It seems like Williams sisters, Elena and Vera are playing best of 3 tie break sets doubles now..... Isn't it supposed to be a 8-game pro set?
How come Vera replaced Nicole to play doubles with Elena?
My guess is the organizers changed the format so that the audiences in Hong Kong can watch Serena to play more?? or Nicole is sick and cannot play the singles against Elena tonite??
The Williams sisters are still in the doubles competition. All players played a regular doubles match as a favor due to the withdrawl of Nicole. BTW, because of that withdrawl, Elena walked into the final.