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Red face Organisers already faking attendance numbers ?

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Playing in front of a crowd that appeared smaller than the announced figure of 5,000, Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati struggled before advancing in the WTA Championships.

For the second consecutive day, Staples Center was mostly empty for the tournament that determines the WTA Tour's final rankings of the year. Officials said 6,826 tickets were distributed, while total attendance for the day and evening sessions was given as 5,000.

It was so quiet during the afternoon that dishes being cleared from tables in the 20,000-seat arena's restaurant could be heard on court.

Yesterday they also said that there had been 5,000 people for the eevening session. In no way was that true. Rather 1,000 or so.

The truth is probably just too embarassing.
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still better than the 200 (our edited figure: the 6 Belgians who showed up) during the day
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Maybe there WERE 5,000, but they were all sitting in that restaurant.
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they might have more people in the next rounds, i hope


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well I think they may have counted corporate package tix as well which means that they may not showup until semis or even final. Well a good indication will be tonight Venus vSerena and see how many people turn up, if it is still as dead as today, then I will announced the tournament as a total failure, to be true, Hong Kong can fill up more than 5000 for a Monica Lindsay match let alone a Monica Venus match

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it`s very a sad fact

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People must be so busy...

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commentator said there are 30C outside!!!

so, who want to see indoor-tennis then?

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I'd wanna see indoor tennis if it's 30 degrees outside... because the AO is like that and it's soooo hot! Much nicer to sit inside where there is aircon! hehe

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no, i would like to be on beach, or watching outdoor tennis

sure, i would need a lot of sunblock
but i would enjoy the sun

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lol OK, well I hate when it's over 30 degrees! lol I much prefer the mid 20's... I always fry when I go to the AO!

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The tournament in Antwerp has over 10.000 seats and I'm sure they would all be filled every session If the masters were organized in Belgium!
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Ah, but would the Williams sisters and Monica play in Belgium? That's the real x-factor. The WTA really needs all the players who qualify to play, or at least to show up.
And the tournament did fine at MSG; it's just a scheduling conflict that keeps them from returning there. They should work something out, though.
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