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US Open Wild Cards

Wild cards:

1. Casey Dellacqua
2. Aravane Rezaï
3. Madison Keys
4. Lauren Davis
5. Jill Craybas
6. Sloane Stephens
7. Alison Riske
8. Jamie Hampton

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post #2 of 73 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Re: US Open Wild Cards

My predictions:

1. Australian reciprocal wildcard - Anastasia Rodionova will probably get in the MD on her own ranking. Casey Dellacqua is the obvious choice. Only other player in the top 200 is Sally Peers but her results in these last few months have been disastrous. Plus she hasn't played a match since losing in 1st round Wimbledon Q.
2. French reciprocal wildcard - Aravane Rezaï sounds like the logical choice, no matter how bad she's playing. She was top 15 WTA last year and has done well in the USO in the past.
3. US Open wildcard play-off winner
4. Winner of the U18 championships
5. Alison Riske
6. Sloane Stephens
7. Jamie Hampton
8. Alexia Glatch or Chichi Scholl

No way Capra is gonna get a MDWC. She's leaving for Duke in a few weeks and has been playing terrible this year. Only win over a top 300 player this year was against Julia Cohen She is in fact 4-13 this year having played basically ITF

My choices for qualifying:

1. Julia Boserup
2. Beatrice Capra
3. Lauren Davis
4. Jessica Pegula
5. Krista Hardebeck
6. Madison Keys
7. Sachia Vickery
8. Last year Junior Champion - Daria Gavrilova

As most likely one of these girls will win the U18 All-American, last WC would give it to either Min or Gibbs although I would love Monica Puig to get a QWC here. NYC has a massive Puertorican community, and after all Puerto Rico is kinda part of the US Plus Monica of course is a talented junior who is top 300 WTA already, won ITFs and played the final at this year Australian & French Open Junior tournaments.

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Mónica Puig would be a LOVELY choice for QWC!
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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Australian - Dellacqua
French - Garcia
Stephens
Hampton
Glatch
Riske/Capra (if Riske would make cut off)

Q:
Boserup
Davis
Fink
Pegula
Keys
Barte
Muhammed

If one of those will win Play off I would choose Shelby Rogers as BU.
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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Glatch
Hampton
Stephens

Those 3 are all locks.

Capra will get a MDWC based on last year's 3R alone even though her results don't warrant it.

French WC and Australian WC.

Leaves the US Playoff and U18 winner. Hopefully Alison wins the playoff. If she doesn't and I were the USTA, I'd make her play qualies. She should get through but with her recent form, who knows.
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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Alison if offered a WC I think would reject once again this year (she was offered a chance to win one, but withdrew). I think she'd rather try to gain the Qualifying points.

1. Aussie WC - Rodionova, if not her then Dellacqua. (By that I mean Rodionova gets in on her own ranking due to withdrawals)
2. French WC - Rezai.
3. Play-off Winner
4. 18's Nationals WC: Davis is my pick to win the Nationals.
5. Hampton
6. Stephens
7. Glatch
8. Riske/Scholl/Weinhold/Brodsky/Craybas


I understand why Capra should get a WC since she made R3 and yada yada, but she will get eaten alive. She was lucky to play the tour's biggest 2 BBB's Rezai and Sprem. She should be happy with a QWC anyways, she is going to college and playing there.

8th option: Chichi is the next best choice after Alexa. Then we have Ashley who has gotten a WC in the past and has had some very good results in the past year and a half or so. Then we have the New Yorker Gail Brodsky, who also has been doing very well recently. But I think it should go to Jill Craybas. Of course, if Riske accepts the WC then obviously this whole discussion is pointless.


Qualifying:
Boserup
Davis
Fink
Muhammed
Keys
Pegula
Capra

If any win Nationals or play-off, then Hardebeck, Gibbs, Andrews.

Was there no Qualifying WC play-off this year? Sadly I feel Lindsay Lee-Waters, Rolle, and Jennifer Elie will get overlooked.


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Re: US Open Wild Cards

They really should give Jill one, even though its unlikely.

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Jill won't get one. A few years ago Osterloh was ranked in the seventies although she had missed the cut and they snubbed her. They're too obsessed with "the future". And they will give it to Capra, they know people will remember her from last year and it's a good way to show the youngsters that their good (even if lucky) performances do get noticed and rewarded. I hope Davis can win the play-off, she is deserving. Furthermore, Puig should get one as she has the results to warrant and is sort of American .

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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Can't see the FFT giving Rezai one as they don't get on

Aus luv to see Barty getting it but it's always the boring choices

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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Can't see Glatch getting a wildcard based on her form this year. Brodsky seems certain to get a qualifying WC, if she doesn't make it in on her own merit.
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Re: US Open Wild Cards

In the past year after a bad first half of 2010 and yet another injury with her ranking sinking close to 400, Alexa has gotten herself back near the top 150. Which is better than most American players.

Gail is in qualifying on her own ranking.


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craybas should get one!
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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Why is Glatch a lock?

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Re: US Open Wild Cards

Any chance they would give a WC to Voskoboeva?
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post #15 of 73 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2011, 12:22 AM
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Any chance they would give a WC to Voskoboeva?
Unlikely. She'll need to win one of the US Open series tournaments, in my opinion.
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