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Why all these top players playing Antwerp?

Its just bizarre having so many of the top 10 clamoring to get into this Tier 2 event. Pierce and Dementieva asking to enter at the last moment is just bizarre. The only theory I have is that since the Sisters are far from their best. Maybe they thought they could claim a "I beat a William's" trophy head for their mantle.
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The Antwerp tournament rocks That's all Great organization, mostly big crowds, beautiful trophy, splendid country
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Well it seems Venus withdrawn, but this tournament it has something because Venus always like it, even when she was the top player
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Its just bizarre having so many of the top 10 clamoring to get into this Tier 2 event. Pierce and Dementieva asking to enter at the last moment is just bizarre. The only theory I have is that since the Sisters are far from their best. Maybe they thought they could claim a "I beat a William's" trophy head for their mantle.

Or is it an attempt to load up the cannons to keep Vee from winning the

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Because its a good tournament Top players do play Tier II's aswell you know
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It is the same with Fiderstadt they get lots of freebies and are treated really well, they may be multi-millionares but like the rest of us they love not paying for things.
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Its just bizarre having so many of the top 10 clamoring to get into this Tier 2 event. Pierce and Dementieva asking to enter at the last moment is just bizarre. The only theory I have is that since the Sisters are far from their best. Maybe they thought they could claim a "I beat a William's" trophy head for their mantle.
That theory has been pretty much dismissed as the Williams are not even playing...maybe they just like to play in Belgium..its a beautiful country...
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