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Lena's year is over, withdrawn from Pattaya...

And I'm out of this forum until Gold Coast, hopefully.

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I hope Lena's impertinance to play... garners her a #25 seed at Australian Open. She can play the match of her life in the 3rd round, against Serena Williams, and still lose.

Lena is losing a fan with her actions.
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It has to be an injury. There's no reason for a healthy Lena not to play.
Next year, Olympics and YEC for Lena. I believe.

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Excuses are for losers.

Titles are for winners.

Lena = No titles in 2003. No titles = Loser.
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so dramatic...

what really can mean a end season minor for a big player ???
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Injuries hit winners and losers.
It's not about getting knocked down. It's about getting up and fighting some more.
Lena will fight in '04. And we'll be rooting for her.

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so dramatic...

what really can mean a end season minor for a big player ???
More than you think...

Just winning a match over some pathetic Asian in the 1st round of Pattaya... could lead to a major difference in her draw at Aussie Open.

I doubt Lena is severely injured. She could have played, and chose not to.

I bet she'll be playing exhibitions soon, though.

Sorry, I'm aggravated. Grand Slams are where careers are made... and I feel she could be throwing away a big opportunity.
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What exhibitions does she play? Are they IMG stuff?
Most players just practice. The ones who play exhibitions usually have powerful management.

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Ally, I like that you support Lena so well. But I think you're being too hard on her. She's obviously not well enough to play Pattaya. She couldn't defend her Quebec title this week because she wasn't healthy enough to do so. And flying all the way to Pattaya to play a tennis tournament when she's not healthy would be a very risky move.

Considering what was expected of her this year Lena had a dissapointing year. But she could bounce back and win a couple of WTA titles next year and make a run at a top ten ranking.

GL, are you sure Lena is going to make the Russian Olympic team next year? How many players can Russia put on their women's Olympic tennis team? I wish the Olympic tennis teams would be decided by the WTA rankings. That's the way the grand slams and WTA Tour do it. And that's the way the Olympics should do it.

I haven't heard anything about Lena playing any exhibitions. But I hope she does. It would be great if Lena played a couple of exhibitions. Especially if they were against Maria Sharapova.

And I think Lena has a good relationship with Shamil Tarpischev who chooses the members of the Russian National tennis teams. So there is a good chance Lena will be on the Russian Fed Cup team for the semifinals in Moscow.

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I think Lena has a very good chance to make the Olympic team. It won't be easy. But Lena is very talented and she will show it when healthy.
I expect the top Russians to be very close together in the rankings next summer.
I want competition. I want them pushing each other. I want them all to improve.
I think that's going to happen.

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More than you think...

Just winning a match over some pathetic Asian in the 1st round of Pattaya... could lead to a major difference in her draw at Aussie Open.

I doubt Lena is severely injured. She could have played, and chose not to.

I bet she'll be playing exhibitions soon, though.

Sorry, I'm aggravated. Grand Slams are where careers are made... and I feel she could be throwing away a big opportunity.

i'm not a bige expert about bovina's stuff, but if she was injured (dunno what to think, i know she often cheat...like meny russians...)...ehm, if she was injured she did well in retiring.
doin so, he saved her rankin too (hopefully she did'nt defend any point)

a good player go ahed in GS events also bein unseeded.
we will see

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It doesn't matter if you're injured, sick, slumping, or whatever.
You are what your ranking says you are. And we'll see where Lena is ranked at the end of 2004 and 2005.
And I look at her ranking among the Russians as just as important as her WTA ranking.

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Ally, I like that you support Lena so well. But I think you're being too hard on her. She's obviously not well. She couldn't defend her Quebec title this week because she wasn't healthy enough to do so. And flying all the way to Pattaya to play a tennis tournament when she's not healthy would be a very risky move.

Considering what was expected of her this year Lena had a dissapointing year. But she could bounce back and win a couple of WTA titles next year and make a run at a top ten ranking.

GL, are you sure Lena is going to make the Russian Olympic team next year? How many players can Russia put on their women's Olympic tennis team? I wish the Olympic tennis teams would be decided by the WTA rankings. That's the way the grand slams and WTA Tour do it. And that's the way the Olympics should do it.

I haven't heard anything about Lena playing any exhibitions. But I hope she does. It would be great if Lena played a couple of exhibitions. Especially if they were against Maria Sharapova.

And I think Lena has a good relationship with Shamil Tarpischev who chooses the members of the Russian National tennis teams. So there is a good chance Lena will be on the Russian Fed Cup team for the semifinals in Moscow.
I still doubt she wasn't healthy enough to play Pattaya.

I know it's a Tier V, the last tourney of the year... but I don't think this was a time to be precautious.

This hampers Lena's chance of reaching the Top 10... which she'll have a decent chance at, considering all the Indoor points she earned this fall.

I guess I'm just disappointed that Lena didn't play Quebec, nor Pattaya... 2 tournaments she easily could have won... and just doing anything at either tournament would put her in a very nice position for all of next year.
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i'm not a bige expert about bovina's stuff, but if she was injured (dunno what to think, i know she often cheat...like meny russians...)...ehm, if she was injured she did well in retiring.
doin so, he saved her rankin too (hopefully she did'nt defend any point)

a good player go ahed in GS events also bein unseeded.
we will see

What do you mean by Lena cheating?

Lena's retired in 1 match her entire WTA career... and she's not one to fake injuries.
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i heard several about her cheats.

if u tell me so, probably was a bd info.

apologize ...
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