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    Does anybody know why there isn't any play today. Is it improper to play on Sunday? I see on their website it says that it is sunny so I doubt it has to do with weather.

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    It's a tradition. They don't play on the first Sunday unless they are behind because of weather earlier in the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner
    It's a tradition. They don't play on the first Sunday unless they are behind because of weather earlier in the week.
    Thanks Mariner.

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    I think they've only played on the middle Sunday maybe 2 times, AIWANNABE. I love it when they do, because they let in the "commoners" (i.e. people who can't afford tickets normally) and it's a big party. I remember the last time it happened, there was a rain delay, and the fans formed a conga line snaking up and down the aisles. It was hilarious!

    I just have to say: Yay for the old ladies!!! Martina Navratilova made it to the quarters in doubles today! When she won her first title at Wimbledon, how many of the top players were even alive? Now that's making a mark on the tennis world!

    Oh, and yay Lindsay for getting past Clijsters and into the quarters!
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    All the female winners today won in straight sets.

    Amelie Mauresmo beat Anastasia Myskina
    Venus Williams beat Mary Pierce
    Lindsay Davenport beat Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Maria Sharapova beat Nadia Petrova

    The semi-final matches are as follows:

    Amelie vs. Lindsay (Lindsay has won 8 out of their 11 matches)
    Venus vs. Maria (Maria has won both of their matches)

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    Currently on NBC Venus is up a set and two breaks againest Maria. On court 1, Amelie and Lisdsay have split sets, both going to a tie-breaker. I really hope they show this match later today.

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    Venus just beat Sharapova

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluff
    Venus just beat Sharapova
    That's awesome! I so wish I could watch today. Damn rain delay screwed everything up.

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    I am so happy Venus won. I'm glad she is finally coming out from her sister's shadow. Amelie and Lindsay were in the third set with Lindsay leading 5-3, Amelie serving at 15-0.

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    Lindsay won the first set against Venus and the score in the second set is now 5-4 Venus with Lindsay about to serve. There was just a horrible call on a serve in the last game. It is going to be interesting to see if Davenport can shake it off and win this game.

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