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ghosts
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:41 PM
It is strong!!! wow
We have 6 great matches in the first round :D

Lindsay Davenport (1) vs. BYE
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Qualifier (Q)
Shinobu Asagoe vs. Conchita Martinez (WC) :eek:
Qualifier (Q) vs. Nathalie Dechy (7)

Anastasia Myskina (3) vs. BYE
Gisela Dulko vs. Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Ai Sugiyama
Magdalena Maleeva vs. Patty Schnyder (8) :eek:

Venus Williams (5) vs. Silvia Farina Elia :eek:
Jelena Jankovic vs. Paola Suarez :eek:
Jelena Kostanic vs. Sania Mirza (WC)
BYE vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)

Alicia Molik (6) vs. Daniela Hantuchova :eek:
Elena Likhovtseva vs. Selima Sfar (WC)
Francesca Schiavone vs. Elena Bovina :eek:
BYE vs. Serena Williams (2)

Thanks to KJD ;)

jimbo mack
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:42 PM
a good draw

doha and dubai tournys have come a long way- great to see

(go lindsay!!!)

vutt
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:44 PM
Wow. Both Venus and Serena and it's Tier II ...

pierce0415
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:45 PM
This draw sucks :o
Bottom half much stronger than top half ...

Lindsay w/ cakewalk draw. Nastya w/ cakewalk draw but she will probably lose her first match :tape:

What will Serena's form be for this tourney? Will she still be injured as in Paris ?:confused:

jimbo mack
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:48 PM
i wouldnt say lindsay and anastasia have cakewalk draws

we all know what martinez, dechy, sugiyama, maleeva and schnyder are capable of

villa
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Great draw for venus imo. She'll eat kuznetsova for breakfast, and a semi against molik/serena/hantuchova (who will probably upset molik) will be a great test for her. Can't wait!

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Really a fantastic draw! We rarely see such a level of players in tier II!

This draw is really bottom heavy!

Lemonskin.
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:52 PM
:( DAMN Alicia drawn to meet Serena in the QF's :mad:

crazillo
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:55 PM
It's a tier I right?

Great draws in Doha and Dubai, really. I like when the top-players are in a 32-draw, really....

~Cherry*Blossom~
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:56 PM
:sad: Venus and Serena on the same side of the draw :sad:

Lemonskin.
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Actually Alicia has the toughest draw of anyone... Assuming she goes as far as she could here's who she'd have to beat

1r: Hantuchova
2r: Likhovtseva
QF: Serena Williams
SF: Venus/Kuznetsova
F: Davenport/Myskina

steve2005
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:57 PM
for me the best match from round 1 has to be Molik v.s Hantuchova.

Kabezya
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Serena's playing - cool :)

Lemonskin.
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:59 PM
It's a tier I right?

Great draws in Doha and Dubai, really. I like when the top-players are in a 32-draw, really....
Dubai is a Tier II.

Strong Tier II!!!

améliemomo
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Good luck to alicia :eek:

Becool
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:01 PM
Tough draw!!! :eek: :eek:

Knizzle
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:02 PM
top half of the draw is very weak, the bottom half will be a dogfight.

Pengwin
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:02 PM
:eek: This is amazing for a tier two in the Middle East when there is a tier one going on AT THE SAME TIME in USA

pierce0415
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:02 PM
Really a fantastic draw! We rarely see such a level of players in tier II!

This draw is really bottom heavy!

the draw is bottom heavy ! but hopefully players out of qualifying will be able to make a dent in the top half

Andrew.
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:05 PM
:eek: This is amazing for a tier two in the Middle East when there is a tier one going on AT THE SAME TIME in USA
No, it's not. Indian Wells won't even start for seeded players until March 11.

hablo
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:08 PM
There will definitely be some interesting showdowns, if all the top seeds make it through their matches;)

Pengwin
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:08 PM
No, it's not. Indian Wells won't even start for seeded players until March 11.

OK my mistake

lionel
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:12 PM
What tough matches for Silvia and Fran....

rhz
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:15 PM
very nice draw!! a lot of great 1st round encounters

waratahsrock
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Actually Alicia has the toughest draw of anyone... Assuming she goes as far as she could here's who she'd have to beat

1r: Hantuchova
2r: Likhovtseva
QF: Serena Williams
SF: Venus/Kuznetsova
F: Davenport/Myskina

:( Poor old Alicia, it's not impossable, but extremely unlikely.
Good luck Alicia, if she wins, its all the more satisfying!

