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Venus Forever
May 18th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Win Roland Garros, Venus!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

You Can Do It, Girl!!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Kiswana
May 18th, 2003, 05:40 PM
I would love nothing more for our favourite to win but I'm very concerned about her lack of preparation. I wish she could've entered Strasbourg or Madrid even if it was to play doubles.

CJ07
May 18th, 2003, 06:12 PM
dont worry, V doesnt need preparation, the first 6 rounds are preparation! ;)

tennisIlove09
May 18th, 2003, 07:04 PM
The VENUS Slam begins in Paris...

Don't worry about Venus' preparation. She is the most consistent player on tour. 8 of the last 11 Slams, she's been in the finals--NO ONE has that kind of record. Look she rebounded in Aussie. No play since early November--and she was the best player in the entire draw, until the finals [ :rolleyes: ]

CJ07
May 19th, 2003, 01:56 AM
The VENUS Slam begins in Paris...

Don't worry about Venus' preparation. She is the most consistent player on tour. 8 of the last 11 Slams, she's been in the finals--NO ONE has that kind of record. Look she rebounded in Aussie. No play since early November--and she was the best player in the entire draw, until the finals [ :rolleyes: ]
tell me about it :rolleyes:

tennisIlove09
May 19th, 2003, 02:14 AM
tell me about it :rolleyes:

:wavey: :D





GO VENUS!!!!!!!!!!

Bероника
May 19th, 2003, 03:32 PM
I'm also a little worried about her lack of preparation.But I do believe in her and expect great things from her in Paris.

ALLEZ VENUS!!!!

locks
May 19th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Go V :kiss: E :lick: N :hearts: U :worship: S :devil:
:kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

tennisIlove09
May 19th, 2003, 08:46 PM
GO VEE! I know you can do it!!

CJ07
May 19th, 2003, 11:29 PM
this is Venus we're talking about, the first 6 rounds are preparation! :p

:worship: Venus is Queen! :worship:

jean_genie
May 19th, 2003, 11:30 PM
:worship: Go Venus, do your thang in Paris girl!!! :worship: :worship:

Okasu
May 20th, 2003, 10:40 AM
Go Venus

take these next 7 matches

:bounce:
:bounce:
:bounce:
:bounce:
:bounce:
:bounce:
:bounce:

CJ07
May 20th, 2003, 07:58 PM
and the 7 after that! ;)

CanIGetAWhat
May 20th, 2003, 10:59 PM
...ALL in straight sets! ;)

Bring home the trophy, Venus! :worship: :bounce:

anton
May 21st, 2003, 01:28 AM
Go Venus!@!!!!!!!

Infiniti2001
May 21st, 2003, 04:14 AM
Come on Venus-- it's time to shut "some" people up.

tennisIlove09
May 21st, 2003, 08:03 AM
Venus and the #3 seed....

She won the 2000 US Open as the #3 seed

I want Vee to win her next 5 events [Paris, London, San Diego, Canada, US Open]

CJ07
May 21st, 2003, 05:00 PM
that would be lovely, but why stop there!

Lets go Venus!
We All Believe!

locks
May 21st, 2003, 07:07 PM
Venus is going to do fine :bounce: Let the fools think she can't compete. Until they get their ass kicked V~style:kiss:

tennisIlove09
May 21st, 2003, 10:17 PM
do y'all think Vee will be wearing a new dress for Roland Garros?

GO VEE!

Okasu
May 22nd, 2003, 04:05 PM
do y'all think Vee will be wearing a new dress for Roland Garros?

GO VEE!

I hope so... I think it would be good. Kind of start out things fresh and new.

CJ07
May 22nd, 2003, 11:31 PM
yup Venus has a new dress, and she'll have a new addition to her Grand Slam Trophy case too!

Chance
May 23rd, 2003, 02:26 PM
(1)S. Williams vs. Rittner
Widjaja vs. Mikaelian
Morigami vs. Schett
(28)Fernandez vs. Pierce

(18)Shaughnessy vs. Kuznetsova
Callens vs. Cervanova
S. Taylor vs. Qualifier
(16)Sugiyama vs. Ruano Pascual

(9)Hantuchova vs. Jidkova
Harkleroad vs. Obata
Serna vs. Qualifier
(23)Pistolesi vs. (WC)Pin

(29)Likhovtseva vs. Loit
Tanasugarn vs. Zuluaga
Krasnoroutskaya vs. Craybas
(5)Mauresmo vs. Razzano
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(4)Henin-Hardenne vs. Wartusch
Kostanic vs. (WC)Lefevre
Foretz vs. Panova
(27)Stevenson vs. Randriantefy

(19)Schnyder vs. (WC)Pichet
Cohen Aloro vs. Qualifier
Garbin vs. (WC)Wheeler
(14)Daniilidou vs. Pratt

(11) Myskina vs. Safina
Mandula vs. Marrero
Pennetta vs. (WC)Dulon
(21)Raymond vs. Asagoe

(31)Granville vs. Tu
Cho vs. Majoli
Casanova vs. Black
(8)Rubin vs. Nagyova
================================================
(7)Capriati vs. Kruger
Neffa-de los Rios vs. Bartoli
Torrens Valero vs. Qualifier
(32)Schiavone vs. Qualifier

(17)Coetzer vs. Srebotnik
Irvin vs. Qualifier
Talaja vs. Husarova
(12)Seles vs. Petrova

(13)Dementieva vs. Sanchez Lorenzo
An. Barna vs. Matevzic
Chladkova vs. (WC)Laurendon
(22)Zvonareva vs. Muller

(26)Farina Elia vs. Martinez Granados
Ondraskova vs. Qualifier
Benesova vs. Dominikovic
(3)V. Williams vs. Qualifier
-------------------------------------------
(6)Davenport vs. Qualifier
Tulyaganova vs. Ant. Serra Zanetti
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
(25)Dechy vs. Prusova

(24)C. Martinez vs. Qualifier
Poutchek vs. Gagliardi
Koukalova vs. Pisnik
(10)Dokic vs. Roesch

(15)Maleeva vs. Molik
Koulikovskaya vs. (WC)Beigbeder
Cargill vs. Grande
(20)Bovina vs. (WC)Golovin

(30)Suarez vs. Qualifier
Bedanova vs. Morariu
Weingartner vs. Lee-Waters
(2)Clijsters vs. Frazier



Good luck Venus :bounce:

tennisIlove09
May 23rd, 2003, 10:24 PM
I am liking the Queen's Draw.

And here's what Mal said about Vee

Barbara-Dallas: Do you really see Venus as a contender with her recent injuries and lack of preparation? So many other players are playing well right now, especially on clay. She was an early loser at Miami this year. Do you think this is an indication of how the rest of her year will go? I am predicting a new Wimbledon champ

MaliVai Washington: Venus is a contender at any tournament she plays, regardless of her preparation because she's that good. Right now, there are probably three or four women in the world who will beat Venus in her current form. And after she gets through a couple of matches at the French, I think we'll see her form get better and better.

locks
May 24th, 2003, 03:56 PM
Right with you Venus :kiss: It's your time! Why not now and why not this tournament? I'll tell you why b/c your the Queen, the freakin
Venus Williams :devil: Come on kitty this belongs to you :kiss:

Okasu
May 24th, 2003, 08:09 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030524/capt.1053797952france_tennis_open_par108.jpg

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/bh_0524vwilliams.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030524/capt.1053797956france_tennis_open_par110.jpg

locks
May 24th, 2003, 08:44 PM
:hearts: :drool: :kiss: :drool: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:


V

moon
May 24th, 2003, 10:14 PM
are those pics recent?
Go Venus, win this thang!

ps--I am sooo happy she's on Kimmy's side of the draw. I like Kimmy and all, but it's time that people realize for once and forall, she ain't no Venus. :D

Venus Forever
May 24th, 2003, 10:32 PM
Venus faces Lucky Loser Samantha Reeves in the first round. :sad:

Why does Samantha have to be one of Venus' victims? :sad:

GO VENUS!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tennisIlove09
May 25th, 2003, 08:22 AM
Please win this Vee...PLEASE

locks
May 25th, 2003, 08:15 PM
I'm still a little worried about her health.

Venus Forever
May 25th, 2003, 11:40 PM
GO VENUS!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

joao
May 26th, 2003, 05:54 AM
Here are the names of Venus' victims in Paris :)

1st round: Reeves
2nd round: Benesova
3rd round: Farina Elia
4th round: Zvonareva
QF: Capriati
SF: Davenport or Clijsters
F: Serena :)

Venus will finally prevail, thrashing anyone in her path to her 5th overall and 1st GS of 2003!:)

tennisIlove09
May 26th, 2003, 08:06 AM
NO MORE "GIFTS" TO SERENA!! KICK MAJOR ASS VEE! :worship:

locks
May 26th, 2003, 03:10 PM
What the hell is this? Venus is not on center court! :fiery:


LENGLEN 11:00 AM Start
1. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[1] vs. Brian Vahaly (USA)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Libuse Prusova (CZE) vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[25]
3. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Adrian Voinea (ROM) vs. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[14]
4. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Samantha Reeves (USA) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[3]

Venus Forever
May 26th, 2003, 08:06 PM
Good Luck Against Samantha, Venus!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tennisIlove09
May 26th, 2003, 08:24 PM
GO VEE!!

ESPN, BETTER SHOW YOU! Remember the Aussie? I only saw 1 match :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: [until the finals, which I didn't watch all of, because I knew Vee wouldn't do her thing against Serena :mad: ]

tennisIlove09
May 27th, 2003, 08:12 PM
Venus def. Reeves 6-2 6-4

Ugly match from the Queen...numerous doubles, and a lot of UFE. And her knee was tapped :sad:

I'm going on my faith that she never plays well early going in slams, and it will improve.

PLEASE VEE...6 more...

locks
May 27th, 2003, 09:35 PM
On to the second round. 1 down 6 to go!!!


http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/venussmiles0527web.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030527/i/1054066481.3422707782.jpg

http://www.venuswilliams.hpg.ig.com.br/roland03/01.jpg

tennisIlove09
May 27th, 2003, 10:36 PM
6 more until Vee is crowned Paris Champion! :worship: :hearts: GO VEE...

Venus Forever
May 27th, 2003, 10:42 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

locks
May 28th, 2003, 02:10 AM
Wednesday May 28, 06:09 AM

Open-Erratic Venus charges into the second round
By Pritha Sarkar

PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Venus Williams overcame a stuttering start to reach the second round of the French Open by beating fellow American Samantha Reeves 6-2 6-4 on Tuesday.

Williams, who has failed to win a grand slam since her triumph at the 2001 U.S. Open, was clearly below her best after being sidelined for the last couple of weeks with an abdominal strain.

But she refused to blame her injury for her performance.

"I was simply off with my timing today," she said. "I'm doing okay and took things easy."

The 22-year-old exchanged breaks with Reeves in the first four games of the match as both players struggled to find their footing as dusk fell over the Suzanne Lenglen court.

But the third seed finally found her range to reel off five straight games to clinch the opening set.

Her erratic play returned at the beginning of the second as she once again swapped breaks with the 108th ranked Reeves and had to fend off three break points before going 2-1 up.

Reeves kept pace with Williams throughout the set, but her resolve finally crumbled when she served to stay in the match at 4-5 down and sailed a forehand wide on her opponent's second match point.

"I was actually having fun out there and the more fun I have, the better I'll play," said Williams, who has lost the last four grand slam finals to her younger sister Serena.

"Each of those loses were very disappointing," said the four-times slam winner, ranked number three in the world. "I just can't get used to losing as I definitely want to be successful."

~end~

Yahoo
PARIS (AFP) - Third seed Venus Williams brushed aside her recent injury to advance to the second round of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over fellow American Samantha Reeves, a lucky loser, in 1hr 19min.

The holder of 29 WTA titles, Venus has seen a drop in form of late culminating in a pulled a stomach muscle before the German Open earlier this month, but said that she was feeling fit and ready to challenge younger sister's run of Grand Slam victories.

"Obviously she's working really hard to be in the position she's in. She also has it in her and it's great when you can have it in you and succeed the way she can," said Williams.

"I think a lot of things will be happening in my court. It's the second round now and I'm ready," said the former world number one, winner of four Grand Slam titles, but who has been runner-up to Serena in the last four.

Williams has played only four events this year and not won a WTA event since beating world number two Kim Clijsters of Belgium in Antwerp last February.

"I haven't played as many tournaments as last year. Obviously that would help me with my timing, but I'm here now and in the second round, that's what counts," added the American, who next meets Australian Evie Dominikovic, who defeated Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1.

Venus Forever
May 28th, 2003, 02:28 AM
"I just can't get used to losing as I definitely want to be successful."

