Hopefully this will be a successful farewell and good fun for them both
Whether this is ASV's last event or not, I have enjoyed her comeback this year. Obviously losing the first round in the Slams and Olympics was a shame, but they led in both the Frecnh and Olympics to teams who went on far in the event. And of course Arantxa made another little bit of history by being the first tennis player to compete in 5 Olympics The title in Palermo was the other highlight of course and moved ASV to 7th on the all time doubles list (I think) and edged Arantxa over 100 for her 101st title Even though it was a Tier V it was fun again waiting for results and hoping she would win and then celebrating a title again.
I wonder if there is any chance she might take a wildcard in one or two more events? Would love to see ASV at the US Open, but that's very doubtful. Whatever happens I hope Bali is a great tournament for them
Good luck to Arantxa and Sveta. Win or lose, I am sure they will have fun on the court. Sveta has to be on a real emotional high after the USO and I'll bet Arantxa is almost as excited about it as Sveta.