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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2011, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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WWW AO Q1: Kristina Mladenovic vs. Heather Watson

Really gutted one of them has to lose as early as Q1... even worse that this isn't even on the televised court.

Mladenovic got into the draw as an alternate; ridiculous that Garcia got the wildcard, I was sure Kristina would get it after the Hopman Cup showing. Though, one could say if she loses here in the first qualifying round, it wasn't an unjust decision... but she's playing another big up and comer in Heather Watson. The two are 17 and 18, with Mladenovic the younger player. Watson made the Auckland QF just last week and won the 2009 US Open Girls' Singles title, with Mladenovic taking the French Open title in that same year.
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awful draw, probably watson in 2
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I thought Mladenovic got a WC?

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I thought Mladenovic got a WC?
Caroline Garcia received it.
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she didn't, it was given to Garcia
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Caroline Garcia received it.
Who the fuck?

Anyways go Kristina!

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Really gutted one of them has to lose as early as Q1... even worse that this isn't even on the televised court.

Mladenovic got into the draw as an alternate; ridiculous that Garcia got the wildcard, I was sure Kristina would get it after the Hopman Cup showing. Though, one could say if she loses here in the first qualifying round, it wasn't an unjust decision... but she's playing another big up and comer in Heather Watson. The two are 17 and 18, with Mladenovic the younger player. Watson made the Auckland QF just last week and won the 2009 US Open Girls' Singles title, with Mladenovic taking the French Open title in that same year.
I disagree with you. Kristina really needs to get her rank up, which she will if she wins matches in qualies and it's better for French tennis that our two most promising youngsters have a chance to participate in the first Grand Slam of the year.

Having said that, its indeed a pretty tough first round. Hope one of them qualifies eventually.

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That's true; Mladenovic got this wildcard when she was in a similar or even a worse position than Garcia is in now, but I don't think there was anyone marginally better or more 'deserving' when she got it in 2009. Still, Robson received a qualifying wildcard last year because of the Hopman Cup appearance and I had a faint idea in my mind that a similar thing would happen. No disrespect to Garcia, though; I have no idea about her other than that she DOES have top 100 scalps, so a kind draw could end well for her; or, perhaps, ideally she could draw a top player and be on a televised court / stadium. A part of me wants Mladenovic to win this match just so she can get into the draw despite Garcia getting the wildcard; though, I'm thankful she even managed to get into the qualifying as an alternate. It'd have been a travesty if she'd have had to miss out on the tournament entirely.

Also as a side note, this is more of an "excuse" that anything but it didn't help Kristina's ranking that she was so unfortunately injured last year; however, if this is truly why her ranking is where it is now, missing out on this tournament shouldn't matter as, if healthy, she should climb steadily up throughout the rest of the year anyway.
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Shitty draw !
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WHY


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Re: WWW AO Q1: Kristina Mladenovic vs. Heather Watson

Watson

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Please win, Kristina

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Voted Heather but don't really care.

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Bad draw.

I'll go for Heather I guess.
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