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Roland Garros 2017

Time to start this thread :-)
Playoff results in from the TA website
https://www.tennis.com.au/news/2017/...-off-with-wins
Liz def Storm 6-3 6-2
Jaimee def Pri 6-2 3-6 6-3
Des withdrew, so instead of re-shuffling the draw, Izzie received a walk over.
So Arina will face Jaimee and Liz will play Izzie

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Re: Roland Garros 2017

MD: Stosur, Gavrilova, Barty, Tomljanovic + WC Playoff winner
Q: Rodionova, Cabrera, Aiava.

Pretty good number of girls in Paris this year.
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Nice comprehensive win for Lizette there over Storm.

Very surprised they gave Izzy the walkover instead of re-doing the draw.

Wallace winning this would be spectacular , and hey, if she plays like she has on clay these past few months, she's in with a shot!
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It sucks for Des that she had to withdraw but she'd have to like her chances of qualifying anyway, Jakupovic and Hsieh are the kind of opponents she'll face in quallies.

I would lol if Wallace won Imagine the two most recent international playoffs being won by Perez and Wallace
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Apparently Wallace has taken the first set 6-2
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LOL @ Todd Woodbridge saying poor scheduling on Des' behalf (RE: why she missed the wildcard playoff).

https://twitter.com/MattyAT/status/865828682287505408

Someone should tell him that she played her quota of tournaments under the age eligibility rules, and she could only play this week because she just turned 17.

I'd much prefer to see Des kill it in the ITFs at this point in her career. It's much better preparation for a Grand Slam.
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^ What a narky little comment from Woodbridge. Obviously still hasn't changed his mind from a few years ago when Sam Smith questioned the lavishing of w/c onto Aussie gals and he disagreed. Obviously he feels building a career and winning through to slam main draws the hard and legitimate way is beneath our Aussie players.
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Re: Roland Garros 2017

Wallace def Cabrera 6-2, 6-4
Fourlis def Rodionova 6-2, 4-0 ret

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Liz
Arina
Jaimee, Isabelle
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but if Jaimee wins this, she will not be able to play any other pro events until after her 18th birthday on September 17.

Ellen Perez showed TA up at the US Open and now Isabelle Wallace has a chance to do the same thing at Roland Garros.

I'm quietly hoping Wallace does just that. TA needs to appreciate it shouldn't be their way or the highway.
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That final

I do like both girls, but seriously, there's a Slam MD on the line...

Jaimee is talented but there's no way she deserves two Slam MD appearances already, so Wallace all the way for me
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I think TA needs to move away from playoffs for Roland Garros and the US Open.

They'd be better off incentivising players by offering a wildcard to the player that gains the most points over the course of the European claycourt season or the US hardcourt swing (pre-US Open), at say a maximum of three events.

Whilst the winner of a playoff has definitely earned the wildcard using this approach, you can't tell me that Fourlis or Wallace has done more this week than Aiava at Saint-Gaudens.
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Yes I agree. Seeing Aiava, Arina and even Lizette (poor form now, but deserves her top 200 rank) in qualies, whilst one of these two will be given a MD berth is just laughable really.

I think a play off is a better idea than just handing it out to someone, but to eiminate the possibility of random fluke winners, a "race" type scenario would certainly be welcome.
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I think TA needs to move away from playoffs for Roland Garros and the US Open.

They'd be better off incentivising players by offering a wildcard to the player that gains the most points over the course of the European claycourt season or the US hardcourt swing (pre-US Open), at say a maximum of three events.

Whilst the winner of a playoff has definitely earned the wildcard using this approach, you can't tell me that Fourlis or Wallace has done more this week than Aiava at Saint-Gaudens.
But there is only 4 girls in the 100-300 so it will not really be fair either
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But there is only 4 girls in the 100-300 so it will not really be fair either
Then that just shows that anyone ranked below that really has no business being in a Slam.
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Re: Roland Garros 2017

I have no issue with the play-off, it does provide some real match practice to the girls, before a slam. I just don't think it should be open to a player outside of the top 250.
If its a 3 player round-robin, or a 2 player, do-or-die win at all costs draw..... then so be it.


Disappointing Liz couldn't use her recent higher level experience to beat Izzie. But play-offs provide the strangest results sometimes.
Well done to Jaimee, who should get through tonight.

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