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Wimbledon Wildcards Announced

Andrew Murray was one of nine Britons to get a wildcard for Wimbledon, just hours after recording his first ATP Tour win at Queen's Club.



The 18-year-old Scot, who beat Santiago Ventura on Monday, will be joined by Josh Goodall, Alan Mackin, Jonathan Marray and David Sherwood.

Elena Baltacha, Amanda Janes, Anne Keothavong and Katie O'Brien were the British women handed wildcards.

Other wildcards went to Cara Black, Jelena Dokic and Mark Philippoussis. Three more women and two more men will be announced later.

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Pretty much they seem okay. Although a bit surprised to see Katie O'Brien getting one, she's not done that well over the past few weeks.

Jelena Dokic was always going to get one, but why Cara Black? She'll just get whipped surely?

I would expect one of the remaining 3 to be given to Chanda Rubin.

The other 2 will go to the winner and runner-up of the LTA Play-off which begins tomorrow.

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Cara Black - the good old United Kingdom rules ... I wonder about Dokic though. Change of nationality again?
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Black won two doubles junior events, one singles junior, doubles and mixed doubles in Wimbledon
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Cara Black ???????????

Jelena Dokic ??????????????????????????????
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Jelena Dokic was always going to get one, but why Cara Black? She'll just get whipped surely?
Her Wimbledon record is impresive...

Cara won last year both doubles and mixed doubles in Wimbledon

In junior competition she was both singles and doubles winner in Wimbledon '97

She has played the singles tournament 7 times reaching the 3rd round twice

She's world #2 in doubles right now

Still a weird choice to award that WC to her but no doubt she's a familiar face for organisers and public there

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Black deserves it. She's still trying to get herself playing well in singles. Huber is a good partner for her because she doesn't play much if any singles and will probably play any doubles tourni Black request if it will help Cara get better in singles.
I hope the other one goes to Chanda and I'm sure Dokic will play as good as she can with that wildcard. This is a big chance for all of them. A player like Randiantety, Pennetta, Safina, Sugiyama (who played good on grass last year but is still struggling) are vulnerable on grass.
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Jelena. Im so glad she didnt skip the grass court season. Play amazing.

I hope Blake gets one of the other wildcards. His mom is British after all and he has been playing good lately.

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I'm so happy they decided to give one to Cara!

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Martina Navratilova is playing singles at s'Hertogenbosch. I think she is playing singles there to get match practice for Wimbledon so expect her to get one of the other WC's if she wants it.


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Cara has good results at Wimbly. I'm glad she got one, but I'm thinking she might have been better off winning come matches in qualies...Still, if she was going to get some good wins, it would be here. Grass is her best surface.

I thought Dokic was taking another 6 weeks off to "get fit".

I bet Martina N. gets one of the remaining WC's.

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they didn't give one to james blake!? Is he ranked high enough not to qualify???

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for giving a WC to Cara. It was about time doubles players get the respect they deserve
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