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Congrats! Hopefully she can bring more of that Las Vegas magic

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Receiving main draw wildcards on the women’s side are

Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR),
Sorana Cirstea (ROU),
Sabine Lisicki (GER),
Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS),
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA).

Quali WCs

Joining Audra Cohen as wild cards into the women’s qualifying draw are Sloane Stephens (USA), Marina Erakovic (NZL), Tammy Hendler (BEL) and Anna Tatishvili (GEO).

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Re: CoCo VANDEWEGHE becomes the only American to recieve a MainDraw WC for Miami!

and they expect American women's tennis to progress when they cherry pick WCs,they should have given at least three American youngsters a chance to taste the big league.
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It's not all about WCs. Learn to play tennis, get a good feel for your game in different situations, then move up.

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Hopefully she gets a good draw and gets some points.
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Hopefully she gets a good draw and gets some points.

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That is only six WCs that have been announced then. That means there are still two more WCs yet to be given out. Personally I think Asia Muhammed deserves one after her work in Las Vegas but we will see.

Regarding the distribution of WCs, particularly that only one of the six announced has gone to an American, this is actually not new. Last year Miami gave only one out of their eight WCs to an American. The year before that they gave 4 of 8, substantially more, but still less than a country normally gives there home players. Personally I wouldn't really like to make any judgements on the decision, but clearly one can make both a positive and negative argument for this policy. All I will say is it is unusual compared to other events.

I do believe I heard somewhere that Miami often give out WCs to players that have a particular sponsor although I can't remember which sponsor that would be, another poster might wish to shed some light on this. Having said all that, looking at the list I don't really see too many undeserving names there. I'm not so sure about Dubois who has been around a while and is 21 and not in great form either, but all five of the other girls are young very talented players with great futures.

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looking at the list I don't really see too many undeserving names there. I'm not so sure about Dubois who has been around a while and is 21 and not in great form either, but all five of the other girls are young very talented players with great futures.
I've had the same thought about the list.

Why does Erakovic need a quali WC? Even with her ranking a few weeks ago she would've made it, bordering on being seeded.
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That is only six WCs that have been announced then. That means there are still two more WCs yet to be given out. Personally I think Asia Muhammed deserves one after her work in Las Vegas but we will see.

Regarding the distribution of WCs, particularly that only one of the six announced has gone to an American, this is actually not new. Last year Miami gave only one out of their eight WCs to an American. The year before that they gave 4 of 8, substantially more, but still less than a country normally gives there home players. Personally I wouldn't really like to make any judgements on the decision, but clearly one can make both a positive and negative argument for this policy. All I will say is it is unusual compared to other events.

I do believe I heard somewhere that Miami often give out WCs to players that have a particular sponsor although I can't remember which sponsor that would be, another poster might wish to shed some light on this. Having said all that, looking at the list I don't really see too many undeserving names there. I'm not so sure about Dubois who has been around a while and is 21 and not in great form either, but all five of the other girls are young very talented players with great futures.
Thanks for pointing that out, i did not know this .
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It annoys me that they're only giving a wild card to one American girl.

Even worse choices for the qualy wild cards.

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Why does Coco keep getting WCs ahead of other American youngsters like Asia Muhammed?

I'm not sure what is up with Dubois getting one either, and this is the 2nd WC in a row for Pivovarova after main draw in Indian Wells this week.
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Re: CoCo VANDEWEGHE recieves a MainDraw WC for Miami! Other WCs announced in pos

Amber Liu deserves to have one
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Re: CoCo VANDEWEGHE recieves a MainDraw WC for Miami! Other WCs announced in pos

Dubois probably got one because of a WC exchange that started last year (Womens WC in MD of Miami for a Mens MD WC in Toronto/Montreal).

And a women's player gets a qualy wc into Toronto/Montreal (last year was Cecil).
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Re: CoCo VANDEWEGHE recieves a MainDraw WC for Miami! Other WCs announced in pos

Pivovarova probably got one because she was the runner up in the girls tournament last year, with Cirstea being the winner. Hence, they both received WCs

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