Oh I am pretty sure they would give her one if she requested it (unless they've already given them out, I only know Petkovic has got one). I was more saying there doesn't seem to be any suggestion that she will request one.
In re WCs,I suspect that some tourney bosses make their decisions based on how the player carries herself professionally;i.e.,will she appreciate the WC by giving a sincere effort.For all of the criticisms of her performances,I haven't heard anyone accusing Caroline of half-assing it in her matches.
Personally,if I were a tourney boss with a nice event,I wouldn't give Lisicki a WC--unless she had announced some sort of high-profile,swimsuit photo shoot at our tourney site--because I'd suspect that she might come out with a pathetic,NON-effort in her opening match...and then concoct some asinine,fake illness as an excuse for her 6-2,6-2 loss before quickly flitting off elsewhere.Montreal caught some flak a couple years ago when they refused to grant a WC to a formerly-high-ranked player.They did an amateurish,classless job of handling it in the media but,bottom line,I think that they didn't wanna cast their WC pearls to swine...someone who'd show her gratitude with a tank-ish,totally-uninspired loss.
Even though Caroline doesn't command quite the same respect that she used to,she's still a fairly decent attraction for many fans,I suspect...plus she'd at least make a fair effort in her matches and even help the tourney out with any reasonable promo requests.At a smaller Premier like Charleston,it'd be worthwhile to have her there,IMO
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