Join Date: Sep 2002
Re: Ai at the Tokyo Pacific Open
hey guys... sorry I should've posted here first before the general one...
i haven't come to this site for ever...
i was in asia for a few months (not that i didnt have an internet access...)
yeah, lots of media announced last night that ai and her mom decided to switch a doubles partner (finally).
they have discussed so many times... but according to one media (not-reliable-that-much one...), ai kept her because ai and daniela are very good friends even though many of ai's side thought daniela hasn't really improved on doubles since she focuses on singles more.
now, ai is towards her retirement (she expressed her interest in playing at Beijing 2008 and then possibly she retires right after), she wants to achieve the grandslams in doubles (she just needs OZ?).
She might start pairing up with Ayumi before the Olympics (this is a rumor).
Ai hasn't told Daniela about switching a partner yet... but I'm sure Daniela can be expected.
Ai's mom thinks (with Daniela) Ai's good parts in doubles can't be used in play very well.
Ok, this is the info I have for now.
We'll see whom she's going to pick now.