If by chance Venus were to win the racquet this year, will the tournament organizers create a new one next year, or is this a one-shot promotion? Anyone?
Feb 13th, 2004, 12:27 PM
I suppose there will be a new one. It's a tradition going many years back. There used to be a men's tennis tournament in antwerp for years and they always had the diamond racquet...
Feb 13th, 2004, 01:07 PM
Yup.Lendl won the first racquet!
Feb 13th, 2004, 01:24 PM
I saw Venus with the diamond Racquet last night on ABC during a Prime Time Special. Very beautiful I must say; She was holding it up after winning one the tournament last year.
Feb 13th, 2004, 01:25 PM
As Kat. said, if Venus wins next week, they will make a new racket. I read somewhere that the tournament would make a profit this year provided Venus does not leave with the racket.
Now, I wonder who the organizers will cheer for ? ;)