With MD entry lists now out, 7 players in top 50 not..
Petrova- tried all events in first week and last year decided to sit it out. Same this year. Old girl saving her energy
Kanepi- read the Oz Open post to say she is unlikely to rock up in Melb
due to recnet heel surgery
Makarova- normally playes week 1. Qrts finals to defend at Oz Open. Odd.
Kirilenko- Like her old dubs partner- has tried them all. Maybe waiting for some $$ in China for a WC. Or even some kiwi cash
Pironkova- played Hopman last year. Auckland years beofre that.
Wozniak- surgery (or just a inj sholder?) end of last year. Normally plays NZ.
Pennetta- Bad wrist, spose to have just started training again. Maybe a wc for Kiwi land if ok?
Maybe Domingues- unless she is 1st alt for Bris-Vegas....
I really love Aleks and Flavia and hope they are fit enough to play Melb.
Bit worried now.......
Any inj concerns or info on Pironkova or Makarova ? I haven't heard anything. aybe they just wnat to sit the first week out??
From what I could work out, like Lourdes, unless Tatishvili, Begu, Govortsova, King & Giorgi play Bris-vegas, they are not playing in the first week.
Lara A-V, Galina, Oudin, Panova, Davis, Doi, VDW, Torro -Flor and Eleni Foretz and Pervak aren't in China, so either Qld or NZ or rest times.
I hope someone can give us alts or indeed some qualy info (in a few weeks)