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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2002, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Capriati playing Dubai

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 2002, 11:01 PM
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Folks, can we say appearance fees?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2002, 12:27 AM
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I'd go just for the hotel!

But, Dubai has a lot of money to spend and attract tourists, and this is becoming a really lucritive tournament to win. I wouldn't doubt if they buy Berlin's sponsorship rights in 2 years of something when German Tennis goes bankrupt for good.

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Wow, the top 3 in the world will play dubai!!!!!! That's a very good entry list for them!

Amelie will have a hard time to defend I guess!

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I highly doubt if any of the top 3 will play

Jen was already on the list which came out 2 weeks ago

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Hmmm I am a bit dubious.... When Venus and Serena had entered the same Tier 2 before, one has always pulled out (eg Tokyo 2001)... Plus, without bringing politics into it, if MadMan Bush declares war on MadMan Saddam - then I doubt any of the American players will go anywhere near Dubai, or of the tournament will go on at all.....
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does anyone have the full committment lists for Doha and Dubai?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2002, 01:56 AM
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Lets hope for peace because 3 top players playing a tournament in Dubai can only help further the game of tennis...

Lets also hope that someone talks some sense into madman Bush and his war cronies.

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i second that... as it would be amazing for a Tier 2 event to get the top 3 plus Henin and Mauresmo...
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