Join Date: Oct 2001
I think she suffered a setback in singles due to being slighty injured in recent months. When it comes to doubles, she was "in style" IMO but it didn´t work out the way in doubles as it was in 2002.
Therefore, I think she stepped back from playing completely and then decided to return in ONE competition, maybe the one she only has to cover ONE PART of the court, a wise decision IMO
I would also tip that Husarova´s 3rd position in doubles ranking makes her a partner to team with at the French. I wouldn´t be too surprised to see her with Elena D again, maybe this skipping partners was a result of the injuries the two of them had.
It happens often enough that girls step back from playing doubles due to injury and when they are in a healing process and have already arrived at the tournament´s place they meet other girls not having a partner and agree to play the last minute. Therefore, maybe some strange draws happened in the recent past.
I wouldn´t say teaming Schnyder is too far fetched though either. Recent changes:
Hantuchova-Rubin (instead of Shaughnessy as planned at the beginning of the year)
Shaughnessy-Martinez (instead of Hantuchova)
Schett-Wartusch (Mandula/Wartusch seem to split somewhen somewhere)
Gagliardi-Mandula (both teams give away an LA chance if splitting too often)
Schnyder-Husarova (so did Patty and Babsi give it up then ?)
Morariu-Tatarkowa (will Elena be a regular partner)
Pratt-Rittner (did work well in Miami and Bol)
Vento-Widjaja (so Vento and Babsi split for Angelique)