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Venus to play once every two weeks!

Venus says no to Dubai event
Dubai |By A Correspondent | 16-02-2003
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Tennis fans in the UAE will have to gear themselves up to watching a competition without the familiar face of Venus Williams at this year's tournament.

"Venus Williams has withdrawn and will not be with us," was Dubai Duty Free managing director Colm McLoughlin's brief statement at the end of his welcome speech during the draw ceremony.

"There are many reasons why she doesn't want to come in here," admitted the new tournament director, Salah Tahlak.

"But one of them is that she is planning to change her schedule and start playing once every two weeks," Tahlak added. "Basically, she's looking at a more balanced schedule,' chipped in McLoughlin.

"We admit it's a bit late for her to withdraw, and we're disappointed about it. But we're happy with such a strong field and the depth of the entries. Consider that all the direct entries were in the top 50 of the rankings this year," McLoughlin said.

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Once every two weeks? Hurrah! Presumably, this rule will extend to the second week of Grand Slams as well...? I sincerely hope so.

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hmm, maybe she will be adding some tournaments after all?
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2003, 07:13 PM
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Great choice Venus, this means that at the French Open she will play the first week, but then 2nd she won't.
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How can she be playing once every two weeks? She isn't scheduled to play until Miami and that is a month away. She isn't playing next week because.... well... that isn't once every two weeks, is it?

I am confused.
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Great choice Venus, this means that at the French Open she will play the first week, but then 2nd she won't.
What a dumb ass

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Selesrules..... LOL.. that was funny!
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While everyone is trying to figure out Venus's intention in canceling some of her tournament, I bet she is at home in bed eating candy. LOL
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uh... Isn't Venus more likely on an airplane than at home? Hello.
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I'd so hope she would play once every two weeks ... but that ain't happening! Her next tournament is Miami and that's March 17th ... I'd be surprised to see Venus in Scottsdale! But again ... why not!

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Why not?

I think the answer is obvious.

But that would be a real slap in the face for Charlie Pasarell.
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I think the answwer is obvious too (since Serena is playing there!) ... but maybe that would be a smart move from Venus ... add one or two more tournaments played by Serena! That would only benefit Venus : free points cuz nothing to defend and better preparation for the RG finals where Venus will finally reverse things and spank lil'sis!

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Harloo, I think Venus is in Italy playing with her Italian stud.
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