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The 2007 Australian Open

Sveta will be the #3 seed, her highest ever.

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Re: The 2007 Australian Open

Kuznetsova fears for Melbourne bid

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A respiratory problem has left Svetlana Kuznetsova's participation at the Australian Open in doubt.

The powerful Russian had lost the first set of her second round match at the Sydney International with Slovakia's Katarina Srebotnik 6-2 when she called it quits.
She picked up an infection playing in Hong Kong at the weekend which has left her with a croaky throat and struggling to breathe.
"It's really bad," the world number four told a news conference. "I cannot do everything well.
"I just need to stop in the middle of the round to breathe, and my nose closes and I hear everything 'ding dinging' in my ears.
"The blood is going up and I can't really focus with everything else."
Kuznetsova, US Open champion in 2004 and runner-up at the French Open last year, said she had considered pulling out of the match before it started but wanted to see how far she could push her body with the opening Grand Slam less than a week away.
"My concern was if I can go on the court today or whether I should pull out before the match," she said.
"I did my best but I wasn't able to push my body to the max.
"I did not play for three days and I felt more or less good, but I just found it so difficult when you cannot breathe."
Kuznetsova said she opted against taking antibiotics to clear the infections and was hoping rest would provide a quicker cure to ensure she makes it to the Open.
"I definitely will play the Australian Open but if I feel a bit like this I will push myself and maybe I will have to retire again," she said.
"I am really motivated to play. If I am the same way as I am today, I won't. But if I get better, I think I should."

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Damn bronchitis! It doesn't sound too good I hope she get's time to rest up well before Melbourne.

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It looks like it will be a day by day situation. If she gets better, she might surprise us with a big run in Melbourne.

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I don't know if Sveta is healthy, but she has a nice draw -

Nadia Petrova RUS (5) vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn THA
Gisela Dulko ARG vs. Tiantian Sun CHN
Michaella Krajicek NED vs. QUALIFIER
Serena Williams USA vs. Mara Santangelo ITA (27)

Marion Bartoli FRA (18) vs. Vera Dushevina RUS
Victoria Azarenka BLR vs. Yuliana Fedak UKR
Melinda Czink HUN vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN vs. Jelena Jankovic SRB (11)

Shahar Peer ISR (16) vs. Romina Oprandi ITA
Edina Gallovits ROM vs. Meilen Tu USA
Zuzana Ondraskova CZE vs. Clarisa Fernandez ARG
Anna Smashnova ISR vs. Tatiana Golovin FRA (20)

Maria Kirilenko RUS (26) vs. Karolina Sprem CRO
QUALIFIER vs. Elena Likhovtseva RUS
Iroda Tulyaganova UZB vs. Monique Adamczak AUS
Jessica Moore AUS vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (3)

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Svets has a great draw I just hope that her health is up to it so she can play. Good luck Svets
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She could be cklear favorite for QF at least with this draw, now main task - to be healthy

Pls withdrew from doubles, just singles

+ first rnd opponent it's not even Srebotnik So sveta has more days for main matches
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I never liked when Sveta had a hard week right before a major.
If she is healthy, she can get herself into match shape in these first 3 rounds, which she should win.
It could turn out to be a very good tournament for her, as long as she has her health

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Sveta starts on a big court, Vodafone, last match

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Im sure she is much better by now and even if she is not 100% Im confident that she can play herself into health and form by the first 3 rounds.

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Matt Cronin - Svetlana Kuznetsova: What's missing with Sveta these days? Confidence? Motivation? A consistent go-to game plan? All of the above, but she can put it together in a moment's notice.

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Tulyaganova is unpredictable but I hope Sveta can pass her first three rounds her Doubles partner is Swiss Miss Martina Hingis and they play Husarova/Jankovic

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Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Date Of Birth: June 27, 1985
Height: 5'8''
Weight: 161 lbs.
Plays: Righthanded
Career Titles: 8
Best Australian Open: QF, 2005
Coach: Stefan Ortega


No player other than Justine Henin-Hardenne won as many matches as Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2006. Having finished 2005 ranked No. 18, the Russian ended last season back up at No. 4 after notching up 60 wins in 80 matches. In the process she won Miami, Bali and Beijing, as well as finishing runner-up to the Belgian at Roland Garros. Overall it was a positive response to her winless 2005 campaign, when she suffered a back injury and loss of confidence. But can she now kick on to challenge for more majors to add to her 2004 U.S. Open success and will she be fit to do so in Melbourne? In Sydney, Kuznetsova pulled out of her match with Katarina Srebotnik complaining of breathing problems after having lost the opening set, 6-2. She was suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection but hopes a week to recover will be enough. Seeded to meet fellow Russian and doubtful starter Nadia Petrova in the quarterfinals. They are in the same half as defending champion Amelie Mauresmo but away from the likes of Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters.

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Sveta plays doubles with Hingis



Janette Husarova SVK (15)/Jelena Jankovic SRB (15) vs. Martina Hingis SUI /Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS
Lucie Hradecka CZE /Renata Voracova CZE vs. Vera Dushevina RUS /Maria Kirilenko RUS
Ashley Harkleroad USA /Galina Voskoboeva RUS vs. Milagros Sequera VEN /Meilen Tu USA
Emilie Loit FRA /Nicole Pratt AUS vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP (4)/Paola Suarez ARG (4)

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Sveta beat Moore 62 60 in round 1




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