Originally Posted by stromatolite
That's a big sacrifice to ask of your country's only top 10 player/slam winner in recent history. I can't recall any other top player on the tour ever travelling to literally the other side of the world to play FC just when their best season is starting.
I agree, the more I think about it I just can't see Sam playing. She in her window of being a slam challenger, the French is her likely next slam so it would be extremely risky for her to travel back here. (I'll expect she cop no grief by TA or the Oz media by missing the tie)
We'll have to go with what we've got I expect.