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Date: 21 Feb 2009 22:06:35
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Subject: Question about IW and Williams
Can anyone explain why the Williams sisters won't play IW? Why aren't
they being fined?




 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 23:43:45
From: Alaska Rocks
Subject: Re: Question about IW and Williams
On Feb 22, 7:51=A0am, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com > wrote:
> craig.pennis...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Can anyone explain why the Williams sisters won't play IW? Why aren't
> > they being fined?
>
> =A0>
>
> venus and serena got jeered by fans some years ago and decided that they
> wouldn't go back to play there after that. =A0they were dealing with a lo=
t
> of racism bullshit, in general, so i suppose that they decided to make
> the tournament at indians wells an example of their having had enough.
>
> before this year, i think that the way that fines worked was that a
> player could be fined for withdrawing from a tournament. =A0since venus
> and serena never entered the tournament, then they never withdrew; thus,
> there was no fine. =A0the wta had an agreement with the tournaments in
> which some tournaments were supposed to attact a certain number of top
> players but i don't think that there were any tournaments that were
> mandatory as was the case on the atp schedule.
>
> i believe that the wta has adopted a mandatory tournament scheme this
> year, so this year they could be fined for not entering the tournament.

They get fined? So What? Pay it and still not play is their call.
They are the best and they call it as they see it.

Unless they go off on another crazy venture, I would say that the
Williams sisters are back.



 
Date: 22 Feb 2009 07:32:08
From: Stapler
Subject: Re: Question about IW and Williams
<craig.penniston@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:0c1d49ec-d911-4ae8-a75b-ec3f6b261d6f@m24g2000vbp.googlegroups.com...
> Can anyone explain why the Williams sisters won't play IW? Why aren't
> they being fined?


Fuck em.



 
Date: 22 Feb 2009 00:51:20
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Question about IW and Williams
craig.penniston@gmail.com wrote:
> Can anyone explain why the Williams sisters won't play IW? Why aren't
> they being fined?
>

venus and serena got jeered by fans some years ago and decided that they
wouldn't go back to play there after that. they were dealing with a lot
of racism bullshit, in general, so i suppose that they decided to make
the tournament at indians wells an example of their having had enough.

before this year, i think that the way that fines worked was that a
player could be fined for withdrawing from a tournament. since venus
and serena never entered the tournament, then they never withdrew; thus,
there was no fine. the wta had an agreement with the tournaments in
which some tournaments were supposed to attact a certain number of top
players but i don't think that there were any tournaments that were
mandatory as was the case on the atp schedule.

i believe that the wta has adopted a mandatory tournament scheme this
year, so this year they could be fined for not entering the tournament.


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 22:25:22
From: vmw3
Subject: Re: Question about IW and Williams
On Feb 22, 12:06=EF=BF=BDam, craig.pennis...@gmail.com wrote:
> Can anyone explain why the Williams sisters won't play IW? Why aren't
> they being fined?

I found this black view of the event here. It's a strange article and
the comments are something. I guess Chris Evert is to blame. I read
someplace else that they have removed Serena's champion poster at IW.
I wonder if there is footage of the booing.

http://orvillelloyddouglas.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/williams-sisters-must-c=
ontinue-boycott-of-indian-wells-event/