8 wild cards :
one for an australian player
: Alicia Molik (?) if she doesn t have protected ranking and wants to play, or maybe Casey Dellaqua or Sophie Ferguson, depends on the winner of the mini tournament to receive the WC, a little hope for Jelena Dokic...
7 others very likely for french players :
I think the following players will get it with 100% certitude :
All french girls between 100 and 200 = Séverine Brémond
(coming back from an injury), Stéphanie Cohen Aloro
(clay isn t her best surace but she has won ITF Biarritz), Aravane Rezaï
(for me in top 100 by the end of 2006
), Mathilde Johansson
(in a slump but still #170)
(definitely the best french junior )
the last 2 : not sure, next players are Virginie Pichet, Pauline Parmentier, Aurélie Védy, Florence Haring, Julie Coin, Youlia Fedossova ad Mayline Andrieux
For me Virginie Pichet
(good come back after injury, solid on clay) and Youlia Fedossova
(promising talent) should receive the last spots
sad for Védy and Coin because they've improved thier game a lot, but Aurélie will receive a ticket for doubles I think and Julie will play qualies
French federaton has organized WC play-offs a few years ago but I don t think something will be this year
Last possibility : give the invitation to a rising star (Agniezska Radwanska, Anna Tatishvili...) or more likely to a former top player (Chanda Rubin?)
Roland Garros is coming
I won t study anymore!
What do you think?????????????????????????????????????