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Andrew.
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:07 PM
THE Australian Open's women's event looks like being won by the last woman standing, with dual Melbourne Park champion Jennifer Capriati now in doubt with a shoulder injury.

Capriati's right shoulder has not improved since soreness forced her to drop out of an exhibition charity match in Florida on December 17 against Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova. The powerful American, ranked 10th in the world, will make a decision by Saturday on whether to take up her place in the Medibank Private International, starting in Sydney on Sunday.

Open title contenders Serena Williams and Amelie Mauresmo both have abdominal strains which forced them to withdraw from matches in a Hong Kong exhibition which started yesterday and have no further appearances booked before the Australian Open starts on Monday week.

The Sydney event has a strong women's entry with four women ranked higher than Capriati engaged at Homebush Bay - world No.1 Lindsay Davenport, French Open champion Anatasia Myksina, Australian Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne and world No.6 Elena Dementieva, runner-up at the French and US Opens.

Even if the elite women play the Australian Open, its two-week format will be a punishing examination for many of them, including Henin-Hardenne, who will be scrutinised closely in Sydney on her return from a four-month tournament absence while she recovered from a virus.

Kim Clijsters, who fell 20 ranking places during 2004 due to wrist surgery, decided on Tuesday not to ask for a wildcard for the Australian Open and will fall out of the top 30 because she will relinquish runner-up ranking points.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova said the injuries befalling the top women in recent months was "beyond belief".

Davenport and No.2 Mauresmo are the only players to have been ranked in the top five at the end of both 2003 and 2004, with Henin-Hardenne falling from No.1 to No.7, Clijsters from No.2 to No.22 and Serena Williams from third to seventh.

Of the established queens of the game overthrown last year by Russians Myskina, Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova in places No.3 to No.5, Capriati fell from sixth to 10th and Venus Williams edged back from No.11 to her current ranking of ninth.

"We have seen the top 10 decimated. It's a combination of many factors, like some of them playing too much tennis at an early age, not having a long enough off-season and not taking off enough time between tournaments," Navratilova said.

Capriati, popular in Australia for her 2001-02 Australian Open double and her well-documented growing pains as a precocious elite athlete, had a poor finish to the year after the intense disappointment of missing out on her best chance to win a US Open last September.

After beating Serena Williams in the quarters in New York, Capriati lost a deciding-set tiebreak against Dementieva in the semi-finals, the third time she had been tipped out of her national championship.

Mr_Molik
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:13 PM
not like she was gona win anyway

tennnisfannn
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:13 PM
Jen has been extremely unlucky with the AO since she won it in 2002. In 2003 still recovering from eye surgery lost to panova, last year she didn't make and now this year. This in unbelievable!

Linnie
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:19 PM
For the love of pete - it's an ABDUCTOR strain, not ABDOMINAL strain that Amélie supposedly has :rolleyes:

That said, sorry about Jen :( I wanna see everyone healthy and in Melbourne :)

Chunchun
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Jenny :sad:

Ruski
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Jen lost to Marlene Weingartner in 2003 AO 1st round!!!
It is unlucky for her if she can't make it the second year in a row!!!

wateva
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:00 PM
jenny... :( too bad... kim too... :(

serenafan08
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:00 PM
not like she was gona win anyway
Exactly.

S-T-E-V-E
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Jen, please get healthy - I can't watch another Grand Slam without you :sad: :sad:

Chrissie-fan
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:18 PM
Well,there gonna be 127 girls in the draw that won't win. Sure would be a bore if they didn't compete though. :smoke:

not like she was gona win anyway

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:22 PM
It won't be the same without Jen. What's happening to our American elite???? Serena, Venus, Lindsay, Jen, Chanda...best wishes to all of ya :kiss:

gourownway
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Exactly.
Way to be original and jump on that band wagon.

sartrista7
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:41 PM
It won't be the same without Jen. What's happening to our American elite???? Serena, Venus, Lindsay, Jen, Chanda...best wishes to all of ya :kiss:

:lol: There are still people who haven't caught on...

The elite is no longer American. Keep up.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Damn it this sucks so bad!!! I hope her shoulder gets better fast!!!

As for all you asses Jen can win because do you remember how well she did last year in the slams she played in?

The Americans can't be the elite if they are always hurt. If they all recover they will be back trust me!!!!

