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post #466 of 1294 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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^^ Yep have to be in it to win it. Just hearing them speak about the opportunity to 'earn' a w/c - particularly with Mon who's time may have passed to ever qualify directly - makes you proud of them, even if their chances of going far in the tournie are slim.

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There are players they are capable of beating. I guess it depends on number of factors including luck of the draw and form on the day etc.

For instance I think Boj has a great shot at beating Barty if she draws her.

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and has absolutely no chance of winning a match at AO
Mon's already won a MD match at the AO before

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Not saying they don't deserve it because they do, but it is still not a good results in that a journeywomen would win it with very little use of the WC.

So I don't see how it is such a great results to have these two in the final.
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Reasons why it's a great result:

- it demonstrates that an outsider can still get an AO MDWC by playing well and being committed, not just by being young and favoured by TA
- it gives battling players more hope that they can make something of their careers, which is a problem when we've seen players like Golds, Ferguson, Moore and Wejnert give up
- whoever wins out of Mon or Boj will get a great paycheque that will help them greatly with their tour expenses
- they're nice people and display good sportsmanship
- and because making a GS main draw is a great achievement in itself. It's a career goal for many players. Winning a GS match is a separate goal all together.


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Looks like a pretty shit morning. I'm still going to head down, and hopefully we'll get some tennis action today..
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Yeh, shit morning I'm not going today

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Reasons why it's a great result:

- it demonstrates that an outsider can still get an AO MDWC by playing well and being committed, not just by being young and favoured by TA
- it gives battling players more hope that they can make something of their careers, which is a problem when we've seen players like Golds, Ferguson, Moore and Wejnert give up
- whoever wins out of Mon or Boj will get a great paycheque that will help them greatly with their tour expenses
- they're nice people and display good sportsmanship
- and because making a GS main draw is a great achievement in itself. It's a career goal for many players. Winning a GS match is a separate goal all together.


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Usually journeymen/women are not as committed as people make the out to be. Sure they've been around for a long time, but it doesn't mean they worked their ass off, else they would have been much closer to top 100 over a consistent period.


All the points you mentioned are for personal reasons, for tennis in Australia it has no benefits.
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where has this Bojana Bobusic been all year?

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Usually journeymen/women are not as committed as people make the out to be. Sure they've been around for a long time, but it doesn't mean they worked their ass off, else they would have been much closer to top 100 over a consistent period.


All the points you mentioned are for personal reasons, for tennis in Australia it has no benefits.
both of them have also had injuries

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and wasn't Bobusic at college in the states?

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Bojana wins 61 63

Monique Shame she probably won't get a WC as well.

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And some of you guys were stressing that Boj won't even get a QWC.

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Boj completely deserves it. Awesome play all week! There are a number of people she could beat in the MD lets hope she gets one of them


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WD to Bojana on winning the WC playoff well earned. She must so pleased that she has earned her place in the AO MD.

Bad luck Mon. Hope she can still get a discretionary MD WC, but it's a long shot.
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