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DeliriousPotato
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:31 PM
No logic whatsoever here!!!
She is in Dubai, which is played on hard court and she entered Acapulco which is ON CLAY when she knows she's has an important HARD court month ahead!!!

I think she did this so she has an excuse to miss Indian Wells. :drool:

Miss Amor
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:33 PM
She wants to beat Penetta maybe?

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Monterrey would have been a better choice

Dodoboy.
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:34 PM
She doesn't like to build momentum!

It'll be interesting to see how she does on clay!

homogenius
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:34 PM
She always has some weird (dumb ?) scheduling.Nothing new.

Ballbasher
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:34 PM
If she gets a Wednesday start I don't see a huge problem with it :shrug: If she flies on Sunday and arrives there in the evening, she should be fine by Wednesday!

serenus_2k8
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:37 PM
:lol: She is crazzzzy, but I like that she can practise clay - perhaps she wants to avoid an AO repeat at RG by getting some early stress free practise in so she can redeem her poor record in Paris :shrug:

kingbrh
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:37 PM
She wants to beat Penetta maybe?

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

On clay? What a nightmare match up.

Maybe she wants to get some practice in while she misses Indian wells or something?

volta
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:39 PM
she has stated many times that she loves to go to different places and that she takes this opportunities to visit new countries. (add that to + the cash that she is getting for playing there and voilá)

Inger67
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:45 PM
:lol: She is crazzzzy, but I like that she can practise clay - perhaps she wants to avoid an AO repeat at RG by getting some early stress free practise in so she can redeem her poor record in Paris :shrug:

Uh.. Hello she already entered Acapulco before she lost 2r! Geez. I mean I'm sure she wants to practice more on Clay in competition but it's not because she's getting ready to not repeat an early loss. :rolleyes:

KournikovaFan91
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:48 PM
I dont get why players enter strange surfaces out of their season. :help:

It is an odd choice

schorsch
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:49 PM
some of us in the thread last year thought it was, because she wanted to sell her junk in mexico.

Uranium
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:50 PM
$$$ + getting to go to a new place, Acapulco. I don't think she has ever played in Mexico before so she wants to.

Bartosh
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:56 PM
she should add Warsaw to her schedule :)

adner
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Monterrey would have been a better choice

Yeah, let everyone steal Aga's tournaments so she would end up playing Birmingham so she'd play for 6 weeks in a row :worship:

Dini.
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:01 PM
To prove you wrong :p

Uranium
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:02 PM
she should add Warsaw to her schedule :)

She can't if she plays Acapulco, plus that is the week before RG, so I doubt she wants to play it even if she likes Warsaw:p

Bartosh
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:03 PM
She can't if she plays Acapulco, plus that is the week before RG, so I doubt she wants to play it even if she likes Warsaw:p

She can - Warsaw is Premier Event, not International ;) And she played in Istanbul (a week before RG) so many times before so :p

Uranium
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:05 PM
She can - Warsaw is Premier Event, not International ;) And she played in Istanbul (a week before RG) so many times before so :p

Oh that's right, it took the place of Berlin, I forgot:o
I wouldn't mind her playing there again:p

volta
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Oh that's right, it took the place of Berlin, I forgot:o
I wouldn't mind her playing there again:p

as long as it's not against Sveta :sobbing:

Helen Lawson
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Like me, she probably lost 40-50% of her net worth in the last 6-8 months, so she's doing what she can to make some big bucks to replace it.

Tennisstar86
Feb 20th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Prolly because she wants to be top 4 by the french open so she and Serena arent in the same quarter? Every point helps, she wants the clay experience..... The other top players prolly wont be there. If she wins it and the Miami she'd be in striking distance if not ahead of Jelena and Dementieva.

Lucas_Arg
Feb 20th, 2009, 08:53 PM
I don't know but I love to see playing Venus when she is on, so great!

darrinbaker00
Feb 20th, 2009, 09:15 PM
She's doing it for the appearance promotional fee. She's neither the first nor the last tennis player to do such a thing. Next topic, please.

Rafito.
Feb 20th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Hope she misses Indian Wells!! Just so Sharapova has a better chance.:worship:

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Yeah, let everyone steal Aga's tournaments so she would end up playing Birmingham so she'd play for 6 weeks in a row :worship:

LOL
Aga absolutely wants to play an international event but another Top10 player is always ahead of her:lol:
She'll end up playing Tashkent:tape::help:

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Hope she misses Indian Wells!! Just so Sharapova has a better chance.:worship:

Yes she won't play IW;)
No it doesn't increase Sharapova's chances to win IW:rolleyes:

SV_Fan
Feb 20th, 2009, 09:48 PM
monterrey is such a beautiful tourney. :worship:

SV_Fan
Feb 20th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Like me, she probably lost 40-50% of her net worth in the last 6-8 months, so she's doing what she can to make some big bucks to replace it.

doubt it

Helen Lawson
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:03 PM
doubt it

Hope not, hon, but unless someone told her to do cds only, she's taken a bath in the last 8 months.

kiwifan
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:04 PM
The next slam is on Clay...

