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Date: 15 Feb 2009 04:21:47
From: Alvin Sewell
Subject: Serena Williams strongly opposes steroid testing for Women's tennis tour!
Gee, I wonder why!?! Hmmmmmmm!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=Al5rqEzQCGkTVqu76AzOOS44v7YF?slug=ap-serena-dopingrules&prov=ap&type=lgns

Serena Williams against new drug-testing rules
By TRUNG LATIEULE, Associated Press Writer
Feb 12, 2:34 pm EST


PARIS (AP)—Serena Williams joined the chorus of top tennis players who
believe new anti-doping measures on athletes are too strong.

The top-ranked American said the rules implemented by the
International Tennis Federation and World Anti-Doping Agency were
“over the top.”

“I think it’s too much,” the Australian Open champion said after
beating Karolina Sprem 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday in the second round at the
Open GDF Suez in Paris. “It’s very invasive. … Basically, they show up
at your house on any day.”

Under the latest WADA code, athletes must specify one hour each day
when and where they can be located for testing. Athletes must also
tell anti-doping authorities where they will be over the next three
months, but they can update this by e-mail or phone message at short
notice if it changes.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has been one of the most outspoken critics,
insisting that forcing top athletes to be available one hour a day for
testing amounted to intolerable harassment. In Belgium, 65 athletes
even filed a court challenge.

At the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this week, Nadal
said players feel like “criminals” because of the new measures, which
were ratified last year by the ITF Board of Directors.

Fourth-ranked Andy Murray has also spoken out against the rule, but
No. 2-ranked Roger Federer said he was fine with it when he was at the
Australian Open. The 13-time Grand Slam champion admitted it was a
tough system, but added “I know it’s a pain, but I would like it to be
a clean sport, and that’s why I’m OK with it.”

Williams also said the new measures were going to be tough to follow.

“I jump from city to city all the time. First of all, I never tell
people where I am because I like to do my own thing,” Williams said.

“It’s definitely the purest sport, that’s the only upside to it,”
Williams added. “We won’t have problems in tennis that we have in
other sports.”




 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 09:08:00
From: CliffB
Subject: Re: Serena Williams strongly opposes steroid testing for Women's
On Feb 14, 11:21=A0pm, alvin...@aol.com (Alvin Sewell) wrote:
> Gee, I wonder why!?! =A0 Hmmmmmmm!
>
> http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=3DAl5rqEzQCGkTVqu76AzOOS44v7YF?sl..=
.
>
> Serena Williams against new drug-testing rules
> By TRUNG LATIEULE, Associated Press Writer
> Feb 12, 2:34 pm EST
>
> PARIS (AP)=97Serena Williams joined the chorus of top tennis players who
> believe new anti-doping measures on athletes are too strong.
>
> The top-ranked American said the rules implemented by the
> International Tennis Federation and World Anti-Doping Agency were
> =93over the top.=94
>
> =93I think it=92s too much,=94 the Australian Open champion said after
> beating Karolina Sprem 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday in the second round at the
> Open GDF Suez in Paris. =93It=92s very invasive. =85 Basically, they show=
up
> at your house on any day.=94
>
> Under the latest WADA code, athletes must specify one hour each day
> when and where they can be located for testing. Athletes must also
> tell anti-doping authorities where they will be over the next three
> months, but they can update this by e-mail or phone message at short
> notice if it changes.
>
> Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has been one of the most outspoken critics,
> insisting that forcing top athletes to be available one hour a day for
> testing amounted to intolerable harassment. In Belgium, 65 athletes
> even filed a court challenge.
>
> At the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this week, Nadal
> said players feel like =93criminals=94 because of the new measures, which
> were ratified last year by the ITF Board of Directors.
>
> Fourth-ranked Andy Murray has also spoken out against the rule, but
> No. 2-ranked Roger Federer said he was fine with it when he was at the
> Australian Open. The 13-time Grand Slam champion admitted it was a
> tough system, but added =93I know it=92s a pain, but I would like it to b=
e
> a clean sport, and that=92s why I=92m OK with it.=94
>
> Williams also said the new measures were going to be tough to follow.
>
> =93I jump from city to city all the time. First of all, I never tell
> people where I am because I like to do my own thing,=94 Williams said.
>
> =93It=92s definitely the purest sport, that=92s the only upside to it,=94
> Williams added. =93We won=92t have problems in tennis that we have in
> other sports.=94

So spaketh the in-credible hulkstress.


  
Date: 15 Feb 2009 14:11:56
From: X L
Subject: Re: Serena Williams strongly opposes steroid testing for Women's

When? tennis players actually get to choose what time of the day they
get tested?
this makes as much sense as food inspectors giving advance notice when
their coming to inspect restaurants. never trust newspaper or online
restaurant inspection reviews, they don't mean squat. and no surprise at
all that Serena is against the so called stricter steroid testing rules.
she obviously uses some type of steroid. which makes her a cheater. fits
her personality.



 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 16:26:02
From: Bluuuue Rajah
Subject: Re: Serena Williams strongly opposes steroid testing for Women's tennis tour!
alvin534@aol.com (Alvin Sewell) wrote in
news:499797fb.1745578953@news.us.easynews.com:

> Gee, I wonder why!?! Hmmmmmmm!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fAPEUWowEc

Meat Loaf again?


> http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=Al5rqEzQCGkTVqu76AzOOS44v7YF?
slug=ap-serena-dopingrules&prov=ap&type=lgns
>
> Serena Williams against new drug-testing rules
> By TRUNG LATIEULE, Associated Press Writer
> Feb 12, 2:34 pm EST
>
>
> PARIS (AP)—Serena Williams joined the chorus of top tennis players who
> believe new anti-doping measures on athletes are too strong.
>
> The top-ranked American said the rules implemented by the
> International Tennis Federation and World Anti-Doping Agency were
> “over the top.”
>
> “I think it’s too much,” the Australian Open champion said after
> beating Karolina Sprem 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday in the second round at the
> Open GDF Suez in Paris. “It’s very invasive. … Basically, they show up
> at your house on any day.”
>
> Under the latest WADA code, athletes must specify one hour each day
> when and where they can be located for testing. Athletes must also
> tell anti-doping authorities where they will be over the next three
> months, but they can update this by e-mail or phone message at short
> notice if it changes.
>
> Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has been one of the most outspoken critics,
> insisting that forcing top athletes to be available one hour a day for
> testing amounted to intolerable harassment. In Belgium, 65 athletes
> even filed a court challenge.
>
> At the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this week, Nadal
> said players feel like “criminals” because of the new measures, which
> were ratified last year by the ITF Board of Directors.
>
> Fourth-ranked Andy Murray has also spoken out against the rule, but
> No. 2-ranked Roger Federer said he was fine with it when he was at the
> Australian Open. The 13-time Grand Slam champion admitted it was a
> tough system, but added “I know it’s a pain, but I would like it to be
> a clean sport, and that’s why I’m OK with it.”
>
> Williams also said the new measures were going to be tough to follow.
>
> “I jump from city to city all the time. First of all, I never tell
> people where I am because I like to do my own thing,” Williams said.
>
> “It’s definitely the purest sport, that’s the only upside to it,”
> Williams added. “We won’t have problems in tennis that we have in
> other sports.”
>