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Wimbledon Wild Cards Announced

Four British women have received wild cards and will join Anne Keothavong in the main draw of the Grand Slam beginning on 23rd June. British number two Katie O’Brien who is through to round two at the WTA event in Birmingham will be playing in her fifth Wimbledon. The 22 year old from Yorkshire won a round at the All England Club last year and, having had an impressive year so far will be hoping to extend her run of form into The Championships.

Elena Baltacha, Mel South and Naomi Cavaday have also received wild cards into the main draw. Amanda Elliott, Anna Fitzpatrick, Georgie Stoop and Sarah Borwell all have the opportunity of joining them, having been given wild cards into the qualifying draw.

Three all British pairs, recommended by the LTA, have received wild cards into the doubles event, Anne Keothavong and Melanie South, Elena Baltacha and Naomi Cavaday and Amanda Elliott and Katie O’Brien will all play in the women’s draw.

Carl Maes, Head of Women’s Tennis, added: “All four girls who have been given main draw wild cards have been performing consistently well and have proved that they can perform well on grass. Those girls in qualifying have also shown me that they can challenge top 100 opposition and stand a good chance of challenging for a place in main draw.”

The wild card play-offs begin on Tuesday 10th June with the finalists in the men’s and women’s draws guaranteed wild cards into Wimbledon qualifying.

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Ladies' singles
Elena Baltacha (GBR)
Naomi Cavaday (GBR)
Katie O’Brien (GBR)
Melanie South GBR
Urszula Radwankska (POL)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
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Re: Wimbledon Wild Cards Announced

4 MD and 4 Q wc's ? Is that all ? Any WC's left ?

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I hate to say it but Anna Fitzpatrick shouldn't of gotten a QWC. She's been playing awful tennis this year and should of been made to play the WC playoff. At least then she would be able to get some confidence.

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4 MD and 4 Q wc's ? Is that all ? Any WC's left ?
I would think so. Aren't there usually 8 wcs per draw ??
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just 4 wc's?
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4 MD and 4 Q wc's ? Is that all ? Any WC's left ?
Probably foreigners.

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Where are the other WCs?


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Where are the other WCs?

I guess just the British WCs were announced. The others will probobly be announced when they make a final decision.
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http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/...108347563.html
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full list posted. There are two spots left.

Doubles wildcards are an absolute joke. Britain have got some really good doubles pairings, and they give it to Bally/Naomi who have played 10 doubles events between them and have played together 3 times

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So, 2 MDWC and 4 QWC left.

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Re: Wimbledon Wild Cards Announced

Suarez Navarro

With that impressive grass court record of 0-0
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Carla Suarez got a WC? She'll probably lose 60 60 on grass!

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I really hope that they won't give a MD WC to Ula Radwanska as they are used to doing with the junior winner of the previous year. She has had enough WCs this year & her form has been really terrible.
If I understood well, the 2 finalists of the WC play-off have Q WCs. If so, there would be only 2 other one remaining.

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