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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2002, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Should and Will the WTA Cancel the Qatar and Dubai events?

because of the war with Bin Laden,etc.
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I don't know, but I sure wouldn't be playing there







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Venus is entered to play in Dubai. I heard that some of the players are hoping that that event is cancelled and they some of them might play in Memphis that week.
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Yeah, Venus is supposed to play there. Hmm, I just think they should cancel it. They need to put the players safety first.







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it's definetely safe to continue with these tourneys.

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No no no...

Both events should safe... I want both stay! No cancel!


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what makes you think they are so safe?
Wasn't an event in dubai cancelled in 2001?


Should: yes
Will: no, if there is peace the next few weeks
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Yeah, I doubt they are going to cancel these events. They'll just leave it up to the players to make their own decisions as to whether they want to go or not. More than likely these events will be safe, but as a US Player, I would probably still feel uncomfortable being there.







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Venus and Monica have entered so i doubt they have safety fears why enter in the first place if you were afraid of what might happen!

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what makes you think they are so safe?
Wasn't an event in dubai cancelled in 2001?
Nah... it was Sarabotya (spell?) in Indonesia.


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The ATP had a tournament in Qatar at the start of the year and if anything I would have thought that the securuty situation would have been worse then than it is now but I'd imagine that if there was any doubt about safety that they'd cancel the tourney...?
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Qatar and United Arab Emirates are NOT Afghanistan.

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There was a bicycle event in Qatar last week, so there's no reason to cancel any tournaments, and they will not.

IF you not know, it more safe to be in Qatar then in the US!


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No way that they should cancell it!
Qatar and Dubai have nothing to do with terrorism, so why cancell?

Cancelling this events would only be a show of blaming the islam for what happened and please don't get me started on that...

The WTA should give an example by not cancelling these events.

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