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vw.
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Into the 3rd round! :) Should have been easier. :o

Uranium
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:32 PM
:yeah:

Hopefully Mirza just played well and not Venus being an unforced error machine.

Craig.
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Oy. Get better.

Venus_Serena
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:33 PM
2:27 !!

duhcity
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Are you serious?
I left this when it was 6-1 3-1 (or 2-1). Damn Venus.

vw.
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:33 PM
2:27 !!

Such a long match for the relatively quick-looking scoreline. Were there lots of long Deuce games?

CloudAtlas
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Sania had a break in the third too :(

Elmor
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:34 PM
she only converted 7/23 break points!!! 2'27h, a win is a win, hope she plays better next time...

Imperfect Angel
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Sania :(
But congrats Vee. No surprise.:p

AndreConrad
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Congrats Venus :yeah:... it seems there was some struggle there
Sania :hug:

deepsand
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:34 PM
i wish there had been footage.
seems like it would have been awesome to watch.
great effort by Sania and Venus has been in great form, so she deserves credit.
almost 2.5 hours. :O. 215 points.
credit to Venus. served better it seems.

tennisIlove09
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
I see her serve came from Miami :scared:
Pick it up V. Nice rebound.

Lulu.
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Great effort Sania. :yeah:

Too bad you couldn't hold on and finish her off. :lol:

starin
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
:hearts: Venus on green clay = mess
at least for the first few rounds.

But :worship: Venus for being able to fight through. work on better bp conversion though;)

Temperenka
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Venus, longer than expected, but a W is a W. :D

Shawn
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
apparently Venus loves to play 3-setters on clay.

serenus_2k8
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Venus, you little tease! :D

Michael!
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Her first match on green clay this year, and she also had a weak start into the tournament of Acapulco, she just needs a bit time..
But I am glad that she won it, I mean after 6/1 2/0 it was horrible, and she even was break behind in 3rd set, but she was able to win it, and that is the main thing :)

Now against Liscki, who could be also a bit dangerous, but Venus will win against her :)

RenaSlam.
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM
This is clay, people.

I expect Venus to struggle in the earlier rounds, but I bet she'll only improve as the tournament progresses. Rather her be challenged this early than later on.

serenus_2k8
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM
apparently Venus loves to play 3-setters on clay.

:haha: Vee loves gettin down and dirty :drool:

Fabunny
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM
I can only hope that Venus finds her form like she did in Acapulco in time to win the title. She played so well in the first set and the start of the second. After that, it was too much to stomach. Take a look for yourself:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090415/i/r1507395339.jpg?http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090415/i/r1545412784.jpg?x=241&y=345&q=85&sig=NUZexKvvmM.XT8Yhv1EnRA--


I'll take the win though. Venus, please spare me the grief and aggravation and play better. Thanks in advance

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090415/capt.0ecf5dfd07ca4b49a3c39e5b8ee8b1f5.charleston_t ennis_scak105.jpg?x=243&y=345&q=85&sig=Ta42iURzesJu_RgEDeVv7g--

Ciarán
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:39 PM
:tears:

Shawn
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:45 PM
i still think this is a golden opportunity for her to rise further in the rankings so she should make best use of it.

jefrilibra
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Great match practice for Vee! But she looked lost and tired during the 2nd.

And Mirza was certainly no pushover.

Dodoboy.
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:48 PM
I dont care if it's clay!! She is playing Mirza! Who is like 1-4 on clay in the last few years!

Just NO!

NO!

Very bad here. Can only improve! Could have been a great scoreline! She lead 3-1 in the second!

V-MAC
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Vee:bounce: Rollercoaster just couldn't be avoided:lol:

friendsita
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:51 PM
job done, keep moving V

pwayne
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Good fight from Sania winning the last 5 games to force a decider then managed to lead by a break twice but Venus won the last 5 games of the match

The Dawntreader
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:10 PM
I just want Venus to win, i'll take whatever means nessecary:lol:

Was up a break though in the second, but i'm suspecting Mirza played above herself today. Quite possibly though, Venus could've just started spraying errors. It was probably a medium of those elements.

Keep going Vee.

LUVMIRZA
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Mirza:hug: Hope you can beat her the next time.

Хлоэ
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:12 PM
:yeah:

Hopefully Mirza just played well and not Venus being an unforced error machine.

:lol: my thoughts exactly

Mightymirza
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Expected result.. Glad mirza showed some fight.. Get her next time Sania.. Congrats Vee ;) my 2nd fav player in draw after LenaD remaining

vwfan
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:23 PM
:haha: Vee loves gettin down and dirty :drool:clearly!:lol:

DefyingGravity
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:25 PM
I feel for Venus...I had a rocky match that I nearly lost the other day. You can't produce your best every day, and it shows how much of a champion she was to come back and take that third set.

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Congrats Vee Star ! :worship:

Sania :hug:. Atleast she got 1 win here to keep herself inside the top 100:bounce:

Inger67
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Good job Venus! :) We figured Mirza could be somewhat of a tricky opponent. But at least she got through it & now 16-2 on the year :hearts:

Lisicki looms ahead for Vee. Should be a 2 set win, but most likely will be a 3 setter.. Which makes me nervous :scared:

tonythetiger
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Congratulations Venus!

Please win tomorrow and etc.

-VSR-
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Vee! :)

debopero
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Venus :) !

Andrew Laeddis
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:54 PM
I dont care if it's clay!! She is playing Mirza! Who is like 1-4 on clay in the last few years!

Just NO!

NO!

Very bad here. Can only improve! Could have been a great scoreline! She lead 3-1 in the second!

Cosign :lol:

Apoorv
Apr 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Good try Sania!! You will get her next time. ;)

Frankly speaking, this is Sania who is out of form for some matches now and is playing on clay. So Venus may require some introspection to see what she did today. Or may be Sania rocked in the second set. She is so damn unpredictable.

Fabunny
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:08 PM
I can only hope that Venus finds her form like she did in Acapulco in time to win the title. She played so well in the first set and the start of the second. After that, it was too much to stomach. Take a look for yourself:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090415/i/r1507395339.jpg?http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20090415/i/r1545412784.jpg?x=241&y=345&q=85&sig=NUZexKvvmM.XT8Yhv1EnRA--


I'll take the win though. Venus, please spare me the grief and aggravation and play better. Thanks in advance

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090415/capt.0ecf5dfd07ca4b49a3c39e5b8ee8b1f5.charleston_t ennis_scak105.jpg?x=243&y=345&q=85&sig=Ta42iURzesJu_RgEDeVv7g--

Venus was disappointed in herself that she started playing so poorly in the second set. Thank goodness she pulled it together in the 3rd set. I give Venus a pass on this one

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Awww Sania, at least you took a set :( :hug:

Venus... play better.

TrojanStallion
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Well, if any other positive came of this match.......at least Vee's hair looks a bit cuter??!!......

Can't believe she has a chance to move to #3 in the world here....sooo exciting, if she can manage!

G&R
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:29 PM
well done venus
nice try sania

Mssauve
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM
I was there and watched the entire match. Venus took two nasty falls. It was like she didn't know what to do with her feet on clay. After the match she said that the falls were due to the ground being wet which prevented her from sliding. Sania made some good shots especially in the second set. Neither could hold serve there for a while but in the third, Venus finally broke her and converted. Good first round match though for Venus. :)

Cat's Pajamas
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Oh dear lord Venus, at 0-1* in the third I was not havin' it! :fiery:

Play better in the next round. :o

This reminds me of 2004 Charleston vs. Samantha Reeves. :hehehe:

Uranium
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:38 PM
I was there and watched the entire match. Venus took two nasty falls. It was like she didn't know what to do with her feet on clay. After the match she said that the falls were due to the ground being wet which prevented her from sliding. Sania made some good shots especially in the second set. Neither could hold serve there for a while but in the third, Venus finally broke her and converted. Good first round match though for Venus. :)

Vee:awww::hug:
Was it all Venus errors or Sania played well?

