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vwfan
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I think Venus and Serena should simply play only one singles tournament each and doubles as much as possible between now and the Olympics.

It improves both of their games, gets them additional match practice, forces them to practice their volleys, and they enjoy it so much.

And I definitely think they should dump the fall schedule for more doubles play. Perfect preparation for the Aus Open, which I really want Venus to win in 2009!

Dodoboy.
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:15 PM
The will doubles in LA aswell as Montreal probably.

tennisbum79
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Don't they have an obligation to the WTA to play a minimum of tournaments
How can they justify withdrawing from the single while participating in the doubles?

youizahoe
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Don't they have an obligation to the WTA to play a minimum of tournaments
How can they justify withdrawing from the single while participating in the doubles?

At the men's it's like that, but not at the women's. If they do the promotional and appearance work attached to the tournament, the WTA doesn't mind.

tennisbum79
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:48 PM
At the men's it's like that, but not at the women's. If they do the promotional and appearance work attached to the tournament, the WTA doesn't mind.
You may be correct, but still does not seem right that 2 of the main attractions
would skip the singles and play only doubles.

youizahoe
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:51 PM
You may be correct, but still does not seem right that 2 of the main attractions
would skip the singles and play only doubles.

Venus is playing montreal ...

Upcoming schedules as of June 23, 2008

1. Ana Ivanovic - Montreal
2. Maria Sharapova - Montreal
3. Jelena Jankovic - Los Angeles, Montreal
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova - Los Angeles
5. Elena Dementieva - Stanford, Montreal
6. Serena Williams - Stanford, Los Angeles
7. Venus Williams - Los Angeles, Montreal
8. Anna Chakvetadze - Stanford, Los Angeles, Montreal
9. Dinara Safina - Los Angeles, Montreal
10. Marion Bartoli - Stanford, Montreal
11. Agnieszka Radwanska - Budapest, Stockholm
12. Daniela Hantuchova - Stanford, Los Angeles, Montreal
13. Patty Schnyder - Stanford, Los Angeles
14. Vera Zvonareva - Los Angeles, Montreal
15. Agnes Szavay - Budapest, Bad Gastein, Stockholm
16. Victoria Azarenka - Los Angeles, Montreal
17. Alize Cornet - Budapest, Bad Gastein
18. Nadia Petrova - Stanford, Los Angeles, Montreal
19. Maria Kirilenko - Portoroz, Montreal
20. Francesca Schiavone - Stanford, Los Angeles, Montreal

youizahoe
Jul 6th, 2008, 02:54 PM
But I doubt serena and venus will play doubles at montreal. That would be too heavy for them leading up to the olympics.

Dodoboy.
Jul 6th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Ok then maybe just LA.

I expect at least one tournie before 8th of August.

It wouldn't be shocking if they didn't but it wouldnt hurt!

serenus_2k8
Jul 6th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Wish Ree just entered LA and Montreal, but I guess Stanford is very winnable for her :shrug:

Drake1980
Jul 6th, 2008, 03:27 PM
The will doubles in LA aswell as Montreal probably.

If they both end up playing there.:p

Direwolf
Jul 6th, 2008, 04:20 PM
my wish is that..!!
theyd be on the different halves of the draw...

thats all..
it would be really annoying if they happen to meet in the Semis again..

youizahoe
Jul 6th, 2008, 04:27 PM
If Serena wins the olympics gold medal, I'm perfectly happy, if she combines it with the us open, even more ! =)