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katrientje
Feb 6th, 2004, 10:52 AM
It's on her official website, let's hope she won't pull out on the last minute.
Good luck Serena! :)
Serena Returns to Action in Paris

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After missing half of last season and the first Grand Slam of the year following knee surgery, Serena will return to active competition at this year’s Open Gaz de France tournament in Paris. The tournament, which starts February 9th, will feature four of the top 10 women in the world.

In Last year’s Open Gaz de France, Serena rolled to victory without dropping a set, defeating Amelie Mauresmo in the final 6-3, 6-2. It was the second time in her illustrious career that Serena took home the title from Paris.

Serena’s last appearance on the WTA tour took place in the 2003 Wimbledon final, where she defeated sister, Venus, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Andy_
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:00 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'd been on the Gaz de France Open website, and she was on the commitments list, but this announcement from her official site makes me more confident, actually! Can't wait to see her back on court :)

Eurosport will cover the event from the Round of 16 - according to their website, the coverage starts at 4pm CET, Feb. 12th.
:wavey:

SJW
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:19 AM
fingers crossed she'll be back in Paris! :D

Lady
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:32 AM
I hope she will :banana:

Sam L
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:44 AM
Serena seems to really like this tournament. Good luck to her.

great smash
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:47 AM
Serena seems to really like this tournament. Good luck to her.After all, she did win her very first title there (in my presence:D)

katrientje
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:49 AM
I hope she'll come back strong and win the whole thing. (*stilling crossing fingers she'll play...*)

abs
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:51 AM
nice to see her back
we can't keep having kim and justine win everything it gets boring
good luck serena

Cariaoke
Feb 6th, 2004, 12:01 PM
Go Serena! Hopefully she'll show up and win the title! :)

fleemke³
Feb 6th, 2004, 01:30 PM
Great news :D

RAA
Feb 6th, 2004, 01:57 PM
i'll believe it when I see it! I 'm hopeful...

Mrs. Peel
Feb 6th, 2004, 03:46 PM
i'll believe it when I see it! I 'm hopeful...
I have to agree! I am very hopeful as well! I want to see what NIKE will outfit her in!!

Petty, I know :o

mexicotrip
Feb 6th, 2004, 03:50 PM
who is playing. Hopefully not LISA RAYMOND!

daniela86
Feb 6th, 2004, 04:34 PM
I don't think Lisa Raymond will come in France!Don't worry! :)

alfajeffster
Feb 6th, 2004, 05:24 PM
I can't wait to see Serena playing again- the tour just hasn't been the same. Maybe we'll get lucky and have a Kim/Serena final!

Knizzle
Feb 6th, 2004, 05:54 PM
I remember that beatdown she gave Mauresmo in the final last year. :worship:

Sofiane
Feb 6th, 2004, 06:03 PM
Welcome back Serena.

Mase
Feb 6th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Surprise, she pulled out.