Obvious choice but good write up
Making the case for a wildcard http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/...056192679.html
Ashleigh Barty: the prodigious 16-year-old shaved her ranking from No.682 to its current mark of No.175 in 2012 The Queenslander won four ITF titles during the past season – most notably the $50,000 event on grass in Nottingham – and contested the main draw at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Barty gained her passage into the 2012 Australian Open by winning last year’s Play-off as an unseeded 15-year-old, but in the 2013 edition she played an uncharacteristically poor match against eventual champ Bobusic, bundled out in the quarterfinals.
Olivia Rogowsk is another player to show great improvement in the last season, coming within striking distance of the top 100 and reaching her first WTA-level quarterfinal at Kuala Lumpur.
Jarmila Gajdosova, the former world No.25, endured a horror year. After splitting with her coach, suffering a spate of injuries and then losing her mother to cancer, the Victorian ended her season in September, having fallen from world No.33 in January to her current mark of No.184.
Sacha Jones: the New Zealander-turned-Australian slashed her ranking more than 100 places to briefly crack the top 150 in late 2012 (she is currently ranked No.172). Jones went 46-24 throughout the season and reached four ITF finals, winning three.
World No.139 Anastasia Rodionova and Australian Open Play-off finalist Monique Adamczak (also ranked inside the top 200) are other players who could make their case for a discretionary wildcard.