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Mase
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:24 PM
From YAHOO.COM, Vera won on a walkover!! :eek::eek:


Any details anyone?!?!

*hingis_forever*
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:25 PM
:confused:

WtaTour4Ever
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:26 PM
OMG This is horrible......Get better soon!!
I never saw this one coming.

venusfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:26 PM
Yep, she withdrew.. it was just mention on tennis channel.. Knee problem

wongqks
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:28 PM
this is really sad :(

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:28 PM
same knee ??
not good

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:28 PM
What?!

venusfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:28 PM
it's the same knee she had surgery on.. happened last night.

selking
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:28 PM
Holy shit... :confused: :confused: :eek:

venusfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:29 PM
serena maybe coming out on court to talk to crowd

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Man.....the hits keep coming...:sad:

MinnyGophers
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:30 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
OMG I hope it's not bad.

Filip!
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:30 PM
I'm not a Williams-fan, but tennis isn't exciting anymore since the Williams-sisters and Justine and Kim are struggling with injuiries... :(

DEETHELICK
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Damn. That is a shock. Opens up the draw.

More importantly, hope Serena gets better soon. These injuries among the elite women are getting crazy.

Bleach
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:30 PM
:eek:

tennisIlove09
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:31 PM
well, this fricken sucks. oh well. Williamses still undeated in San Diego since 99 :D ;)

kodeRED
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:31 PM
i hope she doesn't come to montreal ... sorry .. but i live there and i wanna see elena do well
but i do hope that she is ok!

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Is it the same knee?! Did anybody notice anything during her match yesterday?!

venusfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:32 PM
they showed in her previous matches she was limping after points

BK4ever
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:33 PM
it's the same knee she had surgery on.. happened last night.
It happened when she was serving, she missed a first serve then turned around and sort of shaked her leg while she got a second ball, but in that split second you could tell that something was wrong but she just kept going :sad:

this is just heartbreaking...I hope both her and Vee are ready for the Open. I cant even imagine another US Open without them...

I seriously think they should pull out of the olympics.

SJW
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:33 PM
fucking shit.i give up on tennis, it's too depressing right now

lizchris
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:34 PM
I just found out Serena pulled out of her match against Vera.

Sorry to her her knee is givng her problems and I hope she doens't play in Montreal if it is flaring up now before the Olympics.

Bleach
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:34 PM
SJW :hug: don't give up !! she'll be back soon :)

Ivan C
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Shit! I was SO looking forward to a possible semi with maria v serena. damn! :mad:

Nemesis
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:35 PM
Oh my ... And the rampage among my favourites continues ... :eek:

Get well, Serena!!! :kiss: I hope to see you at Athens (and hopefully already in Canada).

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:35 PM
It happened when she was serving, she missed a first serve then turned around and sort of shaked her leg while she got a second ball, but in that split second you could tell that something was wrong but she just kept going :sad:

this is just heartbreaking...I hope both her and Vee are ready for the Open. I cant even imagine another US Open without them...

I seriously think they should pull out of the olympics.

Seems like the knee keeps being a major concern...

ys
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:36 PM
fucking shit.i give up on tennis, it's too depressing right now
:hug:

Things will get better. When Agassi came back in 1998, his first year was solid yet unspectacular. But year after that he really kicked some serious butt. When Stef came back after knee surgery in 1998, she struggled all year long with minor injuries and unexpected losses, finding her champion's touch only closer to the end of year. And in the next year she was back into Slam winner's circle. Just be patient.

selking
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Lindsay tournmnet. Now... even more now then before

tennisIlove09
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:37 PM
SJW :sad: Don't worry girl. Both girls will be back...it just takes time :D

V-MAC
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:37 PM
wow:( well this (almost) finishes a completely rubbish tournament this year in san Diego with Venus withdrawing before her 1st round match, Chanda getting walloped by Myskina in an embarrassing fashion and Alicia coming up just a small bit short against Frazier.:o last remaining hope is that Maria wins it :)

alfonsojose
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:38 PM
Rest and get ready for the U.S. Open

BK4ever
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:40 PM
the thing about injury is that sometimes you can never fully recover...its obvious that she will have to be very strategic in how she schedules her tournaments, especially HC events. Watch Rena become a claycourt specialist because of this ;) its easier on the joints!

Even Davey talked about how her knee is slowly disentegrating and there is nothing the doctors can do.

selking
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:40 PM
wow:( well this (almost) finishes a completely rubbish tournament this year in san Diego with Venus withdrawing before her 1st round match, Chanda getting walloped by Myskina in an embarrassing fashion and Alicia coming up just a small bit short against Frazier.:o last remaining hope is that Maria wins it :)

No offense but everyone knew chanda wasn't gonna do anything. She really isn't that good anymore.

CJK
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Wow, no way:(. Please recover.

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Hmmm....just when serena seems to be getting happy with her game, this happens. This year is quickly becoming another year horribulus.

harloo
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:41 PM
Ugh, awe Serena!! I am very sad about this happening, first Vee and now Rena. Oh well!!!! Go Lindsay!

lizchris
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:42 PM
It happened when she was serving, she missed a first serve then turned around and sort of shaked her leg while she got a second ball, but in that split second you could tell that something was wrong but she just kept going :sad:

this is just heartbreaking...I hope both her and Vee are ready for the Open. I cant even imagine another US Open without them...

I seriously think they should pull out of the olympics.
Tennis doesn't start at the Olympics until 8/16, so unless she has a serious injury, she should be fine by then.

ys
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:42 PM
I just can't believe that Venus and Serena can't understand and keep very simple thing - NEVER EVER play two tournaments in a row. Your body doesn't handle it well.

venusfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Serena talking on court.. says when she did a lob against Bovina she hurt her knee and is very sorry she is unable to compete today. Says it's just a matter of time before she gets back in top shape, says hopefully by next year she will be back at the top of her game and promise to be back next year in the FINALS. She was laughing and joking with the audience

Atrixo
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Poor Serena! She was just getting back on track after her long layoff. :sad: I hope this is only a minor flare-up of her previous injury; I don't think the tennis world can really stand anymore injuries. :sad:

WtaTour4Ever
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:44 PM
....hmm strange speech.

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Seems like she is on a high spirit...good.

venusfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:46 PM
Serena says her main goal right now is olympics.. next two weeks she's going to take more test. Says if she had a day off it would have been a bit better.. says she doesn't want to compete now and cause her to lose the entire year.

V-MAC
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:46 PM
No offense but everyone knew chanda wasn't gonna do anything. She really isn't that good anymore.

what a shocking thing to say!!! :o :o :tape: Chanda hasn't lost her ability,she could still beat most of the top 10. It's just her hunger for winning and her belief in her game is very questionable right now after that horrible match yesterday......looks like we'll find out alot about her next week in Canada.I still believe she has a slam in her. :D :D :D :D :D

SJW
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:55 PM
Serena talking on court.. says when she did a lob against Bovina she hurt her knee and is very sorry she is unable to compete today. Says it's just a matter of time before she gets back in top shape, says hopefully by next year she will be back at the top of her game and promise to be back next year in the FINALS. She was laughing and joking with the audience
awwwwwwww :sad: she's so incredibly sweet. everytime her and Venus seem to be getting back to normal, they have a setback. i wish they would just get a fucking break already. it sucks having to hope for no injuries EVERY time they step onto the court. her knee injury just after Wimbledon was thouht of as just to be "minor", but she's still having trouble with it 13 months later. i hope it's not a chronic injury that could put an end to her career. sorry to think the worst, but some things just go like that :sad:

Venus+Serena#1fan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:55 PM
so she is withdrawing from Canada??

sweetpinks
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:56 PM
Poor Serena! She was just getting back on track after her long layoff. :sad: I hope this is only a minor flare-up of her previous injury; I don't think the tennis world can really stand anymore injuries. :sad:
I will be totally annoyed if she shows up at some movie premiere, mind you she won't have to put any stress on her knee for that, hope she gets better I am sure she won't be playing in Montreal next week

Jasmin
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:58 PM
Serena talking on court.. says when she did a lob against Bovina she hurt her knee and is very sorry she is unable to compete today. Says it's just a matter of time before she gets back in top shape, says hopefully by next year she will be back at the top of her game and promise to be back next year in the FINALS. She was laughing and joking with the audience

She keeps saying it's a matter of time. She can't do that if her knee is shot and she comes back too soon and she can't get back to the top without playing matches. I don't see how she's going to do it.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:00 PM
OMG, hope its just precautionary :)

WSfan
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:02 PM
This stinks... Just when she was starting to play well she gets injured.... First Venus now her... What's left to watch in tennis now, that my two favorite players are both injured... This just sucks big time... I just hope they get well before the Olympics. Take a long rest Vee and Ree and hopefully u'll recover soon!!!

CJ07
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:06 PM
First Venus, now Serena :(

It would be horrible if it endangered their careers. Hopefully they'll both bounce back real soon

Venus Forever
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:10 PM
Absolutely no luck when it comes to the Williams Sisters. :( :(

Heal that knee up Rena!! :sad:

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Seems like Serena is strugging a bit more with the knee than Lindsay did after her own surgery....hope it ain´t career-threatening.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:18 PM
fucking shit.i give up on tennis, it's too depressing right now

But we have Maria.. she is our hope!

Ivan C
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:20 PM
But we have Maria.. she is our hope!

Aye, she is the pride of women's tennis! :kiss: :hearts: :worship:

jbone_0307
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Are they like sticks or something?? They are becoming the Coria of the wta tour. :rolleyes: They must need somebody to pick up their bags, carry them, and even tie their shoes. If they are hiring, ill take an application. :lol:

Lady
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:29 PM
That is just so depressing :sad:

I feel you, SJW!

So, so sad! :bigcry:

thelittlestelf
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:34 PM
OMG :bigcry: that's awful!!!!!

I reeeeeeally hope Serena and Venus get better very soon, I feel so bad for them! Sometimes I think they feel the need to "put on a show" for the audience even when they're not 100% healthy :(:(.

GET WELL SOON SERENA & VENUS!!

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:34 PM
The injury of Serena ain´t no laughing matter, jbone....So you are gonna make fun of the Steffi´s et al of this world too who suffered knee injuries?!

CJK
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:38 PM
Serena says her main goal right now is olympics.. next two weeks she's going to take more test. Says if she had a day off it would have been a bit better.. says she doesn't want to compete now and cause her to lose the entire year.
Bad timing:(. And she is playing doubles with Venus, I think that's not gonna happen.

jbone_0307
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:38 PM
I know Serena aint no laughing matter because I really want to get hired. I hope they accept my application. :lol:

joaco
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:41 PM
get better Serena! :)

pav
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:46 PM
For Vera it's a semi
and for Serena it's pain
for Serena's fans it's a shock
and for Vera's a gain
but Vera would rather Serena had turned up today
and have tested Herself against Serena in play
cause many will say 'Serena would have done Her in'
so She's lost, though She's through,not a good way to win!
now She'll get to play either Myskina or Sharapova
but it will be in the back of Our minds, it's because of a walkover
good luck to Vera, in Her semi anyway
and Serena get back to playing soon, and meet Vera on another day

LindsayRocks89
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:47 PM
oh no! serena :sad: please get better for the olympics and the u.s open :worship:

bandabou
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:48 PM
:lol: Is it that bad, jbone?!

jbone_0307
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:49 PM
yup, everybody could use an extra check. :lol:

"Topaz"
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:56 PM
:hug:

Things will get better. When Agassi came back in 1998, his first year was solid yet unspectacular. But year after that he really kicked some serious butt. When Stef came back after knee surgery in 1998, she struggled all year long with minor injuries and unexpected losses, finding her champion's touch only closer to the end of year. And in the next year she was back into Slam winner's circle. Just be patient.
OK, I'll take that.

Get well, Rena.

Now what's next for the sisters? There are both nursing injuries, almost (I hope not) like last year!

:(

SJW
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:18 PM
LMAO i don't know why ppl are feeling sorry for me, Serena's the one who's hurt :lol:

and whoever said "but we have Maria..." thanks, but in my book, you can't even begin to compare the two :)

volta
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:36 PM
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
oh wait this is the 3 time Vera gets a walkover in 2 weeks right? i found who´s maing voodoo on WTA. :tape:

*hingis_forever*
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:42 PM
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
oh wait this is the 3 time Vera gets a walkover in 2 weeks right? i found who´s maing voodoo on WTA. :tape:
2nd time in 2 weeks

volta
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:43 PM
2nd time in 2 weeks
we got her now. she won´t get away with it next time :mad:

PatM04
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:48 PM
Serena :sad: I hate when players are injured! This really opens up the draw for Lindsay and the rest.

Crazy_Fool
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:52 PM
Tough, I hate injuries.

DeDe4925
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:32 PM
"Serena Williams Withdraws From Acura

1 hour, 42 minutes ago

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Serena Williams (news - web sites) withdrew from the Acura Classic on Friday because of swelling in her left knee, almost exactly a year after surgery on that knee.


AP Photo



Williams, who hasn't won a tournament since March, was scheduled to play 12th-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the quarterfinals.


She said her knee began acting up after she chased a drop shot in the first set of her third-round victory over Elena Bovina on Thursday night.


"I said, 'Ooh, that really hurts,'" the top-seeded Williams said. "I figured it would go away. I really just stopped running the rest of the match. I must have tweaked it somewhere down the line."


Williams said she was up until 2 a.m. Friday receiving treatment.


"I was trying to get it calmed down," she said.


The WTA Tour injury report classified the injury as a recurrence. On Aug. 1, 2003, Williams had surgery to repair a partial tear in the same knee, then missed eight months.


"It is ironic, huh?" she said.


Williams returned in March and won her first tournament at Miami, but she hasn't won in seven tournaments since then. She lost to Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon (news - web sites) final July 3 and to Lindsay Davenport in last week's final at Carson.


Williams, 28-5 this year, planned to have an MRI exam in Los Angeles later Friday. "

Black Mamba.
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:42 PM
As I've said before the key with Vee and Serena is injury free tennis. With their losses this year I've always said a lose is ok as long as they got out without any new injuries because It seems that when they start putting things together and look like they will be able to concentrate on getting back to the top again they get injured again. But I would rather them take their time and come back fully healthy and take their lumps losing early than have them come back not healthy and not only lose but further injure themselves because IMO a loss is worse when you get hurt in the process.

craigsf2000
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Money may be the power but history will be the key.

DA FOREHAND
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:52 PM
Money may be the power but history will be the key.
They both have plenty of money, and they are both destined for the hall of fame (history)

craigsf2000
Jul 30th, 2004, 09:58 PM
They both have plenty of money, and they are both destined for the hall of fame (history)
Exactly my point...

Mr. Man
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:24 PM
Damn knee!! Get better soon Serena!!

tterb
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:39 PM
For Vera it's a semi
and for Serena it's pain
for Serena's fans it's a shock
and for Vera's a gain
but Vera would rather Serena had turned up today
and have tested Herself against Serena in play
cause many will say 'Serena would have done Her in'
so She's lost, though She's through,not a good way to win!
now She'll get to play either Myskina or Sharapova
but it will be in the back of Our minds, it's because of a walkover
good luck to Vera, in Her semi anyway
and Serena get back to playing soon, and meet Vera on another day

Awww, that was nice, pav! Hopefully Serena gets back to full health soon. I can't imagine her career being stopped by a chronic injury :sad:. But like ys said, Steffi took a while to get back to GS winning form, and Lindsay as well is just now beginning to look as good as she did pre-injury. Get better for your next tourney, Serena... and don't be afraid to skip the Canadian Open if you need to rest the knee.

It's a shame because this could have been another amazing battle. I'm glad Vera's in the SF and all, I just didn't want it to be like this. :(

No more injuries, please! Let's have Venus, Justine, Kim, Serena, and all other injured players back to 100% ASAP! :)

esquímaux
Jul 31st, 2004, 12:09 AM
:sobbing:

le bon vivant
Jul 31st, 2004, 12:17 AM
Serena said shes going to get an MRI Friday.

This sucks. My favorite, always getting messed up.

jojoseph
Jul 31st, 2004, 12:19 AM
wtf I didn't even make the day session. She looked fine last night. There were no noticable problems. :mad:

What a bummer!

bandabou
Jul 31st, 2004, 01:02 AM
hhmmm..MRI?! Don´t know what to make of that.

starr
Jul 31st, 2004, 01:17 AM
someone might want to drop a word to Serena that 4 inch stilettos aren't really advised for the prolonged health of feet, knees, or back.

htm
Jul 31st, 2004, 01:29 AM
You would think the WS haters would be happy Serena pulled out, it's not like the haters wanted them there anyway, so just be happy.

Gogo123
Jul 31st, 2004, 01:48 AM
:sad: This is really sad news for serena...i just hope that this doesn't become something serious that would take her away from us...
Hope she gets well soon :sad:

P.S. Did she say anything about the Canadian Open next week or should we expect a withdrawal like venus?

chris whiteside
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:34 AM
Yet another Williams' injury. What the heck is going on?

CJK
Jul 31st, 2004, 07:47 AM
:sad: This is really sad news for serena...i just hope that this doesn't become something serious that would take her away from us...
Hope she gets well soon :sad:

P.S. Did she say anything about the Canadian Open next week or should we expect a withdrawal like venus?
Yes she did say something about Canadian Open. She says she is going to play because WTA made her too.

(PS: This could mean she probably schedules herself with a 2nd round loss to catch the plane out of Canada by Wednesday. :).)

Experimentee
Jul 31st, 2004, 02:47 PM
Poor Serena :sad:
I feared this was going to be a chronic thing after she had problems with it in AI, I really hope this isnt a problem that will keep plaguing her for the rest of her career like Rubin :(
Hopefully she'll rest the knee and be ready for the US Open.

Experimentee
Jul 31st, 2004, 02:49 PM
Yes she did say something about Canadian Open. She says she is going to play because WTA made her too.

(PS: This could mean she probably schedules herself with a 2nd round loss to catch the plane out of Canada by Wednesday. :).)

The WTA cant make someone play if they arent physically capable.

Heeves23
Jul 31st, 2004, 03:28 PM
why is everyone so damn injury prone? Serenas never gonna get back to form if she keeps on getting injured. But yeah tennis is way more exciting now that other people are at the top.