Venus Williams

Australian Open Tennis 2011 Contenders - Venus Williams

Australian Open Tennis Betting Venus WilliamsVenus Williams is the elder of the two Williams sisters and is twice a winner of the US Open and also a five time winner at Wimbledon, after winning again there in 2008. She now has seven Grand Slam Titles to her name. She has also been in seven other Grand Slam finals; losing six of them, incredibly, to sister Serena.

Venus Williams Australian Open Tennis Odds 2011

Venus has always been known for her power game and it’s her awesome power that many of the tour professionals fail to equal. She has the second fastest serve ever recorded an incredible 128.8 mph.

She has always been an attacking base liner, but is equally skilful at the net when serve and volley tactics are needed. She is very quick and very tall, attributes that make her a very intimidating opponent. She has a very powerful two handed back hand, which is her stronger side, but she has been known to be weak in the forehand department from time to time. Venus has been working very hard on her forehand over the past 2 years. She comes to the Australian Open well prepared.

For the last few years, many observers have been asking if the era of the Williams sister’s has come to an end, but every year one of the sisters comes fighting back to take a title. She was the beaten finalist here in 2003, losing to sister Serena and in 2008 she went out in the quarter final to Ana Ivanovic. If Venus has been training hard and freeing herself from injury then there is no reason why she can’t go a long way into the fortnight. There does have to be question marks surrounding her ability to put together severn wins on the bounce though with plenty of younger players itching to take her on in the latter stages of the draw.