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:39 PM
amazing Sania won a set :bowdown: :woohoo:
maybe no more a CCC...........:) (its not proper clay)

Infiniti2001
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I was there and watched the entire match. Venus took two nasty falls. It was like she didn't know what to do with her feet on clay. After the match she said that the falls were due to the ground being wet which prevented her from sliding. Sania made some good shots especially in the second set. Neither could hold serve there for a while but in the third, Venus finally broke her and converted. Good first round match though for Venus. :)

What 's a Venus match without drama? :lol: It's good that she got it together when it mattered :woohoo:

tonythetiger
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Well, if any other positive came of this match.......at least Vee's hair looks a bit cuter??!!......

Can't believe she has a chance to move to #3 in the world here....sooo exciting, if she can manage!

Definately not! Her hair looked better in Miami.

starin
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:56 PM
I was there and watched the entire match. Venus took two nasty falls. It was like she didn't know what to do with her feet on clay. After the match she said that the falls were due to the ground being wet which prevented her from sliding. Sania made some good shots especially in the second set. Neither could hold serve there for a while but in the third, Venus finally broke her and converted. Good first round match though for Venus. :)

thanks for the report.
I expected as much. Venus always has trouble in her first few rounds of a clay event just trying to find her footing. Especially on green clay where she slips around a lot more.

gmokb
Apr 15th, 2009, 09:17 PM
It's Venus on clay... I will take the win any way it comes, not care how as long as she lifts the trophy at the end. Keep going my girl.

Dodoboy.
Apr 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM
She looks quite nice!

simonsaystennis
Apr 15th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Way to pull through Venus! :D

Emina.
Apr 15th, 2009, 09:42 PM
:):worship:

~Eclipsed~
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Nice first test for Vee on clay this season. :)

Fabunny
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Nice first test for Vee on clay this season. :)

You mean green clay, right? Venus has already won Acapulco on red clay this season :devil: She played 3 consecutive 3-set matches before she pulled her game together

The Dawntreader
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Oh Venus and that hair:o:lol:

Green Clay really is going to test Venus this week. Probably her weaker clay-court surfaces of the two and she's gonna have to commit to her footwork and sliding to dig this tournament out.

It's going to be like the early rounds in Acapulco all over again:lol:

Ciarán
Apr 15th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Nice to see Sania pushing the big names again. Nice to see Venus win also :D

AcesHigh
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:43 PM
Please make it easier next time Vee :) A win is a win though.

Marshmallow
Apr 16th, 2009, 12:10 AM
So you guys are telling me Venus was up 6-1 3-1... then lost 6 games in a row to be 0-1* in the third? :eek:

I suspect Venus being the kind soul she is, felt so bad after what she did to Pavlyuchekova in Dubai, and considering Sania isn't living up to her potential... some unconscious self-subotage kicked in. Someone ought to message Venus and let her know, a bigger act of kindness would be to spare her fans from this torture. :sobbing:

Venus if your reading, and want to make it up to your fans, please give Lickin or whomever a good beatdown. Merci. :angel:

Ben.
Apr 16th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Well the most important thing here is that Venus won her match and she did :yeah: So hopefully it's a sign that she's only getting the kinks out of her game on the clay before the later rounds.

Pristine
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:23 AM
To a certain extent both of these players are really all or nothing with no middle gear. Expected rollercoaster, errorfest, whatever given it is early clay season.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:50 AM
Mirza may be 1-4 (now 5) but that's cuz she's always been injured during the clay season. Hopefully she turns that shit around this year!

kwilliams
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Venus was scratchy during the early rounds in Acapulco too. Hopefully she can pick it up here just as she did there.

darkangel23
Apr 16th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Sania :sad:

as1991
Apr 16th, 2009, 07:36 AM
nice to see sania trying
m sure she will return to her good form
yes,she is in bad form!

Zweli
Apr 16th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Well done Vee,now get it together and win the whole thing
Love you.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Apr 16th, 2009, 08:56 AM
How could Venus lose a set to this average player :confused:

C'mon Venus, green clay or not, step up your performance and win the title :armed:

as1991
Apr 16th, 2009, 08:59 AM
^lik is it necessary to insult sania every time?

volta
Apr 16th, 2009, 09:06 AM
i immediately though in Acapulco when i saw this score :lol:

a win is a win :bounce:

cn ireland
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I think this is a good win for Venus:yeah:!

winone23
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:58 PM
keep fighting Venus!