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ROME -- Serena Williams isnt committing to playing in the Italian Open yet as she waits to see how her injured left thigh feels. The top-ranked Williams withdrew before her quarterfinal match at the Madrid Open last week. "Im taking it a day at a time. Well see as the week goes on. I have the rest of the day off and Ill see how I feel tomorrow," Williams said Monday. "I hit some balls today a little bit so Im going to see later tonight how it feels." In Madrid, Williams had her thigh heavily bandaged and said the injury occurred during a first-round victory over Belinda Bencic. She dismissed conjecture of pulling out for precautionary reasons. "I dont do anything out of precaution anymore. You live once and I feel like anything can happen tomorrow," Williams said. "I just physically couldnt play. I was in a lot of pain and just wasnt able to continue. When I play I want to give 100 per cent. "I want to go out there and I want to give the fans everything that they deserve and everything that they come to see," Williams added. "And I just wasnt going to even come close to being there." Williams is the defending champion at the Foro Italico, and also won the title in 2002. Shell also be the defending champion when the French Open starts in two weeks. Compared to earlier in her career, Williams said she really enjoys the red clay of Rome and Paris now. "I love the challenge of having to be more consistent and having to be that much better," she said. Williams is slated to open against either Romina Oprandi of Switzerland or Andrea Petkovic of Germany. Shes one of eight Americans in the draw -- quite a large showing compared to recent years. "Its good timing. Im nearing the end of my career, I guess -- who knows when its going to end, I love playing -- and people get inspired by different Americans maybe, and maybe start to play now," Williams said. "I love seeing all the Americans around." The other Americans in Rome are Varvara Lepchenko, Sloane Stephens, Christina McHale, Lauren Davis, Madison Keys, Alison Riske and Serenas older sister Venus Williams. At 32, Serena Williams marveled at the retirement announcement last week by former No. 1 Dinara Safina, who is 28. "Shes a lot younger than me," Serena said. "I just enjoy it right now. I enjoy my practice and Im starting to look in the mirror like, Wow. Whats wrong with me? I should be starting to not enjoy it so much. But the older I get the more I enjoy it. Its kind of weird but Im going to take it as it is." Carolina Panthers Kawann Short Jersey . -- After having his worst game in a Detroit Pistons uniform earlier in the week, free agent Josh Smith erased that memory with his best game Friday night. New England Patriots James Develin Jersey . 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Magic announced Friday that they are using a new Collective Bargaining Agreement amnesty provision to release guard Gilbert Arenas and forward Brandon Bass agent said a deal is being finalized that will send his client to Boston for Celtics forward Glen Davis Arenas has struggled in Orlando and the Magic took advantage to the new provision -- allows a team a one-time option to waive a players remaining contract from the salary cap and luxury tax. Bass agent Tony Dutt confirmed the trade of his client to the Celtics to The Associated Press, which swaps a pair of former LSU standouts. Since coming over from the Washington Wizards in a trade for Rashard Lewis last season, the 29-year-old Arenas hasnt been able to make an impact in Orlando. Arenas has about $62 million remaining on the final three years of his six-year, US$111 million deal. Arenas averaged career lows in minutes (21.8), points (8.0) and assists (3.2) last season with the Magic, starting just two of the 49 games he appeared in. He also was at times bothered by sore left knee and left leg that at times limited his availability. Hes had three knee surgeries during his 10 seasons in the league. Bass is entering his seventh NBA season and averaged a career-high 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds last year inn his second season with the Magic.dddddddddddd He started 51 of the 76 games he appeared in. Davis has played all four years of his career with Boston and averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds last season, starting 13 of 78 games. The move could be the first by Orlando to beef up the roster around centre Dwight Howard, who can opt out of his contract in July. Meanwhile, Orlandos five-time centre remains the centre of trade talk, but Magic spokesman Joel Glass declined to comment whether the team is considering filing tampering charges against two NBA teams for illegal contact with Howard. NBA.com also reported Friday that the Magic are pursing charges because at least one unnamed team spoke with Howard. It followed other reports that said Howard plans to request a trade to the Nets. In a text message to The Associated Press Friday, Howards father denied still other reports that he was now representing Howard and the Magic say they are still dealing with agent Dan Fegan. Howard, a three-time defensive player of the year, is eligible to opt out of his current contract in July 2012. He has been silent on his intentions beyond this season in a handful of recent public appearances. 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