Injuries make field wide open
The women's field at this year's Australian Open looks like a casualty list. Ankle injuries, shoulder problems, abdominal tears ... the list goes on.
Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati are missing entirely. Of the top five seeds remaining, only Justine Henin-Hardenne is not recovering from or dealing with an injury.
At least one analyst, John McEnroe, thinks the tour's schedule is a factor.
"The time of the year definitely contributes to players missing the Australian," ...
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