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Sylvester
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:14 PM
It's going to be very tough, but maybe Venus will get this one in 3.

John.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Serena hasn't won yet :lol:

In The Zone
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:14 PM
:lol: Premature!

Horizon
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I hope Serena retires before she wins the match :hearts: Would serve you right.

In The Zone
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:15 PM
This will be very tough and I cringe to think about it. :(

Serena has been showing off her incredible fight and accuracy when she needs it. Venus has been more spectacular and on point. When these two play, however, it's about who wants it more, who can be more on point, who can hold back the errors.

I just feel Venus on this one.

Sylvester
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Considering how both Sisters are playing this week, this poll should have been opened this morning, even before their matches.

hellas719
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Serena didn't win yet:banghead:
But if she does, I'm going with Venus.

Uranium
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Venus please:sobbing:

AcesHigh
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Serena in 3 but I hope I'm wrong

Dave.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:18 PM
It's funny when it happens once, but this is happening all the time. Don't start the thread until the match is over, it's not that hard. :shrug:

Anyway, Venus will win.

Lucas_Arg
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Venus is playing terrific tennis, but Serena will always have the edge.

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Serena 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

darrinbaker00
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:20 PM
It's going to be very tough, but maybe Venus will get this one in 3.
You forgot two options: Venus by retirement/walkover and Serena by retirement/walkover. :devil:

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Why did you start before the match ended?

And why is it not a public poll :rolleyes:

Rookie :p

Venus in 3

Olórin
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Very tough for either. So many variables; if Venus puts in as many seconds as today against Elena, advantage Serena. If Serena plays as flatly as she did for parts of her match against Ana Venus could break away and take the match.

kwilliams
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:22 PM
It's tough to call. I hope Venus wins, I'd like to see her kick-start her year!

frenchie
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:24 PM
I hope Venus wins
She needs the points more

The winner of this match wins Dubai anyway

tennisIlove09
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Venus.

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Serena would win this one because Venus won and beat her in their last meeting (pretty badly especially in the third set.:devil:). So Serena would want to get her revenge and would continue the trend for winning alternatively by each of them.:p
But to be honest, Venus should win because she would have won each of the match she played against Serena in their past few meetings.:( and she will be top 5 with that win and even further if she wins Dubai.:)

doni1212
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Serena in 3.

Stamp Paid
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Venus should win, but off of grass, Serena always has the edge. Im going with Serena.

Lulu.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Serena.

Slutiana
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Venus is playing terrific tennis, but Serena will always have the edge.
Like she did at YEC? :unsure:

I think Venus in 3 but god knows, I just hope that its a good match.

vwfan
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Venus, I hope. ;)

Slutiana
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Venus should win, but off of grass, Serena always has the edge. Im going with Serena.
:o, Serena maybe does have the edge on a slower hardcourt but on a fast one i'd still give Venus it. :speakles:

I dunno what Dubai is though? Havent really been paying attention to the bounce...

But really, its just a toss up...

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:29 PM
serena in 2

maddogz48
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:30 PM
This one is a tough one.
I would love to see Serena win the title but
Venus needs the win more:
- to help improve her ranking so she can get to #2 in the rankings.
- to win her first title of the year.
- to improve her wins count over #1 players.
- to lead the H2H with Serena.
- to increase her prize money earnings.
- to make everyone forget the horrible 2nd round loss to Suarez Navarro.

I just hope it is over in 2 sets so the winner can rest up for the finals.

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Serena...i don't care how she does it.

I wish this were the final. I hate when they are on the same side of the draw. :sobbing:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:30 PM
I haven't got a clue, both have been playing so well this week.

I'm hoping Serena in three but I can easily see Venus winning too.

starin
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:31 PM
Good luck Serenus!!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:31 PM
Serena in 2

Mashafaaaaan
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:31 PM
NOONE CAN PASS SERENA IN H2H
SERENA IN THREE:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

joão.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Serena in 3 (or even 2).

Adal
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Serena in 2

Demska
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Venus.

Andrew Laeddis
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Whomever they decide :devil:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Serena should rip Venus a new one . She played better in Quarters today

gmokb
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:37 PM
This one is a tough one.
I would love to see Serena win the title but
Venus needs the win more:
- to help improve her ranking so she can get to #2 in the rankings.
- to win her first title of the year.
- to improve her wins count over #1 players.
- to lead the H2H with Serena.
- to increase her prize money earnings.

Thanks for helping me decide on who I want to win. Being a WS fan, its hard to pick one but if Vee needs it more then I want Vee to win but not if she won't win the whole shingbag. I somehow have more faith in Serena if she gets to the final to win it all.

Damn, why did they have to meet in the semi?:sad:

V-MAC
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:37 PM
I hope Vee :scared:

Brooks.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:38 PM
I think Venus. She always plays well against Serena now, and she moves better. If it was a slam, I might pick differently.

patch.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Venus 62 61.

HRHoliviasmith
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Whomever they decide :devil:

elena is that you? :lol:

Bounty Hunter
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Serena will win!! 2 sets, 3 sets, W/O whatever it takes, Serena will be in the finals.


Go Serena!!! :bounce::bounce:

Mynarco
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:42 PM
venus 76 76

Helen Lawson
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Based solely on the scorelines (??), I'm thinking Venus is having one of her tournaments, and Serena may not be 100%. Venus in two tough sets.

InsideOut.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Serena 64 63.

Mina Vagante
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Serena in 2

Godis
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Hopefully Venus. She needs the points more.

pwayne
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Venus in 3 tight sets and will not give away set points like she did at United States Open.

Dini.
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Oh God why do they have to meet in the semis...why?!!!!!!!!!!!!

My head say Serena, but my heart says Venus :sobbing:

Jeez I am so insecure, forgive me Vee please.

volta
Feb 19th, 2009, 05:56 PM
may the best win , i have no preference
i don't even know on wich players forum i'm going to be posting :haha:

NewShoulderPlz.
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:05 PM
After that AO 2nd round loss of Venus :( I want her to win in this match and this tournament. Good Luck Venus! :angel: :)

John.
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Serena in 3

2Black
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:18 PM
If Venus doesn't get that 1st serve percentage up, then it's God Bless - Good Night!!!

Destiny
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Better be a good match :devil:

Diesel
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:21 PM
This one is a tough one.
I would love to see Serena win the title but
Venus needs the win more:
- to help improve her ranking so she can get to #2 in the rankings.
- to win her first title of the year.
- to improve her wins count over #1 players.
- to lead the H2H with Serena.
- to increase her prize money earnings.
- to make everyone forget the horrible 2nd round loss to Suarez Navarro.

I just hope it is over in 2 sets so the winner can rest up for the finals.

:spit:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:29 PM
:spit:

:lol:

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:35 PM
may the best win , i have no preference
i don't even know on wich players forum i'm going to be posting :haha:

That's my biggest worry!

serenus_2k8
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Vee needs the points more.

danieln1
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Venus in two straight sets, but not easy ones...

BlameSerena
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Rena in straights :)
I expect some long deuce games.

olympus28
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Serena plz loose! lol

Venus needs this title:kiss:

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:42 PM
I want Venus to win this one. I mean, I want Venus' ranking to move up so that she won't have to face Serena in the semis or qtrs. The only sure way is to get to number 2. Venus can gain points to get close, but she'll still be at risk to play Rena before the Finals. After Miami, Venus can only gain points.

Junzilla69
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Venus in 3, please. 2 would be nice, though.

sweetpeas
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Serena The Fucking Williams!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Feb 19th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Hopefully Serena or Dinara will be number one sooner than later

Knizzle
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:07 PM
I think Serena will avenge her last loss

Kworb
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Venus needs the points more. An easy family decision.

Demska
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Venus needs the points more. An easy family decision.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:12 PM
I woudnt be 120% sure the winner comes out of here. (only 99%)

If ree wins, she'll win the whole thing.

Vee's lost to a red hot Razzano before. So Vee prob willwin but it will be more of a fight if she wins.

Ty-Ty
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:29 PM
I hope Vee so hopefully Virginie can beat her again. :devil:

But probably Serena.

Pops Maellard
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:34 PM
I think Venus will win in 2, 6-4, 7-5.

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Wow, I can't believe that so many people are picking the elder Sister

jrollaneres25
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Venus 62 61.

:eek::tape::help:

Galsen
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:02 PM
:eek::tape::help:

Venus 62 61.

:eek::eek::eek::eek: I hope not

LightWarrior
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Venus needs the points more. An easy family decision.

