Re: 2014 Australian Summer
^ Depends, having the 'buzz' around a player early is great in the short term, but has it helped the likes of Moore, Holland, Peers, I don't know.
You are right, players have been given w/c's for less than what Viki has achieved. I think she'd would've had a stronger case if those results weren't achieved locally. Though I thought that it wasn't a bad thing for her to dip her toe in the water by playing the Eastern European 10k's throughout the year, it wouldn't be an advantage when putting a hand up for a slam main draw w/c.
Slow and steady might win the race for gals like Viki, Tammi, Azra. Viki would really benefit from winning a round or two at the AO quallies, for which she is well capable of.
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