The only things I can think of are appearance bonuses and the idea that she would have "given up" the number one ranking by not attempting a run here. As we all know, Serena has a lot of pride, and I think it would be hard for her to move to number two knowing that she had a chance to hold onto the top spot. Whether or not playing in Marbella is smart for her health is another question.
It's quite bad. She's not moving at all, and if Zakopalova had just a bit more confidence on her serve it would be 6-0 right now.
I think players are not allowed to do walkovers anymore without getting suspended or something like that, I am not very sure. That might be the reason why Serena is where she is now and doing what is she doing. Tough I think they can retire in middle of match.
Klara is playing really good, and Serena is crap, just crap, I know clay isn't her best surface but this is just pathetic. It's understandeable that she wants the top ranking, but she is risking her body!
I can't understand how there's livestream for Marbella first round and I couldn't see Miami SF.
PAW (Pick-A-Winner) #414 - MARBELLA 2009
Welcome to Pick-A-Winner (PAW), the Predictions game!
This week we're at the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Marbella, Spain.
Playing PAW is simple. Over the course of the tournament choose any 13 matches in the main draw and post who you think will win...
Tennis Tipping #28 – Marbella
European Tennis Tipping Clay Tour (ETTCT)
What is Tennis Tipping?
In the game, participants pick the winners of all main draw matches and are placed in a knock-out system. That means each participant plays a different participant and whoever predicted...
Welcome to Marbella, Spain. Here we go with the start of clay-court season, our best players moved from Miami to a small Spanish city to compete and fight for the title. We start on 6th April, GET READY!
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HOW TO PLAY
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Welcome in Marbella, Spain. Marbella is the first new event in 2009. Various players will battle it out in the first European Clay Court tournament of the season to win the inaurugal event! The usual clay suspects are expected, but even Jelena Janković and Serena Williams...
Fill-in-the-Draw 2009 |#16| Marbella
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New event in 2009
Playing F-I-T-D is simple and only takes a few minutes per week. Here is what you need to know:
1) Just post a full predicted draw for the tournament, including all winners in all matches of all...