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Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:28 AM
They are about to go on court. :) GOOD LUCK MEG!

PhoenixStorm
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Go VENUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:38 AM
1-0 Venus.

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:39 AM
2bps already for the Queen! Wonderful!

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:40 AM
2-0 Venus :)

vs1
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:42 AM
COME ON QUEEN VEE!!! :bounce:

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:43 AM
3-0 Venus...whoa..these are REALLY quick games!

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:44 AM
so far clean tennis from the queen :)

vs1
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:44 AM
Wow! It's going quick. Let's hope Vee keeps the momentum up!
GO VEE! :worship:

PhoenixStorm
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:46 AM
somebody's gettin' a beat down
somebody's gettin' a beat down
go tell ya mama
go tell ya mama
somebody's gettin' a beat down

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:46 AM
Venus leads 3-1

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:51 AM
3 errors and a double in that game from venus :(....loss of focus right there! she will pick it up again hopefully :)

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:51 AM
shaugnessy won 9 of last 10 points....WTF?

Mikey
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:52 AM
A hold at love for Meghann :D

3-3 :D

vs1
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:52 AM
That's OK. It's on serve now. Vee will just need to focus a bit more.
COME ON VEE!!!

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:54 AM
whew..Venus holds to lead 4-3

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:56 AM
errors from venus, but she leads 4-3, bout to pick up the smack down again :)

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 12:57 AM
venus unlike serena, tends to wait and get underneath her opponents skin, but if she isn't careful the tables could be turned! pick it up venus! win in straights, we want jen, we want jen

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:02 AM
long game for Megan to hold.....

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:04 AM
Meg struggles but holds :D

4-4

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:06 AM
Quick hold for Vee

5-4 Venus

ßcoene
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:06 AM
This is the time for Venus to raise her game.

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:08 AM
Pretty good match so far! :)

W/UE ratio

Meghann: 8/9
Venus: 10/9

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:09 AM
Meghann serving 4-5

15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
Game Meghann

5-5 :D

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:09 AM
Meghann holds for 5-all

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:10 AM
5-5 Meg holds! :)

Meg: 11/9
Venus: 11/9

Keep it up Meghann!

gweeny
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:10 AM
Venus sometimes has trouble with Megan. So this might be a tough match. Go Venus :bounce:

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:11 AM
Pretty good match so far! :)

W/UE ratio

Meghann: 8/9
Venus: 10/9

Both are now at 11-9 ;)

Meghann has four aces and two doubles, while Vee only has the two doubles

Meghann has actually won more points than Venus :devil:

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:11 AM
Other stats Meghann has 4 aces

fastest first serve:

Meghann:112 mph
Venus: 114 mph

average serve speed:

Meghann: 105 mph :eek:
Venus: 103 mph

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:11 AM
Come on Meghann, you can do it. You can beat her :D :bounce: :bounce:

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:12 AM
Another quick service game from Venus

6-5*

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:12 AM
Venus leads 6-5 :)

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:13 AM
This next game would be a nice one to win Venus. ;)

Break her!!

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:14 AM
6-5 :(

Please hold for a tiebreak!

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:14 AM
6-5 another easy hold for the server, but i feel venus is trying to play the "error" free tennis, letting megan do more of the dicating, and that to me hurts her more than it does help her

ßcoene
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:16 AM
I know Meghann is playing good this year but I don't really understand why Venus has so much troubles. Maybe that's because when I saw Meghann play this year she didn't play that well, probably she's playing much better this time.

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:16 AM
I want a TB...when two players are playing this well...a TB is only appropriate

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:16 AM
I really wish they could've shown this match live on tv :( Maybe they'll show parts of it tomorrow afternoon :)

30-0 to 30 all! FIGHT MEG

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:17 AM
Deuce!

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:18 AM
Meg serving 5-6

15-0
30-0 :D
30-15
30-30 :mad:
30-40 OMG PFFFF....
Deuce
AD Meg :D
Game

6-6 :D

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:18 AM
I really wish they could've shown this match live on tv :( Maybe they'll show parts of it tomorrow afternoon :)

30-0 to 30 all! FIGHT MEG

Actually they're showing this taped match tonite 11pm pac. time (2am eastern).

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:18 AM
I really wish they could've shown this match live on tv :( Maybe they'll show parts of it tomorrow afternoon :)

30-0 to 30 all! FIGHT MEG

i thought espn was showing this match tonight at 11pm

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:19 AM
TB time! :)

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Woah 2 replies! Don't I feel stupid. lmao! Okay I guess it's time for me to find a tape then. :D

1st set tiebreak!

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:20 AM
tiebreaker...im glad to see venus finally get tested when she is off, to someone other than Serena :)

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:20 AM
Meg up 3-1 in the tiebreak! :D

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:21 AM
come on Venus

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:21 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VENUS!!!!

3-2 meghan.

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:22 AM
Let's go Venus let's go!

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:22 AM
5-2 Meg! :D

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:22 AM
5-2 Meg in TB..:(

ßcoene
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:23 AM
Can Venus turn things around, I hope so.

