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Serena to play Blake in exhibition

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Serena to face Blake in Norfolk

In a "Battle of the Sexes" exhibition, Serena Williams will play James Blake at ODU's Constant Center for charity Dec. 6.

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9:27 PM EDT, August 23, 2007

Serena Williams will face James Blake in the 2007 Anthem Live All-Star Tennis Event on Dec. 6 at Old Dominion University's Constant Center.

Williams will become the third tennis star to join Blake in Norfolk for Anthem Live, which has raised more than $2.2 million for cancer research. Andre Agassi came in 2006, Andy Roddick in '05.

"It continues to amaze me that by partnering with Anthem and having my friends agree to join me, we can truly make a difference by helping fund research to find a cure for cancer,'' Blake said.

As he has in the past two years, Blake will dedicate the event to the memory of his father, Thomas, who died of cancer in 2004.

The 2007 Anthem Live also will feature a mixed doubles exhibition with Blake's good buddy Mardy Fish and French standout Tatiana Golovin, who is ranked 18th in the world in women's tennis.

The event also will feature musicians to be announced. John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw have been among the past performers.
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Wow Hopefully James will choke to make Serena look good

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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does james really wanna be humiliated like when he plays federer? ugh.. poor james. serena's gonna crush him, coz blake is a mental midgit j/k

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lol that would be great to see

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He better not hit any rocket FHs at my baby.
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Let's hope James fares better than Novak did against Ana...

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Apparently they won't be playing..

http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-...tory?track=rss

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Contrary to published reports and its own press release the previous day, Anthem said Friday that the Dec. 6 event at Old Dominion's Constant Center will feature Serena Williams and Blake -- but not playing against each other in singles.

The format has not been decided for the cancer-fighting charity benefit, but Fish and Tatiana Golovin also plan to play.
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Although James, with be expected to win, and it will all be in good fun Serena will would destroy James.

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that was tabletennis wasnt it '''?

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see james surely pulled out, coz he was afraid to lose

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that was tabletennis wasnt it '''?
Nope, it was a proper match, she won 7-5 and said afterwards it was Novak being a gentleman. Here's the HEAT she brought ace-ing him on Match point...

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see james surely pulled out, coz he was afraid to lose

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
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As good as Serena is, I dont think she can play at Blake's level.

I hope they play all out, to give us a sample of men's vs women's tennis.
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using serena to see where women's tennis level is. ok. using blake for the men's side? nah...

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