V-MAC
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:16 PM
YESSS at least I'm happy to see Vee's name in the draw, was worried that she might be injured again.

blumaroo
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:24 PM
who are the qualifiers?

fammmmedspin
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:26 PM
Bummer of a draw for Maggie and Francesca. Nastya has no one bar the unknown qualifier who she can't beat in her draw before the final - but is her serving arm working this week? Serena and Venus continuing to inflict psychological damage on each other....will Nathalie and conchita repeat their best form of 2005 or not?

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:29 PM
Serena Venus and Alicia all in the same half :rolleyes::sad:

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Best of luck to Alicia, if she pulls this one off I don't anyone will disagree that it will be fully deserved!!

icequeen
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:33 PM
This draw sucks :o
Bottom half much stronger than top half ...

Lindsay w/ cakewalk draw. Nastya w/ cakewalk draw but she will probably lose her first match :tape:

What will Serena's form be for this tourney? Will she still be injured as in Paris ?:confused:

Serena was not injured in Paris she had a stomach virus. (flu)

Stamp Paid
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Go Serena!!!!! :bigclap:

goldenlox
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:35 PM
Serena Venus and Alicia all in the same half :rolleyes::sad:Sveta also. Last year she beat Venus and made the final.

blumaroo
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:37 PM
I'm anticipating the Serena-Molik match. They haven't faced each other when both are at their top.
The Venus-Sveta match will also be interesting.
Myskina - schnyder.

beauty_is_pink
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:38 PM
I hate the draw :rolleyes:

RenaSlam.
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:44 PM
I hate the draw :rolleyes:

I hate it too LOL. But it is good for tennis, so many good matchups even in the FIRST ROUND (Hantuchova-Molik and Venus-SFE)...I'm pissed Serena drew Alicia, she's real dangerous, but even if Serena loses that one, I still have Venus to root for. The wonders of being a Williams Fan :) :) :)

-Kieron-
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:51 PM
I am also very much looking forward to the Molik-Serena match!

Lindsay has an easy route to the final!

Wiggly
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Biggest clash is Dani-Alicia :eek: :o

beauty_is_pink
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:54 PM
hey now, dont draw Daniela out of the Molik match jus yet! ;)

thelittlestelf
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Rah. No All Williams Final :sad:.

Really tough bottom half of the draw!!!

Brooks.
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:40 PM
this draw is just like every other draw.........davenports half is as simple as it could possibly get for a tier 2 draw and serena's is as possibly hard as it could get for a tier 2 draw........how maria sharapova can get to the final of tier 2 facing no top 20 players and then serena gets a draw like this is beyond me........but then again the BEST players love a challenge :devil:

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:45 PM
Sveta also. Last year she beat Venus and made the final.

yea i wasnt rolling my eyes at the toughness....take a guess who my fave 3 players are ;)

the bottom half is a real killer though...

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:48 PM
A murder of a draw at the bottom half......but I like it for Serena....she needs to be tested, tested,tested...

jogoss_78
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:50 PM
wow a very tough draw for serena. hope she will play well

blumaroo
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:03 PM
I don't see any player in the bottom half who can threaten Serena except for Molik. Lindsay should reach the final though.

Lemonskin.
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:04 PM
It's not just a tough draw for Serena, it's a tough draw for everyone in the bottom half. Whoever emerges from that into the final will surely have deserved their place there.

shnit.
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:10 PM
I dont really Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv Dubai's draw. Or Daniela's. Sad. :eek:

_LuCaS_
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:18 PM
I hope Nastya makes the SF. If she does she has a chance against Davenport.

KingA
Feb 26th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Oh!!!!! :eek:
What a Bottom!!! :drool:

VeeDaQueen
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:01 PM
great job organizers :rolleyes: everyone was wanting a Williams' final!

ceiling_fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:02 PM
daniela up against molik....
what can i say? :eek:

crazillo
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:04 PM
great job organizers :rolleyes: everyone was wanting a Williams' final!


Which wouldn't have been happened anyways since we aren't in 2001/02! :p

VeeDaQueen
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:05 PM
Which wouldn't have been happened anyways since we aren't in 2001/02! :p

:rolleyes: Bitter jealous fools!

Andy.
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Wow this is one tough tournament

manu32
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:30 PM
great draw at last with many good players .....first tournaments of this year were like tier IV...

!<blocparty>!
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Great draw, they've all come down for the duty free shopping and the stay in the amazing hotel with the tennis-helipad :cool:

Go Lindsay! :bounce:

gmak
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:41 PM
OMG alicia vs daniela :(
alicia lost their last meeting at the US Open :sad:
revenge time :yeah:

lindsay :yeah: nice and easy ;)

tough draws for silvia and maggie :mad:

lena against schiavone :scared: lena's just back and schiavone almost beat alicia
i don't want lena to lose this match at all costs

lucashg
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Oh, that's a tough draw - I hope Daniela and Patty can get way with victories on their first rounds. Serena vs Venus would certainly be interesting. As Alicia vs Serena would, but as I want Daniela to proceed, maybe next time Molik!

hayden_tennis
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:58 PM
hey i have nothin against selima sfar but could someone explain to me why she keeps gettin wildcards??

shnit.
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:23 PM
OMG alicia vs daniela :(
alicia lost their last meeting at the US Open :sad:
revenge time :yeah:

lindsay :yeah: nice and easy ;)

tough draws for silvia and maggie :mad:

lena against schiavone :scared: lena's just back and schiavone almost beat alicia
i don't want lena to lose this match at all costs

Their last meeting was during the Hopman cup 2005. With Molik winning.
Toughie draw for D. Sad.

Dawn Marie
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:34 PM
Where is Sharapova? I really want to see how she handles these types of tourneys. I think she is running from Serena imho.:)

blumaroo
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:38 PM
I want Lindsay to win this whole thing since I don't think she will defend her Indian wells tournament and she already failed to defend Tokyo. Go lindsay!

!<blocparty>!
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:40 PM
I want Lindsay to win this whole thing since I don't think she will defend her Indian wells tournament and she already failed to defend Tokyo. Go lindsay!

She didn't win Indian Wells. Do you mean defend final points? ;)

blumaroo
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:45 PM
ya s orry :tape:

Chunchun
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:59 PM
an interesting draw :)

Silvia :crying2:
probably Venus vs. Serena in SF :cool:

Mattographer
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:06 AM
hey i have nothin against selima sfar but could someone explain to me why she keeps gettin wildcards??
She's a Muslim and from Tunisia which is near the Middle East.

xan
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:15 AM
A real Stinker of a draw!

All the in-form players are in the bottom half. It's like two different tournaments.

It's a pity for Molik, who has to play Hantuchova, first round, then BOTH Williams sisters, just to get to the Final!

However I have a feeling someone will withdraw (one of Venus or Serena seems likely), and the draw may get re-jigged.

Greenout
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:19 AM
WTF?

Tier II? :lol: I guess we can all agree that DUBAI has the best
line up for any WTA tournament event in the season so far.


LD has the easy draw in her first two matches, everyone else... :eek:

serenafan08
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:45 AM
Looks like this is going to be a great tournament! Can't wait!

tennnisfannn
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:11 AM
Don't believe dani. alicia then serena have to eliminate each other just to make the semi. I love all three but serena most of all. amazing stuff, last time venus, serena, and alicia played, all,made the finas. dani is on the comeback and improving with each match, alicia would have to be frsh fro the get go, could she get fatigued by ther time she runs into serena.
Venus keep up the good run, I ant to see you in the finl.
Lindsay has a bye into the final. She is coming off a mni brek and she gets a real chance to play herself into form here.

RVD
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:40 AM
I actually like this draw. :yeah: Can only help my favs. :cool:
I prefer seeing V&S meet prior to a final when not playing a slam. And this strong half/strong field/vigorous competition, can only be a good thing leading up to the more intensive tourneys. :bounce:
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE LADIES!! :cool:

SzavayFi
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:04 AM
omigosh..........dani vs alicia first round?!?! This is RETARTED!

zuluagafan
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:05 AM
we might see a serena venus match again wich is good! :D

La Reine
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:09 AM
we might see a serena venus match again wich is good! :D

If Venus wins it we'll know she's back, but that might hurt Serena's confidence. If Serena does, :sad:. Of course it's all just hypothetical.

Good luck girls! :bounce: :bounce:

Lemonskin.
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:20 AM
Hope Alicia usn't getting tired after playing a lot of tennis this year! Good luck against Dani in 1r, it will surely be a tough one.

Junex
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:47 AM
great job organizers :rolleyes: everyone was wanting a Williams' final!


everyone who?

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:56 AM
A real Stinker of a draw!

All the in-form players are in the bottom half. It's like two different tournaments.

It's a pity for Molik, who has to play Hantuchova, first round, then BOTH Williams sisters, just to get to the Final!

However I have a feeling someone will withdraw (one of Venus or Serena seems likely), and the draw may get re-jigged.
Well we don't have to worry about Maria, she picked a tourney where she didn't have to play any of the top 10 to win. :rolleyes:

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:58 AM
everyone who?
Everyone who's not a Williams' hater. :rolleyes:

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:59 AM
Goodluck Bovina!!! :D


Dont lose 1st round!! :kiss: You have a 24 match win streak!! :kiss:

fammmmedspin
Feb 27th, 2005, 03:03 AM
Where is Sharapova? I really want to see how she handles these types of tourneys. I think she is running from Serena imho.:)

Tis a good question. She didn't play Europe and its a long way to fly just for Doha and she was acclimatised and surely they must have asked her.

She may be resting rather than taking on Nastya or Serena or Lindsay coming out of a tournament. You want to build confidence up and up - not build in potential dips.

You could of course make the opposite point that Serena avoided her in Doha and it made sense by the same logic for Serena to play Doha.:)

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Will Patty and Conchita may have a rematch. :) That would be fun. :p

Yonexforever
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:42 AM
Molik/Serena should reveal quite a lot about where Alicia REALLY is at this point,

La Reine
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:50 AM
Molik/Serena should reveal quite a lot about where Alicia REALLY is at this point,

No it won't. :rolleyes: She's already proven herself. One match shouldn't discount her efforts all season long.

Huntress555
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:53 AM
This draw sux lol But nah Good Luck Alicia - I'm sure you can do it !! :D

shoogahplum
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:53 AM
YIKES. The draw's a toughie especially the bottom half.
OUCH. Alicia vs Dani in R1 and possibly Serena in the QF :eek: :eek:

Molik/Serena should reveal quite a lot about where Alicia REALLY is at this point,

I agree. Does anyone recall their last meeting?

Lemonskin.
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:55 AM
Well we don't have to worry about Maria, she picked a tourney where she didn't have to play any of the top 10 to win. :rolleyes:
If you're talking about Doha, Molik was #9...

Lemonskin.
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:59 AM
YIKES. The draw's a toughie especially the bottom half.
OUCH. Alicia vs Dani in R1 and possibly Serena in the QF :eek: :eek:

Serena and Molik. Does anyone recall their last meeting?
They've only played once.

Miami 1999, Serena won 6-2 6-3.

So there's no form guide at all.

chain
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Serena & Alicia played in the Hopman Cup final actually where Serena won in straight sets. That isn't a good form guide either as Alicia's improved quite a lot since then.

YIKES. The draw's a toughie especially the bottom half.
OUCH. Alicia vs Dani in R1 and possibly Serena in the QF :eek: :eek:



I agree. Does anyone recall their last meeting?

Hopman Cup XV(2003). Serena beat her comfortably.

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:22 AM
If you're talking about Doha, Molik was #9...
Oh, sorry...the top 8. :p

lunarossa
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:51 AM
Lindsay Davenport (1) vs. BYE
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Qualifier (Q)
Shinobu Asagoe vs. Conchita Martinez (WC) :eek:
Qualifier (Q) vs. Nathalie Dechy (7)

Anastasia Myskina (3) vs. BYE
Gisela Dulko vs. Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Ai Sugiyama
Magdalena Maleeva vs. Patty Schnyder (8) :eek:

Venus Williams (5) vs. Silvia Farina Elia :eek:
Jelena Jankovic vs. Paola Suarez :eek:
Jelena Kostanic vs. Sania Mirza (WC)
BYE vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)

Alicia Molik (6) vs. Daniela Hantuchova :eek:
Elena Likhovtseva vs. Selima Sfar (WC)
Francesca Schiavone vs. Elena Bovina :eek:
BYE vs. Serena Williams (2)


Lindsay has the best draw :mad:
poor Silvia & Francesca :sad:
but I hope that Kuznetsova or Molik win! :devil:

Shonami Slam
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:53 AM
OMFG!!!!
i thought it was an WTA rule!!!
how come alicia and momo aren't meating in the QF stage??!!!
:lol:

Lemonskin.
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:36 AM
OMFG!!!!
i thought it was an WTA rule!!!
how come alicia and momo aren't meating in the QF stage??!!!
:lol:
Coz Momo ain't playing ;)

If she was they surely would :p

foreva lindsay
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:40 AM
Gooooooo LINDSAY and Alicia!!

gmak
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Everyone who's not a Williams' hater. :rolleyes:

:lol: :lol:

i'm not a williams hater, but i prefer a lindsay-alicia final :drool:
remember their last meeting? ;)

Greenout
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:20 AM
Will Patty and Conchita may have a rematch. :) That would be fun. :p


And some broadcasters like the BBC and CNN think there's
trouble in the Middle East with the lingering after effects of
civil war in some countries.

Well...Patty -vs- Conchita might be uglier! :tape:

Tati & Dani
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:22 AM
i think the final gonne be between Serena and Davenport. I hope Hantuchova beats Molik

_LuCaS_
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Tis a good question. She didn't play Europe and its a long way to fly just for Doha and she was acclimatised and surely they must have asked her.

She may be resting rather than taking on Nastya or Serena or Lindsay coming out of a tournament. You want to build confidence up and up - not build in potential dips.

You could of course make the opposite point that Serena avoided her in Doha and it made sense by the same logic for Serena to play Doha.:)
Fair point of view. So far Sharapova sure knows how to pick her tourneys. Weakest tier 1 af all. Also "lucky" to escape a SF encounter with Nastya in Doha, which would have been much harder. So far she has an insane rythm,she's still young, let's see how her body will keep up.

power26
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:32 AM
Come on VENUS!!! :yippee: :yippee:

skanky~skanketta
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:37 PM
i hope sania can back up her current results with a strong showing here beating kostanic and sveta along the way.

Kart
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:40 PM
Good luck Venus :hearts: and Conchita :hearts:.

blumaroo
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:02 PM
I hope Ana Ivanovic makes it through the quallies. If she does, I hope that she is placed in the second half of the draw. I want to see her and Myskina battling it out.

henmanhill
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:31 PM
It is strong!!! wow
We have 6 great matches in the first round :D

Lindsay Davenport (1) vs. BYE
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Qualifier (Q)
Shinobu Asagoe vs. Conchita Martinez (WC) :eek:
Qualifier (Q) vs. Nathalie Dechy (7)

Anastasia Myskina (3) vs. BYE
Gisela Dulko vs. Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Ai Sugiyama
Magdalena Maleeva vs. Patty Schnyder (8) :eek:

Venus Williams (5) vs. Silvia Farina Elia :eek:
Jelena Jankovic vs. Paola Suarez :eek:
Jelena Kostanic vs. Sania Mirza (WC)
BYE vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)

Alicia Molik (6) vs. Daniela Hantuchova :eek:
Elena Likhovtseva vs. Selima Sfar (WC)
Francesca Schiavone vs. Elena Bovina :eek:
BYE vs. Serena Williams (2)

Thanks to KJD ;)
That match where Lindsay plays Bye won't be worth watching. Bye never seems to win. Don't think she's even taken a game off anyone. :haha:

La Reine
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:34 PM
That match where Lindsay plays Bye won't be worth watching. Bye never seems to win. Don't think she's even taken a game off anyone. :haha:


:lol: :lol: BYE are a group of sisters from Compton. :tape:

Denise4925
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:12 PM
And some broadcasters like the BBC and CNN think there's
trouble in the Middle East with the lingering after effects of
civil war in some countries.

Well...Patty -vs- Conchita might be uglier! :tape:
If I didn't like Lindsay so much, I'd be rooting for a match up like this. WWIII. :lol:

VeeDaQueen
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Where is Golovin? I thought she wouldn't skip this event.

volta
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:35 PM
WOW and that only in the first rounds WOW so cool

VeeReeDavJCap81
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:25 PM
In a way, I hope Alicia beats Serena, and then plays Venus in the SF so Venus can get her revenge.

ZAK
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Where is Golovin? I thought she wouldn't skip this event.

Tati next event is Indian Wells. She played 5 tournaments early in the year, and is still under restrictions