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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2004, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Will Elke get another maindraw WC ?

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deserve it.
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Yes, so long as the present whores are running (or ruining) the game.
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No. Not while she's ranked 500 and there are half a dozen other Belgians between her and her sister. They should hand out WC's based on merit not on name. But you know it's the WTA tour, anything can happen...
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Yes, although it would be incredibly - REALLY INCREDIBLY - stupid.

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No. Not while she's ranked 500 and there are half a dozen other Belgians between her and her sister. They should hand out WC's based on merit not on name. But you know it's the WTA tour, anything can happen...
What other Belgian should've got Elke's WC then? I can't think of any
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yes and GD is a moron. The Clijsters' sisters draw the crowds and tennis is business.
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Callens, Maes, Van Hyfte, Butkiewicz or Feys.
Callens got one.

Maes? Even though I like her, she doesn't really have a good game, esp. not suitable for hardcourts. Btw, Elke beat Caroline Maes last Summer (Koksijde $10,000)

Van Hyfte, OK

Butkiewicz: nope she's not deserving of a WC. She's already ranked 100 places lower than let's say 2 years ago so

Feys, um...

The thing is: in Belgium we have:

JUSTINE & KIM

then there's Elsje

and then the rest
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Callens got one.

Maes? Even though I like her, she doesn't really have a good game, esp. not suitable for hardcourts. Btw, Elke beat Caroline Maes last Summer (Koksijde $10,000)

Van Hyfte, OK

Butkiewicz: nope she's not deserving of a WC. She's already ranked 100 places lower than let's say 2 years ago so

Feys, um...

The thing is: in Belgium we have:

JUSTINE & KIM

then there's Elsje

and then the rest
Kirsten is already worth mentionning on her own I think. Not yet based on her ranking, but that might change soon. If she recovers well from her injury.
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Callens got one.
The only reason Els Callens got a WC was because Kirsten withdrew.
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It's the third time now that Elke got a wildcard in Antwerp, I'm not saying she never deserved one, but this year no she didn't. You're right Bram, Belgium has Kim, Justine and Els, the others are just not good enough (yet).

I think they should have given a wildcard this year to Kirsten and Els, and due to Kirsten's injury her wildcard should have gone to Caroline Maes or Evelyne Van Hyfte. I'm not saying they would fare better than Elke, but they deserve that chance (that Elke has had a multiple times now) to play in a maindraw in their own country. You can get a bit of experience and learn from it. So they should use some rotation system (or let them play for the wildcard, like in qualies) and not every year give it to Elke.

To answer your question, GoDominique, yes Elke will get more wildcards, although it would be incredibly stupid.

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It's the third time now that Elke got a wildcard in Antwerp, I'm not saying she never deserved one, but this year no she didn't. You're right Bram, Belgium has Kim, Justine and Els, the others are just not good enough (yet).

I think they should have given a wildcard this year to Kirsten and Els, and due to Kirsten's injury her wildcard should have gone to Caroline Maes or Evelyne Van Hyfte. I'm not saying they would fare better than Elke, but they deserve that chance (that Elke has had a multiple times now) to play in a maindraw in their own country. You can get a bit of experience and learn from it. So they should use some rotation system (or let them play for the wildcard, like in qualies) and not every year give it to Elke.

To answer your question, GoDominique, yes Elke will get more wildcards, although it would be incredibly stupid.
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Do you know any belgian girl that can be expected to draw better crowd, or one that quite certain to have better result?


I guess that gives you the answer.
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Do you know any belgian girl that can be expected to draw better crowd, or one that quite certain to have better result?


I guess that gives you the answer.
Well yes of course, but that's normal. If you don't market the other Belgian players (e.g. by giving them a WC for instance), of course no-one is going to know them. But of course it's way easier to market the player who is the sister of....

And tell me, is someone who has watched an Elke match in Antwerp going to be determined to come back next year? I don't think so....

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