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TeeRexx
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:51 PM
VENUS will be playing Patty Schnyder in her first round of the WTA Championships on Wednesday, the 6th.

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20021016/i/1034736236.3960430695.jpg

This will not be a routine match for VENUS because Patty has been playing recently and has just com off a nice win over Davenport.
VENUS has been in one event since the Open and she suffered a surprise loss to an inspired Maleeva in that event.

Even though VENUS usually starts off tournaments slow and Patty is a quality opponent, I expect the Goddess to squeeze the juice out of the Swiss player in two tough sets.

england_rules
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:53 PM
I say three sets Venus wins something like 6-3, 4-6, 6-4! GO PATTY!!!!

GrandSlammed
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:56 PM
Straight sets Venus.. after being down a break in both sets.

wongqks
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:57 PM
I think two tough sets for Venus or 2-1 to Venus with venus losing the first set and routinely win the next two

treufreund
Nov 3rd, 2002, 09:02 PM
GO PATTY! Beat Williams! You beat Serena, Jenn, Amelie, Lindsay and Daniela this year so now add Venus to your list of casualties!!!!

Serendy Willick
Nov 3rd, 2002, 09:05 PM
Venus will trash PATTY! GOO VENUS!!!

TeeRexx
Nov 3rd, 2002, 09:52 PM
Most knowledgable fans seem to believe that VENUS will take care of Patty as she has done in the past.

HAIL-VENUS
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:02 PM
Whip her ass Vee, as well as everybody else's who threatens to stop you from winning this title. :bounce: :bounce:

anton
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:05 PM
get her venus!

niratti
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:43 PM
Come on Schnyder, i hope you will make a big surprise!! :)

Bright Red
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:23 AM
Venus will handle business ;)

harloo
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:32 AM
Tap that azz Vee!

Allez Venus!!!!:kiss:

Cam'ron Giles
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:37 AM
Beat her down Queen Vee...

tennisIlove09
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:38 AM
H2H

1998-01-19 Australian Open Hardcourt R16 Venus Williams (USA) 6-4 6-1
1998-09-28 Munich Indoor Carpet F Venus Williams (USA) 6-2 3-6 6-2
2000-08-21 New Haven Hardcourt QF Venus Williams (USA) 6-4 6-2
2001-12-31 Gold Coast Hardcourt R16 Venus Williams (USA) 6-0 6-4

The ONLY time Patty took a set from Venus was INDOORS. Isn't this an indoor event? Hmmm...








Venus in two tight sets; 64 75

Venus Forever
Nov 4th, 2002, 01:10 AM
Venus!! One tight set, one Easy Set.

CJ07
Nov 4th, 2002, 02:18 AM
Probably 6-3 3-6 7-5

CC
Nov 4th, 2002, 03:45 AM
Beef Patty and cocoa bread. :lick:

Tennisfan-Mtl
Nov 4th, 2002, 03:52 AM
Good luck Patty :) This will be tough but I honestly think she can do it :)

rightous
Nov 4th, 2002, 03:56 AM
Yeah I think Patty can pull off an upset, her in 3 tough sets:)

BasicTennis
Nov 4th, 2002, 04:08 AM
Patty has the game to beat Venus. Venus being idle for the past weeks can be beaten in this tournament.

CJ07
Nov 4th, 2002, 04:24 AM
I agree, but Vee usually follows a hickup with a bang
and i have a hunch she'l want to put Serena in her place

BasicTennis
Nov 4th, 2002, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by mmcdonald
I agree, but Vee usually follows a hickup with a bang
and i have a hunch she'l want to put Serena in her place

If the meeting was past the first round, then Patty wouldn't have a chance against Venus but, hey, Venus must be sleepless by now just thinking about Patty.:p

Experimentee
Nov 4th, 2002, 06:58 AM
Venus will win the two sets. Go Venus!

evaz
Nov 4th, 2002, 10:35 AM
GO PATTY!!!!

schnyder lover
Nov 4th, 2002, 10:50 AM
patty 6-0, 6-0

TeeRexx
Nov 4th, 2002, 11:54 AM
I see that schnyder lover still is unable to say no to halucagenic drugs. :)

Williams Rulez
Nov 4th, 2002, 11:58 AM
Venus will win easy! :p

Vincent
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:13 PM
yeah , i agree with Schnyder Lover
beat venus as 6-0 6-0:)

Philip
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:58 PM
Go Patty!

schris
Nov 4th, 2002, 01:10 PM
GO VENUS !

cooolconchita
Nov 4th, 2002, 01:24 PM
venus will win this 6/2 6/1.

whenever a match gets hyped, venus usually blasts her opponent away - a la davenport!

venusstar
Nov 4th, 2002, 01:26 PM
VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Need I say more?

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2002, 01:51 PM
Well, I think Venus will probably win but... I hope PATTY will TRASH her (sorry, just reversing the "trashing" sentiment in the thread) :D.

tennisfan1972
Nov 4th, 2002, 05:24 PM
How many sets has Patty Taken off Venus does anybody know. I see that their head to head is 4-0 in Venus' favor. So at most Patty is 4-8 in sets . Smart Money is on Venus Williams. As talented as patty snyder is, I just really cant see her taking out Venus after the solid year venus has had. Even if Venus is rusty i see venus still winning in 2 easy sets.Patty does not trouble Venur in my opinion. Patty hits high loopy balls . Venus loves high looping balls so she hit better angles on her winners. this is a no brainer. Venus in 2 sets, not losing more than 6 or 7 games. Not to mention this match is at night, giving Venus a stage to entertain.Venus wont lose before the finals, just like she has done most of the year. Expect Venus to meet her little sister in the final and get her a little bit of revenge.