...so any Clay play is OK. :yeah:

I know a little something about that 40-50% loss too...

...luckily I was a newbie to the market. :angel:

sunsfuns
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:17 PM
LOL
Aga absolutely wants to play an international event but another Top10 player is always ahead of her:lol:
She'll end up playing Tashkent:tape::help:

No problem - she will be out of the top 10 soon and will be able to play whatever she wants after Wimbledon...

gmokb
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Hope she misses Indian Wells!! Just so Sharapova has a better chance.:worship:

In that case you can stop worrying, she isn't playing there.

Direwolf
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Oh that's right, it took the place of Berlin, I forgot:o
I wouldn't mind her playing there again:p

Venus already has
Charleston-ROme-Madrid in her schedule!!...

Rome+Madrid+Warsaw+2weeks FO
3 weeks in a row ... fine...
but 5 weeks in a row??!!!

I dont think she has ever done that, noh?

The Dawntreader
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:35 PM
I'm still not sold on the fact that Venus will turn up here:lol:

It just seems like the most random of detours on her schedule.

Uranium
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Venus already has
Charleston-ROme-Madrid in her schedule!!...

Rome+Madrid+Warsaw+2weeks FO
3 weeks in a row ... fine...
but 5 weeks in a row??!!!

I dont think she has ever done that, noh?

I don't think Rome is in her schedule, Serena is playing Rome though...

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:46 PM
She always has some weird (dumb ?) scheduling.Nothing new.
What is wrong with her?

For the past fews, she has been having these stupid schedule after Wimbledon.
Not usually this time of the year.

Direwolf
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM
I don't think Rome is in her schedule, Serena is playing Rome though...

ahh...
I thought i read/watch somewhere in her interview that she
was gonna play the BIG3C(lay tourny)
after Miami...
anyhoo...
2 in a row before slam...
nana!!

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Venus already has
Charleston-ROme-Madrid in her schedule!!...

Rome+Madrid+Warsaw+2weeks FO
3 weeks in a row ... fine...
but 5 weeks in a row??!!!

I dont think she has ever done that, noh?
Believe me, she has never done well with 3-weeks in a row.

Go back year after year and find me a example of successful 3 weeks for Venus.
When she done ok, it is because she lost early in the first week.

Either she is exhausted, injured or loses badly the 3rd week.
Usuually, at the end of the second week, her techniques breaks down.

Direwolf
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Believe me, she has never done well with 3-weeks in a row.

Go back year after year and find me a example of successful 3 weeks for Venus.
When she done ok, it is because she lost early in the first week.

Either she is exhausted, injured or loses badly the 3rd week.
Usuually, at the end of the second week, her techniques breaks down.

2007- W-Korea?-F-Tokyo-SF-Guangzhou? (in those Asian Events)
2002- W-New Haven F-USO
2001- W-New Haven W-USO
2000- W-New Haven W-USO
1999- W-New Haven SF-USO

Direwolf
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Believe me, she has never done well with 3-weeks in a row.

Go back year after year and find me a example of successful 3 weeks for Venus.
When she done ok, it is because she lost early in the first week.

Either she is exhausted, injured or loses badly the 3rd week.
Usuually, at the end of the second week, her techniques breaks down.

FOund.!!
and dont know why you quote me for??

tennisbum79
Feb 21st, 2009, 12:47 AM
FOund.!!
and dont know why you quote me for??
And those all end with GS except for the Asian events
How did she do the end of the 3rd week in Guangzhou?

I am talking 3 weeks , 3 different tournaments, 3 different places, involving travel.

tonybotz
Feb 21st, 2009, 02:35 AM
i would love to play acapulco right about now.. it's freakin freezing in nyc.

maddogz48
Feb 21st, 2009, 02:40 AM
2007- W-Korea?-F-Tokyo-SF-Guangzhou? (in those Asian Events)
2002- W-New Haven F-USO
2001- W-New Haven W-USO
2000- W-New Haven W-USO
1999- W-New Haven SF-USO

Not Guangzhou. Venus played Bangkok, Thailand.

Win - Seoul, Finals - Tokyo, Semis - Bangkok

Fabunny
Feb 21st, 2009, 02:50 AM
Venus is entering Acapulco because with the change in the schedule, the WTA has dropped tournaments for which Vee has points to defend. She not only has to replace those tournaments with new ones, but also she has stated repeatedly that she wants to improve her ranking.

Since Venus didn't play 16 tournaments and had that mysterious absence during the clay season last year, she is in a good position to add points from every tournament she enters

V's a star
Feb 21st, 2009, 02:55 AM
yep since 2005 clay court season shes always done sumthing funky with her schedule. I think she needs more then Madrid to practice on red clay before the french unless she wants yet another R 3 loss. Acapulco doesnt count cuz shes playing on hard weeks later n all will be forgotten by then. Plus she wont even have much time to practice on clay in mexico before she has to play a match. shud be interesting :tape:

pollison
Feb 21st, 2009, 03:24 AM
i think its good she is entering clay at a small tournament. she can get ready and hopefully have a big tilt at the FO later this year

Roookie
Feb 21st, 2009, 03:31 AM
maybe just maybe for money...

spartanfan
Feb 21st, 2009, 04:21 AM
She always has some weird (dumb ?) scheduling.Nothing new.
LOL. That is so true. Venus is always coming up with some off the wall random ass schedule that EVERYBODY knows she ain't gonna stick to. :lol:

spartanfan
Feb 21st, 2009, 04:26 AM
Or if she does actually show up and play this event it could just be a part of her penance for skipping IW and playing here would be considered the "punishment/promotion" as a part hushly negotiated plea agreement between the WS and the USTA to avoid an ugly media spectacle

spartanfan
Feb 21st, 2009, 04:27 AM
Or if she does actually show up and play this event it could just be a part of her penance for skipping IW and playing here would be considered the "punishment/promotion" as a part hushly negotiated plea agreement between the WS and the USTA to avoid an ugly media spectacle (it would also explain Serena's schedule this year as well: Sydney, Australian Open, Paris, Dubai. When was the last time Serena played that many tournaments like that? Never.)

Infiniti2001
Feb 21st, 2009, 04:32 AM
maybe just maybe for money...

indeed :rolleyes:

Venus_Serena
Feb 21st, 2009, 05:34 AM
Believe me, she has never done well with 3-weeks in a row.
Go back year after year and find me a example of successful 3 weeks for Venus.
When she done ok, it is because she lost early in the first week.
Either she is exhausted, injured or loses badly the 3rd week.
Usuually, at the end of the second week, her techniques breaks down.

In 2002, she played 3 tournaments en 3 weeks after the Australian Open.
Paris, February 10
R16 Tu, Meilen 6-1 6-3
Q Farina Elia, Silvia 6-2 6-1
S Mauresmo, Amélie 4-6 7-6 (3) 7-5
F Dokic, Jelena W/O
Antwerp, February 17
R16 Kournikova, Anna 7-5 6-0
Q Farina Elia, Silvia 6-3 0-1 ret.
S Mauresmo, Amélie 7-6 (4) 6-0
F Henin, Justine 6-3 5-7 6-3
Dubaï, February 23
R16 Kournikova, Anna 6-2 7-6 (3)
Q Myskina, Anastasia 6-0 3-6 6-4
S Testud, Sandrine 6-1 6-7 (5) 4-6
Dubaï was a late entry, she just had to win a few rounds to reach #1.

Chance
Feb 21st, 2009, 07:02 AM
By winning Antwerp V secured the no.1 ranking 2 weeks later..... I still remember watching the scoreboard for that final lol.

Like people have said it's because of $ plus it's a place V has never been to.... but I agree strange scheduling....

AcesHigh
Feb 21st, 2009, 08:07 AM
Money? Interested in visiting a new place? Also, nice practice after a long break.

I also think the differences in surfaces is overrated in the women's game. Everyone plays the same style on all surfaces. Aside from the shift from clay to grass, it's not too extreme especially with these mid-week starts tournaments are having. If anything, Miami is a weird island in her schedule as I believe she plays on clay after Miami.
That being said, 2 tourney wins in a row (if she can win Dubai and Acapulco) would be awesome going into Miami where she hasnt reached the SF I believe since 2002 where she lost to Serena if I'm not mistaken.

hingis-seles
Feb 21st, 2009, 08:30 AM
she has stated many times that she loves to go to different places and that she takes this opportunities to visit new countries. (add that to + the cash that she is getting for playing there and voilá)

Venus has said before she loves visiting new places. The extra cash wouldn't hurt either. More or less sums it up.

Slutiana
Feb 21st, 2009, 10:10 AM
Believe me, she has never done well with 3-weeks in a row.

Go back year after year and find me a example of successful 3 weeks for Venus.
When she done ok, it is because she lost early in the first week.

Either she is exhausted, injured or loses badly the 3rd week.
Usuually, at the end of the second week, her techniques breaks down.
2008 - Stuttgart SF - Moscow 1r :sobbing: - Zurich W