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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2004, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Australian Open Withdrawals?

Well it is that time of the year again. The time before a GS that we fear top players will withdraw and leave the GS with a watered down field. This year's AO looks to be no different, with 6 former Grand Slam Champions (including the top 2 player in the world) questionable to play and Clijsters already out.

1. Davenport - Pulled out of Hopman Cup w/ injury.
2. Mauresmo - Pulled out of Hong Kong Challenge w/ injury
3. Serena Williams - Injured in final of YEC. Pulled out of singles in Hong Kong.
4. Capriati - Pulled out of Hurricane Slam.
5. Henin - Not in good form in her own exhibition.
6. Pierce - Pulled out of Auckland.
7. Bovina - Pulled out of Gold Coast
8. Rubin - Has not played a match for a very very long time.

Will these players be fit to play AO? I hope they all will be but my head says that even in the best case scenario, 3 of them may pull out

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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well these are your prediction only right?

You reali shocked and scared me when i go into the thread!!

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In the future, you should actually state who has withdrawn from the AO. At the present time, the only confirmed withdrawl is Jiri Novak.

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Rephrase this thread by putting a "?" after "withdrawals" because this thread is misleading.

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I doubt all those players will withdraw. Usually they pull out of exos as a precautionary step. That doesnt mean they will miss the Grand Slam.
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Close this tread!

This is BS.

By the way- exhibition matches don't count. Remember Anna
always won her matches!

Oh- Justine is leaving on Monday from Florida to Sydney, so
stop talking crap here.

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Close this tread!

This is BS.

By the way- exhibition matches don't count. Remember Anna
always won her matches!

Oh- Justine is leaving on Monday from Florida to Sydney, so
stop talking crap here.
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2004, 02:09 PM
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He did say "Will these players be fit to play AO?"
..but we'd expect to see most if not all of them playing in Melbourne
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No one would withdraw from the Oz Open hopefully.

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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2004, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Um I did not say that these players are all withdrawing ... Just possibly
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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2004, 03:51 PM
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Serena has practiced since the YEC. She played those matches with Venus for the McDonald charity event. SHe just hasn't been able to serve. I think she's fine though.
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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2004, 04:47 PM
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is there a reason why Kirsten withdrew?
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