Well it finally seems like Steph had a minor foot injury, but it prevented her from training before the Australian Open, so she chose not to fly only for that cause she didn't think she was prepared enough. She should be training by now for her start in Wakaiola and then Rockford with her final to defend!
Stephanie's injury was an inflammation in her left foot. She couldn't train for a few weeks, and had a cortisone shot which stopped that inflammation. She trained ahrd for the past weeks, and is now in Waikoloa, Hawaii, to play in her first tournament of 2006. She is there with Marie-Eve and they are enjoying the view of dolphins from their hotel room. I'm so jealous of their lives
Well Steph had to fight really hard during that match. First, Greta's serve was on fire in the first. She did up to 11 aces in that set Then Steph started having some back problems, I hope nothing too serious. But she started to read the serve better and then started player better of her own!
Well I hope this will motivate her, it was a tough first round to defend her title! Now get confidence Steph!