Donna's team obviously knew about this, otherwise they wouldn't have flown her Down Under so soon for no reason. It would be cool if she would play with Tomic, although I'm not sure he'd be a good influence for any youngster Jukes aside, he played doubles with Mirjana very well, so he might make a great team with Donna as well.
My guess is that this must've been agreed on and signed, Donna has a well organized team and I doubt they would leave something like this to chance. I'm still puzzled, however, why wouldn't they get a replacement from the same country. Probably because most Aussies are preparing for local tournaments nowdays and they'd rather have someone quite recognizable than a player not even locals have heard of. All in all - a bit strange.
P. S. I'm a little bummed that this way she won't get to play Venus, but at least she'll get a chance against Petko, Schiavo and Ana - not a bad practice session ahead of Melbourne!
Last edited by ma re : Dec 17th, 2012 at 07:06 AM.