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victory1
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:10 AM
I have several cousins attending the US Open early rounds (today was their last day). Anyway, she asked the ticket attendees, and here was the answer: certain players will not be move from the court they are assigned, accept for unforseen circumstances (I'm assuming they mean rain delays :p ), she named The William sisters, Capriati, Agassi, and Roddick, I'm sure there are more on that list, but that's all she named from the top of her head. Then my cousin said she tried to blame the sisters fans for this policy :rolleyes: , eventhough they think this might have been in place way before the sisters. She said several years ago, one of sisters was moved to another court in the early rounds and over 1 thousand people demanded their money back because they did not buy their tickets until the schedule was done and only bought the ticket to see that sister (she can't recall which one) play.

switz
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:19 AM
i think that's pretty self-evident. people are acting as if it was offensive but in reality it was a sign of respect because players don't like being moved around courts - especially when it comes from going to such a large court like ashe.

cheesestix
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:35 AM
You mean it wasn't a slight against Venus?????

Wow, I'm shocked.........shocked, I tell ya! :rolleyes:

The irony is that not only was it not a slight, but in fact is was in essence a favor (act of respect) to Venus. LOL.

WtaTour4Ever
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:45 AM
That makes alot of sense actually, can't believe no one (myself included) thought of that. Although I never saw the brew ha ha over the court move anyway.