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No free tennis ticket for Serena Williams?

Serena Williams, winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, was busy updating her Twitter account Saturday afternoon and apparently she is not happy with the folks at the Farmers Classicmen's event going on at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Williams, who had come out earlier in the week and took pictures with James Blake before she flew to Florida to sell her clothing and jewelry line on the Home Shopping Network, was back in Los Angeles Saturday. On Twitter she made two posts about being unhappy she did not get a free ticket to Saturday's semifinals.

Williams posted, "Omg! the@farmersclassic tennis tournament in LA is charging me $100 a ticket...After I plugged them!!! Lol ill send a bill for my plug!" And apparently Serena decided to attend the X Games instead though whether she got in free was not made clear.

After she posted to her account, "What to do? Maybe x games?? Who's going?? Maybe ill see u??" she also posted a photo from the X Games.

The X Games better watch out. Maybe they'll get a bill for her promotional efforts too?

Farmers Classic tournament director Bob Kramer declined to comment on whether Serena asked for a free ticket and was denied. Friday night Serena's sister, Venus, was on the grounds to autograph copies of her book "Come To Win."

-- Diane Pucin

 
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