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Wildcards for Aussie Summer

This is just a thread for all the Wildcards . . bit of confusion with who is getting what so lets hope this helps

GOLD COAST!!
Maindraw:

Samantha Stosur
Casey Dellacqua

Qualifying:

Tiffany Welford
Christina Horiontopolis
Nicole Kriz
Sophie Ferguson

Hobart ???
Main draw
id say Wheller and Stewart
Qualy
Whoever is left over ???


Canberra!!
Main Draw Dominikovic & Adamczak
Qualies Ferguson Cheung D Dominikovic And Tanevska


Sydney!!
1.) Alicia Molik
2.) Nicole Pratt
3.) ????????? or Gold/Silver Exempt


Qualifying Draw

1.) Dubravka Cupac
2.) Trudi Musgrave
3.) ?? Jaslyn Hewiit??
4.) ?? Breadmore or Stewart or Watson??


AUS OPEN !!
MD so far
Stosur
Musgrave
Golovin
Chuang Chia Jung

5 more . . . .

All the MD WC choices for the lead up events are good choices . . . although the qualy WC arent that appropriate . . alot of people are ranked higher then the recipeients and despite there age should be giving the chance to prolong there careers . . .?? Oh well good luck to the youngesters lets hope they dont waste em


Wonder if any of the people out there can help fill in the gaps . . . . ????

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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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2003, 09:34 PM
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Week 1

HOPMAN CUP - Molik

GOLD COAST - Maindraw:
1.)Samantha Stosur
2.)Casey Dellacqua
3.)Gold/Silver Exempt

Qualifying:
Tiffany Welford
Christina Horiatopolous
Nicole Kriz
Sophie Ferguson

Also playing in singles and/or doubles Nicole Pratt, Evie Dominikovic, Trudi Musgrave, Lisa McShea, possibly Christina Wheeler

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Week 2

HOBART - Main draw
1.)Christina Wheeler
2.)Samantha Stosur
3.)Gold/Silver Exempt

Qualifying:
Lauren Breadmore
Olivia Lukaszewicz
Lara Giltinan
Adriana Szili
Casey Dellacqua (Feed in for winning $25K)


**Amanda Grahame will most likely use her injury rank of 217 to get qualifying entry to Canberra or Hobart!

CANBERRA - Main Draw:
1.)Evie Dominikovic
2.)Monique Adamczak
3.)Gold/Silver Exempt

Qualifying:
Sophie Ferguson
Lauren Cheung
Daniela Dominikovic
Natalie Tanevska
Trudi Musgrave (Feed in for winning Port Pirie $25K)


SYDNEY - Main Draw:
1.) Alicia Molik
2.) Nicole Pratt
3.) Gold/Silver Exempt

Qualifying:
Dubravka Cupac
Christina Horiatopolous
Jaslyn Hewitt
Bryanne Stewart

Sarah Stone/Nicole Sewell/Lisa McShea will try to play doubles in Canberra or Hobart
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Week 3

AUSTRALIAN OPEN - Main Draw:

1.)Stosur
2.)Musgrave
3.)Chuang
4.)Golovin
5.)
6.)
7.)
8.)

Most likely recipients - E.Dominikovic, Wheeler, Dellacqua. Final one is a toss up between Adamczak, Ferguson or even Breadmore

Qualifying:

Breadmore
Ferguson/Adamczak
Hewitt
Kriz
Stewart
Lukaszewicz
Horiatopolous

Other contenders - Watson, Cupac, Giltinan, Cheung, Welford, D.Dominikovic, Dittmann, Baker, & Szili,

Grahame should get in with injury rank of 217, she is currently 9 spots out.

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I'm really surprised Amanda Grahame isn't playing Canberra? Unless she gets in with her injury rank for qualies (if it's high enough)...or will she not be playing the summer circuit at all?

So Stosur is getting 3 WC's for the summer...that means she would already be out of the running for the French Open WC, as you're only allowed 3 main draw WC's per season.
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Well let's hope Stosur won't need a WC for the French
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Has Jaslyn definately got a qualifying WC for AO, or is that just a prediction?

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Aussie open

Casey
Evie (she does not desrve one!!!!)

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Wayne Arthurs and Chris Guccione

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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Overall i think that TA and tournament directors have made good choices for the MD WC's . . most are aussies where usually they give a couple to overseas players

Hopefully Sam, Monique, Christina, Casey, Alicia, Nicole, Evie can make some use of them . . last year besides Alicia our girls did nothing . . . .


As for the qualy WC's . . . not that smart alot of glaring omissions like watson, dittman, musgrave (but i think she will get one), mcshea, mcquillian . . i know most of there players are older but if they are above the rankings then they shoiuld e given a chance to prolong there careers

never the less lets hope the juniors can get off to a promising starts with there seniors careers and cause an upset or too !!

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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I've just noticed Gabrielle Baker has been overlooked for all WC's so far

Poor thing has a lot of points coming off this week...last year she beat Iveta Benesova in GC qualies!

So looks like Watson, Dittmann, Baker, Van Elden and Sekulovski (injured I think), have missed out this summer...

I imagine Stewart and Hewitt will get into Sydney.

I think it's just a case of too many players, and someone's gotta miss out...
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I've just noticed Gabrielle Baker has been overlooked for all WC's so far

Poor thing has a lot of points coming off this week...last year she beat Iveta Benesova in GC qualies!

So looks like Watson, Dittmann, Baker, Van Elden and Sekulovski (injured I think), have missed out this summer...

I imagine Stewart and Hewitt will get into Sydney.

I think it's just a case of too many players, and someone's gotta miss out...
You would think that Tennis Australia could at least compensate those players missing out by giving them Doubles Wildcards!!! I mean players like Grahame, Dittmann etc have won several WTA main draw doubles matches before.
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So who will get the final 2 MD WC's??

Realistically, there are 4 chances I feel.

The two highest ranked players left: Christina Wheeler and Monique Adamczak, but both have lost their first round matches in straight sets so that could hurt them.

The two best under 18 players left: Sophie Ferguson and Dubravka Cupac. Dubravka impressed with a win over Drake in Sydney and is still only 17, whilst Sophie has had two bad losses in qualifying events. Honestly, their both better off in qualies, but wouldn't surprise me to see one, or even both, representing the Aussie juniors in the MD.

Here's how I'd do it
Wheeler and Adamczak in the main draw. Both will lose, but they deserve it more than the others.

Qualifying
Lauren Breadmore - highest ranked non-entrant
Bryanne Stewart - poor form, but an impressive past record here
Nicole Kriz - impressive form in challengers
Jaslyn Hewitt - improved her game and ranking
Sophie Ferguson - highest ranked U/18 player
Dubravka Cupac - second highest ranked U/18 player, good play in Sydney

The final one a toss up between Cindy Watson (past record), Christina Horiatopoulos (poor form but deserves a shot, finally!), Olivia Lukaszewicz (still so young), Adriana Szili (TA have invested so much money in her, why not?) and Daniela Dominikovic (an enigma, but still impressive). If Amanda Grahame doesn't get in with her IR, I'd put her in here too...make them play off for it. lol
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Wheelers performance of late has been terrible. I'm not in favour of giving her a main draw anymore, just like Evie they should have been made to play qualifying but she will probably get a MD wildcard! Adamczak also performed badly in Canberra. I'm starting to think qualifying for her too!

On form Lauren Breadmore is perhaps a stronger contender now for a main draw wildcard. It will be interesting to see how Cindy goes against Rubin who is very shaky atm.

Cupac has definitely earnt a qualifying wildcard now as has Hewitt and Szili with their performances. Kriz should also get a qualifying due to her Aust Unity results.

In a nutshell

Main Draw

Lauren Breadmore
Cindy Watson (she deserves it for last years snub,no chance though unless she beats Rubin LOL)

Qualifying

Kriz
Hewitt
Cupac
Adamczak
Dittmann
Szili
Ferguson
Tanevska
Grahame should get in with Injury rank.

I think that basically all the juniors have shown that they dont deserve wildcards!!
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Breadmore?!?!

Definitely qualifying, but I dont see how winning a set in Hobart against a player ranked 200, should get her a MD one...and Cindy has no business in the main draw either...but we'll wait and see how she does against Chanda.

Quite frankly, no-one really deserves it to be honest...lol
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