Join Date: Oct 2001
I think this event is kind of strange each year anyway.
Itīs just because of the tierI status that some take the way over Tokyo and indoor carpet after such a heat stress in Australia.
I think itīs weird that over the years, indoor specialists played Australia Tokyo and then Paris, itīs just hectic. Some years ago, we had Osaka (why isnīt there any other Asian event) now we have India which I suppose isnīt an indoor event though. I think the fact that the Williams f.e. and some more top8 players didnīt compete caused the advantage for Hingis&Davenport in recent years. Easy earned points. When you ask why Martina Hingis could stay on top for so long, itīs because girls like Jenn avoided playing here after such a heat in Australia. I wonder if Jenn is to play here with 1 1/2 week going home and Arabia later on. If she decided to stay in Melbourne or go to Japan early, itīs different.
Would be weird if Monica and Jenn both withdraw and Dokic is no1 in a tierI ?!