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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 2002, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question Which WILLIAMS Will Play?

Will Serena show up?
Will Venus show up?
Will NEITHER show up?

Anyone know?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 2002, 03:23 PM
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Serena will most likely play. She has played here almost since she turned pro in think.
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The Williams sisters will be seen only sparingly in the Open build-up. Serena will partner James Blake in the Hopman Cup in January, but Venus has not entered any of the lead-up events. The elder Williams retired hurt from her last match, a semi-final of the season-ending WTA Championships, citing a lower left leg strain.

Last January, Venus won the Gold Coast title before restricting herself to doubles at Homebush, where Serena received the ankle injury that led to her Australian Open withdrawal. Traditionally, one sister plays Sydney, but this year neither will appear. "All I've heard so far is that no one knows what Venus is doing," Watson said.

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yeah both Sisters are uncommitted to the tournaments the week of Jan 5-11 - there's a rumour going around that Venus won't play any lead up tournaments before the Australian Open.

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oic, so Serena will only play Hopman Cup then.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2002, 03:07 PM
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NEITHER!! Serena hurt herself there and those kangaroos would not let her play late in Melbourne so she will not be back in 2003 in sydney. Also Venus was overworked from the Gold Coast so she may pull a Steffi and show up in Melbourne with no match play
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Kangaroos?

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2002, 07:26 AM
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anton, Venus is not playing Gold coast?

Anyway, if neither turns up probably a good thing Daniela top 4 seed and get to semis and hopefully finals

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yeah, it seems like neither will show up
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2002, 02:52 PM
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Serena will play Hopman....Venus the Adidas (prediction)...Serena got injured because she had no lead-up....they are fast, but on Rebound-Ace it will cost them if they don't play some.....very hot and in drought here...no rain forcast...and on a rubber surface shoes stick to the surface more.

If at any time there will be a massive upset this year at the AO...will be this year.

Many injuries....this surface should be illegal in this country through summer, let alone allowing professional athletes attempt to play on it.

My thoughts anyhow :-)

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Sorry Sam, but Amelie will be the #4 seed

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Exclamation

Until Venus and Martina confirm their participation or nonparticipation in Sydney, the top ten seeds look like this:

1) Capriati
2) Clijsters
3) Henin-Hardenne
4) Mauresmo
5) Hantuchova
6) Myskina
7) Davenport
8) Rubin
9) Maleeva
10) Schynder

My guess is that Maleeve and Schynder will be unseeded.
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I think Serena is the most likely play

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Hopefully none, it dosen't really matter if they show up everyone know's Capriati will WIN!! (again)

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Hopefully both so they can kick Jennifers azz
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