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Do you agree with the US Open Wildcards?

Personally, I am a bit confused on some of the choices for American wildcards -- but what do you think? I guess it is a given that

Ashley Harkleroad gets one, ( )and she does deserve it, a final at Auckland to start the year, and some steadier post-injury results have put her back inside the top 100. Shame the cut off is so early, it's a waste of a wildcard.

Kelly McCain also deserves one; a suprising rise indeed.

Not so sure Angela Haynes is merit for a WC this year for she really hasn't done much worth noting IMO in 2004 -- zero for three with her maindraw WC's this year, but hopefully that will change.

I suppose Jamea Jackson also deserves one, and despite a lesser ranking than Haynes, she has done well in the maindraw, taking out Casanova at Key Biscayne, and Santangelo in Birmingham to rise from 444 at the end of the year to a current ranking of 193.

Alexandra Stevenson - All I can say is I believe she was ranked inside the top 30 in August of 2003.

Jessica Kirkland - Good for her to repeat as National Champ.

Amber Liu

Bethanie Mattek has done well for herself this summer.

I guess I would have rather seen Lilia Osterloh receive a wildcard, as well as maybe Jenny Hopkins, or Abby Spears over Haynes and Stevenson. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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Osterloh instead of Stevenson for sure
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lilia should have got one!!
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Spacek instead of Stevenson.
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Osterloh instead of Stevenson for sure


I think maybe only Harkleroad deserves one more than her, and that is definitly debatable itself. Is she in the qualies btw?

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Those quallies-WC´s

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Osterloh definitely should have gotten a wild card over Harkleroad or Stevenson.
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I think maybe only Harkleroad deserves one more than her, and that is definitly debatable itself. Is she in the qualies btw?
I definitely agree. Ash has worked hard this year! But, Alexandra Stevenson? Gimme a break. Her whole US Open career is based on wildcards.

Let them eat cake.
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Shame a WC wasn't granted to Nicole Vaidisova after her win in Vancouver.

But I'm sure she will qualify and will explode the Main Draw
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I definitely agree. Ash has worked hard this year!
Her Ranking doesnt indicate this.
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osterloh definitely over stevenson

the other WCs look fine to me

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Stevenson is a waste of a wildcard, and I hope eventually she stops receiving freebies so that she is forced to start earning her positon and playing challengers, like she should be, unless or until she improves.







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Amber Liu is reasonable
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