if they dont play then in terms of significance no it wont. its not the fact that they are top players that would be missing if say players ranked from 11-20 didnt play then it also wouldnt be as significant. its the fact that players who should be there (due to rank) wont be which makes it less significant to me personally. quality may not be as high but these sort of draws can be a good thing because it allows young players to make a stride further along there tennis career by going a bit further in the event. however imo without those players in the draw imo it would actually be more exciting. those players basically never lose unless its to each other. the players below them can lose to a lot more players and the fact that they wont be in the draw will give everyone more confidence and would make it more competitive i think.
but lets not get ahead of ourselves here they havent all withdrawn yet. and whats wrong serena? she's not injured is she?
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.