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these tournaments don't really mean that much at this point of the year..
Whether the tournamet is in January, May, August or October, they all carry the same points.

The professional players will try to win them in any month they can.
 

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Whether the tournamet is in January, May, August or October, they all carry the same points.

The professional players will try to win them in any month they can.
That's not true. This time, lots of players withdrew either because of injury due to coming from off-season and warming up and the tight schedule OR because they wanted to be as fresh as possible for the AUS Open which is much more important than a 250/500. So the quality of the 250/500 this week were not as high as they would be in May or August.

Just look at some of the players that advanced to semis/finals, Riske is an unusual pick for a 250 final, as is Kasatkina for a 500 semi or Garcia for a 500 QF. In a normal 500 with a normal field they would not make it so far.
 

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Coco was probably disappointed - like most people around the world who follow tennis- she wasn't expecting to be defeated tonight.
A lot of people did not expect to lose to Keys in Australia so far. I highly doubt Svitolina and Samsonova expected their loss to Keys in their games. Kenin probably is the first one to really feel worried about losing, especially since there is so much for her at stake as the AUS Open champ from just 2 years ago.
 

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Riske v Keys a bit delayed?
 

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Walk in now... Sydney singles f, may also be delayed...
 

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Riske can't be tired... ;)
 

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Keys start serving...
 

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Keys helds serve...
 

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In Sydney mens dubs are finished...
 
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