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Serena Williams is expected to travel through Vienna all the way to Kiev, so she can play in the Ukraine this weekend in a consolation match for a team she doesn't care about on a surface that doesn't suit her in an event she has spent years avoiding. It's the same team Venus Williams traveled to Germany with last year, the U.S. Fed Cup team, saying she was available to play even though she had no intention of playing, and was too hurt to play, anyway. There is a game being played here. Not tennis, but politics. The U.S. Tennis Association and the Williams sisters are attempting to manipulate rules and find loopholes so the faces of the sport over the past decade can play in the Olympics. Neither Venus nor Serena has met the requirements to be eligible for the London Olympics this summer, and neither can meet them before the Games. The rules and requirements were set long ago by the International Tennis Federation, and the sisters were the ones who did not follow them. So there i...
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