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