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UPDATED: The Withdrawal Method: Dinara Out of IW, Hip Surgery for Haas

Posted by gauloises1 on March 2, 2010

Dinara Safina has confirmed on her official website that she won’t be playing Indian Wells this year. Still bedevilled with that back injury. Combined with Serena’s absence, this will leave Svetlana Kuznetsova as the no. 1 seed.


Also in the wars is Tommy Haas, newly of the U.S.A, who had hip surgery in Colorado on Friday. Honestly, there can’t be that many players who have had more persistent bad luck with their health than Tommy. And Sania Mirza is out for six weeks with a recurrence of that plaguey wrist injury.

Somewhat ironically, Mario Ancic is playing Indian Wells, unless he somehow trips over and injures himself between now and then. And it’s not like that’s going to happen, right?


By the way, is reporting rumours that Roger Federer won’t be playing in Indian Wells either. We’ll see.

EDIT: Federer just posted the following on his Facebook page

I am feeling really good again and I was happy to hear from my doctor today that I have the green light to start working out again so I plan to try and play in Indian Wells next week. Thanks for the well wishes.

So there you have it.

14 Responses to “UPDATED: The Withdrawal Method: Dinara Out of IW, Hip Surgery for Haas”

  1. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    Poor Mario playing…and no doubt losing.. might just make up for Fed absence. sorta.

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    Mario? Really?

    It feels like he hasn’t played since 1987.

  3. neil in toronto said

    Glad Mario is coming back, there simply aren’t enough cute lanky tennis players around /sarcasm.

    Also i hear when one has bulshiteous infectus of the lungs, it does clear up rather quickly and conveniently 🙂

    • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

      True enough Neil it is not nearly as serious as Bogus Footicus Blisterious or Wimbus Non Pensus Icanwinnicus. 😉

      • gauloises1 said

        No bogus injury claims / Fedal sniping on this blog, people.

        Pretend to be nice and respectful to each other or I drop the banhammer on you …

        • gauloises1 said

          It goes without saying that’s an empty threat.

          • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

            it goes without saying we are pissing around… or at least I was.

            • neil in toronto said

              of course i was kidding also. It is interesting in the huge upswing of illness/injuries/withdrawls for everyone in 2010 though.

              • neil in toronto said

                and one can’t forget the worst of them all, perpetuos patellasofgriefious. Comes and goes much to the chagrin of fans. Made only better my the medicine starringinashakiravideolookingdirtysexyiotics.

  4. Master Ace said

    Wonder if Roger is going to play Indian Wells so his fans can have the last laugh on Pete and his reliable sources.

    I believe Dinara is also going to withdraw from Miami to get ready for the clay season where she has been the best player for the last 2 years despite losing in the French Open finals to Ana and Svetlana in those 2 years. On Sania’s wrist, I wonder will this setback make her think on taking a sabbatical for 1-2 years and return just like Justine and Kim did recently.

  5. vika fan said u mario.cute guy.<3

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