Its not an insults monster.
With three WTA events in Australia, 21 wildcards to be handed out it. It was inevitable that some lower ranked players would benefit in receiving main draw wildcards.
I think Tennis Australia has really tried to maximise the representation of Aussie women in events this year.
Sydney - MD - Molik, Hewitt<br />Sydney - QD -
Canberra - MD Evie, McQuillan, Stewart, Ellwood<br />Canberra - QD Grahame
Tasmania - MD Pratt<br />Tasmania - QD Van Elden, Wheeler, (Watson & Stosur had direct entry through play in, dunno for sure if they have accepted those)
Remove all the those and their are like 3 top 300 Aussies unallocated in Dittmann, McShea and Musgrave.
So Hewitt wasn't a ridiculous choice at all. For starters she would draw the most interest of the remaining players because of who her brother is. Secondly she has already played in 2 WTA events last year. She beat Nola, pushed McQuillan to 7-5 in the 3rd, pushed Farina 6-3 7-5 last year and also played Lina Krasnoroutskaya so she probably has more experience at this level other than McShea and Musgrave.
I hope she can cause an upset, either way its a good experience for her and I hope I get to see her play on TV! Cos I haven't seen her play for 2 years.