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vincent227
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Singles:

The 6 top 10 players will be divided into 2 teams and play round robin matches. The first player in each team will enter the final.

Red: Mauresmo, Kuznetsova, S Williams
Green: Sharapova, Dementieva, V Williams

Doubles:

S Williams/V Williams
Dementieva/ Vadisova

Mauresmo/ Sharapova
Kuznetsova/ Sanchez

jonny84
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:40 PM
Cool. Thanks for the draw.

I think we're looking at a Serena and Maria final again.

CJ07
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:45 PM
V and Rena playing dubs? good to see

jogoss_78
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:48 PM
I think it will be an all williams final

Becool
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:48 PM
Sports - AFPhttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/th/afp_lo_1.gif (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/afp/brand/SIG=ofqlv2/*http://www.afp.com) Serena Williams to join sister Venus at Hong Kong challenge tournament

Mon Nov 29, 9:23 AM ET
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HONG KONG (AFP) - Six-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams (news (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?fr=news-storylinks&p=%22Serena%20Williams%22&c=&n=20&yn=c&c=news&cs=nw) - web sites (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=web-storylinks&p=Serena%20Williams)) has confirmed she will join sister Venus to complete an impressive line-up at an annual invitational tournament in Hong Kong next year, organisers said.

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Williams was among four names yesterday confirmed for the sixth Watson's Water Champions Challenge in January. The others were former world number one Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, French and US Open runner-up Elena Dementieva from Russia and 15-year-old rising Czech star Nicole Vaidisova



They will join reigning Wimbledon (news (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?fr=news-storylinks&p=%22Wimbledon%22&c=&n=20&yn=c&c=news&cs=nw) - web sites (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=web-storylinks&p=Wimbledon)) champion Maria Sharapova, world number two Amelie Mauresmo, US Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and Venus Williams (news (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?fr=news-storylinks&p=%22Venus%20Williams%22&c=&n=20&yn=c&c=news&cs=nw) - web sites (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=web-storylinks&p=Venus%20Williams)), who has four-time grand slam career titles.



The eight players will meet in singles and doubles contests over the four-day event at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium being held from January 5-8.





Isn't Vaidisova in?

vincent227
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Vaidisova only plays doubles according to the newspaper

Becool
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:54 PM
Oh Ok! :)

vettipooh
Nov 29th, 2004, 10:57 PM
Nice line up.Good to see the sisters playing dubs. Hope they play dubs at AO,too.

cartmancop
Nov 29th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Perhaps V&S are finally ready to start dominating Grand Slam Doubles again! They've seen enough of Suarez & R.P. winning everything:D I think Venus and Mauresmo will play the singles final & The WS will win doubles over Mauresmo/Sharapova (interesting team)

sexymale
Nov 29th, 2004, 11:38 PM
I wish sanchex was playing singkles again

clonesheep
Nov 29th, 2004, 11:39 PM
I guess they plant Vaidisova there in case any of the major 6 pulls out. There's no point bringing her in for only a doubles match.

Berlin_Calling
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:28 AM
it would have been funny if they put Maria and Sveta as doubles partners.

Happy Guy
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:29 AM
Haha~ HK is going to have its YBC (Year BEGINNING Championships ;)) with 6 Top Tenners playing singles! :)

Lapin
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:33 AM
Thanks for the draw Vincent! :)

Venus+Serena#1fan
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:11 AM
All williams doubles, all williams singles final!

Andy.
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:22 AM
Yes Venus and Serena are back as a team that should really help them. Good Luck To Masha as well.

Freewoman33
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:27 AM
I can definitely see Venus in the finals. There's no way she's going to let Sharapova and Demented beat her back to back. It won't happen!!! It'll be an all Williams singles and doubles finals.

JLDementieva
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:30 AM
Go Elena!! :bounce:

pierce0415
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:31 AM
Ugh I wanted ASV vs. Serena in singles

pierce0415
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:34 AM
This draw is :o What if all three players in the group end with 1-1 records?


Singles:

The 6 top 10 players will be divided into 2 teams and play round robin matches. The first player in each team will enter the final.

Red: Mauresmo, Kuznetsova, S Williams
Green: Sharapova, Dementieva, V Williams

Doubles:

S Williams/V Williams
Dementieva/ Vadisova

Mauresmo/ Sharapova
Kuznetsova/ Sanchez

Dan23
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:03 AM
Mauresmo and Maria..that'll be interesting :)
Would have been nice to see a Vaidisova/Sharapova team

WSfan
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Does anyone know if the matches will be broadcasted online just like the China Open???

Mattographer
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:57 AM
This draw is :o What if all three players in the group end with 1-1 records?
They should allowed Vadisova and Sanchez-Vicario to play singles! :p

Paneru
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:13 AM
Does anyone know if the matches will be broadcasted online just like the China Open???


http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/eng/home/index.htm

Vamos Feńa
Nov 30th, 2004, 06:52 AM
Dementieva/Vaidisova :eek: :D
Wpieriod Lena! :bounce:

Vut
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Go! Venus , Serena and Dementieva !!

Vincent
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:38 PM
Another Vincent's here? LOL I am from Hong Kong too!
I might have a chance to see Sharapova, Elena and Venus again!!!!!!! :)

Experimentee
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:55 PM
Looks interesting. Very strong draw, red group is stronger than the green. Too bad I dont see this on tv.

Chunchun
Nov 30th, 2004, 01:05 PM
i think of sth:scratch:

HK will hold from 5th Jan to 8th Jan
5th Jan: Round robin
6th Jan: round robin
7th jan: SF
8th jan: Final

there are only two days for round robin,
round robins each has 3 matches,
so one player in a group will play two round robin matches in a day!?!?!?!??!!???

vincent227
Nov 30th, 2004, 01:12 PM
There are no semifinals!
only the top player of each team will play one more match!

Chunchun
Nov 30th, 2004, 01:15 PM
oh thx vincent227 :worship: :kiss:

goldenlox
Nov 30th, 2004, 02:43 PM
it would have been funny if they put Maria and Sveta as doubles partners.
It would have been funny if they put Maria and Elena as doubles partners.

DEETHELICK
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:39 PM
Hopefully Elena can emerge from her group. She needs to come out firing! And good luck Amelie too.

And Arantxa and Venus in dubs.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:53 PM
great exo!

manu32
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:58 PM
serena-venus

Spunky83
Nov 30th, 2004, 07:14 PM
It would have been funny if they put Maria and Elena as doubles partners.

:lol: ...I think Momo & Masha is already funny enough. How did they put those groups together?

This makes me think of further dream-doubles:
Justine/Serena
Nastya/Masha
Patty/Conchita
Momo/Hingis

Gosh...that would be fun! Is anyone here on this board who has enough money to held an exhibition with the players mentioned above?

I bet they would try to hit the partner with their own serves! :lol:

Go! :cool:

vincent227
Dec 5th, 2004, 02:47 PM
new information (including ticket information and draw) updated on the website :)
www.watsonswaterchallenge.com

azmad_88
Dec 7th, 2004, 01:38 AM
dementieva and sharapova looks nice inthe website

Kurama
Dec 7th, 2004, 06:11 AM
:eek: Mauresmo/ Sharapova

Mana
Dec 7th, 2004, 06:51 AM
Serena & Venus playing doubles...great to see!

Happy Guy
Dec 7th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Wed Jan 5 (6.30pm)

Sharapova v V Williams
Williams/Williams v Dementieva/Vaidisova
Mauresmo v Kuznetsova

Thu Jan 6 (6.30pm)
Kuznetsova v S Williams
Kuznetsova/Sanchez-Vicario v Mauresmo/Sharapova
Dementieva v V Williams

Fri Jan 7 (6.30pm)
Mauresmo v S Williams
Doubles 3rd/4th Playoff
Dementieva v Sharapova

CooCooCachoo
Dec 7th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Interesting event :)

kodeRED
Dec 7th, 2004, 01:10 PM
i can't wait ... it is gonna be great
and i think it will be the perfect place to display the new serve from elena