|Kournikova hopes to return to tennis by March after an absence of nearly 10 months because of injury. She shrugged off criticism that she is not fully devoting herself to tennis.|
She pulled out of her 'new job' at the U.S. Open. She worked three days during USA Network's coverage of the Open, and said she was uncomfortable interviewing other players and spent too much time eating.
She has played six matches on Tour this year, losing five of them.
She hasn't played in a tour-level tournament since retiring from her opening match at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., on April 9.
Her first round win in Melbourne was her first win in a Grand Slam singles match since the 2001 Australian Open.
|1||Janette Husarova||L||4-6, 6-2, 1-6|
|1||Henrieta Nagyova||W||6-1, 6-2|
|2||Justine Henin-Hardenne||L||0-6, 1-6|
|1||Dinara Safina||L||1-6, 4-6|
|Sarasota Clay Court Classic|
|1||Iva Majoli||L||4-6, 6-4, 4-6|
|Family Circle Cup|
|1||Conchita Martinez||L||4-6, 1-1, retired (left adductor|