Originally Posted by tennis-insomniac
But it's not like Kirilenko's appeal is only her look, she's had an incredible season, although she sucks recently, overall it is not just "let's go for the hottest chick" decision made by the organizer, it is reasonable also. Pironkova is Bulgarian so it is also reasonable to choose her.
Cibulkova may be a better choice but their seasons are almost equal in term of quality. But yeah, Kirilenko may be more mainstreamed because of her looks.
Kirilenko recently sucks because she was injured. She had to retire because of a back injury at 1-1 1st set at R1 Seoul, then she also had to withdraw from Tokyo. She just came back to action for Peking, but apparently still wasn't at 100 %.
So as many already wrote here, let's hope she will be healthy for Sofia. Then she can be a serious contender for the title there