Is it set up or not ? I don't think so but I'm not 100% certain given the psychological dimension, the points at stake...
It's really unfortunate that they are in the same half, but I believe Venus will win. Serena desperately needed to win last year's US Open . And to me it still doesn't make any sense Venus let all the occasions slip during this match. Now that little sis has the AO under her belt, it is different. Venus needs the points more right now. She needs to be among the top 4, especially to avoid Serena before the semis in a big tournament.

vwfan
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Play like you played the last two sets at YEC, Venus and you'll be alright.

Play like a chump like you did at the U.S. Open and let 10 set points go, then, well. . .there's always Wimbledon. :lol:

Olórin
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Venus 62 61.

Pitiable :spit:

I've been noting your digs at Serena all tournament. It's going to be really tough for you when she's holding up the trophy on saturday confirming her position as the world's best.

#1Davenport
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:40 PM
This might as well be considered the final. The other side of the draw for the final... :o

Justin SW
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:56 PM
I actually think Serena needs it more with Bangalore, Miami and Charleston points coming off. Venus on her side has got barely 300 points to defend...

Why is there a need for Venus to become #2 if Serena falls to #5???

cn ireland
Feb 19th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Venus in 3:)!

Serenita
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Serena in 2 http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-violent105.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) Serena is going to spank her big sis

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:10 PM
It's so sad that this a SF :sad:

Galsen
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:27 PM
it's so sad that the winner will have 10-9
double digits

darrinbaker00
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:29 PM
It's so sad that this a SF :sad:
As long as Venus isn't ranked #2, they will always run that risk.

tonythetiger
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I'm not saying who will win, but I think it will go to three sets.

Go Venus!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Why did you start before the match ended?

And why is it not a public poll :rolleyes:

Rookie :p

Venus in 3

I love the similarity in the pictures in your sig and avatar :hearts:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:49 PM
As long as Venus isn't ranked #2, they will always run that risk.

Wrong, at the YEC the #1 and #2 can play each other in the SF in a RR format :weirdo:

volta
Feb 19th, 2009, 09:50 PM
It's so sad that this a SF :sad:

wow ur ava and Siggy :hearts:

hablo
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Allez in 3, Queen Vee. ;)

maddogz48
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:05 PM
I actually think Serena needs it more with Bangalore, Miami and Charleston points coming off. Venus on her side has got barely 300 points to defend...

Why is there a need for Venus to become #2 if Serena falls to #5???

Because if Serena falls to #5, the chances are much greater she will bounce back to a higher ranking quicker than Venus.
Venus took so long to return to the Top 5.

C'mon Venus. I hope Razzano makes the finals so Venus can get some payback for the loss in the '07 Japan finals.

freeandlonely
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Why it seems Venus usually winning the poll?

Cat's Pajamas
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:13 PM
I always hate this match-up. It always brings up the looney fans on both sides, though I dare to venture the Serena fans are a little more :unsure:

Please win Venus. :sobbing: Your season needs an early kick-start.

Dodoboy.
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:14 PM
I love the similarity in the pictures in your sig and avatar :hearts:

wow ur ava and Siggy :hearts:

OMG thanks!

But all credit to Patchavong for making it for me :D

I just pick fierce pics :D

patch.
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:16 PM
OMG thanks!

But all credit to Patchavong for making it for me :D

I just pick fierce pics :D

:angel:

Like I said before, Venus 62 61.

new-york
Feb 19th, 2009, 10:46 PM
:(.

hope i'm wrong.

The Daviator
Feb 19th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Probably the Queen, she seems like the winner to me, but I'm always rooting for S.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 19th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Because if Serena falls to #5, the chances are much greater she will bounce back to a higher ranking quicker than Venus.
Venus took so long to return to the Top 5.

C'mon Venus. I hope Razzano makes the finals so Venus can get some payback for the loss in the '07 Japan finals.

you do realise this makes NO sense...if serena drops from 1, even if vee is 2, it can always produce them in the same half :weirdo:

especially since serena has to defend 3 title points and venus has nothing...why not rationalise it that serena needs it more since venus has waaaay far less to defend till wimbledon...

pollison
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:16 AM
yeah but if serena plays good enough one can only assume she will be able to defend Miami and charleston....

what about bangalore...when is that being played?

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:19 AM
it still makes no sense to prefer serena to drop so venus can rise in the name of "not wanting them in the same half"...

if serena drops and venus is #2 how do they still not end up in the same half?? i'm not following the logic

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Serena in 0.

Venus will retire during the warm-up :devil:

Amanda
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Venus and Serena are #1

V's a star
Feb 20th, 2009, 12:32 AM
i think itll be a 3 setter. with venus winning i pray!!!!!!!

