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Tokyo - Capriati, Kournikova withdraw

Apologies if this has been posted already; its news to me though.

According to the (crap) website, Capriati and Kournikova will not play in Tokyo. No reasons given.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2003, 09:25 AM
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Oh fucking great, what's wrong with her now?? Anna I am refering too.
There goes her ranking now, into the 50's
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That is what I expected. Maybe Jenn still fights with her eye surgery.
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can anyone confirm? this is so sad! Anna losing dubs points, and this would be a great way for Jen to confidence back!
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It's a disaster for Anna. She had a great result in Tokyo last year. wtf is going on?

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I expected Jennifer would not playing the tournament... I've no idea why Anna withdrew


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I said that about Jenn 1 week ago or so, that´s why I started the topic in the Toray forum about withdrawals.

Maybe Anna decided to train for the European 2 indoor events, ´don´t know. But skipping an event where she has to defend lots of points for training wouldn´t be her. Or she changed her schedule completely.
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They have to give some reason (even if they make something up). So at some point we should hear what their reasons are. But it is no surprise about Jennifer.
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Capriati, Kournikova Withdraw from Pan Pacific Open
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LONDON - Top seed Jennifer Capriati and Anna Kournikova, seeded fifth, have withdrawn from next week's Pan Pacific Open in Japan.

Capriati, the American world number three, had sunspots removed from both eyes in mid-November and was beaten in the first round of the Australian Open. She admitted she had returned too early.

Russia's Kournikova lost in the second round of the Australian Open, handed her heaviest defeat in a grand slam tournament by Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne, and has pulled out of the Pan Pacific with a back sprain.

American Lindsay Davenport is likely to take over from Capriati as top seed with compatriot Monica Seles as the second seed.
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Shame about Jen and Anna...Monica is playing already in Tokyo????Well, that's a good sign!!!
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Why does Lindsay become top seed? Shouldn't that go to Monica (I thought the seedings would be based on the rankings prior to the Aus Open)?????

Just curious
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I thought Monica would get the top seed as well!
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I think Monika should be number one seed, why Lindsay??

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Jelena Dokic is ranked higher than Monica and Lindsay right now.

So the number 8th ranked player will become top seed at a Tier I? Is this possible? Isn't the WTA obliged to see to it that at least one top 3 player plays at Tier I's and Tier II's?

Compare the field of Tokyo to that of Antwerp, which is a Tier II.

Tokyo:

8. Jelena Dokic
9. Monica Seles
10. Lindsay Davenport
12. Rubin, Chanda
14. Maleeva, Magdalena
15. Farina Elia, Silvia
16. Pistolesi, Anna

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2. Venus Williams
3. Kim Clijsters
4. Justine Henin-Hardenne
5. Daniele Hantuchova
7. Amélie Mauresmo
8. Jelena Dokic
13. Patty Schnyder

So the number 1 seed of a Tier I would only be the number 6 seed at a Tier II!

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Most likely seles will be the number one seed,does anyone know when the draw is going to be published?

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