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:23 AM
Amazing match from Meg

set point

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:23 AM
Triple :eek: :eek: :eek:

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:23 AM
meg won 7-2

WTF!!!!!!

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:24 AM
Shaughnessy leads Williams 7-6(2)

:D :bounce:

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:24 AM
gald to see venus being tested like i said earlier. Venus needed this if she is wanting to take on Jennifer.

Megan takes first set 7-6 (7-2)...but don't count the queen out

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:24 AM
Shaughnessy-V.Williams

1-1
3-1
3-2
4-2
5-2 :)
6-2 Meg is cracking those winners!
7-2 UE from Venus!

1st set Shaughnessy 7-6 (7-2)! Keep it up Meghann! Well I gotta go, good luck to Meghann for the rest of the match. :)

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:24 AM
Meghan wins the TB 7-2! :eek: :o

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Match Summary Shaughnessy Williams
1st Serve % 50% 59%
Aces 4 0
Double Faults 4 3
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 16 of 22 = 73% 17 of 20 = 85%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 13 of 22 = 59% 4 of 14 = 29%
Winners (Including Service) 15 12
Unforced Errors 11 15
Break Point Conversions 1 of 1 = 100 % 1 of 5 = 20 %
Net Approaches 6 of 9 = 67 % 4 of 4 = 100 %
Total Points Won 42 36
Fastest Match Serve Speed 112 MPH 114 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 104 MPH 103 MPH

gweeny
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Venus win the next 2 sets easily, show meg why you are the no 2 player in the world :D

brickhousesupporter
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:26 AM
Venus needs to get her ass in gear. This match is getting very complicated. Come on Venus. Do the dam thing.

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:27 AM
OH YES!! :D :D

Meghann wipes the floor with Williams 7-2 in the tiebreak. :bounce:

I think Capriati is gonna have a tough game against Meghann in the QF ;)

Come on Meghann!! - finish this one off :bounce: :bounce:

switz
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:28 AM
gald to see venus being tested like i said earlier. Venus needed this if she is wanting to take on Jennifer.

Megan takes first set 7-6 (7-2)...but don't count the queen out

:rolleyes:

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:28 AM
send her home venus! Take it in 3!!

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:30 AM
Meghann holds :)

7-6 1-0

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:31 AM
Meg always gets pumped up when she plays Venus...

On the other hand...she always get crushed by Jen...strange

And to think Vee had a 3-0 lead points for a 5-3 lead and a set point at 6-5 up...

Vee needs a wakeup call once in a while...

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:31 AM
megan is going for a lot, but what gets me is, venus isn't really going for much, only 12 winners so far...weird

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:31 AM
Wow, some impressive stats from Meg, 6 aces, 0 for Venus :eek: go Venus! :bounce:

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:32 AM
Meg leads 1-0. Ok good thing we're still on serve. When I refreshed the SB I think it was in the transition of showing AD Meg and 1-0 Meg...so it it showed both: AD Meg 1-0.....I was like :eek: nooooo! I thought Meg broke Venus and was about to hold serve for a 2-0 lead. :o

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:32 AM
BP Meg...Vee is getting more than she can handle tonight :eek:

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:32 AM
Venus down two break points :D
One saved...

Deuce :(

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:33 AM
this seems to be the venus we saw at the US Open against Chanda Rubin, she wasn't going for much and it still cost her, b/c Chanda played well, same thing is happening, but I think she just might go out this time to megan...i never doubted megan, i give her a chance anytime if venus is off and not the venus we usually see

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:33 AM
AD Meghann....

WOW 7-6 2-0 :D :D :D

LeonHart
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:34 AM
megan 2-0!!!

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:34 AM
Venus is down 0-2

Get it in gear V :(

SerenaSlam
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:34 AM
megan breaks for 2-0 :eek:

Match Summary Shaughnessy Williams
1st Serve % 54% 57%
Aces 6 1
Double Faults 4 4
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 21 of 28 = 75% 20 of 24 = 83%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 13 of 24 = 54% 4 of 18 = 22%
Winners (Including Service) 19 15
Unforced Errors 13 18
Break Point Conversions 2 of 4 = 50 % 1 of 5 = 20 %
Net Approaches 7 of 11 = 64 % 5 of 5 = 100 %
Total Points Won 52 42
Fastest Match Serve Speed 112 MPH 114 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 102 MPH 100 MPH

clearly she is just going for it, knowing she has nothing to loose, by venus

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:35 AM
interesting, very interesting ;)

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:35 AM
Meghann has a +6 differential in Winners to UE's and a +2 differential in Aces to DF's....

And she's serving at 30-0 :)

Jordan.
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:35 AM
:bounce:

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:36 AM
Venus win the next 2 sets easily, show meg why you are the no 2 player in the world :D

Two Zip to Meghann 2nd set :D :D

Can't you just hear all those Williams fans choking on their words now ;) :wavey:

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:36 AM
A loss here will severly damage Vee's chance of keeping the #2 rank and therefore the #2 seeding at RG

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:37 AM
I want to see Jen vs. Venus. :( C'mon Vee, break back!!! :bounce: :bounce:

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:37 AM
Meg holds to 15

7-6 3-0 :D

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:39 AM
its not over till its over fight venus fight!

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:39 AM
Vee in danger of eing bageled. :eek: C'mon Venus! :bounce:

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:39 AM
I'm choking...I can't breath....wth is going on.

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:40 AM
Meg holds to 15

7-6 3-0 :D

Way to go Meghann!! Easy! Easy! ;) :D

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:40 AM
venus its only one break so far dont make it two or its over! hold then break!

gweeny
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:40 AM
I still think Venus will win, but I am an idealist :)

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:40 AM
Venus down 0-30 again !!! :eek:

brickhousesupporter
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
I know this may sound like an excuse but I really mean it. Is Venus injured?

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Meghann breaks at love :D :bounce:

7-6 4*-0 :eek: :D :D

xan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Match Summary Shaughnessy Williams
1st Serve % 53% 57%
Aces 6 1
Double Faults 4 4
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 23 of 30 = 77% 20 of 24 = 83%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 15 of 27 = 56% 4 of 18 = 22%
Winners (Including Service) 20 16
Unforced Errors 13 20
Break Point Conversions 2 of 4 = 50 % 1 of 5 = 20 %
Net Approaches 8 of 12 = 67 % 5 of 5 = 100 %
Total Points Won 56 43
Fastest Match Serve Speed 112 MPH 114 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 102 MPH 100 MPH

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
wow maybe now she will work on her second serve I mean 4 0 is bad.

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Venus down 4-0..what in the world?

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Wow 4-0 Meghann

Is anyone watching this match.

Freewoman33
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Something is wrong with Venus. I don't care how good Meghann is playing, a healthy Venus will not lose a match this easily

brickhousesupporter
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:41 AM
What the hell is going on today. This is a weird round 4. This can not be happening.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:42 AM
whoa !!!!!!!

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:42 AM
Vee is getting her ass kicked in the second set...

Hopefully Meg will be pumped enuf to put up some resistance against Jen

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:42 AM
when u take the court leave the excuses behind. GO VENUS FIGHT!

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:43 AM
I don't think Venus is injured, I think she's just a tad bit off and Meghann is playing really, really well

But it is a definate possibility

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:43 AM
Damn! Venus is hardly winning any points. :eek: :sad:

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:44 AM
Hey..If Meg wins this, I will def give her , her props, guess that training is paying off.


Venus .....hmmmmmm....no words yet

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:45 AM
Whoa, 5-0 :D

I wanna see a bagel Meg :D

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:45 AM
Meg is playing out of her mind tennis.

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:45 AM
Venus down 0-5 :sad: :fiery:

Hold serve Venus! :cool:

Janet
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:46 AM
I think something is wrong with venus!! SHE WOULD NEVER GET A BAGEL!! mrk my word if venus loose something was wrong with her thank god we have serena still it it!!!!!

xan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:46 AM
Wow 5-0! Go Meg!

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:46 AM
I have GOT to stay up and watch this match.....

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:46 AM
I hope Meg keeps this form against Jen and doesn't fizzle like she always does when she plays Jen.

Freewoman33
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:47 AM
I refuse to believe that a healthy Venus would play like this. I'm sorry. Not saying that Venus can't have a bad day, but it is very unusual for her not to win hardly any points at all.

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:48 AM
Please make a huge comeback Venus..

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:48 AM
It ain't over till its ova, BUT, it would appear we are not going to get a Venus Cappy Matchup afterall. .........

Scotso
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:48 AM
lmao @ PhoenixStorm...

yes, someone IS getting a beat down.

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:49 AM
Double mp Meghann

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:49 AM
I guess Mary Joe and Pam will be touting Meg as the new #2 tennis player. ;)

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:49 AM
If this loss doesnt wake Vee up about her second serve nothing will

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:50 AM
This is absolutely fantastic - Venus getting her ass whipped :D

Way to go Meghann :bounce:

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:51 AM
This is why its great to have two favorites! GO VENUS TRY YOUR BEST BUT SERENA WILL HOLD IT DOWN!

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:51 AM
This is absolutely fantastic - Venus getting her ass whipped :D

Way to go Meghann :bounce:
yup just like daniela :wavey: I guess its the upset tournament

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:52 AM
Could this game be anymore suspenseful.........break point , du, ad , du, ad,

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:52 AM
I don't think Meg made an error the entire 2nd set. What a weird 4th round, all the winners enjoyed breadsticks and bagels. ;)

gweeny
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:52 AM
If this loss doesnt wake Vee up about her second serve nothing will

I agree. Unless she was injured. I think some people need to hit rock bottom before they learn that they need to try new things. Oh well, Venus is still my girl

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:52 AM
Venus still hanging on barely by the skin of her teeth..

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:52 AM
Venus serving to stay in the match

0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40 :eek: :D!
30-40
Deuce :(
AD Meg
Deuce...
AD Venus
Deuce
AD Meg
Deuce :confused:
AD Venus :rolleyes:

Venus holds

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:53 AM
omg she held! Venus held..

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:53 AM
well she is kinda gettin her ass kicked though...as much as i hate to say it. At least she one this game, I can't watch anymore.

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:54 AM
yay no bagel! Don't worry venus no matter what happens serena will avenge you.

Scorpion
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:54 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Meghann!!!! This is incredible!!!

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:54 AM
well she is kinda gettin her ass kicked though...as much as i hate to say it. At least she one this game, I can't watch anymore.
are u watching this live?

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:55 AM
triple match point Meghann

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:55 AM
Her second serve is total BULLSHIT and I just don't understand why she won't fucking fix it

Great match by Meghann...

But like always...she will probably get crushed by Jen

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:56 AM
Venus needs to play more tournaments to stay in a groove.

brickhousesupporter
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:56 AM
I am sorry but I have to watch this match. I have to see how Venus was playing. This result is so unexpected.

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:56 AM
No...won't see until tonight, just going by the score.

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:56 AM
people no one is unbeatable and no one is perfect. It was doubtful venus was going to play all year without a loss....soooo...

GO VENUS! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!


Jen will spank meg next round :kiss:

Janet
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:56 AM
Diffently something wrong with venus!! not saying she can not be beating........but not playing like herslf at all so this lost will wake her up a bit!! MEG. better enjoy this win.........because next time they meet REVENAGE!!!!!!!

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:57 AM
Venus saved 3 more match points...

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:57 AM
Meghann has another THREE match points!
Damn Venus saves yet another one....
And another :eek: :fiery: Don't choke now Meg...

Deuce, omg geez....typical

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:57 AM
If Meg doesn't win this game, she's not gonna win another one

Scorpion
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:58 AM
I wish I can watch this match live..... :(

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:58 AM
um but don't they say that champions win even if they have a bad day? What matters is that she's trying her best and playing her heart out win or lose. GO VENUS FIGHT MAKE HER EARN IT!

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:59 AM
Meg is playing unbelievably, she is winning all the points on Vee's second serve.

Leena
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:59 AM
MEGHANN!

Whatever you do... don't have any thoughts of Elena Bovina... then you're screwed. :)

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:59 AM
AD Meg - now don't fucking choke this one away!
Deuce, lmfao

omg....Vee has a break point.....typical, just typical :mad:

Scorpion
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:00 AM
C'mon Meghann!!!! :bounce:

kournikovafan13
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:01 AM
[23] Meghann Shaughnessy def. [2] Venus Williams 7-6(2) 6-1! :bounce: :eek: :D :D :eek:

Scorpion
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:01 AM
How many match points did Meghann have so far??

switz
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:01 AM
don't these girls every just say "i have had enough!"? There is always suspense on the extremely occsasions when matches like this occur. comeback venus, i don't shaughnessy getting to close to patty in the rankings! although it will be nice to see a non all-willams final for a change

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:01 AM
Meg won 7-6 6-1

congrats
now tennis gets interesting ;)

Jordan.
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:01 AM
Yessssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

brickhousesupporter
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:02 AM
Congratulations Meghan on a well deserved win. Better Luck next time Venus. :sad:

xan
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:02 AM
Match Summary Shaughnessy Williams
1st Serve % 51% 52%
Aces 6 2
Double Faults 5 6
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 28 of 38 = 74% 24 of 31 = 77%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 21 of 37 = 57% 8 of 29 = 28%
Winners (Including Service) 24 22
Unforced Errors 17 32
Break Point Conversions 3 of 9 = 33 % 1 of 6 = 17 %
Net Approaches 11 of 18 = 61 % 6 of 10 = 60 %
Total Points Won 77 58
Fastest Match Serve Speed 112 MPH 114 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 103 MPH 101 MPH

gorecki
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:03 AM
:eek:

rated_next
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:03 AM
let the celebrations begin :D :D :D

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:03 AM
*sigh* Congrats Meghann! :)

I wonder what happened to Venus??

I'm going to have to watch this match tonite...too interesting and wtf to miss.

selesfan
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:03 AM
Congrats Meg! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Now please play like this against Jen. I want to watch at least one competitive match this tournament. Sorry Vee! Regroup and enter some more tournaments. :)

switz
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:04 AM
don't these girls every just say "i have had enough!"? There is always suspense on the extremely rare occsasions when matches like this occur. comeback venus, i don't shaughnessy getting to close to patty in the rankings! although it will be nice to see a non all-willams final for a change

match to shaughnessy
:) :(

xan
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:04 AM
Great win for Meghann!

Those new muscles seem to be producing results.
Her Average serve was harder than Venus's.

Scorpion
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:04 AM
Meghann Shaughnessy did it!!!

You really rock, girl!!! :kiss:

What an upset victory posted by Meghann!!! Absolutely amazing!!!

The very first time a Williams final being spoiled since French Open 2002... (As Venus retired from the match against Kim Clijsters at last year's Year End Chamionships)....

Well Done, Meghann!!!!!

Janet
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:05 AM
Ok, guys who knows what will happen to venus ranking after loosing the
4th round since she did not defend her semi-final points will she still be #2 ?????

gorecki
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:06 AM
WD Meghann :)

no Jennifer vs Venus though :sad:

1jackson2001
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:09 AM
Jen is gonna have a field day with this one..

lin
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:11 AM
Congrats Meghann :) ;)

yukon145
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:14 AM
It's like fate or something that Jenn and Venus are never to meet up or something. I was really hoping a Jenn vs. Venus match, but great job Meghan!

Cybelle Darkholme
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:14 AM
i cant wait to read the interview.

joao
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:18 AM
I AM SHOKED!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :sad: :mad: :fiery: :sad: :eek: :sad:

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 02:27 AM
I AM SHOKED!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :sad: :mad: :fiery: :sad: :eek: :sad:

I AM ECSTATIC :D :) :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Well done Meghann, this tournament doesn't suck half as much as it did :D I'm even hopeful for the doubles now :bounce:

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:05 AM
The match is on tape delay on ESPN2 from 0200 AM to 0400 AM, Late Night Monday, Early Morning Tuesday, March 25. 2003.

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:16 AM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2003/interviews/0324l.html


M. SHAUGHNESSY/V. Williams 7-6, 6-1

An interview with VENUS WILLIAMS

THE MODERATOR: First question for Venus, please.

Q. Does it cushion the disappointment a little bit the way you fought at the end at least?

VENUS WILLIAMS: It's always disappointing to lose but, you know, I think she played real well and stayed in there. You know, she hit a lot of good shots.

Q. Do you think you underestimated her at all?

VENUS WILLIAMS: No, not at all. Not at all. I had a pretty good start. You know, it's impossible to win every match. I tried. But I couldn't seem to get the ball to go in today.

Q. Was wind a huge factor?

VENUS WILLIAMS: The wind? No.

Q. How well do you think you played?

VENUS WILLIAMS: So and so. I think that if I played really well, then there was a really good chance that I would have won the match for sure. But more than anything, I think, you know, she played some real good tennis.

Q. How close did you feel like you were to digging out of that hole there at the end?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I definitely felt that if I could have won a game or two, you know, I would have had a nice chance to get back into the match. And, you know, all I can do is just give her some credit for playing well.

Q. You saved eight matchpoints. Were you thinking, "I can definitely do this" by that point, at that point?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, I always felt that I could do it until I ran out of time. Then, of course, this is the end, so all I can do is just prepare for the clay court season now.

Q. How do your knees feel?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Feeling good.

Q. Was Serena here watching you?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I don't think so.

Q. How different is she than when you've played her in the past? She's obviously bulked up. Is that noticeable in her game?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I think she's the same.

Q. What is your clay court schedule?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Just going to go over to Europe in the beginning of May.

Q. So nothing here?

VENUS WILLIAMS: No.

Q. But Fed Cup?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Yes, I am in Federation Cup.

Q. You lose so infrequently. Is it a little shocking to yourself when you do?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Sure, because I'm not preparing to lose when I'm on the practice court or in the match. I'm not playing to hope to win; I do have the expectation, of course, that the match will be a win for me. More than anything, I think, you know, once I have a loss, then I'm able to go out and work harder. So it's just back to the drawing board.

Q. Do you go back to work now at the design firm, or do you hang around and watch Serena?

VENUS WILLIAMS: I'm going to practice, pretty much.

Q. Can you enjoy a match like that? I mean, obviously it's more enjoyable if you're winning. But a match where you really have to fight, someone's making you play better and better as the match goes on, can you enjoy that?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Sure, I enjoy to compete. That's the whole thing of tennis. If you don't like to compete, then it's not a good sport to be in.


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sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:18 AM
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M. SHAUGHNESSY/V. Williams 7-6, 6-1

An interview with MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. Can you just talk about how it feels to do what you just did?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: It feels great. These are the moments that I play tennis for, is to get on the center court, featured match against a player like Venus, that I really respect. So I live for these times and that's what all my training goes into. So I'm feeling really, really happy right now.

Q. Safe to say you were in the zone?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Well, if you want to call it that. I was playing well, I was following my game plan. That's why I won.

Q. Specifically, what did you do right today?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: I felt like besides the first three games of the match, that I was dictating most of the points, I was playing aggressively, looking for my forehand, serving pretty well, attacking her second serve. So that was definitely the key, with a player like her that's so dominant on the court, it's important that I didn't allow her to run me around.

Q. Was it moments like this that you were thinking about when you signed up for Athlete's Performance and put on that, you know, 15 pounds of muscle? Was that specifically to try to keep up with the Williamses?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Definitely. I think, you know, women's tennis is becoming more and more physical. I felt like I needed to take my physical to another level, so, yeah, two years ago I started to going to Athletes Performance and training with Mark Verstegen there in Tempe. It's been incredible. My entire body has changed. I've gotten much stronger, faster, more endurance, more flexible, more durable. It's just really been an incredible experience.

Q. Does that help you psychologically when you just know that you have, you know, the physical ability and strength to stay on (inaudible)?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: For sure. I know that when I walk out on the court, there's not anybody that's going to beat me because I got tired or I wasn't fast enough or whatever. So that's -- it's definitely a confidence booster, knowing that.

Q. What goes through your mind as you were watching those matchpoints tick off at the end? There were nine.

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: You don't want to know what was going through my mind. Yeah, I definitely took a little bit too long to finish it there. Was a little bit nervous, didn't go for a couple of shots. She raised her level, that's expected from a player like her. I was happy I ended up finishing it out.

Q. How did the crowd help you today?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: They were great. From the very beginning, they were into it. It's just so much fun playing in front of a crowd like that.

Q. How does this win tonight compare to the one you had over her two years ago?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: I think this one's definitely a little more satisfying, it's in a bigger tournament, on a bigger court. I felt like I played better tennis today, so it's very nice.

Q. Given what's happened in the last four Slams, do you think there's added symbolic value? Players stepping up at a big event, taking out one of the two sisters?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Like I said, for me, it's just -- I just went out there tonight and played my game. I would have done the same if I was playing, you know, a Tier 4 tournament. So it's definitely a little more rewarding when it's on a big stage like this one. So I'm really excited about that.

Q. Do you think the (inaudible) on her forehand? You were working that very successful?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Her backhand is solid. During the key points, I was trying to keep it to the forehand a little more, like she was trying to keep it to my forehand.

Q. What went through your mind the second you realized you'd won?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Little bit of relief there, because there was so much tension in the end to finish it out. But I'm just, you know, I'm so happy. It's not even going to sink in for a little while.

Q. You had a chance to think about the next match, you've got Jennifer in the next match. Are you still buzzing from that game?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: No, I'm not going to worry about that yet. I've got a doubles match tomorrow to focus on first. That's my main focus first and I'll worry about that when it comes.

Q. Was there a moment in the second set as you were 3-love up, 4-love up, 5-love up where you actually stopped and thought, "Is this really happening"?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: No, I was just, you know, I didn't want to think about what was happening. I was just trying to stay focused on what I was doing. I did a good job of that, just kept following my game plan. She started making a few more errors there in the second set. Got a run and got up 5-love pretty quickly. That was very, very important.

Q. Can you give us an idea, how much work it is to put 15 pounds of muscle in two years, how many hours training you do, what you do?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: It's a ton of work. I travel on the road about 25 to 30 weeks a year, and when I'm not on the road, I'm at home training there in Tempe with Mark. I go in there just about every single day. We spend a good three or four hours not just on weights, but on everything, flexibility, recovery, all kinds of things. It's definitely -- it takes a ton of time, but it's an investment that I've wanted to make and I'm so happy about it because I see the rewards.

Q. When did you start?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: I started training with Mark two years ago now.

Q. You had said before that one of the things that you and he work on is your quickness?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Uh-hmm. Yeah, we do a lot of power training explosiveness, a lot of speed. We focus on everything. Like I said, it comes down to endurance, flexibility, everything. We get each component of the physical aspect and, like I said, its really paid off. I'm so thankful for that.

Q. Did you do any special mental training, sports psychologists, anything like that?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: I do. I do some hypnosis, actually. I have some CDs that I listen to at night just to kind of put what I want to have in my mind, so I spend quite a lot of time doing that, too.

Q. What kind of hypnosis would you need before playing Venus?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Well, it's not a particular hypnosis that I do, you know, before playing Venus or anyone. It's just something I do for myself to have, you know, positive thoughts in my mind and be at peace with myself pretty much.

Q. Playing someone like her, though, I mean she's such a dominating force. You get the feeling a lot of people don't think they can win against her. How do you get over that?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Well, that's not really how I think. I definitely know that if I don't play well and do things properly, she'll probably blow me off the court pretty quickly because she's so strong. But I know that if I follow my game plan and play aggressively and take chances, that I have a shot.

Q. That was your game plan tonight?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Definitely (smiling).

Q. I know a lot of baseball players and football players work at Athletes Performance. Are you the only tennis player or are there others?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: No, Mary Pierce, she works out there quite a bit. Some of the younger American girls go there, not very often, because nobody lives there. So they go just weeks here and there. I'm definitely the most consistent one there, because I live there.

Q. When was the last time you hit a stab volley that bounced on your opponent's side of the net and bounced back over?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: I can't really remember (smiling). It's been a while.

Q. Seriously, though, you hit a shot like that. In the back of your head are you thinking, "This has got to be my night"?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Definitely. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I practice that shot. Like I said, I wanted it to go in so badly that I just put everything I had to get it over the net, and it was my night tonight.

Q. Now that you have beaten Venus, do you feel you could beat Serena, or is it another league up there? Is she in another league, is she stronger than Venus?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: I wouldn't say she's in another league. They're different players with different strengths and different weaknesses. So I wouldn't say that, you know, -- I wouldn't jump to any conclusions. I'm just going to take it one match at a time. I've got Jennifer in a couple days here and that's all I'm going to think about now.

Q. How did you like the children plus the marriage proposal on your way out?

MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY: Yeah (laughing). Pretty nice, I'm flattered.


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Burberry
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:23 AM
Venus made no excuses for her loss.... Nice!!! :)

So the words from Venus personally will put all the doubters (Especially the Williams fans) away who have been thinking that Venus was carrying an injury when playing the match tonite!!!

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 04:38 AM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/pr/news20356.html


Meghan Shaughnessy Upsets Venus Williams

Venus Williams overcame eight match points but couldn't sustain a last-ditch rally and lost to fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 Monday night at the NASDAQ-100 Open.

The fourth-round upset spoiled a potential quarterfinal showdown between the No. 2-seeded Williams and No. 6 Jennifer Capriati.

Advancing instead was Shaughnessy, who is seeded 23rd and beat Williams for only the second time in their seven meetings.

"I'm so happy," she said. "It's not even going to sink in for a little while."

Shaughnessy fell behind 3-0 and then began to dominate, whipping shots into the corners that put Williams on the defensive. Shaughnessy won the final four points in the tiebreaker, then raced to a 5-0 lead in the second set before Williams dug in.

She saved four match points in the sixth game, then four more in the next game.

"You don't want to know what was going through my mind," Shaughnessy said with a laugh. "I definitely took too long to finish it there. I was a little nervous and didn't go for a couple of shots."

Williams made forehand errors on the final three points, slapping a shot 6 feet long on the ninth match point. Shaughnessy thrust both fists to the sky with glee, then happily walked to the net, where Williams greeted her with a smile and a handshake.


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irma
Mar 25th, 2003, 05:12 AM
:eek:

seems that working her ass off did shaughnessy good :)

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 07:59 AM
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There will be no Sister Act Part III this year at the NASDAQ-100 Open...

BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@herald.com

There will be no Sister Act Part III this year at the NASDAQ-100 Open.

World No. 2 Venus Williams saved eight match points, then succumbed on the ninth Monday night, as 22nd-ranked Meghann Shaughnessy of Scottsdale, Ariz., upset Williams 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park.

''These are the moments I play tennis for,'' said a beaming Shaughnessy, 23, who will meet fifth-ranked Jennifer Capriati on Wednesday in a quarterfinal. ``I live for these times, and that's what all my training goes into. So I'm feeling really, really happy right now.''

She should. Williams, 22, has been in the last two of three Key Biscayne finals, losing to sister Serena last year and in 1999. Venus has won 29 singles titles, including four Grand Slams.

''You know, it's impossible to win every match,'' Williams said. ``I tried. But I couldn't seem to get the ball to go in today.

``She played real well and stayed in there. It's back to the drawing board.''

It was the late-night match that brought most of the night-session crowd of 10,473 to its feet.

After pulling out the first-set tiebreaker, Shaughnessy, ranked as high as 11th last year, cruised to a 5-0 lead in the second set. Williams saved four match points in the next game to bring it to 5-1.

With Shaughnessy serving for the match, Williams repeatedly fought to survive. At 40-0, Shaughnessy's volley hit the net. At 40-30, Shaughnessy hit a forehand deep. At ad-in, Venus hit a beautiful forehand passing shot to bring it back to deuce. After another exchange of points, Venus hit a forehand into the net to make it ad-out and match point No. 9.

With the crowed screaming, Shaughnessy served and Williams returned it way long.

Game. Set. Match.

''I definitely took a little bit too long to finish it there,'' said Shaughnessy, who has beaten Williams once in five matches. ``There was a little bit of relief there, because there was so much tension in the end.''

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Mar 25th, 2003, 08:07 AM
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Venus bounced

By Karen Crouse, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 25, 2003

KEY BISCAYNE -- The Williams sisters chased Meghann Shaughnessy into the weight room. The Scottsdale, Ariz., resident signed up for personal trainer Mark Verstegen's boot camp outside of Phoenix two years ago because she was tired of being a twig among sequoias.

Under Verstegen's direction, she gained 15 pounds and a ton of confidence. She was ready for her close-up. Monday night the Stadium court spotlights found her, and oh how they flattered Shaughnessy's bulked-up silhouette.

Shaughnessy upset Venus Williams 7-6 (2), 6-1 in a fourth-round match at the Nasdaq-100 Open at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. It was her second victory in seven meetings against Williams, 22, but her first since Venus ascended to No. 1 last year and then settled in at No. 2 behind younger sister Serena.

Williams saved eight match points but Shaughnessy, 23, was too strong on this night to be denied.

She attacked Williams' forehand with a vengeance. She hit short forehand crossing shots for winners. She hit an involuntary backhand volley for a deep winner. My goodness, she even uncorked a 106-mph second serve on her ninth match point.

Shaughnessy did everything but turn out the lights when she was done.

"It's always disappointing to lose," Williams said, "but I think she played real well. She hit a lot of good shots, made some good shots."

Shaughnessy felt great after her match, albeit a little numb. "These are the moments that I play tennis for," she said. "I live for these times."

She credited Verstegen's regimen for giving her the strength to slay one of the game's giants. Former UM quarterback Ken Dorsey, Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, golfer Billy Mayfair and soccer player Mia Hamm are among the athletes Shaughnessy has rubbed sweaty elbows with at the Athletes Performance Center.

"You know, women's tennis is becoming more and more physical," Shaughnessy said. "I felt like I needed to take my physical (fitness) to another level. I've gotten much stronger, faster. I have more endurance, more flexibility. It's just been an incredible experience."

Venus -- and Serena -- have only themselves to blame for this result. They're the ones who have forced everybody who's serious about winning to get bigger and better.

"I definitely took a little bit too long to finish it there," Shaughnessy said, referring to the eight match points she squandered. "I was a little bit nervous and didn't go for a couple of shots. I was happy I finished it out."

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sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 08:43 AM
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Venus Williams Loses at Key Biscayne
By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- By the second set, Venus Williams was so flummoxed that Meghann Shaughnessy had her chasing the ball across the net. With momentum building in her bid for an upset Monday night, Shaughnessy sliced a volley that bounced crazily back over her side of the net, leaving Williams no chance to run it down.

"I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I practice that shot," Shaughnessy said with a sheepish smile. "It was my night tonight."

The 5-foot-11 Virginian overcame an early deficit, survived a gallant last-ditch rally by Williams and notched the biggest shocker so far at the Nasdaq-100 Open, winning 7-6 (2), 6-1.

Three-time champion Williams erased eight match points, but on the ninth slapped a forehand 6 feet long. Shaughnessy thrust both fists to the sky, then gleefully walked to the net, where Williams greeted her with a smile and a handshake.

"I'm so happy," said Shaughnessy, seeded 23rd. "It's not even going to sink in for a little while."

Against Shaughnessy, Venus Williams had a set point in the first set but was undone by shaky shotmaking and six double faults, including one to lose the tiebreaker. The aggressive Shaughnessy won 21 of 29 points against Williams' second serve.

"It's impossible to win every match," said Williams, who was seeded second. "I couldn't seem to get the ball to go in today always."

Shaughnessy fell behind 3-0 and then began to dominate, whipping shots into the corners that put Williams on the defensive. Shaughnessy won the final four points in the tiebreaker, then raced to a 5-0 lead in the second set before Williams dug in.

She saved four match points in the sixth game, then four more in the next.

"You don't want to know what was going through my mind," Shaughnessy said with a laugh. "I definitely took too long to finish it there. I was a little nervous and didn't go for a couple of shots."

Added Williams: "I always felt like I could do it until I ran out of time. It's just back to the drawing board."

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Wojtek
Mar 25th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Well done Meghan

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Mar 25th, 2003, 08:59 AM
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Venus ousted at Nasdaq-100 Open tennis

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MIAMI (Ticker) - A rare loss by Venus Williams to someone other than her sister has the second-seeded American looking to reclaim her self-confidence.

No. 23 Meghann Shaughnessy stunned the three-time champion, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1, Monday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the $6.21 million Nasdaq-100 Open.

Williams endured just her second loss in three events this season. She lost to Serena for the fourth time in a Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in January and won her 29th career title at Antwerp last month.

Since last May, the 22-year-old American had been beaten by just four different players - Serena (four times), Magdalena Maleeva (once), Kim Clijsters in a match Williams was forced to retire with an injury, and now Shaughnessy.

"It's always disappointing to lose but I think she played real well and stayed in there," Williams said. "She hit a lot of good shots. I had a pretty good start. You know, it's impossible to win every match. I tried. But I couldn't seem to get the ball to go in today. I think that if I played really well, then there was a really good chance that I would have won the match for sure. But more than anything, I think she played some real good tennis."

Williams, who committed 32 unforced errors, will now prepare for the claycourt season and the United State's upcoming Fed Cup campaign.

"I'm not preparing to lose when I'm on the practice court or in the match," she said. "I'm not playing to hope to win; I do have the expectation, of course, that the match will be a win for me. More than anything, I think once I have a loss, then I'm able to go out and work harder. So it's just back to the drawing board."

Shaughnessy notched her second win against Williams in seven career meetings, but had trouble closing things out. She won on her eighth match point.

"It feels great," the 23-year-old said. "These are the moments that I play tennis for, is to get on the center court, featured match against a player like Venus, that I really respect. So I live for these times and that's what all my training goes into. So I'm feeling really, really happy right now."

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vaiva
Mar 25th, 2003, 09:23 AM
:eek: Meghann :eek:

Well done and so unexpected :D

Jorn
Mar 25th, 2003, 10:44 AM
Congrats Meghann!! great win :)

King Aaron
Mar 25th, 2003, 01:34 PM
Congrats Meghann! :) A wonderful win.

Jakub
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:20 PM
:D:D Well Done Meghann !!! :D:D