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Exclamation Nicole Pratt Drops Bombshell: "I Am Playing Like A Top 50 Player"

Pratt aiming for wildcardSportalAustralian veteran Nicole Pratt believes her past performances should be enough to win her a wildcard into the Australian Open.

An injury-plagued 2005 has seen Pratt's ranking drop to 126, not enough to earn her an automatic berth in the first Grand Slam of the Year.

Pratt is embarking on a gruelling summer schedule to get herself ready for the tournament, and told Channel Ten she hopes her record of a fourth round appearance and two third rounds at the Australian Open will win her a spot.

"I will be devastated if I wasn't given the opportunity given what I have done in the past," she said.

"My ranking has just slipped out of that cutoff point and I hope Tennis Australia officials recognise I am playing like a top 50 player."
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in that case she should have played in the wc tournament. if we go by past merit, dokic has done way better than her and yet, jelena played the tournament

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Not sure what from Nicole's 2005 results make her think she is playing like Top 50

CanberraJan 16 2005
1Y Fedak - N Pratt(6)6-0 6-3

Australian OpenJan 30 2005
1J Jankovic(23) - N Pratt6-1 6-3

Pan Pacific OpenFeb 6 2005
1M Mikaelian-Q - N Pratt6-4 6-3

DohaFeb 27 2005
1N Pratt - S Sfar-WC7-5 6-2
2A Molik(4) - N Pratt6-3 6-2

DubaiMar 6 2005
Qual 1N Pratt - A Kremer7-5 6-2
Qual 2G Voskoboeva - N Pratt5-7 6-4 6-1

Indian WellsMar 20 2005
1K Clijsters - N Pratt6-2 6-1

MiamiApr 3 2005
1N Pratt - T Tanasugarn6-3 6-2
2A Molik(7) - N Pratt6-2 6-3

Amelia IslandApr 10 2005
1D Chladkova - N Pratt-WC6-1 7-67

CharlestonApr 17 2005
1K Srebotnik - N Pratt-WC7-5 6-1

EstorilMay 1 2005
1N Pratt - A Serra-Zanetti2-6 6-1 6-1
2N Li(4) - N Pratt7-5 6-1

RabatMay 8 20051N Li(1) - N Pratt6-0 6-0

PragueMay 15 2005
1N Pratt - Y Meusburger-LL6-4 6-1
2M Diaz-Oliva - N Pratt6-2 6-1

Roland GarrosJune 5 2005
1M Irvin - N Pratt5-7 6-4 8-6

BirminghamJune 12 2005
1N Pratt-WC - C Castano-LL7-5 7-5
2A Sugiyama(8) - N Pratt-WC7-5 6-4

WimbledonJuly 3 20051N Pratt - L Cervanova3-6 6-3 6-1
2V Williams(14) - N Pratt7-5 6-3

College Park ($50,000 - MD)July 10 2005
1N Pratt(3) - E Peters6-3 6-1
2N Pratt(3) - D Kix4-6 6-2 6-1
QF N Pratt(3) - T Dabek6-4 7-63
SF C Pin(2) - N Pratt(3)2-6 6-3 6-3

Louisville ($50,000 - KY)July 17 2005
1N Pratt(3) - B Mattek6-4 6-3
2N Pratt(3) - J Kirkland6-2 7-5
QF N Pratt(3) - S Bammer(7)6-4 6-4
SF A Harkleroad - N Pratt(3)6-1 6-4

TorontoAug 21 2005
Qual 1M Muller - N Pratt(17)6-0 3-6 6-4

New HavenAug 28 2005
Qual 1S Peng(1) - N Pratt5-7 7-5 6-4

US OpenSep 11 2005
1N Pratt - A Morigami6-70 6-0
2L Granville - N Pratt6-4 5-7 7-5

KolkataSep 25 2005
1S Bammer - N Pratt6-1 6-3

SeoulOct 2 2005
1N Pratt - S Kim-WC6-2 2-6 6-4
2L Granville - N Pratt6-2 6-1

Japan OpenOct 9 2005
Qual 1S Hisamatsu - N Pratt(7)7-5 5-7 7-5

BangkokOct 16 2005
Qual 1N Pratt - J Hopkins6-3 6-3
Qual 2T Obziler - N Pratt6-1 6-4

PhiladelphiaNov 6 2005
Qual 1M Alves - N Pratt(5)5-7 6-3 7-64

Pittsburgh ($75,000 - PA)Nov 13 2005
1N Pratt - M Brengle6-1 6-22S Dubois - N Pratt6-4 6-4

Tucson ($75,000 - USA)Nov 20 2005
1B Mattek - N Pratt6-3 1-6 6-3
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i saw the match she won in miami (over tanasugarn). it was the worst match i've seen in a long time

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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I saw it on the news. She said "I am playing like a Top 50 player" and then something like, "or even higher".
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Oh yeah, and she seems to have cut her hair even shorter.
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pierce0145 have you ever considered working for a tabloid?Your thread titles are waay over the top.
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I have considered it but my current job pays more so I probably will not become a tabloid writer
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She has such great wins this year: lol:
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She's the one who should be banned for eight years

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I am a big fan of Pratty, and I think that what Nicole meant, is that she could climb back up into the top 50. I mean, her results this year are
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I couldn't keep a straight face when I opened this, sorry.
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Pratty not only dropped a bombshell, She is a bombshell

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I couldn't keep a straight face when I opened this, sorry.
Neither could I when I wrote the first post
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