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Dorcas Monjimbo
Mar 10th, 2008, 10:07 AM
I do not understand why any of the Willams girls is not playing in a tier 1 event that is taking place in the US. Any particular reason?

Mikey.
Mar 10th, 2008, 11:15 AM
They were booed or something and never came back.

TatiNovic
Mar 10th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Yes!
I think that was happen in 01 or 02 something

Aaron68
Mar 10th, 2008, 04:17 PM
They're babies. Can you imagine a baseball player not playing in Cincinnati because he was once booed there?

Give me a break.

Paneru
Mar 10th, 2008, 04:50 PM
They're babies. Can you imagine a baseball player not playing in Cincinnati because he was once booed there?

Give me a break.

Who cares what you think,
it's not you. Get over yourself!

Dorcas Monjimbo,
Venus had to pull out of a SF match against Serena at the last
minute due to injury, which the wta physician confirmed. And
advised Venus as well that it'd be in her best interest not to play.

The next day before the finals i believe, Venus and Richard were coming down the stands to take their seats for the final to support Serena, they were booed and Richard claims he heard racial slurs being thrown at him and Venus. And IIRC, Serena was booed as well taking the court and throughout the match, which she won.

Needless to say, The Williams Family was highly offended and vowed never to play at that venue ever again. And they have kept to their word.

jmorgan
Mar 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
thats odd. Most people who get booed want to come back and
beat the crap out of everyone to shut the crowd up. shouting boos is one thing. slurs are not acceptable, period.

I'm sure they get booed at other tournaments as well.

regardless, it is their choice not to play with or without a reason.

Craigy
Mar 10th, 2008, 05:08 PM
thats odd. Most people who get booed want to come back and
beat the crap out of everyone to shut the crowd up. shouting boos is one thing. slurs are not acceptable, period.

I'm sure they get booed at other tournaments as well.

regardless, it is their choice not to play with or without a reason.

Serena did that herself winning the title. ;)

jmorgan
Mar 10th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Serena did that herself winning the title. ;)


My Point exactly

serenus_2k8
Mar 10th, 2008, 06:27 PM
They're babies. Can you imagine a baseball player not playing in Cincinnati because he was once booed there?

Give me a break.

Imagine someone who values their pride more than the cash from playing here :rolleyes: Scandalous!

:wavey:

kittyking
Mar 10th, 2008, 07:05 PM
It was 2001 and yea it was pretty bad (there used to be a link of it on youtube, but it appears to have gone now)