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Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

ROME (AP)—Top-ranked Serena Williams has not entered the Italian Open, although she could still play as a wild card.

Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he recently spoke with Williams in Miami, and she asked him to hold a wild-card spot open.

Williams has been sidelined with a knee injury since her Australian Open title in January.

Williams won in 2002 in Rome, a key clay-court warmup for the French Open, en route to her only title at Roland Garros.

The rest of the top 10 players—including sister, Venus—are entered, Palmieri said.

He added that Justine Henin, who recently came out of retirement, would “probably not” play in Rome.

The tournament begins May 3, with the men’s event the week before.

Palmieri said all of the top men’s players are expected, with the exception of sixth-ranked Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, who is out for a month with a broken left wrist.

A new 10,500-seat stadium will be used for the first time at the Rome tournament this year.

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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

Serena's just questionable for the rest of the year at this rate

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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

Maybe she'll skip Charleston (which I totally hope she does).
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

I have no idea, but the Rome tournament has small courts
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

I dont think she´s gonna play anything until Roland Garros
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

She will play
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

There is always something questionable about Serena!
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Holy shit. This is screwing things up for my betting on Roland Garros winners!

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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

See ya at Wimbledon, Ree!
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

So bye Charleston.
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Nah she'll be there!
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

Was Rome ever even part of Serena's schedule for this year though?
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Was Rome ever even part of Serena's schedule for this year though?
No hence her asking for the Director to keep a WC open for her.


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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

At least, she is honnest now just playing the tournament she cares about: the GCs
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Re: Serena Williams questionable for Italian Open?

Serena was never planning on playing in Rome. She probably asked for a WC spot to be held in case something happens and she doesn't get enough matches.

I am certain Serena will play Charleston and if it goes well, skip Rome to play Madrid.
This is nothing new just the Rome tournament hoping she'll need the wc but prob not....
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