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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Who will bail on L.A.?

It seems like many players are taking some time off, injuries, burn-out, whatever. It's that time of year.

I have a suspicion not just Martina Hingis will miss L.A. Who do you think, of the Top 15 or so, will not end up going to L.A. I have a sneaky suspicion we won't see Venus, and I don't think she will be the only one.
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I think it is strange that Venus has said she will play. It doesn't seem to be an event she places much importance on, she has missed it the last few years for example, and if she is tired and wanted to recuperate the best thing would have been to pull out the rest of the year like Hingis, otherwise Venus will be in full training again around now for one event. Same goes for Seles who has struggled with a foot injury and would be better off resting.

I think Serena will play - she wants to win it for real this year. It's not the same to win an event with a walkover.

Can't think of anyone else who would skip it. Mauresmo has pulled out of Zurich so she doesn't ruin her chances of playing and Jen may skip Linz so she doesn't aggravate her ankle and risk missing the Champs.

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Yeah, and we know how much Amelie enjoys playing on the West Coast

Seriously, she's always place a great deal of importance on making the year-end championships, but with her knee being gimpy, who knows?

I wouldn't be surprised to see Venus bail. In general, I think the younger players are more likely to show than the vets who've
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The only reason I think Venus won't bail is because she has family in LA and I think she said that was the best thing about the Championships being @ Staples.
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They all will
We will be left with watching 20-40 ranked players.
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I think it should be a really big deal that it is open to the top 16 and if you don't finish the year in the top 16 you don't play. If four people pull out then the top 4 players get a first round bye. Players that finish 17,18,19 and 20 should be given a fee to play an exhibition match.

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Capriati will bail on the rest of the season...though she may show and make an early exit as usual...she would love to hit that LA nightlife her buddy Matthew Perry....but i bet they will throw a serious drunk in the 'City of Angels'...she may even do a few more strip shows!!!!
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Anybody want tickets on the 11th row for $80?

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I_hommeca-what day??
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2002, 08:47 PM
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You're an ass and an idiot AmonRa.


I think Venus, Jen, Seles and maybe Momo will skip the event. Venus just doesn't seem to care about the rest of 2002, and I don't expect her to be there. Jen, same thing. Momo and Seles injuries, don't know if they'll show.
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I_hommeca-what day??
It's friday night, sat 2 sessions, sun semis and mon finals

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I'm interested in Monday evening. How can I send you a private message? i live in LA
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With Jennifer showing absolutely no designs on the #2 ranking, I wouldn't be surprised to see Venus give it a miss.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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Hingis is out, but I think the rest including Venus will show. Just my opinion.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2002, 03:27 AM
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Monica was in LA last week just to promote the event, so I doubt she's planning on skipping it. I think she withdrew from the indoor tourneys just to make sure she is healed for the LA event.
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