Sydney, Australia - 2006 Medibank International
Makiri's second tournament of 2006 is the Sydney, Australia - Medibank International, starting on 8 January. It is a Tier II played outdoors on hardcourt. In a battle of two Australians Alicia Molik beat Samantha Stosur for the title last year. 21 players have been named to the main draw so far, Makiri is in postion 16. Kim Clijsters likley to be the #1 seed followed by Amelie Mauresmo, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Patty Schnyder. Nadia Petrova, the #1 seed at Auckland will likely be the 5th seed at Sydney. Other notables are Nicole Vaidisova, Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova.
The reason for setting this thread up so early was to note that Dulko is also in the Sydney main draw, at position 17. So, hope springs eternal that Team Dulkolenko will make its first appearance of the year in Sydney.