Have Justine, Maria, Serena, and Venus to attend?
I think only Miami (mandatory) and YEC.
Any others can attract all of these girls together? Olympic, forget about it, four years once.
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:42 PM
I think all these players played at Dubai, but not at the same year! Dubai is the close that you can get!
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Only the mandatory tournaments. Elsewhere Venus and Serena don't participate in the same tournament.
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:50 PM
thats interesting! i think miami is the only tournament that can get them together outside the slams!! i think the time before miami 07 when they were all together outside the slams was miami 05!!! correct me if im wrong...
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:54 PM
i think YEC will be able to do it this year! lol!!
erm...well i don't think we are going to get any tournaments like that this year?!
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:02 PM
I thought Indian Wells will now be considered one of the mandatory events? If that is the case, then this board is going to get hot again come March!
Jan 8th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Ya, and what about the rule that if you skip IW without a big reason you get a penalty for the next mandatory event? Is that rule already being used in '08 ?
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Penalty or not, I won't be expecting Venus or Serena to be playing Indian Wells ever again.
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:52 PM
theres no way the tour would say right venus, serena you skipped IW so were banning you from miami this year, thats just stupid then they lose them for 2 events not 1, and the tour needs them playing as often as possible. i think the tour will have to make exceptions for certain players, i mean if it was seles and a german mandatory tournament would they punish her for not playing it? venus and serena will never play the same tournaments unless they have to, and will always feel that they should never be forced to play tennis when they dont want to. these mandatory tournaments in '09 will make no difference if maria, henin and the william sisters dont wanna play for whatever reason they wont end of.
Jan 8th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Venus and Serena would say, "screw you" and skip Miami. They don't give a f-ck about the rankings because they don't need to. Monica was the same way about Germany (great analogy). If memory serves they put the YEC in Germany one year and Monica skipped it even though she qualified. Same will go for Venus and Serena.