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French wildcard for Evie
Evie Dominikovic will be awarded the French Open wildcard if she fails to make the main draw, Tennis Australia's Head of Women's Tennis Dr Janet Young announced today. Evie, currently ranked 104, is trying to build her ranking playing WTA qualifying events. "Evie is a worthy recipient in light of her outstanding results at the Australian Open, current form and solid third round performance at last year's French Open," Dr Young said. "While it is possible Evie will get into the singles main draw in her own right, she is assured of a place should she need it. Evie is capable of doing extremely well on clay and is no doubt looking forward to the French Open."
If Dominikovic gets direct entrance to the French Open, the wildcard will go to Christina Wheeler, who last year made the most of her main draw berth by upsetting Anna Kournikova in the first round. Two wildcards will go to Australian women at Wimbledon under a reciprocal arrangement, one for the main draw and the other into qualifying. These will be announced closer to the time.
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