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Talking US Open WOmen's Wild Cards Announced Today (Harkleroad, Stevenson Among Recipients)

Updated: 05:13 PM EDT

Harkleroad, Stevenson given U.S. Open wild cards

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Alexandra Stevenson and Ashley Harkleroad were among eight women given U.S. Open wild cards Wednesday.
Martina Navratilova, who played singles at the French Open and Wimbledon, did not ask for a wild card, the U.S. Tennis Association said. Navratilova, 47, has said she'll retire at the end of the season.

The other wild card entries for the year's last Grand Slam tournament, which starts Aug. 30, are Angela Haynes, Jamea Jackson, Jessica Kirkland, Amber Liu, Bethanie Mattek and Kelly McCain.

Six of the eight players are 20 or younger.

Stevenson, 23, is a former top 20 player now ranked 142nd. In 1999, she became the first female qualifier to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.

She's been hampered by tendinitis in her right shoulder much of this season, playing in the main draw at just six WTA Tour events this season. She was one of two players named to the U.S. Fed Cup team for each round last year and was a bronze medalist in singles at the 1999 Pan American Games.

Harkleroad, 20, is ranked No. 93. Formerly in the top 40, she began the year by reaching her first career tour final in Auckland, New Zealand.

The USTA also awarded nine wild-card entries for U.S. Open qualifying: Sarah Fansler, Alexa Glatch, Vania King, Alexandra Mueller, Jessica Nguyen, Jewel Peterson, Andrea Remynse, Neha Uberoi and Shikha Uberoi.

The men's wild cards are expected to be announced Thursday.



08/18/04 17:12 EDT

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Now for the million-dollar question: which USTA official did Alex sleep with to get her wild card?

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Glad Angela Haynes and Jamea Jackson got one.

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Now for the million-dollar question: which USTA official did Alex sleep with to get her wild card?
Dont' you mean her Mom?
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Dont' you mean her Mom?
No, I mean Alex. Have you seen Samantha Stevenson lately? There isn't enough money or alcohol on this planet to make me lie down with her.

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Alex, why don't you just give up and become a Tennis Channel commentator like Katrina Adams?


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Maybe it took both...I can't believe she got a MD Wildcard. Maybe a Qualies...but MD...dude...you've got to be kidding me.

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Alex, why don't you just give up and become a Tennis Channel commentator like Katrina Adams?
If she did that, her mother would have to go out and get a real job.....

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She's been hampered by tendinitis in her right shoulder much of this season,
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No, I mean Alex. Have you seen Samantha Stevenson lately? There isn't enough money or alcohol on this planet to make me lie down with her.
People do straage things for a few ducats.
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Alex Stevenson got hers by being Venus and Serena's valet--I mean, friend. Jessica Kirkland got hers by winning the USTA Girls 18 Nationals. Amber Liu got hers by winning the NCAA singles title (again). It would be politically incorrect to say how Jamea Jackson, Ashley Harkleroad and Angela Haynes got theirs. That leaves Bethanie Mattek and Kelly Mc Cain. How did they get theirs?

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I am totally speechless. I think it is best for me to just not say a word about this because nothing but negativity will come out if it
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No, I mean Alex. Have you seen Samantha Stevenson lately? There isn't enough money or alcohol on this planet to make me lie down with her.
But why would she want to sleep with you ? You are not a wta official , are you ?
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Minus Stevenson i think the MD choices are good. HAynes really hasnt played well recently though. If someone pulls out and Harkelroad gets in can they give her WC too someone else. The qualies WCS are alot more surprising to me. NO SUnitha Rao dont agree with that considering shes ranked ahead of the UBerois and theyve played I think about the same amount of tourneys. SHe did just loose to TUchband though. Like i said in another friend alot of the girls from nationals got WCS.
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I am totally speechless. I think it is best for me to just not say a word about this because nothing but negativity will come out if it
*big giant hug* its ok, its ok. Everything will be fine *escorts Heth out of the thread* just take deep breaths

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