Serena Williams to play Indian Wells in 2014?

Serena Williams to play Indian Wells in 2014?


rereThere must be some serious money involved in getting either of the Williams’ sister to play the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Serena Williams has entered her name on the entry list for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells scheduled for March 6-16, 2014.  Venus and Serena have boycotted the event since 2001.

In 2001, Venus Williams withdrew from her semi-final match against Serena 4 minutes prior to the event start time.  Serena entered the stadium for her semi-final match against Kim Clijsters to unceremonious boos and jeers.  The boos and jeers continued throughout the match as well as during Serena’s winners speech.

I admired Serena when she withdrew form the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC in 2000 due to the state’s resistance to removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse.

I for one, wish that the sisters never return to Indian Wells, but I digress as I’m sure that there are some major benefits on the table if they agree to return.  Serena is weakly citing having been inspired toward returning after watching a movie about the late South African leader Nelson Mandela.  I’M NOT BUYING IT!!