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pierce0415
Jan 6th, 2006, 06:22 PM
:sad: Masha Sharapova - shoulder injury
:sad: Nadia Petrova - leg groin strain
:sad: Venus Williams - back / hip, undiagnosed
:sad: Nathalie Dechy - left knee
:sad: Serena Williams - knee inflammation
:sad: Kveta Peschke - right foot
:sad: Elena Bovina - right shoulder
:sad: Martina Hingis - left hip flexor strain
:sad: Jennifer Capriati - shoulder
:devil: Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 6th, 2006, 06:22 PM
yeah, this without a doubt sucks:(

Meesh
Jan 6th, 2006, 06:24 PM
Let's hope they heal in time!

manu32
Jan 6th, 2006, 06:31 PM
the argument,last year,was:"too long season etc...."....for these injuries....false...
what is the real reason??? diplomatic injuries??? .

Geisha
Jan 6th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Players need to stop playing with injuries.

Ellery
Jan 6th, 2006, 06:55 PM
This sucks :sad:

ClaudiaZ-S
Jan 6th, 2006, 07:15 PM
:devil: Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test


:devil: :lol: :devil:

LefandePatty
Jan 6th, 2006, 07:22 PM
:devil: Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test

lmao :haha: :o :awww:

Europe rocks
Jan 6th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Bovina has been out for around 7 months now and I hope she is better soon :kiss:

Knizzle
Jan 6th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Stop being so overdramatic. Geeeeeeeeez.

faboozadoo15
Jan 6th, 2006, 09:19 PM
i really wouldn't call sharapova in doubt. she pretty much just chose not to play a warmup.

meggz_star
Jan 6th, 2006, 09:28 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060106..._sharapova_dc_1

Aust. Open organizers confident Sharapova will play

SYDNEY (Reuters) -
Australian Open organizers are confident Maria Sharapova will play at the first grand slam of the year despite her withdrawal from a lead-up event.

The Russian has not played since November last year because of a shoulder problem and was in doubt for the Open after pulling out of this week's Australian women's hardcourt championship on the Gold Coast.

But a tournament spokesman said organizers were still expecting her to play in Melbourne after her management called them on Friday to say she would be arriving in Australia on Sunday.

"Her management contacted us to arrange a pick-up on her arrival so that's a fair indication," the spokesman said.

News of Sharapova's pending arrival in Australia is a welcome relief for tournament organizers after four-times champion Andre Agassi announced on Thursday he was pulling out because of an ankle injury.

Marat Safin, the reigning men's champion, is in serious doubt because of a long-term knee injury while
French Open champion Rafael Nadal is in danger because of a foot problem that forced him to pull out of next week's Sydney International

Barlos
Jan 6th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Pretty much all of the players mentioned will play. Sharapova is on her way to australia, Hingis is only a slight doubt to play next week at Sydney and although some of the others (ie. Serena, Dechy) have withdrawn from tournaments they have only done so to save themselves for the big one.

tobi
Jan 6th, 2006, 10:22 PM
I want Safin and Nadal in there :(

Fingon
Jan 6th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Interesting thing is that although probably most of these players will indeed play , and the Australian Open is a GS anyway so it won't' affect them so much but,

if you have rumours like this, after what has been happening in recent years, with all the wta lies and the wta hidding things, would you buy tickets in advance to see a particular player?

This will start affecting the bottom line of the tournament profits, and certainly, the small tournaments are not being very smart by promoting stars that were never going to play, you know, people aren't THAT stupid.

I would like to know what are the advanced tickets sales in Sydney, they probably did sell a bit thanks to Hingis, so they are probably ok but the tournaments after the Australian Open may start feeling it.

Each time you have this kind of announcement, the rope gets tighter around Larry Scott's neck, he has less and less to offer the tournaments, any prize is too little to get rid of him (and I am so sure he won't get a job anywhere else)

CooCooCachoo
Jan 6th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Kveta :hug: :sad:

Cp6uja
Jan 6th, 2006, 10:41 PM
:sad: Masha Sharapova - shoulder injury
:sad: Nadia Petrova - leg groin strain
:sad: Venus Williams - back / hip, undiagnosed
:sad: Nathalie Dechy - left knee
:sad: Serena Williams - knee inflammation
:sad: Kveta Peschke - right foot
:sad: Elena Bovina - right shoulder
:sad: Martina Hingis - left hip flexor strain
:devil: Sesil Karantancheva - positive dope test


Is thats mean Capriati is ready to play :bounce: , or you forget to her :fiery: ?


Sharapova case:
Of course that "Aust. Open organizers confident Sharapova will play"... confess that she is injury is marketing suicide right now. On other hand Masha have "sponsors pressure" too, and i be afraid of "Kremlin Cup" or "Bejing" Masha scenario of last season when all knows that she have bad injury but she "play".

Paneru
Jan 6th, 2006, 10:44 PM
Stop being so overdramatic. Geeeeeeeeez.
Thank You!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 6th, 2006, 10:44 PM
to be honest stop attacking the schedule. even if the schedule would shorten the players would play MORE exhibitions than they already do right now in the off season. Injuries happen, it's to be expecting with the pace these players hit the ball and how much they have to absorb on court.

Gowza
Jan 6th, 2006, 11:51 PM
don't forget dokic, although it's expected she will play, hingis i'm sure will play the open and petrova always gets injuries before the open and usually plays so expect her to play as well.