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Jun 7th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Dinara has to get to her next tournament and cut down her UE's

Misa Krajicek [8] - Bye
Q vs. Ioana Raluca Olaru
Q vs. Yanina Wickmayer
Julie Ditty vs. Casey Dellacqua [11]
Aravane Rezai [13] vs. Tzipora Obziler
Sorana Cirstea vs. Ayumi Morita
Melanie South vs. Anna Fitzpatrick
Bye - Sybille Bammer [4]

Alona Bondarenko [5] - Bye
Monica Niculescu vs. Tammy Tanasugarn
Q vs. Bethanie Mattek
Q vs. Tamira Paszek [9]
Ekaterina Makarova [15] vs. Elena Baltacha
Olga Puchkova vs. Angelique Kerber
Severine Bremond vs. Nathalie Dechy
Bye - Dinara Safina [2]

Jun 7th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Pretty good draw for Dinara. Dechy is pretty tough on grass but Dinara has beaten her easily before.

Jun 8th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I'm not sure Dinara should play here.
Kind of reminds me of 2006, Dinara won singles & doubles at Gold Coast was very tired but played Sydney. Tired herself out and stuffed a major part of her season.

I guess Dinara knows her body best. It isn't the easiest of draws either.

Jun 8th, 2008, 10:13 AM
there's not many tournaments to prepare for wimbly.
grass doesn't require a lot of efforts.
goodluck dina :)

Jun 8th, 2008, 02:06 PM
She has pulled out and I think that is a clever move she needs her rest after RG and doesn't want to tire herself out for Eastbourne or Wimbledon :)

Jun 8th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Better for her.:)

Jun 9th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Very sensible.