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Question Predict the US Open Wildcards

USTA usually does some crappy selecting:

I think:

Shenay Perry
Meilen Tu
Ashley Harkleroad
Bethanie Mattek
Jessica Kirkland
Carly Gullickson
Alexandra Stevenson
Zuzana Zemenova
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I would hope Jelly gets one

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Does Shenay not qualify on merit of her ranking for a place in the main draw???

Anyway I think Alex Stevenson,Jewel Peterson,Shadisha Robinson and hopefully Jelena Dokic will get wcs.

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I would hope Jelly gets one
It is common knowledge that USTA only gives wildcards to American players.
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Does Shenay not qualify on merit of her ranking for a place in the main draw???

Anyway I think Alex Stevenson,Jewel Peterson,Shadisha Robinson and hopefully Jelena Dokic will get wcs.
right now her ranking is 130. cutoff is on July 18th
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Tu wasn't given one last year, so she'll probably have to fend for herself in qualies once again. If she qualifies this year, she'd be the first player I can remember who qualified for all four slams in one year.

Did Zemenova win the NCAA championships? The winner gets in I think.

Stevenson isn't deserving IMO until she at least wins a match this year. If she can't win in challengers, she should have to qualify for the US Open. Perry might be forced to qualify.

What about Chanda? Will she get direct entry based on protected rank? If not, she'll get a WC.

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Anyway I think Alex Stevenson,Jewel Peterson,Shadisha Robinson and hopefully Jelena Dokic will get wcs.
You mean HOPE right? Because I don't see any of them getting WC into the maindraw.
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Jessica Kirkland and Megan Alexander will prolly get one.(both Junior players)

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I ceertainly think Ashley Harkleroad deserves one the way shes been playing these past few weeks. Would like to see J.Do get one (even just for qualies...you WILL accept it Jelena). I would also like to see Vakulenko get one cos her performance at wimbledon was highlly impressive and shows she deserves to be back in the top 100, if she can compete like that.

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Tu wasn't given one last year, so she'll probably have to fend for herself in qualies once again. If she qualifies this year, she'd be the first player I can remember who qualified for all four slams in one year.

Did Zemenova win the NCAA championships? The winner gets in I think.

Stevenson isn't deserving IMO until she at least wins a match this year. If she can't win in challengers, she should have to qualify for the US Open. Perry might be forced to qualify.

What about Chanda? Will she get direct entry based on protected rank? If not, she'll get a WC.


You mean HOPE right? Because I don't see any of them getting WC into the maindraw.
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Tu has been playing a lot better this year. And she qualified for all the other majors, so she deserves a break.

Zemenova won the NCAA's. Amber Liu won't get in

Stevenson wasn't deserving last year either, but she got one. And Perry is one of America's 'future girls' And she's not that good.

I'm sure Chanda will get the injury ranking or whatever.

There is no way Jewel and Shadisha are getting wildcards.
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1. Zuzana Zemenova
2. U18 National Champ
3. Ashley Harkleroad
4. Jessica Kirkland
5. Carly Gullickson
6. Shenay Perry

these ones seem like sure bets to me, leaving 2 spots open which could be determined based on performance in the hardcourt events leading up to the Open. Angela Haynes is right around the cut-off mark, and should get in, but if she doesn't she'll get a WC too. Mary Gambale may have a chance for the WC, she's only played a couple events this year but she is young and did beat Irvin, Perry, Lee-Waters, and Jackson (on clay anyway) so if she can get a couple of decent efforts on hardcourt too I think she will get one. The last one may either be a pity wildcard for Stevenson (unless they feel she should use her protected ranking to play qualies) or perhaps Alexa Glatch.

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I thought Alexa would have gotten one, but I wasn't sure. I think Alexus Jones will get one into qualies
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Alex won't get one this year, they are done with her.

I wouls say that Harkleroad and Kirkland are pretty much locks. Haynes and Osterloh shouldn't need them. I also hope Sunitha Rao gets one, and I think Kelly McCain has got a shot at one as well.
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