Petrova is NOT allowed to withdraw...
If only Kirilenko had a good doubles partner, she'd climb the doubles charts. She's an excellent doubles player.
Safina and Srebotnik are playing as a team and could come to some agreement. Srebotnik is playing mixed; Safina has a chance her to get to the quarters; they can come to some agreement.
Peer - Bartoli are a team and both have a chance to get far here, too - same kind of situation.
To be honest I don't think doubles with hinder Li, and yeah.
But, to be fair - I don't think any of these teams were big favorites in the event to begin with, other than Navratilova/Petrova. The big teams are already out of singles - Raymond/Stosur, Yan/Zheng, Hantuchova/Sugiyama, Black/Stubbs, Peschke/Schiavone, Asagoe/Morigami (
Shinobuuuu I'll miss youuu) etc.
EDIT: If Nadia withdraws, I forsee a billion hate threads