Navratilova requests wild card into Eastbourne QUALIFYING - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 7,071
                     
Navratilova requests wild card into Eastbourne QUALIFYING

So will all the haters please stop talking

From tennisweek.com

In a sign that supports the notion she's intent on playing singles at Wimbledon, Navratilova said she's requested a wild card into the qualifying draw for Eastbourne next month.

"I asked for a wild card into qualifying so I have more matches," Navratilova said of Eastbourne.

Former Roland Garros champion Jennifer Capriati said she was happy to hear Navratilova received a wild card into the clay-court major, which begins on May 24th, but hoped the wild card didn't come at the expense of a young player.

"Good for her. I just hope that instead of some youngsters that are upcoming, they haven't shunned them away and just decided to give it to Martina," Capriati said. "I understand her being a great champion, but you've got to make way for new players coming up, for the future. But I'm sure they took that into consideration."

Navratilova said she has no intention of becoming a wild card queen and taking wild cards away from deserving younger players, which is why she requested a wild card into the Eastbourne qualifying tournament.

"We have a rule that former Grand Slam winners get a wild card, but within reason," Navratilova said. "They have to be ready to play. I obviously am ready to play. But at the same time, I don't want to abuse that rule and just keep taking wild cards and keep taking spots away from players that would get in the draw. I'm very aware of that, which is part of the reason why I asked for a wild card in the qualifying at Eastbourne rather than the main draw, so I wouldn't be taking anyone's spot away and make it more fair."
CoryAnnAvants#1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 04:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: watching the trees
Posts: 852
                     
She'll get it.
hewittrok is offline  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Senior Member
 
SelesFan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,028
                     
My GOD! Capriati said something that makes total sense!

Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

COUNTDOWN!
SelesFan70 is offline  
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Senior Member
 
AaronJoyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: ROME
Posts: 7,289
                     
For sure...Tired of Nav
AaronJoyB is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Tart with a Heart
 
JonBcn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 15,733
                     
I'd still like to see where it was written in stone that wild cards were for juniors? Surely the very concept of a wild card is so you can invite whoever you like to play in your tournament.

Capriati may be one of my favourite players, but she's out of line here. I didnt see her refusing wild cards when she was trying to make her comeback. She entered 7 tournaments in a row with wild cards at one point.

Still, good to see Martina willing to roll up her sleeves at 47. People can slag her off all they like, but when was the last time a tournament shifted even a quarter of the tickets available for qualifying (as they surely will in Eastbourne)?

~ gonna teach you tricks that'll blow your mongrel mind ~
JonBcn is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: florida
Posts: 24,512
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonBcn
I'd still like to see where it was written in stone that wild cards were for juniors? Surely the very concept of a wild card is so you can invite whoever you like to play in your tournament.

Capriati may be one of my favourite players, but she's out of line here. I didnt see her refusing wild cards when she was trying to make her comeback. She entered 7 tournaments in a row with wild cards at one point.

Still, good to see Martina willing to roll up her sleeves at 47. People can slag her off all they like, but when was the last time a tournament shifted even a quarter of the tickets available for qualifying (as they surely will in Eastbourne)?

-one of those "bad" Williams fans that everyone keeps talking about


OFFICIAL BLACKSMITH OF THE ROYAL COURT

I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public!
Pureracket is offline  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 2,099
                     
Capriait wasnt a 47 year player when she was making her comeback.....









CapFan#1 is offline  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:06 PM
Tart with a Heart
 
JonBcn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 15,733
                     
She wasn't a junior either. But they gave her the WCs because people wanted to see her far more than some upcoming junior ranked 300 or something. Just as they do now with Martina.

~ gonna teach you tricks that'll blow your mongrel mind ~
JonBcn is offline  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Senior Member
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 180,939
                     
i bet she draws a Brit is r1

Good luck in 2016 to my favs*Kuznetsova*Sharapova*Kleybanova*Vesnina*Shvedova*Kulichkova*Kasatkina*
Pavlyuchenkova*Makarova*Diatchenko*Pivovarova*Gasparyan*Leykina*Zhuk*Potapova*Pervushina*AZARENKA *Govortsova
MINELLA TsurenkoAlize Lim*El Tabakh*Robson*Cirstea
*Juhaszova*Zanevska*Broady*Bouchard*
Cetkovska*Svitolina*
Pliskova's*Rus*Bellis*Soylu*Sibille*Uberalova*Eden Silva*
http://www.twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg
TheBoiledEgg is online now  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,096
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by SelesFan70
My GOD! Capriati said something that makes total sense!
Well it did but it fudged the point

Former Roland Garros champion Jennifer Capriati said she was happy to hear Navratilova received a wild card into the clay-court major, which begins on May 24th, but hoped the wild card didn't come at the expense of a young player.


Unless someone changed the laws of mathematics, Martina being there inevitably means a younger player won't be.
fammmmedspin is offline  
post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
bigshow21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,414
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonBcn
She wasn't a junior either. But they gave her the WCs because people wanted to see her far more than some upcoming junior ranked 300 or something. Just as they do now with Martina.
I would definately much rather see her play than some 300th ranked nobody!

Jennifer Capriati!!!!


Proud to be one of Jen's Hell's Angels!
bigshow21 is offline  
post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 06:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 584
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cool Canuck
Why does Capriati (or anyone else) worries that much about a WC... Come on, there are EIGHT, EIGHT WC given for the maindraw. And people complain that the greatest player of all time get one? With all she did for womens tennis, she deserves to get a couple of WC.
I know !

people are really over-rating RE: this whole "up and comers"--> truth is that most WC are given to underachievers or over-rated young players that lose early anyway. I mean...would Olivia Lukasiewicz make better use of a WC?
Eurotennisfan is offline  
post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 07:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Parallel Universe
Posts: 168
                     
"I asked for a wild card into qualifying so I have more matches," Navratilova said of Eastbourne

Whether she enters qualifying or the main draw, she'll still only get to play one match
callado is offline  
post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2004, 07:16 PM
Senior Member
 
GBTG_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Paisley
Posts: 10,444
                     
just means emily, mel or karen won't get one.

way to go lta, try and promote the british game but instea dof giving a wild card to one of our up and coming players, give it to nav.

people dont wanna see her play singles and get beat (especially in qualies) they lik eseeing her play doubles because doubles is generally relaxed, late in the day and she can really show off, lol.
GBTG_Fan is online now  
post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2004, 11:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: T*H*A*I*L*A*N*D
Posts: 2,365
                     


good luck martina
Sadka is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome