Feeling shitty about Aussie Open and beginning of tennis year!!!
Even though many players were already injured towards the end of last year, I had hoped that they would recover and we'd have all the top players in the draw. Now last year's champion and runner-up are out of the Open and players like Serena, Amelie, Lindsay, Jennifer, Petrova and many more (Venus also?) have injury issues. I know this is part of the game but I just feel over the last 12 months or more injuries have determined who is the best in the world rather than skill and experience. I have loved the rise of new top players and contenders in slams but I just want --for ONCE- a slam where everyone is relatively healthy (never mind FIT because that is up to the individual player) so that we can see who is truly the best.
I am not trying to undermine the worth of this year's Aussie Open and I am sure I will still enjoy the tennis once it starts but, in my view, a little something-something will be missing.