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Top WTT Mixed Doubles team to receive US Open wild card this year

It was announced last week Right now Robert Kendrick and Abigail Spears (NY Sportimes) are the leading team, followed by James Auckland and Raquel Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters). The wild card is determined by percentage of games won throughout the season and the top 4 teams currently are below.

Kendrick/Spears (NY Sportimes)--55.8%
Auckland/Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters)-49.3%
Lika Deikmeijere/Tripp Phillips (St. Louis Aces)--49.2%
Dusan Vemic/Kveta Peschke (Kansas City Explorers)--48.9% (Obviously Vemic/Peschke wouldn't need the wild card though if they were to become the top team for the season).

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Wow cool idea

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i like this idea good luck to Racquel and James!!

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Go Abi and Robert! That'd be great for them!

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wait i dont get it

aren't they all capable of directly entering already?
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Damn, was hoping Serena or Venus would be one of the top.

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Abi and Raquel could enter mixed doubles draw in Wimbledon but I doubt they can in the other slams as I think the draw is bigger in Wimbledon, with a few byes.

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It was announced last week Right now Robert Kendrick and Abigail Spears (NY Sportimes) are the leading team, followed by James Auckland and Raquel Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters). The wild card is determined by percentage of games won throughout the season and the top 4 teams currently are below.

Kendrick/Spears (NY Sportimes)--55.8%
Auckland/Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters)-49.3%
Lika Deikmeijere/Tripp Phillips (St. Louis Aces)--49.2%
Dusan Vemic/Kveta Peschke (Kansas City Explorers)--48.9% (Obviously Vemic/Peschke wouldn't need the wild card though if they were to become the top team for the season).

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...jeFjQD99ACB000
Yeah, sounds like a fun idea. But one thing perplexes me. How is it that only one single team has won more than 50% of their games. Surely that can't be right.

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Good idea for a W/C to be granted to the top WTT mixed doubles team.
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Raquel vs Abi

Surely Kveta doesn't need it but I hope she wins a few more WTT matches at least, glad to have her back
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I really like this idea
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Damn, was hoping Serena or Venus would be one of the top.
I agree about Venus, Serena wouldn't play she has already won it and hasn't played mixed since like 1999, with the exception of Hopman Cup. Venus needs the USO Mixed win


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Yeah, sounds like a fun idea. But one thing perplexes me. How is it that only one single team has won more than 50% of their games. Surely that can't be right.
They do a lot of mixing and matching of doubles teams at WTT. It's not as though as one team plays together the whole year. You also need to play a certain number of games in order to qualify for the wild card. Technically, Stubbs/Paes are the top team of the season, but Rennae hasn't played enough games in mixed doubles to qualify for the WTT standings.

And Arturo, Raquel and Abigail are probably on the edge of whether they could get into the US Open mixed directly with their ranking, but their partners aren't even close. They would need the wildcard to play with them.
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They do a lot of mixing and matching of doubles teams at WTT. It's not as though as one team plays together the whole year. You also need to play a certain number of games in order to qualify for the wild card. Technically, Stubbs/Paes are the top team of the season, but Rennae hasn't played enough games in mixed doubles to qualify for the WTT standings.

And Arturo, Raquel and Abigail are probably on the edge of whether they could get into the US Open mixed directly with their ranking, but their partners aren't even close. They would need the wildcard to play with them.
Okay. That makes sense. I figured it had to be something like that. It still a nice little incentive for the teams involved.

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ohh ohkayy.
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I'm luvin this idea . It looks like it may come down to doubles partners Abi and Rocky
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