I hope this is a sign of better things to come for the Queen. :)

GO VENUS!! :bounce:

Hardiansf
May 28th, 2003, 12:22 PM
Take this title home Vee :bounce:
6 more wins! :bounce:

locks
May 28th, 2003, 10:03 PM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/p80ae649f646f13df88d18bfd0339b9ce/fc0db092.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/pd881cc3e5093cf80420fce7c00d3fb94/fc0db08f.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/pe47ddf78ac28b9561c66ac306844c0d9/fc0db08c.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/pac1cb59c82c84e71fa9591a17d76d60f/fc0db08a.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/p294eb630c63febd496d53ee20b96512c/fc0db094.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/p7b74e2a4b51ca72b7f67e8a9a7fe2bce/fc0db097.jpg

Venus Forever
May 28th, 2003, 11:23 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

tennisIlove09
May 29th, 2003, 08:14 AM
I hope her knee is alright

Nemesis
May 29th, 2003, 05:43 PM
Venus won her match against Evie, but with some difficulties: 6/3 4/6 6/2

She didn't play her best at all (a lot of errors!), but the result was good: she won. In the end the way she won it is of no matter. She must and will improve during the tournament :bounce:

I really hope Venus gets to the finals!!! And they play against my other favourite Justine.

Venus Forever
May 29th, 2003, 06:40 PM
Venus :rolleyes:

WIN GIRL!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

locks
May 29th, 2003, 08:56 PM
What the hell is going on? No written interviews or t.v. interviews with Venus.

tennisIlove09
May 29th, 2003, 09:18 PM
Roland Garros isn't posting Venus' interviews. I know she's doing them, because I've read quotes in articles.

But what's up with Venus? Carillo was saying she's still injured. I certainly hope that's not the case.

Today Venus made SO many errors...that's why the match went three. I hope she pulls it together. She *needs* to win her, just for her confidence.

GO VEE! PLEASE WIN!

schris
May 30th, 2003, 08:45 PM
good luck Venus tomorrow !!!

moon
May 30th, 2003, 10:20 PM
I'm worried about her.
If she doesn't get it together soon, she'll be on her way home earlier than anyone predicted.

Venus Forever
May 30th, 2003, 10:48 PM
Good Lucka against Silvia, Venus!!

Make the H2H record 9-0!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

locks
May 31st, 2003, 01:03 AM
We'll see, go Venus!!!!!!!!!

Chance
May 31st, 2003, 09:09 AM
Good Luck Venus !!!!!

tennisIlove09
May 31st, 2003, 12:48 PM
Venus def. Farina Elia 6-1 6-2

She seems to be playing better

Venus Forever
May 31st, 2003, 12:58 PM
GREAT WIN!! :D

Match Summary

Farina Elia (ITA) Williams (USA)

1st Serve % 30 of 41 = 73 % 22 of 45 = 49 %

Aces 0 6

Double Faults 4 5

Unforced Errors 22 30

Winning % on 1st Serve 16 of 30 = 53 % 19 of 22 = 86 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 3 of 11 = 27 % 11 of 23 = 48 %

Winners (Including Service) 4 30

Break Point Conversions 1 of 1 = 100 % 5 of 7 = 71 %

Net Approaches 1 of 1 = 100 % 7 of 11 = 64 %

Total Points Won 34 52

Fastest Serve 152 km/h 194 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 144 km/h 171 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 124 km/h 139 km/h


30 WINNERS, to 30 UFE!!

Great Ratio!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Now, get some sort of revenge for Serena, as she did for you. Smack Zvonareva down in straight sets for taking a set off Serena last year.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

locks
May 31st, 2003, 08:15 PM
That's my Venus!!!

locks
May 31st, 2003, 08:15 PM
That's my Venus!!!

joao
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:32 AM
Hope Vera will give her a good fight so that Venus is in full gear for the 2nd week! She needs to get this confidence 100% back!

GO VENUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

decemberlove
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:28 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/2011085CB013_French_Open053108_1024x768.jpg
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/2011085CB014_French_Open053108_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/2011085CB018_French_Open053108_1024x768.jpg
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/ROG128053109_1024x768.jpg

Venus Forever
Jun 1st, 2003, 09:06 PM
Venus lost 2-6 6-2 6-4

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Don't worry Venus, you'll re-claim your throne at Centre Court. ;)

locks
Jun 1st, 2003, 11:36 PM
Why does it hurt so bad? Because we love you Venus. I know your stilll hurt but get your shit togerther!

Fan 4 life but damn your testing me!! Now go home boo-hooo and get your ass on the court and take back Wimbledon.

Mr. Man
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:34 AM
damn right. Go Vee! drop kick everyone at Wimby. :kiss:

tennisIlove09
Jun 2nd, 2003, 07:50 AM
I'm not too upset. I never really believed she would win in Paris. But, damn did she give that match away. I read an article that Vera won 100 points....86 of them from Venus' errors