Damn my computer is acting up.. I finally got it. slow running thang!
Here it is..
Did I read correctly? Anna Kournikova is scheduled to play a Challenger event this month? What's the scoop? Whose decision was this, and do you really think she will play?
This point is somewhat academic since Kournikova already pulled out with a thigh injury, but we had a lot of questions about her decision to enter an Alabama Challenger (as opposed to an Alabama Slammer, I suppose). On the one hand, that Kournikova is entering Challengers is testament to just how far her game has fallen and how low her confidence must be. (One might also deduce that it's an indication that the "never won a tournament" albatross affects her more than she lets on.) On the other hand, let's give her some credit for humility. Kournikova rightly pointed out a few weeks ago that she needs more match play. Right now she is better served playing early and often in the bush leagues than she is receiving wild cards and being bounced early at Tier Is and IIs. If this is what Kournikova thinks will repair the spandex-clad ship, good for her for taking the initiative.