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And now Sharapova. Vika just tweeted, she isn't there either. I think the only top players there are the ones who bear the flags, all others seem to have skipped it.

Are there any other flag bearers aside from Radwanska and Sharapova? I don't think so.

Edit: I think I just saw Kerber, or another girl with a similar arrogant facial expression

Sabine skipped the ceremony for her dubs match with her tomorrow.
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Yeah, it's a big blow. There really isn't anyone, who can replace Spellerberg in defense ...

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I'm actually not surprised most of the players skipped the ceremony, those who didn't won't be home before 2 o'clock the earliest.

Really pissed about Kerber though, so much for team spirit.
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it was a great opening ceremony, I enjoyed it, the Queen looked bored though!



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I had a discussion about that on a German forum, apparently the Queen isn't supposed to smile or show enjoyment at these occasions, protocol asks her to look "dignified" and that's probably it.
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I don't think protocol says she has to look like and old miserable cow. She always looks so cold and distant.


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I don't think protocol says she has to look like and old miserable cow. She always looks so cold and distant.
In person she isn't like that at all. She is engaging, humorous, fascinating and appears genuinely interested and receptive.

I think it might be part official obligation, part subject matter, and part duty.
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I'm actually not surprised most of the players skipped the ceremony, those who didn't won't be home before 2 o'clock the earliest.

Really pissed about Kerber though, so much for team spirit.
All the German players except for Lisicki were there.

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Other than tennis the only thing I am interested in is the closing ceremony:

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Huh, Tomas Berdych did not last long. I don't think I ever saw Steve Darcis play before.

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Other than tennis the only thing I am interested in is the closing ceremony:
I'm surprised you're not interested in the women's beach volleyball.

What did you think of the opening ceremony?
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