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Wimbledon 2012 wildcards

My Main Draw predictions:

1)Heather Watson - obvious reasons, if she doesnt make maindraw on her own ranking
2)Laura Robson- obvious reasons, loves the grass and with a good draw could win a few rounds
3)Naomi Broady- top 200, good game on grass
4)Melanie South- Hasnt been in the best of form but if she has a good next few tournaments in Asia then she might be considered if she makes top 250.

Other than Mel i dont see any of the other brits making top 250 by the date. Will they lower the 250 mark? Or will they have a playoff for maindraw instead of just qualies this year?

5) Ashleigh Barty- junior champ and the AELTC seem to love young players
6) Donna Vekic- Again a young player doing really well and she also trains in London
7) Someone who does well in the lead up grass tournaments?
8) Someone who does welll in the lead up grass tournaments?

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Re: Wimbledon 2012 wildcards

They might find a place for Johanna Konta..
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My Main Draw predictions:

1)Heather Watson - obvious reasons, if she doesnt make maindraw on her own ranking
2)Laura Robson- obvious reasons, loves the grass and with a good draw could win a few rounds
3)Naomi Broady- top 200, good game on grass
4)Melanie South- Hasnt been in the best of form but if she has a good next few tournaments in Asia then she might be considered if she makes top 250.

Other than Mel i dont see any of the other brits making top 250 by the date. Will they lower the 250 mark? Or will they have a playoff for maindraw instead of just qualies this year?

5) Ashleigh Barty- junior champ and the AELTC seem to love young players
6) Donna Vekic- Again a young player doing really well and she also trains in London
7) Someone who does well in the lead up grass tournaments?
8) Someone who does welll in the lead up grass tournaments?
Ash and Donna might get qualie ones, but not MD ones. Katie O'brien and Tara moore will get them and probably Johanna Konta because she is becoming Brit for 3 years now.

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Katie O'brien is retired, I think Emily Webley Smith might be given one again.

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Re: Wimbledon 2012 wildcards

It's hard to see at this stage:

1 Heather Watson will get one if she is not high ranked enough to get in directly.
2 Laura Robson
3 Naomi Broady

These three are absolute certainties for wild cards, partly because the committee will be scratching their heads about the other five:

No other Brit girl is likely to be top 250 so I can't see any others getting MDWC. Melanie South could do it but she really needs an unlikely purple patch over the next few weeks.

Other candidates

Johanna Konta - still waiting for her British passport, but at least she will be top 250 so the next best thing, especially as there are few other choices. But she didn't even get a QWC last year so she may be out in the cold until that nationality finally changes, which would be sad as she gets the benefit of neither British nor Australian citizenship at this point.
Ashleigh Barty - may get a QWC instead of a MDWC but would definitely get one of the two as junior champion. But is it fair for her to get a MDWC and not a Britgirl if she is not top 250?
Alisa Kleybanova - presumably she will use her protected ranking to get main draw entry, but I could see her getting a WC if she doesn't, would make a good story
Player who does well in the grass season, esp Birmingham - like Sabine Lisicki last year
Player who does well at Roland Garros (qf or last 16) but too low-ranked at cut-off to get main draw Wimbledon entry eg Carla Suarez Navarro, Barbara Schwartz
World no 1 junior (they gave one to Disaster Nastya one year)
Someone totally random who gets one by mistake eg Victoria Kutuzova

Is there a QWC play-off for Britgirls like Tara Moore and Lucy Brown who won't be high-ranked enough to get a MDWC?
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Alisa Kleybanova - presumably she will use her protected ranking to get main draw entry, but I could see her getting a WC if she doesn't, would make a good story
Alisa doesn't have a SR. I hope she receives a Q-WC at least (which might be her better option given her current form).

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I think we're all agreed on

1) Watson
2) Robson
3) Broady

Top 200 players, so there is no reason for them not to get one.

4) Konta - I expect her to get one because her form this year has been good on the US circuit, and eventually she will be a brit.
5) South - Long standing brit. And has been playing reasonably well on the Asian grass court ITF swing. Edging back towards 250.
6) Dokic - Last year they gave one to Danilidou, so if they do something similar they may give one to Dokic
Beyond that I have no idea, Kleybanova if she doesn't use PR, maybe Chakvetadze. But I doubt they will give two russians with similar stories a WC. Or if someone makes a good run at RG they may be rewarded with one.

QWC
1) Moore
2) Webley-Smith
3) Murray
4) Fitzpatrick
5) Eleanor Dean 16 YO had decent junior and senior appearances considering her age.
6) Barty - Junior Champion
7) One more brit probably Whybourn or Stephenson
8) Winner of a play off including the other brits Brown, Windley, Slater, Foster etc.

Also going to say Oudin/Chakvetadze, will certainly get QWC if they don't make the cut.

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Re: Wimbledon 2012 wildcards

For the MD I'd love to see Dokic, Stevenson & Barty get one but I know that realistically Barty is the only one of these 3 that is likely to get it.

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For the MD I'd love to see Dokic, Stevenson & Barty get one but I know that realistically Barty is the only one of these 3 that is likely to get it.
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Re: Wimbledon 2012 wildcards

All England Club`s wildcard committee decides the wildcards, not LTA.
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My Main Draw Predictions:

I think Heather Watson new ranking will make her reach the cut. i feel the All England Club are going to have drop the 250 rule, i feel all british fans who go to wimbledon every year would prefer to see british players rather than european players they have never heard of, I know I certainly do anyway .

1)Laura Robson - obvious reasons
2)Naomi Broady - Has not had the best of starts this year but still feel can give her best on grass courts(2011 Birmingham)
3)Mel South - Again has not had the best of years so far, but think she could cause an upset in front of home crowd and has done it before(beating Fran Schiavone)
4)Tara Moore - Upcoming player and still feel if she can have a good couple of weeks in asia and then have a good tournament in Nottingham then she defo deserves it.
5)Samantha Murray - had a fantastic 2011 and is still climbing up the rankings and feel she comes up with her best on the british grass(2011)
6&7&8) maybe 1 to Johanna Konta and Anna chakvatase(soz about spelling )

Qualifying

1)Emily Webley Smith
2)Anna Fitzpatrick
3)Jade Windley
4)Lisa Whybourn
5)Fran Stephenson
6&7)Winners Of Play off
8)Ashleigh Barty

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Re: Wimbledon 2012 wildcards

there are a play offs?

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Quick Questions anyone, dont the All England Club or the LTA usually release a document every year to state the criteria stating that they have to be at 250 or under to get a MD WC and i havent seen anything
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They might find a place for Johanna Konta..
I can't see it if she is still under AUS.

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