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tennisIlove09
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:48 PM
Williams sisters top Acura Classic field


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CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- Serena and Venus Williams and Belgians Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters are among the top players entered in the Acura Classic.

Serena will be making her singles debut in the July 24-Aug. 1 tournament at La Costa Resort and Spa. She withdrew last year because of knee surgery.

Venus won the tournament three times, although she withdrew


last year after being injured at Wimbledon.

Other top players entered are: 1998 winner Lindsay Davenport, two-time winner Jennifer Capriati, Amelie Mauresmo, Ai Sugiyama, and Russians Anastasia Myskina, Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova.

The tournament has moved up to Tier I status, making it one of the largest women's tournaments in the world. The field will expand to 56 players.

"With the commitments we've gotten so far, it looks like this year is shaping up to be the best ever," said Raquel Giscafre of Promotion Sports Inc., which owns the tournament.

SJW
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:50 PM
go girls :bounce:

CanadianGuy
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:57 PM
And 0 broadcast? lol... is this why the rejection for the deal:rolleyes: geez..

Knizzle
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:00 PM
And 0 broadcast? lol... is this why the rejection for the deal:rolleyes: geez..
It will be on TV.

CanadianGuy
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:01 PM
It will be on TV.
i thought it was not in the deal for the "US Open series" coverage...
so you mean abc/nbc might show it?

venusfan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:04 PM
This is women's tennis so we can say 1/2 those players wont play 1 match in the tournament.

Knizzle
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:04 PM
i thought it was not in the deal for the "US Open series" coverage...
so you mean abc/nbc might show it?
The Acura people say it will be on ESPN. It used to be on FoxSportsNet every year.

boyke
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:32 PM
what a amazing field. go Kim and Justine.

tennisIlove09
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:35 PM
This is women's tennis so we can say 1/2 those players wont play 1 match in the tournament.
:worship: True.

Allez-H
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:38 PM
Defend your title Ju :banana:

SelesFan70
Apr 22nd, 2004, 07:46 PM
I'll believe that field when I see that field playing. :zzz:

Anna F'd Enrique
Apr 22nd, 2004, 09:04 PM
i work at the Acura Classic!

this is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna F'd Enrique
Apr 22nd, 2004, 09:06 PM
omg all of the top 10 is in the draw!

7~LV3
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:09 AM
omg all of the top 10 is in the draw!

I worry about ms Venus playing 3 tournies in a row Stan-LA-San, but then she has always played 3 WTA tournies during the summer and shes kinda superstitious bout these things...

darrinbaker00
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:29 AM
This is women's tennis so we can say 1/2 those players wont play 1 match in the tournament.
Thanks to the US Open Series bonus money, a lot of springtime injuries will be fully healed in the summer. They'll all be there. ;)