MJF was seeded fourth at Tokyo, even though I think she was ranked fifth -- a case of draw being made before the post-AO rankings came out and her finalist points coming off. Seles pulled out after the tournament started, so there was no promotion of seeds. Kind of a strange bit of circumstance for Gaby. (Slightly related, I read that the Pan Pacific is in a precarious situation right now.)Why did Gaby draw Steffi in her QF bracket at the Toray Pan Pacific in 1991? Graf was the highest ranked player in the draw, so for Sabatini to draw her in the quarters, Gaby would have to have been seeded no higher than fifth.
So what was Gaby's ranking when the Toray draw was made? Graf was still #1 followed by Seles and Navratilova. Who then was ranked fourth? It can't have been ASV, so I'm guessing it was MJF? Even so, shouldn't Gab have at least been the fourth seed? Or did Seles commit to playing and then pull out after the draw?
That's a shame. I read today that this year's Pan Pacific will be the final one and the event will be replaced by a new event in Li Na's hometown, Wuhan, from 2014 onwards. I find it very depressing when established events like Amelia Island, Pan Pacific, the German Open, and Houston bite the dust. The demise of the German Open and Houston were particularly sad because of the rich tennis and WTA history associated with those events. :sad: At the current rate I wonder how much longer the Family Circle Cup will survive.I read that the Pan Pacific is in a precarious situation right now.
No, no news about Gabriela. It seems she has disappeared from the public attention. She probably enjoys herself in Miami or in Europe, who knows. In 2013, it was the first time in 15 years she didn't attend any tennis tournament (Buenos Aires/Miami/Davis Cup), hope to have some news soon. Even her family doesn't see her, Cathy hasn't talked about her for a while nowAny news about Gaby apart from the new perfum?