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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 10:46 am       SERENA'S official Return
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Serena picks Indian Wells for tourney return

After a 14-month break for the birth of her first child, Serena Williams will return to tournament play at the BNP Paribas Open at California's Indian Wells Tennis Garden in March.
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 10:59 am       Re:SERENA'S official Return
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Is she getting a WC? PR? Imagine Serena looming in your first round match. Halep-Serena R1?

Where is Vika Azarenka? It's getting ridiculous at this point. Hurry up and settle the case. You belong on the tennis court, winning titles. We're waiting for you and Leo.
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 12:35 pm       
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She is playing Fed Cup.. or does that not count?
     


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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 12:40 pm       
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Does she have to play or just be on the team to qualify for Oly? Does she even qualify to play singles on this team? Venus, Coco and even Sloanie are ranked higher.
     


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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 12:42 pm       
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Even with one hand tied behind her back, she is still better than the rest of the team. Smile
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 12:45 pm       
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Yes, but that would not be fair to Sloanie despite her miserable results since USO.
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 12:48 pm       
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Sloane was miserable at the last Fed Cup. Why would she be selected again?
At least replace her with Lauren Davis or Sasha Vickery.
     


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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 3:25 pm       Re:SERENA'S official Return
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Serena does not have to play a Fed Cup match for it to count towards her olympic qualification. The rule is that they must be on the team, or make themselves available play for it to count towards qualification.

Also, I wouldn't imagine Kathy selecting the Williams Sisters, Coco, and Sloane for one team. That seems pointless. 4 amazing singles players, who all want to play singles. They can't all play singles, unless they each play one match. The best option would be to add Shelby Rogers to the team, given how well her and Coco played as a doubles combo in the final, and that they lack their No. 1 doubles specialist, BMS. Other good options are Davis, Brady (who just made quarters in doubles at AO), or Riske. Hell, let a young player like CiCi Bellis experience the team.

Personally, I would've saved the Williams Sisters to play in the semis or finals, I don't think they're needed against Netherlands LOL
     


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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 3:50 pm       
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I figured it would be IW or Miami. I was thinking Miami as I didn't think she'd want to
do both, but maybe she is up for the challenge. Can't wait!
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 3:58 pm       
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If I were her coach, we'd skip Indian Wells. I don't like the vibes there. Sisters boycotted the place for years. Playing there now seems odd to me. I just can't get over it. I'd leave it Halep, Coco, Julia, Ostapenko or Mertens.
     


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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 4:11 pm       
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I'm guessing she has some other engagement in California so why not warm up there for Miami.
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 25, 2018 4:16 pm       
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They should let Venus and Serena play the doubles in the Fed Cup. And if needed - use them for the final singles matches

I also think that Serena uses IW as warm-up for Miami.. play a few matches and get rid of the rustyness and then enter a Miami for the real deal.

I assume she has a Protected ranking to get in, but that will not get her seeded. It will give her an easy R1 before meeting a seed wh9 did not play yet. She will be better prepared.
She should be seeded by the time that the FO starts
     

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