Early season notes
Venus Williams - 73% first serve percentage in 1st match back. She looks healthy and fit. I won't be saying 'she was ill' if she doesn't win OZ this year.
Francesca Schiavone - Wins over Clijsters and Seles in Hopman Cup. Only 21. Is she a top ten player? Or are Monica and Kim unprepared for the start of the season? Obviously, this wasn't one lucky match.
Anna K. - Finally is playing Tier V's and looks like her first tour win is finally coming
Meghann Shaughnessy - Larger shoulders with more definition. Someone's been hitting the weight room ...
Kim Clijsters - See Francesca Schiavone<br />Monica Seles - See Francesca Schiavone
Sandrine Testud - Opening match loss at Thalgo was NOT what she had in mind.
Mary Pierce - def Barbara schett 6-4, 7-5. It was an exo, but its stll good to see Mary winning on a tennis court.
Lindsay Davenport withdraws from Sydney with knee injury. Bad news. Get well fast LD!
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