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The WTA Championships Thread

Maybe we can post everything in here about Venus in LA from the first match to the trophy! GO VENUS
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2002 Championships presented by Porsche Factsheet


Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

When: 6-11 November 2002 (Singles final 6.30pm Monday 11 November; followed by doubles final)

Who: The Top 16 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams over the past year, with points accumulated at regular Tour events. Click here for a full explanation

Format: Knockout; four rounds for singles; three rounds for doubles


Players who have qualified (as of 21 October 2002):

Singles (14 qualified; 2 spots remain)
Serena Williams (USA)
Venus Williams (USA)
Jennifer Capriati (USA)
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
Justine Henin (BEL)
Monica Seles (USA)
Kim Clijsters (BEL)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Jelena Dokic (YUG)
Martina Hingis (SUI) WITHDREW 17/10
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
Lindsay Davenport (USA)
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA)
Patty Schnyder (SUI)

Doubles (5 teams qualified; 3 spots remain)
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez (ESP/ARG)
Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs (USA/AUS)
Elena Dementieva / Janette Husarova (RUS/SVK)
Cara Black / Elena Likhovtseva (ZIM/RUS)
Daniela Hantuchova / Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (SVK/ESP)

Prize Money: US$3 million in total

Singles prize money and Sanex WTA ranking points breakdown:

Round
Prize Money (USD)
Rank PTS

Winner
765,000
485

Runner-up
382,000
340

Semifinalist
191,000
218

Quarterfinalist
99,000
121

First Round
45,750
67

Alternate
10,000
-


Doubles prize money and Sanex WTA ranking points breakdown:

Round
Prize Money (USD)
Rank PTS

Winner
290,000
485

Runner-up
135,000
340

Semifinalist
67,000
218

First Round
35,000
121


The US$3 million Championships presented by Porsche is the largest and most lucrative women’s only sporting event in the world, dating back to 1972 and was held in New York’s Madison Square Garden from 1979-2000. The Top 16 singles players and top eight doubles teams, according to the Porsche Race points standings as of Monday, 4 November qualify for the season-ending tournament, to be held at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA, 6-11 November.

Former champions include all-time greats Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Tracy Austin, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams. The Porsche Race for the Championships is updated every week and Standings are posted at the Sanex WTA Tour’s Web site, www.sanexwta.com.


Tv Times

ESPN
DATE SHOW TIME (ET)
Nov. 6 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 3:30 pm to
5:00 pm
Nov. 7 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 3:30 pm to
5:00 pm
Nov. 8 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 3:30 pm to
5:00 pm
Nov. 11 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 9:30 pm to
11:30 pm




ESPN2
DATE SHOW TIME (ET)
Nov. 6 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 8:30 pm to
10:00 pm
Nov. 6 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 10:00 pm to
11:30 pm
Nov. 7 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 11:00 pm to
12:30 am
Nov. 8 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 11:00 pm to
12:30 am
Nov. 9 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 4:00 pm to
6:00 pm
Nov. 10 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 12:00 am to
2:00 am
Nov. 10 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 4:00 pm to
7:00 pm
Nov. 11 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 7:00 am to
9:00 am


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Let's kick some Venus...go have some fun

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This is your title Venus!!!! Shut them all up!!!

GO AND WIN BIG TIME
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Go Venus!

If she wins this she would've won the California Slam in a different style. Stanford, San Diego, L.A!

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Venus Williams: Gunning for glory

She may have spent much of 2002 accepting Grand Slam runner-up trophies alongside younger sister Serena, but the 22-year-old Venus reached more finals than anyone in 2002, an impressive 11 (winning seven).

For much of 2002, Venus also led the Porsche Race to the Championships, with her seven titles a Tour-best until Serena’s late-season spree in Tokyo and Leipzig. On 25 February, Venus became the 10th woman to be No.1 on the Sanex WTA singles rankings. It was a position she held in three separate reigns for a total of 11 weeks, until Serena ascended the throne after winning Wimbledon in early July.

With four of her eight losses in 2002 occurring against Serena, Venus was unstoppable by all but a few. Her other four losses (Monica Seles – Australian Open QF; Sandrine Testud – Dubai SF; Kim Clijsters – Hamburg final; Magdalena Maleeva – Moscow 2r) were all three-set affairs.

Venus has qualified for the season-ending Championships for the past four years, reaching the semifinals on debut in 1999 but missing 2000 (anemia) and 2001 (left wrist injury). With six of 28 singles titles to date being won indoors, Venus certainly has the ability and experience to add another title to her collection.

A win in Los Angeles would make it a Williams Championships sweep of the past two years, with Serena the reigning titleholder.
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Draw

1 - S.Williams USA Vs. A.Smashnova ISR
A.Myskina RUS Vs. 8 - J.Dokic YUG

3 - J.Capriati USA Vs. S.Farina Elia ITA
M.Maleeva BUL Vs. 7 - D.Hantuchova SVK

5 - K.Clijsters BEL Vs. C.Rubin USA
E.Dementieva RUS Vs. 4- J.Henin BEL

6 - M.Seles USA Vs. L.Davenport USA
P.Schnider SUI Vs. 2 - V.Williams USA

Come on Venus....

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Venus Williams vs Patty Schnyder

Williams leads 3-0


2 Gold Coast Dec 31 2001 V Williams(1) - P Schnyder 6-0 6-4
QF New Haven Aug 21 2000 V Williams(1) - P Schnyder 6-4 6-2
4 Australian O. Jan 19 1998 V Williams - P Schnyder 6-4 6-1


Order of play
12:30pm pt [3:30pm est]
Kim Clijesters vs Chanda Rubin
Elena Dementieva vs Justine Henin

7pm pt [10pm est]
Monica Seles vs Lindsay Davenport
Venus Willams vs Patty Schnyder

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Williams Draw String Continues
Los Angeles Times
By Lisa Dillman


The familiar sight of Serena Williams and Venus Williams meeting in another significant final could unfold at Staples Center in the season-ending $3-million WTA Championships.

It happened in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments in 2002, so why not again?

As usual this year, the sisters were seeded first and second and placed on opposite sides of the draw, which was conducted Saturday in Santa Monica. The tournament, which moved from Munich, Germany, to Los Angeles, will open with first-round matches Wednesday and conclude Nov. 11 with a Monday night final. It is a single-elimination format.

If form holds, top-seeded Serena, the defending champion, would face No. 3 Jennifer Capriati in the semifinals, and No. 2 Venus would meet No. 4 Justine Henin of Belgium. Serena beat Venus in three Grand Slam finals this year -- the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Capriati won the first major of the season, the Australian Open in January, and has not won a tournament since.

The draw didn't grant any favors to close friends Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport, who will meet in the opening round. The sixth-seeded Seles has not played a tournament since the week after the U.S. Open because of injuries, and Davenport has been playing regularly to qualify for this event, a car ride away from her home in Laguna Beach.

Venus Williams has not played much more than Seles since the Open and faces a tricky first-round opponent in Patty Schnyder of Switzerland. Venus has been idle since Oct. 3, when she lost to Magdalena Maleeva in Moscow. Schnyder, meanwhile, defeated Davenport in three sets to win the title at Zurich last month.

Belgians Henin and No. 5 Kim Clijsters could meet in the quarterfinals, and the two seem to have a way of running into each other, most notably when Clijsters beat Henin in the semifinals of the 2001 French Open. Clijsters has defeated Henin twice in three matches this year.

Anna Smashnova of Israel, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Anastasia Myskina of Russia are first-time qualifiers for the event.




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Osakus , i like that butt thing.lol. VENUS WILLIAMS ALLLLLLL THE WAY.MY GILR.
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Rubylips...
I like that gif too



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Venus win 6/2 7/6(9-7)
She had a 3/0 lead in the second and let it slip


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