Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Serena Clause: Buy Tix at Own Risk

by Greg Couch

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Serena WilliamsWe might have to start calling this the Serena Clause. It took 11 minutes for nearly all 12,000 tickets to sell for Nike's tennis exhibition March 8 at the University of Oregon.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and ...

Serena Williams.

That's right. Williams is about to come back. She will have been gone eight months, since winning Wimbledon and then toughing it out for an exhibition and estimated seven-figure guarantee in Belgium.

Since then, she has missed everything, after having an alleged foot surgery for an alleged incident that allegedly involved broken glass at an alleged restaurant in Germany, a country that definitely exists. Until Williams settles on her own story, we'll consider all facts up for grabs.

Anyway, the announcement about Williams' return was exciting and everything until you got to this sentence prominently placed in the second paragraph of the press release for the event:

 

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