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urock34
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:21 PM
http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-now-anthem.0824,0,2022239.story
Serena to face Blake in Norfolk

In a "Battle of the Sexes" exhibition, Serena Williams will play James Blake at ODU's Constant Center for charity Dec. 6.

Daily Press
9:27 PM EDT, August 23, 2007

Serena Williams will face James Blake in the 2007 Anthem Live All-Star Tennis Event on Dec. 6 at Old Dominion University's Constant Center.

Williams will become the third tennis star to join Blake in Norfolk for Anthem Live, which has raised more than $2.2 million for cancer research. Andre Agassi came in 2006, Andy Roddick in '05.

"It continues to amaze me that by partnering with Anthem and having my friends agree to join me, we can truly make a difference by helping fund research to find a cure for cancer,'' Blake said.

As he has in the past two years, Blake will dedicate the event to the memory of his father, Thomas, who died of cancer in 2004.

The 2007 Anthem Live also will feature a mixed doubles exhibition with Blake's good buddy Mardy Fish and French standout Tatiana Golovin, who is ranked 18th in the world in women's tennis.

The event also will feature musicians to be announced. John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw have been among the past performers.

Olórin
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Wow :eek: Hopefully James will choke to make Serena look good :cool:

schorsch
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:29 PM
does james really wanna be humiliated like when he plays federer? ugh.. poor james. serena's gonna crush him, coz blake is a mental midgit :lol: j/k

Harvs
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:30 PM
lol that would be great to see

Knizzle
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:30 PM
He better not hit any rocket FHs at my baby. :fiery:

Shepster
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:32 PM
Let's hope James fares better than Novak did against Ana... :lol:

vw.
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:32 PM
Apparently they won't be playing..

http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-now-anthem.0825,0,2087776.story?track=rss

Contrary to published reports and its own press release the previous day, Anthem said Friday that the Dec. 6 event at Old Dominion's Constant Center will feature Serena Williams and Blake -- but not playing against each other in singles.

The format has not been decided for the cancer-fighting charity benefit, but Fish and Tatiana Golovin also plan to play.



:confused:

winone23
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Although James, with be expected to win, and it will all be in good fun Serena will would destroy James.

schorsch
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Let's hope James fares better than Novak did against Ana... :lol:

that was tabletennis wasnt it '''?

schorsch
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:36 PM
see james surely pulled out, coz he was afraid to lose :haha:

Shepster
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:39 PM
that was tabletennis wasnt it '''?
Nope, it was a proper match, she won 7-5 and said afterwards it was Novak being a gentleman. Here's the HEAT she brought ace-ing him on Match point... :lol:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nAtVW0X8T4o

Lulu.
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:42 PM
He better let her win ;)

Olórin
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:48 PM
see james surely pulled out, coz he was afraid to lose :haha:

:lol:

VS Fan
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:49 PM
As good as Serena is, I dont think she can play at Blake's level.

I hope they play all out, to give us a sample of men's vs women's tennis.

schorsch
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:51 PM
using serena to see where women's tennis level is. ok. using blake for the men's side? nah...

Olórin
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:52 PM
using serena to see where women's tennis level is. ok. using blake for the men's side? nah...

Well I don't think Serena vs. Federer would be very fair ;)

schorsch
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:56 PM
hmm :p

VS Fan
Aug 26th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Serena vs Federer?

Any guesses?? 6-0, 6-0 : 6-0, 6-1; 6-1, 6-1; This would be a ridiculous match up. Roger would kill her.

Slutiana
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:04 PM
serena? vs Donald Young ???!!11??//? :p

VeeReeDavJCap81
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Serena shouldn't have too much trouble returning James' serve considering Venus serves almost as hard and she's been returning that serve her whole life ;)

schorsch
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:22 PM
veeree men put much more spin on the ball when serving at these high speeds... so :o def. heavier.

harloo
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:22 PM
If the match was titled, "Battle Of The Butts" Serena would win hands down.:lol:

Knizzle
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:23 PM
If the match was titled, "Battle Of The Butts" Serena would win hands down.:lol:
James might make it close tho. :o

VeeReeDavJCap81
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:26 PM
veeree men put much more spin on the ball when serving at these high speeds... so :o def. heavier.

Ummmmm it was a joke if you didn't get it :o :rolleyes:

Aaron.
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:39 PM
What channel is this on?

im watching CBS in usa and its all commercials :o

simba
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:42 PM
i think Blake will let her win. this is very good.

Aaron.
Aug 26th, 2007, 04:43 PM
What channel :fiery:

urock34
Aug 26th, 2007, 06:00 PM
What channel :fiery:

calm down and read the first post.....its december 7th in an exhibition...and i doubt its being played

Megkiss!
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:12 PM
I remember when Serena destroyed Roddick :tape:

Pureracket
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:47 PM
*pureracket wanting the thread to erupt*

Serena would beat James Blake and any man in tennis. (There, that should get the vultures to post in this thread).

Thanx4nothin
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Well Blake will probably do what he normally does against multiple grand slam winners, shit himself and hit everything long. Blake wins 6-3, 6-3.

guyinsf
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Sound very exciting but I think Serena should be in better form than she is now to challenge a male player. Why didn't they do this when she was dominating?

guyinsf
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:30 PM
I hope Serena embrasses Blake, go Serena!!!!!!

kadirelf
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:00 PM
6-4 7-6 serena

Pureracket
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Serena could win by getting some of her friends from Norfolk State to sit in the J-Block. James would be in total shock. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:19 PM
What I'd really enjoy is to see Serena playing the women's tour on a regular basis. I hope that this "fund raiser" makes a few dollars for charity, but its hardly anything to be taken seriously.

StarDuvallGrant
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Serena could win by getting some of her friends from Norfolk State to sit in the J-Block. James would be in total shock. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:haha:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 26th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Blake sucks

Serena is gonna win easily

supergrunt
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:07 PM
I don't think that Serena'll want Blake to let her win. :o

RJWCapriati
Aug 27th, 2007, 03:07 AM
That will be fun :)

Renalicious
Aug 27th, 2007, 03:46 AM
If there was betting on this I would bet on Serena. :D