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olympus28
May 26th, 2010, 10:48 AM
That's the way Venus ;)

Pops Maellard
May 26th, 2010, 10:48 AM
You go girl.

kwilliams
May 26th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Well done, Venus!!

tennnisfannn
May 26th, 2010, 10:50 AM
pls venus remember how to win a a 3rd math match!

moby
May 26th, 2010, 10:50 AM
That was awful. Parra Santonja is one of the most useless players I've ever seen. Her serve is surprisingly good for someone of her level, but that's it. Most pushers are at least good at keeping the ball in play and/or have a shot they can hit with reasonable depth and consistency under pressure, but not this one.

Venus was terrible at times in the second set, and a decent player would have taken it to a third.

Andy.
May 26th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Well done Venus. Nice a solid without being amazing.

Aaron.
May 26th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Really bad match I recommend don't watch it :tape:

Well done Vee though she wasnt broken once despite horrible serving :tape:

homogenius
May 26th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Just saw some of the 2nd set and Parra actually had her chances.Venus is through but she struggled a bit.

Jienus
May 26th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Vee

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6191/statsah.jpg

V-MAC
May 26th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Please play more aggressively Vee, you have it in you;) Good win though:bounce:

DOUBLEFIST
May 26th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Way to go, Vee!

VishaalMaria
May 26th, 2010, 10:53 AM
The first set was pretty easy for Venus as Parra wasn't getting much consistency to hurt her but in the second set it seemed as if Parra got used to Venus' strokes and general pace of shot and thus started to elongate the rallies (she was basically more competitive), however, more often than not Venus always came out on top especially on the important points such as break points and game points.

All in all, that match was key to Venus as it tested her consistency in that second set. A bit of a dip in form as more errors resulted but she got it done in two straight sets and thats all I can ask.

Onto the next round.

edificio
May 26th, 2010, 10:54 AM
3 breaks was all she needed. Aranxta acquitted herself pretty well.

Olórin
May 26th, 2010, 10:55 AM
A slight/noticeable improvement from the 1st round. Keep on moving.

venutite aigu
May 26th, 2010, 10:56 AM
She played the important points better and she's in the 3rd round. Next:cool:

pollison
May 26th, 2010, 10:57 AM
you go girl!

Andrewraven
May 26th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Good job vee, keep improving

Midnight_Robber
May 26th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Really bad match I recommend don't watch it :tape:

Well done Vee though she wasnt broken once despite horrible serving :tape:

Well 60% 1st serves, 4 aces , 5 DFs (:mad:) - not great but still much better stats on serve than against Patty where the serving (and especially the DFing) was bad. This was more mediocre than 'horrible', but I hope she improves all round.

edificio
May 26th, 2010, 10:59 AM
The match wasn't that bad, neither were the stats. It was a little dull. There was a bit of inevitability to the match. I don't quite understand the two hands on both sides, but whatever...so long as Venus won.

Paneru
May 26th, 2010, 10:59 AM
A little damp and windy and you adjusted well Venus! :yeah:

207 km/h! :cool:

Chorophyll
May 26th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Parra-Santonja should only be allowed to hit serves and backhands. I'm still cringing.

Venus those action shots in your first service game of the match. :lol: Too much.

supergrunt
May 26th, 2010, 11:02 AM
venus was really impressive today!

Aaron.
May 26th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Well 60% 1st serves, 4 aces , 5 DFs (:mad:) - not great but still much better stats on serve than against Patty where the serving (and especially the DFing) was bad. This was more mediocre than 'horrible', but I hope she improves all round. Well 60% isnt bad but watching it from the stream it felt like she made less. I don't know why so many of Venus's serves are going long

moby
May 26th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Parra-Santonja should only be allowed to hit serves and backhands. I'm still cringing.I don't know about the backhands. Yeah, it's by far her stronger side and she hit a few nice ones, but some of those "gimme" backhands that she missed, esp. the easy pass off the net cord approach... :help: Her ground game is basically a poor man's version of Errani's. :crying2:

Aaron.
May 26th, 2010, 11:04 AM
venus was really impressive today! :spit: Maybe I'm the only one who thought Venus didnt that play well today :shrug: Some good points here and there but IMO she needs to step it up bigtime

soomaal
May 26th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Well done. On to the next one.

Aaron.
May 26th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Also this girl plays such a different game from other spanish players :lol: I wonder where she was coached

ZODIAC
May 26th, 2010, 11:06 AM
she played within herself and doesnt need to peak in the 2nd rd,a win is a win
Good luck next round!!

