Doubles partners shake-ups [Was: Martina making freinds...

Doubles partners shake-ups [Was: Martina making freinds...

Post by cmstr.. » Thu, 06 May 1999 04:00:00




Quote:

> I'm not sure it's smart for Kournikova, either; one assumes Hingis
> is planning to play the Chase with Novotna, and here Kournikova
> is earning most of her points with Hingis. It's nearly certain that
> Hingis will qualify for the Chase *twice* in doubles, with
> Novotna and Kournikova. That leaves Kournikova out.

I question your assumption. If Hingis and Anna win (or even do well
at) the FO, USO, and Wimbledon, wouldn't that team have more points?
So why would Hingis play with Novotna at the Chase?

And in the meantime, who is Novotna going to play the rest of the
year with? I noticed she played with Coetzer in Hamburg, and they
reached the finals. Is this on-going then?

Marsha

 
 
 

Doubles partners shake-ups [Was: Martina making freinds...

Post by Robert B. Wal » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00

If this comes through twice, my apologies; my connection dropped as
I was sending, and then usenet stopped working (grrr!).

Quote:

> I question your assumption. If Hingis and Anna win (or even do well
> at) the FO, USO, and Wimbledon, wouldn't that team have more points?
> So why would Hingis play with Novotna at the Chase?

> And in the meantime, who is Novotna going to play the rest of the
> year with? I noticed she played with Coetzer in Hamburg, and they
> reached the finals. Is this on-going then?

The real question here is, who is Hingis's "permanent" doubles partner.
Everything I've heard indicates that it is still Novotna, *not*
Kournikova. Hingis has played with Kournikova only at events where
Novotna has not played, or has entered late. My comments were based
on the assumption that Hingis and Novotna will be playing the other
three slams together.

If anyone has more information, I welcome it.

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Robert B. Waltz
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