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tobi
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:01 AM
They both withdrew today.

Tennisstar86
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:03 AM
we knew Venus was out for medical test, did Henin give a reason?

tobi
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:05 AM
we knew Venus was out for medical test, did Henin give a reason?
There arent any reasons mentioning at any time on the entry list.

VeeJJ
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:07 AM
cause she is sucking so bad lately, thts why. well now the draw gets better for jelena to defend.

Matt01
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Expected.

The Daviator
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Why is Justine out? :confused: Well she's definitely playing Rome then.

Venus :hug:

Andy.
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:11 AM
WOW that opens it up a little now

Tennisstar86
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:16 AM
WOW that opens it up a little now

lol understatement of the year...

vettipooh
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:19 AM
I had a feeling Justine was gonna withdraw. With Sharapova and Serena at Charleston (hopefully) and the losses she suffered at their hands, I'm sure she wants to re-assess her gameplan and make sure there's no repeat of that on the red clay. Vee we already knew was out.

Brooks.
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:21 AM
i hope Serena doesn't withdraw :scared:

Pasta-Na
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:22 AM
juju, pls get ur form back and defend ur FO title :rocker2: otherwise let one of the Chinese girls to win it :p

spartanfan
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:25 AM
What do you bet that Henin's having problems with her knee

Optima
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:34 AM
Why is Justine out? :confused: Well she's definitely playing Rome then.

Venus :hug:

Justine hardly ever plays Rome, I doubt she'll do it now.

Lucas_Arg
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:36 AM
Please Maria you must play here! You could be the new number 2 baby!

njnetswill
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Good for Maria.

hablo
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:41 AM
:eek: @ JH's withdrawal.

LindsayRulz
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Outch for the organisators.

LudwigDvorak
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Outch for the organisators.

They still have Serena and Maria though...I hope...

Pureracket
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Regardless of what happens, we know one thing for sure: Justine and Serena will be seeded in the quarterfinal of their next tournament together.

austennis
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:58 AM
wow this tournie is losing its stars all of a sudden.. hope it dosnt become like IW

Il Primo!
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Not a surprise from Venus.
Brad is just tired of being beatdowned that mercilessly by Seropova.
The draw is still interesting..until now though :unsure:

AcesHigh
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Ugh.. what a f*cking terrible start to the claycourt season. I was hoping Justine would get revenge :(

Tennisstar86
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:15 AM
I had a feeling Justine was gonna withdraw. With Sharapova and Serena at Charleston (hopefully) and the losses she suffered at their hands, I'm sure she wants to re-assess her gameplan and make sure there's no repeat of that on the red clay. Vee we already knew was out.

this could very well be it. She def needs to reevaluate some things....

Mightymirza
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Not a surprise from Venus.
Brad is just tired of being beatdowned that mercilessly by Seropova.
The draw is still interesting..until now though :unsure:

Just like pova last year getting spanked by bradrena?? :lol: I hope nothing serious though :o

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Justine? :eek: Why? :(

southpaw58
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:25 AM
i hope Serena doesn't withdraw :scared:

SAME!

oleada
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:33 AM
Good chance for Jelena to defend her title.

faboozadoo15
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:24 AM
:scared: Very weird. I would think she'd be chomping at the bit to get herself back on a clay court ASAP. Hopefully she's just retooling her game and physically fine. She needs more depth on her shots. She'll need a lot of confidence to get that back.

Meanwhile, Sharapova may be playing her second one of the year. :eek:

Lunams
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:27 AM
Please Maria you must play here! You could be the new number 2 baby!


Yeah.Her first goal now is to replace Jankovic to be NO.4 before RG.Charleston is a crucial step to achieve,given that Jankovic is defending champion.

Expat
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:28 AM
i am no fan of Ju but it was clear that she wasn't going to participate in this tournament from a long time
her website had no mention of Charleston and she does not like to play in America anyway
venus on the other hand no freaking idea whats yup with her hope she isnt suffering from motivation problems like she often does now that serena is playing well again

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:48 AM
oh Serena, PLEASE win this shit.

frontier
Apr 10th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Justine's ranking is safe but the other three players in the top four have a lot to defend during the clay season especially Sveta and the other girl.I think the top ten will be different come Wimbledon.Maria might end up at no.2 before RG because Ana has to defend a Tier 1,JJ 2tier 1s,Sveta reached the latter rds at the big events so some will move up without playing.I see Serena moving up without playing much.

Dexter
Apr 10th, 2008, 04:33 AM
No surprise. I never expected Justine to play there.

Drake1980
Apr 10th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Justine:(

treufreund
Apr 10th, 2008, 04:42 AM
I agree. It was TOTALLY OBVIOUS that Justine would withdraw because her website always lists her upcoming tournaments and she took FCC off the list last week. I think she needs to work hard on not be bothered with playing Charleston.

doni1212
Apr 10th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Oh my God, I want to see Serena vs. Maria so bad on clay, :drool:

Hardiansf
Apr 10th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Vee... be ready for Roland Garros

Ntour
Apr 10th, 2008, 05:38 AM
henin wasn't planning on playing it

there was no mention on her official site and she never had it on her calender

frenchie
Apr 10th, 2008, 05:44 AM
If Maria does well in AI, she'll withdraw too!

Happy Guy
Apr 10th, 2008, 09:38 AM
It is off topic, but is Elena D still committed?

Mina Vagante
Apr 10th, 2008, 09:46 AM
If Maria does well in AI, she'll withdraw too!

I agree. When does this tournament start? This coming Monday?

Mina Vagante
Apr 10th, 2008, 09:50 AM
It is off topic, but is Elena D still committed?

Yeap

Happy Guy
Apr 10th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Great! Hope she can make a speedy recovery from her back injury and/or her loss. :)

1000
Apr 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Great for Serena

Emina.
Apr 10th, 2008, 10:42 AM
If Maria does well in AI, she'll withdraw too!

i think she will play ;)

schorsch
Apr 10th, 2008, 10:47 AM
I really hope Sharapova will play. It's a Tier 1 and a big opportunity with all these seeds withdrawing. Mashenka + Jelena final :drool:

-NAJ-
Apr 10th, 2008, 10:49 AM
wow Jankovic- Sharapova final. Go girls

Ben.
Apr 10th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I was expecting this to happen, so no surprises. Hopefully there are no more withdrawls but I have a feeling that there will be.

Emina.
Apr 10th, 2008, 10:50 AM
actually i am 100% sure she will play :cool:

Mikey.
Apr 10th, 2008, 11:13 AM
wow Jankovic- Sharapova final. Go girls

That would be really good. :yeah: I think the fact that it'll be played on clay will even it out a little. Should be a good match... if it actually happens :)

frenchie
Apr 10th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Serena will win anyway

there is no competition for her even on clay...

Bartosh
Apr 10th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Venus :sad: :hug:

But now Serena has a great chance for 3rd title in the year :devil:

hayleytrotter
Apr 10th, 2008, 11:17 AM
qwertyuiop..... JuJu whyyyy!

Matt01
Apr 10th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Justine hardly ever plays Rome, I doubt she'll do it now.


She has already indicated she will play there this year, though. It's a good decision beacause after withdrawing from Doha and Charleston, she needs to play some more Tier I events.

tennnisfannn
Apr 10th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Serena will win anyway

there is no competition for her even on clay...
She better stay away from patty then

dya74
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:12 PM
I hope justine 's preparating for Berlin and Rome

joćo.
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Aw, i wanted to see Maria vs Henin again and maybe a rematch of the Hong Kong final vs. Venus. :( :(

RenaSlam.
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Take the title, Serena!

kadirelf
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Take The Title SERENA Come On

InsideOut.
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:30 PM
She better stay away from patty then

Yeah right. Patty lost to Vesnina 6-2 2-6 6-2. :help:

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
wow...maybe jh's knees are flaring up and its precautionary for the red clay...hope she gets better but for now...rena take this title :banana:

Dodoboy.
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Even though two very exciting players are out of the field i am still looking forward to this tournament.

I just hope Serena gets to the final and wins!

With a good draw it's definitely possible.

partbrit
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:03 PM
It isn't as bad as last year--so far. Last year--right before the tournament--Henin, Mauresmo, Kuznetsova, Sharapova, and Hingis withdrew. Then Serena got injured at the beginning of her first match, and Patty was taken out in her first match.

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:05 PM
It isn't as bad as last year--so far. Last year--right before the tournament--Henin, Mauresmo, Kuznetsova, Sharapova, and Hingis withdrew. Then Serena got injured at the beginning of her first match, and Patty was taken out in her first match.

true that...we thought the Roger's Cup had come to early

kwilliams
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Oh my God, I want to see Serena vs. Maria so bad on clay, :drool:

Me too!