Midnight_Robber
May 26th, 2010, 11:07 AM
:spit: Maybe I'm the only one who thought Venus didnt that play well today :shrug: Some good points here and there but IMO she needs to step it up bigtime

I don't think too many people think that the match was that impressive (from either.) And yes, she'll have to play better is she's going to get past the hurdle of the third round at least.

edificio
May 26th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Also this girl plays such a different game from other spanish players :lol: I wonder where she was coached

Bootleg Seles tapes? ;)

spiceboy
May 26th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Also this girl plays such a different game from other spanish players :lol: I wonder where she was coached

She trains with MJMS, Llagostera Vives and Domínguez Lino in Barcelona. 4 different gamestyles :lol:

VIKA?
May 26th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Arantxa:sobbing:

Slutiana
May 26th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Hm. I don't think she was as bad as people were saying. She went down in a lot of service games but was serving well and hitting big winners on all the important points. She's being very patient and although I think she could do with turning it up a little, I like this.

It's certainly a huge improvement on previous years. :happy:

Direwolf
May 26th, 2010, 11:14 AM
I guess.. Venus hanged in there for the win...

wasn't that good when shes near the net...
just a little bit too many
shots in the net...

good thing APS helps her by putting balls out or nets them..

propi
May 26th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Arantxa :(
I guess it's hard to focus when the other player is wearing the lingerie she's slept with :lol: :p
Good tournament, top 50 at the end of the year must be a deal now :yeah:

Hardiansf
May 26th, 2010, 11:15 AM
:spit: Maybe I'm the only one who thought Venus didnt that play well today :shrug: Some good points here and there but IMO she needs to step it up bigtime
Agreed. You're not the only one :(
Please Vee, just keep improve your performance :fiery:
You can do it! :bounce:

Paneru
May 26th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Considering the conditions, just be grateful Venus held it together, I say! ;)

A point here or there and it could have gone to three.

She played well enough, on to the next. :cool:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 26th, 2010, 11:21 AM
:cheer:

*Jean*
May 26th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Arantxa :sad:

supergrunt
May 26th, 2010, 11:24 AM
um did anyone just hear mcenroe sing alejandro? :explode:

Chance
May 26th, 2010, 11:25 AM
From what I saw it was an improvement from the first match, but needs to step it up some more.

3RD Round baby!!

sky20748
May 26th, 2010, 11:27 AM
She played the important points better and she's in the 3rd round. Next:cool:

:worship:exactly....wow the nitpickers are out in full force huh man lol never broken today whew amazing.

Vanity Bonfire
May 26th, 2010, 11:27 AM
APS is not a good player, besides the first serve (which she could barely get in today). That forehand gave Venus soooo many chances to attack.

Libertango
May 26th, 2010, 11:34 AM
I thought Venus played nicely. She doesn't need to be perfect right now. She's winning, and easily enough so that's all that matters.

I'm NOT impressed by APS. That FH is :o

Ntosake
May 26th, 2010, 11:37 AM
Congrats Venus, just keep winning.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 26th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Venus played alright, better than R1 :yeah:

Well done Vee :yeah:

Dodoboy.
May 26th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Whatever, she won. She's looking good! Keep going :woohoo:

jefrilibra
May 26th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Yes VENUS!!!!

Great job!!! Thank God you played early today before the rain delay!

Calypso
May 26th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Nice play, Venus! She was patient in the rallies and came in to finish off points at the right time. Apart from a few missed volleys early in the match, I thought she played quite well. This was about 7.5/10, still some room for improvement ;-).

The Witch-king
May 26th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Hm. I don't think she was as bad as people were saying. She went down in a lot of service games but was serving well and hitting big winners on all the important points. She's being very patient and although I think she could do with turning it up a little, I like this.

It's certainly a huge improvement on previous years. :happy:

Yeah, she wasn't THAT bad. There were the typical errors and double-faults but that's kinda to be expected with her.

I thought there were good things too including the fact that she was never broken, some great winners and rallies especially in that second set, and the saved break points.

And yes, my god, if this was last year or the year before this match would have been three sets, so I'm glad.

StephenUK
May 26th, 2010, 01:08 PM
It was a sort of routine, uninspired match. Venus was good enough, Arantxa fought better in the second set but could not capitalise on any opportunity when it came along. You can see why she has never been in the top 50 and only once won a second round GS match. So, I would say ok to Venus but she will need to raise her level against the tougher opponents to come, especially as she has only won one third round match in the last five years!

SoClose
May 26th, 2010, 01:24 PM
207 km/h :worship: 3rd Round here we come :armed: Keep it up Vee!!!

bandabou
May 26th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Nice, solid...through and keep on improving!

azinna
May 26th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Keep the focus, V.

2moretogo
May 26th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Pretty routine win for Venus. Still some kinks to get out, but she was through before the rain.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 26th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Nicely done Vee :yeah:

Mrs. Peel
May 26th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Well done Venus! On to the next round!:bounce:

miffedmax
May 26th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Vee continues to jeopardize her LOB status. She needs to play like crap, skip a press conference, confess her favorite movie is "White Chicks" or otherwise engage in some kind of blonde behavior.



(No she doesn't.)

Xylon
May 26th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Inger67
May 26th, 2010, 04:41 PM
3rd Round :eek::bolt:

John.
May 26th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Venus :cheer:

3rd Round :scared:

V's a star
May 26th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Yeah, she wasn't THAT bad. There were the typical errors and double-faults but that's kinda to be expected with her.

I thought there were good things too including the fact that she was never broken, some great winners and rallies especially in that second set, and the saved break points.

And yes, my god, if this was last year or the year before this match would have been three sets, so I'm glad.

THIS
Frig some Venus fans are so overly critical. She won a match routinely at the French lets just be happy lol. Venus doesnt really need to "step it up" until the 4th R. If she plays like today on Friday she will win.

VeeReeDavJCap81
May 26th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Venus playing better than she usually does at this point at the French. Two matches in a row with more winners than errors. And wasn't broken today, I'll take it.

tonythetiger
May 26th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Nice job Vee. Carry on!!

VeeReeDavJCap81
May 26th, 2010, 05:10 PM
I just realized Venus has lost in the 3rd round at the French 4 of the last 5 times :scared:
Please break the streak

spokenword73
May 26th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Venus playing better than she usually does at this point at the French. Two matches in a row with more winners than errors. And wasn't broken today, I'll take it.
That's what I am talkin 'bout;)

raquel
May 26th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Well done Venus :D

sky20748
May 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM
THIS
Frig some Venus fans are so overly critical. She won a match routinely at the French lets just be happy lol. Venus doesnt really need to "step it up" until the 4th R. If she plays like today on Friday she will win.

:worship:thank you so much because it is so true.Just be glad that she won hell I am.:bounce:

tonybotz
May 26th, 2010, 06:01 PM
step!!

dynamoRockstarr
May 26th, 2010, 06:05 PM
any match where Venus isn't broken and wins in two is a good match, especially on the clay.

nadlinds
May 26th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Great win Venus :)

Defended your points from last year!!!!!!

:bounce::bounce:

cn ireland
May 26th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Venus:yeah:!

Lets hope the curse of the 3rd round doesn't strike again this year:scared:

AnnaK_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 09:39 PM
This match made me worry about Venus' chances against Cibulkova. It was a very poor performance.

envisiond2010
May 26th, 2010, 09:43 PM
This match made me worry about Venus' chances against Cibulkova. It was a very poor performance.

Like you were about her chances against most of her opponents in Madrid , no?

Tennisstar86
May 26th, 2010, 09:52 PM
I dont care what ya'll say, Im liking the controlled aggression of Venus here in Paris.... No will it work as well against a Jankovic who will track down all those balls... wills he tire herself out? we will see...

Ntosake
May 26th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Finally got to watch the match, and it really wasn't that bad after all.

I liked how Venus hung in and fought on some of the deuce games, for one.

And two, she won and thats always a good thing.

Parra Santonja hit some amazing shots as well.

Chakvenus
May 26th, 2010, 11:28 PM
nice win Vee!!
GL against Domi... :unsure:

V's a star
May 27th, 2010, 12:15 AM
This match made me worry about Venus' chances against Cibulkova. It was a very poor performance.

:weirdo: Explain....

tennisbum79
May 27th, 2010, 03:45 AM
Forehand is looking better and better.

Venus even ran around her backhand in order to hit forehands today.
That is confidence.

The shots had good depth, not too many service ground stokes today.
The serve was working fine, the ground strokes clean and crisp.
She was alert, came to the net at the right time.

AnDrEi.b
May 27th, 2010, 07:06 AM
hope you get out soon Venus