......on hard court.
I know a few players cracked it about playing on grass wehn they beat Sui in April last year but I would have thought they may have chosen grass against spain in Feb.
MJ Martinez has reached 3rd round @ Wimby but would have thought it would be an advantage for Aust if Medina or Suarez play. Esp since Suarz beat Venus on the to the Oz Open Qrts this year- beating 3rd round MJMS and 4th round AMG as well- showing these guys are great on the Aussie hardcourts as well.
Sure Adelaide will be a success- good luck both teams!
Not smart to play on hard I don't think. It really makes it an equal playing field, which is not what you wanna do when you get to host a tie. I still would've gone with grass. Sure, not all Australia's players are great on grass, and Martinez Sanchez is good on grass, but the rest of the Spanish players would prefer hard over grass.
Grass woulda been better I think, but hopefully the girls can do it. Might be hard to squeeze into the team with Stosur Stubbs Dokic Molik Dellacqua and even Groth/Rodionova possibles if their citizenship finally comes through.
Would love to see Alicia teaming up with Dellacqua or Dokic on a regular basis in 2010.
God knows Dokic would benefit from doubles! But it just seems unlikely Dokic would pkay doubles with an Aussie... it's only happened a couple of times I think. They'd only let Dokic play doubles in this tie if it was a dead rubber.
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