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V's a star
Jul 19th, 2008, 01:04 AM
CARSON, Calif.—Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport withdrew Friday from next week's East West Bank Classic, with both citing right knee injuries.

Williams hasn't played a tournament since defeating her younger sister Serena to win her fifth Wimbledon title earlier this month.

"I have been receiving treatment for tendinitis in my right knee over the last several days and my medical advisers have encouraged me to allow myself an additional week to completely recover," she said in a statement.

Williams said she still plans to play the Rogers Cup in Montreal, the Beijing Olympics and the U.S. Open this summer.

Davenport's nagging right knee injury caused her to withdraw from a tournament for the fourth time in seven weeks. She is on the U.S. Olympic tennis team.

"I always look forward to the opportunity to play so close to home, but unfortunately my knee has not completely healed at this point," she said in a statement.

Meng Yuan of China moved into Williams' spot in the draw, while Stephanie Dubois of Canada took Davenport's place. Serena Williams is scheduled to play in the $600,000 Carson tournament that begins Monday.

:sad: its official
atleast shes playing two tournaments still this summer with a break in betwwen (WTT :tape: )

Mikey B
Jul 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM
hope lindsay manages to play the olympics and the us open.. her comeback seems to have hit a wall recently...

Craig.
Jul 19th, 2008, 01:08 AM
:sobbing:

Two of my faves injured :tape: Whoop-dee-doo.

Uranium
Jul 19th, 2008, 01:09 AM
knee tendinitos:eek:, I am a bit nervous by that, didn't she have that in 2005:(
Atleast she said she will play Montreal:bounce:

Dave.
Jul 19th, 2008, 01:31 AM
I just hope she's ready for the Olympics, the main reason of her comeback. :sad:

doni1212
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Please get better Venus and Lindsay!!!

LindsayRulz
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Let's hope both will be healthy for the Olympics. :kiss:

ASP0315
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:36 AM
hopefully they can healthy by the time of olympics.

anyway will serena join the withdrwal list if she reaches finals at stanford.?
i think that would be three great losses for the tourny organizers.

Uranium
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Wow, Serena may withdraw now too, and it's scary that they all will withdraw because of a knee injury:eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Davenport w/d on Wed not yesterday.

tennnisfannn
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:14 PM
is the draw out??

Paneru
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Good for Venus & Lindsay.

No need to play injured. Best to rest
and get things checked and in order.

Paneru
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:22 PM
(WTT :tape: )

Oh get over it already! :p ;)

Every year people complain and every year she plays.
Therefore, why still continue to be all surprised
and dismayed. She's gonna play, end of story.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:25 PM
I know, its awful. Now Serena is injured, so it looks like the top 3 ranked US women are out of LA :sad:.

дalex
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Jelena should do the same but she's mad so she'll prolly play there! :shout:

Dodoboy.
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Wow, Serena may withdraw now too, and it's scary that they all will withdraw because of a knee injury:eek:

Americans and their knees!

Is there something in the water??? :sad:

I am happy Vee is looking forward and i am. On to Toronto Venus!

Lindsay :hug: Get well soon :)

Dodoboy.
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:31 PM
I know, its awful. Now Serena is injured, so it looks like the top 3 ranked US women are out of LA :sad:.

Eww.

Craig.
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Americans and their knees!

Is there something in the water??? :sad:

I am happy Vee is looking forward and i am. On to Toronto Venus!

Lindsay :hug: Get well soon :)

Montreal. :rolleyes:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Eww.

:hug:

Dodoboy.
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Montreal. :rolleyes:

SOrry :)