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thegreendestiny Nov 16th, 2012 07:44 AM

2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Since everyone's at it. :shrug:

2000 Venus - Wimbledon, US Open, OG, Absent at YEC

2012 Serena - Wimbledon, US Open, OG, YEC

lloyders76 Nov 16th, 2012 11:04 AM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
just watched venus v hingis at 2000 wimbledon,

the serena of 2012 wins 6-2 6-2, venus hits a lot more powerfully in her later years, early years (including 2000) the majority of shots tended to be loopy, and in this match especially they were landing pretty short

ElusiveChanteuse Nov 16th, 2012 02:06 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Definitely Vee 2000.

Geisha Nov 16th, 2012 02:23 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Really tough to say. Serena in 2012 always has the serving advantage. Both are so mentally strong. Venus moves better, but she liked to rally too much. Serena in 2012 would still tee off on Venus' second serves, too. Venus' shots were explosive back then, so it's really tough. I say Serena 7-6 7-5 on hardcourts and grass. Serena wins easier on clay.

lloyders76 Nov 16th, 2012 02:34 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
i think venus's best form in the years 07-09 was the best she's ever produced, hitting harder and much more consistently offensive than in 2000 while still serving and moving well

it's a misconception that early venus hit consistently hard, just watch the matches, there's a lot of mid-paced, mid-court rallying, a style she transitioned from, probably why her success on clay diminished

there's no way that earlier style competes with the serena of today

StoneRose Nov 16th, 2012 02:36 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Serena 2012 is stronger.

Smitten Nov 16th, 2012 02:38 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Serena in two easy sets.

AcesHigh Nov 16th, 2012 05:46 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Venus something like 6-4, 6-2

Serena 2012 isn't nearly athletic enough.

slydevil6142 Nov 16th, 2012 05:50 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AcesHigh (Post 22484627)
Venus something like 6-4, 6-2

Serena 2012 isn't nearly athletic enough.

This. At the end of the day Venus in 2000 would get get serena on the run alot more and nto allow her to dictate play.
Venus 6-4, 6-3

Queen_Vee_92 Nov 16th, 2012 05:56 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
The only aspect of the game that makes this even debateable is the serve.

The Rena 2012 serve could make this match up close just because of a sheer inability to be broken.

But peak Venus would outhit this Serena, and as others have mentioned would athletically outmanoeuvre 2012 Serena in every area of the court.

DeucesAreWild Nov 16th, 2012 05:56 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Does anyone have a list of the quality of player(s) both defeated in their runs? I think that would be the deciding factor for me.

AcesHigh Nov 16th, 2012 06:06 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DeucesAreWild (Post 22484673)
Does anyone have a list of the quality of player(s) both defeated in their runs? I think that would be the deciding factor for me.

Venus:
Hingis x2, Seles x3, Davenport x3, ASV x1, Serena x1, Dementieva x1

DeucesAreWild Nov 16th, 2012 06:07 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AcesHigh (Post 22484703)
Venus:
Hingis x2, Seles x3, Davenport x3, ASV x1, Serena x1, Dementieva x1

Enough said, thank you. Definitely Venus IMO.

bandabou Nov 16th, 2012 06:31 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
:lol: But remember this is only Serena's SECOND best season..and it's foolish to compare a 20 year old Vee to a 31 year old Serena.

young_gunner913 Nov 16th, 2012 06:37 PM

Re: 2000 Venus vs 2012 Serena
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bandabou (Post 22484802)
:lol: But remember this is only Serena's SECOND best season..and it's foolish to compare a 20 year old Vee to a 31 year old Serena.

Exactly. Especially over a decade apart. It's obvious that Venus beat tougher players her run but Serena decimated the best this generation had to offer.


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