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TeeRexx
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:03 AM
VENUS will be playing Hantuchova in the semis of the Diamnd Games, so the question comes up as to whether VENUS will win in two or three hard sets or two quick sets?

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I am not even going to consider VENUS losing unless she gets injured because she is playing with a renewed focus and it seems that the goddess wants to get at Clijsters, if they meet in the finals, to pay her back for the win by injury that Kim received last year in L.A..

Also, Hantuchova is not playing the type of tennis that is necessary to beat any of the top three ranked players.
That struggle with Dechy was not a good omen for Dani's aspirations of beating SERENA and/or VENUS anytime soon.

VENUS was not happy with that OZ loss to SERENA and is tuning up to beat baby sis before Roland Garros begins.

VENUS also wants to add another win to keep her eligible to capture that diamond laden racket from the Antwerp event.

It looks like it will be VENUS in two moderate sets.

england_rules
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:06 AM
Once again, no respect for their opponents! :rolleyes: Just because you're so cocky, I hope Hantuchova wins EASILY! :p

TeeRexx
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:09 AM
Not cocky, just confident.
Dani is no Clijsters and VENUS seems healthy and very focused.
Also, VENUS is my fave and I am contractually obligated to support her in all events. :)

england_rules
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:12 AM
Yeah, I expect Venus to beat Dani, but you can't just count her out like that!

TeeRexx
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:16 AM
ER - Relax, I think that you are still a little shell shocked from Hingis' decision to retire.

1jackson2001
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:20 AM
Two moderate sets. ;)

england_rules
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by TeeRexx
ER - Relax, I think that you are still a little shell shocked from Hingis' decision to retire.
That's not it! It's just that Dani deserves respect that's all! And I'm not getting mad!

Rtael
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:26 AM
again, everyone underestimating henin...well...just wait and see, sweeties, wait and see!

Leena
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:28 AM
Nah. 2 easy sets.

TeeRexx
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:47 AM
rtael - Er, um, Juju will be playing Kim in a seperate semi.
This thread is about VENUS playing Hantuchova.

ttaM
Feb 15th, 2003, 02:51 AM
Yep, in 2

SerenaSlam
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:01 AM
Dani is no Clijsters, and Clijsters is no Serena, and is not even compared in a class of being able to beat Venus too me. Id put my money on Lindsay Davenport against Venus before I put anything on Clijsters. any way

Venus in 2! 6-3 6-4

Alek
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:03 AM
2 easy sets

Leena
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:05 AM
Alx agrees with me... that makes me smrt. Hoorah.

LeonHart
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:33 AM
2 sets, maybe 6-4 6-3 something of that sort. To beat the williams you can't use power, but that's all dani's got, no variety!

goodolvs
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:42 AM
2 sets without tiebreak!

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:49 AM
Venus would prevail in this encounter. Dani remains brittle mentally. I hope she'd give Venus some scare though.:eek:

LUIS9
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:50 AM
no doubt two rather simple sets i doubt if she can even repeat a 63 64 like their last meeting.i mean she has not been playing to the standards of a top ten player even less so to the standards of a top 5 player.its probably venus well not probably 92% chance that it will be venus 6363 if at all only if she loses focus or her serve momentarily will hantuchova make it more even like a 64 or 75 but very doubtful.venus is playing rather superbly and hantuchova has been struggling since the birth of christ! sorry for the bad sarcasm but honestly she better get her act together and really stop struggling with players she really shouldnt.

LeonHart
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:53 AM
Its not that Hantuchova is playing bad lately. She's been having the results a top 10 is suppose to have. But...its just that enable to BEAT the williams, i think you should have variety rather than just match power shot by shot. If you just compete with power against them, you would lose. That's why players like Loit, and Clijsters, players with variety can bring the sisters to 3 sets and Hantuchova can't!

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 04:04 AM
Unfortunately, Dani seems to lack the inner belief that top players should possess. Whenever she commits errors, she looks at her coach. She's a talented player but she needs to believe in her game and just keep on fighting like the William sisters.;)

Gowza
Feb 15th, 2003, 04:51 AM
anything can happen in tennis and dani has the game and the potential to beat the top players.

Gowza
Feb 15th, 2003, 04:52 AM
and i'm sure that dani knows that she has a lot of points to defend soon and she wants to gain as many points as possible now to make it easier on her if she doesn't win IW again.

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 04:52 AM
You could only hope for the best Gowza.;)

Clumsythief
Feb 15th, 2003, 05:04 AM
I'd say 3 sets.
DANI will win 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Rtael
Feb 15th, 2003, 05:23 AM
I am not even going to consider VENUS losing unless she gets injured because she is playing with a renewed focus and it seems that the goddess wants to get at Clijsters to pay her back for the win by injury that Kim received last year in L.A..

Your comment Tee, you seem to be just assuming (and assuming that venus is assuming) that clijsters will be her opponent in the final =P

martinarules
Feb 15th, 2003, 05:50 AM
Venus wins in 2 easy sets 6-3 6-2

vs1
Feb 15th, 2003, 05:58 AM
two routine sets

spudrsca
Feb 15th, 2003, 07:55 AM
Venus in two easy sets.
I don't know what's wrong with Hantuchova, I've seen both matches of her and she moves very very badly.

Chance
Feb 15th, 2003, 08:15 AM
I get nervous reading these type of threads - and SerenaSlams comments

All I'll say is GOOD LUCK VEE

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 09:05 AM
yeah sunset, she might need that in the finals against kim.;)

Chance
Feb 15th, 2003, 09:57 AM
BT----- despite my irritation I can't help but grin at you------

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by sunset
BT----- despite my irritation I can't help but grin at you------

ok, thanks, first time for me to see an irritation and grin combined...you must be talented like your idol.:D

Crazy Canuck
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:00 AM
I don't know what's wrong with Hantuchova, I've seen both matches of her and she moves very very badly.

Being 5'11 and weighing about 120 pounds might have something to do with that.

Chance
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:02 AM
I don't have any idols

:angel:

schris
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:03 AM
I think Venus will beat her in 2 sets, Daniela was not playing so good in her last 2 matches.

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by sunset
I don't have idols

I mean favorites eh....:o :worship: :o

tennisIlove09
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:08 AM
Two of my faves. I hope it's a great match! May the best gal win!

BasicTennis
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:20 AM
I just wanted a great finals.:bounce:

diggerariel
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:37 AM
Venus will lose in 3 sets. :D

Shedevil
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:57 AM
I'm soooo hoping 3 sets, I'm gonna be there, you see and I don't want to be back home after just 1h of tennis.

Elleke
Feb 15th, 2003, 11:58 AM
good luck Venus! win it in two please :D

TeeRexx
Feb 16th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Two sets! :)