I think after Serena suffered that ankle injury at Sydney a few days before the Open, they have been hesitant to go back to that tournament. I wish there was another Tier II tournament in Australia or New Zeland two weeks before the AO. I think many top players would play that tournament if on existed.
Good Luck In 2012 To The Following:
Vania King, Sloane Stephens
Michael Joseph Jackson|1958-2009|RIP King of Music
Whitney Elizabeth Houston|1963-2012|RIP Queen of Music