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"...nothing should stand in my way of making my Zurich debut." Serena claims.

Wildcard für Serena Williams in Zurich
The line-up for the Zurich Open goes from strength to strength, with the seven-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams having been awarded the first of the Tier 1 tournament’s three wildcards.

As a result of injuries, the younger Williams is currently 88th in the Sony Ericsson world rankings, yet her recent showing at the US Open proves that she’s still an honorary member of the world’s top 10. The 25-year-old American asked the Zurich tournament director Beat Ritschard for a wildcard to the $1.34 million event. “We are delighted to grant Serena her request,” said Ritschard. “With her power, she has been a major factor in the women’s game for several years, and if she hadn’t suffered various injury problems, she would still be among the world’s top players.”

Williams topped the world rankings for 57 weeks and completed her “Serena Slam” at the Australian Open in 2003, when she held all four major titles. But this year she has played just four tournaments, the latest coming at the US Open in New York where she was beaten in three sets by the world No 1 Amélie Mauresmo in the fourth round. The last time Williams lifted a trophy was 20 months ago when she beat her fellow-American Lindsay Davenport 2-6 6-3 6-0 in the final of the 2005 Australian Open to claim her seventh Grand Slam singles title.

“I’m really looking forward to coming to the Zurich Open,” Williams said in a statement. “Up to now I’ve always had injuries which have stopped me playing, but now nothing should stand in the way of making my Zurich debut.” Though it’s Williams’s first time in the singles main draw, she has played in the qualifying tournament, losing in 1997 to the Belgian Dominique van Roost. She also has a Zurich title to her name, having won the doubles with her sister Venus in 1998.
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19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
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Oh that's good. You tell them Serena.
Now I'm going to check if there are any McDonalds in Zurich just in case.

Oh damn found one in the downtown shopping area.
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that's such good news!
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Thats going to be an awesome tournament.
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Hmmm

Will wait until she actually setps on the court the day of the match.
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This year Serena has been all words and no ... Didn't she say same things back in Cincinnati? One could've thought she'd win that and go on a streak through to the US Open.

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This year Serena has been all words and no ... Didn't she say same things back in Cincinnati? One could've thought she'd win that and go on a streak through to the US Open.
I'm sure she just meant that barring some unforeseen circumstance, she'll be showing up in Zurich...

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I'm sure she just meant that barring some unforeseen circumstance, she'll be showing up in Zurich...
which unforeseen circumstances seem to show up quite often with Serena.
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Oh that's good. You tell them Serena.
Now I'm going to check if there are any McDonalds in Zurich just in case.
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WOAH martina beat serena twice in 3 weeks in 2001 in the sydney international and the australian open

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