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Williams want to qualify for the doubles Championship: bodes well for their summer

Mary Joe Fernandez, currently commentating the Serena vs. Czink match on ESPN2, just revealed that she has been speaking with David Witt, Venus' hitting partner. According to him, V+S want to qualify for the year-end doubles championship but they realize it's just the top 4 teams who make it so they have to play regular tour events. They've already won 2 Slams this year but Stanford is only their 4th event and their 1st outside of the Slams.

This is a good sign for multiple reasons. It's good if you care about doubles and having deep fields in doubles. But more importantly for tennis fans, it is a sign that Venus and Serena are committed to playing USO Series singles events. For them to qualify for the doubles championship, they have to play more events together than they usually do, and that means they will probably stick to their commitments this summer in Canada and Cincy and play both singles and doubles in those tourrneys. And then the USO as well, obviously. Who knows how many fall tournaments they will play together as it usually gets sparse for them in Europe in the autumn, so they need to take advantage of their summer hardcourt season now if they are serious about their doubles.

It seems like it's gonna be a busy summer of tennis for the Willies.

(This is not a doubles thread, so don't move it, mods.)
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I love the idea!
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If they win the Open, they are pretty much qualified. I think this is more about being #1 in doubles and for Serena to rack up some points to move Safina from the top spot.
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Yeah, I heard it too

I think in the fall they'll probably play together in Beijing unless they do really good in Stanford, Cincy, Toronto, and NY.

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great news. I was wondering if they would play if they qualified with GS points only, but I guess this commitment answers that question.

Nothing better than a high quality doubles match or two
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They're probably one of the best doubles teams anyway.

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If they remain healthy, they will qualify with ease.
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Great news to hear Staying injury free is the key.
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They're probably one of the best doubles teams anyway.
Probably? The only way it's probably is it the words "of all time" ends that sentence and even that's a stretch. They have the 3rd most slams of the open era and the 6th most all time, and their still playing. Also they didn't even play the slams for 4 years.

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Probably? The only way it's probably is it the words "of all time" ends that sentence and even that's a stretch. They have the 3rd most slams of the open era and the 6th most all time, and their still playing. Also they didn't even play the slams for 4 years.
No way they're the best doubles team of all time. I think Navratilova/Shriver take the cake. Their volleys were classic.
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Probably? The only way it's probably is it the words "of all time" ends that sentence and even that's a stretch. They have the 3rd most slams of the open era and the 6th most all time, and their still playing. Also they didn't even play the slams for 4 years.
If you add the words 'of all time' you'd have to replace them with Navratilova and Shriver.

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No way they're the best doubles team of all time. I think Navratilova/Shriver take the cake. Their volleys were classic.
I didn't say "the" The sentence was "Probably ONE OF" Geeze, read the whole exchange. I said they had the 3rd most in the Open era and 6th most all time. How is that saying they are the best of all time? Hello!!! Now we can agree that they are ONE OF the best teams of all time, can't we?

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No way they're the best doubles team of all time. I think Navratilova/Shriver take the cake. Their volleys were classic.
LOL, has nothing to do with volleys V & S would cream them.

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If you add the words 'of all time' you'd have to replace them with Navratilova and Shriver.
Did you even read your own original post? Here let me help you.

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They're probably one of the best doubles teams anyway.
Here's my post.

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Probably? The only way it's probably is it the words "of all time" ends that sentence and even that's a stretch. They have the 3rd most slams of the open era and the 6th most all time, and their still playing. Also they didn't even play the slams for 4 years.
Now if you do what I said in my post it would read as such.

They're probably one of the best doubles teams of of all time.

See was that so bad? Please read the post properly next time.

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