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Unhappy Mystery: How Did Megan Falcon Get Main Draw WC to Bogota?

Call me a skeptic but I want to know what connection Megan Falcon (USA) had in order to get a WC into the Tier III Bogota Main Draw? I mean this is almost as bad as Olivia L. getting WC into AO and I am sure there were countless more deserving girls that could have gotten this WC.

Here is some info about Falcon:

Age: 17
Ambition: Becoming #1 in the WTA
Ranking: #876 WTA, #59 in ITF Girls 18 Singles
2003 Record: 10-11, including 0-4 on clay
2003 Best Result: SF of 10K in Felixstowe
Career Record: 12-16, including 0-5 on clay





I believe this will be her first WTA MD match. It will be against tour veteran clay court specialist Gala Leon Garcia of Spain. I predict GLG wins 6-1, 6-0.

Falcon will spend rest of the week sightseeing in Bogota w/ buddie Harkelroad but she probably will be doing it alone since Ashley at least knows how to play on clay and will still be in the tournament.

Does anybody have any additional info on Falcon? She probably got this WC through her management company.
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there were rumours (I repeat: rumours!) that she is actually 2 older than her real age... and that was the reason for her sudden withdrawal from AO Open 2004 (where she was committed to play until the last minute). Apparently, some other players protested her playing AO.

I saw her last fall on 2 different surfaces and I wasn't impressed at all. She has good flat forehand and serve, but they are too inconsistent and not much variety... she also behaved a little like a spoiled brat questioning a lot of calls.

Vassilissa is my girl............
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Call me a skeptic but I want to know what connection Megan Falcon (USA) had in order to get a WC into the Tier III Bogota Main Draw? I mean this is almost as bad as Olivia L. getting WC into AO and I am sure there were countless more deserving girls that could have gotten this WC.
Most likely Lei Clijsters had a hand in it.
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No seriously lots of girls get WC through management companies and their ties to tournaments. My guess is that it is IMG.
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Well she looks good anyway....
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Megan reached the Wimbledon semis in doubles juniors last year with Adriana González from Spain
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hmmm..."it's a secret to everybody"
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oops, I didn't see this before

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there were rumours (I repeat: rumours!) that she is actually 2 older than her real age


you're nuts
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Well Falcon it 's a latin name

perhaps she s daughter of colombians

anyway drawing Gala on clay will be a real nightmare!
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Yep, my guess would be IMG.

But good luck to her, she'll need it.


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there were rumours (I repeat: rumours!) that she is actually 2 older than her real age... and that was the reason for her sudden withdrawal from AO Open 2004 (where she was committed to play until the last minute). Apparently, some other players protested her playing AO.
These rumours are probably true and also surrounding other players, notably one Russian player who is now sollidly in the top 100 (they also say that she is actually two years older), I prefer not to mention her name though.

It is well known that the practice of cheating with age happens a lot in football (where Sout-American or African players are often two years older than they say) and it has also probably happened in the tennis world. By entering udner a younger age a player can score better junior results, get a higher junior ranking and thus more publicity, more sponsors and more income !
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But on Falcon I can say that she may not be a future top player but she certainly is better than many people think.
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These rumours are probably true and also surrounding other players, notably one Russian player who is now sollidly in the top 100 (they also say that she is actually two years older), I prefer not to mention her name though.
Kuznetsova?
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Kuznetsova?
I didn't say it...

I talked to a family member of her who claims those rumours are false but there are indeed numerous people who claim that Kuznetsova is actually 2 years older and that this allowed her to become junior nr. 1, since I like Svetlana I wish not to further comment on these rumours, I have no idea wether they are true, I only know that this rumour is going 'round for some time now.
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Lets ask PointBlank Svetlana is his cousin
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