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OMG...this is not good..lot of money for nothing..even though they are millionaires.

Take a look: http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,...-23210,00.html

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fucking ridiculous
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Almost half a million for Ree What about this clause that they won't be fined if they promote some tournament?

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Weren't they just supposed to do promotional stuff?
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I think they dont care ..., they just will pay and skip it every year thats all ...!!
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It being taken from the year end bonus pool: does this mean that they just don't get a bonus or what?
Do they actually have to pay out of their existing assets?

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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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This is ridiculous, fined for making a stand!!!!

However, I doubt it'll bother either of them!

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What fine? They will get nothing from the bonus pool. Maria also. They won't lose anything. It's just a pathetic way to exaggerate the situation. Typical media
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Serena and Venus Williams hit with financial penalties for not playing Indian Wells
From correspondents in Indian Wells, California

March 21, 2009 The WTA will take a hard financial line with the Williams sisters, who have boycotted the Indian Wells Masters since a booing incident in 2001.

Tour boss Larry Scott says Venus and Serena will pay the price for their continual absences from the required event.

"There will be sanctions despite the personal issues of the Williams sisters," said Scott.

"They will pay significant consequences."

In the pocket, those will include the loss of $A438,00 for world No.1 Serena from the $A2.77 million year-end bonus pool, while Venus will forfeit $A219,000.

The stubborn sisters, who claim that racism was responsible for the crowd jeers near the turn of the century, will each have to make promotional appearances for the WTA - Venus in July in conjunction with the ESPY sports awards in LA and Serena in the autumn to promote the year-end championships in Doha.

While Indian Wells may have missed the sibling act, there will be no begging to get them to return to the 12-day event.

"Venus and Serena know they are welcome here and the fans would love to see them," said tournament director Steve Simon.

"We would be delighted if they decide to play in future years - if not, then they will deal with the repercussions."

But for other players, having the powerhouse pair out of the frame is just fine.

"It does create opportunities, them not being here," said No.11 Victoria Azarenka, already the winner of two titles in 2009.

"You have to feel confident against every opponent but it does make the draw a little more open and there are some more chances for players to make a run."
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I like Vika now
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The quote from the tour director of Indian Wells sounds threatening "We'd love to have them, if not they will face consequences".

That sounds extremely welcoming to me.
The sisters are right to boycott this lame event.
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they should be happy you know...
someone else is going to win a the semi big title!!

GO PAVLYUCHENKOVA!!!
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yay

yuryevna is winning nothing ever again
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yay
Same goes for Sharapova
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