So it’s bad enough that Samantha Jane had to pull out of Glen Iris (or Glin Oiris, if we’re doing the Kath-and-Kim thing) Fed Cup tie to try and reverse the slump-that-I’m-pretending-isn’t-happening and prevent the slide-that-I’m-going-to-ignore-even-though-it’s-about-to-happen by getting into gear for clay court season and some mammoth points defense work.
So to compound that piece of lovely news, it turns out that now Jelena Dokic won’t be in Melbourne either…
But guess who will be!
Jarmila Groth, now Australia’s #2 player at 30 in the rankings, looks like she’ll be spearheading the team… followed by Anastasia Rodionova, proud winner of one main-draw WTA match this season. Sophie Ferguson, who we are relying on vs Ukraine as a Bondarenko-slayer will be around… and now with Jelena out, the next bet is either Our Case (Dellacqua), back in town after winning Bundaberg last week, or perhaps gorgeously peppy Sally Peers.
Love all my girls, but I’ll say it if you won’t: We’re kinda screwed.
Got a game plan, DT?