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CanIGetAWhat
Feb 24th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Myskina, Dementieva, Petrova Commit To Amelia Island
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Photo By Fred Mullane By Tennis Week
02/24/2005

A trio of Russians — reigning Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina, Roland Garros runner-up Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova — have officially committed to play in the 26th annual Bausch & Lomb Championships, April 4– 10th, at the Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida.
Myskina, Dementieva and Petrova will join a competitive field for the 2005 Bausch & Lomb Championships crown that already includes top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, the 2004 defending champion, seven-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and 2002 tournament champion Venus Williams.

Tickets for the 2005 Bausch & Lomb Championships are now available. For daily ticket, box seat and package information, please call (800) 486-8366 or visit the tournament web site at Bausch & Lomb Championships (http://blchamps.com/).

mishar
Feb 24th, 2005, 08:57 PM
:eek:

What a field! I wonder if they will all play? Plus JHH and Amelie?

jonny84
Feb 24th, 2005, 08:59 PM
That is a good field for a Tier II event - and one which straight comes after Miami too.

Almost Tier I status what with both Williams, Davenport and the Russians. Should be a good tournament with interesting QF match-ups. :)

Natasc
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:04 PM
Hey, interesting field.

I hope the best of luck for Dementieva and that all players make good matchs!! :worship:

I wanna see pain!! I wanna see other Dementieva-Jen third set!! :lol:

Go girls :yeah:

felipe2004
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:06 PM
Amelia Island usually has one of the strongest draw of the Tier II tourneys.

shtexas
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:30 PM
That tournament has one of the nicest settings. I love all those trees, especially that big tree that is practically on the Court.

RenaSlam.
Feb 24th, 2005, 10:29 PM
Russians...ZzZzZzZzzZ...(except for Sharapova and Kuznestova, who have great games)

bigshow21
Feb 24th, 2005, 10:32 PM
Good!

tennnisfannn
Feb 24th, 2005, 10:32 PM
where does JHH play first?

Almalyk
Feb 24th, 2005, 10:42 PM
I hope Anastasia can find her best form on clay! Good luck Russian girls!

Asmus
Feb 24th, 2005, 10:45 PM
I'm relieved as it looks like Amelie will be taking a week off!

martirogi
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:10 AM
what?! :fiery: nastya so close now i have to spend more money on tennis sigh

JenFan75
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:44 AM
Go Lindsay and LenaD!

PatM04
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Can't wait to go...To see some of these girls for the first time and some for the second or third time is going to be amazing:)

JLDementieva
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:50 AM
YAY for Nastya and Elena! :D :bounce:

VeeDaQueen
Feb 25th, 2005, 01:43 AM
They didn't even mention Nadia was a semifinalist at Roland Garros :rolleyes:

Udachi Elena! :D