XaDavK_Kapri
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:18 PM
How do you know she wasn't gonna win anyway ? That's not a very smart comment :( That sucks... If all the players that are questionnable pull out, it's gonna be once again a very boring slam! :sad:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Well,there gonna be 127 girls in the draw that won't win. Sure would be a bore if they didn't compete though. :smoke:
Exactly. Who cares if she had a very outside chance to win? She's heading towards the end of her career, I think it would have been nice to see Jen playing.

englishjenfan
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:23 PM
Oh this is really annoying, hope Jen recovers quickly especially before the open.
JEN U ROCK!

stijntje
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:25 PM
get well soon Jennifer...

we'll need some strong women in the circuit!

JenCpLvr
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Jen has been extremely unlucky with the AO since she won it in 2002. In 2003 still recovering from eye surgery lost to panova, last year she didn't make and now this year. This in unbelievable!
Jennifer lost to Weingartner in 2003 first round, not Panova.

JenCpLvr
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:06 PM
I'm bummed that Jennifer might not play :(

At least her ranking won't drop much, if any at all, because she has no points to defend.

GET BACK FAST JENNY!!!!!!!

JenFan75
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:18 PM
I hope she can play, I was really looking forward to her having a good Australian open!

Go Jen!

*abby*
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:22 PM
need to see jenny :sad:

jacobruiz
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:34 PM
Yeah, right - and most people though Jenny had no chance to win any slams after burning out bigtime at seventeen!:fiery:

She's already won the Australian Open and she can do it again if she is healthy!

jenny161185
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:34 PM
''not like she was gona win anyway''

oh and Molik is???

I really hope jen can make it to Oz Injury has really begun to plague her late career :(

pav
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:40 PM
I think You are all being led up the garden path with all this injury talk!
It has much more to do with the non renewal of the clothing sponsorship, She just can't afford a new outfit, and Stefano has hidden the star spangled number,not out of spite, but simply because it won't fit the Woman anymore! and He can't bear to tell Her being the kind, caring sole that He is!
Nevermind I heard a whisper that Mummy Denise is painstakingly sewing together some of Her other old outfits to make a dress of many colours,for the oncoming season. So please Jen Fans, when You first see this, don't think She has turned to Serena in a moment of weakness for a design, don't laugh or make snide remarks,just remember the love in every stitch!

HectorMagnus
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:56 PM
get well soon Jen, AO without you is a nightmare.... :(

Slumpsova
Jan 5th, 2005, 07:15 PM
it's sad if Jen has to pull out again :sad: but the worse thing is Kim decided not to play AO officially, is this news confirmed?

Mase
Jan 5th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Awwww get that shoulder well soon Cappy!!!

faboozadoo15
Jan 5th, 2005, 07:27 PM
not like she was gona win anyway
wtf??? :retard:

Jenny.C.Fan
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:02 PM
this is so lame, i reeli hope jen gets better quickly and can play ao, i was reeli looking 4ward to it and i think she has a brill chance to win, wot a bummer injuries suck, get well quickly jenny.

yukon145
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:15 PM
get well soon Jenn! Molik isnt gonna win either even though i do like her.

fammmmedspin
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:20 PM
not like she was gona win anyway
On recent form perhaps, but the whole point about Jen was that when she did win her GS there was no reason to expect she would from her recent form.

Alfie
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:37 PM
it's sad if Jen has to pull out again :sad: but the worse thing is Kim decided not to play AO officially, is this news confirmed?

There's no official word from Kim. Some Aussie newspapers said that Paul McNamee (AO Tournament director) received word from the WTA that Kim's gonna come back on February in Europe. But there's no official statement from Kim. Kim just took of that wrist brace recently. Much as it pains me, it seems the best move is to sit out the AO until she 100% fully healed.

Lady
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:57 PM
Very sad news about Jen! :(

But how can they write that BOTH Justine & Serena ended the year at #7 in the SAME sentence is beyond me! :rolleyes:

FrauleinSteffi
Jan 5th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Please get well Jenny & play in Sydney & the Aussie Open Miss you bunches!

Brandon85
Jan 5th, 2005, 09:07 PM
get well jen...i'm not counting her out yet.

darren cahill
Jan 5th, 2005, 09:38 PM
''not like she was gona win anyway''

oh and Molik is???

I really hope jen can make it to Oz Injury has really begun to plague her late career :(
Seriously. what a stupid thing to say when someone withdraws...that they wouldnt have won anyway...thats something you never know. I'm sure no one thought Jen was gonna win the 2001 one either

JennyS
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Exactly.
Um, it's not like she was going to win it in 2001 when she shocked the tennis world. Dude, this is the least predictable Slam.

JennyS
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:20 PM
I think You are all being led up the garden path with all this injury talk!
It has much more to do with the non renewal of the clothing sponsorship, She just can't afford a new outfit, and Stefano has hidden the star spangled number,not out of spite, but simply because it won't fit the Woman anymore! and He can't bear to tell Her being the kind, caring sole that He is!
Nevermind I heard a whisper that Mummy Denise is painstakingly sewing together some of Her other old outfits to make a dress of many colours,for the oncoming season. So please Jen Fans, when You first see this, don't think She has turned to Serena in a moment of weakness for a design, don't laugh or make snide remarks,just remember the love in every stitch!
Dude, where's your sense of humor?

Andrew.
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Dude, where's your sense of humor? I think you missed it.

SzavayFi
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Jenny :(, you better be at the Aussie Open!

JennyS
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Jen said her shoulder was feeling better in December, so that's why I'm suprised. If her shoulder is bothering her that much, it can't just be soreness.

DevilishAttitude
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:34 PM
[QUOTE=Mr Molik]
not like she was gona win anyway[QUOTE]

She got more chance of winning than your fave will ever have even if she's injured :lol: :lol: :lol:

Come on Jenny don't pull out again :( this is your best slam and chance :)

serenafan08
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Um, it's not like she was going to win it in 2001 when she shocked the tennis world. Dude, this is the least predictable Slam.
Very true - the Aussie Open never can be predicted correctly. But Jen wasn't on my list of possible winners - and it's not because I think she's a bad player. There's just too much depth in the game today. I do hope she gets better in time to play.

DEETHELICK
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Whoa :eek: really?

I really hope Jen makes it.... She plays so well in Australia. She is always awesome on this surface.

go hingis
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:57 PM
I hope Martina's in training, lol I can dream!

FrauleinSteffi
Jan 6th, 2005, 12:01 AM
Please Jennifer hope your shoulder will be ok to Play Down Under this Month:)

bello
Jan 6th, 2005, 12:21 AM
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez get well in time for Melbourne!!!!!

serenafan08
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Exactly.
HOLD YOUR HORSES!! I didn't mean to offend anyone by saying this!!!! Geez, people have been giving me bad reputation points - I didn't mean anything bad by this. I said it because Jen's not on my list of possible winners. Sorry!

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:26 AM
Well you said it and it sounded like a stupid comment for anyone to make!! I bet no one expect Maria to win Wimbledon!!!! No one can ever say a person won't win because you never know what can happen!!!

iHEARTu
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:46 AM
poor Jen. get well :)

bigshow21
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Jennifer Marie Capriati :mad: ........by golly, you had better play this tournament. You can't go missing it 2 years in a row!!! Now get healthy and please send good news on Saturday that you are playing!!! It has been too long since I've been able to cheer for you. Get well soon!!!

PatM04
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:24 AM
I hope she gets well. I want her and Lindsay to split the majors this year:) For that to happen both need to be healthy.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:25 AM
Jennifer Marie Capriati :mad: ........by golly, you had better play this tournament. You can't go missing it 2 years in a row!!! Now get healthy and please send good news on Saturday that you are playing!!! It has been too long since I've been able to cheer for you. Get well soon!!!
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YOu are so silly!!! She is right though please tell us some good news we need it!!!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:30 AM
Wow...the Russians are going to straight dominate this tournament with all these injuries.

pav
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:22 AM
Dude, where's your sense of humor?


A large amount of it is locked up in My lower bowel area!

please don't take Your favourite Player/s too seriously, it is very easy for all of Us to fall into the trap of finding fun with other People's favourite Players, and becoming extremely anal about Your own,if too many do that there will be massive lower bowel problems everwhere! and We will all end up in the shit! :)

I should have added that I hope She will come right and be able to play in the AO too Her and Steffyano are are never boring

Daniel
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:20 AM
get well Jenn :)

Jennifer's wife
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:11 PM
I hope she gets well. I want her and Lindsay to split the majors this year:) For that to happen both need to be healthy.
im with ya on that! linz-AO and FO, jen sw19 and USO, ok? ;)

pleeez b well for oz jen....must have jen fix....:retard: :silly: :crying2: :hysteric: :crazy: :timebomb: