View Full Version : Venus and Wimbledon

Sam L
Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Here's a simple question: How many more will she win?

I remember back in 2001, reading articles about the same question being asked. She was a 21-year-old who had just won back-to-back Wimbledon titles.

This year, she will be a 29-year-old chasing after her 6th title. Forget about what's happened in the past, let's look to the future and see where she can get to.

I don't think anyone will disagree that she's one of the best players on tour right now and the best player on grass.

She obviously loves Wimbledon and is motivated to do well there more than anywhere else.

The question is can she win her 6th this year? 7? 8? 9? 10?

When you look at 9 or 10 Wimbledons, people will think IMPOSSIBLE. That's the first word that I'm sure people will think of.

But guess what? By her 29th birthday, Martina Navratilova had 6 Wimbledons. That's only 1 more than Venus.

I definitely think that if she's healthy, Venus can get a crack at that record, at least looking at equally it.

I don't think it's impossible or unrealistic at all.

What do you guys think?

Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:49 AM
1 more possibly and thats it!


Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:52 AM
Well if its true that she will play until 2012, that leaves 4 wimbledons left - meaning at best she can equal Martina' record, but not surpass it. I think she has another 1 or 2 wimbledons left in her, but who knows. Serena seems to have a new found motivation in the past year or so, and I'm sure she would like to add to those two wimbledon throphies. And of course (fully fit) Sharapova is more motivated at wimbledon than any other event in the world...

Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:53 AM
I see her getting 2 or 3 more, I would love 5 more, but I doubt it sadly.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:55 AM
1 or 2 more

Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:22 AM
She'll have a shot for as long as she has her footspped. That's the only constraint to me. She is equal to Federer now, I can see her equalling the Sampras's 7.. Any further? That's probably a stretch. I still think ( and hope ) that in career legacy she ends up above her sister,

Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:37 AM
1 or 2.

Don't think she'll win it this year though.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
1 or 2.

Don't think she'll win it this year though.

who do you think?

Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:50 AM
i think she can tie Sampras/Steffi, or maybe do one better.
But, If she were to tie with Martina, i would die a happy woman. Martina would prolly be there rooting against her though, lol.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:53 AM
If she win this year, she coud tie Sampras.
Else, it could be difficult, but not impossible.

I would love for her to win another USO.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:56 AM
Venus is definitely a force to reckon with at Wimbledon. I guess her game is really suitable in grass!

Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:16 AM
Venus is definitely a force to reckon with at Wimbledon. I guess her game is really suitable in grass!

I thought Capriati was the best on "grass"?

Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
I really doubt she'll win more than 2 or 3, too bad she didn't start winning there until 20yrs old :lol: Can you imagine though how devastated Martina N. would be if VENUS broke her record? You think that bish is bitter NOW? You haven't seen nothing yet :unsure:

Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:40 AM
2 or 3.
The thing that could help her is that there is not many young players playing well on grass so she will be superior for a long time.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:41 AM
easily 2 more...the william sisters dont look like fatiguing any time soon!

Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:52 AM
this year is very important。。。
if venus can be the winner this year , i have confidence she can have more than 8 titles。。

Feb 22nd, 2009, 04:15 AM
Serena will stop her.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:21 AM
2 or 3 :(

She has to get it this year!

Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:24 AM
It's up to her. With the exception of Serena, nobody is at her level on grass if she is fit. I don't expect to see Venus playing into her 30s unless she absolutely wants to.

Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:30 PM
Assuming health and no scoring errors :rolleyes:, she's got at least two more in her.

Can we have 2003 and 2004 back???!!!:fiery: