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Lena's tentative schedule for 2004...

Gold Coast
Sydney
Australian Open
Tokyo
Dubai
Doha
Indian Wells
Miami
Amelia Island
Fed Cup

Interesting... at least she's planning to play the Middle East tournies this year. I'd prefer her playing Charleston... but whatever.
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Good schedule bettter than last year. GO Lena, take heaps of points.
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Points, points, points. That's what I want.

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I also want another match against Capriati. Lena seems to have confidence against her.

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uhmmmm
too much tournies imho

i guess it means she will skip a good part of clay season
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It is a lot. To make Fed Cup and the Olympics, Lena needs points.
Just because you're on the commitment list doesn't mean you play the event.
It does look like Lena will go light on the FO tuneups.

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uhmmmm
too much tournies imho

i guess it means she will skip a good part of clay season
Why do you say too many tournies?

She's taking off 2 weeks after Tokyo... then Indian Wells & Miami are 2 week events, where she'll most likely be having a week rest between each event.

Anyway, I'd be surprised if she plays Amelia Island, personally.

I don't know anything after Fed Cup... but I'd assume she'll play probably 2 of the big 3 clay events before RG.
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You made a list of 9 tournaments, all before May. Plus Fed Cup. If Lena goes deep into the draws, that's a lot of tennis.
What do you think of Vera playing the first Fed Cup match? If it's not done by ranking, I think Lena should be there.

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It is a lot. To make Fed Cup and the Olympics, Lena needs points.
Just because you're on the commitment list doesn't mean you play the event.
It does look like Lena will go light on the FO tuneups.
This isn't a commitment list... like the lists from Schett's board.

This is just what I was told she'll be playing.
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You made a list of 9 tournaments, all before May. Plus Fed Cup. If Lena goes deep into the draws, that's a lot of tennis.
What do you think of Vera playing the first Fed Cup match? If it's not done by ranking, I think Lena should be there.
IF Lena goes deep in draws... last year, Kim and Justine played quite a bit before Fed Cup, probably about 9 tournaments. I know Vera & Alyona had to play a heck of a lot more than 9 before Fed Cup, last year.

I honestly don't think it's that much... plus, I doubt she'll be playing every week. Remember, Lena withdraws from a fair share of tournaments also.
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I know it's not a commitment list. I meant to say it doesn't mean Lena will play all those tournaments. Injuries, tiredness, stuff happens.

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Elena D. lost her first match in 4 tournaments before AI.
She only has 3 points to defend in January.
Lena has to win, win, win.

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Elena D. lost her first match in 4 tournaments before AI.
She only has 3 points to defend in January.
Lena has to win, win, win.
Alyona still had a pretty decent start to the year...

SF's in Paris, won a few matches in Indian Wells.

Bovina has basically nothing after Tokyo. It will work itself out.
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I feel that being the #5 Russian and having so many points to defend early in 2004 put Lena in a tough position as far as Fed Cup.
By late summer, Lena will catch up.
Some huge early results would be great.
And a great confidence builder.

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It's possible for Lena to reach the Fed Cup team by the post-Wimbledon 2nd round matches. Vera & Nadya will have a lot to defend.
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