View Full Version : Players not committed to 1st week in January

Dec 2nd, 2004, 05:28 AM
With commitments out for Hopman Cup, Auckland, Gold Coast and Hong Kong, I noticed only a hnd full of players in the top 60 not entered.

Those players being Capriati, Suarez, Marrero, Zuluaga,Medina, Pierce, Raymond, Henin, Smashanova, Rubin, Washington & Kostanic.

The odd things here are:

Paola has always played Auckland (with the exeption of playing the Hopman Cup 1 YEAR), so maybe she will ask for a wildcard.
Zuluaga has played Auckland most years when she has come to Australia- with big points to defend in OZ, I am surprized she isn't starting her campaign here
Kostanic normlly plays this week, she is the defending doubles champ in NZ
Medina and Marreo always play in NZ
Smashanova is a former champ ni NZ- really surprised she isn't there
Raymond and Pierce not playing anywhere is no surprise
Capriati normally plays in Hong Kong. Gievn she playyed 1 event since the US Open I am really surpised she isn't getting any matches in
You could say the same for Henin-H & Rubin & Clijsters (the later maybe still injured?)
Washington ?
It looks like Strycova and Vivi also aren't entered anywhere.
Does anyone know why any of these players aren't playing this week if in fact they aren't coming to Australia at all?

Any info would be great.


Dec 2nd, 2004, 05:32 AM
Angelique WIDJAJA (INA) is out.

Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:25 AM
Clijsters is still injured, you can read the new update of her diary on her website.

Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:55 AM
I really donīt know why Paola is not playing Auckland. :sad:

Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:37 AM
Wasnt Smashnova contemplating retirement or surgery?

Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:42 AM
']Angelique WIDJAJA (INA) is out.
for how long she'll be out of tours?

Kuti Kis&Monica
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:31 AM
Pierce & Henin are playing in Sydney i think

Dec 2nd, 2004, 12:38 PM
capriati wont play till Oz maybe in Sydney but I hear its doubtful

Dec 2nd, 2004, 01:01 PM
Pierce & Henin are playing in Sydney i think

Justine will still be in training at Saddlebrook, Florida during
the New Year, she won't chase the exhibition $$$. Her first
tournament is Sydney.

Meteor Shower
Dec 2nd, 2004, 01:06 PM
Wasnt Smashnova contemplating retirement or surgery?

Edit: Yes but it was false news.
She had some personal issues but looks like she is over it and she is training hard for Australian Open. :)

Dec 2nd, 2004, 01:41 PM
Anabel always plays Auckland and Hobart before AO. It's strange!

Dec 2nd, 2004, 01:52 PM
Smashnova is entered into Canberra or Sydney (Q)

Dec 2nd, 2004, 02:00 PM
jelena is being stupid for not playing. she has like 300 doubles points to defend cause she and mervana beat vivi/paola last year in the final...

Dec 2nd, 2004, 02:47 PM
capriati wont play till Oz maybe in Sydney but I hear its doubtful

How did you hear that? :confused: :)

Dec 2nd, 2004, 04:19 PM
Conchita isnīt playing in the first week, and she is not commited in Camberra, Hobart

Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:24 PM
Is Paola coming to OZ? I hope so? Is she injured or anything? NOt entering Auckland and than not entering Canberra where she wa defending champ seems a real worry