patty - needs a miracle
anna c, jankovic - need mass withdrawal
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:26 AM
pity Bartoli isn't in the top 8 - that would certainly be a withdrawal of great mass
Oct 21st, 2006, 11:30 AM
The awful thing is that a mass withdrawal is looking a possibility. What kind of credibilty would the "Championships" have if 2 women with most appearances in Slams finals this year were not present,, together with one of the few other players that could be considered "Champion" quality, (CLijsters)?
It would mean that Hingis gets in, which would be great, but with just her and Sharapova as the only real champs (and Sveta) the tournament loses a hell of a lot of pulling power.
Of course, the players´ bodies are the most important thing, long term, I just hope that if anyone misses the YEC it is because they are truly injured, and that they arenot just avoiding it as a "precautionary" thing.