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WIMBLEDON -- Venus Williams doesnt mind playing on the smaller stage, as long a level field for both men and women is maintained. Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8 Mens .The five-time Wimbledon champion contested her second-round match Thursday on Court 18, a modest venue that holds around 800 people.Williams, the No. 8 seed, defeated Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, and afterward was asked whether she felt animosity toward the All England Club schedule-makers for designating her match for the smaller court.?Im not so much into disrespect, Williams said. Im willing to play anywhere, anytime. Of course, I was happy to be on the schedule. I think if all players have to play outside, all players should have to play outside. There shouldnt be exceptions or any inequality to it.For me, no problems playing anywhere. Anyone should play anywhere.Persistent pockets of rain have created serious congestion issues. On Tuesday and Wednesday, only 53 of 127 matches were completed, and all 16 second-round womens matches on the schedule were canceled.?Its not the ideal schedule for the women, Williams said. Wed like to see equal amount of matches. We dont want more, just the same amount, thats all.When asked if she could imagine a five-time male champion being on an outside court, Venus said with a smile, I havent seen that in the scheduling yet.After his straight-sets win Thursday, Andy Murray, who is on the ATP Players Council, was asked whether he was surprised that Williams was on Court 18.?Yes, I guess, a little bit, he said. As when [Pete] Sampras played on Court 2 a number of years ago when hed won a bunch of times.I mean, I think in general they do a pretty good job of trying to put the best matches for the fans, like Dimitrov-Simon, neither of them are top-10 players, but its a close, entertaining match. I guess they take that into consideration, as well, like what the best matches of the day are, rather than it just being the big names that play on the big courts.On Thursday, the outer courts started a half-hour earlier (11 a.m. GMT) than normal in an effort to make up ground.Top 10 seeds Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic were among the top-10 seeds also relegated to smaller courts, but neither carries the clout of Williams.I played many times on outside courts, Williams said. It didnt matter how many titles I had won or what my ranking was at that time. It didnt make a difference whether I played on an outside court or a center court.Like I said, I dont mind where I play. Its just as long as everyone plays on the outside courts. Gel Noosa Tri 8 . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge. Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 White .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. RIO DE JANEIRO -- While winning the gold medal in the Olympic golf tournament last week, Justin Rose also dropped two spots in the PGA Tours FedEx Cup standings.It is probably not a big deal to Rose, who will try to make up the ground when the FedEx Cup playoffs begin next week. But it does offer an example of the problem with staging a tournament opposite the Olympics.And it was something LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan was determined to not let happen for the women.Although Whan acknowledged the circumstances between tours are different, he said he began working on the 2016 schedule with an eye on giving players a break heading into Olympic golf and not staging anything opposite it.We didnt know how many of the 60 [players in the Olympic field] would be LPGA members, Whan said Wednesday during the opening day of the womens competition. We figured it would be in the 40 to 45 kind of number. If you think of 45 being here playing for their country, and then we play somewhere else [also], that seemed tough. It seems tough to say you could get passed on the money list or the Race to CME [points list].The LPGA Tour has not had an event since July 31, the final round of the Ricoh Womens British Open. Whan admitted he might have had a tournament the following week, but it became a tough ssell going up against the first weekend of the Olympic Games and the opening ceremony. Asics Gel Kinsei 6 Womens. So the women took that week off, last week and now only those in the Olympics are playing this week. Next week the LPGA Tour heads to Canada.The LPGA Tour typically has fewer tournaments than the PGA Tour, which consists of a jam-packed schedule. The PGA Tour elected not to take time off despite the mens Olympic golf tournament being played last week. That meant that two players who were eligible for the Olympics, Colombias Camilo Villegas and Zimbabwes Brendon de Jonge, played the John Deere Classic in Illinois because it was the second-to-last event in the regular season and both needed to earn FedEx points.We wanted the focus to be here, Whan said.The PGA Tour came under some criticism for staging a tournament last week and its not clear what the organization will do in 2020 when golf is back in the Olympics. But Whan said he will strive again to have a clear week during that time.For us, it seemed like the right thing to do, he said. Almost all of our players are fighting for different things. It seemed unfair to see them get passed because they are here. Wholesale Authentic JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Jerseys 2018Cheap Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2020Jerseys From China ' ' '