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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

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Date, Morita, Robson and Torro Flor are non-entities, this isn't 1995 Date doesn't deserve a good court these days.

Seems 9 wasn't too unlucky for Morita though
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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

Why do the Chinese and Japanese still not get on?

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Why do the Chinese and Japanese still not get on?
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Why do the Chinese and Japanese still not get on?
historical rivals. i'm on japan's side.

it seems that, recently, japan has shown interest in owning some islands that are in the middle. that must've tightened the relationships between both territories.
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historical rivals. i'm on japan's side.

it seems that, recently, japan has shown interest in owning some islands that are in the middle. that must've tightened the relationships between both territories.
Oh well that's understandable, as some of Japan is rather low and at risk of being swallowed up by the ocean

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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

"9" is considered to be lucky figure in China. It means they wish good luck to all Japanese players.
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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

Oops, they did it again.

COURT 9
Starting At: 12:30 pm WTA
Marion BARTOLI (FRA) [9] vs [Q] Ayumi MORITA (JPN)
followed by
WTA Anna-Lena GROENEFELD (GER) Kveta PESCHKE (CZE) [7] vs
Alize CORNET (FRA) Kimiko DATE-KRUMM (JPN)
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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

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"9" is considered to be lucky figure in China. It means they wish good luck to all Japanese players.
That's massive! But I doubt it means they are wishing good luck to the Japanese. A number that:
- the Chinese see as good luck that has historical associations with the Chinese Emperor
- the Japanese see as bad luck and associate with suffering.

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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

Is there any official news as to why?
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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

Some Japanese fancy billiards players got attacked some days ago in Shanghai.
So it's just for their safety like what Dubai organizers did for Peer.
It's much easier to protect them in small court.

But poor Marion
I bet there will be overcrowded in court 9 tomorrow since Marion has so many fans in China
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That's massive! But I doubt it means they are wishing good luck to the Japanese. A number that:
- the Chinese see as good luck that has historical associations with the Chinese Emperor
- the Japanese see as bad luck and associate with suffering.
I was joking.
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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

Where is "BOMBSHELL"?

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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

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Is there any official news as to why?
Gotta hide the bodies somewhere.

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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

Wow couldn't even expect something like that happening in tennis
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Re: Why are all the Japanese players dumped out on court 9?

"Court 9"

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