Originally Posted by tuna
she's afraid of Azarenka and Pav?
Marina and Vika (Azarenka) are actually very good friends, they played quite a bit in junior doubles together and Marina managed to get her a wildcard into maindraw of ASB Classic 2006 after Marina had to withdraw.
Marina is very well respected in Asia (Kiwis always seem to do well here, Sacha won a few titles here last year and Katherine enjoyed coming here on her last visit).
I hope Marinas not injured, it would be devastating as shes defending points in February-March and could see her rank fall outside the top 200 if she doesnt watch out. Shes still down for some other tournaments so we'll just have to wait and see.