Kiri's career is stuck in the mud. What a shame. Her ranking is 175. What? Damn. Not playing Moscow? Ridiculous. Especially if they chose not to give her a main draw wildcard. The event could use Makiri on and off court.
Kiri went to the F1 instead (http://twitter.com/mkirilenko
), so, I suppose she knew for a while she couldn't attend the Moscow tournament. Maybe there's some issues/debate in the background.
Of course, she can rocket-rise in the ranking (starting from the qualifications), but I have the feeling that the AOpen is going to be a missed opportunity.