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Jessons
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:36 AM
The 1993 Hamburg stabbing incident led to considerable strengthening of security at tennis events (both WTA and ATP).

hu2891601
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:38 AM
well, right now, if some fan wanna run into the court, they still can..

alwayshingis
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:39 AM
well, right now, if some fan wanna run into the court, they still can..

Um, no. Have you ever noticed the huge security guards right behind the players?

hu2891601
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:41 AM
Um, no. Have you ever noticed the huge security guards right behind the players?

yes, but I thought that's only for few tournaments?? or maybe i'm wrong, that all tournaments are like this now??

Vacant
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:41 AM
Um, no. Have you ever noticed the huge security guards right behind the players?

If streakers can get onto court, what's stopping a crazed fan....

Someone could easily hide a weapon under clothing, they've only ever checked bags at tournament's I've been to.

That being said, security is tighter.

andrewbroad
Oct 4th, 2006, 11:13 PM
I was disappointed that I got into the last two WTA Tour tournaments I attended without even being asked to open my bag (which has happened to me only once, presumably because the country was on Black Special alert or something). What if my bag had contained a bomb or a gun? :eek:

As a Selesian, I would rather be strip-searched than see the tennis-world persist with such lax security.

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Ryan
Oct 4th, 2006, 11:14 PM
We should add Jessons to the TWAT event - immediately. I don't care if it's at the final already, add this mofo now.

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 4th, 2006, 11:20 PM
We should add Jessons to the TWAT event - immediately. I don't care if it's at the final already, add this mofo now.
:haha: I was thinking the same.

!<blocparty>!
Oct 4th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Put it this way... if I wanted to stab a player at Wimbledon, I could, it's not hard to get near players.