View Full Version : Serena and Venus are confirmed to go to Africa...Nov10th.. so no YEC?

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:02 AM

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:10 AM
I need a source.

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:12 AM
They will fly to Lagos directly after finishing YEC in Doha!!!

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:41 AM
I need a source.

me too :tape:

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Williams sisters confirm visit to Nigeria
By Festus Abu
Published: Friday, 19 Sep 2008
Tennis stars - Serena and Venus Williams - have confirmed their visit to Nigeria to motivate the youths.

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Serena Williams

The Americans, who have won three of the four Grand Slam titles, are expected to be in Lagos from November 10 to 12.

According to the Director of the International Tennis Academy, Godwin Kienka, in Lagos on Thursday, the players, who have earned over $42 million prize money playing the game, will play an exhibition match - their first in Africa - and run a clinic for 1,000 young players selected from all parts of the country.

He added that Serena and Venus would support orphans in some orphanages to take to sport as a window of opportunity to dignity, self-confidence, fame and fortune.

?Venus is especially excited because it will her first visit to Africa,” Kienka said.

He said the committees set up for the visit had been working silently to ensure a great show.

The committees include logistics, security, medical, hospitality and technical.A former chairman of the defunct OMPADEC, Chief A.K Horsefall, is the chairman of the Venus and Serena Visit.

Other prominent Nigerians in the committee include Admiral A.O Oni, George Etomi, Chief Segun Odegbami,Mr. Paul Bassey, Prince Oladunjoye, Bunmi Akinkugbe and the President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Mr. Sani Ndanusa.

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Sep 19th, 2008, 06:42 AM
theres your damn source

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:43 AM
you know that they are in no way going to fly out the same day and play an exhibition

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:48 AM
another source said 11-12 nov

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:49 AM
theres your damn source

damn thank u

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:50 AM
i need a damn source for the 11th-12th

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:54 AM
serena has already qualified why would she schedule to go to Afrika before the event finishes....doesnt make sense

Sep 19th, 2008, 06:57 AM
because shes not going to play the YEC... why would she waste her time with the rest of the year? its not a major

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:02 AM
come on
YEC is Nov 4-9

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:12 AM

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:14 AM
come on
YEC is Nov 4-9

Yea...either way she's fine leaving the 10th or 11th

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:18 AM
I think she will play

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:20 AM
yeah im sure you know what shes fine with....

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:21 AM
SHe better play, shit Ive been waiting all yr for her to play at the Staples Center in LA again

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:23 AM
Doha lagos is approxiamately a 5 hour flight if there is direct flight shouldn't be a hassle, no use to fly back all the way to the stes to double back to nigeria

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:25 AM
oh damn you were on that shit... obsessed are we?

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:27 AM
SHe better play, shit Ive been waiting all yr for her to play at the Staples Center in LA again

What are you on man?:smoke: YEC is in Doha

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:35 AM
what? FUCK I bought tickets too

Sep 19th, 2008, 07:44 AM
What are you on man?:smoke: YEC is in Doha


Sep 19th, 2008, 08:25 AM
what? FUCK I bought tickets too

What the hell? :confused:

Sep 19th, 2008, 09:59 AM
The Williams sisters, in a meeting at the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Manhattan (New York) confirmed their visit for Nov. 10 to Nov 12,’’ the coordinator of the visit, Mr. Godwin Kienka, said Tuesday.

Mr. Kienka, who runs the International Tennis Academy in Lagos and publishes a tennis magazine - Tennis Africa, said the sisters would be coming with their mother, Oracene, as well as sister and manager Isha Price, trainers and other staffers.

He said the sisters would fly to the commercial city of Lagos directly from Doha, the capital of Qatar, after playing in the last tournament on the WTA calendar in that city. Mr. Kienka said the final confirmation of the visit was made during the New York meeting this week, and that Serena’s clothing sponsor Nike, as well as Wilson racquet and bag sponsors for both, are also interested in supporting the project.

The theme of the historic visit will be ’’Touching 1000 lives’’, adding that in addition to the sisters adopting an orphanage for sports programmes, ’’they will play an exhibition, run a short clinic and impact (on) 1000 youths.’’ It would be Venus’ first visit to Africa, whereas Serena had been to Ghana and Senegal. Meanwhile, Mr. Kienka said a committee to plan the visit had been set up, with Chief A.K. Horsefall, former boss of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as chairman.

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Sep 19th, 2008, 10:15 AM
She better play, or else if Jankovic finishes the year no.1 then :tape:

Sep 19th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Here are links to five different sources. All have them arriving in Lagos on Nov 10th. Four have them staying til the 12th, one the 13th.

11/10 - 11/12 http://allafrica.com/stories/200809190160.html
11/10 - 11/12 http://en.afrik.com/article14449.html
11/10 - 11/13 http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/sports/article01//indexn2_html?pdate=190908&ptitle=Venus,%20Serena%20arrive%20Nigeria%20Novemb er%2010 (http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/sports/article01//indexn2_html?pdate=190908&ptitle=Venus,%20Serena%20arrive%20Nigeria%20Novemb er%2010)
11/10 - 11/12 http://www.zimbio.com/Venus+Williams/articles/147/Venus+Serena+Williams+Touching+1000+lives
11/10 - 11/12 http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200809191444795

Sep 19th, 2008, 02:33 PM
The way Serena has been going about her tennis recently says to me she will definitely be at the YEC.

Sep 19th, 2008, 03:58 PM

Don't do this! :lol:

Sep 19th, 2008, 04:52 PM
what? FUCK I bought tickets too

Tickets for something that isn't even going to be played there?:help:

Sep 19th, 2008, 04:59 PM
There's no way way with Y.E. #1 in her reach, Serena won't play Y.E.C.

Any other speculation is just lunacy.

Sep 19th, 2008, 05:00 PM
The YEC ends the day before they are to arrive.
So what's the bitching about? :rolleyes:

Serena will play and likely Venus as well if she makes it
so long as they are physically okay.

I love all the moaning that goes on
before anything has even happened.

Sep 19th, 2008, 05:07 PM
She better play, or else if Jankovic finishes the year no.1 then :tape:

my goshhhh :eek:

Sep 19th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Lagos my birth place

I love these girls so much Respect to them don't give a crap about YEC :rocker2:

But if they go good:yeah: