They won't make Netherlands play qualifying again... They've never made a country play qualifying twice in a row if they won through qualifying the previous year.
If the Serbs play qualifying, it will be against a weak team to ensure that Ivanovic's stay in Perth is worthwhile. There's no way they'd make a good player sulk around for a week on the off chance that they might get a game.
The only top player that they've made to do that was Ai Sugiyama and that was because she asked to play both times and both times Japan was not able to qualify against quality opposition (Tanasugarn, Clijsters, Rochus, Srichaphan).
Erm, anyway, I don't think that picture indicates anything. Why would it? The announcement is suppoed to be a big surprise. Why go to all that trouble to conceal the competing nations only to reveal it on an advertisement for the announcement date. Silly.
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