It's nice to see that the top women will actually play doubles...I wish the men would be more open to it.
Nadia Petrova plays doubles quite regularly, as late as the US summer hard court season with Navratilova.
Svetlana plays doubles regularly with Amelie (or used to). While Kim was #1 in the world.
The problem is nowadays, other than Hingis, most of the top 10 either injured this or injured that. For them, playing those extra matches becomes extra burdens for them. The situation is more or less the same with men.
Re: Martina and Sveta playing doubles together at AO
OMG! This is great news!
Martina is playing doubles again!! I know some fans might think it would be to hard on her body but I think it can only her strengthen her game and Sveta is the perfect choice...Great serve, a lot of power, all-court game!!!!
They could definitely win this!!!
Venus Masha Caro Sloane
Timea Aga Petra Vika Kristyna&Karo Keys Carina
Osaka Bencic Sveta Simona Broady Vinci CiCi Mladenovic Garcia JJ Errani Duval