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Wildcards went to: Monique Adamczak (Sydney, NSW), Sophie Ferguson (Sydney NSW), Emelyn Starr (Tamworth, NSW), Marija Mirkovic (Hillside, Vic), Shannon Golds (Gold Coast, Qld), Sally Peers (Melbourne, Vic), Anna Wishink (Hobart, Tas) and Brittany Sheed (Kalgoorlie, WA).

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Pretty good choices, no real surprises, maybe Calderwood and Bai were unlucky? I think they couldn have been the only other possibilities, not sure who they could have replaced from the list though
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Nah perfect choices I'd say. Nice to see Shannon given a go for once.
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exactly who i wanted Great to see Shannon in there

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Sophie could win a match, but other girls have slim chanches of winning a set.

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Terrific. Maybe they'll like, release the draw sometime?
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I think it's getting released Wednesday night Melbourne time

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All Aussies too much maybe? idk

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Pretty good choices, no real surprises, maybe Calderwood and Bai were unlucky? I think they couldn have been the only other possibilities, not sure who they could have replaced from the list though
Calderwood? She's done didly squat. She shouldn't have been given a Sydney Q WC.

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Nah perfect choices I'd say. Nice to see Shannon given a go for once.
Couldn't agree more
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All Aussies too much maybe? idk
Well what were you expecting Ruajdnfja Jajajddkuvovoahnnvokova from Kazhakstan to be awarded a qualifying wildcard when she is ranked 1094857th in the world
It's the Australian Open! With no reciprocal qualifying arrangements, why would they go to anyone BUT Australians

All good choices. No way Calderwood should have even been considered. Bai was a tad unlucky, but she has been injured and has been in average form, so rightly overlooked.

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Well what were you expecting Ruajdnfja Jajajddkuvovoahnnvokova from Kazhakstan to be awarded a qualifying wildcard when she is ranked 1094857th in the world
It's the Australian Open! With no reciprocal qualifying arrangements, why would they go to anyone BUT Australians

All good choices. No way Calderwood should have even been considered. Bai was a tad unlucky, but she has been injured and has been in average form, so rightly overlooked.
But yeah why would we give wildcards to non-Australians...?
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They got it right this year. Everyone here deserves a go.

Shannon Golds has been ignored over the years, so it's great to see her get some recognition. Alison Bai has received qualy WCs for the last two Opens and really hasn't shown much improvement so a good decision to leave her out. Tyra Calderwood has never played Open qualies before, but she is just not good enough quite frankly. The only other person in with a shot was Mia Vriens, but she's far too inexperienced at senior level.
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Well what were you expecting Ruajdnfja Jajajddkuvovoahnnvokova from Kazhakstan to be awarded a qualifying wildcard when she is ranked 1094857th in the world
It's the Australian Open! With no reciprocal qualifying arrangements, why would they go to anyone BUT Australians

All good choices. No way Calderwood should have even been considered. Bai was a tad unlucky, but she has been injured and has been in average form, so rightly overlooked.
Yeah, but one or two talented juniors. All Aussies is ridiculous imo. How about people like Zhou, who's Asian or Vandeweghe who won the US Open?

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Yeah, but one or two talented juniors. All Aussies is ridiculous imo. How about people like Zhou, who's Asian or Vandeweghe who won the US Open?
Then Zhou should get a wildcard into Beijing and Vandeweghe should get one into the US Open.
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