French Open Wildcards Decided! Highest ranked Aussies get them!
Reid and Wheeler get French Open wildcards
May 14, 2004
Australia’s Todd Reid and Christina Wheeler have been announced as the recipients of wildcards into the French Open main draw, under a reciprocal agreement between Tennis Australia and the French Tennis Federation.
Todd Reid has a current world ranking of 119 and in 2004 reached the quarterfinals of the AAPT Championships in Adelaide and the adidas International in Sydney. He won through to the third round at the Nasdaq-100 in Miami and lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open. Todd is also a regular hitting partner with the Optus Australian Davis Cup Team.
At the 2003 French Open Todd received a wildcard and took a set off Richard Krajicek (NED) in the first round before going down 3-6 6-2 6-2 6-1.
Christina Wheeler’s world ranking currently sits at 177. Recently she has been contesting the ITF Women’s Challenger tournaments in the United States, reaching the quarterfinals of Redding, California, and winning a doubles title (with partner Ansley Cargill, USA) in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Like Todd, Christina was also granted a wildcard into the 2003 French Open where she lost in the first round to Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-4 6-3.
The 2004 French Open will be held at Roland Garros, Paris from Monday 24 May – Sunday 6 June