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FILDERSTADT, Germany (AP) -- Serena Williams pulled out of next week's WTA tournament in Zurich, Switzerland.

``I am sorry to be missing the trip to Zurich. It's a great tournament in a great city,'' Williams said in a statement released Saturday through the WTA. ``However, I still feel a strong need to stay close to home and my family in the wake of the events of the past month.''

Williams would have been seeded sixth in Zurich. Amelie Mauresmo of France withdrew from the tournament, too, citing fatigue.

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, neither Serena nor her sister, Venus, has played in Europe, skipping several tournaments that lead up to the season-ending Sanex Championship in Munich, Germany, this month.

``I fully intend to travel to Munich with my sister, Venus,'' Serena said.

Many other American players have returned to the circuit, including Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport.
 

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Well, bad news.. at least she remember, and gives us a reason of her withdraw.. I also would prefer to stay at home in moments like this instead of have the risk to travel in a plane with a bunch of terrorist... Specially now that the U.S.A. is passing through a tough moment...
But it's very painful to us, watch tournament wihtout our faves.... <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">

I also hope she can play Munich...
 

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I am feeling heart broken. I wish she'd stop doing this to me. <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">
 

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I need the sisters in the tour, I AM BORED

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I am hurt too. and I am bored as well. It just isn't the same without the sisters. They haven't played since 9/11. Prior to that, we were on top of the world after their historic final in NEW YORK.

Now we just sit and wait. I think we need Venus and Serena playing to get our spirits back up. But most importantly, we need them to be safe. Regardless of what others think, I believe they and Anna would be the most likely targets of terrorist attacks, based on their popularity.

Gosh, the thought of what I just wrote brings tears to my eyes.
 
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