Lin Lin
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Serena 7-6(23),7-6(38)in 2 sets,:hearts:
sorry,Venus:hug:

maddogz48
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:23 AM
you do realise this makes NO sense...if serena drops from 1, even if vee is 2, it can always produce them in the same half :weirdo:

especially since serena has to defend 3 title points and venus has nothing...why not rationalise it that serena needs it more since venus has waaaay far less to defend till wimbledon...

Plain and simple, I have more faith in Serena being able to win more tournaments and accumulating points faster than Venus.
Although Venus has nothing to defend until Wimbledon, she is too unpredictable as to how she will do in a given tournament, which is why I would love to see Venus win Dubai.

I am confident that even if Serena fails to defend Miami or Charleston, she will most certainly make back up the point difference in a subsequent tournament and return to #1 or #2.

Inger67
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:30 AM
I'm fairly confident Venus will win in 2 and if not then 3. But this is exciting whoever wins this match will be leading the overall H2H 10-9 :)

Wow!

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 20th, 2009, 01:33 AM
then they still end up in the same half even when serena drops :weirdo: so again...how does serena dropping help the situation?? why not just tell venus do something outside of wimbledon...like how she did at YEC...that would help the situation...not serena dropping in the ranking just to plz venus :weirdo:

StarDuvallGrant
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:50 AM
then they still end up in the same half even when serena drops :weirdo: so again...how does serena dropping help the situation?? why not just tell venus do something outside of wimbledon...like how she did at YEC...that would help the situation...not serena dropping in the ranking just to plz venus :weirdo:

If Venus wins Dubai and gets her ranking up, maybe getting to #2, will that be it and Serena can get back to winning or will there be a push to get Venus to #1 since Serena has been #1 for a couple of weeks and Venus just needs to be #1 and well, Serena probably will get back to #1 sooner or later :rolleyes:, etc, etc, etc...

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:19 AM
surprised at how serena (who won the last 2 slams and is playing the best tennis since 2003) is losing this poll.

she wins in 3 tomorrow.

morningglory
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:28 AM
Serena wins this one; she is just a little better than Venus right now. (I think)

TennisViewer531
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:46 AM
I'm rooting for Venus. Hope her ranking increases so that it will be a Williams-Williams domination in the rankings just like before...

:)

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 20th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Serena wins this one; she is just a little better than Venus right now. (I think)


i hope you're right:)

Karsten Braasch
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:39 AM
There will be no winner here.

Phoenix Tyagi
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Well I'm Bit Confused ;)


P L S H... E... L... P...

tennispassion
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:37 AM
Well, in my opinion its definitely gonna be Serena, last night i was following the live commentary on tennisearth.com and i tell u man, all i could see was Serena hits a forehand winner, Serena slams a backhand down the line, Serena fires an ace...God, she totally outrun Ivanovic.

I think its gonna be Serena....for sure...!

Tennisation
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Vee, please win this! You need to get your ranking up. I'm tired of you running into my other fave Lena D in the quarters!

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Well, in my opinion its definitely gonna be Serena, last night i was following the live commentary on tennisearth.com and i tell u man, all i could see was Serena hits a forehand winner, Serena slams a backhand down the line, Serena fires an ace...God, she totally outrun Ivanovic.

I think its gonna be Serena....for sure...!
I read that commenatry too.

You are right, Serena was so impressive reading that commentary of the actions.
She seems to be doing everything at will.

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:13 AM
No help from me. This is a good problem to have. Many fan wished they could be in your position.

Just be happy that you like both sibblings.
It is not always you have two sisters, on top of the same sport at the same time.

The WS fans are spoiled. Enjoy while you can.
This will not happen again in our life time.

Renalicious
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Serena 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

janezhang
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:34 AM
Vee in 2

monmon
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:39 AM
you need to be a paparazzi to both Williamses then listen to them.. i know they're talking who's going to win that game... hahaha...

9-9 H2H?...hello is this serious?...:wavey:
If I have a sister I would also ask her that we need to have the same amount of wins! :lol:

Sam L
Feb 20th, 2009, 08:03 AM
I think and hope that Venus will win. I just don't know how.

I wish she can play like this all the time.

WTF was the Suarez-Navarro match Venus? :mad:

Win this thing!

jrollaneres25
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Hey, where's the live scoring thread in tennis forum?