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Who deserves the US WC for the AUS Open?

The Lisa Raymond thread got me thinking about who should get the WC, and I don't really have a clue who should get it??? What about Rubin, what is her status as far as protected ranking, health, etc. She would be a fair choice. Also I'm not 100% sure of the cutoff rank:

#118 Osterloh, Lilia
#126 Mattek, Bethanie
128 Raymond, Lisa
#130 Frazier, Amy
#139 Rolle, Ahsha
#146 Spears, Abigail
#171 Haynes, Angela
#186 Gullickson, Carly
#197 Kirkland, Jessica

none of those scream "I Deserve it more than the others"..
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Re: Who deserves the US WC for the AUS Open?

i thought i read somewhere that Madison Brengle got the WC -- i may be wrong though
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Chanda Rubin!

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I didn't even know we were going to get a WC

Did we make a deal with Tennis Australia? Like what they do with the French Federation?

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i thought i read somewhere that Madison Brengle got the WC -- i may be wrong though
I read that too somewhere.


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I don't think Chanda actually needs it because i think she can still use her injury ranking. I'm not sure though. With her history, injuries and higher profile in Australia than the others i think she would probably get one anyway from Tennis Australia - after all she's won the doubles, come within a point of making the final and played the longest women's match ever for the tournament
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I didn't even know an American does get a WC? If it is true it is beyond a joke. Tennis Australia gives a wildcard to a French player, Asian player, winner of WC play-off and now a US player as well? What's the point?
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I didn't even know an American does get a WC? If it is true it is beyond a joke. Tennis Australia gives a wildcard to a French player, Asian player, winner of WC play-off and now a US player as well? What's the point?

Because Tennis Australia made the deal last year so that Molik could get a WC into the US Open.
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I gotta say I think Chanda will get it

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I didn't even know an American does get a WC? If it is true it is beyond a joke. Tennis Australia gives a wildcard to a French player, Asian player, winner of WC play-off and now a US player as well? What's the point?
err there is a very good point. We get an wildcard into the French and US in return. In regards to the Asian WC they sell the tournament as the slam of Asia pacific because huge amounts of sponsorship dollars and tourism for the tournament come from Asia. It's only right that we try to increase the number of Asian participating in the event. The WC play off is just making the young girls earn it so i don't see the problem - Molik and Dokic got it the last two years but that just means another place is free that they would have got anyway.
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The Lisa Raymond thread got me thinking about who should get the WC, and I don't really have a clue who should get it??? What about Rubin, what is her status as far as protected ranking, health, etc. She would be a fair choice. Also I'm not 100% sure of the cutoff rank:

#118 Osterloh, Lilia
#126 Mattek, Bethanie
128 Raymond, Lisa
#130 Frazier, Amy
#139 Rolle, Ahsha
#146 Spears, Abigail
#171 Haynes, Angela
#186 Gullickson, Carly
#197 Kirkland, Jessica

none of those scream "I Deserve it more than the others"..

Rolle, a young pro who has struggled hard for her ranking, would be a good choice. Mattek, Haynes, and Osterloh have had a LOT of USTA help already over the years.
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I think Rolle is the best choice. As vogus said she did struggle for her ranking. I think another decent choice on that list would be Spears. She made the third round here a couple of years ago and is finding a decent top 50 form again.

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It should definitely go to CHANDA RUBIN.
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