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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2006, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy List: Top Players In Doubt for Australian Open

Masha Sharapova - shoulder injury
Nadia Petrova - leg groin strain
Venus Williams - back / hip, undiagnosed
Nathalie Dechy - left knee
Serena Williams - knee inflammation
Kveta Peschke - right foot
Elena Bovina - right shoulder
Martina Hingis - left hip flexor strain
Jennifer Capriati - shoulder
Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test

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yeah, this without a doubt sucks

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Let's hope they heal in time!
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2006, 06:31 PM
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the argument,last year,was:"too long season etc...."....for these injuries....false...
what is the real reason??? diplomatic injuries??? .
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Players need to stop playing with injuries.

Let them eat cake.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pierce0415
Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test

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Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test
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Bovina has been out for around 7 months now and I hope she is better soon
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Stop being so overdramatic. Geeeeeeeeez.
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2006, 09:19 PM
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i really wouldn't call sharapova in doubt. she pretty much just chose not to play a warmup.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2006, 09:28 PM
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Aust. Open organizers confident Sharapova will play

SYDNEY (Reuters) -
Australian Open organizers are confident Maria Sharapova will play at the first grand slam of the year despite her withdrawal from a lead-up event.

The Russian has not played since November last year because of a shoulder problem and was in doubt for the Open after pulling out of this week's Australian women's hardcourt championship on the Gold Coast.

But a tournament spokesman said organizers were still expecting her to play in Melbourne after her management called them on Friday to say she would be arriving in Australia on Sunday.

"Her management contacted us to arrange a pick-up on her arrival so that's a fair indication," the spokesman said.

News of Sharapova's pending arrival in Australia is a welcome relief for tournament organizers after four-times champion Andre Agassi announced on Thursday he was pulling out because of an ankle injury.

Marat Safin, the reigning men's champion, is in serious doubt because of a long-term knee injury while
French Open champion Rafael Nadal is in danger because of a foot problem that forced him to pull out of next week's Sydney International
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Pretty much all of the players mentioned will play. Sharapova is on her way to australia, Hingis is only a slight doubt to play next week at Sydney and although some of the others (ie. Serena, Dechy) have withdrawn from tournaments they have only done so to save themselves for the big one.
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I want Safin and Nadal in there
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2006, 10:33 PM
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Interesting thing is that although probably most of these players will indeed play , and the Australian Open is a GS anyway so it won't' affect them so much but,

if you have rumours like this, after what has been happening in recent years, with all the wta lies and the wta hidding things, would you buy tickets in advance to see a particular player?

This will start affecting the bottom line of the tournament profits, and certainly, the small tournaments are not being very smart by promoting stars that were never going to play, you know, people aren't THAT stupid.

I would like to know what are the advanced tickets sales in Sydney, they probably did sell a bit thanks to Hingis, so they are probably ok but the tournaments after the Australian Open may start feeling it.

Each time you have this kind of announcement, the rope gets tighter around Larry Scott's neck, he has less and less to offer the tournaments, any prize is too little to get rid of him (and I am so sure he won't get a job anywhere else)
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