Doris Loeffel
Nov 4th, 2002, 06:06 PM
hmmm don't underestimate Patty!!! I think it's going to be a though one for Venus and Patty has a chance against her. Even when having lost the previous meetings!!

Allleeezzz Patty!!!!!

Helen Lawson
Nov 4th, 2002, 06:13 PM
Of course Patty has chances. She beat Serena this year, fair and square, so you have to believe she can beat Venus also. The problem for Patty is, I am certain Venus will not underestimate her, given the win over Serena and the Zurich title. So it will make it all the tougher for Patty. If I had to place money on this, Venus, not even a question, but Patty could win it, also. Have I waffled enough?

I read a magazine this weekend, they had that picture of Venus and Serena. The fashion lady did not like the clothes, and captioned the picture "Double Fault."

TeeRexx
Nov 4th, 2002, 06:50 PM
quote:
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I read a magazine this weekend, they had that picture of Venus and Serena. The fashion lady did not like the clothes, and captioned the picture "Double Fault."
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So what the hell has that statement got to do about whether VENUS can beat Schnyder?

Helen Lawson
Nov 4th, 2002, 06:56 PM
It was the picture you posted, plus it was sort of funny "double fault." I thought you would want to know given you go for Venus (I mean behind Jenn of course).

TeeRexx
Nov 4th, 2002, 06:59 PM
Maybe the Police Gazette can have a photo of Winona Rider and Jenn Capriati with the same caption beneath it as well. :p

QUEENLINDSAY
Nov 4th, 2002, 07:59 PM
GO PATTY!!!!!!!!

anton
Nov 4th, 2002, 08:03 PM
get patty!! :(

Dawn Marie
Nov 4th, 2002, 08:06 PM
So she won a match over Serena, that doesn't mean a thing playing VENUS! Alot of the players say they play differently.

GO VENUS!:)

anton
Nov 4th, 2002, 08:11 PM
dawn that win was on clay and this is indoors.

Patty did take venus to 3 sets at the grand slam cup in germany in 1999(?), but i think venus will win.

Venus hit 1 serve that literatly knocked the racket out of pattys hand. they showed it on replay.

nander
Nov 4th, 2002, 09:17 PM
Queen Lindsay
You are so predictable.
Patty beating Venus won't help Lindsay beat Monica. Or will it?

QUEENLINDSAY
Nov 4th, 2002, 09:47 PM
Lindsay dont need help!!!!!!!
BTW what is your problem if I cheer for Patty????
Did I hit a nerve???? sorry!!!!!!

heres one more!!!!!!!
GO PATTY!!!!!!!

Serendy Willick
Nov 4th, 2002, 10:52 PM
VENUS WILL CRUSH PATTY, LINDSAY AND EVERYONE IN HER HALF!

AgassiGirl16
Nov 4th, 2002, 10:53 PM
Hi everyone,
I think Venus will pull it off in 3 sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2...something like that...Venus can usually win the first set, and then go off to blow them away in the 2nd and third. But I hope Patty will come off with an upset.

Mary Kate

SerialKiller#69
Nov 5th, 2002, 03:13 AM
Goodluck to both of the players...

GrandSlammed
Nov 5th, 2002, 04:18 AM
To quote B.L.King... "It's up to Venus.. she's either going to win it or lose it"... this was said by Billie back in '99 and it still applys. ;)

BasicTennis
Nov 5th, 2002, 05:45 AM
Venus chose to be on a losing streak right now.hehehe isn't she bored with tennis yet.:p

tennnisfannn
Nov 5th, 2002, 06:00 AM
Last year venus did not play after the USO till Gold coasr and she bagelled patty. Patty has lost the surprise element and now when she steps on court playersa are gonna be aware of her. Venus will definitely be prepared for her. Look for her to steam roll then draw. Both the sisters have proven time and again that they do not need lots of practise to be match tough. patty will only provide a much need practise session. venus has the no.1 player at her breakfast table everyday and gets all the pracrtise she needs.

2284
Nov 5th, 2002, 06:46 AM
Weren't a lot of those losses to Venus when Patty was on her orange juice only diet?

I think Venus will win, but it may be tougher than she expects

DutchieGirl
Nov 5th, 2002, 11:18 AM
hmm...

a. Patty was never on an OJ ONLY diet...

b. Luci, she may well do, but many people might be cheering for other players!

2284
Nov 5th, 2002, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by inkyfan
hmm...

a. Patty was never on an OJ ONLY diet...
!
I was exaggerating. At one stage, Patty had a coach who put her on a ridiculous diet

BasicTennis
Nov 5th, 2002, 11:35 AM
With Patty's current form, Venus must be having some sleepless nights right now and could be practicing her forehand stroke 5 hours per day.:angel:

schnyder lover
Nov 5th, 2002, 12:18 PM
coolconchita - i don't see how venus always performs when matches are hyped. you have to realise that the only matches which she has played that have been really hyped by anyone except the people on this board and the wta have been against serena - and this year she has played shockingly in all those matches - surely even you williams fans would admitt that the standard of those matches has been well below the level which the girls can play at.

also i think a lot of you don't consider the fact that patty has re-discovered her game this year after playing awfully for 3 years. yes venus beat patty on the gold coast, but patty was smashed by tanasugarn and seles in the next two tournaments - so what does that prove?

you can't go by past matches - patty has been an unpredictable player (even this year), and when she plays at her peak she gives every player problems. if venus loves the high bouncing balls so much why isn't her best surface clay?

jay_k
Nov 5th, 2002, 01:43 PM
Venus in two ,if she is little off then maybe three .