nice job indeed, bad Luck Lena but you seem to be on reasonable form and the cobwebs have now been blown off.

Helaena
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:48 PM
must have been very cold in hong kong, most ladies are covering themselves....
i wonder how that will affect their acclimatization for AO

serena_fan
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Venus play well
Many UEs for Elena

patch.
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Elena :hug: Venus was just that bit too good today :( GL in Sydney (I think thats were she is next :unsure:)

Nice going Venus :yeah: Good Luck in the final :D

V-MAC
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Great win Venus :bounce: Although I am a little worried about this back injury some of ye are going on about. I hope it isn't too serious.

volta
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:28 PM
got me worried a bit but she picked it up get them V :yeah:

LCS
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:29 PM
Well, It was stll a nice tournament considering she beat Ivanovic. Good luck for the doubles final!!

Andrew Laeddis
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Great win Venus :bounce: Although I am a little worried about this back injury some of ye are going on about. I hope it isn't too serious.
she took a timeout after wining the 1st set. she broke 3 times in the second set and had a couple of love games on her serve in the second as well so i dont think it was too serious.

miffedmax
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Well, I can't get too upset about and exo loss to another player I really like.

Win the doubles, Lena.

Good job Vee.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 4th, 2008, 02:03 PM
:unsure: I hope the back is ok, and it was just tightness or something :scared:

NO INJURIES THIS YEAR :o :smash: :fiery:



:bigclap: GREAT match Vee! :yeah: This might be the first time since forever where Serenus wins 2 titles in 1 week :yeah::bounce:

But the WS form makes me VERY anxious to see the AO draw. I know them being 7/8 makes it impossible to see them play each other until the semis, but I would pay LOTS of money to see (any 4 of these 5) Serena, Maria, Venus, Justine, or Lindsay in the semis :hearts:


Go Vee! VAMOS in the final :yeah:

Elwin.
Jan 4th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Lena :sad:

Highlandman
Jan 4th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Venus :woohoo: :D Great scoreline & great tourney so far :rocker2: What a start in the year 2008! Also in doubles :hearts:

Venus, I'm proud :awww:

tennisIlove09
Jan 4th, 2008, 03:13 PM
YAY! Go Vee! :D

Xylon
Jan 4th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Venus did play well....Demetieva....tons of DFs

but i am so pissed right now, i couldn't get venus' autograph! she did sign after the match, but only a few....then i waited for her outside the changing room for AN HOUR....then she left without signing! i mean she knew that i had waited for her for so long, but still she didn't sign...i am really really sad...can't she just stop for a second and sign for me? there weren't many people there! i'm quite disappointed...
i don't know if she will come to hong kong again next year....maybe i won't be able to get her autograph FOREVER

(no autograph session for venus at all, boo! All other players had their own autograph session but venus didn't)

elena was a lot nicer, she had a picture with me ^^

Dodoboy.
Jan 4th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Good scoreline but hardfought...
not a clean performance by either of them. Venus is moving amazing and her serve was well...inconsistent. Really enjoyed watching this. So many errors at some period by Venus but hopefully it shall be sorted out!...G

FINAL- COME ON VEE...WIN A TOURNAMENT SAME WEEK AS RENA!!(START 08 WITH WINS!)

starin
Jan 4th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Venus did play well....Demetieva....tons of DFs

but i am so pissed right now, i couldn't get venus' autograph! she did sign after the match, but only a few....then i waited for her outside the changing room for AN HOUR....then she left without signing! i mean she knew that i had waited for her for so long, but still she didn't sign...i am really really sad...can't she just stop for a second and sign for me? there weren't many people there! i'm quite disappointed...
i don't know if she will come to hong kong again next year....maybe i won't be able to get her autograph FOREVER

(no autograph session for venus at all, boo! All other players had their own autograph session but venus didn't)

elena was a lot nicer, she had a picture with me ^^

:sad: maybe just caught her on a bad day.

I hope Venus is not injured. I think she's had a few good matches and hopefully has sorted herself out for the AO. No freak losses to anonymous players please.

azmad_88
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:10 PM
congrats venus :)

bad luck elena..good luck in sydney!

starin
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:14 PM
did Venus/Caro win their doubles match?

Paneru
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:16 PM
did Venus/Caro win their doubles match?

They beat Anna/Shuai and are in the finals
against Elena/Michelle.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Seeing who are in the GC Final I`d say Elena lost her time in HK

I hope those HK morons don´t call her anymore to play this utter useless shit

Fan_of_Venus
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Great Job V! :bounce:

V's a star
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Any video???

sky20748
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:42 PM
it wasnt venus back it was her hamstring she got some work done on.she tweaked it when she was playing doubles with regis in hawaii on live with regis and kelly

sweetpeas
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:26 PM
:wavey::kiss::bounce::worship::cool:Venussssssssss sssssssssssssssss!

xr6turbo
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:37 PM
I hope the injury isn't too serious.... Maybe she was just a bit tight because it was so cold.

darrinbaker00
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Seeing who are in the GC Final I`d say Elena lost her time in HK

I hope those HK morons don´t call her anymore to play this utter useless shit
Gold Coast = $$ if she wins
Hong Kong = $$$$$ just for showing up

Advantage, Hong Kong. ;)

Veritas
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:59 PM
As expected, the promise Elena showed with her serve late last year isn't translated as a sign of her problems coming to an end :o Seriously she'd need incredible luck or the slim chance of a GS being played indoors to win one. It's not good for an off-peak Venus to beat her so easily :help:

Anyway Venus played well and is my pick for another HK victory :) But I hope she comes into the final with another dress, because this one doesn't do her justice :help:

RenaSlam.
Jan 4th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Hell yeah, Venus. Solid win.

WilliamsX2 off to a roarin' start in '08!!!

Kai
Jan 4th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Lena :hug:

congrats Venus :D

le bon vivant
Jan 4th, 2008, 11:09 PM
Venus playing no games. :)
Good luck in the final.

vettipooh
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Congrats to the Queen :bounce: Good luck vs Sharapova and in doubles. Please no injuries for 2008. :scared:

LudwigDvorak
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:02 AM
As expected, the promise Elena showed with her serve late last year isn't translated as a sign of her problems coming to an end :o Seriously she'd need incredible luck or the slim chance of a GS being played indoors to win one. It's not good for an off-peak Venus to beat her so easily :help:


She hasn't beaten two top 10 players in a row since the Fed Cup F '05. At an actual tour event, '04 US Open.

Yeahhhh. I won't even go into that.

But I'll have hope. This is just Hong Kong after all.

Paneru
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Venus :woohoo: :D Great scoreline & great tourney so far :rocker2: What a start in the year 2008! Also in doubles :hearts:

Venus, I'm proud :awww:

http://www.jbgroupclassic.com/upload/0801041014_11.jpg

cometz9
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Venus :hearts: take both titles!!!

gmokb
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:26 AM
This was a lovely day for us Williams fan. I am so glad that I got up and watch the match, meant going to work late, but it was so worth it. Now, could someone be kind enough to tell me the time for the finals?

Infiniti2001
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:31 AM
http://www.jbgroupclassic.com/upload/0801041014_11.jpg

It's so good to see Vee having a good time and playing doubles with someone whose last name is not Williams http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/329/goodthumbsupbs7.gif :lol:

P.S. loving the outfit colors :hearts:

serenafann
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Well done Venus.

Xylon
Jan 5th, 2008, 01:13 AM
This was a lovely day for us Williams fan. I am so glad that I got up and watch the match, meant going to work late, but it was so worth it. Now, could someone be kind enough to tell me the time for the finals?

Saturday 5 January (Finals)
2:30pm:
J B Gold Group – Singles Final (Best of 3 tie-break sets)

Followed by (after trophy presentation):
J B Silver Group – Singles Final (2 tie-break sets with a match tie-break in place of a third set)

Followed by (after trophy presentation):
15 – 20 Minutes Break

Followed by:
Doubles Final (2 tie-break sets with a match tie-break in place of a third set)

gmokb
Jan 5th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Saturday 5 January (Finals)
2:30pm:
J B Gold Group – Singles Final (Best of 3 tie-break sets)

Followed by (after trophy presentation):
J B Silver Group – Singles Final (2 tie-break sets with a match tie-break in place of a third set)

Followed by (after trophy presentation):
15 – 20 Minutes Break

Followed by:
Doubles Final (2 tie-break sets with a match tie-break in place of a third set)
Thanks alot, going to set my alarm now and caught a quick nap since it will br 11:30p.m. my time.

Chance
Jan 5th, 2008, 01:30 AM
thanks for the pic... don't know why people take this exhibition so serious, just want Venus to shake the rust off and not injure herself.

shanetrumpet
Jan 5th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Has anyone uploaded the match?

kinglear
Jan 5th, 2008, 02:31 AM
Elena needn't worry because I think her form is at a good state. Plus, her main goal is doing well at the Slams since she wants to win one so badly. :) Congrats to Venus. Also, to give credit to Venus, she's been pretty unbeatable since Wimbledon. I was impressed that Venus made the U.S. Open semis following her Wimbledon win. I think Venus will be dangerous in 2008.

Direwolf
Jan 13th, 2008, 04:21 PM
anyone have vidoes of this match??
hehe