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Williams Sisters Skip Fed Cup; Oudin to Lead USWilliams sisters choose football over Fed Cup; Oudin, Huber to lead US against FranceBy HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis WriterWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. January 27, 2010 (AP) The Associated Press The Williams sisters are choosing football over Fed Cup. (AP)Serena and Venus Williams will not play in the Feb. 6-7 Fed Cup quarterfinal between the United States and France, saying they plan to be in South Florida for Super Bowl weekend in their roles as part owners of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.Instead, Melanie Oudin, Shenay Perry, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and top-ranked doubles player Liezel Huber were on the U.S. roster announced Wednesday by captain Mary Joe Fernandez. The best-of-five series will be played on red clay in Lievin, France.Asked this week at the Australian Open whether she'd be facing France, Serena Williams said: "I really want to, but ... since I do own a football team, we have some owner's stuff that we have to do for Super Bowl. Venus and I have to be there."The Dolphins say that's not exactly the case.There is a meeting for NFL owners Feb. 6, the day before the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints play in the Super Bowl at Miami. Last year, the Williams sisters were among several celebrities to buy a small stake in the Dolphins franchise."There is no formal requirement for them to be at any of the Super Bowl activities, including the owners' meetings. Any decision they make is their own personal choice," Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene wrote Wednesday in an e-mail to The Associated Press."I would also say that while there is no obligation for them to do so, they would benefit by attending some of the Super Bowl activities, since that would give them an opportunity to get to know members of the NFL family," Greene added.Serena Williams is 7-0 in Fed Cup action, and her older sister is 17-4, but neither has participated since 2007.The Williams sisters are by far the top American women: Serena is ranked No. 1 in singles and is in the Australian Open semifinals; Venus is No. 6 and reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne.Oudin, of Marietta, Ga., is ranked 48th; Perry, of Coral Springs, Fla., is ranked 107th; and Mattek-Sands, of Phoenix, is ranked 154th. Oudin was part of the U.S. team that lost to Italy in the 2009 Fed Cup final. End Quote----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Why not just say they don't want to play unless it serves their purpose. Why be hypocritical?
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I think it's time for the younger generation to step up--and if they suck, well then it's time for the USTA to figure out how to get more kids playing and loving tennis.


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So what?
They have obligations since they're owners of the Dolphins and the super bowl is in MIAMI...SERIOUS obligations to PARTY after a grueling slam.

And why does the thread title say BUSTED? Erm, they're 28 and 29 years old and I highly doubt they're hiding what they're doing because they don't want to be scolded or busted by the high and mighty tennis powers

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Of course they are both not happy about Zina garrison going out
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Check this out(small part of ownership).But it's their small part!
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ouch

if they said that they had to be there, then this is gonna put em in an embarrassing place

I'm not young enough to know everything.
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Of course they are both not happy about Zina garrison going out
you're saying this is the reason they're not playing? if so, how do you explain them barely playing for zina.

anyway, good for them...i'm jealous. miami is such a fun place, especially during a superbowl!

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I think it's time for the younger generation to step up--and if they suck, well then it's time for the USTA to figure out how to get more kids playing and loving tennis.
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Hardly 'busted' if they never made an attempt to cover it up

Anyways it's not 2011 - therefore WS not playing Fed Cup isn't exactly surprising.

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ROTF @ Busted!

Heck if I were them I would choose to be at the Superbowl. Forreal!
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Id be taking my ass to the superbowl too....lol

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They have obligations since they're owners of the Dolphins
They're not any more "owners of the Dolphins" than anyone who owns stock in any company. They do not have to be there. Wiki-p gives the team ownership as: Stephen M. Ross (95%) and H. Wayne Huizenga (5%) (Unknown percentage of ownership by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Venus Williams, Serena Williams)

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They're not any more "owners of the Dolphins" than anyone who owns stock in any company. They do not have to be there. Wiki-p gives the team ownership as: Stephen M. Ross (95%) and H. Wayne Huizenga (5%) (Unknown percentage of ownership by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Venus Williams, Serena Williams)
LOL...so they choose to be active minority owners...what's the problem? I'm sure they will have an awesome time and probably do some pr stuff...sounds like a fun time will be had by all.

Perhaps MJF should start doing some serious ass kissing Like Patrick if she wants their participation.
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They're not any more "owners of the Dolphins" than anyone who owns stock in any company. They do not have to be there. Wiki-p gives the team ownership as: Stephen M. Ross (95%) and H. Wayne Huizenga (5%) (Unknown percentage of ownership by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Venus Williams, Serena Williams)
They turn 30 and 29 this year, and they have played fed cup a lot in the past. They play for themselves now, and tennis isn't their lives. All of this outside stuff is what keeps tennis fresh and interesting for them and what is going to keep them playing for years to come. So put that away.
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Anyways it's not 2011 - therefore WS not playing Fed Cup isn't exactly surprising.
I'm not sure that's entirely fair to Venus.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 2010, 01:06 AM
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Busted?

Venus was very upfront about it

VENUS WILLIAMS: I'm not playing in the Fed Cup, sorry.

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