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youizahoe
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:48 PM
ROME (AP)—Top-ranked Serena Williams has not entered the Italian Open, although she could still play as a wild card.

Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he recently spoke with Williams in Miami, and she asked him to hold a wild-card spot open.

Williams has been sidelined with a knee injury since her Australian Open title in January.

Williams won in 2002 in Rome, a key clay-court warmup for the French Open, en route to her only title at Roland Garros.

The rest of the top 10 players—including sister, Venus—are entered, Palmieri said.

He added that Justine Henin, who recently came out of retirement, would “probably not” play in Rome.

The tournament begins May 3, with the men’s event the week before.

Palmieri said all of the top men’s players are expected, with the exception of sixth-ranked Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, who is out for a month with a broken left wrist.

A new 10,500-seat stadium will be used for the first time at the Rome tournament this year.

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?slug=ap-italianopen-swilliams

Olórin
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:49 PM
Serena's just questionable for the rest of the year at this rate :o

youizahoe
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:51 PM
Maybe she'll skip Charleston (which I totally hope she does).

youizahoe
Apr 1st, 2010, 02:56 PM
I have no idea, but the Rome tournament has small courts :sobbing:

Aaric
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:00 PM
I dont think she´s gonna play anything until Roland Garros :shrug:

youizahoe
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:01 PM
She will play :lol:

jefrilibra
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:19 PM
There is always something questionable about Serena! :rolls:

Inger67
Apr 1st, 2010, 03:56 PM
Holy shit. This is screwing things up for my betting on Roland Garros winners! :fiery:

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:13 PM
See ya at Wimbledon, Ree! :wavey:

Mistress of Evil
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:26 PM
So bye Charleston.

Gdsimmons
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:38 PM
Nah she'll be there!

Protoss
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:40 PM
Was Rome ever even part of Serena's schedule for this year though?

Uranium
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:41 PM
Was Rome ever even part of Serena's schedule for this year though?

No hence her asking for the Director to keep a WC open for her.

olympus28
Apr 1st, 2010, 04:47 PM
At least, she is honnest now just playing the tournament she cares about: the GCs :wavey:

RebelPrince
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:49 PM
Serena was never planning on playing in Rome. She probably asked for a WC spot to be held in case something happens and she doesn't get enough matches.

I am certain Serena will play Charleston and if it goes well, skip Rome to play Madrid.
This is nothing new just the Rome tournament hoping she'll need the wc but prob not....

youizahoe
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:50 PM
Serena will most likely not play Charleston either. It's stupid to play on green clay anyway :lol:

SoClose
Apr 1st, 2010, 06:57 PM
Serena is so lazy ........... :o

sweetpeas
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:00 PM
There is always something questionable about Serena!



Serena the only one playing with 12 slams!Serena ok...

friendsita
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:05 PM
Serena's just questionable for the rest of the year at this rate :o

lololololol

I xpect to see her at Madrid & Paris for the clay season.

guapogreg08
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:59 PM
serena was never planning on playing rome. the fact that SHE ASKED FOR A WILDCARD TO BE KEPT OPEN means shes thinking (at the very least) about playing it. why would she ask a tourney ot on her schedule to keep a spot open if her intention wasnt to play until rg? get a hold of yourselves, people

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:04 PM
how is it questionable when she didn't plan to play

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:05 PM
Serena will most likely not play Charleston either. It's stupid to play on green clay anyway :lol:

she likes charleston

Gdsimmons
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:18 PM
Who knows maybe she will play all 3?? I think she will be in Madrid for sure though

Matt01
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:25 PM
Serena has a knee injury and most likely will not play before Madrid.

aisha
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:26 PM
Serena is so lazy ........... :o

Oh, for f%cks sake! :smash:

Smoothstuff
Apr 1st, 2010, 08:31 PM
:lol: This is starting to feel like 2005 again!