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Predict the Wildcards

Predict who will get the Wildcard for the Australian Open
just saying one french, asian and british and 5 aussies are awarded
based on Evie missing main draw

Mine are
1-Sam Stosur
2-Evie Dominikovic
3-Chrstina Wheeler
4-Casey Dellacqua
5-Lauren Breadmore
6-Severine Beltrame
7-Jie Zheng
8-Elena Baltacha

sorry Rachel
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Dont know about brit, fren or asain

but aussie

Main
Evie
Sam
Christina
Casey
Lauren

Quali
Adriana
Lauren
Jaslyn
Tiffany
Lara
Monique
Nicole


but then again ranks and injuries could help other aussies get into the draw

GO THE AUSSIE GIRLS


Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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what a waste giving szili a wildcard unless she earns it in the aussie challengers, ive seen her play and i think she's over rated
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i was just basing my assumptions from who TA gave to last year

i have never seen her play and dont know much about her . . . but if she got one last year she must have some potiential musnt she ?????

GO THE AUSSIE GIRLS


Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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Main Draw

Stosur
Evie
Dellacqua
Wheeler
Breadmore

Qualifying

McQuillan (direct entry)
Ferguson
Kriz (deserves one!)
Adamzcak
Giltinan
O Lukaswicez

Watson (injury ranking???)
Grahame (injury ranking???)


Slight Chance

Hewitt
Dittmann
Welford
Cupac
Sekulowski
Van Elden (I think she's coming good again)
D. Dominikovic
Horiatopolous




You can forget these names!

Sewell, Baker, Cheung, Musgrave, McShea, Stewart. Roberts, Szili
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I think it's a tad too early to make WC predictions...I mean anything can happen til then. We've still got a lot of shuffling to be had from now until the end of the challenger series.

Barring injury, expect rankings to rise for Monique Adamcak, Nicole Kriz, Lauren Breadmore and Casey Dellacqua after the Oz challengers (they don't have much to defend at all)...also depending on how much they play, juniors like Dubravka Cupac, Olivia Lukaszewicz and Sophie Ferguson should all rise a few hundred spots hopefully. With the exception of Casey (who will undoubtedly get a MD WC) I expect all, or most, of these girls to get qualy WC's. Add Christina Horiatopoulos (if she doesn't I will personally hunt down TA personnel ), Daniella Dominikovic and Gabrielle Baker to the potential qualy list.

Anyway, players that have no chance IMO are Musgrave, Sewell, McShea, Dittmann, Van Elden and Roberts. Depending on how Bryanne Stewart goes in the challengers, she will also miss out. She has a better shot than the above players though because of her past history and (slightly) higher profile. Ditto Cindy Watson and Amanda Grahame. (BTW, for this group in this paragraph I'm talking QUALY WC's, none of them will get a MD one obviously)

Szili should NOT get one for ANYTHING. I think she has won 2 matches all year. I hope she can prove us wrong though by turning things around herself come October

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Well said TS

alot of players are coming back from injury and have nothing to defend, and alot of juniors are coming through

but should we give then WC, even if into qualies, i know its for 'exposure' but shouldnt we give it to people who are proven (well competant) at that level

i would love to see 5 juniors get WC and all win but dont think its gonna happen

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Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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I think it's a tad too early to make WC predictions...I mean anything can happen til then. We've still got a lot of shuffling to be had from now until the end of the challenger series.

Barring injury, expect rankings to rise for Monique Adamcak, Nicole Kriz, Lauren Breadmore and Casey Dellacqua after the Oz challengers (they don't have much to defend at all)...also depending on how much they play, juniors like Dubravka Cupac, Olivia Lukaszewicz and Sophie Ferguson should all rise a few hundred spots hopefully. With the exception of Casey (who will undoubtedly get a MD WC) I expect all, or most, of these girls to get qualy WC's. Add Christina Horiatopoulos (if she doesn't I will personally hunt down TA personnel ), Daniella Dominikovic and Gabrielle Baker to the potential qualy list.

Anyway, players that have no chance IMO are Musgrave, Sewell, McShea, Dittmann, Van Elden and Roberts. Depending on how Bryanne Stewart goes in the challengers, she will also miss out. She has a better shot than the above players though because of her past history and (slightly) higher profile. Ditto Cindy Watson and Amanda Grahame. (BTW, for this group in this paragraph I'm talking QUALY WC's, none of them will get a MD one obviously)

Szili should NOT get one for ANYTHING. I think she has won 2 matches all year. I hope she can prove us wrong though by turning things around herself come October

I agree its too early to make predictions, Szili for instance might dominate the Aussie $25k's! I think after November it should be pretty clear though who's in and who's not. Watson and Grahame if not getting into Aust Open qualies with injury rankings will definitely have to prove they are worthy of a qualifying wildcard by reaching a couple of Q/F's in the $25k's at least!

I wouldnt be ruling out Van Elden so quickly, she's having a great week in Enschede this week, maybe she's finally finding her game again.

I would be confident about Baker though, she has had a year almost the same as Szili losing in like 15 1st rounds or so.

Looking at the top 500 though, there isnt much joy for the Aussies.

I think the big question is whether Tennis Australia is going to throw Olivia L, and a few other juniors in again after last years schimozzle! I hope not, as 'the thrashing experience' hasnt done anything for any of their development. Even after this year Olivia and Daniela cant qualify or win a Junior Slam match, they havent made much progress at all. Giltinan/Ferguson though could justify getting qualifying wildcards, they seem to play at a higher level.
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i only started this thread for a bit of fun its not like we are actually making the selections lighten up a bit
and the only thing szili will dominate will be the consecutive loss count
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Give 1 wildcard for best performer in the 25K's

Throw the rest in a play-off and may the best five win.

There's more to life than just being happy.
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...better yet, throw them all in a giant lottery ball thing...spot! match! win!

Seriously, it's a toss up. Considering the gap in rankings from Wheeler to McQuillan to Breadmore, it's a situation we haven't been in for a while. There's always been more to choose from in the top 250...hopefully that will change come November.
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A scrag bitch fight then. 3 rounds knockout in a mud bath.

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LOL. I'm putting money on Stone
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Don't underestimate Christina, she has a fine mentor... who may just join in for the fun of it.

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i think the juniors should be given qualifying WC's again cos its not like if we give it to other vet's that theyre actually gonna qualify or anything..

young players like adamczak, d.dominikovic, cupac, fergusson, engels, etc should get exposure. whether or not it yields any major result IMO.

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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