That's an unfortunate second round match. But I guess this is the standard John (and Sam) are going to have to get used to
That sucks about Mariyana, but she was pretty unlikely to be accepted to any of those anyway wasn't she? Actually, how do
players gain entry to their first senior tournaments without getting wildcards, if they have no ranking points? Do you just sign up for everything and hope that sooner or later there are enough withdrawals to get you in?