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henree
Feb 12th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Its just bizarre having so many of the top 10 clamoring to get into this Tier 2 event. Pierce and Dementieva asking to enter at the last moment is just bizarre. The only theory I have is that since the Sisters are far from their best. Maybe they thought they could claim a "I beat a William's" trophy head for their mantle. :devil:

tfannis
Feb 12th, 2006, 02:30 PM
The Antwerp tournament rocks :cool: That's all :hehehe: Great organization, mostly big crowds, beautiful trophy, splendid country ;) :p

jj74
Feb 12th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Well it seems Venus withdrawn, but this tournament it has something because Venus always like it, even when she was the top player

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 12th, 2006, 02:43 PM
because of the diamonds!!!!!!!!!!

rjd1111
Feb 12th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Its just bizarre having so many of the top 10 clamoring to get into this Tier 2 event. Pierce and Dementieva asking to enter at the last moment is just bizarre. The only theory I have is that since the Sisters are far from their best. Maybe they thought they could claim a "I beat a William's" trophy head for their mantle. :devil:


Or is it an attempt to load up the cannons to keep Vee from winning the

Diamonds at all costs?

Craigy
Feb 12th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Because its a good tournament :shrug: Top players do play Tier II's aswell you know :speakles:

smiler
Feb 12th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Belgium = sweeeet like chocolate :yeah:

anlavalle
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:41 PM
Of course, the diamonds

harloo
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:42 PM
They are treated like royalty, read something about it in Tennis Magazine. Dubai also treats the players like Queens.

creep
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Top players?

Shenanigans
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:45 PM
It is the same with Fiderstadt they get lots of freebies and are treated really well, they may be multi-millionares but like the rest of us they love not paying for things.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Its just bizarre having so many of the top 10 clamoring to get into this Tier 2 event. Pierce and Dementieva asking to enter at the last moment is just bizarre. The only theory I have is that since the Sisters are far from their best. Maybe they thought they could claim a "I beat a William's" trophy head for their mantle. :devil:

That theory has been pretty much dismissed as the Williams are not even playing...maybe they just like to play in Belgium..its a beautiful country... :D

lucashg
Feb 12th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. :yeah:

E. Blackadder
Feb 12th, 2006, 06:26 PM
huge entry fees

Natasc
Feb 12th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. :yeah:
exactly :haha:

manu32
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:46 PM
diamonds of course

manu32
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:47 PM
but no davy,sharapova,henin.....so not a top draw (like paris with clijsters)......

LefandePatty
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:49 PM
I think there will be 2-3 withdraws in the next few days.

SilK
Feb 12th, 2006, 08:03 PM
huge entry fees

yup. I think Antwerp has one of the biggest budgets on the tour.

jonny84
Feb 12th, 2006, 08:13 PM
and I think it has the biggest sell-out of any WTA tournament.