Re: Entry List
i think the ranks that are used for the md are April 11 (so after PV & Marbella yeah)
I'll be really intesrted to see who they award the WC's too.
As I wrote n a post a long time ago, French tennis is certaibnly not struggling (so many countires woudl love there depth in the women's game) but it certaibly isn';t as strong as it has been. The 1979 club are gone (Amelie, Emilie & Natalie - joining Sidot and Cocheteux from many years ago in retirment) & Pierce and Golovin also out.
Only Bartoli, Rezai, Razzano, Cornet (who is still in major slumpville) & Parmentier will get direct acceptance. Man, 6...that is the lowest in many years ? No??
After her disaterous 2009 (maybe brought on by her choke at RG last year) Mathilde Johansson won't even make the QD.
Cammy Pin in the same catergory- wtf happened?
Sev Beltrame- will probably scrap into top 200 and QD
Journeywomen Stephanie 's - Cohen Aloro and Foretz also won't make the main draw
Claire Feurestein also maybe has reached her potential- no top 100 for her
Olivia Sanchez- love her- f'cked up 2009 (why?? anyone know0 but has made good progress this year- will also miss out on md directly.
All of these women have not needed WC's consistantly at RG for the last 5 or so years but will all need one this year? Do the French Fed give ther 6 wc's to the above women- all who have been supportred in the past when they needed it and some of which have played Fed Cup when needed.
The 1988 group (like a new 79 gang) haven't progresses, I think Fedossova got to around 100 but has fallen away....Pavlovic, Huck & Vongsouthi have flirted with the top 200 but that is it?
Do they give the 6 WC's to 'the youth'? Only Mladenovic has really stared as a junior and has had some up and down results on the tour. Surely she is a WC for sure?
Maybe 20 year old Estellee Guisard who has improved will be given the chance?
A 'late bloomer'- like Claire F maybe Laurendon has also improved a lot? She could be rewarded?
As much as I would love them to be the following (I love the top 4 and are devo that they have had such bad 2000's)
5 Mladenovic (has to be)
7 USA, 8 AUS
I think the first 4 won't get a shot
More likely to be:
1 WC AUS- Don;t think Groth, Adamzcak or Ferguson- maybe ROgowska again? Dellaqua?
2 WC USA-Sloane Stephens
3 WC Kristina Mladenovic
4WC Yulia Fedossova
5WC Irena Pavlovic
6 WC Stephanie Vongsouthi
7 WC Guisard
8 WC Olivia Sanchez
(In QD, Cohen Aloro, Claire Feuerstein, Beltrame, Foretz)
Therefore: QD WC’s
1 WC Camille Pin
2 WC Laurendon
3 WC Johansson
6 WC Mraz
7 WC Chala
8 WC Hmmmm, maybe Laisne
Doubles WC's to
1 Pavlovic Fedossova
Feurestein Cohen aloro
Anyways, they are my random thoughts for the day