Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
I'm actually looking forward to the Australian Open 04- more so than in a couple of years. It all depends, obviously, if everyone is healthy. IF all the top players play and are healthy, we've got some interesting scenarios:
Serena Williams, the real top gun, hasn't played a match since July, and it's a very long break for a former #1 to come out firing on all cylinders at a tournament that offers very little in the way of warm-up leading into the major;
Venus Williams- is her stomach injury chronic, and will it re-surface if she plays?
Justine Henin-Hardenne- will the Rebound Ace become this little fireplug's greatest surface- it's looking like her game is rounding right in that direction;
Kim Clijsters- can she take that last step and conquer her fear of winning and become a champion at a major?
And the second tier possibilities- Capriati plays well on the surface, and so does Mauresmo.
Wouldn't it be fun if they all were healthy and playing well at the same time for this major?
There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.