Re: 2011 Wildcards
I understand where both of you are coming from. I think 19 is a little low for American wild cards, especially considering how many talented juniors we have coming up. I get frustrated with the choices that are juniors from other countries, like Tomjlanovic. I can think of a couple USA juniors and even some other foreign juniors who would be much more deserving.
I don't begrudge tournaments that give MDWCs to former top players who have struggled with either injuries or confidence lately. Lisicki, Cirstea, Mirza, Safina, etc. are all girls who I think were great MDWC choices. It would just be nice I think if every American tournament gave at least one MDWC to an American... there are some, like last year's San Diego tournament, who didn't. That would be unheard of in other countries.
Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale
Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn