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cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Omg, Patty, prepare yourself for a loss if you don't know anything about the GREAT stanford star!!!!:tape:

http://www.redwoodcitydailynews.com/article/2008-7-12-bow

Tennis stars ready to go
Serena Williams one of many big names in the Stanford field
By John Reid / Daily News Staff Writer

Serena Williams is the No. 1 seed at next week's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University. Tournament Director Adam Barrett is banking, so to speak, on Williams showing up to attract a large gate. Williams has committed to play in recent years, only to drop out at the last minute, citing injuries.

"Serena has her hotel and her flight booked," Barrett said. "If she backs out, she always does it before the draw. It would be important to have her here. She's a Grand Slam winner numerous times."

The tournament draw was Friday afternoon, and Williams' name stood on the board as one of four top seeds who received a first-round bye. Defending champion Anna Chakvetadze of Russia is seeded No. 2, Russian Vera Zvonareva is No. 3 and Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova is fourth.

Switzerland's Patty Schnyder, a BOW finalist two years ago, is seeded No. 5. Schnyder is the No. 1-ranked player in her country and No. 13 in the world.

"I really like playing this tournament," Schnyder said. "The crowd supports all the players, and the players like playing here."

Schnyder tweaked her ankle at the French Open, where she made it all the way to the quarterfinals. She was ousted in the first round at Wimbledon. Schnyder's first-round opponent is former Stanford star Amber Liu, which should make for an intriguing match.

"My health is good," Schnyder said. "I came here early to get ready to play good tennis. I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

"Patty's match with Amber should be one of the better opening matches," Barrett said. "Amber is used to playing here and will have the home crowd behind her."

Ten of the top 25 players in the world are here, including eight players who have been ranked in the top 10 during their careers. The field has a combined 35 Grand Slam titlists - 11 singles, 15 doubles and nine mixed doubles.

The Bank of the West also has a strong Olympic flavor with 21 of the top 28 players representing their countries at the Beijing Olympics Aug. 10-17. Three of the six American Olympians are in the field, including Williams and Lindsay Davenport. The third U.S. Olympian is Liezel Huber, who is half of the world's No. 1-ranked doubles team, along with partner Cara Black. Davenport, a three-time Grand Slam winner, was placed ninth on the ladder. Davenport plays Italy's Francesca Schiavone, the No. 8 seed, in a first-round match of note.

"It's hard to say that this is a strong field," Barrett said. "But it's better than last year. Two years ago, the field didn't look that strong, but look where those players are today."

Thirty-two players start qualifying for four at-large berths today, including former Cardinal players Anne Yelsey and Theresa Logar and Stanford sophomore Hilary Barte, the 2008 ITA National Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

The finals are a week from Sunday. For tickets, go to www.bankofthewestclassic.com.



E-mail John Reid at

jreid@dailynewsgroup.com

Ellery
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:45 PM
:lol: Why would she know anything about Amber :confused:

ce
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:52 PM
well i dont know either

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Please Amber, send that furball packing. :)

dybbuk
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Oh dear. :bigcry: You really need to comprehend that Amber isn't that good of a player.

Kworb
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Ten of the top 25 players in the world are here, including eight players who have been ranked in the top 10 during their careers. The field has a combined 35 Grand Slam titlists - 11 singles, 15 doubles and nine mixed doubles.

:spit: How many without Lindsay and Serena?

Slumpsova
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM
that's insulting :p

hankqq
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Oh Patty :spit: :lol: :rolls: :haha: I love how she never holds her tongue when she speaks.

that said, I'd be pissed if I was Liu.

Adal
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Patty :weirdo: GeT It ToGEthEr!!!!!!111111

Uranium
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:20 PM
:spit: How many without Lindsay and Serena?

5 doubles and 7 mixed:p

The Dawntreader
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:29 PM
The only time i heard of her is when she played Clijsters in the first round of the US Open in 2003. From what i read she gave a decent account of herself, losing 6-2 6-3 i think:)

Though 5 years on, i dont know what the hell she's been up to on the tour :shrug:

cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:30 PM
5 doubles and 7 mixed:p

LOL why don't they just also announce the number of career titles of ALL the players in the field :haha:

beatlessub
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:30 PM
is amber liu
engaged to michael chang?

cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:32 PM
is amber liu
engaged to michael chang?

That's her coach :o

drake3781
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Even I've seen Amber Liu play, and I haven't seen that many tournaments. I think players should watch other matches more often, during tournaments; actually it is surprising that they don't.

beatlessub
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:47 PM
well i saw a picture of her and it said

"here is michael chang and his fiancee amber liu"

cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:49 PM
well i saw a picture of her and it said

"here is michael chang and his fiancee amber liu"

Omg:eek:

Where is the picture???!!

baleineau
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Even I've seen Amber Liu play, and I haven't seen that many tournaments. I think players should watch other matches more often, during tournaments; actually it is surprising that they don't.

not really. an experienced player on the tour knows that they can only do so much specific pre-match preparation around an opponent. they will get an idea in the warm-up and in the first few games. there aren't that many surprises. and i'm sure she'll know a little bit about amber before the match actually starts.

players are workers too. i'm sure the last thing they want to do each evening is watch and talk tennis. they want to go sight-seeing, eat out, catch a movie, see old mates and do other human things

cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Omg, Beatle you might be right!!! :eek:

Noctis
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:57 PM
is amber liu
engaged to michael chang?

Cheo=:o :haha:

OsloErik
Jul 12th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Why should she know anything about Amber Liu? Patty didn't play NCAA tennis, hasn't played any ITF's in ages, and hasn't faced her in the 1st round of a WTA event before. Amber has never lasted long enough at a tournament Patty has played at to interest her. Liu isn't a top 50 prospect, so why should anyone beyond NCAA tennis followers know a thing about her?

*JR*
Jul 12th, 2008, 09:51 PM
well i saw a picture of her and it said

"here is michael chang and his fiancee amber liu"
Chang was Pretty Peng's coach when she BTB @ Charleston '07, so HE knows the Strange Suissie's game. (Though this deeply religious man may need some divine intervention here). :angel:

ViennaCalling
Jul 12th, 2008, 09:54 PM
I saw only the thread title ... but i knew that Cheo is the thread starter :spit:

shrOOf
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Who is Amber Liu? :confused:

slamchamp
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:51 PM
AmBEr liU Is A weaKAss PlAyEr!!!!1111

Slutati
Jul 12th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Bless you cheo, you're the only person who knows anything about her :hug::awww:

Serenidad.
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Apparently, cheo doesn't know much about her either. His ignorance never seems to amaze me. :rolleyes:

MisterMan
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:09 PM
Sorry, but Amber is a NOBODY

slamchamp
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:52 PM
loved your bad rep Cheo:hearts:

Utautai
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Patty :weirdo: GeT It ToGEthEr!!!!!!111111

:haha:

Justty
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:04 AM
well, she is ranked No. 309
how the hell Patty will know her

CooCooCachoo
Jul 13th, 2008, 06:38 AM
This thread would be more newsworthy had it stated that Patty actually knows a lot about Amber. The girl hasn't done anything particularly of note :shrug:

I admire her for getting her education though, and hope she will let Patty know a bit more about her ;)

azza
Jul 13th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Oh Please Patty will wipe the floor with this college player

cheo23
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:22 AM
Oh Please Patty will wipe the floor with this college player

Yes we will see :weirdo: x100000000000 (Elwin Trademark)

Elldee
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Patty will beat Liu, then lose to Kleybanova.

Darop.
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Nobody who's lost to Antonella Serra Zanetti this year deserves to be remotely known.

LCS
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Where's Elena?? :confused:

Dawson.
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:32 PM
me niether :shrug:

people have to understand that she has not achieved anything in the game to be noticed by top players

SoClose
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Patty :kiss: