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jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 03:55 AM
I just heard today from the people down at the IMG ticket office that Serena and JenCap are supposed to make an appearance this year at the BOTW classic this year.

not sure if this is old news or not

:confused:

jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:09 AM
btw, this will mark the first time Serena has played there

Chance
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:12 AM
wow that other board was right about Vee's schedule....

Rocketta
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:16 AM
Well what is Venus playing then?? :confused: :confused:

jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:19 AM
just great, it didn't even occur to me that I should have asked them if Venus was still gonna be playing

i should have known better

Rocketta
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by jojoseph

i should have known better

Yes you should have. Go find out right now and report back! :p

jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:23 AM
I would if I could, I'll know by tomorrow morning....that is if nobody else knows by then.

Rocketta
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:25 AM
Ok I'll wait! :wavey:

joao
Feb 25th, 2003, 05:14 AM
Well Venus or Serena, either way I'm happy cuz I'll be there ! Of course my dream would be to see them both play there! eheheh

vs1
Feb 25th, 2003, 06:11 AM
Oh great! BOWC is a good tourney (although the tix are super expensive). I went last year to the semi's and finals.

Looks like Serena is taking Venus' "defending title" tournaments! She took Paris indoors and now BOWC. I want Vee to take some of Rena's tournaments! The Tier I's would be nice.

TeeRexx
Feb 25th, 2003, 06:50 AM
That title is the property of VENUS and even little sis may not hae it. :p

tennisIlove09
Feb 25th, 2003, 07:23 AM
I hope Venus is still there. Otherwise, Venus should play the Canadian, and Serena should dump it.

BasicTennis
Feb 25th, 2003, 07:25 AM
Be greedy Serena.....take all the titles this year!!!!:D:devil::D

ktwtennis
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:11 AM
Could you find out if Monica's playing? Thanks!

Pureracket
Feb 25th, 2003, 12:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the sisters played more of the same tournaments this year.

jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:46 PM
nope Venus will NOT be there :fiery:

Monica? odds are, yeah.

Chance
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:47 PM
thanks Jojoseph :)

Jennifer's wife
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:49 PM
where is this tournie exactly? :confused: i mean im guessing its west of somewhere!:D oh, and they have a bank too, well thats good:)

jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:50 PM
just a quick recap, JenCap, Serena, Clijsters, and Davenport are locks.

Seles hasn't committed, and they say she has until Rolland Garros to committ, whatever that means.

jojoseph
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by jennifermarie
where is this tournie exactly? :confused: i mean im guessing its west of somewhere!:D oh, and they have a bank too, well thats good:)

Stanford University.

Jennifer's wife
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:54 PM
ok, well tell me the state and i'll hav a better idea then!;)

ptkten
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:57 PM
California...near San Francisco

Insidermd
Feb 25th, 2003, 11:57 PM
Has Anna K committed yet?

Jennifer's wife
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:00 AM
thanx ptkten!:wavey:

jojoseph
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:01 AM
not yet

jojoseph
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by jennifermarie
ok, well tell me the state and i'll hav a better idea then!;)

Palo Alto, about a 30 to 40 minute drive south of san francisco(with no traffic :) )

Jennifer's wife
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:06 AM
aah, san fransisco, the place with the bridge!;) I really must look at a map sumtime;)

harloo
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:15 AM
Please don't tell me Vee is backing out of BOTW. :( Venus better get her act together, but I'm happy Rena is playing. I heard that if you are a member of the USTA you get 1/2 off tickets at BOTW. May want to call and ask about it, if some of you are planning on buying tickets.

Serendy Willick
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:22 AM
I'm guessing Serena may dump Los Angeles in place of this one and that Venus is taking Los Angeles.

Chance
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:28 AM
ok let's play the guessing game.
I'm guessing that Venus won't play LA but decided to dump BOWC so she could play Fed Cup and not get too tired by the time USOPEN starts.


I guess we'll keep on guessing.

SerenaSlam
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:29 AM
i would say serena is going to dump the canadian, she didn't play it last year, and venus can pick that one up, but then again, that would be 3 weeks in a row for her wouldnt it? acura, candadian, pilot pen? who knows, venus hopefully will pick up either Los Angeles, or the Canadian!

ColinB
Feb 26th, 2003, 01:25 AM
It's all a guessing game - and I'm sure the summer tournaments will all be getting their cheque books out just now to make sure they can sign some stars...

But with Venus's current policy of not playing as many events - no Gold Coast, Dubai or Amelia Island this year - I would assume she is cutting back on her usual 3 summer events.... Maybe she will just play San Diego and LA or Toronto? Serena will play in BOW and either LA or Toronto - whichever Venus doesn't play.. which may leave New Haven without one of them... I hope Venus plays the new Tier2A event in Warsaw (replacing Hamburg) - as it needs a really big event to ensure success in its first year at Tier2 level - but if she is playing Fed Cup in Boston the week before.. I doubt she will play there too...

maccardel
Feb 26th, 2003, 01:34 AM
Serena said last year that Venus was coming to Toronto......I wonder how this will affect Venus' ranking....Amelia Island was a title and it would affect her USopen seeding meaning that both Serena and Venus could be in the same half of the draw and there won't be a all williams final....oh well.

Jericho
Feb 26th, 2003, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by maccardel
Serena said last year that Venus was coming to Toronto......I wonder how this will affect Venus' ranking....Amelia Island was a title and it would affect her USopen seeding meaning that both Serena and Venus could be in the same half of the draw and there won't be a all williams final....oh well.

Did serena really say venus was coming to toronto??

Well anyways vee is defending 284 at Amelia Island which she should stick with and if she were to drop something it would be Hamburg (Warsaw) which she is defending 230...she can always pick up Rome, and after Wimby if she does pick up Toronto she will most likely be safe to be the #2 seed at USO...

maccardel
Feb 26th, 2003, 02:02 AM
Yeah Serena said it but then again they both always plan to bring the other next year. I heard Venus said that this year she will bring Serena to Amelia Island.

tennisIlove09
Feb 26th, 2003, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by SerenaSlam
i would say serena is going to dump the canadian, she didn't play it last year, and venus can pick that one up, but then again, that would be 3 weeks in a row for her wouldnt it? acura, candadian, pilot pen? who knows, venus hopefully will pick up either Los Angeles, or the Canadian!

Nope, it wouldn't be 3 straight weeks. It would be 3 of 4 weeks.

Acura
LA
Canada
New Haven

BK4ever
Feb 26th, 2003, 02:07 AM
Like most of you ...I don't know what Vee's summer schedule will look like but I can assure you that she will play New Haven...that is a FACT. I hope she picks up LA and not Montreal...

joao
Feb 26th, 2003, 02:59 AM
If Venus doesn't play BOWC in Stanford, she might play San Diego and LA (there so close from each other) then New Haven and USO ... I don't see Venus not playing at least 3 events b4 the USO ... the summer is her best period, form-wise!!!!!!! She has been the best during the summer for the last 3 years!

Before Venus loses her #2 ranking a lot of things have to happen! Clijsters who is her main rival has to do well in a lot of new "events" first of all (to pick up in those 1000 pts that Venus has) and defend at the same time all of her points!!! If Venus decides to play a few TierI (like Charleston, Rome or Berlin) than it will be harder for Kim even if Venus doesn't play Amelia Island or the BOWC ...

Rocketta
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Well what tournaments are Venus playing in?????? Please be Charleston, Please be Charleston!! :)

tennisIlove09
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:09 AM
Originally posted by BK4ever
Like most of you ...I don't know what Vee's summer schedule will look like but I can assure you that she will play New Haven...that is a FACT. I hope she picks up LA and not Montreal...

I disagree. I would rather her play Canada. It's a tier one, she could use the tier 1 points

tennisIlove09
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by Rocketta
Well what tournaments are Venus playing in?????? Please be Charleston, Please be Charleston!! :)

This is what I do know:

Roland Garros
Wimbledon
Acura
New Haven
US Open

:rolleyes:

JCAPfan
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:18 AM
Wow... the tournament officials must be very happy!!!

Go Jenny!!! :D

Rocketta
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by tennisIlove09
This is what I do know:

Roland Garros
Wimbledon
Acura
New Haven
US Open

:rolleyes:

She's got to play a tournament before the French that's so far away?? :sad:

Chance
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:26 AM
on the fabulous williams sisters board, someone who has a contact posted in December Venus's schedule

Australian Open
Antwerp
Dubaï
Miami
Hamburg?
Italian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
Acura Classic
Pilot Pen
US Open
Moscow
Championships

The poster seems very reliable and knew that the Hamburg tournament no longer exists but this was the information given to her.

So I had my doubts with the schedule until recently.

TM
Feb 26th, 2003, 03:35 AM
i'm really hoping both venus and serena come to TORONTO this summer. it is btw the ONLY tier 1 hardcourt tourny before the US OPEN.l :p :p :p

man if venus comes instead of serena...:o :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :drool: :drool: :drool: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: (i've already seen serena but not venus yet)


better yet...i'm hoping they actually both do come

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