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Uranus
May 29th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Both girls have had a great clay court season. Venus won all their meetings, but the last one dates back from 2007, the first three before 2004 and Nadia's breakthrough on the circuit.

spokenword73
May 29th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Allez Venus! This your moment!

Shvedbarilescu
May 29th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Both girls are playing sensationally. I really have no idea who will win this match. It's a very tough one for both girls. I am pretty sure the winner of this match will go on to take up the place as the finalist from the bottom half of the draw though.

Ellery
May 29th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Venus easily.

KBdoubleu
May 29th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Tough match. Hopefully Venus comes out on top. After this, the draw is wide open for either to make the final.

Ryan
May 29th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Both girls are playing sensationally. I really have no idea who will win this match. It's a very tough one for both girls. I am pretty sure the winner of this match will go on to take up the place as the finalist from the bottom half of the draw though.



Disagree. Venus - definitely, this is her half to lose. Nadia...I could see her going down to Flavia or Caro easily if either make the Semis. Then again, beating Aravane and Venus B2B might clear Nadia's head a bit...not. :tape:

VishaalMaria
May 29th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Disagree. Venus - definitely, this is her half to lose. Nadia...I could see her going down to Flavia or Caro easily if either make the Semis. Then again, beating Aravane and Venus B2B might clear Nadia's head a bit...not. :tape:

But then, can you not see Venus going down to Flavia?

Flavias a very very tough opponent for Venus if they meet this tournament.

hdfb
May 29th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Hard to choose Nadia... Venus hasn't been challenged yet though she doesn't look to be in top form (which is good as she should peak for the final :inlove:) but I think even if Nadia comes close to winning the match she will find a way to choke, so Venus all the way.

Slutiana
May 29th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Disagree. Venus - definitely, this is her half to lose. Nadia...I could see her going down to Flavia or Caro easily if either make the Semis. Then again, beating Aravane and Venus B2B might clear Nadia's head a bit...not. :tape:
Pretty much. Nadia could even lose to Scheepers if she made the QF. :lol:

Bronx19
May 29th, 2010, 01:53 PM
I would love to back Petrova, but as a punter, you just cant trust her. How many times does she play great tennis for 3-4 rounds, and then walks out and bashes everything out of court?

envisiond2010
May 29th, 2010, 01:54 PM
But then, can you not see Venus going down to Flavia?

Flavias a very very tough opponent for Venus if they meet this tournament.

so true, but Venus won their last match up on red clay. I'm thinking she will be even more prepared this time if they were to meet.

VishaalMaria
May 29th, 2010, 01:56 PM
so true, but Venus won their last match up on red clay. I'm thinking she will be even more prepared this time if they were to meet.

Hopefully but I'm hoping Caroline Wozniacki sorts it out!

Chorophyll
May 29th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Venus should win comfortably. NID.

ED fan forever
May 29th, 2010, 01:59 PM
If Lena doesn't go far I'd like to see Nadia do well. Just to remind people that the Russians are still a force to be reckoned with.:p

tennnisfannn
May 29th, 2010, 02:00 PM
nadia has no problem beating serena on clay, perhaps that might inspire her. I hae to root against nadia but I love vee too much

Ryan
May 29th, 2010, 02:04 PM
But then, can you not see Venus going down to Flavia?

Flavias a very very tough opponent for Venus if they meet this tournament.



I just think Venus is mentally tougher than Nadia. Flavia or Caro would definitely be tough opponents for her, I just like Venus' attitude this whole tournament. Nadia could lose to anyone though, and Caro beat her at Charleston, so...go Caro and Nadia. :lol:

sweetpeas
May 29th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Venus!

VeeReeDavJCap81
May 29th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Venus FTW!!!

debopero
May 29th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Nadia's style of play is the butter to venus's toast :) .

Ballbasher
May 29th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Venus 6-2 6-2.

Chakvenus
May 29th, 2010, 02:30 PM
i see this one as being potentially tricky, but i'm really not all that worried.
as posters have said, Nadia plays a fast, 'hit winners' game that Venus seems to match up well against.
go Vee!!

Tennisstar86
May 29th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Not sure, I feel like the style Venus is playing even if Nadia gets ahead playing well Venus can rally with her until her head gets in the way and she chokes.

Zweli
May 29th, 2010, 02:42 PM
If Venus gets that serve going,Nadia will be history
Come on Vee,let's go!!

Gdsimmons
May 29th, 2010, 02:48 PM
I think the weather can play a huge factor in this

Myggen
May 29th, 2010, 02:50 PM
nadia has no problem beating serena on clay, perhaps that might inspire her. I hae to root against nadia but I love vee too much

As long as they are not playing in a slam, you are right. But sadly for her, now they are.

Dodoboy.
May 29th, 2010, 05:41 PM
TOUGH TOUGH match to call! REALLY tough!

Vee should win this though!

friendsita
May 29th, 2010, 06:45 PM
The Queen in 2

DOUBLEFIST
May 29th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Vee in two. She'll be on fire and serve big, show surprising control. She'll make Nadia move too much.





















...I hope.

bandabou
May 29th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Tricky match....but if Nadia had so much trouble closing out Rezai, hmmm....

hankqq
May 29th, 2010, 09:39 PM
If both play well, I think Venus will win but it won't be easy. Nadia has been peaking at the slams this year it seems :lol: :p

renstar
May 29th, 2010, 09:53 PM
can I just say 4 words

Nadia Kim Australian Open

mckyle.
May 29th, 2010, 10:13 PM
It's weird; Nadia and Venus played three times when Nadia was still a relatively unknown player, and only once since Nadia became a Top 20 player. Their H2H is pretty much useless in determining this match. I think Venus will win :)

Willam
May 29th, 2010, 10:40 PM
even though I'd LOVE to see nadia taking this one, is just hard to see one of the williams losing on a GS until it actually happens. :shrug:

I think that you guys shouldn't call the winner of this match finalist already because Elena and Caro are still in the run, and even though Lena has been playing crappy tennis lately, she always steps it up when she has to play top players.

venutite aigu
May 29th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Vee in 2 sets:shrug:

cozy411
May 29th, 2010, 10:49 PM
I could see Petrova getting ahead in both sets only to choke both leads and still loose in straights

Direwolf
May 29th, 2010, 11:29 PM
Nadia Respects Venus ...

so...

its Venus game to lose...


Seriously...
2 threads??

Valanga
May 29th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Come on Nadya

Roookie
May 29th, 2010, 11:50 PM
Both are playing very well....could go either way...should be a good match.

tennisphilia
May 30th, 2010, 12:31 AM
Venus in straight sets.

MrSerenaWilliams
May 30th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Either, but if Venus wins this, she's in the final.

Mana
May 30th, 2010, 06:08 AM
I honestly think Nadia can win.

Inger67
May 30th, 2010, 06:20 AM
I really can't see Venus losing this. Hopefully not a jinx! :bolt: